Category Archives: recruiting

Meet the Robots That Really Read Your Resume [Infographic]


You thought a human actually reviewed your resume? In most cases… you would be wrong.

Given this reality, you need to work hard to ensure your resume makes it through the ATS and gets into the recruiter’s hands. To help get you started in the right direction, take a look at this infographic from HireRight, which shares some important do’s and don’ts that will help make your resume robot-friendly…

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On Its 10th Birthday… How Facebook Has Transformed Recruiting


Recruiters have been early adopters of Facebook, using it to tap into the large array of talent that’s available in every industry imaginable. During this celebration of the decade of social media, let’s take a look at how Facebook has transformed the recruitment industry as we know it today.   

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The Social Job Search: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

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I’ve helped a lot of candidates flesh out their job search strategy, including the changes and improvements they need to make to their job search.

When I think about the ways recruiting has been transformed in the last few years, a lot of changes have happened “behind the scenes”. That’s to say that if you’re a recruiter – or interact with a lot of recruiters – then you’ll be aware of these changes…   

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A Before and After Story: How Recruiters View Your Resume

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Almost everyone knows that after all of that time you put into making your past work seem appealing to an employer, your resume warrants just 6 seconds of the recruiter’s attention. Since their time is limited and the stack of resumes never ends, in a quick glance hiring managers look for key skills or experiences that will determine if you get put into “to interview” stack, or into the garbage. So how do you make yourself stand out? How can you gain some insight to what an employer sees when they look at your resume? An idea I recently came   

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The Face of Today’s Ever-changing Workplace [Infographic]


In part due to recent technology advances, and partly a result of the influence of the growing number of Millennials in the workforce, today’s workplace is nothing like professional environments of the past.

This infographic from shows how the face of the workplace is evolving. How will this affect your career? How will your job search strategy need to adapt? Should you consider looking for work in industries you might not have otherwise such as healthcare, construction and hospitality?

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A Recruiter’s Perspective: If I Was Running Career Services


Think of the years spent teaching a child good manners, how to ride a bike, brush their teeth, clean their room. With these in mind, think about this:

Can personal career management be learned in a few short weeks at the end of the senior year?

We’ve missed out on teaching young adults that “finding” a career requires introspection – and re-visiting the personal vision many times throughout their lives.

I understand this might be hard to accept. But based on the employability of our college graduates, perhaps we have the wrong people, or the right people in the wrong system, providing guidance.

It’s time to change that, and for Career Services – as well as mentors, alumni, influencers and industry leaders – to take the lead.   

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