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Job Search Tip of the Week #35 (2017)

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Job Search Tip of the Week #35 (2017)

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Manage Your Personal Brand to Boost Your IT Job Search & Career

The Complete A to Z Guide to Personal Branding [INFOGRAPHIC]




Googled yourself lately? You can bet your potential employers have.

Technology is changing the way we recruit and hire. HR professionals and hiring managers are increasingly using social media for screening purposes – and many are finding reasons not to hire job candidates.

However, don’t start deleting your digital identity just yet. Social media doesn’t necessarily sabotage your job search; in fact, when used properly it can supplement your (perfectly formatted) résumé and push your application to the top of the pile.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #34 (2017)

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Social Hiring (+ What it Means for You)

Hiring with Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]



It goes without saying that social media channels like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have given job seekers and employers unprecedented access to one another. And for many, particularly those who are “happily employed” (who we in the IT staffing industry refer to as passive candidates), that’s why they’re shutting down their social media accounts.

However, there are many reasons you should stay on social media, not least of which is the ability to take control of your narrative and determine what people find when they search for you online (like it or not, they’re doing it). So sure, you may be happy where you’re at now, but think of the ideal opportunities you could be missing out on: If your dream employer can’t find you easily, it’s as if they’d never heard of you.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #33 (2017)

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The 3 Digital Recruitment Trends You Need to Know

How Technology & Psychology are Filling the Gaps of Traditional Hiring Process



Lately, we’ve been seeing a surge in employers embracing digital recruiting tools for talent identification and candidate screening. So we thought we’d revisit “The Perfect Hire: Technology and Psychology are Reshaping the Search for the Best Employees,” an article from the Scientific American Mind which explores technology’s increasingly prominent role in recruitment among the traditional résumé, cover letter, and face-to-face interview.

Authors Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Christopher Steinmetz argue that social media, online gaming, and data mining technologies are changing the way we search for employees and jobs for the better. What do you think? Click here to read the entire article or check out our highlights (and commentary) round-up below, and let us know!

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Job Search Tip of the Week #13 (2017)

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Cultural Fit vs. Qualifications & Experience

When Hiring, Which Comes Out on Top?




While researchers Dokko, Wilk, and Rothbard were investigating how career history affects job performance, a senior human resource manager told them, “We tried to hire from our competitors and paid a premium for the experience but [those hires] were the least successful.”

How could this be? Dokko et. al determined that culture varied so vastly across companies, that some of the most experienced hires seemed to require retraining to complete previously mastered tasks. In fact, poor cultural fit appeared to completely eliminate all the good that came from having the ideal skill set. That HR manager found out the hard way that prior experience doesn’t necessarily predict future job performance.

“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

Why do some tech firms prefer to hire software developers who have a history of job hopping over those who’ve been using the same technologies in the same environment for a long time? Perhaps it’s because job hopping is an indicator of social skill and cultural adaptability.

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Job Search Tip of the Week #2 (2017)

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Preparing for Your New Year, New Career

Part II: How to Create an Effective LinkedIn Profile as a Technology Professional

Professional Network Map

See how you're connecting with the professional world.

LinkedIn recently announced that it’d reached approximately 467 million users worldwide, with approximately two people joining every second. The majority of LinkedIn users work in the Software and Information Technology and Services sectors, which means that there are millions of people who could help you find your next career opportunity. Are you maximizing the potential of your LinkedIn profile? Let’s find out!

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