Make your social media profiles more professional while job hunting.

Social Media Profile Tips for Job Hunting

Employers nowadays are very particular about the people they choose to hire. More often than not, they prefer to generate background reports on candidates to help them make intelligent hiring decisions. In many cases, they check the candidate’s social media profiles as well, as a person’s online activities and social media presence can help employers […]

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6 Tips That Will Get You Hired Before the End of Summer

  Are you a fresh graduate trying to find your first real job after college? Do you feel slightly uneasy when you look at all that empty space on your resume? Have you already applied for several jobs but you’ve yet to score a single interview? What if I told you that your lack of […]

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Social Media Habits to Avoid as a Professional

As social creatures, the need to connect and bond is natural. It’s why platforms like FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram fuel the daily activities of millions. Some use social media to pitch potential employers; others for finding a love connection; and some sign on to communicate with far-away relatives or people with whom they have common […]

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How to Use Jobscan: A Step-by-Step Guide

 Why Resume Optimization Matters The more effectively you can tailor your resume for a specific job, the better your chances. Generic resumes are a dime a dozen and unlikely to do well in an applicant tracking system (also known as an ATS). Using Jobscan, you can easily optimize your resume against any job description and […]

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Craft the Perfect Resume Summary

  After posting an open position, hiring managers don’t have time to review every resume that’s submitted. You can gain an advantage by learning to craft the perfect resume summary. Your summary statement is a brief paragraph placed at the top of a resume (but after your contact information) that states your qualifications for the […]

5 Red Flags That Recruiters Hate

Recruiters can open connections in your job search, help you negotiate your salary, and more. But keeping their attention and getting them to commit to helping you isn’t easy. After working as a recruiter for more than five years in Boston and New York, I’m going to share the biggest “red flags” that will scare […]

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Don’t Abandon Your Job Search This December

During the holiday season, we may be tempted to neglect our job search and put off job research, planning, and applications until the new year. The holidays are a time for relaxing with friends and family, attending office parties, and giving gifts. Which means that it’s also a great time of year to take on […]

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The History of Applicant Tracking Systems

It’s hard to believe all the changes that have taken place in how people apply for jobs within the past 40 years. With the spur of the internet, applications moved quickly from classifieds and paper submissions to email and eventually online portals. With the facilitation of submitting job applications thanks to sites like Monster, more […]

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Top Job Search Strategies for Fall 2016

  In the last quarter of the year, employers are finished with their summer holidays and start hiring more employees to meet year-end objectives. So, in preparation for your fall job search, here’s what you need to know to be the most productive. Fall is the best season for hiring Mid-August through October are the […]

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8 Things You Need To Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

How much do you know about applicant tracking systems? You may have heard that the first step to getting a job interview is making it past the stage where a recruiter glances at your resume and makes a split-second decision about whether to chuck your resume into the discard pile. But 90% of Fortune 500 […]