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Why Do Job Seekers “Dislike” Facebook?

Last week, #CareerGravity co-founders Brent Skinner and Jon DiPietro gave a joint presentation to an audience of job seekers at Manchester Community College’s Workforce Development Center. As we stood in front of the audience waiting to begin, I eavesdropped on several conversations. Some of them were typical of what I hear on a very regular basis. […]

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The Legend of Employee Referrals Is Linked to Zao

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that just about all hiring organizations are using, or plan to use, social media to recruit job candidates. And hiring authorities are looking for referrals as a part of their social media–based recruiting efforts. You want your #CareerGravity to be right, to look good, when acquaintances of […]

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Jobseekers: Keep Your Cool — and Your Options Open

Recently, one jobseeker’s foot traveled directly to her mouth. Click on this link only if you’re OK with reading foul language. A jarring illustration of frustration, brought on by obsession boiling into a toxic brew of self-inflicted defeat, her story went viral. The angles to and dynamics of her plight would probably keep smart human resource industry […]

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Web Startup Supports Your Stealth Job Search

Web startup poachee insists that 80% of employees are unhappy with their job situation.  According to them, “The reasons vary from small salary, an annoying boss, no opportunity for a promotion or many more. But most of them are not doing anything about it. They are employed, receive a monthly salary, have no ‘real’ pressure. On the […]

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Are You Making Any of These Job Search Mistakes?

Newsday recently published a list of 16 job search mistakes you’re probably making: You don’t keep your options open. Don’t put all your eggs in one job basket or approach them serially. Instead, keep multiple irons in the fire. You turn up your nose at job descriptions. Whether it’s because you believe you’re not qualified […]

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12 Memorable Resume Mistakes

In CareerBuilder’s annual survey, they asked 2,298 hiring managers a series of questions about job applicants. One of those questions asked them to share the most memorable and unusual resume mistakes that came across their desk. Candidate called himself a genius and invited the hiring manager to interview him at his apartment. Candidate’s cover letter talked about […]

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6 Examples of Creative Resumes

In CareerBuilder’s annual survey, they asked 2,298 hiring managers a series of questions about job applicants. One of those questions asked them to recount the most creative resumes that stood out in their memories. Here are their top 6: Candidate sent his resume in the form of an oversized Rubik’s Cube, where you had to push […]

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How to Find a Job While You Sleep

When you need to find a job, the biggest limiting factor you face is time. A job search requires research, phone calls, networking, applications, emails, etc… But there are only so many hours in a day for all of those activities. And if you’re still working at the same time you’re trying to find a […]

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