How to Write a Killer Cover Letter
You’ve found the perfect job, your resume is ready to go, but there’s one last thing on your to-do list: the dreaded cover letter.
While it might seem easy to write a one-page letter touting your strengths, many job seekers struggle to understand what, exactly, an employer is looking for and how to translate that into a couple of paragraphs.
Cover letters are unavoidable, and many employers consider them the …
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Can Your Credit Score Affect Your Employment?
Having bad credit can make it difficult to get approved for a loan or a credit card — but in some cases, it can also prevent you from getting a job.
According to a 2018 National Association of Professional Background Screeners study, 47 percent of employers run credit or financial background checks on candidates. Whether or not you’ll be one of those candidates depends on the type of job you’re applying for.
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Why — and How — Recruiters Should Think Like Marketers
Recruiters who think like marketers have the edge in today’s candidate-driven talent market.
That’s the belief at the core of recruitment marketing, the practice of developing and communicating a value proposition to job candidates in the same way marketers do to customers. Customer-journey mapping is a proven practice in the marketing field, and recruiters can adopt the same approach to map their candidate experiences.
The candidate journey is well worth …
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How to Offer Remote Work Without Disrupting Your Business
Recruiters are constantly striving to attract and retain better talent, and many are increasingly using new perks to seal the deal. One of the easiest perks to offer also happens to be one of the most attractive to today’s employees: the ability to work remotely.
Why Working Remotely Is So Popular
Some companies have embraced remote work so much they’ve
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12 Steps to Breaking Smartphone Addiction
Article by Michael Pietrzak
I descended into the subway toward the metallic tube that would rush me across the city in the dark underground. A man was having a phone call, lingering halfway down the stairs, not yet ready to cut the umbilical cord with the unseen radio tower that connected him to the Matrix.
This would be no problem, except that dozens of rushed commuters were piling up behind him like water in a kinked hose.
A minute …
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5 Voluntary Benefits to Boost the Appeal of Your Total Rewards Program
The war for talent is on, and shrewd employers recognize they need to up the ante to attract and retain human capital in this market. This realization, however, places pressure on the benefits department. Strong core benefits are key to an effective total rewards program, and employers that want to differentiate themselves in the talent market must offer voluntary benefits that appeal to a wide audience.
Driven by the need …
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My New Pet Peeve: Getting Personal on LinkedIn
Sometimes, you see something you just can’t unsee it. Unfortunately, that seems to be happening to me more and more on LinkedIn.
What was once a very professional website is now host to some very unprofessional things, and it’s frankly shocking. I’ve tried to push it out of my mind, but I just can’t any longer.
I’ve seen an influx of cartoon profile photos, as well as overly casual …
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Stop Confusing Busyness With Success
“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.” — Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism
Over the course of my career, I’ve found that almost nothing cripples a company like busyness for the sake of busyness. Employees waste precious time on work that isn’t directly related to team goals or the company vision, all while spinning their wheels with menial, irrelevant tasks.
The result of all this busyness is burnout and disengagement — the cost of which Harvard Professor …
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No Ghosting: What to Do After Accepting the Job Offer
“Ghosting” used to be reserved for the world of dating. Now, it has become quite common in the workplace.
Ghosting is when one person — in this case, a candidate or employee — ignores all the calls, texts, emails, and other messages sent by another person — in this case, an employer. In the workplace, ghosting often happens when a candidate accepts an offer but then decides they don’t want to work for …
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Your Recruiting Event Is Over — Now What?
You’re never truly done in recruiting. Sure, the high-volume recruiting event may be over, but there’s plenty of work left for you to do if you want to make the most of your attendance.
What you do right after a recruiting event is crucial. This is your chance to set communication expectations and solidify the good impressions you made on candidates. Here are the post-event rituals you need to follow to …
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