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How to Track Your LinkedIn Activity

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Creating a viral post is like playing the lottery; it’s a long shot that usually pays off for someone else. But that doesn’t mean you can’t increase your chances of success. The key is data! Without data, you’re just guessing at what might work and what doesn’t. You’re shooting in the dark, hoping to stumble upon that magical combination of words, images, and ideas that will ignite the internet. With data, you can take a systematic approach to creating content that has a higher likelihood of going viral. You can track what works and what doesn’t and you can adjust […]

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How to Attract Top Talent with Job Descriptions

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We all know that job descriptions are important. They help to set the tone for what we’re looking for in a candidate and they give us a way to screen out people who don’t fit the bill. But too often, job descriptions are dry, boring, and full of jargon that only serves to turn off potential applicants. If we want to attract the best talent, we need to do a better job of selling the role and the company. We need to make sure that our job descriptions are clear, concise, and interesting; otherwise, we’re just going to continue to […]

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How to Write Better than Ever Before

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Have you ever wondered how to improve your sales game and write better emails? I bet you do! Converting potential prospects is a number of games. On average, it takes eight touchpoints to close a sale. Sales facts show that 60% of customers say, “No,” four times before saying, “Yes.” However, every prospect is different, so this number can vary Working in recruitment and trying to turn prospects into clients is sometimes painful because you know that the client you contacted today was contacted by dozens of other agencies last week. Email is dead! Long live email! With Jasper AI you […]

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How to Overcome Top 3 Hiring Challenges

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The labor shortage is real, and employer-employee relationships are becoming less and less long-term and hierarchical and more and more short-term and transactional. We are starting to see that employees will be changing jobs way more often and they will be seeking jobs where they feel they will have purpose. They will continue leaving companies for a higher salary, better roles, and better managers. Having great leaders and great managers is that silver bullet in recruitment that everyone is looking for. A good manager can keep a person in a job even if they receive offers from other companies with higher salaries. Great […]

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The Shocking Truth About ATS Software

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“Studies have shown that up to 75% of qualified applicants are rejected by ATS programs because they can’t be read” (Source: Article posted March 18, 2014, on Forbes.) But is that true? Let’s have a close look at that statement. That Forbes article was written by the ‘founder of a resume service’, aka person behind a company that is helping people with their resumes for money. It was more of an advertisement than an article. On April 17, 2018, CIO.com published another article that has been often quoted on the internet, like the Forbes one. That article included a statement, “Most companies […]

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How to Make Your Content Go Viral

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As a writer, it is always gratifying to see your work reach a wide audience. While there is always a degree of satisfaction that comes from knowing a few people have read your article, it is even more satisfying to see it reach a large audience. And, while there are many different ways to measure the success of an article, one of the most gratifying is when it receives a lot of social media attention. Shares, likes, and comments on social media can help to ensure that your article reaches a wide audience and that it resonates with readers. Over […]

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Are You The Victim of Fake Linkedin Profiles?

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“Thanks” to sites like ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com, spotting a fake profile picture is harder than before. Luckily there are articles like Which Face Is Real? or How to recognize fake AI-generated images that will help you to learn the difference and spot a fake profile photo within a few seconds. And if you spend enough time on site WhichFaceIsReal.com, which lets you test your ability to distinguish AI-generated profile photos from genuine ones, you will be able to spot a fake profile in no time. LinkedIn has a fake profile problem Microsoft’s social network also has a big problem with fake LinkedIn profiles and it is not getting […]

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Why You Should Never Take a Counter Offer

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Companies are always keen to retain their top employees, so you are likely to be presented with a counter offer if you hand in your resignation. Deciding whether or not to accept a counter offer can be difficult in the thick of it. You are faced with a tough choice and you don’t want to seem ungrateful. And maybe you are reluctant to take it as you do not want to leave your comfort zone as changing jobs could be stressful and you do not want to deal with that. When you resign, there are a number of underlying reasons […]

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The Truth about Psychological Testing in Recruitment

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For years, we have been hearing how validating people based on their resumes is ineffective and should be replaced with pre-employment psychological tests or gamification. Adding a gamification element in recruitment brings real results. One of the examples of gamification in recruitment is Google Code Jam, Google’s largest programming competition. Gamified tests usually create job simulation experience and assess candidates’ skills and how they would deal with the work-related tasks. But could pre-employment psychological tests bring better results than gamification or gamified tests, and do they really work? Pre-employment Psychological Tests Pre-employment psychological tests are a scientific group of questions […]

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How to Find Out Who Actually Owns a Domain Name?

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Disclaimer: The information shared in this article is for information purposes only. The names of the companies and individuals used in these examples have been changed to protect their identities, and I am not implying that they are doing something wrong or illegal. My intention is to demonstrate how you can double-check who is behind the tools and raise awareness among web-application and web-tool users Dozens of new chrome extensions and web applications are brought to life every day. And if you work in the recruitment field, you know that every week you see some new tool that promises to make […]

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