Donna Svei's Blog (7)

Hidden Job Market Statistics Are Baloney

Job seekers like to look at job boards to find opportunities — because it’s easy. In fact, with the launch of Google for Jobs this week, it got even easier.

What Is the Hidden Job Market?

Career coaches look at survey reports that show the majority of hiring is done…

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Added by Donna Svei on June 23, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

How To Spot a Fake LinkedIn Recommendation

Recruiters and hiring managers often head straight to LinkedIn to learn more about new job applicants. They look at their pictures, read their profiles, and decide whether or not to interview them. They often skip their recommendations because of time…

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Added by Donna Svei on July 29, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Recruiters: If You Don't Want Cover Letters, Then Say So!!!

Fewer Recruiters Care About Cover Letters

As recruiters get busier, and applicant tracking systems do the heavy lifting of resume screening, it appears that fewer HR Departments than ever care about cover letters. A recent SHRM survey of HR professionals found that only 22% of respondents considered it a mistake for applicants to omit cover letters:…

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Added by Donna Svei on June 8, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

HOW TO: Find Recruiters on LinkedIn

You might find this infographic, updated from a 2013 version featured on AvidCareerist, helpful in finding potential clients. It can also be a terrific resource to bookmark and share with job seekers when you want to give a helping hand.

Enjoy!

About Donna

I write …

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Added by Donna Svei on April 16, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

EZ, Free Boolean Search String Generator for LinkedIn, Google Plus, Xing, Viadeo & More

Hi Recruiters!

Earlier this week I stumbled across a basic Boolean search string generator from a London based company called Clever Biscuit. 

I wrote an AvidCareerist post about it, directed to the job seeker audience, here: Find the Hiring Manager with This Free, New Tool. 

The post has everything you need to use the tool for recruiting. It's so easy to use, you don't even have…

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Added by Donna Svei on November 23, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The Biggest Mistake People Make on LinkedIn

At 200 million plus users, LinkedIn is one of the biggest employment marketplaces in the world.  Because of this, people called …

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Added by Donna Svei on April 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

HOW TO Avoid the Top 10 Faux Pas Seen in Twitter Profiles

Future employers search for candidates' presence on Twitter and other social media sites. Why? They’re looking for dirt, that’s why.…

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Added by Donna Svei on November 9, 2010 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

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