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Weighing the Pros and Cons: How to Decide Between Two Job Offers
Category: Career Advice, Job Search, Job Seekers Comments: 0
I recently received a call from a professional colleague who was seeking some advice. She had been offered not one job – but two – and was having difficulty deciding between the two opportunities. It’s great to feel wanted when multiple offers are tendered. However, I advised her that just because she received these offers, it doesn’t mean ...
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Another Point Of View: Seeing the Job Search from the Other Side
Category: Career Advice, Employers, Hiring Process, Interview Preparation, Interview Process, Interviewing, Job Interview, Job Search, Job Seekers, Negotiating a Job Offer, Salary Negotiation Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
While most of us have experienced the job search from a job seeker’s perspective, many of us have not had the experience of being a hiring manager. So, without experiencing both sides, how are you – as either a job seeker or an employer – to understand the mindset and frustrations of the other party? ...
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How to Address a Medical Condition in the Job Search
Category: Career Advice, Employers, General, Hiring Process, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
I recently was working with a candidate who was evaluating a new job opportunity. The position itself seemed great and the salary was in line with his expectations. However, he had not yet reviewed the company’s medical coverage. Medical benefits were of particular importance to him because his daughter has a medical condition which requires freq ...
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Hiring Manager Pet Peeves: 6 Mistakes to Avoid
Category: Hiring Advice, Hiring Managers, Hiring Process Comments: 0
Whether its candidates arriving late for interviews, failing to do adequate research prior to an interview, or having their cell phone ring in the middle of a meeting – there are many fatal errors that job seekers make, which can grate the nerves of experienced recruiters and hiring managers alike. As a recruiter with over 20 years of experience, ...
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Does Volunteering Pay Off In The Job Search?
Category: Career Advice, Community Service, General, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
Not many people are aware that April is National Volunteer Month. As we begin this celebratory month for those who give back in our community, I’m sure you’re wondering…do employers really look at a candidate’s volunteer work during the hiring process? While community service might have been important on a college application, how important ...
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Luck of the Cover Letter
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As a job seeker, you may feel like you need a little extra luck in your career search. Before you go searching for four-leaf clovers or a furry rabbit’s foot, start by reviewing your initial introduction to a hiring manager – your cover letter. While opinions differ on the importance of a cover letter – some recruiters and hiring managers bas ...
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The IT Diversity Challenge
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Diversity, Hiring Managers, Hiring Talent, Women in Male Dominated Fields, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , Comments: 0
The Washington Post recently published an article by Joann Weiner titled, “Diversity is good. Why doesn’t everyone agree?” In the piece, Weiner sites multiple studies showing that companies who engage women in leadership positions are, on average, more successful and profitable than companies who do not. ...
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Attention .NET Professionals: 15 Folks to Follow on Twitter
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Here in Chicago, we take a few things very seriously – our hot dogs, our sports teams, and of course – our pizza. We are also seriously committed to innovation. With innovation hubs like 1871 and Chicago Innovation Exchange popping up around the city, it is clear we are focused on attracting new talent in a variety of industries. In a city so o ...
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