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Why Are You Not Hearing Back From HR – A Seasoned Recruiter Spills The Beans

You saw a job posted online. You went ahead and submitted your resume.  You’ve been waiting a couple of weeks and haven’t heard anything from them.  Or maybe you got as far as interviewing with a company three weeks ago and haven’t heard back from them since.  All sorts of thoughts and emotions start taking …

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We Talked to Recruiters About Turning #GreatResignation Into #GreatRecruitment.

With the gradual return to pre-pandemic work life, hiring in 2022 is projected to continue rising. The Great Resignation has led to 430,000+ job openings and a tight pool of candidates to choose from.  “Salaries and offers are at an all-time high and there is a high demand for talent. Job seekers should know that they have options!” - Bianca Rodas, VP of Marketing at McDermott & Bull, a premium retained search firm. …

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4 Top Skills the Post-COVID Business World Will Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm. Organizations have had to rethink the way they work, leaving no business aspect untouched. Operations, HR, finances – everyone has been left struggling to adapt. As a result, the top skills organizations want from employees in the post-COVID world have also transformed. Similarly, employees have to …

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We Talked to 38 Recruiters and Here Is How They Shortlist Applicants.

For each job opening, there are hundreds, if not thousands of applications. For that reason, recruiters have a very short time to look at each resume and shortlist candidates. In fact, according to a study conducted by The Ladders, recruiters spend an average of 7.4 seconds on a resume. If that statistic is not daunting enough, …

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Coronavirus Job Search – Should You Stop Looking?

The recession of 2008 changed the job market forever. Before the recession, things like extended parental leave, “job-hopping,” changes in career focus, and entrepreneurial experience were frowned upon in resumes. To very conservative readers, these things showed lack of loyalty. However, after the recession, these became much more widely accepted; some companies even started seeing …

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How to Stay Financially Stable During a Career Shift

Shifting between jobs is a decision that requires a lot of thinking, not just career-wise, but money-wise as well. Whether you’re becoming a freelancer, doing a complete career overhaul, or anticipating corporate restructuring, coming up with a plan to support yourself financially in the meantime is crucial for a smooth transition. That said, here are …

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The Job-Seeker’s Holy Grail: a focused job search

The job search can be extremely demanding. Although every job search process comprises of plenty of actions – researching, networking, and applying – there’s nothing more arduous than waiting patiently for a response. On that note, I want to offer you my two-page, annotated resume cheat sheet which is bound to improve your job search …

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