Landing Your First Post-Graduation Job: 7 Practical Tips
Congratulations! Graduating from college and looking for your first “real” job is an exciting and daunting time!
The good news is the national unemployment rate is only 3.6 percent as of April 2019.
The bad news: It takes an average of five months to land a job, and 82 percent of job seekers find the process stressful,
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What Do Job Seekers Want From Your Benefits Package? Stability.
Work is not just about earning a wage — it’s about facilitating a certain lifestyle. Employers know this, and they have long combined competitive compensation with robust benefits packages to attract top talent.
Offering attractive benefits is, of course, still a sound recruiting strategy in today’s day and age, but this strategy is also long overdue for an update. We must acknowledge two realities up front.
First, the cost of benefits …
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How to Market Your Resume Like a Pro
When you’re eager to jump into a new role and have spent time and effort crafting a fresh resume, it can be almost soul-crushing to have your applications repeatedly rejected or simply ignored.
However, if you’re only applying to publicly advertised jobs, you’re missing out on a huge pool of opportunity. The perfect role is out there, and you can get it — you may just need to dig a little …
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To Map the Candidate Journey, You Have to Understand What Google Analytics Is Telling You
Everyone wants to be more data-driven, but when it comes to recruitment marketing, that isn’t always as easy as it seems.
Sure, when you roll out a social media advertising campaign, you can pretty easily find out how many candidates are seeing your ads and clicking your links — but what happens after that? How can you gain insight into users’ behaviors once they have clicked your call to action (CTA) …
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Promoting Play in the Office Boosts Productivity
Years ago, goofing off at work might have been a fireable offense. Today, companies know that play is an essential component of creative stimulation.
In other words, employees who are permitted to use their imaginations in ways that aren’t directly related to their job responsibilities are more likely to make valuable contributions to company success.
It’s no wonder, then, that big companies like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Adobe have installed game …
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The Hidden Costs of Hiring: Onboarding Drives Up the Price Tag More Than You Think
Employee turnover costs do not typically appear in budgets. There is no single figure in the balance sheet, profit and loss statement, or cash flow statement to describe the true impact of hiring, nor is there even a standard formula for measuring such costs.
Today, I’d like to explore the components required to produce a more comprehensive measurement of turnover and hiring costs, and then consider how such costs may be reduced.
Hidden Costs: Processes, Systems, Networks, and Lost Knowledge
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7 Traits That Can Move a Potential New Hire’s Resume to the Short List
Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers!
Today’s Question: What qualities immediately move a candidate’s resume into your short list?
The answers below are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization of the world’s most …
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How to Argue With Your Coworkers — Productively and Positively
There’s no room for fighting at work — but there is room for a good argument. In fact, we should probably be arguing with our coworkers more.
I’m not talking about slinging insults — I mean “argument” in terms of a robust and honest discussion of contrasting opinions. Research suggests that a mix of differing perspectives is the best way to bring new ideas to the table and drive business innovation.
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Pros and Cons of Getting a Corporate Credit Card
A corporate card sounds like a great perk, but don’t forget the fine print.
Most importantly, you need to clarify whether you’re being offered a corporate card or a business credit card. They may sound like the same thing, but they’re actually a little different. One key distinction: Where business credit cards are concerned, …
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Here’s What to Do If Your Glassdoor Ratings Stink
Keeping tabs on your Glassdoor reviews makes sense, but dwelling on bad ones isn’t useful. At that point, the die is cast. Unless you have a wayback machine, there’s nothing you can do to change the person’s experience.
However, that doesn’t mean your HR and leadership teams can’t make some changes to prevent future bad reviews.
Cool-headed leaders and recruiters realize how valuable negative Glassdoor reviews can be when used …
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