By Abby Kohut
Job seekers around the country are all struggling with the same issues. A big one? They're "unfindable" by recruiters.
While you may think it's a recruiter's job to find you, it's actually YOUR job to try to be found. The more you help the recruiters, the faster they will find you online and the... Read More »
By KELLY SERVICES
Using the industry knowledge and networks of recruiters can be a critical component of any job search. A professional recruiter can offer career advice, inside knowledge of your target industry or company, compensation guidance and "cultural fit" insight on prospective employers.
With the... Read More »
By Anna Pitts
Applying for jobs is a challenging task, one made all the more difficult when you know your recruiter has dozens of other applicants to consider. Instead of getting lost in the crowd, here are some things you can do to fast-track your resume to the front of a long queue: Read More »
By Nancy Collamer
Does it seem like the resumés you submit online vanish into a black hole? You're not alone. Most job seekers applying for jobs online never get so much as an email in return. So how exactly are people snagging offers? Read More »
By Ritika Trikha
Recruiters love helping people find the perfect job, but after working with dozens of candidates day in and day out, they're bound to develop a few annoyances that drive them nuts.
A recruiter's job is tough. It's up to them to match the perfect candidate to the perfect company every single... Read More »
By Lisa Swan
If you want to find a good job these days, you might have to work with a recruiter. Deal with it. That's because today, many companies have dispensed with traditional human resources departments in favor of outside recruiters. It saves the companies beaucoup bucks -- but it also means that you... Read More »
It's one of the strange outcomes of the Great Recession: At a time of high unemployment, when some 12 million Americans are without jobs, some employers are saying that they can't find anyone to hire.
There have been lots of explanations for this, from job candidates' lack of cover letters to employers'... Read More »
By Lindsay Olson
Gone are the days where recruiters and hiring managers only looked through their pile of resumes to find great job candidates. Thanks to social media's popularity, employers are now using tools like Facebook and LinkedIn to a) find candidates like you and b) find out more about job... Read More »
You hear about a job and get invited to an interview, but you've been to a couple where they ended up hiring internally and you don't want to waste your time. What can you do, is it acceptable to ask a recruiter if the job is going to be filled internally? Read More »
By Megan M. Brio
I've talked before about personality-culture fit on Glassdoor, and it hit a nerve with the community. Now that 2012 is here and hints of economic recovery are in the air, I'd like to look at five culture 'musts' organizations should adopt to attract job seekers as the market slowly... Read More »
We all know networking leads to interviewing for jobs. Who you know and who they know can connect you to all types of hiring managers, recruiters, and human resources professionals. There are old-fashioned ways of networking that still work today, but the standard in on-line networking has been fairly... Read More »
During a recent staffing conference I attended, I talked with recruiters and asked them this question:
"If they could tell job seekers one thing, what would it be." Here are their responses. Read More »
Many of you have had unique experiences working with recruiters during a job hunt. Some good and some not so good. Like every profession, there are "good people" and then there are others. You need to do your own homework to ensure you are working with a reputable recruiter. At the same time, you need to do what... Read More »
In the world of "give and take," do you take more than you give? When it comes to working with recruiters, many job seekers assume they can only receive help and not provide any. Additionally, many wrongfully assume that the relationship with the recruiter is short-lived-that it only lasts as long as the job... Read More »
At this time of year, many people decide it is time to look for a new job. Is starting a job search one of your New Year's resolutions? If so, you'll probably brush up your resume, hit the job boards, apply for a few jobs and wait. When nothing happens, you'll think, "What should I do now? I know, I'll ask a... Read More »
When I ask job seekers what roles they are ideal candidates for, I often hear "I am good at so many different things, I can do almost any job." Although this may sometimes be close to true, most of my clients are looking for specialists. Sure they appreciate the candidates who bring a lot to the table. However,... Read More »