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Right Or Wrong: “Recruiters Advertise Fake Jobs”

Often right – though it is illegal to do so in some countries. Yet , completely made up and neither the job nor the company exist (this is valid for recruiters who work on success fees and who have to build a “candidate pool”). For the last 13 years since I started in this profession, I heard over and over again candidates who complained that when they met their recruiter, the job “was gone
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5 Reasons Your Application Gets Ignored

 your application gets ignored. You have no time to be inefficient and neither do we. In a world of information that is omnipresent and difficult to digest, everything must go fast. If you are not able to convince within 6.25 seconds that you are the right candidate, your resume will be put on “nope” pile and my own experience after 13 years in recruitment is that approx  and will go there (ahem: so best
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Easter Special: The 6 Best Ways To Find The Next Job @Forbes

Oldies are goldies – and classics are timeless: This week is about the best way to find the next job (my post on Forbes with 115k views so far). And guess what? Actually, your next job is not as far away from you as you think: Just as the easter eggs when you were a kid! Remember when you ran into your parent’s garden xyz years ago? You know the chocolate eggs were there but you did not know where! Findin
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Online Application: 4 Dos And 4 Don’ts

In 99% of any given application process, the online contact will be step 1 – may it be via email, social media or as a response to a job ad. What are the absolute MUST criteria of an online application that will get you the first interview?
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The Most Important Rule For The Job Interview

Having been working in professional recruitment for more than a decade, I have been preparing all my candidates thoroughly for their job interviews. Over the years, this briefing became more and more sophisticated but I was still looking for the “holy grail”, the number 1 key learning that won’t get forgotten and enables candidates running for jobs but also for professionals managing their career to get it all right.
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6 Steps To Shake Up Your Career

Deciding to quit your job may seem easy. Reasons are plenty – from organizational pain points and personal relations, to need of accomplishment or general dissatisfaction. Can it be remedied by changing job? And is it really the right way to shake up your career? Naturally the immediate step is to start browsing job boards, activate friends and contacts, and get in touch with headhunters. But, while it might be
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13 Red Flags In Your Resume – And How To Fix Them

Did you ever wonder what we external and internal recruiters check when we decide within 5-10 seconds if your resume is of interest to us or not? Which are the red flags in YOUR resume – the reasons you will not make it to the interview? Here are the 13 most flagrant warning signals we might spot in your CV – and the solution to fix them: Unexplained gaps: . PROBLEM: If we don’t understand its reason immediately, we
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Career Advice From A To Z: “R” For “7 Resume Best Practices”

In my career, I have read thousands of resumes, but the truth is that I take less than 1 minute on the resumes I receive. And the latest number I read on the average time a recruiter spends on your resume is 5-10 seconds! Another reality is that I have never seen any resume where there could have been improvements. Here are my top 7 resume best practices that will help you to make it the first interview: When writing
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5 LinkedIn Strategies to Uncover the Hidden Job Market

Prior to conducting a job search I was on LinkedIn on a very superficial basis, brushing it aside as something only for people looking for a job. And then quite suddenly, I became a job seeker and LinkedIn became my friend.  One of the benefits of my search was my new found knowledge about how to use LinkedIn. Job seekers often hear about “The Hidden Job Market,” or they are told “networking is essential.” Below are
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6 Things You Need To Know About Job Seeking Before You Become Unemployed

“On May 18, I got a call from my boss saying they were going in a different direction and he was letting me go. He told me that he had secured one of the longest severance packages that company had given and sent me on my way to HR. Region of the Year the past two years in a row, and 4 of the last 6; in April I went overseas for a week to train part of the international sales team; and, in May I had organized a
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