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Recruiting Website Overload: Picking the Right One for Your Job Search

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 5:18 PM

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.

Job aggregators list millions...

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How to Avoid Burnout During Your Job Search Process

(0) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 5:14 PM

In a shaky economy, the job search can be a long and daunting process. Whereas a job search may take two to three months in a healthy economy, today's job seekers can expect to take up to six months to find a new position.

That's a significant amount of time;...

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Finding Good Hires Means Measuring Social Impact

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 2:30 PM

Employers looking to hire new job candidates have a lot to consider. If they make the wrong decision and end up experiencing a separation, there's a lot at stake. After all, the reasons employees leave their current positions say a lot about future retention rates, including job satisfaction and engagement...

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Losing Job Search Momentum? Why You Should Help Others First

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 7:15 PM

Job searching is a tricky task, no matter how prepared you are. You may have a polished online presence, a killer resume and tons of experience, but it won't necessarily translate to employers climbing over themselves to snag you as an employee. Sometimes, we're still left with no leads to...

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3 Alternative Hiring Approaches for Small Businesses

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 11:08 AM

Companies have traditionally approached hiring in cut-and-dry, inflexible ways. But it may be time to shake up the traditional recruitment model to help small businesses land more efficient hires.

Businesses tend to approach the hiring process similarly: By hiring a recruiter, picking a job board to post their open positions,...

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4 Steps to Networking With Thought Leaders in Your Industry

(1) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 10:23 AM

Finding a job often comes down to three things: who you know, how well you know them, and the breadth and depth of their network. In fact, nearly half of all job seekers find their job through networking.

Even with a vast array of online job search...

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Let Creativity Get You Hired in 2013

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 2:06 PM

With a recent growth in jobs and a decrease in the ever-present unemployment rate, it's not surprising that many individuals are adding "getting hired" to the top of their list of resolutions for the New Year.

However, during the search for a new job, individuals sometimes find...

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Online Job Search Process Must Change to Reduce Unemployment

(8) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 7:21 PM

The skills gap in the U.S. isn't just a problem now; it's expected to widen over the next 10 years or so. With the unemployment rate at 8.3 percent, it's clear there are job candidates available to fill these specific types of jobs, but employers are...

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