Kelsey Castle's Blog (5)

How Much Weight Should a Job Candidate's Education Hold?

The benefits of holding a college degree for a job-seeker are fairly obvious - August 2013 stats show that the unemployment rate for college graduates is just under 4 percent, compared to nearly 8 percent of those who only have a high school diploma and nearly 11 percent for high-school dropouts.

However, that only answers the question how much attending college should matter for…

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Added by Kelsey Castle on November 4, 2013 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Secrets for Successfully Recruiting Passive Job Hunters

Passive job seekers aren't those who are lazy or disinterested. In fact, they're quite the opposite - they're too busy doing their job successfully to know that another company has their sights set on their talent. That's exactly what makes them so appealing.

For one thing, these candidates are currently employed. They're productive members of the workforce, gaining skills, experience, and education that could benefit your company. However, they're not the people who are searching job…

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Added by Kelsey Castle on November 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Top College Classes That Can Help Elevate Your Job Search

The competition for an entry-level job is stiffer than ever, particularly for the best-paying careers on the market. While having a college degree can boost your marketability over someone without any higher education, the advantage isn't as high as it once was.

Taking a variety of courses during your college years can elevate your job search, making you more appealing to a potential employer. If you didn't…

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Added by Kelsey Castle on September 7, 2013 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

3 Characteristics That Can Make a Job-Seeker Virtually Unhirable

It isn't your age, race, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation that makes you unhirable -- those characteristics are protected by federal law. However, there are other factors that go into determining whether someone is employable, such as job history, personnel skills, and networking ability.



Whether you're a job-seeker wondering why you keep getting turned down for a job or a recruiter wondering if it's worth taking a risk of a potential job candidate, take a look at…

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Added by Kelsey Castle on August 7, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

"Are You Pregnant?" and Other Questions You Can't Ask a Candidate

As a job recruiter or headhunter, you have one goal: fill an open position with the best possible candidate. To do so, you want to ask the right questions and get the right information to make an informed decision. However, certain laws -- including the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 -- mean you have to…

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Added by Kelsey Castle on August 6, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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