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Stop Working on Your Resume, Says Research

Steve Dalton | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Steve Dalton

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.

Not Hired? 10 Reasons You Didn't Get The Job

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Sometimes, external things that have absolutely nothing to do with you personally get in the way of the job offer or completely derail the hiring process. While, other times, the rejection is personal, possibly something you might have avoided.

5 Things You Should Know About Job Recruiters

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Don't expect a recruiter to look at your resume and immediately understand where you would fit into their organization or to suggest which career path you should choose. They don't know you well enough, and they aren't mind readers (fortunately!).

5 Interview Tips That Wow Headhunters

Skiddy von Stade | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Skiddy von Stade

When a headhunter interviews you for a position, they will be able to tell within seconds whether or not you are right for the position because they are already intimately familiar with these qualities.

Are Headhunters Chowing Down on Boomers?

Arlene Schindler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

A site will compare my resume side-by-side with a half-dozen other candidates who went to better schools, worked at greater companies and possibly had better careers than I did. It's so depressing; I'd rather watch my own colonoscopy -- polyps and all -- again.

The LinkedIn Dilemma

Rob Leathern | Posted 08.14.2013 | Business
Rob Leathern

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for sales and business development. It's also a great way to follow companies and get great content and viewpoints. But I don't want recruiters to call my employees.

Career Advice for the Class of 2013

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.30.2013 | College
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Busy professionals get hundreds of emails a day. Distinguish yourself by picking up the phone. Leave an articulate voice mail if necessary and use a script until it becomes second nature.

3 Ways to Avoid a Bad Hire

Josh Tolan | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

Why do companies make bad hiring decisions and how can you improve your process so you bring only the best talent onboard? We look at some of the most common reasons for a bad hire and break down how companies can prepare to avoid these hiring missteps.

Would You Put Your Live Twitter Feed on Your Resume?

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business
Dr Layla McCay

The way I see it, as technology develops, for many of us, we have ceased to leave work fully behind when we close the office door for the night, and I'm not just talking about Blackberry addiction.

4 Ways to Fill Your Open Positions Now

Sajjad Masud | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Sajjad Masud

With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time for your company to find talented candidates and fill those open positions -- before Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas vacations dwindle your workforce and applicant pool.

Want More Jobs? New Technology Can Help Small Businesses Hire Better Talent, Faster

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.17.2012 | Small Business
Julie Kantor

Last week I had all of 60 seconds to pitch the company I co-founded, Barrel of Jobs, at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. I started by asking ...

Personal Growth From Failure

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Rayanne Thorn

In 2007, I worked on a retention campaign within a small tech start-up. I loved my job and it was made even better by the fact that I hired most of the people on the floor that I daily walked.

Memo to Employers: Great People Won't Grovel

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

When we can't honestly ask and answer the question "Why should a person with career options desire a job with our organization?" then we have no choice but to keep blaming our recruiters for our own blindness, or deluding ourselves in other ways.

Merrill Lynch Uses Large Signing Bonuses To Attract Star Brokers

Posted 06.15.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Joseph A. Giannone) - Merrill Lynch is giving some regional managers permission to offer unusually high upfront signing bonuses to attra...

Memo To Brown, Cornell And MIT Grads: You're Not Good Enough

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Think your Brown, Cornell or MIT degree carries weight in the professional world? Think again. According to a forthcoming paper written by Northwes...

Approaching a Recruiter -- Don't Do What He Did

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

The other day we received a wacky cover letter. It's the type of bizarre letter we receive a few times every year. We cringe when we get it and have taken measures to stop them, with no success.

Elena Kagan Called Pro-Military By Senator Scott Brown

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Scott Brown says Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has persuaded him that she supports the military, despite her de...

Obesity & Military: Almost 30 Percent Of Young Americans Too Fat To Fight, Generals Say

McClatchy | Patrick Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A group of more than 50 retired generals and admirals says a growing number of young Americans are too fat to fight. A study released last week by Mi...

Employers Struggling To Fill Jobs That Pay $55,000-$60,000 Per Year

AP | CHRISTOPHER LEONARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a brutal job market, here's a task that might sound easy: Fill jobs in nursing, engineering and energy research that pay $55,000 to $60,000, plus b...

One Enlists, One Graduates

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

My son's friend enlisted in the Army because he was lost. He joined because in an economy with few good-paying jobs and little opportunity, it was the best future he could envision for himself.

B-School Grads Shaken Up By Bear Collapse

BusinessWeek | Alison Damast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The stunning collapse and fire sale of investment house Bear Stearns (BSC)--a major employer of business graduates--has added another worry to an alre...