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Posted December 14, 2016 by

Tweak your application process to be more respectful

 

The same tools that save recruiters time often make the application process feel robotic and cold, at least from the job seeker’s point of view. As you work to woo people into your company, it would be a bad idea to turn them off. You can use time-saving technology and still be respectful and applicant-centric.

Your employer brand will suffer if you don’t take steps to be respectful.

Any negativity that a candidate experiences can go viral. Your employer brand doesn’t just depend on the culture you create for current employees. The experience you create for potential employees, including everyone who never gets an interview, is also part of your company brand. Recruiters may groan at having to sift through 500 resumes for a single position, but that’s a gold mine for branding. That resume stack represents a captive audience. Unlike your passive followers on social media who you wish would just click “like” occasionally, those job applicants are eagerly waiting to hear from you.

Recruitment skills are like sales skills, so recruiters: sell your brand and your company’s experience. Don’t overlook how important your own customer service skills are. Your candidates are your customers.

Don’t risk losing the top candidates

When you treat candidates like a herd of cattle, think about who you are losing. Employers large and small consistently place soft skills at the top of their wish list. Those skills include integrity, dependability, communication, and ability to work with others. A candidate with high integrity will drop out of the race quickly if they sense that a recruiter doesn’t regard them as worth more than a few seconds of their time. If you lose integrity from your pool, what do you have left?

Juli Smith, President of The Smith Consulting Group, agrees that the lack of respect for candidates has consequences. “It can be very devastating to hear nothing.  Even bad news can be taken better than radio silence for days or weeks.” Candidates may have gotten used to being treated insignificantly during the job search, but that doesn’t mean they’ll put up with it for much longer. As companies start to figure out how to treat them better, you don’t want to be the last company standing with a humorless, disrespectful and overly-automated job application process.

A few little tweaks can make a difference

Like other great salespeople, good recruiters know how to read people. Let your recruiters bring their own humanness to the process. Don’t stifle their instincts to be respectful by automating every step of the way. If they truly have no time to insert a human touch along the way, then ask the most jovial member of your team to come up with better automated responses to candidates. Compare these two auto-emails:  (more…)

Posted March 03, 2015 by

Being A Really Good Pharmacy Technician

Laura O. Tolentino

Laura O. Tolentino

Most of the pharmacy technicians will get a lot of training while in an informal setting at the job but the employers will always favor those individuals that completed a formal training and have certification. In order to see a list of the formal education programs to help you become a pharmacy technician, you can click here. After getting through the pharmacy education and the certification program, you will get an entry-level job. Now it is time to further continue your career and keep your eyes on growing. (more…)

Posted March 02, 2015 by

Find a Great Career as a Debt Counsellor in Debt Relief Companies

Mid-adult couple meeting with financial planner

Mid-adult couple meeting with financial planner. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Debt relief companies help people in financial distress, to get rid of the burdensome debts. They are credit advocates helping people in improving their financial status. They basically conduct financial consultations in an attempt to educate the consumer and suggest appropriate remedies. Their core services are aimed at offering an alternative to credit counseling, bankruptcy and debt consolidation. Their chief role is to represent the consumer and become his advocate, while restoring financial stability at the earliest possible. Debt relief companies are looking for smart, compassionate and energetic individuals as debt counsellors for helping all those Americans who are in financial crisis, with individual customer service, education, and of course, debt relief. (more…)

Posted August 25, 2014 by

Travel Agent Can Prove To Be The Best Career Option

Woman in travel agent office

Woman in travel agent office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The main aim of travel agents is to assess some of the best business and individual people’s needs, which can help them to make finest possible travel arrangements. An agent needs to specialize towards the kind of travel as divided under business and leisure category. Moreover, travel can also be categorized under the destination. Travel agents or planners are going to promote the travel packages, as part of the resorts, cruise lines and also some other specialty groups. Understanding more about the travel groups and the mindset of the travelers is a must, if you want to reach the best position in this career option. (more…)

Posted July 23, 2014 by

College Students, Have You Enjoyed Your Jobs as Summer Interns? 14 Ways to Distinguish Yourselves Before Your Internships are Over

Before college students finish their jobs as summer interns, they have an opportunity to make great impressions.  Learn 14 ways they can do so in the following post.

Featured: Featured Summer internship season is over in a few weeks and you want to make sure you leave the best impression. Read through my list of 14 tips to make sure you are a stand-out intern and will get nothing but glowing reviews from your internship coordinator!read more

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Posted July 07, 2014 by

How to Turn Your College Job into a Career

Coach watching a batter about to hit

Coach watching a batter about to hit. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? Plenty of grown-ups don’t know the answer to that question. College offers a series of different majors, but the career paths that stem from them aren’t always clear. If you major in education, you might feel like you have to be a teacher. If you major in pre-med, you might feel like you have to be a doctor. The truth is, you don’t.

A million shades of gray exist in the wild world of employment. A person with an education major could end up landing a job as a writer or editor in their field of expertise. A person with a pre-med major might decide to skip med school and take a position as a research assistant or lab technologist. (more…)

Posted May 23, 2014 by

Treat Your Entry Level Job Like Customer Service

Once you land an entry level job (or any job), you should treat it like a customer service position.  The following post explains how you can emphasize this concept in the workplace.

Pop quiz: Name one job that doesn’t include customer service. You can’t. That’s because it wouldn’t be a job unless you were providing some sort of service to somebody. (Click here to tweet this thought.) The intern serves the entry-level guy who answers to a supervisor who reports to a

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Posted May 13, 2014 by

Class of 2014 Expects to Find Entry Level Jobs in Their Career Fields, but Will They?

As the class of 2014 prepares to graduate, most of them believe they will find entry level jobs within their career fields.  However, is this a realistic expectation for these soon to be college graduates?  The following post has more information.

Graduates, she says, may be buoyed by improved jobs numbers recently, but they still face some uncertainties. Upcoming graduates are placing stock in job training because they intend to stay longer in their entry-level jobs.

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Posted April 23, 2014 by

Serving the Student-Customer

Happy female student working on a laptop

Happy female student working on a laptop. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A funny thing happened on the way to the student services office during the first week of classes. The long winding line of students had disappeared, replaced by small groups and individuals contentedly tapping away on their mobile devices.

Campuses today are serving a tech-savvy, always connected generation of students that is increasingly empowered to learn and communicate in a non-traditional way – on their own time using their own devices.  This culture of anytime, anywhere communication, with its accompanying expectation of a real-time response, is a challenge that higher education institutions across the country, including the The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, have met using an array of strategies. (more…)

Posted March 04, 2014 by

4 Tips to Make the Most of Entry Level Jobs

College graduates who are hired for entry level jobs have an opportunity to make great impressions on their employers, which can one day lead to career advancement.  In the following post, learn four tips to make the most of these positions.

For most people, aiming for a higher position at once is the key to job search success. However, for some people who know that in order to succeed in the job market, they have to, literally, start from scratch. This means that…

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