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5 Mistakes You’re Making in Your Job Search

Even though the outlook’s been a bit sunnier lately, it’s still a tough job market out there. Recruiters and hiring managers are still getting dozens – if not hundreds – of qualified applications for each position. If yours has been getting lost in the shuffle, or you’re not getting any calls back after interviews, you may beRead… Read more »

Change the Way You Hire Part 3: Recruit or Settle

Thanks for coming back for part 3 of this series. If you have not already, please check out: Change the Way You Hire Part 1: Am I Qualified Change the Way You Hire Part 2: Years of Experience is Overrated Recruiting talent is a critical factor in avoiding mediocrity. You cannot just expect talented peopleRead… Read more »

Time for Graduate School? Choose Wisely

You’ve been working for a few years, and you decide to get an advanced degree—for new knowledge or for a needed credential. How do you choose? In the past few years, universities have started lots of new master’s degrees—from “human-computer interaction” to “public history” to “law enforcement management”—many with direct connections to employers, such asRead… Read more »

How to land a top paying federal job

“Is the Government Still Hiring?” Most job seekers are worried that, with budget cuts and sequestration, the federal government isn’t even hiring. But that isn’t true. Lily Whiteman is the author of the book, “How to Land a Top Paying Federal Job.” She told Chris Dorobek that, “the federal government is the country’s largest employerRead… Read more »

03.07.13 Your Morning Buzz

The Best Quotes From Rand Paul’s Filibuster of John Brennan’s Nomination Vote Welcome Newest Members Evan Fransted, University of Colorado Denver, MPA Student Bradley Olin, California State University – Office of the Chancellor, System Budget Analyst Upcoming Forums March 7: Tiffany Couch, Financial Investigation and Forensic Accounting April 11: Greg Baker, Damascus City Manager AprilRead… Read more »

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4 Holiday Job Search Tips

Every year in November, job seekers get discouraged that no-one is hiring and stop their search activities until January. Is this you? Make the last two months of the year work for you, instead of against you. Step 1: Review all your marketing materials and update them. Use a clear head and mind to reviewRead… Read more »

With Facebook, Your Recruitment Pool Is One Billion People

J.J. Colao, Forbes Staff 9/14/2012 @ 10:32AM |339 views With Facebook, Your Recruitment Pool Is One Billion People When Hard Rock Café opened a restaurant in Florence, Italy in the spring of 2011, the company needed to hire 120 people in four weeks. They did it all through Facebook. Using the services of a companyRead… Read more »

5 Tips for Job Seekers: What Recruiters Don’t Want You to Know

As originally seen on Exaqueo. As a talent strategy consultant and career coach, I tell clients all the time: “I get the other side of the equation.” Companies like that I am coaching job seekers, and job seekers like that I consult with talent acquisition teams at companies. Having a foot in both worlds meansRead… Read more »

MBR: Overqualified by Joey Comeau

I decided I was going to read a book a week for a year, here’s a quick review of this week’s book. You can see the ongoing list here. Basic Info Overqualified by Joey Comeau Why I read it It was recommended by a friend whose literally chops I trust; she made the suggestion viaRead… Read more »

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Recruitment 411: Thinking outside the Box & Inside the Blog

Here in Govloop – and in the world of recruitment – we talk lot about rocking your résumé and writing creative cover letters. With good reason, because these are essential elements needed to grab the attention of potential employers. I don’t see that changing anytime soon. However, I came across an article that reminded meRead… Read more »