5 Things Employers Look at When Choosing a Candidate

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Before you find yourself in a situation where you will receive a job offer from an employer, there are many things that have to fall into place. You’d be surprised how many applicants stumble right out of the gate and immediately end up on the no pile, or, the delete folder without any further consideration. Here are 5 things that recruiters and hiring manager will be looking for when deciding whether to move your application to the ...

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Things NOT to Say on a Job Application

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We receive hundreds of resumes every week. On some of the applications we ask individuals to let us know why they would be a good fit for the position they’re applying for. A response to a question like this is the first impression a job seeker will have with a potential employer, and can be the difference between getting your resume looked at, or getting immediately discarded. So, let’s take a look at a few actual examples ...

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4 Resume Tips for Job Hoppers

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It’s become more common to change jobs and even careers more frequently than in previous generations when it was common to stay with the same employer for several decades. Even though it’s more acceptable with more frequent job changes, it will still raise a red flag with hiring managers to have too many job changes in a short amount of time. The hiring manager might be worried that you lack commitment, have no patience or that you ...

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7 Things to Check Off Your Job Search Check List

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The process of finding a brand new job can be quite time consuming and frustrating. To make sure you don’t miss any important steps in the process, here are 7 things you should make sure are checked off your list to do:

Make sure your resume is up to date

Your resume is your first impression with a hiring manager. Make sure it is up to date, and reflects your job history and experience. Before submitting your resume, make ...

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Advantages of Taking a Temp Position During Your Job Search

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Whether you’re a recent college grad with no job lined up after graduating, or in between jobs, taking on a temp job while searching for a permanent full-time job comes with many benefits.

  1. Find work quickly
    If you’d like to get back to work sooner than later, taking on a temp job is often a much quicker process than finding a permanent position. You’ll still have to write a resume and cover letter. But by working with a ...
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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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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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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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3 Ways to Leverage Your Network for New Job Opportunities

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A majority of job openings are never advertised or announced publicly. This is known as the “hidden job market”. To get access to these jobs, you will need to go beyond the usual job boards. This is especially true for higher level jobs. To get started, go through your social media accounts, address book, business cards and start making a list of names to contact. You’ll be surprised at how quickly it grows. Here are three ways ...

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