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Posted March 14, 2014 by

How to Find a Job That Not Everyone’s Applying To

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Sales Recruiting

Often, it’s not your resume that’s hurting you.  It’s not that your LinkedIn profile is preventing you from job search success.  It’s not where you went to college, either.

Rather, it’s the number of other applicants going for the same openings.  For instance, if you’re applying to the same positions as a 1,000 other qualified applicants, you have a 0.1% chance of getting that job.

As an intelligent job seeker, you should automatically recognize that when you utilize the mainstream avenues such as LinkedIn and Monster, you’re often competing with the masses.

As a result, you have less options, more rejection and lowered confidence from non-responsive hiring managers. (more…)

Posted February 19, 2014 by

Looking for Entry Level Jobs on Social Media? How to Get Started

If you are trying to find entry level jobs on social media, be aware that employers and recruiters are looking for you too.  The following post includes an infographic to guide you on using social media to help you find a job.

With 94% of recruiters now use social media both to post open positions, and to find passive candidates, social media has rapidly become a major force in hiring. For job seekers, the good news is social media has made dream jobs and dream candidates easily accessible to each other. The bad news:

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Posted January 21, 2014 by

Grads, Interviewing for Entry Level Jobs? Why You Shouldn’t Bring Your Parents

When interviewing for entry level jobs, graduates should think twice before bringing their parents along.  Learn more in the following post.

If you think you’ve heard it all when it comes to how involved parents are in Millennials’ job search, we’ve got some news for you. Now, not only are we apparently bringing our parents to interviews — we’re actually having them interview for us! Well, some people are

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Posted January 16, 2014 by

Just Landed Your First Entry Level Job? 5 Important Lessons to Learn

While you might have expectations for your first entry level job, you will likely find out that everything is not as you imagine.  Here are five important lessons to learn in your new position in the following post.

When you graduated from college, what did you imagine the corporate world would be like? Maybe you fancied yourself sashaying into the office in a nice suit, surrounded by likeminded people and finally — finally! — buying that sports car/gadget/designer outfit you always wanted. Well, that’s certainly part of the package. But there’s more. No matter what field

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Posted September 11, 2013 by

Do You Have Employees with Entry Level Jobs You Want to Recruit for Other Positions?

Employers, before you go outside your company to recruit for specific positions, consider looking from within at workers who have entry level jobs.  In the following post, learn ways to recruit successfully.

In light of the current job market, most recruiters find themselves inundated by applications for the openings they hope to fill. The problem with this mess of applicants is that a vast majority of them are unqualified, grasping at straws for any job without paying much attention to what those jobs actually entail. The result is a pile of applications

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Posted August 12, 2013 by

5 Tips to Keep Top Employees from Leaving Your Company

Robert Half Technology logoEmployers should not take their hard working employees for granted.  In order to retain top workers, companies can use the five tips from Robert Half Technology in the following post.

1.       Re-recruit your best workers. Talk with employees about what might enhance their job satisfaction and remind them of the unique benefits provided by your company.  Emphasize what your firm has to offer, whether it’s a great corporate culture, solid financial standing or strong industry reputation. (more…)

Posted August 05, 2013 by

6 Ways Job Interviewers Try to Trip You Up–and How to Avoid Stumbling

Vicky Oliver

Vicky Oliver

With the dramatic improvement in the job market, now is the time for all job seekers to get serious about finding a job. Landing an interview is the first step. But then you’ll need to get mentally prepared for the 45 most harrowing minutes of your life. That’s the average length of a job interview.

Job interviews are nerve-wracking for the simple reason that interviewers like to ask questions that knock people off balance. Doing so gives them the opportunity to see if the candidate can think on her feet, come up with dazzlingly brilliant answers instantly, and keep her cool. (more…)

Posted July 10, 2013 by

Think Before You Post – How Social Media Platforms, Like SnapChat, Vine and Facebook, Can Impact Your Job Search

dreamstimeIf you think those off-the-wall photos of you and your pals from last week’s neighborhood Fourth of July BBQ aren’t a big deal, you may want to think again: They could actually cost you a job.

Your digital footprint says a lot about you. And social media platforms, such as newcomers SnapChat and Vine—-apps that seem to encourage a “post what you feel” attitude—offer hiring companies today an essential gold mine of information about potential employees. (more…)

Posted June 13, 2013 by

A Perspective on 2013 College Graduates

For college graduates in the class of 2013, there will be decisions to make about their futures.  The following infographic takes a closer look at this year’s grads. (more…)

Posted May 10, 2013 by

What’s your E-IQ ?

A diagram focusing on emotional intelligence

A diagram focusing on emotional intelligence. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

During the selection process, hiring managers are usually interested in education, skills, experience of the job candidate and cognitive abilities.  Another key indicator of success in the workplace is emotional intelligence.  Commonly known as EI, emotional intelligence is the ability of a person to identify, evaluate, and manage personal feelings and those of other people, as individuals or as groups.

While technical skills may be learned through observation and on the job experience, it’s a long process for a person to develop emotional intelligence through training.  Recent surveys indicate that over 71 percent of employers value emotional intelligence over IQ. This is a staggering statistic, but it shows how much emotional intelligence can be a factor in overall workplace success. (more…)