All Blog Posts Tagged 'job' (1,134)

Is the Classic Job Description Antiquated?

The short answer to the title question is yes. With the advent of startups, new businesses emerging, and technology ever-changing the classic job description is not appealing or compelling for the average job seeker today. Who wants to work at a company whose job description is from the time of typewriters?

Unless you’re a hipster who’s hoping to write on an authentic typewriter at their alternative new…

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Added by Teju Adisa-Farrar on September 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

8 Hurdles Fresher’s Commonly Face

Fresh candidates who newly begin their professional career face a lot of problems that need to be overcome with confidence and training along with best Resume Writing concepts. Given below are some of the common problems that they face as far as joining an organization is taken into account.
    1.      Lack of Proper…
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Added by Avika Shah on September 16, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments

When Should You Quit your Job!

Think beyond practical boundaries and set out to fizzle. Build your own particular dreams, or another person will contract you to assemble theirs. It is never past the point where it is possible to be what you may have been. Never work only for cash or for force. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night. Diligent work is terrible when life is without reason. Be that as it may when you live for an option that is more prominent than yourself and the delight of your own sense of…
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Added by Avika Shah on September 5, 2014 at 8:22am — No Comments

5 Reasons Your Job Ads Aren’t Working and Ways to Fix Them - Recording Available Now

The recording and slides are up and if you've ever posted a job before, you need to watch this webinar. Hosts Mike Walsh, …

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Added by Katrina Kibben on August 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

11 Sources to Drive Traffic to Your Job Listings

You’ve spent all this time crafting your job listings and it’s published live on the web. Congratulations. How do you begin promoting it? Driving traffic to your job listings begins with a strategy because, let’s face it, your job listings are not going to engage great candidates if no candidates can find it. You can’t have a party if you don’t send invitations. Here are 11 free and paid sources from 5 different acquisition channels to get you started.…

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Added by Paul Andre De Vera on August 7, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5 Ways Your Job Ad Can Attract More Candidates

A 2012 study by TheLadders revealed that Recruiters spend 6 seconds reviewing a resume. If…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on August 7, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack

Here’s the recruiting scenario:

An executive search firm principal (let’s call him Jack) searches for and sources potential prospects via LinkedIn

Jack finds and contacts a potential prospect (let’s call her Jenny) through inMail

In his inMail…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 24, 2014 at 7:01pm — 31 Comments

You're Three Questions Away From Quantifying Your Resume

Some people have an advantage when it comes to quantifying their accomplishments on their resume.  Take Deep Roy, the one-and-only Oompa-Loompa from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; how many of us can say that we saved our company millions of dollars by doing 165 jobs?

Hiring managers and recruiters want…

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Added by Kelly Mead, SPHR on July 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Video Job Interview – The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

A video job interview in recruiting creates manageable content, although very few ATS or HRMS systems allow video storage.  The benefit of being able to edit, store, and convert to the appropriate information format for evaluating candidates or future consideration of a new opening.  

T…

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Added by Charles Moore on June 26, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Job boards Aren't Dying (but a lot of advertisers are doing their best to help kill them off)

I sometimes think people are thinking far too hard and becoming much too confused about the whole recruitment process and how to attract applicants.

Job boards to me are the ideal and only place I would look for jobs. Why? Because it is so bloody simple. I register and set up some search terms so that…

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Added by Alasdair Murray on June 19, 2014 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

The Job Interview - Providing a Great Candidate Experience

"I'm sorry… Why are you here?"

There are thousands of articles, blog posts and "how-to's"  advising job seekers how to prepare for a phone screen, a video interview, and in-person job interview. But what about the other side of that desk or conference table? The hiring manager, recruiter, HR manager,  and others tasked with interviewing and evaluating candidates?  …

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Added by Peter Clayton on June 18, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

A Glimpse at the Best and the Most Awful Education Jobs

Children around the world grow up listening to a simple saying ‘Do what you Love’. However, following those words might make the scenario worse for education professionals. People, who have passed one year after another studying their favorite subject, and have achieved many…

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Added by Simon Hopes on June 11, 2014 at 2:32am — No Comments

Job Postings Are Not the Enemy

By now you’ve probably heard and maybe even read at least one of the 129,732 industry blogs or news articles about Zappos’ new job…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 3, 2014 at 9:30pm — 14 Comments

Technology and the numbers game is destroying creativity of thought.

While browsing Twitter recently I noticed an organisation that was offering an all in recruitment advertising service for less than £200 (about $335), so I got in touch. Not because I have any jobs to advertise, but because I was curious. Here's what they told me:

"We will write your advert ensuring it is…

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Added by Alasdair Murray on June 3, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

3 Simple Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience

Looking for a job is stressful – just ask Google. A search for ‘job search stress’ returns about 55,000,000 results.

Whether the job seeker is a member of the long-term unemployed, recently out of work, or even employed but exploring their options it’s important to understand that they are going through a…

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Added by Kevin Hawkins on May 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

10 Interview Questions That Sound Weird but have Great Value

You may have all the right degrees that can get you through a job interview, if the interviewer decides to stay to the questions that relate job and how well you think you can perform it. But it has been noticed that employers like Apple, Yahoo! and more try to judge a person through some weird and tricky questions.…

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Added by Akansha Arora on May 15, 2014 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

Why social media is a powerful tool for job seekers?

After The Shore Groups created its first ever infographic last week, we thought it would be a good idea to take on another spin on job seekers using social media.

Networking sites like LinkedIn can be such a powerful tool for job seekers, if used correctly. The ability to create relationships with recruiters, add CEO’s of businesses, and apply for jobs via the website with a few simple clicks. LinkedIn has grown massively…

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Added by Ryan Hooker on May 8, 2014 at 4:21am — No Comments

3 Key Ways Business Intelligence Impacts Recruiting and Hiring

Recruiting and hiring are highly competitive fields, and those parties on both sides of the transaction have a vested interest in getting ahead. Companies are eager to beat out their competitors by hiring the best possible people, and meanwhile, job hopefuls are looking to do everything they can to find the ideal…

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Added by Cali Yakaback on May 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?

A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — 20 Comments

Does anything good ever come from skipping phone screens?

I've never found that to be a good "call"

I've been hearing from people that they are getting contacted by companies and staffing firms to come right in for an in-person interview without going through an initial phone screen first. These are educated, experienced mid- to senior-level career workers pursuing professional positions.

In my personal experience as a job seeker I never had a worthwhile interview experience with a company that skipped the phone interview. And,…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 25, 2014 at 9:23pm — 19 Comments

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