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Cover Letters Are Dead: Do This Instead
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Nearly two-thirds of recruiters say it's not an important factor when they review applications, according to a survey of 1,400 recruiters by Jobvite, a recruiting software provider. In fact, the cover letter is quickly becoming a dinosaur when it comes …

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How can I find the truth about an employer?
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How do you examine a company’s culture and politics before you accept a job offer? Have you ever made the mistake of not looking closely before jumping into a new job? What are they sweeping under the rug?

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Snagajob Partners with LinkedIn, Expands Job Seeker Research
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Earlier this month Arlington, VA-based Snagajob announced a $100 million round of funding so that they can make strategist hires and fuel growth. This week the company announced a new partnership with LinkedIn, the largest professional social media …

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Top 5 Internet Stocks Goldman Thinks Investors Should Buy (Hint: Twitter …
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It's been a tough year for internet stocks. But Goldman Sachs Group Inc. thinks there's at least a handful of names that are worth buying. Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc. (Google's parent company), Twitter Inc., LinkedIn Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. are …

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3 Apps for Your Job Hunt that Don’t Have Jobs
www.careercloud.com

Career Toolbelt (free) The Career Tool Belt series of free mobile apps make it quick and easy to job search when you’re on the go. The apps provide 150+ careers tips, 30 days of advice for landing your dream job, and tips and advice for acing a job interview. You’ll have all the information you […]

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LinkedIn Stock: If You're Bearish on LinkedIn Corp, You Need to Read This
www.profitconfidential.com

Rather than focus on LinkedIn Corp's (NYSE:LNKD) guidance for 2016, LinkedIn stock sank some 40%. This is an opportunity for investors, because LinkedIn's premise has not changed. Most companies would dream of LNKD stock's fourth-quarter 2015 …

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Tech Startup Cognistx to Hire 10 in Pittsburgh – Startup Jobs
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Cognistx, a Pittsburgh based tech startup plans to double its staff as it readies for the launch of its first product (May 15). It’s app technology helps companies develop “deeper relationships” with their customers. Cognistx,is small and currently employs seven …

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Apple’s new San Francisco office could be a tool in tech talent wars       | Business| Reuters
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From Apple’s earliest days, executives insisted that employees work from its headquarters in sleepy suburban Cupertino. The thinking, championed by Steve Jobs, was …

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Judge: EEOC’s Employment Background Check Case Is Laughable
www.employeescreen.com

What is shocking is that the EEOC has now suffered another embarrassing setback in their quest to punish employers for their reliance on employment background checks.

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J.J. Abrams’ new hiring system weighs women and minorities in proportion to the US population
qz.com

“Any list that we get—it needs to be, at the very least, representative of the country we live in.”

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Spamming To Fill Jobs: Idiots peeing on telephone poles
corcodilos.com

“im really hoping there is a opening or other possibility to get a chance to prove my competence. As you will see in my resume I have a broad experience and knowledge in this line of work and im confident it will be worth your time reading it. I am excited to hearing from you.”

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Who is responsible for the lack of good workers?
timsackett.com

It’s parents. First and foremost I blame parents. Parents are the number one reason you can’t find good workers because parents want their kids reach higher than they did. Thus, if Mom or Dad worked in a blue collar profession, they want their kids to look down on that work. It’s subtle. Most parents don’t come […]

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5 Employer Branding Tools
recruitingheadlines.com

Employer branding is gaining steam among employers as the job market tightens and they struggle to attract the right talent. As an industry anyone in HR/recruiter should start to look at employer branding as an important talent acquisition strategy. You should all know your EVP…employer value proposition…and be able to communicate that in your recruitment marketing […]

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The First Rule of Recruiting
timsackett.com

Sometimes we go so far into the weeds in recruiting we forget what is really important. We have to have a brand! We have to have an ATS! Or a new ATS! We have to have a CRM! What the hell is a CRM! Our job descriptions need to be better! Our career site sucks! […]

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