What Recruiters Look at During the 6 Seconds They Spend on Your Resume

How do recruiters QUICKLY scan your resume? Click the image for the the full story AND be sure to click on the links highlighted below the image for more good information! Is YOUR resume ready to do the job? The above images are based on an eye-tracking study that indicates the “hot spots” that draw professional […]

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Hold That Password: The New Reality of Evaluating Job Applicants

    Click the image for the full story According to Knowledge@Wharton: “Recent events only highlight a new reality: the identity that individuals create in the world of social media is quickly becoming an important factor in hiring decisions and in people’s broader professional lives. ‘The questions around employer access to social network logins reflect a broader […]

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Should an Employer Be Able to Ask for Your Facebook Password?

According to a story by Newsday’s Mark Herrara, “A third of the public is OK with workers getting fired for inappropriate Facebook posts, according to a poll released Monday. And now some employers are taking the inspection of social media profiles to another level by demanding Facebook passwords from applicants as part of their screening process. “ […]

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Check Out the HBR Blog Network

The Harvard Business Review publishes an interesting blog at http://blogs.hbr.org/. One recent blog deals with the topic of career plans and the question typically asked of interviewees regarding their 5-year plans: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/03/career_plans_are_dangerous.html

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Why the Job Search Is Like ‘Throwing Paper Airplanes into the Galaxy’

According to Knowledge@Wharton,  “On the one hand are job seekers who submit hundreds of applications online with little effort, but also with little hope of receiving a response. On the other hand are companies, inundated with resumes, that resort to blunt-edged tracking systems to quickly weed out candidates, including potentially qualified ones who don’t conform […]

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