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Recruiters Reveal: What You Wish You Knew Before the Interview [Infographic]


In a survey of 2,000 bosses, 33% said they know within the first 90 seconds of meeting a candidate whether they’ll hire that person.

A minute and a half. That is how much time you have to make what obviously needs to be a very strong first impression…   

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What Really Happens When Recruiters Never Call Back

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As a job seeker, are continually appalled at the lack of follow-through on the part of potential employers. You are reasonable; you do not expect a “no thanks” response for every resume sent through an impersonal job posting. However, go through several rounds of interviews and all you get is an an eerie silence? That leaves you frustrated, even outraged. I can’t say I blame you. As a former search firm recruiter, I can tell you that it always makes me sad to hear this. As a third party recruiter, I saw this even more; I would have candidates going   

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The Top 15 Candidate Traits That Will Get You Hired

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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:   

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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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4 Reasons Recruiters May Consider You Unemployable


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…   

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9 Statements by Recruiters That Raise a Big Red Flag

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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…   

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