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by Lia, Everyday Interview Tips “My life is an open book” Yes it is, and you can bet potential employers will at least skim read it, if not read at length before they consider hiring you for any job. Your social profile spells out your likes and dislikes, beliefs and prejudices, key personality traits and… Read more »

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by Jason Buss, SmartRecruiters The competition for talent continues to heat up. According to Manpower’s 2014 Talent Shortage Survey, 40% of US employers experience difficulty filling jobs. As the power in the job market shifts from employer to candidate, understanding job seeker trends enables organizations to fine tune recruitment strategies and provides leverage for prospective… Read more »

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by Liz Kislik, SmartRecruiters Clients and other business people often ask me for interview questions that will reveal which candidates are most likely to succeed in a particular job. But there’s no standard set of questions, because it’s all about the fit. And only someone inside the organization can know what that needs to be…. Read more »

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by Sophie Deering, UndercoverRecruiter You may find writing the cover letter for your first job very difficult. However, a well-written cover letter can very well be the key factor that distinguishes you from other entry-level job seekers. Despite not having much work experience, it is still possible for you to impress your potential employers. A quality… Read more »

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by Ken Sundheim, SmartRecruiters Lately, there has been a spike in the number of articles that have been written on networking to find a job. While this is not a new concept, the overarching view of networking does bear some fundamental flaws. Unfortunately, the majority of Americans lack critical thinking skills and don’t consider the… Read more »

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by Mark Murphy, SmartRecruiters There are lots of bad job interview questions out there. (If you want to see how you would fare against some good interview questions, take the free quiz “Could You Pass This Job Interview?”). My numerous studies and interviews with hiring managers have revealed that the following three job interview questions… Read more »

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by Lia, Everyday Interview Tips Even though on average, job interview candidates are asked between 10-15 questions at every job interview this one is the only one that really matters – Why Should We Hire You? Yes you are qualified, experienced and have the right education but so do all the other applicants? Why should… Read more »

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by Susan Adams, SmartRecruiters Can you work well on a team, make decisions and solve problems? Those are the skills employers most want when they are deciding which new college graduates to hire.  The next-most-important skill: ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization. Employers also want new hires to have technical… Read more »

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by Jayson DeMers, SmartRecruiters Job candidates have never been in a better position to research potential employers, and employees have never been more empowered to spill it all when it comes to reviewing their current workplace. Sites like Glassdoor, Vault and CareerLeak give interview candidates and employees the unprecedented opportunity to share the inside scoop… Read more »