Recruiting and hiring managers are sometimes hesitant to hire people they consider overqualified. Yesterday we got a recruiter’s perspective on why they might not want to hire someone who is overqualified. Today, an action plan for overcoming the label of “overqualified”. Read More
Having a strong online presence is a great way to brand yourself, to network professionally, and – believe it or not – to be found by recruiters. In today’s video blog, we share some tips on how to use your time online to stand out and increase your chances of being “found.” Read More
Increasingly, recruiters are sourcing candidates online. This means your online presence is the first impression you make with potential employers. In this video, we talk about what you can do to establish a positive professional image and make your expertise evident online. Read More
“The End of Forgetting” is a perfect way to signify today’s new reality of how difficult it is to retract information about and photos of yourself from the web. Many articles have discussed in-depth the issues of reputation and privacy. For job seekers, this topic is extremely relevant as the vast majority of recruiters are now using online tools to research applicants and many report turning down applicants after the discovery of controversial information.
One of the biggest tricks to being “found” by recruiters is to make your resume and online profile keyword-rich. If you’re a bit baffled by the term, you’re not alone. Keywords can be a source of confusion to the point where they are sometimes just ignored by job seekers. Ignoring them may mean your resume never makes its way to an actual hiring manager.
Job seekers know that networking is an important part of a job search. But just how important is it? The Salary Reporter and Jobvite, published this month, clearly demonstrates that networking is vital to your job search – and highlights some interesting networking possibilities you might not be fully taking advantage of. Read More
Tips for working with recruiters during your job search. Read More
Should you have a cover letter? Yes! What should be in your cover letter to make it effective? Learn how to make your cover letter stand out in this video. Read More