If you've ever changed jobs before, you know that job hunting can be exhilarating, frustrating, unnerving, exhausting, and of course exciting. It's kind of like dating multiple people at the same time.
But what might have gone unnoticed is how easy LinkedIn is making it for total stranger to connect with one another, by way of adding new connection features in all sorts of new places; connection features that require just one click.
I awaken to another mythical day, waiting for my alarm clock to break out in song. It snores instead. Nothing has changed. I'm still on unemployment time, caught in the weightless zone of a daydream where time moves like a Wiffle ball. "What day is it?" I ask my dog lying next to me.
TheLadders asked recruiters to review a stack of resumes while connected to eye tracking software. Their data showed that recruiters spent just six seconds per resume before making a pass/fail decision. However, what they paid attention to was far more informative than their attention spans.
In need of a part time assistant, I recently posted an ad on craigslist and received an alarming number of responses to my "add" on "craiglist," "craglist" or "cragilist." Maybe it's just me, but the misspelling of "ad" and/or "craigslist" did not work in a candidate's favor.
Before the advent of the Web, job searches were conducted by tapping into networking and good old-fashioned classifieds ads. But today, job seekers have a breadth of tools at their fingertips for tapping into job openings far and wide, and it's resulted in recruiting website overload.
We've all heard of (and maybe had) common dreams people have when they're under pressure professionally. Sometimes, reality is even scarier than our dreams, and these common job interview mishaps are too nerve-wracking to ignore.
No matter where you go to school or who your parents are, you're probably more connected than you think. Ignore the new misconception that quadruple-digit social online "friends, followers, and connections" are the path to career prosperity.
Instead of needing a good résumé to get a foot in the door, we think the job search process must instead focus on thoughtful insight and smart thinking among job candidates. It gives people a chance to prove themselves.
Most HR departments are required to research you online before making a decision. Here are a few ways to make sure you're putting your best foot forward -- or at least not shooting yourself in the foot.
As America climbs out of its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, many platforms are being created that connect businesses with the prospective employees who can complement and enhance their workforce. One such platform is TweetMyJobs.