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Every year, in the United States, approximately 1.9 million  individuals graduate with a bachelor’s degree. They move on to working for organizations, complete their master’s degree or are unable to find a job. Before entering the job market, it’s essential you polish certain skills. Your time in college isn’t just about learning the technicalities of your field; you have to learn certain skills that make...
According to the New York Fed , unemployment rates among fresh graduates increased in the second quarter of 2019. For the first time ever in American history, fresh graduates are more likely to be unemployed than any other workforce group, according to HuffPost . Take matters into your own hands to ensure you get a job as you get out of college. Here are some of the best tips that can help you land your first job: Apply for jobs...
  Choosing a career path to follow is one of life’s most important decisions. The emphasis on this decision is mainly due to the fact that many believe they can’t change their career path later on in life. Only 13%  of the labor force in the United States is passionate about their jobs, according to Deloitte. But how do you choose something you want to do for the rest of your life? The answer is simple, follow...
Regardless of the number of job interviews you go for, each one seems like the first and it doesn’t get any easier. With each interview, you get to meet new people and try your best to sell yourself and the set of skills you have. No matter what you’re going through at the time, you need to show yourself to be enthusiastic and interested, especially if you are going for an interview for the job you love. An average job attracts...
If you have recently dealt with prospective employees ignoring your calls, or not showing up to interviews then it’s possible you have been a victim of a trend that has recently become popular with jobseekers- ghosting. Studies indicate  that more than half of applicants find it reasonable to ghost potential employers. According to the study, some applicants may be ghosting in response to being ghosted by another company. It...
Background checks are essential tools in making sure you hire the right candidate. A background check is an investigation into the applicant’s background to ensure that employers gain a more holistic insight into who the applicant is as a person. It is only after considering all aspects that employers can come to a well-informed decision. Background checks usually consist of looking up criminal records, employment history, and work...
Have you noticed a lack of employee engagement or are you struggling to recruit the best talent? Even if your company offers competitive salaries, generous benefit packages and fun a culture; a poorly designed workplace can significantly affect employee productivity, retention and recruitment. So here are some reasons why your workplace needs to be well-designed and appealing to current and prospective employees. Workplace Design...
Attracting the right candidates is one of the biggest hurdles faced by that recruiters. According to research conducted by Get App , the biggest recruitment challenge companies face is a shortage of skilled candidates. The decrease in unemployment rates  points to greater job availability for job seekers. As such, it’s employers who are now fighting over employees. In a job market where candidates can pass over any job,...
Is work making you feel tired and bored? Or the fact that you might be working in an industry which has limited job scopes and wage stagnation frustrating you? Well, it’s never too late to transition to a new career. It doesn’t mean you have to start from the bottom; rather your previous experience will help you in this process. If you are sceptical about making a career change after 30, don’t fret. A national study shows...
According to research  conducted on why startups don’t make it, having the wrong team is among the top reasons, having a 23% contribution to failure. During the early growth stage of a startup, each team member has a huge impact on its performance. Their actions, values, and personalities greatly influence your business’s direction. Therefore, it’s important to choose each team member wisely to improve your...
Applying for a job is an extremely tedious and frustrating process, especially when you’re failing to land one. You might end up feeling frustrated when you don’t know why your application isn’t accepted. Maybe you’re making mistakes with your application or interview process which you could avoid and improve your chances of being selected. We’ll talk about some common application shortcomings and how to...
Your resume gets around seven seconds to make an impression on the hiring managers. Since they have hundreds of resumes to filter, yours needs to stand out for you to secure an interview. Here are some tips that will help you create an eye-catching resume to bring you one step closer to your dream job. Incorporate Keywords Most recruiters use a filtering system to select the most suitable resumes. The only way your resume is...