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Per New Survey, Employers Say Job Hopping Has Lost Its Stigma

successIf 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

For New Site Hironomy, Think LinkedIn Meets eHarmony

rosesNew site alert! This one piqued our interest. LinkedIn, eHarmony and a recruiter walk into a bar…

Okay, we’re getting punchy again here in MediaJobsDaily land! The co-founder of new recruiting site Hironomy envisions his company as LinkedIn and eHarmony. Here’s why: The site aims match candidates based on their cultural fit, behavioral aptitudes and cognitive aptitudes.

The site looks at candidates to see whether they match a job, a team and an organization. The ultimate scenario, “the Hironomous fit” occurs when “job seekers are presented with opportunities to work for a company that shares their values, values their talent & ambitions and offers them with opportunities to grow professionally.” Read more

Four Tips to Writing an Effective Cover Letter

job searchIt’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

Per Survey, Most Hiring Managers Say Colleges ‘Somewhat Prepare’ Students for Working World

successAccording to a new survey, The Multi-Generational Job Search, conducted by Millennial Branding and Beyond.com, the top three attributes companies are seeking are a positive attitude, communication skills and the ability to work as a team.

Soft skills, anyone? It just goes to show there’s an emphasis on being that enthusiastic team player who communicates well. Furthermore, based on their data, earning a college degree is important but not as important as an applicant’s personality.

There are the soft skills again. Is there an echo in here?

Maybe the focus on a candidate’s personality is actually a good thing since 73 percent of hiring managers felt colleges only “somewhat prepare” students for the working world. Their biggest challenge falls into the category of how job seekers present themselves. Many people from hiring teams reported candidates are “unprepared and said they have a “bad attitude” while interviewing.  Read more

‘Hey, How Soon Can I Take a Vacation?’ & Other Questions to Avoid Asking During an Interview

interviewHave 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

Need More Proof to Network? Zappos Received 31,000 Applicants & Hired 1.5 Percent

resume mistakesWe 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

TheLadders’ Study Shows 35 Percent of Job Seekers Want to Move

US mapIf 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

Is it Too Late to for College Students to Land Summer Internships?

summer internsAccording to a piece in The New York Post, a college student inquired if it’s too late to land a summer internship? The answer? Um, yes.

A junior heading into his or her senior year is looking for more meaningful employment than waiting tables and flipping burgers. As per Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, there’s a bigger issue here to fry. Read more

Got Typos? New Survey Says It Could Be Game Over When They’re on Your Resume

typosIf you have one or two typos on your resume that state something like you’re “graduating this Maybe,” listen up.

Per a new Accountemps survey, that’s enough of a reason to be dismissed from the hiring process. That is, 63 percent of senior managers in the survey indicated they would say buh-bye to candidates with typos in their CVs.

As for the good news? The survey shows employers are more lenient than they’ve been in the past. In 2009, 40 percent of survey participants indicated one minor snag on a resume would put it in the slush pile but now that number has decreased to 17 percent. Read more

New Survey Says 89 Percent of Job Seekers Rely on Mobile Devices

mobile phonesIt’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

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