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4 Things Employers Should Look at Besides the Resume

When you need to hire new people, you want to hire the best people possible. But how do you find those people? Often, you can’t tell if someone is going to actually work out until you have seen them on the job, but there are some things you can do to give yourself a better chance of finding the right person. What Other People Say It can be annoying and time-consuming to contact references, but what a former co-worker or boss says about someone can tell you a lot about a person. No ma...

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Which Background Checks Should You Run on Potential Hires?

As an employer, you should be carefully screening the applicants who want to work for you. While it's important to read through their resume and cover letter, performing the right background checks can ensure that you’re only hiring the most qualified and trustworthy people for your team. There are many different types of employment background checks, but here are four to definitely consider running on potential hires: Criminal Background Check Criminal background checks can help...

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5 reasons to losing top applicants [CrazyEgg & Transformify analysis]

Ever wondered why your perfectly written job ads don’t attract top applicants? For a long time, starting the job listing with a company self-introduction paragraph has been considered a best practice. The bigger the brand, the higher the interest of the candidates. BUT… Somehow, the job listings of our tech and startup clients always attracted more top applicants who were genuinely interested in the job and the company than the big brands.  Indeed, the big brands...

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How to Personalize Your Resume for a Job

If you are looking for work currently, about to graduate, or in a position that you want to improve upon, you are not alone. It can feel difficult, but it doesn't need to be. If you want your new dream job, personalize your resume in the following ways:   State Your Intention and Goals One of the best ways to personalize your resume is to state your goals or intentions at the top. This does some things that increase your chances of getting an interview. Firstly, it shows that y...

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Does Further Education Really Improve Career Prospects?

Advanced education opportunities come in many different forms, ranging from pursuing an associate degree, or bachelors, masters, or doctorate. A census published by the New York Times in 2012 stated that thirty percent of people over the age of twenty-five in the United States hold a bachelor’s degree, and nearly eleven percent of people hold a graduate degree. Do these advanced degrees lead to increased career opportunities? Some would say yes, while others point to a proven work experien...