The Best-Kept Secrets of Successful Job Seekers
Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
By Jessica Hernandez
Do you ever wonder why other candidates are bombarded with calls for interviews and are fielding offers for jobs left and right … while you’re struggling to garner any attention at all from hiring managers? It could be as simple as the resources these candidates have available to them and how they utilize them. (more…)
How Do You Evaluate Compensation At A Startup Company?
Salary evaluation is an initial part of looking at any new opportunity. And despite the various salary calculators and Bureau of Labor Statistics tracking, compensation evaluation is not cut and dried by any means.
Large companies and public corporations often make available salary information based on roles, experience, and tenure. It may be fairly easy to compare remuneration between some of the large players because of this. But how do you evaluate the right level of compensation at a startup company? (more…)
Article Title: The Long Road Back – 5 Links for Starting Your Job Search
Author Byline: CareerAlley
Author Website: http://CareerAlley.com
“It’s not about where you started, it’s about the journey” – Joey Trebif
Losing your job sucks. There’s just no other way to put it. Whether you are part of a downsizing, merger, “job mismatch” or plain old (more…)
The view from 5,318 feet
While this recovery is much slower and longer than most post-recession recoveries, most economists anticipate modest growth for the rest of 2012, and stronger growth in 2013. The National Association for Business Economics panel predicts an average monthly growth of 188,000 of jobs in 2012, up from the previous forecast, with GDP growth of 2.8 percent.
So what does this mean for recruiting? (more…)
Staffing & Employment News
Big Disappointment in the Jobs Numbers this Month.
At half of what was expected, the U.S. added only 69,000 jobs in May.
The pace of hiring slowed sharply, and the weakness was across the board. Some economists attribute this to employers taking the sideline in the midst of economic uncertainties in Europe and fears of a global slowdown.
March and April were both downwardly revised by about 50,000 jobs. Unemployment rate rose for the first time in almost a year, to 8.2 percent from 8.1 percent.
This month marks the third year since the Great Recession officially ended. And yet, we have a net of 5 million jobs less than we did in December 2007.
That said there are sectors that remain strong and optimistic. (more…)
May the Equity Packages Be Forever in Your Favor
By Joseph Walker.
Joanna Bradley, IT Sales & Marketing Recruitment Manager, was interviewed for this story on evaluating opportunities at start-ups. This article was originally published on the FINS (Wall Street Journal Digital Network) website.
You’ve decided to join a start-up. You’ve gone through a rigorous interview selection process and have been deemed worthy of joining a small band of brothers dedicated to nothing less than ringing the Nasdaq bell and becoming millionaires many times over. (more…)
How to Beat the 10-Second Resume Scan
Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
Global resume authority Jessica Hernandez of http://www.greatresumesfast.com is a former HR Manager who partners with professional- and executive-level candidates to create authentic, branded resumes and cover letters.
It’s hard enough to get past the ATS software scanning your resume for the right keywords, but if you can get past it and get an actual human to review your resume, then you have about 10 seconds (on average) to tell them what they want to hear. If you can get their attention during the first ten seconds, then you have a greater chance of them investing more time into reading your whole resume and getting a call for the interview. So what are some strategies you can employ to up your chances of successfully getting past the initial ten-second resume scan? (more…)