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The process of job hunting is tough. It's not only hard on your wallet, it's hard on your self-esteem. When you have sent out dozens of resumes and landed multiple interviews, all without success, it's hard not to get discouraged.   At this time, you'll begin to rationalize your lack of employment by blaming outside influences: "It's a tough market right now." "There aren't currently many opportunities in my field."...
A career fair is a recruiting event in which employers and recruiters meet with potential employees and where job seekers find more about job openings at potential employers.  The whole point of a career fair is to connect job seekers and recruiters!  One might want to visit a job expo for students for various reasons, the primary being “a personal touch”. Once you visit a career fair, you get a real-time...
Wendi Weiner has mastered the craft of re-branding oneself and marketing professional skills through powerful means. Wendi left a law practice after 11 years and transitioned from a powerhouse litigator into a highly-acclaimed career and branding expert with a roster of clients that spans Fortune and S&P 500 general counsels, business leaders, and senior executives. Wendi's clients often come to her with zero digital footprint and...
The job site Ladders has released the updated 2018 version of its"Eye-Tracking Study"—first unveiled in 2012—that tracks the amount of time recruiters spend looking at the resumes of job seekers. The study, which utilized a technique called "eye tracking," analyzed the amount of time a group of professional recruiters took to review candidate resumes and found that, despite fierce competition for talent, recruiters still...
Hiring is not taking a summer vacation, as 41 percent of employers plan to hire seasonal workers for the summer, on par with last year. Of these employers, 1 in 4 plan to pay summer hires $15 per hour on average – double the federal minimum wage ($7.25). The vast majority (88 percent) expect to transition some summer hires into permanent roles, up from 79 percent last year. Employers are targeting various workforce...
San Francisco, New York City are top destinations for workers who want to move, while Providence, R.I and San Jose have the highest percentage of workers applying to other cities. Glassdoor , one of the world's largest job and recruiting sites, released a new economic research study today revealing that more than a quarter (28.5 percent) of applications on Glassdoor were to jobs outside of an applicant's current metro. The...
ON Partners, the results-driven retained executive search firm, today announced the results of its Digital Jobs Index for the first quarter of 2018. Bay Area employment increased at a rapid pace, with over 4,375 new jobs added in the software and internet sectors for a 2.1% employment gain. New York City showed a 1.8% gain and added almost 1,280 jobs, while Boston’s headcount growth was slower at 1.1%, with an increase in headcount of...
Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to advance your career, or a college student hoping to score your first internship, searching for a job in today’s job market can be daunting. Since the average job listing attracts over 250 resumes , it’s more important than ever to find a way to differentiate yourself from the crowd. Establishing and maintaining a strong personal brand is the perfect way to impress hiring...
With casual dress codes, increased flexibility, and remote workers, most businesses are less traditional than they once were. Yet, according to a survey from staffing firm Accountemps, one job search practice that maintains its importance is the thank-you note. When making a decision about who to hire, eighty percent of human resources (HR) managers state that they take thank-you messages into account. Unfortunately, the survey found that...
Acing an interview is an important step in landing a job, but it's no easy feat, and your time to show yourself off is limited. According to a new CareerBuilder survey conducted by The Harris Poll, around half of employers (49 percent) know within the first five minutes of an interview if a candidate is a good or bad fit for a position, and only 8 percent make up their mind within a half hour or longer. This survey was conducted online by...
A phone interview can be a nerve-wracking event, particularly if you like talking to people face to face. You don’t have your own body language or your facial expressions to help convey what you’re saying. Nor do you have those of your interviewer to help you understand their meaning. Nevertheless, phone interviews are a great way to get to know a role and a company. And, of course, for a hiring manager to learn a little...
Our friends at Glassdoor are out with some new advice for y'all.  Here are their top 10 tips for job seekers to apply to their job searches in 2018: 1.  Identify your skillset to find the right job for you. Instead of focusing on a job title in your job search, focus on the required skills. Job titles are evolving and changing – while you might be searching for a particular title, there may be other, more suitable...