Use These Minor Tweaks to Make Your Resume Stand Out

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Ever heard that old saying, “Good enough, isn’t it?” Well, it’s not a solid rule to follow when it comes to your resume. What you’re going for is “outstanding.” Because, literally, you want your resume – and your entire presentation as a candidate – to stand out positively from the rest of the competition.  So, how can… Read more »

The Problem with Resume Screening – and How You Can Fix It

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Resume screening has long been at the core of candidate recruiting. And why not? The goal is to narrow down huge piles of resumes to help hiring managers shortlist the cream of the crop before moving onto interviews. But … resume screening only works if the process itself is not fundamentally flawed. Get it right,… Read more »

You Already Accepted an Offer: Is it Okay to Rescind for a Better One?

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What should you do if you accept a job offer – and then get a better one? At some point, it may have felt like there was no way this would ever happen – but it does. And even though it’s a good problem to have, it’s a problem nonetheless. Fortunately, there are strategies you… Read more »

Streamlining Success: 4 Simple Tips to Make Your Company’s Operations Smoother

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Streamlining is the process of simplifying or eliminating unnecessary tasks to improve efficiency. It requires the acceptance, understanding, and use of modernizing techniques, tools, and technology. The benefits of streamlining include better cost control, higher productivity, better communication and time management, reduced risk, enhanced customer service, and more. To successfully streamline, you need to assess… Read more »

Working with a Vendor – Like Search Wizards – Can Help You Break Into the Industry

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As you launch your career in the talent acquisition industry, one of your most helpful moves is working with a professional from a recruitment firm specializing in your field. Your career coach from that firm will become a trusted advisor, mentor, networking source, shoulder to cry on, and objective voice to listen as you plot… Read more »

Hire for Remote Culture Fit Using These 5 Tactics

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It looks as though remote work will become increasingly common, even as vaccines are rolled out and COVID-19 restrictions ease. And as you hire, whether it’s in person or from a distance, cultural fit cannot be overlooked. In fact, in many ways, it’s more important than ever – as not everyone is conveniently located under… Read more »

Talent Acquisition Data: Why It’s Essential to Recruiting

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As you advance your talent acquisition career, you’ll quickly fall behind unless you understand the importance of data-driven recruiting and how it enables the right decision-making. The recruitment process is a treasure trove of data. When mined carefully, it reveals critical information on how to hire, when to hire, how much to spend on hiring,… Read more »

7 Browser Extensions that Can Make Every Recruiter’s Job Easier

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Everyone hearts browsers – and more and more, browser extensions as well. These life-saving plug-ins perform various filters and controls to customize your browsing experience and functionality. There are a lot of extensions to choose from, but here are seven that can prove uber-effective for those in the recruiting and talent management industry:    1…. Read more »

Is the Candidate Experience Affecting Your Hiring?

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“Walk a mile in my shoes … “ If you know anything about vintage music, you’ll recognize this line from a song by Joe South, which was covered a number of times by Elvis Presley’s likes. Moving beyond musical history, it’s a great mantra for many aspects of life and relationship building – including successful… Read more »

Transferable Skills: Are They the Key to Landing Your Dream Job?

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“You can’t take it with you … “ Or can you? When it comes to transferable job skills, the answer is a hard “yes.” Strengths that are valuable in many different jobs and career paths are a huge selling point as you vie for your next position. They may be hard skills, like proficiency on… Read more »