A serial job interviewer opened up to The Wall Street Journal and after completing more than 100 job interviews between 2007 and 2013, she has a lot to say.
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This just in…according to folks at TheLadders, 50 percent of available jobs at the manager, vice president and C-level continue to not be posted online.
This means, of course, companies and their external recruiters, don’t even need to advertise these highly coveted positions and in turn, job seekers without a foot in the door are being left out. Read more
If you’re in Generation Y or X, sorry but you’re not included in the findings conducted by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.
They looked at jobs recovery specifically for workers approaching the end of their careers and Millennials who are embarking on them. According to the report, baby boomers hold a larger percent of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and Millennials have struggled to make their mark in the past four years. Read more
If you’ve been in a job for only six months and feel like you need to stick it out until at least two years or more, listen up.
According to a new survey conducted by CareerBuilder, staying employed on a job for a short period of time isn’t necessarily game over from an employer’s perspective.
Per the survey, more than half of employers indicated they have hired a job hopper and almost one-third of all employers actually expect workers to hop around. Read more
It’s that time again! Yes, aside from various studies and quirky job news, it’s time to get back to basics.
You know, essentials like resumes, interviewing and oh yes – the elusive cover letter!
Job seekers often stumble upon this requirement but the cover letter doesn’t have to be an uphill battle every time you submit that resume. There are a few simple tips to keep in mind while crafting a quintessential cover letter:
1. Be succinct. Recruiters have hundreds upon hundreds of resumes and cover letters to read. Don’t make your cover letter a novel. Two or three paragraphs should summarize your passion and enthusiasm for the role along with your ability to fill the employer’s need. Read more
Have you ever asked an interviewer at the conclusion of the interview for feedback as in, “Hey man, how’d I do?”
Probably not, right? And if you did ask the question, how’d that work out for you?
Okay, we’re in a punchy mood right now but so important as it is to ask questions at the end of each job interview, it’s just as important to steer clear from any questions that are downright inappropriate. They lack tact.
And most of all, some of the questions can be transparent in terms of your priorities as in asking if you resign if you can get paid out for your unused personal time (yes, it has been done and no, that candidate did not get the offer.) Read more
We read this post on ERE and had an a-ha moment to share with you. Having been on the other side of the desk working directly with candidates, we know the feeling of seeing hundreds upon hundreds of resumes stacked up in the applicant tracking system.
But here’s proof that we just have to share. Mike Bailen, head of talent and senior HR manager at the Zappos Family of Companies indicated Zappos received more than 31,000 applicants last year. Read more
If you’re looking for a new job, you may be among the 35 percent of job seekers who are looking to make a big move. Literally.
TheLadders data team looked into how often job seekers in their database look to move outside their current location. Known as the designated market area (or “DMA”), the results were significant. Read more
It’s hard to believe there once was a time when many of us actually searched for a job offline. As in the newspaper!
That’s because a new survey published by Glassdoor reveals 89 percent of job seekers rely on their mobile device to search for a new gig. That’s really no surprise when you think about how convenient it is to search whether you’re sitting on a train for your commute or in the waiting room at a doctor’s office. Whatever the scenario, the numbers keep rising. Read more