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How to Become a Google Search Guru

There was a time, not so long ago, when people used the library for research. They would pore over dusty tomes, hoping to find the answer to their question. Today, of course, we have Google. Within seconds, we can find the answer to almost any question. Just a few taps on a keyboard and we have access to the sum of human knowledge. It’s no wonder that googling has become an essential life skill. But while googling may be easy, it’s not always accurate. The key to finding good results is to use the right keywords. A few general words […]

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The Shocking Truth About ATS Software

“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 a Simple Test Can Change Everything for You.

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 that, […]

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Are You The Victim of Fake Linkedin Profiles?

“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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Do You Really Want To Be Judged By A Machine?

In today’s world, where everything is controlled by technology, it is impossible to consider recruitment without mentioning machine learning or Artificial intelligence (AI). It is not necessarily a negative thing because we live in a technologically advanced and exciting time. But don’t you think everything comes with drawbacks? There are a plethora of AI tools available that control everything from interviewing candidates to hiring them. Many companies use AI interview systems as gatekeepers to assess their applicants before candidates even have a chance to speak with a human. Of course, these tools come with many benefits, from saving time to […]

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Are you a good Sourcer? Can you prove it?

Recruiters and sourcers are crucial for finding and attracting talented employees. A skilled recruiter/sourcer could fill an open role twice as fast as the average source, and his/her work has an impact on an organization’s overall workforce.  A skilled sourcer also brings the right knowledge into the company, and the team acts as an example for the team and pushes other team members to be better at their work. They are responsible for staying abreast of industry trends, reaching out to potential employees, and maintaining good working relationships with hiring managers.  However, hiring a sourcer can be quite tricky. When […]

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Why Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

A company’s culture can vary across different locations and departments. But there’s one thing they all have in common if our managers or our colleagues are creating a toxic and depressing environment for us, we are unproductive. On the other hand, if our work environment is positive and filled with excitement, our production is higher than ever before. Evidence proves that a positive work culture results in more productivity and profitability for companies. It boosts employee engagement, which in turn increases business outcomes. It has been shown that businesses that are highly engaged experience up to 40% less absenteeism and achieve […]

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How to Find Private Information Online

Sssshhhh, I have a secret, but you can’t tell anyone, deal? As Thomas Powers said: “The first rule in keeping secrets is nothing on paper: paper can be lost or stolen or simply inherited by the wrong people; if you really want to keep something secret, don’t write it down.” We can customize that quote a little bit by replacing “paper” with “computer.” Every company is working hard to protect their data, and they are training their people on how to do this adequately. Companies are also using many tools to prevent data leaks that could potentially hurt their business or reveal their plans […]

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How long does a recruiter look at your resume?

The most challenging part of applying for a job is obtaining an interview and getting the chance to talk to your employer in person. But you need to send your resume first and hope that it is good enough to land you that interview. You see, employers, especially big corporations, receive a high number of resumes when they announce an open position. As you may suspect, the employer doesn’t have the time to read all the resumes that come in, so they will be quickly scanned in order to see if a candidate is worth a more in-depth analysis. This […]

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Recruitment isn’t a 9 to 5 job, it’s 24/7

The work of a recruiter goes beyond the expected nine-to-five hassle of corporate life. Most recruiters put their sweat and toil into getting the right candidate. It’s no surprise that many recruiters begin each day well planned, only to end up in complete disarray as many unexpected activities spring up and nearly drive them insane. Unfortunately, many job seekers see recruiters as annoying or unnecessary intermediaries for their next job. But the reality is quite different. Although the recruiting process looks like merely matching people with available job openings, a lot of strategic, personal and analytic skills go into managing […]

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