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24 Common CV Mistakes and How To Correct Them

A professional CV should sell your services to potential employers and is very important for a career search. It can also work against you if it is not written accurately. It’s exceptionally difficult to repair the damage once an employer notes mistakes on your CV. To avoid all this mistakes and CV rejection, consider the points below:



1. Avoid submitting inaccurate data:

Inaccurate data is a crucial mistake. Messing up with data…

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Added by Micheal Obineme on July 2, 2014 at 8:59am — No 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

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

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

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

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

What's the Max Number of Interviews You Should Go On for One Position?

Google is famous for being a tough hire. According to The Washington Post, candidates are forced, during interviews, to write hundreds of lines of working code and are asked a bunch of brainteaser type questions, like "How many golf balls does it take to fill an airplane?"



It's a sort of hazing that has been running rampant throughout the tech (and other)…

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Added by Erin Steiner on October 30, 2013 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

The Importance of Prudence on Social Media: 94% of Recruiters Check Social Media

Recruiters are completing background checks on applicants even before the interview process begins. Employers can easily take a glimpse into the lives of applicants using popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It's important to be cautious about what we post online; one bad post can make or break a job opportunity. Search your name on Google, Bing, and Yahoo! and take a look at what others can see when they search for your name online.…



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Added by Brian Flax on October 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

10 Reasons It's Dumb to Ignore Active Job Seekers

Please note this post originally appeared on the RecruitLoop Blog.

Have you ever heard someone say that active candidates – those who are actively in the market looking for job opportunities – are a waste of…

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Added by Paul Slezak on October 29, 2013 at 4:58am — No Comments

Social Media: Is Your Activity Impacting Your Job Search?

Social media has changed the hiring process immensely, particularly for those seeking job interviews. Hiring managers who search an applicant's name will most likely discover at least one active social media profile.



Even if your resume paints you to be the perfect candidate for the position, your social media activity could prevent you from getting a job interview. While it may be fun to share your adventures with your family and friends on Facebook or Twitter, you may not want…

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Added by Amy Kirkegaard on October 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Top College Classes That Can Help Elevate Your Job Search

The competition for an entry-level job is stiffer than ever, particularly for the best-paying careers on the market. While having a college degree can boost your marketability over someone without any higher education, the advantage isn't as high as it once was.

Taking a variety of courses during your college years can elevate your job search, making you more appealing to a potential employer. If you didn't…

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Added by Kelsey Castle on September 7, 2013 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Maternity Leave: What's Standard Practice?

The benefits package a company offers can make or break a candidate's decision to work there. When it comes to maternity leave, a woman who is thinking about getting pregnant or already is will typically consider the leave offering as a major factor in whether or not she takes the job.

So what is the standard practice for what an employer is required to offer for maternity leave? Here, we'll review both federal and state requirements.



Make sure you are…

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Added by Cara Aley on September 6, 2013 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Your Job Offer : It's Negotiable. Or Is It?

 

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You just received a job offer and it looks pretty good. Is it good enough? Should you negotiate? Can you negotiate? What should you negotiate and how should you go about it? All of these are great questions. Here are a few points to consider:

 

  • Timing is everything. Start setting expectations early in the interviewing process for what you will and…
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Added by Amy McDonald on August 15, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Go Global! 3 Secrets To Better International Staffing

You certainly wish you could snap your fingers and find the right people for your clients. Unfortunately unlike the classic TV sitcom Bewitched, you can’t just wiggle your nose and wait for talent to appear.

The skills gap has made it harder than ever to find the right people,…

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Added by Josh Tolan on August 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Middle-Aged and Lost Your Job? It's Not Hopeless

According to The Wall Street Journal, 3.5 million Americans aged 45 to 64 were out of work last year. Almost 40 percent of those were unemployed for a year or more.

About twice as many 20-somethings are unemployed than more seasoned workers, but in middle age, finding a good job with good benefits can be much harder for an older worker. If you find yourself looking for work in middle age,…

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Added by Andrew LIsa on July 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

First Steps Of Networking

I f you’ve started your job search or looked at career resources, you’re probably hearing this word a lot—Networking. You may be thinking you don’t know any professionals in the career that interests you, or find the task daunting. In reality, each of us already has networks that can help us in our career path and job…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on December 4, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Tips On Selecting The Best Job Recruitment Agent

Every job market is unique and in order to gain the most out of your job search, working alongside a specialised recruiter can be your ticket to success. Just as you may use a mechanic to help you with your car or a plumber to help stop your leaking tap, an expert recruiter can help…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on November 13, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Job Search Accountabilty Coach - A Partner in Your Job Search

Since moving to Texas a little over a year ago I have learned about a special partnership between Josh Hamilton and his “Accountability Coach.”  Josh’s Accountability Coach is his father-in-law, and he actually travels with Josh and the Rangers in order to help Josh with his commitment to sobriety.  The more and more I got to thinking about this type of relationship, the…

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Added by Kirby Cole on June 18, 2012 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Good ideas: how job seekers would make job boards better

I recently had the privilege of hosting #HFChat – the HireFriday Tweet-fest organized by @HRMargo and @CyndyTrivella.  HireFriday is all about helping job seekers find work. Recruiters, HR professionals, and the occasional job board doctor pose and answer common questions about the job hunt. It’s a wonderful event for all involved.

My subject – surprisingly enough! – was “Making job boards work for you”. The conversation ranged from the basics (setting up job alerts, using job boards…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 5, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments

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