Do you remember this hilarious scene from the 2013 movie The Internship where actors Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson sit in the children's section of a library and participate in a video interview to land internships at Google? No matter how many times I watch the clip, it still makes me laugh.
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Employers have raised the bar for telephone and video interviews. Are you prepared to answer questions regarding whether or not you are the right fit for the job and the employer's corporate culture?
700 employers were surveyed about the use of video in the recruiting process:
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We thought you'd enjoy seeing the diverse list of employers Glassdoor featured in a recent article about companies that are looking for new hires. It's no surprise that healthcare, technology, and financial services companies are included in the top 20.
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This Forbes article identifies 16 most valuable leadership skills for future career advancement with quotes from leading industry experts. We encourage you to choose one skill as your personal development goal for 2018. Happy New Year from the staff of Written by a Pro!
Career Thought Leaders newsletter of 7/27/2017 shared the following statistics every professional should understand about the importance of social media in today's job search:
"5 DATA POINTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL PROFILES (from JobVite and CareerBuilder):
- 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates
- 57% are less likely to interview a candidate they can't find online
- 54% have decided not to hire a candidate based on their social media profiles
- 92% of recruiters use social media in their outreach; 55% use Facebook, 87% use LinkedIn
- 67% who used social media to find their most recent job used Facebook"
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Are you stuck in a dead end job? Do you want to change careers but are uncertain of which direction you should take?
These 12 steps will help you transform your career and land your dream job:
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, The Occupational Handbook. Retrieved from Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/ooh.
Sharing an article written by Pamela Skillings of BigInterview.com explaining how to leverage Twitter in your job search. https://biginterview.com/blog/2015/03/twitter-jobs.html
U.S. News Top 100 Jobs Report lists jobs in high demand.
Be sure to scroll to the end of the article to find best jobs by industry.
Cheers to your job search success!
Are you interested in working for a tech company involved in some aspect of human resources management? Check out this list of potential employers!
Are you stuck in a lengthy job search?
Today, we'd like to share an article written by Lillian Childress, "7 Reasons Why You Were Not Hired," which was originally posted on Glassdoor. It explains possible reasons why an applicant may not be hired. Just click on the blue article title above to read it.
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Sharla Taylor is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Career Enlightenment LinkedIn Writer (CCELW), experienced job search strategist, and published author. Sharla is the owner of Written by a Pro, a freelance writing and editing service. She approaches her business from a Christian perspective. Her favorite Scripture is Matthew 19:26 "with God all things are possible."
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