Some of you will be aware that I am not shy of bemoaning the fact that there are so many poor job posts littering the online space. You only have to visit a job board and pick a few ads at random to find cut & pasted job descriptions, phrases like "Our client are looking", hideous…Continue
1) If your boss doesn’t know you want to move up in the company you are unlikely to get a promotion or even recognition for doing good work. Bosses annot read your mind. Our attention is split all over in this time of electronic communications, and the same is true of your supervisor;The bosses attention is focused on their team, politics, performance, paperwork, compliance, strategy, competition, profile building, hiring and firing, and many other items. If you don’t get feedback…Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on January 29, 2015 at 1:35pm — No Comments
Most people have career-related New Year’s resolutions and it's not a surprise anymore. Many professionals are thinking of quitting their present job or planning a big career change as the new year begins. If you plan to re-evaluate, refresh or reconstruct your line of work, perhaps these resources will help you analyze and understand which journey you want to venture on, steps you can take and how to make the right career move.
Here are 5 highly recommended career-related books that…Continue
Added by Gabbie Keegan on January 21, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Most job interviews are for positions that will pay at least several thousand more than you are currently earning. Successful job interviews can vault your career forward. Yet, most applicants leave the process to chance. That also explains why they lose out most of the time. Don't let that happen to you! Prepare by studying these simple steps toward success:
Added by Donald Sonn on January 6, 2015 at 8:25pm — No Comments
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A business coach who often coaches top executives told me this tale:
It happens quite often that when I coach top leaders, they end up realizing…Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on December 22, 2014 at 11:58am — No Comments
There are problems in using “predictors” of suitability for open positions within a company. Hunter and Hunter (1984) showed that interviewing is one of the worst predictors of future job performance. Using reference checks (.26), education (.22) or biographical data (.37) did not improve the odds too favorably. In fact, even the best predictor, test scores, came out at .57. We could make the…Continue
Added by Donald Sonn on December 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kelly Mead, SPHR on July 24, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Micheal Obineme on July 2, 2014 at 8:59am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on December 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
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.…
Added by Bev R. Sninchak on November 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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…