Tag Archives: 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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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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Why You Can’t Get A Job … Recruiting Explained By the Numbers

Is your “six seconds of fame” enough to land you a job? As a professor and a corporate recruiting strategist, I can tell you that very few applicants truly understand the corporate recruiting process. Most people looking for a job approach it with little factual knowledge. That is a huge mistake. A superior approach is to instead analyze it carefully, …

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What’s Wrong With Using Resumes For Hiring? Pretty Much Everything

If you’re getting low quality hires, it’s time to realize that the blind and uneducated use of resumes may be a main contributing factor (note that earlier this year I completed a similar analysis on interviews, the second major contributor to low quality hires). Resumes are the currency of recruiting. Job sites, recruiters, and hiring managers all require them and …

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Your Resume Is Boring — And How to Increase Your Career Opportunities

Over a decade ago, Fast Company magazine dubbed me the “Michael Jordan of hiring,” so if you want to have a resume as powerful and effective as Michael Jordan’s actually is, consider each of the checklist items that follow. Bolster the Content of Your Resume While an unusual format may garner a few seconds more of attention, it may also …

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Tips On Getting a Job as a Recruiter

It’s no secret that, with the downturn in the economy, almost every firm has reduced its hiring. As a result, there is a decreased need for recruiters. If you happen to be one of the many recruiters who are currently looking for a recruiting position, here are some admittedly aggressive tips for those of you who are willing to try …

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Checklist for selecting a World-Class Search Firm – Some things to consider when you pick your next search firm.

Results of their searches The firm has a high past success rate with our company.Search firm-placed employees must have higher performance, performance appraisal scores, promotions, bonuses etc. than employees from other hiring sources.Must be cost-effective (lower cost vs. benefits (lower cost vs. benefits). than other methods of recruiting .The use of this executive search firm must result in a __% …

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