All it takes is an Internet search to discover how over-saturated online job boards have become. Job boards such as Indeed, Zip Recruiter, Glassdoor, Careerbuilder, and Monster may be helpful for job seekers; however uploading… Read More »What Recruiters Do That “Indeed” Can’t
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At one time, being a job seeker who used social media had a negative connotation. Since Facebook started as a college resource, many students and potential job candidates were warned not to post too much about themselves (think: “party pictures”), as it could cost them a job opportunity.
If you are not using social media to recruit the very best talent, then you’re losing out against your competition.
Almost everyone utilizes some form of social media at some point. Recent estimates show that Facebook has 1.65 billion active users, Twitter has 310 million users, and LinkedIn has 433 million users.
So how does social media benefit recruiting?
If a prospective employer sees you changing jobs every year or two for higher pay, they may see your time on a job with them as just another temporary stop. The moment another employer offers you more money, you’ll hit the road, Jack. Employers frown from hiring perceived “unstable” candidates, whether or not it is true. Too many job changes on a resume can make an applicant appear unstable.
When it comes to hiring, too many companies are stuck using “old-school” methods for posting job availability and connecting with potential candidates. It’s time to step into the modern age and revolutionize your hiring process. Here are a few tips to help:
Know this: you are well qualified. In fact you might even be over qualified.
The reason is simple but not so obvious for most people. The best evidence available is to look at a short list of successful people who have done outrageously successful things in their life without any “qualifications”:
When you are carrying a building on your back and you can feel your legs ready to give out, you start thinking that your life is down the tubes (which it is not) and that you are a failure (which is absolutely not true.)
A setback is a life situation that is not working out right now or has already happened. But it’s really important to understand the difference between a life situation and who you really are.
A great piece of advice was given to me many years ago: “Remember who you are.” That is pretty powerful if you can allow yourself to truly believe it.
In life and is in football, playing against and with the clock (of our life) is a powerful strategy to live a happy and productive life and career.
Sometimes we have no choice but to absorb what life throws as us as life at times can be relentless. So we show up, work hard and do our very best.