Did you know that in as little as 10 minutes of browsing through your Facebook profile that an interested person can predict how you’ll perform in the workplace? Yes, this concept was recently presented in a new study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Therefore, it’s a fact of life today as Facebook gains more importance in the recruitment process that more and more employers are…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on May 24, 2012 at 5:59am — No Comments
In previous blog posts we’ve discussed the importance of capitalizing on social media to advance your career. We’ve also talked about how recruiters are actively researching and evaluating our personal profiles on the well-known and obscure social media platforms. In this article I will be looking at practical ways of achieving your goals and finding your next dream job by using social networking sites.
There are doubters still asking if it is really conceivable, if…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on May 17, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments
As recruiting professionals working in the technology sector, we are extraordinarily aware of the importance of social media in recruitment strategies. This is true for both recruiters and candidates. As a candidate for a career move, are you taking full advantage of what social media can do for you?
To be effective recruiters of people for our clients, we are actively involved in social media activity each day. We update our…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on May 11, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments
Technology continues to transform job development across the country, impacting the rapid growth of some industries and occupations and the decline in importance of others. Using Boston’s New England BLS Information Office’s report as a tell tale, we see that Massachusetts’ high tech industry, as well as the accompanying occupations, are significant contributors to the overall high tech recruitment market and the Massachusetts…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on April 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The demand for mobile application development skills has grown dramatically over the past few years up 82% year-over-year from February 2011, 295% compared to 2010, and more than 400% from February 2009, according to WANTED Analytics™. In February 2012 alone, more than 19,000 online ads were placed for mobile application developers in the United…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on April 13, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments
With the current job markets unprecedented demand for specialists in healthcare, IT Professionals have a new challenge to face as they re-evaluate their expertise and prepare to embrace a career change andplay an important role in U.S. healthcare history. In this blog, I am going to take a brief look at Healthcare IT and the likelihood of long term growth in this segment of the employment market.
In order to provide better health care at lower cost,…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on April 10, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments
Living in the era of social media eases our efforts in finding our dream job. Whether you own a smartphone, iPhone or a tablet, running iOS, Android or Windows 7, you have a large range of mobile apps to choose from if you want to find a job at lightning speed.
Due to their rich intuitive features, mobile apps can assist you at all stages of the job search process. You can track job listings, get access to hiring company’s videos, tweets and blogs, make use of job search tools and…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on April 9, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
As smartphone adoption rates multiply and social networking behaviors increase, the mobile recruitment industry will steadily expand over the next few years. According to a Nielson report published in late 2011, 44% of Americans own a smartphone, up from just 18% two years ago. Although a Vision Mobile study reported that gaming is the top category access by 62% of all U.S. smartphones, Nielson’s “Social Media Report – Q3” states mobile social media use is also on the rise with nearly 2 of 5…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on April 3, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Did you locate your dream job, but find yourself discouraged by the challenge of standing out from the crowd of competing applicants?
The seasoned staffing professionals at Relational IT are in perpetual contact with the IT talent pool, and offer these insights into techniques to differentiate yourself, regardless of your experience and expertise:
Build a strong personal brand. This will help you distinguish yourself from other professionals, stay competitive in the employment…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on April 2, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
According to the National Association for Business Economics, one recent Business Week article announced that “Surveys Show that Fewer U.S. Companies Plan to Boost Hiring in 2012”. U.S. companies planning to hire people in the next six months fell to 27 percent, the lowest in at least five quarters, and 64 percent said employment will not…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on April 2, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments