For better or worse, a side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic was a marked shift in talent acquisition practices worldwide. With the struggle to retain talent that began in 2020, companies have had to rethink recruitment strategies. The result has been new talent acquisition trends that are well on their way to becoming commonplace. These are the practices that are going to become even more widespread going into 2023.
Your life's goal is to work for Company A. Their brand, their product, their reputation—it's safe to say you're a fan. The only problem is that their careers page never highlights the role that matches your skills and experience. It's a bummer for sure, but don't fret.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Ask for a Letter of RecommendationWhen the job board you subscribe to finally posts your dream job, you may feel like the stars have aligned. But part of securing a position that matches your career plan is ensuring you address all the application basics. You know, the resume, the cover letter, the portfolio. It seems like you've got this in the bag — until you realize they want a letter of recommendation, too!
jobsearcher.com/blogHow Long Do Background Checks Take for Pre-EmploymentMany jobs require a background check. For some companies, this is a matter of company policy. In other jobs, such as finance, childcare, and security, the government often requires background checks. While there are varying levels of intensity, for most people, a background check is nothing to worry about. In fact, the biggest question is often how long does a background check take? Here’s what job seekers and applicants need to know about background checks before they apply to new jobs.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Write a Short BioFirst impressions can be tricky. When meeting someone in person, it’s likely you have an elevator speech. These short, practiced introductions can help you share more about who you are, what you do for work and other facts about you. While this works well in a live, in-person context, there are many cases where professionals “meet” someone via written form - like social media, a resume, or published work. In these cases, your bio works as your first impression. So, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to write a short bio.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Effectively Recruit EmployeesToday, hiring and retaining talent looks much different than it did only two or three years ago. Financial instability and the strain on our mental health brought on by the pandemic has made everyone more wary and selective of their workplace and employer. Whereas in the past people might have prioritized promotions and financial reward, today they look at other factors such as workplace flexibility, personal fulfillment and values alignment.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow Many Hours is Part-Time vs. Full-Time Work?Growing up you watched your parents shuffle to and from the office, held hostage to their 9 to 5. If jammed-packed schedules and deadlines sound frightening, you might consider pivoting your search to part-time jobs. In fact, even employers have shifted their preference, selecting more people open to the idea of flexible working hours.
jobsearcher.com/blogHow to Make a Job Offer More CompetitiveMoney alone makes it hard to attract and retain top-notch candidates, especially when you are competing with larger businesses and corporations in your industry. So, instead of focusing on money, figure out how to make a job offer more competitive when you can't offer more money.
jobsearcher.com/blog6 Store Management Resume Tips (with Example)A retail store manager's job responsibilities aren't easy. Regardless of the parent company's size, it is the store manager's duty to ensure ALL store-related operations run smoothly. Because being an effective leader in retail management can be tough, it is automatically assumed that getting a job is even tougher. But even though the job responsibilities can be tasking, landing a retail store manager position is a little easier... but only if you have the right tools. Most companies do not expect prospective store managers to have a sophisticated educational background. Instead, they select people with convincing skill-set and experience. So, how do you convince recruiters that you're the best candidate for the job? Start by writing a compelling retail store management resume!