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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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…
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…Continue
Added by Kelsey Castle on November 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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)…
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.…
Added by Brian Flax on October 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on October 29, 2013 at 4:58am — No Comments
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…
Added by Amy Kirkegaard on October 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…
Added by Amy McDonald on August 15, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Josh Tolan on August 15, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on December 4, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on November 13, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 5, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments
By Brett Henry, Technical Recruiter, Edgelink Contract Services.
I started working at EdgeLink, an IT staffing firm, just over one year ago. I had no prior…Continue
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I was silently hoping that someone had finally sprayed enough insecticide on the pests that continue to propagate terrible job search advice. Alas, plenty of evidence of their insidious and obnoxious existence still emerges regularly.
There are a number of sources in my local area that sponsor workshops, seminars and other events directed at job seekers. From what I can tell, the vast majority of the sponsors and presenters have literally zero relevant background to justify providing…Continue
If you hire people, at some point you will have to hire for a position about which you know absolutely nothing. Perhaps you’re hiring a chief technology officer, but your background is marketing and sales. Or you’re hiring a new accountant, and you only understand coding.
What do you do? Perhaps you turn to friends and colleagues who are more knowledgeable than you about a particular skill set. Or you figure out which certifications a ‘perfect’…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 24, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments