Which Of These Seven Job Search Steps Do You Forget? Recruiters Reveal Which Small Details Loom Large

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By Caroline Ceniza-Levine – Forbes Too often there is a mismatch between what recruiters expect and what job seekers do. Recently I interviewed recruiters from Loyal Source, a healthcare staffing firm, about what job seekers do that impresses – or falls flat. Their insights mention things job seekers too easily forget. Here are seven critical details… read more

3 Things You Need To Know About A November Job Search

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By Kourtney Whitehead – Forbes   It’s difficult to predict how long your job search will be. Economic trends are mixed, but employer hiring is still going strong. According to the recent Labor Department report, the U.S. economy added 128,000 jobs in October and unemployment is close to a 50-year low. These figures might lead you… read more

5 essential questions to ask before you accept any job offer

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By Gwen Moran – Fast Company You polished your résumé, dazzled them in interviews, and landed the job you’ve been chasing. You’ve finally received that coveted offer letter. But don’t get too excited yet. “It’s sad to say that there are so many things you need to be aware of and careful of in something… read more

5 skills you should highlight on your resume

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By Michele Lando – Ladders 75% of CEOs say that a skilled, educated and adaptable workforce should be a priority for a business. As the number of applicants per corporate job opening rises, it’s important that your resume is effective at articulating your accomplishments and what you can bring to the table. This means creating an… read more

6 tough interview questions (and how to answer them)

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By Create & Cultivated Editors – Ladders So you’ve landed an interview—congratulations!—standing out in a sea of resumes is no easy feat, but now it’s time to knock your interviewer’s socks off. While the process can be long and nerve-wracking—these are questions that potentially alter your future after all—there are some tough interview questions you… read more

Changing Jobs? Don’t Leave Money Behind

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By Carole Jacobs – Ladders +Northwestern Mutual If you’re one of the four in 10 workers considering looking for a new position this year, you’re probably excited by the possibility of a pay increase or more responsibilities. But in the whirlwind of changing jobs, it’s easy to leave money on the table at your old employer. Before… read more

Google Recruiters Say Using the ‘X-Y-Z Formula’ on Your Resume Will Improve Your Odds of Getting Hired at Google

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By Bill Murphy Jr. – Inc. More than two million people apply to work for Google each year, which is more than 20 times the number of employees at the company at any given time. With that kind of volume, it makes sense that Google proactively tries to tell applicants what they should do to improve their odds of getting… read more

22 Ways To Completely Ruin Any Chance Of Succeeding In Your Interview

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By Jack Kelly – Forbes You always read about what you ought to do in an interview. I thought it might be even more helpful to share some blunders that you should avoid throughout the interview process. If you do engage in these actions, I can guarantee that you’ll epically fail and enrage the interviewers. You’ll… read more