Tag: Job Description

Lies About Multitasking In Resumes and Jobs

Most people take pride in calling themselves multitaskers. Like other motherhood and apple pie topics, it has become a badge of honor to lay claim to the ability to do it even though there is not much proof that it works or even that it exists. Employers say they want people who can multitask and …

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Rethinking College Degree Requirements in Hiring

Truthfully, I need to do much more research before engaging in a debate on the value of a college degree. I have always been a staunch advocate for education, my mentors have always pushed me to go to college, and I passed that mental legacy on to my children. Things change. When we examine the …

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The Candidate Experience – Part 2: People Interacting with People

(On vacation this week. This article edited and reposted from May 30, 2012) This is the final installment in a three part series on the candidate experience. Finally, we take a look at the details of the recruiting and hiring phase of the experience. It is this element that is most often discussed by employers …

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What Job Seekers Really Want – The Meaning of Meaningful

In spite of the headline indicating a close look into a job seeker’s wants and needs, this could also be an article on employee retention. Another thing you won’t find in the recruiter’s job description is undue concern over the length of time a new hire stays with a company. Even if through some twisted …

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Setting Expectations: Defining Job Requirements

A common lament from job seekers is that they have no idea from a posted job description whether or not they are qualified for the position. Of course, a certain amount of this stems from wishful thinking that their dream job is within reach. It also seems to be human nature that an inflated sense …

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