Top 5 Reasons People Leave Their Jobs

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Our recruiters talk to thousands of job seekers, and one of the first questions they ask is “Why did you, or why are you thinking of, leaving your employer?”. We compiled the top reasons given for why people leave their employment. Although this is a list of top answers, there will most likely be a combination of reasons at play when someone decides to leave their current job. Some of the reasons are out of the employers ...

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Avoid Asking Leading Behavioral Interview Questions

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One of the biggest mistakes interviewers make when using behavioral questions is to give away the answer in the question. There are a few things to avoid, such as using loaded, and presumptuous language (adapt, successfully, balance, persuade etc) and instead using less presumptuous language. Here are a few questions to ask that will help identify job candidates that will solve instead of cause problems. To do this, stay away from leading questions, and ask more open ended questions ...

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[Video] 7 Resume Dos and Don’ts

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  1. Do: Include approximately 5 bullets under each job showing your responsibilities. The bullets should also include your role in any projects, the tools/technology you worked with and any achievements.
    Don’t use the same responsibilities for each job.
  1. Do: According to Monster.com you should keep your resume at 1-3 pages max. I agree with this! You want to hold the audiences’ attention.
    Don’t: If your employment does not fit on three pages, then ...
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We Polled Our Recruiters: The Top Resume Red Flags to Avoid

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The purpose of your resume is not to get the job. It is to make the recruiter or hiring manager interested enough to want to schedule an initial interview. You get one chance, and about 5-10 seconds at most to make a good first impression with your resume. To better understand what will make your resume immediately stand out, we polled our recruiters here at iMPact Business Group to find out and they indicated below the various ...

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7 Ways We Address Talent Shortages in a Candidate Driven Market

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The candidate driven market is defined as a low-supply, high-demand employment scenario. The fact is that there is a “perceived” shortage of talented candidates. They are out there, but more non-traditional, multi-faceted, recruiting approaches are needed to source and recruit these individuals. Additionally, to be successful, it is essential to decrease interview timelines and to gain efficiency in the hiring process as talented individuals do not stay on the market very long and are subject to receiving multiple ...

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Get Your Resume Moved to the Top: 9 Actions You Should Take

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Are you in between jobs, or thinking of applying for a new job? If you are looking for ways to make yourself and your resume stand out to potential employers, and separate yourself from the pack, here are 9 things you should do to give your resume, and yourself a boost, to make sure you get noticed.

Learn a new skill: Think about your ideal job. What would you like to be doing, and do you have all the ...

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13 Ways to Write an Attention Grabbing Job Description

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Is your company investing the time to write a great job description? If the answer is no, then we have good news for you. Most companies don’t, so it’s a great opportunity to stand out and keep the attention of the candidate you are really after.

  • Write a compelling introduction that will grab their attention. Avoid starting out your job posting with a long paragraph about your company. Candidates will find that on their own. That’s what your ...
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7 Things You Should Not Say in a Job Interview

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The goal of an interview is to convey to the interviewing manager why you are a better fit for the position than the other candidates. Show that you have the right skills and personality to get the job done. While preparing yourself to answer all the questions that might be asked during the interview, as well as questions to ask the interviewer, there are also questions to avoid. The last thing you want to do is raise red flags ...

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2017 Top 6 IT jobs & 3 IT Job Search Tips

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Are you considering a career move in the IT field in 2017. Here are the Top 6 IT jobs for 2017, including median salaries and educational requirements.

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • IT Manager
  • Web Developer
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Database Administrator

As a bonus, don’t miss our 3 impact job search tips for IT professionals. Are there any other hot IT jobs you are considering, or additional IT job search tips to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

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10 Frequently Asked Interview Questions

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If a company sticks to the common or frequently asked interview questions over the more recently integrated behavioral interview questions, below are several to think about before you head to your interview. I don’t recommend that you have canned answers to every question, but being familiar if you are asked will help ease some additional interview stress.

1. Tell me about yourself…

May seem like the interviewer is trying to open ...

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