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Posted January 06, 2014 by

Did Your Skills Land You an Entry Level Job? How They Can Advance Your Career Without Having a Lot of Experience

If you have an entry level job, chances are one reason is because of your skills.  In the following post, learn how having the right skills can help you advance in today’s workplace, as opposed to having a lot of experience.

It’s difficult to watch a newcomer come in and be given a position you’ve been working toward for a while. What about your experience, the relationships you built and loyalty to your company? In today’s highly competitive job market, the value of seniority is changing. Today, it’s about skills and results, not time spent in an office chair. We

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Posted September 19, 2012 by

34% of Workers Have Younger Bosses

Rosemary Haefner of CareerbuilderA new generation of professionals entering management means the correlation between seniority and leadership could be disappearing. One third (34 percent) of U.S. workers say their boss is younger than they are and 15 percent say they work for someone who is at least ten years younger, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. While most workers said it isn’t difficult to work for a younger boss, differences in work styles, communication and expectations illustrate the changing nature of office life.

The national survey was conducted by Harris Interactive© between May 14 and June 4, 2012 among more than 3,800 full-time workers and more than 2,200 hiring managers across industries and functions.

“Age disparities in the office are perhaps more diverse now than they’ve ever been. It’s not uncommon to see 30-year-olds managing 50-year-olds or 65-year-olds mentoring 22-year-olds,” said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder. “While the tenants of successful management are consistent across generations, there are subtle differences in work habits and views that all workers must empathize with when working with or managing someone who’s much different in age.” (more…)

Posted March 20, 2012 by

7 Reasons Why I.T. Recruiters May Reject Your Resume

Depressed woman sitting with face in handsA new report from Kovasys IT Recruitment answers a question that many information technology candidates are asking: “Why are the technology recruiters ignoring my resume?” According to Alex Kovalenko, a technical recruiting manager at Kovasys Inc., “If a tech recruiter can not tell within ten seconds that you are worth a call then your resume will go straight into a recycle bin. Keep in mind that at our firm recruiters can review up to 50 resumes every day and can not spend hours reviewing resumes.”

Mr. Kovalenko says that there are seven reasons why IT recruiters could potentially reject your resume and are as follows: (more…)