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When researching the most effective practices on conducting a job search, job seekers can get a lot of mixed messages on what to do (or what not to do) – depending on the who they talk to. HR and Recruiting professionals can be a great source of information, given their roles in the recruitment and selection process. This article is comprised of job search tips from 50 different HR and Recruiting members of Minnesota Recruiters .
Finding a job can be a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t have to be all work and no play. These six classic job-related video clips are perfect for when you need a break to refresh and rejuvenate. Consider them part of your job hunt research – you very well may learn something while you’re laughing!
Are you currently on a search for a new job? If you are, you may be using the internet, as well as your local newspapers, to find job openings. While these are both great way to find job openings that you are qualified for, as well as to apply for them, you need to remember to be on the lookout for employment scams. Despite what you may believe, there are scams that are sometimes referred to as job hunting scams, career scams, or employment scams.
For many people who worked their way up, the lack of degree was never an impediment — until they lost their jobs. Bill Gates never graduated from college. Neither did Michael Dell nor Steve Jobs . Outside of the tech world, Richard Branson has done pretty well for himself without a college degree, as has Barry Diller .
by Priscilla Claman | 9:59 AM March 13, 2012 If you are looking for a job right now, it is certain to take longer than you would like. The culprit is not just the recession — job boards have made it easier to apply, so now it's the norm that hundreds of resumes from across the world chase the same job. With that amount of activity, the job search has become more like a marathon than a sprint. And because the job search takes longer with so many still out of work, inevitably more people are frustrated, even devastated, by it. Many employers use automated systems to cull the resumes down, which makes the process more impersonal and harder to penetrate.
by Richard McDermott | 2:31 PM April 2, 2012 If you're an experienced professional, it can be tough to find a job in today's market. Sally (name has been changed) was laid off six months ago. She was a training manager for a large corporation, advising middle and senior managers on career development.
The weather's heating up, but are your job hunting efforts cooling off? Fight the urge to abandon your search—stay on track and refresh your motivation with these tips: 1. Do Something You're Awesome At
By Sean Weinberg In the past, opening your resume with something to the effect of, “Seeking a position as an engineer” may have gotten you a job in your field. But today, focusing your resume solely around you probably won’t yield such great results. In a recent post by my colleague Gerrit, he shared tips for long-term unemployed job seekers, and one of those tips was to focus on selling yourself -- writing your resume to show the employer why they need to hire you, instead of focusing on your wants and needs.
in Share 572 If you're in the middle of a job search , there will no doubt be moments when you feel frustrated and fatigued. Despite submitting countless applications, your phone might not ring. You may interview for a job and never hear back from the company. Or you could be offered the position you sought, only to learn the compensation is much lower than you expected. Without question, pounding the proverbial pavement requires perseverance, patience and a positive outlook.
Article Overview: You may have heard about new web-based services that are offering fake work histories and references for job seekers. In tough economic times, some unemployed job seekers are taking desperate measures to make up for a spotty work history or poor references. As an employer, this means it’s more important than ever that you conduct due diligence on potential employees before you hire them. You may have heard about new web-based services that are offering fake work histories and references for job seekers. In tough economic times, some unemployed job seekers are taking desperate measures to make up for a spotty work history or poor references.
It must seem pointless or comical to ask, “Why do we need recruiters?” Ask any recruiter and, after the laughing stops, you’ll hear all the reasons you—or at least that recruiter—could possibly imagine. Yet, even though the list of reasons will be compelling, anyone who is the stubbornly curious type will still want to know the reason, the main reason and the real “prime mover”.
Whether it's Mark Zuckerberg talking about killing pigs or a Hollywood blockbuster under its belt, Facebook has plenty of attention in our lives. Twitter falls into the same camp. From Justin Bieber's noisy 10 million followers to hordes of social media gurus tweeting the benefits of 140 characters or less, it's easy to discover how and what makes Twitter work. However, there is one social network that lacks drama but makes up for it with a devoted business community and plenty of compelling features.
That’s the latest feature from one of the leading automatic online job application software packages, SilkRoad Technology’s OpenHire. Thanks to a software update SilkRoad introduced last spring that is being adopted by many HR departments, once you’ve submitted your resume to a job site using OpenHire 5.0, you’ll be able to view potential connections between the organization and your existing professional network. OpenHire5.0 connects to your LinkedIn account to show you who in your network may be connected to someone at the organization; that lets you follow up your job application with an e-mail to a colleague to request a referral or set up an introduction to someone who can.
With every generation, the methods of networking change. In light of the booming technological age, social networking websites like Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter have become as common a means of communication as cell phones and email. Social networking sites, particularly the current world-wide phenomenons Facebook and Twitter, have streamlined ways to find old friends, communicate through email and instant messaging, and share everything from music, pictures, and information with everyone you know through the click of a mouse.
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