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How to Personalize Your LinkedIn Invitations (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Jan 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Whether you are a job seeker, recruiter or currently employed, it has become increasingly important and beneficial to build your social network. Taking the extra time to personalize your opening message on LinkedIn can make all the difference when standing out and creating solid connections. Allowed only 300 characters, it is important to focus on your goal and the similarities between you and the person you are trying to connect with.

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How to Answer the Most Common Interview Question: What is Your Greatest Weakness?

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Jan 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

The interview question job seekers dread and hiring managers love to ask, “What do you consider your greatest weakness?” is almost always inquired during an interview. We get it, it’s an uncomfortable question to answer! No one wants to talk about their flaws to someone who they’re trying to impress. From an employer’s perspective, your answer can determine if you will be an asset or liability to the prospective organization. Even though candidates dread this question, you can almost guarantee in some shape or form it will be asked during your interview.

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Top Skills Recruiters Look for in Entry-Level Candidates (With Examples)

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Dec 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM

When seeking entry-level candidates, recruiters not only look at one’s experience and knowledge but their skill set. Your skills are the result of your knowledge and experience. It’s what sets you apart from your competition, making it imperative to list your soft and hard skills on your resume and LinkedIn profile. Because you are an entry-level candidate, employers don’t expect to see a long list of advanced abilities but, they do expect to see a handful of relevant, desired skills. To best portray how qualified you are, we are sharing our expert advice on what essential skills you need to illustrate to help you get found by recruiters!

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How to Build an Authentic Relationship with a Recruiter (Infographic)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Dec 6, 2018 10:12:11 AM

In today’s current economy, the role of recruiters has become extremely important for both employer and job seeker. Staffing professionals use their specialized techniques to search for top talent and help fill organization’s in-demand positions. On the other hand, recruiters provide candidates with potential job opportunities, expert industry advice and career tips.

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December is the Most Wonderful Time of The Year to Job Search

Posted by Madison Norman on Dec 4, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Many wait for the New Year to begin their job search or to change career paths, forgetting that December is a valuable time for job seekers to get their foot in the door and to keep the job search pushing. Besides spending your time this month holiday shopping and traveling, use it to set up the New Year with a new opportunity. The most wonderful time of the year can be said about this magical month and your job search! In fact, a survey reported, 94% of employers believe that candidates should continue or begin their job hunt during the holidays. Here are just a couple of reasons why the twelfth month is the best time of the year to look for a job.

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Feeling Down During Your Job Search? Here's How to Stay Positive (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Nov 29, 2018 9:59:04 AM

 

It’s easy to feel discouraged and overwhelmed while searching for jobs, especially if you have been looking for an extended period of time. It’s important to stay focused and keep an optimistic attitude in order to stay driven throughout your entire job search process. The following video highlights proven ways that will help you keep positive and motivated so you get the most out of your search.

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Positives of Working in the Gig Economy

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Nov 27, 2018 11:21:21 AM

Yet another new buzzword, “gig economy”, has been trending in today’s evolving digital world. The term refers to a labor market where people are hired for short-term assignments and temporary or individual contract work. The gig economy is comprised of freelancers, side hustlers, temporary agency workers, and contractors. People working in the gig economy typically are those who have recently been laid off, in the process of searching for a full-time job, in school, or looking to make extra money on the side in addition to their full-time job. In short, the gig economy translates to, individuals working a part-time job.

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Our Staffing Experts Answer What to Expect When Temping

Posted by Madison Norman on Nov 8, 2018 10:56:49 AM

Have you ever considered working in a temporary position? Many individuals have questions about what these positions entail, how long they will last and what to expect.

We turned to our experienced Temporary Division at JOHNLEONARD and asked Senior Consultant, Elyse Gonsalves and Recruiter, Niamh Concepcion, six frequently asked questions candidate's pose about temporary work. Elyse and Niamh are providing valuable insight into these questions as their combined experience yields the perspective of both the employer and employee. Take a look at what our professionals have to say and gain a clearer understanding of temping to see if it’s a right career move for you!

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How to Build an Authentic Relationship with a Recruiter

Posted by Lexi Albrecht on Oct 30, 2018 11:00:00 AM

In today’s tight job market with a historically low unemployment rate, recruiters now more than ever have been reaching out to an extended pool of candidates. Whether it’s via email, LinkedIn message or text messaging, recruiters are on the prowl for top talent to help fill the 7.1 million open jobs in the US. As a job seeker or someone who is interested in building their professional network, now is the time to capitalize on the chance to build and develop relationships with recruiters.

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How to Avoid Getting 'Ghosted' by Candidates (Video)

Posted by JOHNLEONARD on Oct 25, 2018 10:52:29 AM

With a booming job market, a greater number of employers have experienced the phenomenon of being ghosted by candidates. Instances of ghosting include, candidates agreeing to take an interview and then not show up, accepting a job position and not showing up on the first day, or even leaving a job without notice. To avoid this disturbance, watch our video below which highlights steps you can take to ensure that potential employees keep in contact and don’t negatively impact your organization! 

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