According to a recent editorial written by Lou Adler, a performance based recruiting company CEO, the times and major recruiting ideas which drive the field are changing. Due to better and smarter technology, we are expected to see a digitalized revolution in the field of human resources take place within the next 5 years, comparable with the driverless taxi service idea which is also becoming more and more popular. In short, recruiting managers will cease to be needed or their role will drastically change, he argues, as the world of HR is headed towards a complete 21st century reorganization. [Read more…]
This year, the new G20 agenda featured simply ‘women’ as a vector and driver for overall economic growth. This means that official data is finally confirming what the Western world has already been noticing and experiencing for decades now: women are good for business. According to reports by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the workforce participation of women (and thus, their economic contribution) still remains below their potential. In OECD countries (most of the so-called ‘developed world’), full convergence of men and women’s work participation may be achieved in the next 15 years, which could mean that 12% more business women could be expected to join the economy in this time frame. This creates a huge potential for growth in the economy if the skills and qualifications of these women will be used wisely. [Read more…]
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Deciding to work as a freelancer can help increase your job security from the beginning, as it forces you to have a different perspective on your career. When you work as a free agent, you have to plan ahead and prioritize certain aspects of your professional and personal life. Freelance work also encourages you to acquire and develop marketable skills. [Read more…]
If you’re not quite familiar with the wonderful opportunities of the EDX online courses portal or you haven’t really gotten a chance to use it yet, here is an introduction to it. Even if free online courses have long been available now and then since the internet has become more and more immersed in all aspects of our lives, including education, sometimes it’s hard to find them. [Read more…]
Are you interested in finding a holiday job in this upcoming winter season, but you’re worried you might already be too late? Don’t worry, you still have some time to browse through seasonal jobs and also there is still time to apply to a few which seem the most convenient for you. If you’re interested in making a little quick money, then a holiday job is ideal for that. If you’re looking for something more permanent, this could also be your entry ticket; since many employers usually transition these type of seasonal contracts into full-time regular positions after the holiday season passes. [Read more…]
Whenever you go through a job interview, this seemingly one sided affair turns out to be an opportunity for a mutual interview between the person looking to get hired and hiring manager. Not only do the people recruiting get to ask the questions, but the potential employee is extended the same courtesy to study a potential employer. This allows both parties to get a better sense of the mutual expectations and so on. But when the chance comes for you to pose your own job interview questions, you need to be careful what you ask. Some of the things on your mind may give potential employers the wrong idea. Here are the top bad job interview questions you could possibly ask. Keep in mind, these questions will most likely result in the job opportunity being withdrawn. In other words, this is a list of ways of how to not get hired. We grouped the bad job interview questions people tend to think about into 9 main groups, based on the bad vibes that each group gives off. [Read more…]
You already know that being properly connected is an essential requirement of today’s professional market. Your online presence says a lot more about yourself to potential employers, peers and associates than your CV or interview are often able to convey. But while some hubs, like socializing networks, are more like a hazard you should manage carefully in order to not give recruiters the wrong kind of glimpses into your personal life, other online networks can be turned into quite an asset. Such is the case of your LinkedIn Profile, which once you learn how to properly build and use, can open up quite a number of doors for your professional life. One of the most overlooked perks of your profile is the LinkedIn Profile Photo, which sadly many applicants choose to skip, thinking it’s not really essential. [Read more…]
In the world of business and the general work market, each niche tends to develop its own jargon, naturally, as a direct consequence of the particular work the people involved handle. But what about that business jargon formed outside any specific niche, the one related to just general activity, which people tend to use thinking it makes them sound more ‘professional’? Well, besides the fact that some phrases can indeed have their advantages, the truth is that few things can be more pretentious than some of the business phrases we’ve all heard around our offices. Here is our list of simply the most obnoxious 15 such phrases (true examples of useless and snobbish business jargon, if you ask us). [Read more…]
CareerBuilder has recently released a well-documented report on “The Changing Face of U.S. Jobs”, which covers 13 years of ups and downs on the American job market. This piece of US employment news can be a useful tool for those who want to discover trends in the area based on age, gender and race. In this period of time, the United States already faced and overcame a series of drastic changes regarding employment which included two disastrous recessions, recoveries and an alarming growth in health-related professions. The fact is that this piece of US employment news proves that the growth of the workforce is directly proportional with the ever-altering demographics throughout the rest of America. So, exactly how much has the US employment market changed in these 13 years? More importantly, how have these changes affected job openings available today? Find out below. [Read more…]
Demographics are a fluid force that affects every aspect of contemporary life and the state of US employment is no exception. A recent study completed by Colorado-based market research company IHS Inc. has revealed that the demographic makeup of the US work force will shift to a great extent over the course of the coming two decades. The economic research leg of IHS, whose headquarters are located in Douglas County, Colorado, undertook a study on the demographic shifts that will impact the workforce between 2014 and 2034. The main takeaway of the study is that Hispanics will dominate the US employment growth landscape between 2020 and 2034, by snagging three quarters of all the projected new jobs. [Read more…]