As time goes on, online learning courses become more and more popular as a way to further education levels. In the future it is likely that more students will opt to take at least one online course either as part of their degree program or simply as a way to stay educated when they are out in the working world. No matter what subject matter online learning courses cover, there are many benefits to learning on your own in this manner. Some of the benefits of online learning courses include…Continue
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When I google “Resume Templates” hundreds of searches appear. By using one of these templates will this help or actually reduce my chances of finding a job?
When I first realised I needed…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on May 12, 2013 at 7:37pm — No Comments
Yorkshire based online recruiter Blue Octopus have done it again! They have managed to win the ‘The Creative Offline Marketing Award 2013’ by a recruitment supplier.
The awards ceremony was held at the contemporary Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London’s West End on 21st March. It began at 7.00pm with a…Continue
Added by Daniel Briggs on March 26, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments
Yorkshire recruiter Blue Octopus is delighted to be announced as a finalist in two different categories of the Onrec Awards 2013. The Onrec Awards acknowledge the best online recruitment companies based on nominations for the various categories.
Blue Octopus has been shortlisted for ‘The Best Online Candidate Experience…Continue
Added by Daniel Briggs on January 18, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Are you sending tons of resumes on job ads but do not even get an answer? Here may be why:
Recruiters both in HR departments or recruitment agencies/ search firms receive a large number of resumes every day and we have to decide within 5-10 seconds if we call up the candidate or not. The “Leitmotiv” of my job – professional recruitment - is to find similarities between the job and the applicant, the skills of the person in front of me and the job…Continue
A coworker of mine absolutely detests the phrase, "Recruiting is a lot like dating." She says it's cliche and trite; and she is right. The problem, though, with cliches and all things trite, is that they are true.
Why is bears repeating that Recruiting is a lot like Dating:
Online recruitment is a serious buzzword in the HR spectrum. Companies are becoming more and more aware of its importance and its prevalence in the market. 20% of the UK population are looking at a job board online more than twice every single day. This is a huge active market with advantages that can include improvements to corporate image, reduction in recruitment costs and a reduction in administration. So why is it that recruiters are finding it a challenge to integrate it…Continue
Completing the final classes to earn your online degree is an exciting time. It can also be nerve-wracking as you prepare for job interviews. You may feel unprepared, especially if you are moving into a new industry. Luckily, there are common job interview tips that apply across a variety of fields, even if you’re trying to change industries after earning a business degree online or an online criminal justice degree.
1. Dress the Part. Flip flops on the beach are…Continue
Added by Crystal T on May 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
ERE.net recently posted a blog outlining four strategies to implement as we face the War for Talent. This War for Talent has been blogged about and tweeted about ad nauseum and will continue to gain hype as the days and weeks go by, that is for certain. Don’t get me wrong, it was a very well written and easy to understand blog with several high level strategies to…Continue
Added by Reena Gupta on May 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Staffing firms typically contact TargetRecruit with several specific goals and a list of high level requirements as they evaluate Applicant Tracking Systems. These requirements vary for every staffing company, in fact, no two staffing company’s requirements are exactly alike. The ultimate objective, however, is always the same:
“Increase our staffing company’s sophistication as an enterprise by automating workflows, business processes, and communications to increase placements…Continue
Added by Reena Gupta on April 13, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments
Have you heard the statistic that the average person will read the first few lines of an advert or article before flicking onto something else if it does not grab them? However on average someone will watch a 3 minute video even if it doesn’t grab their attention!
So this got me thinking why not…Continue
Added by Chris Bailey on March 14, 2012 at 11:11am — No Comments
Knowing what jobs match your skills is just as important as receiving the right career training when choosing a career. Luckily, LinkedIn has developed a great tool to help you learn more about the types of jobs that fit your skill set…Continue
Added by Crystal T on February 21, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments
On a daily basis whilst posting my client’s vacancies onto the job boards it amazes me how poor the vast majority of the adverts are on major UK job boards. Poor grammar, spelling mistakes, little detail and no call to action are just a few of the issues I see daily.
I am shocked that major UK businesses are trusting agencies with their vacancies to be represented in such a shoddy fashion. Rant over!…Continue
Added by James Massey on February 13, 2012 at 8:44am — No Comments
Employers have consistently increased their demand for social media skills this year. Since January, the volume of online job ads has increased by 40%, with more than 10,000 new ads posted during September. Demand was seen in many job functions – Marketing and Public Relations, Web Development and Software Engineering, Recruiters, Sales, and many other fields.
Of the 20 occupations with the highest demand for social media skill sets, 19 have seen increases when…Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on October 26, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments
During August, Recruiters placed more than 24,000 unique job ads that included requirements for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) skills. After significant declines during the recession, this represents a 46% year-over-year growth and marks a new 4-year high in hiring demand for this skill set.
Hiring Demand for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Skills – 4 Years…Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on September 29, 2011 at 12:03pm — No Comments
There is power in your direct network. In fact, every individual, every person you may come in contact with is a potential business partner. Don't get me wrong, you must tread carefully and watch your privacy and your very safety, but when one begins with the end in mind - career management, long term goals, financial considerations, filling new requisitions, and on and on and on, one must be aware how valuable a network trully is.
The larger one's network the more apt…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 12, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
Bryant & Stratton College Online announced today that it will be hosting a webinar at no cost for current Bryant & Stratton College students, prospective students and anyone else interested in understanding how to find jobs on LinkedIn and increase their profile’s visibility to potential employers. The free webinar, titled “Building Your Career Opportunities on LinkedIn,” will take place on Wednesday, August 17, from noon to 1:00 p.m.…Continue
Added by Crystal T on August 9, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments
Not too long ago I got a call from a recruiter who found my profile on LinkedIn and wanted to know if I’d be open to other opportunities. Being a recruiter myself, I generally like to hear from other recruiters. It is a way to survey, see what other people are doing and do a little market research at the same time, and of course, who knows, they might have an interesting opportunity.
This particular recruiter was pretty good, wasn’t speaking 100 miles an hour with their…
Added by Dana Oliver Neal on May 10, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Marske Site Services, a leading recruitment specialist in the Oil and Gas Industry has today announced that from early January 2010 they will be utilizing the services of an innovative new recruitment website www.oilandgaspeople.com
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