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When Is The Best Time to Apply For Online Jobs?

The job application process is no doubt tedious and tiring for everyone. We’ve all been there – sifting through the various job ad postings, sending through resume after resume, and all we want to do is get the application process over with as fast as possible. Everyone tells you to at least take a few minutes to tailor your resume and cover letter to each job you apply for.

Personalizing your application materials no doubt increases your chances of getting a call back, but I’m…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:37am — No Comments

Find a job in tough economic times

What can you do to be competitive when looking for a new job? Writing a quick resume late at night and applying for random jobs is NOT going to get you the job you are looking for. Is there an educational or university course being offered which could help you now or in the long term? What skills do you have to shine above and beyond other candidates. Make a portfolio of your accomplishments you have achieved in your academic or professional life. In the current economic climate employers…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:36am — No Comments

Small company v large corporation – Which is better, which is worse?

What’s better: Working for a small company or a large corporation?

When I worked for a large corporation I was convinced that it was the best way to get ahead in my professional career. Years later I worked for a much smaller business, and was then convinced that a smaller organization was definitely best for me. It is only now that I look back on both of those experiences and realize that there really is no definite answer.

I realized over time that…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:34am — No Comments

Top 50 most Annoying Co-Workers

The jury has spoken!

Top 50 most Annoying Co-Workers:

The loud talkers,

The coughers

The Eavesdropper

The Gloaters,

The Gossipers,

The Open Mouth Chewer

The Blame Shifter

The Cubicle Ninja

The procrastinator

The Rude co-worker

The corporate…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:33am — 9 Comments

Top 10 Job Interview Blunders

Top 10 Interview Blunders

What should you NOT do in an interview? A poll into interview blunders found that when hiring…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:32am — No Comments

Top 10 Resume Mistakes

Resume Killers

My philosophy is simple:…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Resume Tips – Something to think about

How many times have you picked up a magazine while waiting for an appointment and flipped through the hundreds of pages of articles? How long did it take you to decide whether or not to turn the page? Studies show that most people make this decision in less than 5 seconds.

This is the exact same scenario with your resume—it can be discarded within a matter of seconds. An example I always use to highlight this reality came during my experience as a recruitment…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on May 16, 2010 at 6:29am — No Comments

Cut and Paste – Done in Haste ends up in a Court Case.

Just recently the issue of cutting and pasting a job description into a job board to become an advertisement came to the fore in the UK when an IT Recruitment Consultancy inadvertently did just this except they left in a “sentence”: ‘Minimum six years of experience in IT . . . The person should be a UK citizen with security clearance from the UK Government. Preferably of Indian…

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Added by Keith Robinson on April 1, 2010 at 12:01pm — No Comments

The truth about your resume

REVAMP MY RESUME!…

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Added by Emily on March 23, 2010 at 12:04am — No Comments

How To Improve Your Writing

For all the advantages of the Internet, the acceleration of communication, quantity of communication, and format of communication tends to have consequences. Sometimes quality of the communication is diminished.…
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Added by Rich on February 14, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Want to write better job posts in 2010? Here's how.

I've been meaning to put together my thoughts about writing recruitment advertisements, or job posts as many call them, for some time. After all, I have written thousands of them down the years and, as many know, I have a real bugbear about bad job ads littering the web. So here goes. My gift to you all for Christmas. Why not resolve to put it into practice in the new year?



Think first

Get your understanding of the brief right (I am assuming you take a… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on December 19, 2009 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Writing recruitment copy - some useful phrases, but beware their meaning! (PART 1)

Ever find yourself stuck for words when writing your job copy? Following on from a script on my comedy writing page (http://alasdairdmurraycopywriter.co.uk/comedy.aspx) here are a few more phrases to help you entice your candidates. But beware, they all come with a hidden meaning. ( Just a bit of fun really, take with a pinch of salt )



you have good team building skills – there will be lots of dragging… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on November 23, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

When it comes to writing recruitment copy, first impressions really do count

I may bang on about it a lot, but that's because I am on a mission - A mission to try and up the quality of content on the plethora of job boards that are out there in cyberspace. Here's why.....



Job advertising is one of the most effective sourcing mechanisms available to you and your company – not only for candidates, but for prospective clients and future employees. Advertising is often the very first time people get to find out who your company are, what you do… and how good you… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on November 22, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Online recruitment: Quantity at the expense of quality?

Let's face it, we've never before lived in an age where such a plethora of job opportunities are accessible to us at the mere touch of a button. But is this instantaneous solution really all it's cracked up to be? Is the constant search for new and supposedly better ways to reach the job seeker really an advance, or merely adding to the woes of the already stressed out candidate who, when faced with a huge list of all too often bland and uninspiring job posts, struggles to separate the wheat… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on November 22, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Custom Dissertation Help to get 2:1 standard or A+

Nowadays each student while writing dissertation or during their course work they will obviously need Dissertation Help which will not be offered in a right manner by all the custom dissertation writing service providers. If you are really in need of custom dissertation writing helpers especially the genuine expert writers then all you have to do is just visit to dissertationwriting-help.com then all your dissertation… Continue

Added by Kelly Black on August 17, 2009 at 3:38am — No Comments

Do you need resume help? These tips are priceless!

Professional resume writing services offer the promise of putting together a top-notch resume for job seekers. While I don’t doubt there intentions, I do believe that you can put together an equally professional resume for a lot less money! Not $100…not $80…not $50….how about zero dollars!! That’s right, you can design a world-class resume (just like the pro’s) and it won’t cost you a dime. Here’s how:



· Forget the age old rule that a resume should be only one page long. Your career,… Continue

Added by Excel Recruiting on June 24, 2009 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Two-Face book

networkFB Obviously I am not the first to weigh in on the pros and cons of using social networking sites like Facebook ®, etc. I was actually late to the party getting on FB because I thought it was more for the much younger crowd, but it has become quite a useful tool for me to re-connect with people and also to get the word out about my business and blog and has yielded rewards.



I am much less an "open… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on May 28, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

Networking using LinkedIn®, part 2 of 2

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OK, so last time we spoke about setting up your LI account and basics you need to get going. Today, we will talk about some basic hints on using it to find a job.

We will assume you have gotten some recommendations and have made connections to whomever you can. One thing I didn't get into last post was "open networking", because I didn't… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on May 19, 2009 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Networking using LinkedIn® for job seekers, part 1 of 2

pic_logo_119x32 Most people have heard of LinkedIn® (LI) and may even have an account. What I want to discuss today is if you are looking for a job and don't have a LI account (a basic account that is free is all you need), get one. If you have one, some easy things to make it work better for you.



First, a brief (well, we'll see about that) history of LI. It started out as a business to business networking platform… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on May 13, 2009 at 9:07am — No Comments

Demystifying the Cover Letter

stressguy1 People get so stressed about the cover letter.

  • Do I send?
  • How long should it be?
  • What should I put in it?
  • Do I put salary requirements in it?
Let's start with the first question. Carol from North Carolina said to me: "When sending in my resume for a job, I don't send a cover letter. It doesn't give me any advantage in getting the… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on April 2, 2009 at 1:46pm — 4 Comments

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