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New Recruiter Survey Says Current Job Market is Candidate Driven

ImproveJobProspectsIf you’re a job seeker, there’s no need to fret. According to a recruiter sentiment study published by the MRINetwork, 83 percent of recruiters describe the current market as candidate driven. Essentially, candidates are calling the shots in the driver’s seat.

The report notes candidates are leading the charge even though employers are still operating under the same processes and procedures when it was an employer driven market.

It’s getting harder for recruiters to entice job seekers as competition spikes for skilled talent. Candidates aren’t spending as much time as they previously have comparing offers. They’re rejecting offers early in the process as well. In fact, three-quarters of job offers inevitably rejected by candidates occurred after the second or third interview.  Read more

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CareerBuilder Releases Hot Occupations For 2015

visionThe new year is literally right around the corner and as such, CareerBuilder partnered with Economic Modeling Specialists International in order to compile a list of sizzling jobs for 2015.

It’s based on supply and demand and features various companies and the jobs they post on a monthly basis compared with the actual people they can physically hire.

Per the press release, Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder, explained:

“For nearly 70 occupations in the U.S., the rate at which workers are being hired isn’t keeping up with the frequency and volume of open positions being advertised. By drawing attention to talent deficits, our list underscores opportunities in everything from technology and health care to sales and transportation for job seekers looking to make a change.” Read more

Three Ways to Stand Out During a Job Interview

interviewWant to truly shine during a job interview? Sure, there are always basic reminders like arriving on time and looking incredibly polished, but if you want to go above and beyond to stand out from other candidates, try flexing your interview muscles with these three tips.

1. Ask for an office tour. Go ahead and ask to peruse the hallowed halls of cubicle nation. Express your interest in the company and don’t be shy in asking to take a stroll. We’re not talking five mile walks around the corridors, mind you. Instead, take a few minutes with your interviewer to see where he or she sits. The motive, you see, is to check out the corporate culture.

If you happen to be interviewing at the end of the day, say close to 6 p.m., see if everyone looks like they’re still grinding out work at their desks. Or, maybe they’ve left for the day.

On another note, is the office loud or quiet? Does it seem to be buzzing with creativity or is everyone pigeonholed at their desks? You can learn a lot about the company’s culture by observing. Read more

New Survey Shows Part-Time Workers Struggle to Find Full-Time Jobs

job searchAccording to a new CareerBuilder survey, although the unemployment rate continues to drop for full-time workers, part-time workers are still struggling to land jobs.

Per the survey, 32 percent of part-time workers indicated they want to work full-time but they haven’t been able to secure new gigs. One-fourth of part-time workers currently juggle two or more jobs to piece payments together.

The survey was conducted from August until early September and included 301 part-time workers across the country by representing various industries and company sizes. Read more

Five Job Seeking Tips for Disabled Workers

media-fieldsNeed some inspiration? Look no further. According to Next Avenue, Kate Williams, runs an employment program in San Francisco.

The 72-year-old blind woman told the site, “I have an opportunity to let people know that life is not being defined by your disability, but your ability.”

Here are several of her recommendations for disabled job seekers, in particular for the blind and visually impaired.

1. Start with a positive mindset. In the piece she said, “You have to get out of the ‘I can’t do it. I’m not capable’ mentality.”

2. Target a company where you really want to work. Next, network to find someone you know who works there. Read more

Red Flags Employers Spot When You’re Looking to Leave

judgeIt’s okay, you can secretly nod in agreement if you’ve quietly pranced in and out of your office to a lunchtime interview. This may go unnoticed if it’s happening once or twice but suffice it to say, when you’re actively looking to leave and frequently interviewing, your employer may start to take notice.

Thanks to good ol’ social media, when you really want to broadcast to your network in order to expand connections, you need to be more cognizant about your moves. Here are several aspects, per a piece on Fortune, to be mindful of when you’re looking to land a new job.

1. Be mindful on LinkedIn. If you’re inactive on the site and then all of the sudden you’re making dozens upon dozens of new connections, others may start to wonder if something is up, especially if you’re already connected to your boss. So, be sure to switch on your privacy settings. This is particularly important when you want to start following companies such as competitors. Plus, it helps you discreetly  update your profile and tweak your current role. Read more

Five Overused Buzzwords to Avoid On Your Resume

relocate jobWe read this piece and we had to chuckle. Having worked in recruiting and reviewed thousands upon thousands of resumes, yes there are several repetitive words that rear their ugly head. A lot.

And you know what? After a while they lose all meaning. There are certainly better ways to articulate what they mean and secondly, when they’re universal like saying you are proficient on a PC, well it’s the great equalizer. All candidates should be literate online.

Without further ado, thanks to a piece on Salary.com, here are several of their thoughts on commonly overused words… Read more

Forecast Reveals Strong Hiring Throughout 2014

ImproveJobProspectsGood news for job seekers! If you’re in the market for a new gig, listen up.

Per a forecast published by CareerBuilder, almost three out of 10 employers plan to hire full-time employees prior to December 31.

This number is four percentage higher than last year’s data. Let’s not forget about seasonal opportunities either. One out of four employers anticipate hiring seasonal workers. This includes 43 percent of retailers. Read more

Dropbox’s New Recruiting Video Spoofs Themselves

Here’s the thing. When you’re pounding the pavement looking for a new job and the right fit for your next stellar career move, you’re not always thinking about what the employer is doing to woo you.

But get this — they are doing it! They need you just as much as you need them. And they’re putting marketing teams and time, energy and effort behind this endeavor.

Need proof? Check out this creative video from Dropbox highlighting why their “team” likes working there.

Four Signs to Stay Away From Job Search Scams

Tech Writing FIIf you’ve ever received an email from an anonymous email address telling you big cash awaits for your dream job and to apply now, listen up!

And even if you haven’t, there are still several red flags to look out for when it comes to looking for your new job. Here are a few pointers to avoid job search scams, courtesy of CBS News. Read more

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