All Blog Posts Tagged 'job' (1,149)

Analyzing the "RecruiterSpam" Problem

Once upon a time, and a beri-beri good time it was, there was a poorly-researched article about e-recruiters in The Atlantic magazine recently, which prominently featured me, without acknowledgment, and without any effort at journalistic integrity or any effort to determine the truth of the…

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Added by Nicholas Meyler on March 7, 2014 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

Picture This: Top Career Motivators For the Best of Us and the Rest of Us

Who needs boring book-ish data when you can get cute, colorful, cartoon data? Behold, the rising popularity of image-infused content for the copy-averse crowd. Depicted in this infographic are results from LinkedIn’s December 2013 survey of 18,000 employed professionals in 26 countries.

Based on…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 15, 2014 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Ditch the Double Standard

The good news: for at least a few people I’ve spoken with recently, the job market seems a bit warmer so far this year than it has been in quite a while. Let’s hope so!

The bad news: applying and interviewing for jobs is just as cumbersome as ever.

The ugly news: many employers must…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Why Candidates Decline Job Offers (And What To Do About It)

Every recruiter has had, or will have, the experience of a candidate declining a job offer, contrary to everything the candidate has said or done up until that point. 

This is a very expensive failure of your recruitment process because at the time of the offer you have completed around 95% of the necessary…

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Added by Ross Clennett on January 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

Conundrum of Candidates' Conjecture

Although I understand how and why it happens, it is not in my nature to make assumptions, jump to conclusions or surmise. My analytical bent prevents me from forming critical decisions or taking action without adequate evaluation of tangible evidence or factual data.

That proclivity has served me…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

The Ticket Scalper Version of Direct Talent Sourcing

When accepting those rapidly accumulating random LinkedIn connection invitations, I generally also scroll down to peruse my timeline. In doing so, I often notice plenty of job opportunities being posted. Some of these are blasted out by automation tools and others are manually added as a person's LI…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 7, 2014 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

The Rise of Mobile Technology in Talent Acquisition

Check out iCIMS' latest blog from iCIMS Blogger Meaghan Kacsmar.

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Added by Elise Jennings on December 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Hard-Hitting Job Interview Questions and Answers

Job Interviewing is all about preparing properly, confidence and creating a good rapport. The hiring manager needs to know that you are capable of performing the tasks of the job and also that you will fit the culture of the team. The interview is your time to shine. By having an understanding of the potential job…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on December 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Accountability in Recruiting (a DIY Guide for Candidates)

Recruiting can be an ugly process. It can be rife with dishonesty, passive/aggressive behavior, and self-absorbed attitudes from all parties. Not that it’s always this way, but I think most IT professionals and technical recruiters have plenty of stories they can and do tell about individuals acting in…

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Added by Chuck Hudgins on December 11, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Recruitment Skills

What are the skills required to get recruited? You might be very good at your technical but all of these can be showcased only after you get into a job. It is how you present your skills that impress the employers the most. For this the most important factor is your communication skill. You could be just average or above average at your technical but if it is backed up with good communication skills, you…
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Added by Neelam Mestry on December 9, 2013 at 2:31am — 1 Comment

Performance Management

These days a lot of importance is given to the word Performance Management in the corporate companies especially as they use it as one of the strategies to improve the productivity of the company. Some find this to be a complicated process as there is no specific indication of what this process deals with. Does it deal with some product / service or some department or employees or anything else? To remove…
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Added by Neelam Mestry on November 15, 2013 at 4:05am — No Comments

9 Pointers for Creating an Engaging On-Campus Career Fair Booth

Business isn't war, but sometimes it feels pretty darn close.



You're constantly fighting to boost the bottom line. You're battling industry competitors for business, often from a limited client pool. And you struggle every day to grow and improve your company in a perilous business climate.







The initial stages of this combat are seen in your recruitment efforts, because you're jockeying with your industry competition for the best employees. And the…

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Added by Chris Martin on November 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

3 College Courses That Will Amp Up Your Job Search

Do you need to amp up your job search? One way to do that is to improve your skills through further education. And while further education often means having to spend more money, there are plenty of classes you can take online that require only your time commitment with no fees or registration payment required.

Here are a few college courses that are beneficial for job seekers who want to step up their game and increase their chances for finding a job.…



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Added by Bev R. Sninchak on November 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Tips for Making Your Resume Stand Out from the Pack

Before you secure a job interview, chances are you'll need to win over a potential employer with your resume. Since your resume could be competing with hundreds of others, it's important to design it to be attention-grabbing. However, there are right and wrong ways to make your resume stand out.

Use the tips below to make your resume stand out from the pack in a positive, professional way.



A well-organized resume will help you stand out from the job-seeking…

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Added by Bev R. Sninchak on November 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

4 Pointers for International Career Recruiting

Finding a domestic recruit is challenging enough, but what if you're tasked with recruiting via the international market? Your fellow recruiters know what's up. Here are some things they recommend that will make your search a little bit easier.





We're everywhere!



1. Narrow Your Boolean Search



Dean Da Costa has already written about this for this site and…

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Added by Erin Steiner on November 8, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

5 Career Fair Practices That Will Scare Quality Candidates Away

Career fairs have been shown to be a terrific way to find qualified candidates you may otherwise not have had a chance to recruit. Going to the trouble and expense of sending company representatives to a career fair is worth it, providing you don't make mistakes like the following.



Infighting



Sending two people who don't get along to the career fair is a bad idea. When candidates see reps fighting over how to arrange the display table or who gets to play the…

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Added by Kate Supino on November 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Rules for Writing an Eye-Catching Job Description

Your staff is the cornerstone of your business; without them, you wouldn't be able to achieve your goals and success. When you're looking to hire, you want to attract the most dynamic, qualified candidates in order to ensure your business stays on top. But how do you go about attracting the best candidates for the job? By writing an eye-catching job description.



Think about it: When people are looking for a job, they are more apt to submit their resume to a position that sounds…

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Added by Bridget Galbreath on November 6, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

3 Tips for Placing Candidates in Out-of-State Positions

The role of a job recruiter can certainly be a difficult one. It takes a keen eye and a lot of know-how to find the perfect candidate for a position. Add "relocation required" to the job description, and the task gets even harder. It's difficult enough finding someone who has all of the right qualifications, let alone someone who is willing to move.





Photo Credit: Alyssa Burris



If you…

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Added by Bridget Galbreath on November 5, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How Much Weight Should a Job Candidate's Education Hold?

The benefits of holding a college degree for a job-seeker are fairly obvious - August 2013 stats show that the unemployment rate for college graduates is just under 4 percent, compared to nearly 8 percent of those who only have a high school diploma and nearly 11 percent for high-school dropouts.

However, that only answers the question how much attending college should matter for…

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Added by Kelsey Castle on November 4, 2013 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Secrets for Successfully Recruiting Passive Job Hunters

Passive job seekers aren't those who are lazy or disinterested. In fact, they're quite the opposite - they're too busy doing their job successfully to know that another company has their sights set on their talent. That's exactly what makes them so appealing.

For one thing, these candidates are currently employed. They're productive members of the workforce, gaining skills, experience, and education that could benefit your company. However, they're not the people who are searching job…

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Added by Kelsey Castle on November 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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