Make Your Job Ads Stand Out From the CrowdRead the rest of this entry »
Not getting the response you want to your job postings? The reason cold be as simple as the job posts themselves.
Are you selling the job or merely listing skills, experience and requirements? Do they have anything to attract attention -- images, color, bold design? Are you even attempting to describe why someone would want to work for your company?
Any sort of ad will attract any sort of candidate. But ...
Phony References Will Get You In TroubleRead the rest of this entry »
Resume burnishing is a common practice. Unless it crosses the line into falsehoods, there's every reason to put your best foot forward. If you were a contributor to a highly successful project, that's worth noting. If you claim you led the team, that's a lie that will trip you up.
Now what recruiters are seeing more of is phony references. And they're not being fooled.
There's nothing new about falsifying ...
HR Tops the List On StressRead the rest of this entry »
And the most stressful profession is -- drumroll please -- Human Resources.
Yes, seriously. At least in the UK, says a study by Perkbox. After surveying some 16,000 professionals in more than 50 British cities, the HR technology company reported that 79% of the HR professionals said they were stressed by their job. That's more than legal workers, the next largest group, where 63% said the job caused stress and ...
Don't Let a Long Job Search Get You DownRead the rest of this entry »
We had an acquaintance who was a software engineer with a security clearance who regularly complained about all the calls he got from recruiters. It's a problem most job seekers only wish they had.
For most job seekers, the opposite is true. They send out tons of resumes only to hear little. Many will go on several interviews before getting an offer. (The average, depending on industry and job, ranges ...
More Jobs For Vets, But Women LagRead the rest of this entry »
This Veteran's Day brings good job news for the nation's veterans. The unemployment rate for veterans of what's called Gulf War Era II -- the period after 9/11 -- has fallen to 3.5%, just slightly over the 3.3% reported for the nation as a whole. For all veterans, the unemployment rate is 3.0%.
Eight years ago the unemployment rate for the Gulf II vets was 15.2%, prompting ...
Fecal Transplants May Be More Effective Than AntibioticsRead the rest of this entry »
One of the unfortunate consequences of a course of antibiotics is that besides killing off the infection for which they were prescribed, they also kill off "good bacteria."
These good bacteria live mostly in the human gut, helping the body metabolize food, fight off bad microbes, produce vitamin K and, researchers are just beginning to discover, can do even more. Studies are finding that gut bacteria may predict susceptibility ...
Why Does Pizza Taste So Good?Read the rest of this entry »
Pizza is arguably America's favorite food. 21% of us would eat only pizza if we had to for the rest of our lives. "Billions and billions" of hamburgers may have been sold, but we gobble down 350 slices of pizza every second and 40% of us eat pizza at least once a week.
What is it about pizza that makes it so addicting? That's what 5 year-old Annika ...
Green Key Resources Opens Tech-Focused Chicago OfficeRead the rest of this entry »
The newest office in the Green Key Resources family opened Nov. 1 in the Loop, the heart of Chicago’s business district. The second of Green Key’s Chicagoland offices, the office will expand our focus on placing tech professionals across all industries.
Headed by Executive Director David Levy, the team will fill the broad range of tech roles, offering contract, contract to hire and direct hire placements for help ...
When Hiring Quants and Analysts, Leave the Resume For LastRead the rest of this entry »
Alternative asset managers are judged on their performance. So why don't they do the same when it comes to judging job candidates?
That's the advice Sham Mustafa, co-founder of quantitative assessment specialist Correlation One, gave to a London quant conference last week. "Don’t look at the resume, look at the performance,” eFinancialCareers quoted him as telling his audience.
That might seem like a no-brainer, but Mustafa told the attendees ...
20 Things To Do After the InterviewRead the rest of this entry »
Now that the interview is over, every job hunter knows -- or should -- to send thank you notes to the hiring manager, recruiter and everyone else they spoke with.
But don't stop there. There are plenty of other things -- 20, to ...