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12 common mistakes when hiring IT workers

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January 31, 2013
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Hiring the right person for a company's IT team is vital. Computerworld has an article today listing some common mistakes in hiring for IT positions. Many of them are applicable to all kinds of employees, e.g. hiring managers who don't prepare for an interview beyond a cursory glance at the resume, or holding out so ...Continue Reading

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Private sector hiring picks up speed in January

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January 30, 2013
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Private US businesses made more hires in January 2013 than December 2012, according to a report released today from the payroll processor ADP. One factor in the increased number of jobs added could be post-fiscal-cliff relief among private businesses, as Congress managed to (temporarily) avert huge tax increases and ...Continue Reading

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Huge demand for IT workers in Chicago

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January 29, 2013
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Good news both for people looking for work in IT in Chicago, and for business journalists who want to make puns about wind: There is a gusting demand for IT wizards in the Windy City. At least that's how they put it in an article over at Wanted Analytics this week. Actually, I'm not sure their pun even works. But the ...Continue Reading

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The growing importance of employee referrals

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January 27, 2013
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Companies large and small are relying more than ever on employee referrals to find new hires. This is great news if you're a pro networker looking for new work, but for many, particularly the long-term unemployed, networks might have worn thin over months or years of being out of the loop. According to a NY Times ...Continue Reading

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Negotiating a salary

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January 24, 2013
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When is the right time in a hiring process to bring up, you know, the money? Not too soon, surely, or you'll look like you think you've already snagged the job. But not too late, either, or they'll know by the time of a second or third interview that they've already got you in the palm of their hand. So where is that ...Continue Reading

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The 10 best (and worst) cities for job seekers

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January 24, 2013
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If you're having a hard time finding work, there's always the option of looking elsewhere. But if you're not ready to relocate to another city to live and work in, at least take a peek at this list of the top 10 cities for job seekers....Continue Reading

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What recruitment style says about your job hiring process

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January 23, 2013
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There's no bigger buzzkill than a long and cumbersome job hiring process. All the excitement of a new job prospect can be completely crushed by weeks of silence from the hiring manager, cliched interview questions and a condescending job description. At the end of the whole tedious process, those candidates still ...Continue Reading

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Necessary skills to compete in the 2013 job market

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January 22, 2013
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A great article in the New Zealand Herald today tackles the question of what in demand job skills are most needed in the 2013 job market — and which are most desirable to hiring managers. The general manager of human resources at ANZ Bank Felicity Evans shares some of the most important qualities she looks for in a ...Continue Reading

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Using HireMojo for social network recruiting

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January 17, 2013
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If you want to use social media for employee-referral recruiting, but aren't quite sure how (beyond lonely unliked Facebook posts), boy do we have the webinar for you. Hosted by Accolo founder and CEO John Younger, and VP of Marketing and Sales Ray Rike, this hour-ish-long webinar will teach you how to connect with ...Continue Reading

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Wal-Mart to hire US veterans

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January 16, 2013
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News broke this week that Wal-Mart, the nation's largest private employer, will be beginning a scheme to hire any and every US military veteran who wants a job within 12 months of their honorable discharge. The company also plans to stock its shelves with more American-made products, and to transition more part-time ...Continue Reading

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Man outsources own job to China

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January 15, 2013
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No, it's not an Onion headline. And no, as honest and hard-working hiring and recruitment specialists, we do not endorse this kind of idea, or this kind of employee. But we just couldn't resist sharing this gem of a story with you. According to The Register, a US critical infrastructure firm discovered that its top ...Continue Reading

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Kansas, Google and the "Silicone Prairie"

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January 14, 2013
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Dreaming of Internet speeds at a gigabyte per second? Yes, it's possible. Look no further than Kansas City (both MO and KS). This is the testing ground for Google Fiber, the search engine giant's new product offering lightning-fast Internet speeds that far surpass anything we're used to today. The result has been an ...Continue Reading

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Body Language During an Interview: Don't touch your neck

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January 13, 2013
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Feeling a bit meek this Monday morning? Start out the week with a Ted Talk from social psychologist Amy Cuddy of Harvard Business School. Here's the gist of it: Striking a big, powerful pose can go a long way in convincing yourself (and others) of your own power, competence, brilliance, success, good looks, etc. ...Continue Reading

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New cars and new jobs at Ford

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January 11, 2013
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Ford announced today that in order to keep up with plans to expand and update its vehicles worldwide, it will be hiring 2,200 new white-collar employees. The salaried positions will primarily be in engineering, IT and manufacturing. The company will need this new talent to achieve its goal of offering 15 rather than 5 ...Continue Reading

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Good news for new grads

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January 10, 2013
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According to a survey published today from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, things are looking up for new college grads trying to enter the workforce. That teeming pit of entry-level wannabes scrambling for scraps of underemployment just got a little brighter. In other words, starting salaries for ...Continue Reading

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Elite colleges have a low-income recruiting problem

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January 09, 2013
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What can be more American than the belief that a child from a low-income family and a rough neighborhood can study hard, follow her dreams, go to Harvard and become a business mogul and/or high-powered lawyer and/or esteemed Senator? The trust in our own academic and economic meritocracy is the very foundation of the ...Continue Reading

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To network or not?

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January 08, 2013
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It's not what you know, (goes the old cliche), but who you know. Networking can take many forms, ranging from the awkward exchange of business cards at a company picnic, to the champagne-fueled weekend of debaucherous yachting charged to the company credit card in the name of — you guessed it — "networking". Somewhere ...Continue Reading

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Unemployment rate now higher for women than men

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January 07, 2013
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National unemployment rates continue their all-too-slow trudge downward, hovering at 7.8% of the workforce for the past two months. While the media will often focus on this general number — one that doesn't include those who have given up looking for work altogether — a study came out last week from the National ...Continue Reading

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Back to work, everyone...

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January 04, 2013
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Forlorn douglas firs and scotch pines line neighborhood streets, holiday chocolate supplies are dwindling fast, and bundled-up children trudge sadly back to school. The 2012 holiday season is behind us, and it's time to get back to work. If your business is having trouble shaking the post-holiday funk, there's nothing ...Continue Reading

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