The latest news, trends and information to help you with your recruiting efforts.

Posted February 10, 2014 by

Starting Your Entry Level Job Search? Carefully Consider Career Advice to Take – Part 2

Depending on who you ask, you can get different career advice about your entry level job search.  If you’re not sure what information to listen to, the following post offers some more old school tips that could negatively impact your ability to find a job in today’s world.

There’s a lot of advice out there for job seekers. Whether the source is a recruiter or your mom, some of this advice will help you land a job… and frankly, following some will set you back. Once you’re able to weed out the bad advice from the good, you’ll be on your way to more interviews

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Posted January 16, 2014 by

Using LinkedIn to Search Jobs for College Students? Watch Out for Overused Buzzwords

If you’re using LinkedIn when searching jobs for college students, be careful about including certain buzzwords in your profile too often.  Learn what they are and more from an infographic in the following post.

When you see the same word a thousand times, over and over, it kind of starts losing meaning, right? Recruiters feel the same way. This handy infographic from the fine folks at LinkedIn includes the top 10 most overused words…

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Posted November 25, 2013 by

Creating Resume Keywords

Robin Ryan

Robin Ryan

Most midsize and larger companies use recruiting management software to screen applicants for job openings. So when you apply online your resume is entered into a database. Popular companies will get hundreds of applicants for each job it posts.

“Resume keywords” are the words that a hiring manager (or HR) types into their computer to narrow their selection of applicant resumes that have been entered into their company’s database.  In order to be selected and “pop-up” in their search, your resume needs to contain the keywords that they type in. (more…)

Posted August 26, 2013 by

Want a Better Approach to Recruiting for Entry Level Jobs and Other Positions? Try this Technique

Recruiters, how well is your recruiting going for entry level jobs and/or other opportunities?  If not so well, you may fall into one category of recruiting that is hurting your efforts.  In the following post, learn a technique that may help you achieve better results.

Hiring managers and good professional candidates often get dozens of messages and phone calls from recruiters each day, many of which fall flat. Why do so many recruitment inquiries fail to achieve the desired response? With a rather low barrier to entry, many employees in the staffing industry tactlessly push their service onto prospective clients without adding meaningful value.

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Posted August 07, 2013 by

Is Your LinkedIn Profile Hurting Your Chances of Finding an Entry Level Job?

You have probably heard how poor use of social media can negatively affect your chances of finding a job.  If you are a LinkedIn user searching for an entry level job, make sure your profile is one that potential employers will take seriously by correcting mistakes on your profile, such as the ones in the following post.

When was the last time you took a close look at your LinkedIn profile? When someone finds you on LinkedIn and you make a poor impression, that’s a business opportunity lost. It could have been a new client. It could have been a new business partner. It could have been a referral. Who knows?

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Posted December 04, 2012 by

Most Over Used Profile Buzzword is Creative So If You Use It You’re Anything But

Nicole Williams, LinkedIn career expert

Nicole Williams, LinkedIn career expert partner, LinkedIn, today released the most overused words and phrases in 2012 in the profiles of its members. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with more than 187 million member so if any organization should know about profiles, it is LinkedIn.

The No. 1 most overused buzzword in LinkedIn Profiles globally and for professionals based in the United States is “creative.” Here’s the entire 2012 list of the top 10 terms that are most prevalent in the profiles of U.S.-based professionals: (more…)