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Recruiters: What can you do to make candidate placement a reality?

If you have been in the recruiting business long enough, you most likely have experienced it too. I am talking about rejections made by candidates at the end of the recruiting process; after you have been through all the screening, interviews and negotiations leading to employer’s job offer.  This can be very upsetting to all parties involved.  The fact is that the way you handle the recruiting process up-front will definitely affect the end results.  Here are a few tips to help reduce the possibility of this happening to you!

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Is Resume Blasting a Good Strategy for Your Job Search?

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With so many people competing for the same open jobs, the thought of using one application to reach thousands of recruiters and hiring managers must sound very attractive.  Seemingly you would cover more ground in less time; and why not – all you need to do in  most cases is to fill out one online form and in a matter of minutes, your resume is instantly emailed to thousands of subscribing recruiters, and employers or posted in multiple online job-boards nationwide.  This concept is called resume blasting, and while it may sound like the perfect strategy to boost your job-search, take a minute to consider the following viewpoints before diving in. Read more of this post

Overqualified, over-experienced or over-educated?

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At some point or the other most people encounter rejection labels in their search for jobs.  Commonly we expect “not enthusiastic enough”, “job-hopper”, “rookie”, and even “no experience” to be on the list, but should “over-experienced” count as a rejection label?  The answer is yes! It doesn’t matter what you and I think, employers will use one of the labels, overqualified, over-experienced or even over-educated, when they want to reject your candidacy, albeit they cannot fault your qualifications and experience. It may not pose too much of an issue if you encounter such rejections once or twice, however, if you are experiencing this at every single interview you go to, then there has to be a problem with your application, resume or interviewing style, which must be addressed immediately. Read more of this post

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