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Hottest Job Market In a Decade Welcomes Class of 2018Read the rest of this entry »
This year's college seniors are graduating into one of the hottest job markets of the last 10 years. Many had job offers in hand before they walked on stage to accept their diploma. Those who still don't shouldn't be worried -- a Careerbuilder survey says 80% of employers plan to hire college graduates, a huge jump from a decade ago when only 58% expected to hire new grads ...
25 Interview 'Tells' That Signal You're a Top CandidateRead the rest of this entry »
The interview is where you make or break your chances of getting a job. So no surprise that it's the most stressful part of a job search. At one time or another, everyone has left an interview thinking they aced it, only to hear later that someone else got the job.
Reading the interview tea leaves can be a real challenge, yet there are signs that will give you ...
Your Next Interview Could Be On A Ferris WheelRead the rest of this entry »
It's not unusual for a job interview to take place in a restaurant, a hotel suite or some other, off-site location. But on a Ferris wheel?
That's where the global ad and PR agency Havas Worldwide conducted 30 interviews a couple years ago. CEO Paul Marobella told the Chicago Tribune that by conducting the interviews on the famous Navy Pier Ferris wheel in Chicago the firm hoped to ...
You Didn't Have Me At 'Hello'Read the rest of this entry »
The voicemail message from that recruiter you've been stalking for weeks says the CEO (or whomever the hiring manager is) wants to talk with you tomorrow. So at the appointed time you call and a secretary answers the phone with, "Hello. Mary Smith's office."
Now what do you say?
The usual response is something like, "May I speak with Mary Smith."
What happens next is predictable: "Who may ...
Why Your Next Hire Should Be an English MajorRead the rest of this entry »
Have you heard the one about the student who's asked their major?
"English," replies the student.
"Oh, so you're planning to live with your parents forever."
The sad truth is that half of all recent grads who majored in English are underemployed. Half of them earn less than $35,000 annually. Their unemployment rate is 50% higher than the national average
That's the harsh reality according to ...
Consensus, Collaboration and Passion May Not Be So ImportantRead the rest of this entry »
What's better than having your team strive for consensus on important issues? Would you believe a good fight?
Pursuing consensus for its own sake is nowhere near as productive as embracing a robust discussion, even to the extent of a heated debate, some new research indicates. Consensus leads to group think. A free-ranging debate, on the other hand, results in a better, more creative and ultimately more effective resolution ...
10 Ways to Instantly Kill Your Job ChancesRead the rest of this entry »
How many ways are there to botch an interview? At least 20, reports a CareerBuilder survey of hiring and HR managers. 10 of them will instantly disqualify a person, while the other 10 could cause a prospect to lose out on an offer.
Of the 1,014 respondents, 49% of the hiring managers and HR professionals said they can tell within the first five minutes of an interview if a ...
10 Of the Hardest to Fill Jobs In 2018Read the rest of this entry »
What are the toughest jobs to fill these days? Besides the ones you're trying to fill. (And if you are having trouble, give us a call here at Green Key Resources 212.683.1988.)
Survey: Job Search Has Become Too ImpersonalRead the rest of this entry »
Today's job search has become more impersonal even though technology has made finding a job easier.
A survey by the American Staffing Association of more than 2,100 U.S. adults conducted online by The Harris Poll found 69% say technology has made job searching impersonal, a feeling perhaps only reinforced by the feeling of 8 in 10 that their resume or job application goes into a "black box ...
How to Lose a Job You Have (Almost) In the BagRead the rest of this entry »
Have you heard about the great candidate who lost out on a job because of a pen? Or the candidate who got dinged because he used the word "can" instead of "will"? Or yet another who inquired about a picture?
These and plenty of other examples of great candidates sabotaging the job offer they practically had in the bag are still rolling in to Quora in response to the question ...