Don’t Hate the Gatekeeper

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What’s keeping 75 percent of online resumes from being seen by hiring managers? The automated “gatekeeper”: the applicant tracking system (ATS). An ATS uses sophisticated software to automatically scan applications, filtering out unqualified candidates and only delivering what it deems are the most suitable candidates. It’s an efficiency boon for HR and hiring managers, but… Read more »

Master the Modern Social Job Search

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Today’s modern job search has evolved into a social media-driven process. Where Do Employers Find Talent? Online! The Muse says 92% of employers use social media to recruit job seekers. Betterteam reports 70% of hiring managers leverage social platforms to screen candidates. Translation? If you want to land your dream job, go social. Here’s how to do… Read more »

Use LinkedIn Groups to Land Your Job

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Everyone knows that LinkedIn is the premier professional networking site online. However, there are ways to increase the overall effectiveness of the site. Have you thought about the best ways to use groups? There are groups for every possible industry, hobby, or location. Search the site to find the best ones for you and begin… Read more »

3 Ways to Kick start Your Job Search

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Okay, with summer on the way out and winter coming before you know it is time to shake the dust out of your current job search and try some new ideas. It is easy to become frustrated while looking for a job. Sending your resume into a black hole and never hearing back from your… Read more »

When is it Appropriate to Talk Salary

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There are so many aspects to consider about a position before you even think about salary. Is the job a good fit? Can I see myself working with this team? Is there long term growth? However, it is also important to keep your salary requirements in mind so you can know how to negotiate or… Read more »

Why You’re Not Getting The Job

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If you’ve been searching for a new job for quite some time you can easily feel depressed and angry about the situation. However, there are productive ways to direct your energy and to figure out what things are causing the roadblocks rather than remaining negative. If you’re landing the interview but not getting the job… Read more »

Your Job Search: Tips for a Great Interview

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As a job seeker you may be looking for expert advice for your next interview. What if we told you that the formula was pretty simple? There are five key things you need to know before your next meeting with a potential employer. Research. As soon as you get off the phone with the person… Read more »

Protect Your Online Reputation During Your Search

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Social media is ever-present in our culture today and is used by job seekers to find new positions and recruiters to find new candidates. Blog posts, photographs, videos, and participation in forums are always searchable, even if the original source was deleted. Because there is no way to eliminate negative information on the internet, job… Read more »

Changing Careers? Here are Tips for LinkedIn

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It isn’t uncommon for individuals to look at career changes more than once in their adult life. However, it can be difficult to convey your experience to a new employer when they have different expectations about your previous experience. The key is to determine your transferable skills and communicate them effectively. As the premier online… Read more »