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The Hidden Reason You Aren’t Selected for an Interview

Many jobseekers get frustrated at what they call “the black hole.” They apply for jobs with certainty that they can perform the activities as outlined in the job description. When they read the qualifications, they are certain that they match each one to perfection. The missing link: Very few jobseekers intentionally consider their alignment with […]
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The ATS Work-Around…Maybe Not Such a Good Idea

There are several schemes being advertised through the Internet, including classes and workshops, to encourage and guide jobseekers to find a work-around to the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). I have several concerns about this approach for jobseekers. First, these programs lead jobseekers to believe that if they can just "work around" the Applicant Tracking Systems, […]
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Job Security is Like the Olympics: Vet the Recruiter!

To get a job and stay employed is a lot like the Olympic Games. These athletes train day after day and year after year for these events. Similarly, jobseekers are going to have to do the same to understand their industry, track hiring trends, and steer clear of opportunists who would take advantage of them. […]
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The Science of Hiring, Part 1: Job Fit

Job Fit: It isn’t what you think. “Job Fit” and “Cultural Fit” have become common terms in the hiring realm. Both terms may seem innately vague, however they are at the core of successful hiring processes. Both jobseekers and employees will find that a thorough understanding of these concepts from a business perspective is critical […]
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Navigate the job market like you’re shopping!

Be a savvy shopper in today’s employment marketplace! Guest blogger, Anna Pitts gives recommendations to grads that are relevant for every jobseeker! The graduate job market. It sounds very exciting. Is it a place where you can go and buy a graduate job? That would be handy. Unfortunately, it’s not the case. “Graduate job market” […]
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Are you waiting to hear back from an interview?

Interview Follow-up: Top 10 Tips! This job was important to Don and when the call came to schedule an interview, he took special care as he prepared. As a non-profit accountant, Don was very aware that opportunities were disappearing as his industry began outsourcing his business function. Early in the recession, many accounting jobs had […]

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Job rejection?

Responding to a job rejection Updated: September 22, 2012. The way you respond to a job rejection is important and has, on several occasions, paved the way for a job seeker to find a job. You may receive the information through a phone call, an email, or a letter. You might even find out the […]

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Multiple recruiters

Multiple recruiters for the same position  Have you ever received several inquiries from recruiters from different recruiting companies—about the same position? Sometimes, but not always, these are consulting opportunities and the positions do not appear on the company website. The recruiter will ask you to agree to a “Permission to Represent.’ Once that is in […]

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