National Handshake Day.

It’s June 29th and the last Thursday of each June is National Handshake Day.  What does your handshake say about you?  Whether it is solidifying new business; that next job interview; or establishing trust to build stronger business relationships…your handshake matters.  A firm, confident, web-to-web handshake will never let you down.  So go out and GET CONNECTED!  You are only one handshake away from new possibilities and continued success…

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911: CAREER NEWS | ICYMI

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A Quick Dose of Career News for the Week of 01/09/17…

10 Startup Founders Share What Their Worst Boss Taught Them…

Good News for Disabled Workers via Fortune.com…

4 Success Habits You Can Learn from Jeff Bezos, the World’s Fourth Richest Person…

11 Things Smart People Don’t Say…

 

 

 

 

The Career News. Daily.

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LINK: Global Trending Career News. The Career News. Daily.

Stuck in Your Current Job? Thoughts.

Stuck in your current job? Feeling stressed? A little humor can help bridge the frustration during this part of your journey. Stay strong, keep searching for new possibilities and be disruptive by making a commitment to change up your current situation. Take steps to break free of the barriers that may be standing in your way, repel self-doubt, brush up your resume, take steps to explore new job opportunities, set a date to move on and execute. You are not alone. Your decision to follow-through in creating your best life may inspire others to do the same. Take on this day with powerful words "I declare to take the steps to create amazing results in my career and I attract the people and possibilities into my life for an abundance of opportunity." Take on the day! Start now. #success #lawofattraction #Life #Motivation #Inspiration #lookingforajob #DreamBig #Jobs #Career

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Getting Hired over a Lunch? Etiquette Tips.

Read More Here: The Interview Lunch and Your Job Interview.  Tips.DiningImage

Lack of Qualified Candidates or Lack of Available Jobs?

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This question epitomizes today’s struggle employers and job seekers are experiencing when attempting to land a new career or fill a job opportunity. Is it just simply a lack of qualified candidates or is it a lack of available jobs?

In recent week’s this has been the topic of conversation with candidates seeking employment and Human Resource (HR) executives.

Conversations with HR executives claim it is the lack of qualified candidates. Candidates for hire claim it is a lack of jobs. Both are correct; and in many cases, the employer and the job seeker, stand in their own way of progress.

The Top Ten reasons that frustration is felt by both the employer and the candidate for hire:

1. Candidates applying for opportunities that they are clearly not qualified to execute.
2. Resume’s that do not build value or demonstrate ability to accomplish requirements in a posting.
3. Cover letter’s that fail to connect the resume and work history to the posting.
4. Candidates with “one size fits all” generic degrees with no specific direction or focus.
5. Employers in need of candidates with Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math skills and the talent pool is limited
6. Candidates not engaging the necessary planning and preparation for interview success; “just showing up” is not enough.
7. Employers looking for “Superman” when “Robin” will do.
8. Candidates failing to execute a resume that is adaptive for upload and filtering by Applicant Tracking Software (ATS); use of keywords
9. Employers failing to be specific and clear as to required and preferred skills in a job posting.
10. Employers poorly trained on appropriate interview techniques and strategies to leverage potential candidates

These are just a few of the comments made by HR executives and candidates for hire that contribute to the frustration of finding qualified talent and landing that new career opportunity.