Understanding the recruitment process.

Understanding the Recruitment Process: The Key to a Successful Job Search

While every company approaches recruiting somewhat uniquely, there are certain challenges all recruiters face. There are also processes that nearly all follow to some extent. As a job seeker, understanding these is key. The more you know about what recruiters are looking for at any point in the recruitment process, the better you can meet […]

How to avoid age discrimination or ageism as a job seeker.

Age Discrimination: Older Applicants vs. “Young Pretty People”

“The client specifically asked for ‘young pretty people,’” Tejal Wagadia, a technical recruiter based in Phoenix, Arizona, told Jobscan. “They said, ‘I don’t care how many years of experience they have, I need young pretty people.’“ “I’ve talked to VPs of HR who have told me, straight out, that the executive needs candidates that are […]

The top 15 people to follow on LinkedIn.

Top 15 Career Coaches and Job Search Experts to Follow on LinkedIn

Maintaining a presence on LinkedIn is a vital part of any job search, whether you’re actively submitting resumes, hoping to attract recruiters, or keeping an eye out for new opportunities. Writing a great LinkedIn profile is the first step. To gain a further leg up, follow people dedicated to helping job seekers make the most […]

What do Corporate Recruiters want? We asked four of them to help you job search. Illustration by COCO RATTIKARN

What Do Corporate Recruiters Want? We Asked Them

Job seekers face a buzzsaw of obstacles, locked doors, and unpleasant experiences in pursuit of a job offer. The first tests are typically issued by a corporate recruiter who serves as the gatekeeper between the job seeker and the hiring manager. To learn more about what job seekers are up against, we spoke with four […]

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Jobscan LinkedIn Optimization: A Complete Guide

LinkedIn Optimization with Jobscan Here at Jobscan, we’ve leveraged our resume scanning and optimization technology and researched recruiter behavior to help job seekers and in-demand professionals increase their searchability and get more out of their LinkedIn profiles. With Jobscan LinkedIn Optimization, you see exactly how your profile scores for the jobs you want and receive actionable tips […]

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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 […]