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Interviewing With Secrecy

Most of us have had to schedule job interviews while being gainfully employed. But how much stealth and secrecy do we really need to have? And what about ethics- do they play a role in the process? Anyone who has been on a job search, or has been contacted by a recruiter or another company, […]

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Where Have All of the Good Résumés Gone?

Résumés are a critical part of the interview process, much to the dismay of many hiring managers and recruiters. The reason? Many résumés are not well-written or formatted, and some are just frighteningly terrible. We will visit this topic multiple times in 2013 as a poor résumé can shut someone down even before they have […]

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What Other Perks Do You Offer?

With the demand for quality talent at industry highs, the supply has steadily dropped over the past couple of years. It’s no longer the guarantee of a good paycheck and steady hours. More and more desirable candidates are also seriously looking at the extras as part of a compensation package. Depending upon the position, different […]

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Online Privacy for Employees

Think that prospective employers don’t hunt around online to do a little research on you? Think again. It is estimated that 90% of employers and recruiters use social media to aid in their candidate screening decisions according to Jobvite. A survey by CareerBuilder found that 43% of hiring managers stated that information found online caused […]

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Five Years of Staffing Trends 2008-2013

October 2013 marks the fifth anniversary of Staffing Trends. The last five years have seen the economy go from boom to bust overnight. The way companies interview and hire have changed dramatically since then. In addition, the way people search for jobs has also changed. Recruiters and job boards will always be around but social […]

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How to Scare Away Candidates

As a recruiter, I have MANY stories to tell. One would think that all are great, humorous stories with fairy-tale endings. Unfortunately, I and most others in my industry share the same frustrations in the hiring process. Matching the right candidates with the right companies is not always that difficult but the challenge many times […]

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Low-Ball Offers Can Be Risky

As the job market appears to be getting better in our industry, we have noticed a dangerous (and disappointing) trend of low-ball offers. Why do employers and hiring managers feel that they can discount one’s experience, education and success with an offer sure to be perceived as insulting? Do they also not see the value […]

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Thinking of Quitting? Think Again!

Why do you want to quit your job? There could be many reasons for that including, but not limited to: another great gig, big money, promotion, relocation desires, or just plain management issues. The old saying that “Employees don’t quit their jobs, they quit their bosses” has never been more true. There are many factors […]

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Don’t Forget About the ‘Seasoned’ Workers in Our Industry

Last month, we discussed the younger workers and how we can entice them into our industry. There was a lot of feedback to the story. Most of the responses were alike in that there was a consensus that hiring managers needed to simply create opportunities with the following: 1) a good salary, 2) quick advancement […]

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How Do We Attract the Younger Workers?

With over 600,000 career opportunities geared towards the younger workers in the U.S., there are many misperceptions that have to be addressed before these Generation X’s and Y’s consider working in our industry. How is the recession changing young people’s views in their careers? The youth of today have never known what real job security […]

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