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How An Improving Economy Will Change Hiring

Now that the US economy and the labor market have stabilized to their present, solid levels, it’s safe to anticipate actually passing stability and going straight on to expansion once again. Over the next year, should the economy keep going

How to Put the Viral in Your Viral Marketing

Viral Marketing is one of the most useful and one of the most unpredictable tools at our disposal today. Marketing your company’s content through social media sites mostly free, making what you stand to gain (should your content go viral)

The Most Overused LinkedIn Profile Buzzwords of 2013

Would you describe yourself as a responsible, strategic and creative employee? How about an innovative organizational expert? If these descriptors are leaving you with a bogus taste in your mouth, it’s probably because you’ve got a refined pallet for all

What's in Store for Hiring in 2014 (Part 2)

Last week, we discussed some of the emerging and continuing recruiting trends for 2014 based, for the most part, on a 2 part article by Dr. John Sullivan. While part one of The Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems and Opportunities

Where Does Your Careers Page Place Your Company?

Are you really getting all that you can out of your company’s careers page? If it’s been months or even years since that page was updated, you need to dust it off and take a good hard look at how

Give Introverts A Chance At Sales

If I asked you to give me some of the attributes that make for a successful sales person, you’d probably say that they’d need good at communicating, that they’d need to be confident and that they’d definitely need to have

Contests Are Great Ways to Attract College Talent

Recruiting top talent out of MBA programs is becoming more competitive than ever. It’s not uncommon for the most distinguished students to receive employment offers before they’ve even completed their first year. Despite this great demand for fresh talent, the

What is in Store For Hiring in 2014

With 2014 approaching quickly, it’s important to take a look back at the past year and take stock of the changes that have taken place. Besides the shocking events: global NSA scandal, the government shutdown and the rise of celebrity

Jobvite's 2013 Social Recruiting Survey

Unless you have been on an extended Antarctic vacation or have been living under a rock, you know that social recruiting was one of the most discussed recruiting strategies of 2013. Not only was it the most talked about recruiting

What You Should Do When You don't Get the Job

Nothing is more frustrating than making it to the final round of interviews for a job, only to be beat out at the last moment. You might agonize about the interview, wondering if that joke about the bear and the

Your Clunky Career Page is Isolating Mobile Job Seekers

In regards to technology, the overall trend of the past decade has been overwhelmingly geared toward increasing user friendliness. Just look at the success of Apple. Where before they were dominated by the “superior computing” of Microsoft, they’ve now make

Hiring Hot Shots: How Paying Big Salaries Can Pay for Itself

When it comes to your employees, you want to be sure that you’re always hiring the best and the brightest that you can find. By holding out during your recruitment process for a little bit longer to find them and

Market Your Job Like You’re in Marketing

Nothing is static. You might believe that there is a “right way” and a “wrong way” to recruit, but I’d suggest that the only “right way” is based exclusively on what works: and this is always changing. The job market

Testing the Waters With Your Top Talent

Passive candidate sourcing is the sharpest double edged sword in the hiring world. The good part of the blade is that you have the opportunity to offer great talent a way out of their current, lackluster job and a way

The Importance of Saying "Thank You"

Being that it’s the Holiday season, it’s important to take stock of the people that we’re thankful for. Are they the people in your family that you’ve grown up with or your hometown friends that you can reminisce about high

Spotting Potential in Recent Graduates

It’s usually a good thing to be cautious when dealing with unknown quantities, especially when these unknowns have to do with the people that you’re hiring. When deciding whether or not to hire a recent college grad, you need to

Leaping the Gaps in Your Employment History

After a long absence from the professional world, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things. During the time away, your priorities and preferences may have changed dramatically. You might not even be aware of your

Is Your Recruiting Style Pushing Prospects Away?

Do you ever wonder why you missed out on a recruiting prospect? Was it your hair, your halitosis? No, it was a phone interview so that’s impossible, and besides, your hair is probably great. If you have consistent difficulties with

Build Your Team Through Building Their Confidence

Having a strong team behind you is the single greatest success factor for business leaders. Now, this doesn’t mean that they all have to be geniuses or are so close that they can finish each other’s sentences. It means that

The Right Sell for Your Employer Brand

Maintaining an appealing employment brand is at once a service to your company’s PR and your company’s hiring function. When your organization becomes known as a great place to work, you’ll start to bring in a higher caliber of active

What Will Be the Fastest Growing, Highest Paying Jobs of this Decade?

What will determine the fastest growing, highest paying jobs of this decade? Will it be the expansion of new technologies like 3-D printing? Will it be a need for greater information security in the wake of the NSA scandal? Will

Look Outside the Career Center For College Talent

When you’re looking to recruit directly from universities, limiting yourself to the students that show up at the career center or job fair can leave you missing a lot of great potential candidates. Just like in the rest of the

Why Doesn't Anyone Respond to My Job Postings?

The title that you choose to put on your job posting is of great strategic importance for getting the responses that you want from job seekers in a timely fashion. A good job description is succinct, accurate and encapsulates the

Do You Really Need to Meet Your Next Hire in Person?

The effectiveness with which technology has the ability to connect people has revolutionized recruiting over the last decade. Where, in times past, you might actually have to know a candidate or seek them through a registry, all you need now