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6 Ways to Research a Company. How To Coach Your References. The hiring process can be long and daunting.

How To Coach Your References

And just when you think you’re in the clear after that third round interview—and even sometimes after you’re extended a job offer—there’s still one last hurdle to overcome: the reference. Recruiters and hiring managers routinely conduct reference checks to weed out bad hires and to determine if an applicant is lying. (Believe it or not, more than 50% of people actually stretch the truth on their resumes.) What To Consider Before Your Job Search. 5 Most Common Job Search Mistakes. 5 Ways to Stand Out in Your Job Search. You’ve got your eye on an amazing opportunity.

5 Ways to Stand Out in Your Job Search

You update your resume, perfect your cover letter, and line up your references. So far, you’re doing everything right. But before you submit your application documents, ask yourself this important question: What sets me apart? You may have an extraordinary cover letter and resume with strong references. Great—but there will probably be other candidates with very comparable documents. When I was a college student and member of the campus newspaper staff, I participated in interviewing a candidate for Director of Student Publications. I still remembered that director about 10 years later, when I really wanted an open position with my alma mater, but assumed there would be other qualified individuals who wanted it, too.

I ended up developing and submitting a program proposal that demonstrated my ability to plan an event grounded in theory and research, my strong writing skills, and my ability to think creatively. 1. 2. Hi, John, 3. 4. What Recruiters Look For. Whether you’re actively on the hunt for a new gig or just casually keeping your options open, there’s good news on tap for job seekers in 2015.

What Recruiters Look For

“This year represents the biggest change in the job landscape that I have seen in 25 years of recruiting,” says Sandra Lee of Dubin & Lee, an accounting and finance executive recruiting firm in Boston. “With the economy in ‘turnaround mode,’ not only are more jobs becoming available, but salaries are on the rise, and perks like flexible work arrangements and unlimited vacation days are also becoming increasingly common,” she adds.

The only snag? According to a recent report by DeVry University’s Career Advisory Board (CAB), job seekers aren’t fully prepared to take advantage of these new opportunities. A mere 7% of hiring managers said that “nearly all” or “most” candidates have the right mix of skills and traits that companies desire in a new hire. LinkedIn Influencer. Work Coach Cafe — Job search advice. A place to learn and share what works for job search today. Job Search Problem: Why Submitting a Resume Isn’t Enough, and What You Can Do About It. Many job seekers have described to me that submitting a resume in today’s job market is mostly a banging-their-head-against-a-wall, extremely frustrating waste of time.

Job Search Problem: Why Submitting a Resume Isn’t Enough, and What You Can Do About It

You want that resume to get you into an interview, but it doesn’t. I think this could be why: 80% of employers Google job seekers before inviting them into an interview! If employers don’t find something good and solid, that agrees with the resume – a LinkedIn Profile is perfect for this – you aren’t invited in for an interview. Interviewing job candidates is very expensive for an employer to do (2nd only to the cost of hiring the wrong candidate)! The resume-submission-to-interview-invitation process typically runs through these 4 steps: Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4.

When nothing, or nothing good, is found about you, you end up in the “less likely” or “no” piles in step 2. What Should Job Seekers Do in Response? The good news is that job seekers can influence what is found in this process. 1. 2. 3. 4. Not Optional Any Longer. 17 Tough Truths New Grads Need to Understand. It’s only a selfie.

17 Tough Truths New Grads Need to Understand

That’s the argument from graduating students at the University of South Florida. School officials at USF have asked grads to not snap selfies as they receive diplomas. A quote from the Associated Press: “I don’t have an anti-selfie bent,” said Michael Freeman, the USF dean who made the selfie rule. “I would just caution students to think there’s a time and place.”

A “time and place.” Graduation is one of the most formative times and places of our young adult lives. This spring, forget about the pros and cons of selfies at the commencement ceremony. Here are 17 tough truths every graduate should understand. How To Master The Fine Art Of Following Up On A Job Without Being Annoying. Following up after sending a job application can feel, well, icky.

How To Master The Fine Art Of Following Up On A Job Without Being Annoying

You're asking the person doing the hiring, "Did I get it? What's taking so long to pick me? " with a guise of civility. But not following up--especially after the interview--could leave the door unguarded for another candidate to snag your dream job. What's the best way to show you're interested and excited for the chance, without seeming overzealous or getting blacklisted for pestering? Here's how and when to follow up gracefully during every painful part of the job hunting process. After the application This is the hardest part: Wait. Job Seekers: Get HR on Your Side - Amy Gallo. By Amy Gallo | 10:00 AM November 30, 2011 Employers are dealing with more job applicants than ever.

Job Seekers: Get HR on Your Side - Amy Gallo

With thousands of submissions for a single vacancy, companies must be more diligent when sorting the wheat from the chaff. How to Get Hired as a Recent Graduate. I based today’s column on a question from a News To Live By reader.

How to Get Hired as a Recent Graduate

If you have a burning career question, submit it here. It could become part of a future NTLB newsletter! Question: How do I make myself stand out at an entry-level position that tons of grads are going for? Answer below… UCLA Anderson sur Twitter : "One of these things...First-year MBAs lined up t... 50 Ways to Get a Job.