Vetting Candidates via their Social Media Profiles

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A recent survey of more than 2,300 hiring managers and human resources professionals by CareerBuilder.com showed that more than one-third of them use social media sites to check up on job candidates, about 37 percent. Of those that did, about two-thirds used both Facebook and LinkedIn to review applicants, while only about 15 percent used… Read more »

Resume Tips for the About-to-Graduate College Senior

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s you’re getting ready to leave college and enter the “real world,” read below for some tips on how to craft a professional resume, one fit for the corporate world you soon may find yourself in. These tips come from Resume 101: A Student and Recent-Grad Guide to Crafting Resumes and Cover Letters that Land… Read more »

6 Interview Questions New Grads Should Ask

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If you’re a college senior, if you haven’t already started looking for a full-time post-graduation job, get moving! As you weave your way through the interview process, here are some questions you should ask the interviewer: First of all, be sure you research as much as you can about your potential employer. This has become… Read more »

Larger Companies Hiring More

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If you are looking for work right now, you may want to take a look at larger companies. Recent poll results show that larger companies – those with 500 employees or more — are more likely to be hiring than smaller companies. But the survey showed that almost 75 percent of companies are doing some… Read more »

Looking at Personality and Character When Hiring

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When looking at job a candidate, there are many factors to consider in making a decision as to whether someone will be successful or not in the job. Naturally, education and training play a key role in making a hiring decision. But there are other factors as well. Personality and character traits – the so-called… Read more »

Rebounding from Big Career Failures

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In work, as in life, there inevitably will be failure along with success. Some failures are more spectacular than others, ones we think we may never recover from. Losing a job could fall into this category. Perhaps you lost a job because of a major mistake. It may seem as if you’ll never recover from… Read more »

Taking a Job for Which You’re Overqualified

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You are out of work and actively looking for a job. You have had an offer, but it’s something you are not thrilled about. You are way overqualified for it, and it doesn’t pay nearly as much as you had been making. What should you do? Some would counsel passing on the offer. It is… Read more »

How to Handle Resignations

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As with any business, occasionally you will have employees resign for any one of a number of reasons. When this happens it raises issues with how to handle the resignation, such as how to announce it, and when. If the employee has not submitted the resignation in writing, you need first of all to get… Read more »

Prepping for the Most Important Part of the Job Search: The Interview

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When hiring for a job, it is the interview that is the most important element in the process for companies. But all too often job candidates do little, if any, preparation for the interview which, given its significance, is a serious mistake. Personnel is the biggest expense for employers, so in hiring a new person,… Read more »

Job Search Tips for Recent College Grads

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If you are a recent college graduate, you no doubt know that now is an exceptionally tough time to enter the job market. The unemployment rate is remaining stubbornly high at more than nine percent. That means there are a lot of unemployed people looking for work. So, even experienced workers are taking entry-level positions,… Read more »