Job Search

[PODCAST] Looking for Work Has Changed Forever — Here’s Why

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we look for work. But how long will those changes last, and what do they mean for the future of job search? According to Find Your Dream Job guest John Sullivan, the changes are permanent and you need to be prepared to adjust your strategy. John shares how to show potential employers that you are …

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Looking for a Job Has Changed Forever — and Here’s Why

I predict that the recent turmoil surrounding our pandemic will strain the job search process to the point where existing search approaches will soon become ineffective. The job-loss damage is already becoming obvious — 25% of people making less than $50,000 report that they had been let go or had hours reduced as a result of the recent turmoil.

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Serving is skilled labor – by Gavin Jenkins

Jokes aside, service industry professionals should finesse their resumes when switching careers, according to John Sullivan, a human resources expert who Fast Company called “The Michael Jordan of hiring.”

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Why You Can’t Get an Interview – Explained Using Job-Search Science Data

Ponder this: Two resumes are received, one with 58% of the job requirements and another that meets 100%, but the 58% resume gets the interview. Yes, it’s completely illogical. Job-search science data from TalentWorks reveals that you are just “as likely to get an interview matching 50% of requirements as matching 90%.” If you’re not familiar with the term “Job-Search …

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The Top 10 Reasons Why Networking Events Are a Waste of a Jobseeker’s Time

It is certainly true that “who you know” has an impact on getting a great job but it’s a time-consuming mistake to assume that attending most networking events will result in you knowing “more of the right people.” In fact, I find that when you leave them after intense preparation, many are so frustrated that their overall job chances are …

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Signs That You Aced Your Job Interview – So Now You Can Relax

The job search has been ranked #3 as the most stressful thing in life. The interviews are typically the most stressful step in job searching. Moreover, interview stress is often worse during the long delay between the end of the interview and hearing how you did. As a recruiting expert, I can help reduce some of your stress during and …

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Don’t Pass On Game-Changer Candidates Who Are Still Rookies

By Dr John Sullivan ERE August 3, 2015 Don’t Pass On Game-changer Candidates Who Are Still Rookies Professional sports lead the way in recruiting “game-changer” candidates who are only rookies, while in the corporate world, most of them are simply passed over. If you’re not familiar with the term “game changer,” they are high-impact hires who soon after joining a team, end …

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The Value and Use of Best Practices in Recruiting

By Kimberly Do and Dr. John Sullivan What is a best practice in recruiting? A best practice is a unique leading-edge solution applied at a noted firm to an emerging recruiting problem. It is “best” because a firm known for its excellence in management is implementing it. It is “a practice” because it has already been successfully implemented in at …

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The Top 20 Reasons Why Recruiting Is an Exciting and High-Impact Job

As a professor in a large business school, I am frequently asked, “What is the most exciting and impactful job in the corporate world?” While others may answer differently, to me the most exciting and impactful job is clearly recruiting. It is full of excitement because every day as a recruiter you are in a head-to-head competition to attract top …

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