technology

Mobile Job Search

It’s hard to remember a time when my smart phone wasn’t connected to my hand 24/7 and it seems I’m not alone. According to a recent survey by Glassdoor, one in five job seekers believes that their mobile devices are a go-to resource for job searches. Some other interesting highlights from the survey: ·         Mobile job seekers want more than just job listings on their device: While 60% are likely to search for jobs on their mobile device, more than half (54%) read company reviews from employees, and 52% research salary information. ·         Non-mobile optimized career sites deterring candidates: One in four (25%) job seekers are...

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Guest Post: Seven Social Networking Sites that Will Get You Hired

Over the last few years, the technique for searching for jobs and recruiting candidates has changed dramatically. We have gone from skimming through the classifieds and hoping that the right candidate comes through to utilizing social networking sites. These social tools can be beneficial in a variety of ways but the key is to know how to use them accordingly to optimize your results and ultimately land you that job or find you the perfect candidate. So where do you begin? Well, here is a list of 7 social tools to help get you started and give you an idea of what they are about. Do not feel limited only to what is included here as there are many more where these came...

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What on earth is Wordle and how can it help me?

There’s a great, free tool you should consider using before you apply to that next position. It’s called Wordle and it’s an excellent way to graphically see which keywords are most prevalent in your resume and which keywords are most prevalent in the job description. Read my tips on using Wordle here.

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Guest post: Limited Internet Access in Offices – Making it Work

The internet is a boon with so much information right at our fingertips. Alas, it is yet another two-sided coin, offering so many distractions – sports updates, movie reviews and personal emails – when there is important work to be done. Your company most likely goes with the majority in believing that internet access for your employees should be restricted. But the real question is “to what extent?” The company wants its employees to carry out productive work in the hours they get paid for. The employees need to browse the internet for various reasons, the most common being a stress-buster during the working day. You need to find the right...

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Guest post: 5 Ways E-Learning Is Changing The Way We Train In The Workplace

Online and distance education are already taking off. Likewise, the trend is starting to catch on in the business world. E-learning, distance learning, and online learning are all the rage – and it is only natural that businesses are joining educational organizations in their use. Training courses will never be the same for a great deal of businesses. Here are five reasons why e-learning is changing the nature of training courses for everyone, not just students. Slow and Steady Wins the Race People like to learn in small, digestible chunks of information. According to Jim George, these chunks are “the most attractive learning opportunities.” Similar to an online...

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The most creative and innovative job search technique I’ve ever seen

Did the title get your attention? Well, it should. This one-minute video explains the process that Alec Brownstein went through to land a top job at Y&R in New York. His total cost? $6. Watch the video and see how he accomplished this amazing result:

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