Tag: Online Recruitment


Mar

24

2016
3 Tips for Becoming a Standout Job Candidate

3 Tips for Becoming a Standout Job Candidate

Hundreds of applicants apply to every job vacancy posted on job boards, company web sites, newspaper ads, and any other medium out there. With so many applicants to screen and so little time to do so, recruiters need a very good reason to give your resume the attention it needs. Unfortunately, most job seekers put very little effort into standing out from everyone else and...

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Feb

21

2016
Should You Hire a Job Hopper?

Should You Hire a Job Hopper?

Most companies like to avoid job seekers who tend to switch jobs every few years. The belief is that people who change jobs are not hard workers, lack the necessary skills, and have no loyalty towards any company. In other words, job hoppers are simply bad candidates that should rarely be considered for a job, especially key positions. I am someone who disagrees with that,...

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Nov

21

2015
Should You Search For a Job During the Christmas Holiday?

Should You Search For a Job During the Christmas Holiday?

The Christmas holiday season is usually a hectic time for a lot of companies. Sales people are scrambling to achieve their targets, HR personnel are finalizing their manpower plans and budgets, accountants are closing yearly books, and much more. In brief, one wouldn’t expect companies to make a big effort in their recruitment and the expectation is that most recruitment for the new year will...

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Jan

24

2015
4 Tips for Effective Headhunting

4 Tips for Effective Headhunting

It’s a great time to be a headhunter. With the help of powerful social networks such as LinkedIn, it has never been easier to gain access to top quality talent. But access is not enough to attract the caliber of professionals your business needs. Today, professionals are bombarded with information from around the web and they’ve become accustomed to filtering out the noise. To capture...

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Nov

17

2013
How to Write a Strong Cover Letter

How to Write a Strong Cover Letter

A cover letter is one of the most important parts of a job application, yet many job seekers choose not to write one of submit a very generic and uninteresting cover letter. When you’re facing heavy competition from hundreds of job seekers, a well written cover letter can go a very long way in making you stand out. Here are some tips to help you...

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Jul

29

2013
5 Tips for a Killer LinkedIn Profile

5 Tips for a Killer LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn has become one of the premier sources for finding a job online. Although no job seeker should ever limit his/her job hunt to only one source, it is important to have an attractive and search-friendly LinkedIn profile. Before we get on with the tips, I want you to stop thinking of LinkedIn as an electronic resume, because it is much more than that. Your...

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Jan

24

2013
5 Tips to Effectively Use a Job Site

5 Tips to Effectively Use a Job Site

Ask anyone you know what their number one source for job hunting is and you’re likely to get an answer that involves online job sites or some other online job search tool. The internet has made it easier for job seekers to discover and apply to jobs, but they are also competing with a much larger talent pool. The simple nature of job sites makes...

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Aug

09

2012
How to Read a Resume

How to Read a Resume

A lot of debate has gone into how much time a recruiter spends reading a resume. The numbers you hear will vary from as low as six seconds to as high as thirty. Another argument is whether that time frame is enough to accurately screen a candidate. Personally, I think that thirty seconds is more than enough if you know what to look for and...

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Jul

18

2012
Interns Should Be Your Company’s Best Friends

Interns Should Be Your Company’s Best Friends

It’s the summer time and students are flocking to companies in hopes of finding suitable internships. It’s a great opportunity for them to start building their resumes and gaining real business experience. Companies love interns because they provide a low or no cost alternative to regular full-time employees, but most firms don’t really know what to do with interns and the experience turns out to...

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Apr

06

2012
How to Write Job Descriptions that Attract the Right Candidates

How to Write Job Descriptions that Attract the Right Candidates

Human resources professionals don’t exactly jump in joy at the thought of writing a job description, but writing a good description is the cornerstone to building a healthy work culture and boosting your company’s productivity. Writing a quality job description starts by looking into the day-to-day activities of the position as well as the relationships the candidate will develop with his or her colleagues and...

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