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Why You Shouldn’t Judge a Job by the Job Description
Category: Career Advice, Job Descriptions, Job Postings, Job Search, Job Seekers, Soft Skills Tags: , , , , , , Comments: 0
When I was a teenager learning to drive, my grandfather asked me a very important question. “What does it mean when you see a vehicle with its right turn signal on?” I laughed, thinking this was the easiest question in the world, and responded, “Well, that’s easy. It means the car is going to turn right.” My grandfather replied, “No—t ...
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The WOW Factor: Insights from Women of Orbitz Worldwide’s Panel on Mentoring
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Career Advice, Chicago Events, Panel Discussions, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
Last month, I had the privilege of joining Women of Orbitz Worldwide, known as WOW—and, wow, is right! The group focuses on supporting and promoting women, coupled with a commitment to create opportunities for Orbitz employees to share their career journeys with fellow colleagues. With that in mind, WOW organized an engaging panel presentation ti ...
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Five Tips for Writing a Stellar Thank You Note
Category: Career Advice, General, Hiring Process, Interview Process, Job Interview, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , , , Comments: 0
As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, the art of giving thanks should not be lost on the job seeker. Sending a thank you note after an interview can mean the difference between landing your dream job and going back to square one. Research conducted by The Ladders found that 75% of hiring managers say a thank you note impacts their decisio ...
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Why Your Company Should Be Hiring Veterans
Category: Employers, Hiring Advice, Hiring Managers, Hiring Process, Hiring Talent Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
An increasing number of veterans are re-entering the workforce every year. Many companies recognize the intrinsic benefits of hiring former military – leadership, skills, education, training, values, etc. However, some companies are unsure how to go about recruiting veterans. In honor of our servicemen and women on Veterans Day, we reached out ...
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Pushy Women Pave the Way
Category: ARA, ARA Mentors, Women in Male Dominated Fields, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , , , Comments: 0
As an Army Reserve Captain, I was assigned to Operation Cobra Gold, a three-week exercise held in Thailand. Cobra Gold—the largest Asia-Pacific exercise—was as much an exercise in diplomatic relationship-building and peacekeeping as it was about training for combat readiness. ...
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Nightmare in the Conference Room: Recruiter Horror Stories
Category: Employers, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
The job search process can be scary territory to navigate. From the anxiety-inducing interview process to waiting on pins and needles for an offer, there is much to fear when immersed in a job search. While many job-seekers may think working with a recruiter is a frightening process, the same is sometimes true for recruiters working with unpredicta ...
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How to Lose Your Best Candidate, Play-by-Play
Category: Employers, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
Ahh, Fall. If you’re like many of us, these crisp Autumn weekends are spent cuddled up on the couch cheering for your favorite football team. Whether you’re rooting for the Bears or the Packers, we can all agree that some football play calls will leave us shouting in frustration. For the job-seeker, this time of year tends to be quite active as ...
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An Interviewer’s Checklist: Essential To-Dos Before Walking In The Door
Category: Career Advice, Interview Preparation, Interview Process, Interviewing, Job Postings, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , Comments: 0
The big interview is tomorrow. You’ve done all the standard interview preparation – tirelessly researched the company, practiced answering typical interview questions, role-played an interview with a friend, and have rehearsed succinct answers to interview questions. ...
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How to Convey Workplace Culture in a Job Posting
Category: Company Culture, Employers, Hiring Managers, Hiring Process, Job Descriptions, Job Postings Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
One of the first steps in the hiring process is writing the job posting. Most organizations follow a standard template which includes company information, job responsibilities, qualifications, and information on how to apply. While all of this information is necessary for a thorough job posting, how can companies also convey essential information a ...
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