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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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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 …

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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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LinkedIn Profile Tips Every Job Seeker Should Know

Recruiters are actively searching for candidates on LinkedIn to fill vacant positions that might not be announced publicly. According to an annual social recruiting survey by Jobvite, 94% of recruiters use the platform to find candidates. Therefore, if you play your cards right, the next job might be looking for you rather than the other way around. …

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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. The pressure of not having a job can really get under your skin quickly. When you feel this way, it is very …

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Do’s and Don’ts of Networking

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 80% of jobs are filled before they are posted online. Posting a job online is expensive, requires screening resources, and results in candidates that are slightly less engaged on average; for these reasons, companies prefer hiring based on referrals. If networking is so important, most people must get referred …

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My secret to engaging effectively on LinkedIn

LinkedIn isn’t just about having a large number of connections but having quality ones. There’s no point in having 500 connections if they do not provide value of some sort. The best way to use LinkedIn is to reach out to people relevant to your field. By growing, maintaining, and interacting with your network, you …

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Get a promotion by emphasizing your volunteer experience in your resume

The ability to work within a team setting, delegate tasks, and communicate effectively are among the top five most desired skills by employers in 2015. In other words, leadership is the single most important skill all employers look for. Usually, professionals rely on their professional experience to prove that they’re management quality. But what if …

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