Does Your Resume Tell a Compelling Story?

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The first person to review your resume, likely a recruiter or HR administrator is going to spend about 6 seconds looking at it before deciding whether to take a closer look at it, or move on to the next one. They have to be able to sell your resume to their hiring manager, and to do so they can tell a compelling story about your resume and why you should be considered for an interview and for ...

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The Cost of Hiring the Wrong Employee

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According to Forbes, the cost of hiring the wrong employee can be as high as 30% of the employee’s first year earnings. Some of the cost factors include hiring costs, compensation, cost of maintaining employee, disruption, severance and cost of mistakes, failures and missed business opportunities. To a small organization, the costs involved with hiring the wrong employee can be a threat to the business. According to CareerBuilder.com 75% of employers have at some point hired a ...

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6 Tips for a Successful Career Change

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Are you stuck in a job you don’t like and ready to make a move into a career that’s better aligned with your interests? Or maybe just looking for a more financially rewarding career path? Here are 6 things to take into consideration to help you with your career change.

 

Identify Your Transferrable Skills

Research and learn as much as you can about your new industry. Read industry news, job descriptions, attend industry evens to gain a solid understanding ...

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Get Found On LinkedIn. 9 Ways to Improve Your Profile.

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When applying for jobs, one of the most important things you can do is to keep your LinkedIn profile up to date. Recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers WILL be looking at it, and having an outdated or incomplete profile will leave a bad impression. Here are 9 tips to help you improve your profile:

 

Keep profile basics updated

Make sure you have filled out all of the required fields and sections. The more complete it is, the better ...

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Avoid These Common Job Application Mistakes

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Many people think of the interview as the first step in finding a new job. What many fail to realize is that the application is the first step. Too often people will make simple mistakes during the application process that will stop the chances of moving forward dead in its tracks.

  1. Fail to follow directions
    Be sure to follow all instructions and directions during the application process. If there are questions; answer them, or write in N/A (not ...
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6 Ways to Recruit the Ideal Candidate

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Is your organization having trouble finding the right candidates, or enough candidates for your open positions? Here are 6 things to consider to improve the candidate pool for current and future job openings.

Job description

It starts with a well written job description that explains the exact requirements of the job to a potential candidate. Include the key responsibilities of the position. For the interview process, list the top responsibilities and characteristics you will use to screen ...

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How to Write a Good Resume Objective

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The summary, or objective is an optional resume section. There are some differing thoughts on the objective on a resume. Some think it’s outdated and some that it’s unnecessary. But a well-crafted objective that focuses on your skills and objectives can make your resume stand out.

There is one occasion when you’ll definitely want to consider using an objective:

  • When you’re making a career change, and you want to explain that you’re making a change and why your skills align ...
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Don’t Let These Social Media Mistakes Derail Your Job Search

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93% of employers say they will search your social media pages during the interview process. The most common ones are, not surprisingly, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, although they may look at other ones as well. What they find on your social media pages will in many cases be the first impression of what kind of person and candidate you are. With that in mind, here are some things you should consider doing on your social media accounts ...

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7 Salary Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid

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There are many moving parts in the job interview and salary negotiation process. When it comes to salary negotiation, making one or several mistakes could cost you thousands. To help you avoid some of the pitfalls during salary negotiation, here are 7 mistakes you should avoid:

  1. Not doing enough research
    Before you can negotiate, you need to come armed with as much information as possible. You can use sites such as glassdoor.com and salary.com to find out what ...
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4 Things You Should Do When Preparing for an Interview

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In sports, the game can sometimes be won or lost before it even starts. The team that shows up best prepared will have a better chance of winning. The same goes for your job interview. There are several things you can do before the interview to increase your chances of success.


Research the company

Before your interview, make sure you’ve spent time researching the company. Go beyond just glancing through their website. Show them that you have taken ...

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