June 2009

how the hiring process works on the employer’s side

A couple of people have asked about this recently, so I’ve put together a description of how the hiring process works on my side. Keep in mind that this is just how I do it — other hiring managers do it differently, and larger companies often automate the early stages of this. 1. A job […]

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graduated a year ago, still can’t get hired

A reader writes: I graduated from college last spring in June of 2008 and have been searching for employment since then but unfortunately I haven’t been able to find a job. I have even looked at minimum wage jobs outside of my field as a dishwasher, custodian, painter etc. I was in competition for those […]

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how college students can prepare now to job search later

With recent college graduates pouring into a tight job market, it’s an unnerving time to be looking for a first job. Students still in school should be thinking about building their resumes now, so that when they graduate and need a job, they aren’t starting from nothing. I receive all too many resumes from recent grads […]

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