16Feb 2020

Recruiters are always seeking out new candidates to fill various roles within companies on a regular basis.  Many recruiters pride themselves on building robust recruiting pipelines, so they always have a go-to list of candidates to pull from to fill key positions as they arise. As a result, recruiters use tools like LinkedIn and other networking platforms to preemptively identify candidates. There are some key attributes that recruiters look for when sourcing candidates. Here is a brief list to help job seekers know what to expect:  

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19Jan 2020

Many new college graduates or entry-level employees devalue their worth in the job market because they believe recruiters will not give them a chance due to their lack of experience.  They fail to realize that they have valuable transferable skills that can be leveraged to gain entry-level positions with growth potential. They cede control of their destiny to recruiters who they believe hold the key to their success.  Inexperienced job seekers must take control of their job search by applying for as many positions as available so they can increase their chances of landing interviews, so they get opportunities to sell their knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to recruiters and hiring managers. Here are some helpful steps to take to avoid job search mistakes to land that job quickly.

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22Dec 2019

The job search process is difficult and stressful for job seekers in general.  As a racial minority, this stress can be magnified as racism is often challenging to prove because it is carefully masked behind rhetoric and practices that make it difficult for ethnic minorities to identify.  These veiled racist hiring strategies often leave minorities feeling unqualified, undesirable, insecure, frustrated, defeated, stressed, and depressed. Many minorities are more than qualified for the positions they apply for, yet they get no responses or opportunities interview. Many feel that they can seal the deal and get hired if they get a fair chance to interview.  The steps below have been used by some of our clients to remove racial barriers to job search success so they can get an opportunity to compete for jobs they are qualified to perform. These tips below have worked for many clients but is not a guarantee that they work in all cases. They are at least some steps to take to improve the chances of at least getting interviewed. It is important to note that there are great recruiters out there who would never discriminate based on race, but a few bad apples can make it hard for minority job seekers.

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17Nov 2019

The job search process is frightening for many older job seekers (age 50 and older) and is a stressful time that causes anxiety for many.  Job seekers age 50 and older have endured negative experiences with ageism (age discrimination) while searching for new employment. Older job seekers describe feeling discouraged, defeated, vulnerable, depressed, insecure, financially insecure, emotional, physically-ill, lost, and hopeless.  Older workers are a fast-growing segment of the US workforce, and many older workers are choosing to work longer because they enjoy their careers, value constant personal development, and desire to stay active. Older Americans are healthier than ever and many intend to work as long as they are able; however, older job seekers face age discrimination upon reentering the job market and while seeking promotions due to ageist hiring practices.  Ageism is a problem for older job seekers who have no intentions of leaving the labor market.  According to numerous industry experts, studies have shown that hiring decision-makers use ageist hiring practices to evaluate older job seekers. These ageist recruitment strategies are often veiled and are, therefore, difficult for older job seekers to detect.  Such practices are the result of prejudicial thoughts and unfounded stereotypes about older workers. 

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