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These recruiters must be crazy to be so lazy

Automation is wonderful if it helps you become more efficient and productive with your time. There are a plenty of tools and technology that do just that. So far, however, there aren’t any such advancements completely capable of hiding overt laziness. A few examples:

Bullhorn Reach job postings – Being a prominent fixture in the recruiting world, Bullhorn is widely used as a job ad…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 30, 2013 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Hypocrisy in hiring?

Obviously, every company culture is different and sometimes what hiring managers think and say they want is exactly the opposite of what they really mean by fit. Do you find this to be the case in your recruiting experience? If so, what's the main cause of this discrepancy?

In job opportunity listings, we often see terms such as:

  • Self-starter
  • Innovative
  • High tolerance for ambiguity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Takes…
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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 28, 2013 at 9:17pm — 6 Comments

Patent Lawyer - Job Duties and Other Career Information

Innovative works are occurring all the time and it is the duty of a patent lawyer to examine whether the creations are novel and innovative and eligible to get patented. With a combined knowledge of law, science and language, patent lawyers carry out their tasks. Certain skills also help them in accomplishing their duties. Such professionals help companies as well as individual inventors navigate through the complex process to receive a patent. In case patents are violated, they work to put…

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Added by Daniel Smith on May 28, 2013 at 2:29am — No Comments

Who is hiding all of the jobs?

We’ve all seen the same statistic that approximately 80% of jobs are unadvertised. Some refer to this as the hidden job market.  Alternatively, we’ve also seen the statistic that approximately 80% of employers advertise job opportunities online either through their own website, a mainstream job board or a niche industry site. So, while those two statistics refer to separate measurements, they are somewhat intertwined and intriguing.

 

I frequently encounter content directed at…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on May 21, 2013 at 7:33pm — 3 Comments

Recruitment Envy?

What makes a recruiter switch firms? I mean really is it just about the possibility of earning more with another firm? Or do all recruiters want to manage large teams and then regions running a big firm? 

Some of the most successful recruiters I know have stayed within a firm or started their own firm and…

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Added by Chris Bailey on May 20, 2013 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Mobile or Social Skills: Which Is More In-Demand for HR Jobs?

Both mobile and social media skills are growing in demand for HR professionals. We thought it would be interesting to compare these 2 growing talents in the human resources space, their hiring trends, and which is more in-demand in the US. In April, there were just over 119,000 jobs for HR professionals in the US. Approximately, 4,000 jobs required social media skills, representing about 3.4% of HR hiring. In comparison, just over 2,100 HR ads required mobile skills – or about 1.8% of HR…

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Added by Abby Lombardi on May 15, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

How To Get Your CV Noticed

Your CV is your one way ticket between you and that dream job. That’s why it is vital to ensure that you’re CV stands out amongst the crowd, and gets noticed by the employer.

Cater Your CV ToThe Job You Are Applying For

To make your CV really stand out, write a cover letter for each individual job that…

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Added by Daniel Smith on May 10, 2013 at 1:27am — No Comments

Africa and jobs

More jobs in Africa as Sub-Saharan economies are set to grow by more than 5%

A World Bank reports that Africa's economic growth to will outpace average- a result of Higher commodities, increasing investment and a general pick-up in the world economy.

More jobs in Africa can be created if that African governments do more to ensure that this growth reduced poverty.

The report said strong economic growth has meant vacancies  in Africa and significantly reduced the…

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Added by Kirti Rathi on May 9, 2013 at 4:53am — No Comments

Can Hiring for HR Pro's in Canada Bounce Back?

In the beginning of the year, WANTED Analytics reported that the number of job ads for HR professionals in Canada had steeply declined at the end of 2012. This could be a seasonal trend, since historical hiring shows declines in the last quarter of the year for HR jobs. Now that we are one-third of the way through 2013, we looked at more recent rends to see if…

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Added by Abby Lombardi on May 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

What's in Your Backyard?

Wasn’t it Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz who said something about not looking beyond your own backyard to find what you need? I believe she had a point.

 Your best business ambassadors may just be your own employees. If you have built a nurturing environment and created an atmosphere that breeds loyalty, you probably have the best promoters of your company right in front of you. After all, who among us doesn’t love to brag?

 I was at a wedding a few weeks ago when someone asked…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on May 6, 2013 at 4:21pm — 2 Comments

How to Get a Job Using Construction Recruitment Agency

The construction industry is rapidly and dynamically growing over the last few years. Modernization and expansion are the buzzwords of various construction companies all over the world. With this advent, several construction recruitment agencies have also come into existence to help companies fill in the various job opportunities that appear at different levels in the construction companies.…

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Added by Sharon Kaith on April 30, 2013 at 4:19am — No Comments

Do You Need A PHR or SPHR to Get a Job in HR?

Over the past 90 days, more than 14,000 jobs ads for human resources professionals specified that candidates would need either a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification or a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. This is an 8.5% increase in the number of jobs that specify this certification in their ads. However, this only represents about 7% of…

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Added by Abby Lombardi on April 29, 2013 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

Qualifications and Skills Legal Employers are looking for

What makes a successful professional? The answer is one who has the right educational qualifications and desired skills. A good blend of these two things contributes to shape a bright career in any field. In this blog post, you will get to explore the qualifications and skills that the employers of legal professionals are looking for in their recruits.

Qualifications

For many candidates, a legal career means being a barrister or a solicitor. However, there are other…

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Added by Daniel Smith on April 25, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments

Qualifications and Skills Legal Employers are looking for

What makes a successful professional? The answer is one who has the right educational qualifications and desired skills. A good blend of these two things contributes to shape a bright career in any field. In this blog post, you will get to explore the qualifications and skills that the employers of legal professionals are looking for in their recruits.

Qualifications

For many candidates, a legal career means being a barrister or a solicitor. However, there are other…

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Added by Daniel Smith on April 25, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments

India – Opportunities in Africa

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Africa’s demographic dividend presents great investment potential and returns for Indian business and for the Africans: vacancies in Africa.

 

The continents median age is only 18. This means millions for customers for the mobile industry, for internet and broadband in particular. Millions of customers in Africa use phones as mobile ATMs.

 

The fact  that Africa is…

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Added by Kirti Rathi on April 18, 2013 at 5:55am — No Comments

More jobs in Africa as Sub-Saharan economies set to grow by more than 5%

A World Bank reports that Africa’s economic growth will outpace average- a result of higher commodities, increasing investment and a general pick-up in the world economy.

 

More jobs in Africa can be created if African governments do more to ensure that this growth reduced poverty.

 

The report said strong economic growth has meant …

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Added by Kirti Rathi on April 18, 2013 at 5:52am — No Comments

Hiring Trends for Forbes' Best Cities for College Grads

Now that it's mid-April, many soon-to-be graduating college seniors are feeling the pressure to find a job. Forbes recently released their list of the 10 best cities for college grads. Their list uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Census Bureau, and Rent.com to determine the best places for new college grads to be looking for work in 2013. We wanted…

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Added by Abby Lombardi on April 17, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

How to Secure Your First Graphic Design Job?

Putting the first step into the graphic industry for a Fine Arts graduate is a pretty tough job. Strong competition exists, but people with genuine creative skills can snap the right role. With so many opportunities in the design field, it becomes an overwhelming task to find the first design job. What will help you to find an appropriate role is a clear understanding of your expectations. Another essential factor that you need to consider before proceeding to search a job is what you can…

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Added by Daniel Smith on April 16, 2013 at 4:32am — No Comments

Why You Ought To Think about Becoming a School-Based SLP

We come up with a simple and short infographic featuring several reasons why you should think about being a school-based SLP. Many of these reasons are informative and some subjective to…
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Added by parvin mahfuz on April 14, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Job Tips: Four Ways To Improve Your Cover Letter

Recruiters read hundreds, if not thousands, of CVs and cover letters during their days, so why not do them a favour and send them a concise, original and well-written cover letter? And the best bit is it's really not hard to do. Here's how:

Keep it short

This is key. Presuming your CV already runs to two pages (as we've mentioned before, two pages should be your maximum), then a cover letter amounting to anything more than one side of A4…

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Added by Owen Mckeon on April 12, 2013 at 10:02am — 4 Comments

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