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How many interviews is too many? Finding the sweet spot for the interview process.
Category: Dating & Job Interviewing, Employers, Hiring Advice, Hiring Process, Hiring Talent, Interview Process, Interviewing, Job Interview Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
Would you marry someone after the first date? Probably not. However, ten years into dating seems a bit excessive, right? Just like in the dating world, many employers struggle with finding the sweet spot in the interview process. When do you know a candidate is right for your organization? Too few interviews may not give your organization enough ti ...
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Prepare for the Interview or BUST!
Category: Career Advice, Hiring Advice, Interview Preparation, Interviewing, Job Interview, Job Search, Job Seekers, Social Media in the Job Search Tags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0
The interview is one of – if not the most important step in the job search process. If you are in the job market, you understand (I hope) the importance of interview preparation. However, many job seekers get lazy about interview preparation and, in-turn, end up sabotaging themselves and their careers by not being fully prepared. ...
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Why Bother with a Reference Check?
Category: Employers, Hiring Advice, Hiring Talent, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , , , Comments: 0
A lot of time goes into the recruiting process – from finding candidates, to scrutinizing resumes, to conducting multiple interviews, etc. However, some companies are still skeptical about checking references for well-vetted candidates. After all, references provided by the candidate are intrinsically biased, so why even bother calling? ...
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Job Seekers, Start Your Engines!
Category: Career Advice, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
You wouldn’t start a marathon without stretching your muscles, just like you wouldn’t begin the Indianapolis 500 without warming up your car. However, many job seekers accelerate into the job hunt before they’ve even considered (or conducted) an important initial investment in the process—self-assessment. ...
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Dos and Don’ts of Utilizing Social Media in the Job Hunt
Category: Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , Comments: 0
For some time now, saavy recruiters have been using social media like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn not only as recruiting tools, but also to learn more about the candidate outside the confines of the resume. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 37% of employers are screening potential candidates using social media sites. When you segment ...
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What Equal Pay Legislation Means for You
Category: Compensation, Pay Equity, Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , , Comments: 0
Last week, President Obama signed into law an executive order which is an attempt to level the playing field in relation to the gender gap in compensation. Citing Census Bureau figures (pdf) showing that women who work full-time earn 77% of what men earned in 2012, the directive, titled Expanding Opportunity for All, prohibits retaliation against f ...
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Is Being a Jerk Acceptable in the Tech World? It Shouldn’t Be.
Category: Women in Tech, Women in Technology Tags: , , , Comments: 0
I recently read the New York Times’ Business Section article by Claire Cain Miller titled “Technology’s Man Problem” – then I read it again. At first, I was expecting another write-up about women who try to “have it all” and wanted to dismiss the whole thing. But something made me come back and read the article again and that is wh ...
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The ABCs of Job Hunting (Part 2)
Category: Career Advice, Job Search, Job Seekers Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments: 0
In this second installment of our alphabetical tips for your job search, we focus on additional advice for the job seeker. ...
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