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How to use action verbs to make your resume stand out

Take a look at your resume. What words jump out at you? If you’re like most people, phrases like “was responsible for” or “worked on” are probably in there somewhere. And those phrases are totally…fine. But if you want to make your resume stand out from the rest of the people who ...

How to seamlessly transfer your skills from one industry to another

For most of us, our career paths don’t go in a single straight line. Instead, there are plenty of twists and turns along the way—some expected and others surprising and unplanned—as we develop, grow, and change over time. Sometimes a change in jobs also means a change in industries, ...

Why you should keep your networking circle small

When it comes to your professional network, the more the merrier, right? After all, more people = more chances for connection, word-of-mouth opportunities, etc. Sounds great in theory, but in reality, it might surprise you to learn that experts are recommending that you scale back your ...

The top 5 benefits of recruitment marketing

After a decade of economic uncertainty and high unemployment, job seekers are finding themselves in a favorable job market. As such, recruiting top talent is going to be much harder than it was in 2008. Recruitment and talent acquisition will become a lot more competitive, so positioning your ...

Optimize your job listings for Google searches

By now, you’re probably pretty familiar with terms like “search engine optimization” (SEO), and have been working toward getting the most keyword bang for your buck in your organization’s job posts. As a rule, Google has made us all think more about how to get what we want out of a ...

6 recruitment marketing tactics to attract top talent

Recruitment marketing is a broad-based strategy that combines employer branding and time-tested marketing strategies with social media and technology to attract top talent to organizations. Often this type of marketing falls under the umbrella of the talent acquisition team—not simply to ...

4 ways to strategically develop your employer branding

It’s probably not news to you that hiring has gotten more complicated in recent years. Longer time-to-hire, higher costs, more variables in the pipeline, reaching the best candidates: all have made the recruitment and talent acquisition process into a bit of a hiring crunch. Add to that a ...

How to stay eager and motivated during the summer

Which is worse: a case of the Mondays, or a case of the Summer Fridays? There’s always the coffee cure for that groggy feeling as you drag your feet to work on Mondays, but what about the long slow burn of the summer Fridays, when you’re surrounded by empty desks of people on vacation? ...

5 top jobs in human resources guaranteed to pay big bucks

Jobs at the top in the HR department often require master’s degrees, years of experience, and more specialized knowledge – but they also come with higher salaries. If you’re in the human resources field (or are looking to enter it and climb the ranks), possess strong interpersonal skills, ...

So you didn’t get the job—now what?

In the course of your job search, you’ve probably come across someone who talks about how they lucked into some great opportunity, clicked with an interviewer right away, and basically walked away with a job offer on the spot. And you probably hate that person a little, especially if you’ve ...