Posts made in February, 2013

Talent Contest: How Google, Netflix and Patagonia Attract Top Employees

Job seekers have been patiently waiting to display their talents to potential employers while the United States continues its recovery from the Great Recession. Prominent, recognizable businesses can provide them lucrative salaries and offer a sparkling resume booster. Meanwhile, lesser-known companies and start-ups offer less prestigious titles and lower compensation, forcing them to get creative to attract top talent. Google, Netflix and Patagonia are companies in the former category. These prodigious companies, however, offer far more than fortune and prestige. Businesses looking to attract top talent should be prepared to offer an appreciable amount of vacation...

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Infographic: Job Posting Field Guide

I came across this infographic and thought it was worth sharing: Whether you have too many candiates for a job opening or not enough, an eye-catching, informative job posting is key if you want to corral the most qualified applicants. Check out this one-stop guide to crafting the perfect job posting and start separating the wheat from the chaff today! Infographic – The Job Posting Field Guide

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Guest post: For HR Pros —The Time is Now

There are many problems facing higher education in the United States—including the rising cost of college, increasing student debt and lack of readiness of graduates to apply their skills in the workplace. While the cost of higher education is a barrier preventing many from obtaining a degree, 35 percent of Americans reported they don’t have the time to get everything done in their lives and go to school, according to a recent Bellevue University study released this month, “Closing the Nation’s Skills Gap: Making Higher Education Achievable.” The same holds true for Human Resource professionals. Those who may wish to obtain a degree in HR or...

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Directions to Employment

I came across this post by Matthew Thompson of Hyperion and wanted to share it with my readers. I thought it was a creative take on the job search process. Enjoy!   I was just going about my normal business on the internet today, and came across these directions on Google. The points made are quite poignant and very apt when it comes to the job seeking process. Destination: Employment                                                  Post/ZIP Code: 5UC C355  You are 11 steps away from your destination; it will take hard work, dedication and a good sense of where you are going to complete the journey. Are you up for the challenge? 1. Head...

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Guest post: 7 Mistakes That are Costing You a Promotion

When it comes to career advancement, dressing poorly isn’t doing you any favors. Neither is lying, attempting to hide problems, brown nosing or pretending you know things you don’t among others. In order to seriously evaluate what’s holding you back from being promoted at work, consider these seven common mistakes: Inability to Handle Criticism Sometimes you’re going to make mistakes and need to own up to and learn from them. Other times you will be criticized purely because someone usually your boss has a different idea about how you should approach your work, a certain project, etc. If you’re unable to handle criticism, engage in...

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