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How To Tell Good Recruiters From Bad Ones

How To Tell Good Recruiters From Bad Ones | career advice | Scoop.it
In business they talk about Barriers to Entry all the time. If you want to start an airline, for instance, the barriers to entry are significant. You have to get a ton of money to buy planes. You have to hire pilots, flight attendants, maintenance folks and ground personnel. You [...]
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Great advice for working with Recruiters

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Low-Balling a Candidate: Worth a Pat on the Back, or a Boot in the Butt?

Low-Balling a Candidate: Worth a Pat on the Back, or a Boot in the Butt? | career advice | Scoop.it
Picture the scene: Your company is seeking to employ a Department Manager, and the leading candidate is currently “in transition.” Human Resources has pegged the market value of the job …
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How to Optimise Your Chance of Being HeadHunted

How to Optimise Your Chance of Being HeadHunted | career advice | Scoop.it

You never know when an amazing career opportunity might be on the horizon and therefore making yourself visible to headhunters is essential for ensuring you don’t miss out. Luckily, by investing a bit of time into making yourself know in the industry and forming a personal brand for yourself, you can keep yourself firmly on the radar and will be getting a phone call about your dream job in no time.

Here are a few areas that you can focus on to improve your chances of being spotted by a headhunter. Good luck!


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 15, 2015 12:56 AM

Here are a few areas that you can focus on to improve your chances of being spotted by a headhunter.

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Behavioral Interview Questions And Answers 101

Behavioral Interview Questions And Answers 101 | career advice | Scoop.it
In depth article explaining behavioral interview questions step-by-step. Includes common behavioral questions, example answers, the star method and more...

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More and more companies are using Behavioral techniques to interview prospective employees. This is an excellent article to be prepared.

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The Power of Setting Expectations – Especially When It Comes to HR

The Power of Setting Expectations – Especially When It Comes to HR | career advice | Scoop.it
I had the most remarkable conversation with a new client CEO this week. As a kickoff to the project, I wanted to understand his expectations about the work I was to do. He is new to the …
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Job Interview On the Phone? 9 Tips For Making It a Success

Job Interview On the Phone? 9 Tips For Making It a Success | career advice | Scoop.it
Before investing time in a face-to-face interview, many companies will schedule a phone interview with potential job candidates. Here's how to impress your interviewer over the phone.
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No Workplace Policy Can Prevent People Doing Something Really Stupid

No Workplace Policy Can Prevent People Doing Something Really Stupid | career advice | Scoop.it
By Eric B. Meyer On Martin Luther King Day, I performed community service with a few of my co-workers and my 4-year-old son. We went to a local center and spent a few hours making peanut …
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15 Ways to Hack-an-Interview

15 Ways to Hack-an-Interview | career advice | Scoop.it
Hacking an interview isn’t about being able to answer questions properly. It’s about ensuring you’re being asked proper questions. In the recent posts listed below I’ve made the case that the best jobs are in the hidden job market. Unfortunately, too many job seekers waste their time in the public job market spinning their wheels frustrated by their lack of progress. Access to the hidden market is through the back door and while it takes work to gain entry, you’ll discover this is where all of the best jobs are found.
The Job Market is Getting Hotter for Those wi
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This is fantastic advice to prepare for any interview.

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If Not 40 Hours, Then What? Defining the Modern Work Week

If Not 40 Hours, Then What? Defining the Modern Work Week | career advice | Scoop.it

Is the traditional 40-hour work week dead? Today’s nine-to-fiver can only look at all of the alternative proposals being bandied about and savor the possibilities: the four-day work week, the 30-hour work week, the 21-hour work week, and even the no-day work week. With the advent of telecommuting, flexible hours, globalization and answering emails after hours and on vacation, the American worker has entered the era of the fuzzy work-home divide.


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The ‘No Hour’ Work Week is the reality today

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Paul Mendelsohn's curator insight, February 18, 2015 11:47 AM

Check out this fascinating read on current thinking regarding the modern day work week. Lots of great insights into why more is not always better. Could that 3 day work week that George Jetson always complained about become the norm? Time will tell.

Kimberly Kline's curator insight, February 18, 2015 12:13 PM

Telecommuting & Compressed work weeks are part of the modern work week.  Employers would do well to deal with them now, and get practices in place, to attract and keep quality employees!

John Norman's curator insight, February 19, 2015 4:42 AM

There is still a clear division between those that work for themselves and those that work for someone else. How many hours a week does the self employed person work, particularly when they are first starting out compared the person in say a middle management position?

I would be great to get some feedback.

Is it still a fundamental equation of What's In It For Me (WIIFM) or is there more to it?

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Freedom, control and good ideas, Where should great programmers choose to work?

Freedom, control and good ideas, Where should great programmers choose to work? | career advice | Scoop.it

Freedom, control and good ideas
[I say 'choose' because anyone who has worked with programmers understands that the great ones are worth far more than the average ones. Sometimes 50 times as much. That's because great programmers are able to architect systems that are effective, that scale, and that do things that other programmers can't imagine until after they're done.]
While this is a post about people who work to become great programmers, I think it applies to most fields, including sales and design.
Many programmers are drawn to famous, hip, growing tech companies. There are literally tens of thousands of programmers working at Apple, Google and Facebook, and each company receives more than a thousand resumes a day.
It might not be a great choice, though. Not for someone willing to exchange the feeling of security for the chance to matter.


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5 Tips for Instant Interview Success

5 Tips for Instant Interview Success | career advice | Scoop.it
How to make a fantastic first impression.

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If you are in job-search mode, this is valuable and excellent advice.

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Are You Too Old to Land a New IT Job?

Are You Too Old to Land a New IT Job? | career advice | Scoop.it
Age really is just a number. If you're keeping current on new technologies and advancement, and show a willingness to keep learning and growing, there's no reason it should be an impediment to your job search.
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How to Avoid 5 IT Career Missteps

How to Avoid 5 IT Career Missteps | career advice | Scoop.it
Even if you aren't currently looking for a job, both errors of omission and errors of commission can come back to haunt when you are looking for a new position or gunning for that promotion. Here are five common career-limiting mistakes IT pros make.
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Hot IT job skills in 2014: Mobile, web development and big data

Hot IT job skills in 2014: Mobile, web development and big data | career advice | Scoop.it
Expertise in Web development, mobile development and large-scale data analysis will be much sought-after by IT hiring managers this year.
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