What’s More Important Than Money? These 3 Things.

career-dreamsAuthor: Josh Tolan
Source: Brazen Blog

With the unemployment rate at the lowest since 2008, today’s job seekers have more choice — and more power — than ever before. According to CareerBuilder, one in five employees plan to change jobs in 2016, so the job seekers are out there. The real question is, how do you make sure your company is what they’re searching for? What matters to job seekers?

Believe it or not, it’s not salary. Or at least, it’s not salary at the expense of everything else. When 3,252 employees were asked what mattered more than salary when looking for a new job, they rattled off a list of factors including non-salary benefits, location, and management, among others. But three factors stand out above the rest — these three factors matter more for your employer brand and your employees’ happiness (and, subsequently, your employee retention) than any others.

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Using Recruiters for your Job Search: Pros and Cons

should-use-recruiter-job-searchAuthor: Pamela Rossow
Source: Careerealism

If you are searching for a new career or you are an eLearner earning your college degree online, you may have wondered if a recruiter could help you find employment more easily than if you take on the challenge by yourself. What might assist you in making the decision whether or not to utilize a recruiter’s services? Here are some pros and cons…

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How To Create An Ideal Candidate Experience

recruitHere at The Job Shop we take articles like this seriously, and do everything we can to ensure that our candidates have the best experience possible as we help them find their new career.

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Make Sure This Part Of Your Resume Is Flawless

medium_tips-for-creating-a-resume-7463141Author: Maggie Graham
Source: Career Realism

Of course, your entire resume deserves your full attention, and the extra time and scrutiny you give to your Summary section will pay off.

What’s so important about that part of your resume? It’s the first place all readers look, and as they skim that section, they’re making a critical decision: continue reading or not? Readers make that decision based on their assessment of three questions:

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Avoiding A Faux Recruiter Scam

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Source: The Undercover Recruiter

The job search process is difficult and extremely time-consuming. One thing that job seekers shouldn’t have to worry about is identity theft. However, the sad truth is that it happens more often than we’d like to admit. I’m not talking about the suspicious work-from-home opportunities or the random emails asking for your name, number and entire life history. I’m referring to individuals who pose as employees of larger companies in order to obtain your information.

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Engaging Millennials as a Recruiter

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Author: Casey Fleischmann
Source: Undercover Recruiter

In 2014, 36% of the workforce was made up of Millennials who were between 18 and 35 years old. This percentage is expected to rise to 75% by 2025.

According to a study done by UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and the YEC, most Millennials value jobs with growth opportunities, which include both personal and career growth. To them, it is more important to have jobs that are aligned with their passion than to have to jobs that pay more.

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Are Skills and Experience More Valuable Than A Degree?

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Author: Casey Fleischmann
Source: The Undercover Recruiter

Today, employers are looking for a variety of talents, skills and personality traits in future candidates.

This means that people who haven’t attended university, have just as much of a chance of getting employed due to the potential skills and experience that they have gained in the time that others have spent studying for a degree.

So, what is more valued – a degree or experience and skill? Are both equally desirable or does one stand out more than the other?

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