Monthly Archives: October 2013

Taking Your Company Video Seriously…Because It Counts

Although it’s obvious that job seekers are in a position of needing to impress you, it’s easy to forget that you too, as an employer, need to be impressive if you want to attract the most talented job seekers! If you’re looking to hire the best of the best, you can safely assume that they

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Why Video Is Vital For Your Job Search

When it comes to the job search & hiring processes, a traditional resume is a must. But let’s face it, there are certain things that video does that paper just isn’t capable of. Why do you think YouTube is the number two search engine in the world? Why would 59% of business executives rather watch than

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Employers: No-No’s for Job Posts

As an employer, you’re well aware of how little time you spend looking at each resume. Likewise, you can understand that frantic and unemployed job seekers may spend just as little time flipping through job posts. Given this, it’s obviously important to spend some quality time in order to make sure that your posts are

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Really Getting to Know the Candidate You Are Interviewing

As an employer, think about the strategy you use in your interviewing process. Do you have the same set of questions you ask in every interview? Or do you come up with individualized questions on the fly, basing them on the candidate’s unique resume? Regardless of your current approach, it’s important to take a step

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Quantity vs Quality in the Job Search

When you first begin your job search, it’s important to have a strategy that can help you organize your plan of attack. Something that many job seekers struggle with at one time or another is the quantity vs. quality debate. That is, should I do a mass distribution of resumes and cover letters to every

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Cover Letter Rookies: The Basics

Even for those who have held several jobs, a cover letter is still a hard application material to write. It takes a bit more time and thought than simply submitting a resume. It’s essential to invest the energy needed to craft a good cover letter, however, as a poorly-written cover letter can quickly place an

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You Are More Than Your Previous Job Experience

We all know that you need more than relevant experience to succeed in the job search. We all know individuals, for example, that have outstanding hard skills yet don’t have the personality to win over their interviewer. And we all probably know people that have landed a job because of their five-mile-long personality, but start

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What Your College Career Counselor Never Told You

I recently had a conversation with a friend, who graduated not too long ago but is already well established in his career path, about the nature of searching for your first entry-level job. It’s quite a daunting process, as I’m sure many of you know. Even if you’re not looking for your first big-kid job,

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