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WANTED: HR exec with the guts to not ask for your SSN
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I’m calling HR out: Give me one good reason why an applicant’s SSN is necessary to proceed with a job interview.

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2015 Top Post: Top 25 Rap Lyrics That Shaped My Leadership Style
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I’m on vacation this week, so you’re getting a best of week from The Project. These are the most read posts of 2015 to this point. Enjoy!  Last year I did blog series on The Top 25 Rap Lyrics that shaped my leadership style.  The posts, individually, still get clicked a ton, so I decided […]

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Take a break from distraction and accomplish more in your workday
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It's a busy time of year for many people and along with that there are often more distractions than usual. If you want to make the most of your workday, it's a good idea to take a step back and decide how you can cut down procrastination and boost your …

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How I Got My Job in SEO
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Last year we did a few interviews with people about how they got their job. And in 2015 we are continuing that popular series with the first of many articles and podcasts that profile successful job seekers. Today Al Ruggie details how he got his job in SEO (search engine optimization).

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Just Be Yourself on LinkedIn — and Watch Business Boom. (Infographic)
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How would the LinkedIn crowd respond to that? What pushed me was realizing it's one thing to know your values, and another thing entirely to put those values on display in a professional setting. I coach others to be living expressions of their values …

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Job Search Notes #1
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Interesting and important news from the job market. Learn about IFTT job search recipes, Dice’s new ad campaign, top 10 in demand jobs, new places to be found and other job search notes.

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T3 – @Lever #ATSDifferently
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This week on T3 I get to look at a rather new entrant to the applicant tracking system (ATS) field, Lever.  Lever was designed from the ground-up to be different than every other ATS on the market.  Most ATS software are built for the recruiter in mind. The thinking being this is a software used by […]

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What We Can Learn From Glassdoor's 2015 10 Best Places To Work
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Glassdoor recently released their annual list of the best places to work across North America. Unlike most roundups, the results are based off of actual employee ratings and reviews from the Glassdoor platform. The companies listed aren't surprising …

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In Case You Missed It: Local Geography Matters in Sourcing and Recruiting
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Editor’s note: In this post (previously published on ERE), learn why talent acquisition professionals should source based on transportation routes, not just radius. 

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How to Get Noticed on LinkedIn
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Like your traditional resume, keep LinkedIn current. Feel free to list details about the projects you've worked on. Additionally, don't shy away from including a headshot as well as a short summary about your talents and aspirations. Be conversational …

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How To Assess Your True Corporate Culture
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In my last entry, we covered the role of corporate culture in achieving your company’s mission. Ideally, your corporate culture guides people’s behaviors to be consistent with the corporate values, which enable you to implement your strategy for achieving your mission. The trick is assessing whether your corporate culture is, in fact, aligned with your […]

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LinkedIn Groups Now Private, Bye-Bye to Spammers
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LinkedIn groups have always been an excellent way to find not only like-minded individuals and influencers, but find leads and reach a targeted audience. However, because LinkedIn Groups were public, over the years more and more of the conversations …

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7 Ways To Be Competitive At Work Without Being A Jerk
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Rachel Bitte, Chief People Officer at Jobvite, wrote for career development site The Muse, "Rather than thinking 'I'm going to beat so-and-so,' tell yourself, 'I'm going to set my own career goals, and then work to achieve and surpass them.'…And …

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10 LinkedIn Networking No-Noes That Will Tarnish Your Brand
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LinkedIn is clearly the place to be when it comes to professional networking. Its features make it the best social media resource for supporting all aspects of network building. When used appropriately, these features provide an unparalleled …

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