Which justifies shelling out the $$$ for my MLIS!
More employers are looking to hire candidates with advanced degrees than ever before. READ: How The Master’s Degree Became The New Bachelor’s In The Hiring World | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
While resume font choice may seem trivial, experts say it’s actually pretty important. A bad font can take the focus off the accomplishments you’ve listed. READ MORE: The 5 Best Fonts To Use On Your Resume | HuffPost
Heads up, Job Seekers: Data from our Social Recruiting Survey makes it clear that recruiters are inspecting your profiles, posts, and tweets. Are you broadcasting something that turns employers off?
Take a look at our new infographic below to learn what types of posts recruiters consider to be red flags. You’ll also see where they’re most likely to look you up, and what profile details matter most. via Jobvite Infographic: Watch What You Post on Social Media.
As newly graduated students and the recently unemployed look for open positions in a difficult job market, companies are on the lookout for new employees. Many employers are using social recruiting, in which companies find potential job candidates on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
What might be surprising is social recruiting is more likely to get you hired, plus it can help you stay employed longer.
Jobvite recently released a survey showing more people get hired from online referrals and company career pages than from job boards. As shown in the infographic below, almost half of the social recruiting hires remained in their positions for over three years.
via Job Seekers Recruited via Social More Likely to Be Hired [INFOGRAPHIC] | Mashable.
What talented people want has changed. They used to want high salaries to verify their value and stable career paths to allow them to sleep well at night. Now they want purposeful work and jobs that fit clearly into the larger context of their career. And that means they want jobs that are sensible parts of an ongoing journey through a series of professional endeavors — not some supposedly linear path toward “success”.
via What Job Candidates Really Want: Meaningful Work – Nathaniel Koloc – Harvard Business Review.
The Most Important LinkedIn Page You’ve Never Seen | Wired Business | Wired.com
“Tucked behind your professional, yet pretty, profile picture, the descriptions of all your past jobs, and that column of “People You May Know” is a section of LinkedIn that most people have never heard of, let alone seen. And yet it’s the real reason why you should actually care about sprucing up your LinkedIn profile and network.”
“If you care a whit about your career not only do you have to be on LinkedIn, you should have a detailed profile with your job history. It should look like your resume. Taking advantage of LinkedIn features like Skills can also make you more searchable to recruiters. And of course, build out your network with people you know.”
“Instead of sticking to the usual job board or paying an outside agency to find candidates, recruiters can use LinkedIn to find exactly who they want with the skills and experience they want.”