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Posted September 05, 2014 by

Recruiters, Here’s a New Resource to Help You Find the Best Job Candidates

For recruiters trying to find the best candidates for job openings, the following post shares a new resource they might be interested in.

In many ways, recruiting is a lot like dating. So in the arduous process of finding the perfect match, what works for one might work for the other, right? That’s what Jobr thinks: This new job search app is taking its cue directly from the online dating world. Matching employees and jobs On the surface, Jobr


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Posted September 04, 2014 by

Searching for Jobs, Recent Graduate? 5 Tips You Can Learn from Online Dating

As a recent graduate searching for jobs, you may not believe that your job search could relate to online dating at first.  However, the following post shares five tips you can apply to your search from online dating.

Job searching is like online dating: you seek to find a great match and then put in the effort to woo the object of your desire. Another similarity: in both online dating and job searching, technology has enabled greater ease in the matchmaking process. Specifically, both dating and career sites allow users to upload personal

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Posted July 30, 2014 by

College Graduates, Do You Have this One Quality to Win Jobs Over Your Competition?

To have a better chance of getting jobs, college graduates need this one particular quality, according to the following post.

You’ve climbed to the top of the heap. Out of the 100+ applications received, you are one of the two or three candidates being considered for a great job. And now that you’ve gotten this far, you need to know: What exactly is that “magic ingredient” that tips the scales in


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Posted February 19, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Avoid 7 Common Mistakes that Could Cost You the Position

There are seven common mistakes an internship finder should avoid so he or she won’t be fired, according to the following post.

Many young professionals are new to the professional world. As such, they don’t yet know the “rules”… both explicit and implied about how to behave professionally. Breaking these rules can have dire consequences… and often there are no second chances. You don’t want to do something you’ll regret and get fired from your internship. Here are seven

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Posted January 14, 2014 by

What Factors into Getting or Not Getting that Entry Level Job

If you’re wondering what might increase or decrease your chances of getting that entry level job, the following post shares some factors that might determine the outcome.

When considering candidates for competitive job opportunities, you might be neck and neck with other equally qualified candidates. So what makes the difference? CareerBuilder conducted a study to determine the factors that play into determining who gets hired. According to the study, having a sense of humor, being well-dressed, or

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Posted October 17, 2013 by

How the Rules of Online Dating Can Affect Your Entry Level Job Search

Entry level job seekers may not understand how the rules of online dating can affect their job searches.  The following post explains how the approach to both is similar.

Your 20s are a time to explore the professional and personal passions that will stick with you for the rest of your life. But as just about every 20-something has figured out, searching is tough. It’s stressful and uncertain. Sometimes it’d be nice to have some help narrowing down your options. This probably explains why

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Posted June 08, 2012 by

Finding a job is like dating, career center director says​​

Graduation is an exciting time, the end of four (or more) years of intense study. While earning a diploma is a great reason to celebrate, those graduates without jobs lined up may find it stressful, especially in this economic climate.

The time after graduation should be full of exploration and discovery, says Mark W. Smith, JD, assistant vice chancellor and director of the Career Center at Washington University in St. Louis.

Though some people have luck with online job boards and company websites, it’s best to use a nontraditional approach in job searches, Smith says. Networking is the way most people learn about opportunities and it often gives them an upper hand.

“One way to think about looking for a job is to use the paradigm of dating,” he says. “It’s getting out, meeting a lot of people. It’s a little bit arbitrary, but that’s kind of the way it works. (more…)