For as much time as we spend sourcing for and interviewing with candidates, we don’t often write blogs geared toward them.  So, job seekers, this one is for you. These tips won’t guarantee that you get a job, but they will certainly help you to stand out in a sea of interviews. Prep Tips: We […]

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The broken record resounds as the latest job report was “not as good as expected.”  In June, some 80,000 jobs were added, yet the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent. While those numbers largely underwhelmed and disappointed, there were a few brighter spots to note.  The average hourly earnings climbed from $23.44 to $23.50.  Not […]

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One thing attracts great applicants to a company (if not the company itself) is simply the job posting or description.  From start to finish, postings are often the first opportunity an employer has to make an impression on a job seeker.  Poorly written or inaccurate descriptions are costly and will ultimately only perpetuate the void […]

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Finding the right candidate comes down to one simple rule:  stick to your priorities.  Sounds simple enough, right?  Well, it is, but it’s also less commonly practiced than one might think. 1.  Know what you want—exactly It’s impossible to find the perfect candidate if you haven’t spent time figuring out what the perfect candidate looks […]

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As of Friday, the much awaited May jobs report is out.  And, as expected, it was not as good as expected.  The unemployment rate inched up to 8.2 percent and a mere 69,000 jobs were created—the fewest in a year.  So, growth was slow, but the good news is that the labor force actually grew […]

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After surveying nearly 60,000 undergraduates from 318 universities this year, Universum published a list of what new grads cited as being the most “ideal” employers.  Student opinions were grouped by major of study and top 100 lists were formed accordingly. Who made the list?  Well, we skimmed off the top 3 to share with you […]

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  Is Scott Thompson (recently ousted CEO of Yahoo!)  the only CEO or high-level executive ever to have embellished his resume?  Of course not.  He is, however, the latest to get caught.  Unfortunately, these falsifications and resulting dismissals happen more often than the honest job seekers, recruiters and employers out there would like to think. […]

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OK, sure, college graduates have more than just a handful of cheap, mascot plastered t-shirts when they leave the hallowed halls of their respective colleges or universities.  They all will walk away with countless memories, a degree of some kind, debt up to their eyeballs and the hopes of a bright future.  But, where exactly […]

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Back in February, we published this infographic about the “True Cost of a Bad Hire.”  While informative and nice to look at, the infographic didn’t exactly help employers calculate an actual price tag on those bad hiring decisions.  A few days ago, I stumbled on what might be a more accurate tool for measuring the […]

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We all understand the concept of branding.  It’s the foot forward, the outward image and the recognizable bits that make the whole of any business’s identity.  Businesses are meticulous about developing logos, marketing materials, ad campaigns and websites that communicate just the right thing in just the right way.  Weeks, even months will be spent […]

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