Recruiters skim resumes in seconds and still glean enough information to decide on a candidate. I have found this to be true across industries, positions and levels. I have recruited for a variety of industries (financial services, management consulting, tech, media, non-profit), positions (client-facing, administrative, strategy, creative) and levels (unpaid interns thru multiple six-figure hires), […]
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, describes his hiring process this way: I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work directly for that person. Zuckerberg’s comment illustrates an overlooked, yet fundamental, truth about hiring—people are ultimately looking for someone they want to work with. This is why companies […]
The Top 10 Cities For Sales Jobs Those seeking work in the sales field may want to consider setting their sights on California. Compensation information and job search site Glassdoor.com took a look at the cities providing the best compensation and the most jobs to sales-industry job seekers. To determine the final list, Glassdoor reviewed U.S. […]
Job-seekers need great stories to tell at job interviews! Your interviewers will remember your stories way more than they’ll remember anything else you tell them. Your fantastic, evocative stories will keep you in the interviewer’s mind when their memories of other job candidates fade away.
For states looking to land on the positive end of this annual ranking, the lessons are simple: Offer healthy wages, manageable taxes, a low cost of living, and safe working environments. No extra points will be awarded for scenic beauty. “The big picture is good–the job market is getting better these days, we’ve even seen wage growth start to tick up. But it kind of breaks down a little when you start to look state by state,” said Richard Barrington, senior financial analyst for MoneyRates.com and author of the study.
Most people’s biggest fear is being put on the spot by oddball interview questions such as these (which are real):
“Describe the color yellow to someone who’s blind.” – Spirit Airlines
“If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?” – Bose
“Who would win in a fight between Spiderman and Batman?” – Stanford University
Each spring the sun shines its light on the faces of our future workforce—those whose pale skin has been buried in books as they study for finals. Springtime also seems to be the time when family, friends, and acquaintances seem to come out of the wood-work to offer advice for job seekers who are wondering ‘What am I going to do with my life?’
Curious about the most common advice people receive when they’re searching for a career path (be it when they choose their major, enter the workforce, or want to change careers) we decided to informally poll our friends, family, and coworkers to see what kind of advice they received in their lives. Was the advice good? Did they follow it? And, if so, did it work?
There has been a lot of talk the past few years about “the shift to mobile” from recruiting leaders, with a primary focus on effectively managing the mobile experience. Examples of solutions have primarily focused on the mobile optimization of a career site to some larger employers building apps. While these and other areas are […]
2012 was a great year in recruiting. After attending several recent events and networking with recruiters, recruiting leaders, and job seekers now is a great time to reflect back and publish what we’ve recently heard as the top 7 recruiting #fails in 2012. #7 – Recruiting with Pinterest: Gag. Enough said. #6 – Mobile Recruiting: […]
LinkedIn continues to be cited as one of the top sites for sales professionals, recruiters, and job seekers. Is the site continuing its’ explosive growth? LinkedIn recorded 4.2 billion professionally oriented searches on the platform in 2011 and is on pace to surpass 5.3 billion in 2012. Additionally, they’ve added 1,000 employees this year. Yeah, that’s […]
Social Media and social networking is no new concept in the job search space. Depending on who you ask – you’ll receive varying tips to build your network and possibly land a job. Some of the advice is good, but as one Recruiter shared, “Don’t listen to all the bad advice out there – if […]
LinkedIn continues to be cited as the top online channel for both job seekers and recruiters. Yet, most do not spend an adequate amount of time investing in their online profile. Reasons for this vary from not enough time or knowledge, to the an awareness gap in keeping up with the sites new enhancements and […]