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A gainfully employed candidate is a more attractive proposition for an employer. Thanks to social media platforms such as LinkedIn, online professional profiles allow both active and passive job seekers exposure to new opportunities. Individuals’ profiles are accessible to all hiring managers or recruiters who search internet platforms seeking possible candidates with particular skills. A… Read more »

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Perhaps the most frustrating factor with respect to job interviews is never knowing why you were not selected. In many cases, the reason is not a reflection of your job search capabilities. According to Bob McIntosh of HCareers, a company might ultimately decide to hire someone from inside, you may have been more knowledgeable than… Read more »

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The recruiter wants to find the best candidate for the client. For this reason, your interactions with a recruiter should reflect how you would respond professionally and in the workplace. Failing to respond to your recruiter reflects a lack of respect for their services and the recruiter, in turn, will not consider you when the… Read more »

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The decision to move for a job can depend on many factors. A high salary can certainly entice a geographic career move. Sharon Florentine of CIO collected data from Dice.com and CIO.com and summarized the top ten states for technology workers. Florentine highlights career opportunities in each state. The state leaders for technology jobs are… Read more »

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Most positions now require candidates to apply online, or at least to spend time filling in the appropriate information on a web-enabled form. Alternatively, a candidate may partner with a staffing agency, which again entails forms that collect relevant data concerning education, skills, and experience. With that said, is a resume really necessary? According to… Read more »

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Monster contributor Aaron P. Arnold suggests the 90-day rule as a guide when deciding whether to change careers. This rule involves introspection and subjective assessment of your current situation. It is also important, however, to consider the current economic climate and the state of the job market that you intend to target. Partnering with a… Read more »

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Although recruitment methods have changed drastically, certain norms and traditional procedures linger. Social recruitment and applicant tracking software are encouraging professionals to build on-line profiles whether they are job seeking or not. However, formalities such as submitting a resume and undergoing an interview remain very much part of the hiring process. Think of a LinkedIn… Read more »

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Dorie Clark considers herself an introvert and writes of her professional networking experiences in the Harvard Business Review. After attending numerous networking events, many of which she hated, Clark learned to network on her own terms and to make the process effective for her situation. Kate Finley, contributor to Fast Company, explains that shyness is… Read more »

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The passive job seeker is increasingly a target for recruiters. The passive job seeker is someone already gainfully employed, but who might be persuaded to accept another position. Careerbuilder’s job forecast for 2013 reports that one fifth of employed individuals had been solicited by other companies. Jen Picard, Marketing Consultant of JD Marketing, states that… Read more »

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Job fairs offer the opportunity to impress a prospective employer in person. The secret to success at a job fair is to stand out from the competition. However, coming across as arrogant or cliché can be a mistake. A better approach is to find a creative way to make sure that the recruiters remember you… Read more »