Are you the perfect job candidate? There are certain traits employers look for in the ideal job seeker. During your job search, remember no job applicant is perfect, though each and every one should strive for consistent improvement. With that being said, recruiters, hiring managers and human resource professionals will prioritize hiring job seekers who can be described as having the following 15 traits:
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
Over the past few weeks, I’ve talked to over 100 college students about their careers. Most of them – despite a slightly better economy and for reasons we all understand – remain scared to death about their pending entrance into the workforce.
During these conversations, it became clear that the anxiety isn’t because they’re afraid to enter “the real world” …but aren’t prepared, yet, to enter the workforce. They simply lack the mindset necessary to make the leap from graduate to professional…
As they prepare for a job interview, many job seekers seem to forget… you’re conducting an interview, too; you need to decide if this is the best place for you, the boss for you, the job for you.
In the same way you’re promoting yourself, the employer wants to sell you on the job. So while you’re making your decision, perhaps it’s best not to fully buy into these “selling” statements recruiters make that raise the proverbial red flag…
Even though LinkedIn is the number one online tool for professional recruiters, the experience is often frustrating. Many recruiters fail to find the candidates they need – not because of problems with the site itself, but because simple profile mistakes by candidates.
With that in mind, here are the top 5 things recruiters wish you knew about LinkedIn…
As the economy slowly improves, and more early careerists are finding work, it seems many – from freshman intern to second or third year workforce veteran – are prone to ignoring some very scary red flags served up by their sometimes monster-like employers.
Here are ten scary moments, that if you aren’t mentally prepared, can really jump out of the dark at you: