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  • 2016 is looming right around the corner. Is it time for a new job? The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) official unemployment rate is the also known as the U-3. Nationally, that rate is 5.0% (October 2015). This is pretty good. The US has added a lot of jobs in 2015 and seems like that i...
  • The recession was pretty brutal to the live job fair industry. Employers had no reason to attend simply because they had too many resumes coming in for the few jobs they had open. Many of the job fairs during this time featured few jobs (many jobs being 100% commission) and lots of education re...
  • My checklist for first impressions is very simple and it should be. When interviewing, so many spend time trying to memorize canned answers to questions like, “tell me about your greatest weakness?” Sure you need to be prepared but make sure that you do a great job with your first impression. ...
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  • Your medical resume is your first chance to make a great impression on a potential employer. This piece of paper can get you in the door for an interview or tossed out with the day's recycling. Think of your medical resume as a 30-second advertisement, letting a prospective employer know what qua...
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  • We have all heard the saying "always the bride's maid, but never the bride. It is a sad, old cliché, yet for some candidates interviewing for a job, it may seem like the norm for them in the interviewing process as they always make it to the final interview, but are passed over for another candi...
  • According to Bersin & Associates, U.S. companies are spending and average of $3,500 per employee to just recruit them. While finding great talent is difficult, after over twenty years in the recruiting business, I think one of the main reasons this cost is so high is because employers are taking...
  • Bring back the recession! For recruiters and human resource departments, the recession made any resource you used to find talent the “best thing ever”. Sure, you didn’t have many openings and millions of great people were unemployed and looking for work. In addition, your internal referrals we...
  • For most of you, I wish all interviewers started off with this question. Answered properly, it allows you to set the tone for the rest of the interview. Unfortunately for many, it also is why so many of you screw up the interview.
  • For most Central Florida companies who need to hire, they usually have a “go to” procedure that takes the job requisition and posts it to their company website as well as employment sites like OrlandoJobs.com. Copy and paste is still the preferred way to post these jobs that have job titles and ...
  • Last month’s article was “Should I Write My own Resume?” This month, I am going to answer that question. No. Never. No matter what. Even if you only have year or fifty years of experience.
  • Our 2015 Employment Outlook for Central Florida we asked 93 Central Florida companies if they think job applicants should put their photos on their resume (page 10). Not surprisingly, only 11% thought this was a good idea.
  • Writing your own resume is an accident waiting to happen. Your resume is the golden ticket to getting a great job with a maximum salary.
  • In our 2015 Central Florida Employment Outlook, employers recruiting talent in the Orlando MSA openly shared very candid recruiting challenges they are experiencing.
  • You apply to jobs never to hear back from the company and wonder what happened. If you get an interview and don’t get the job, this can also be frustrating. This list is compiled from 90 Central Florida employers who tell job seekers directly why they didn’t hire you.
  • In a report out today, OrlandoJobs.com projects 2015 to be the best hiring year ever, with a forecast of more than 23,454 jobs. For the seventh consecutive year, the OrlandoJobs.com Employment Outlook shines a light on the state of Central Florida’s hiring market. The 2015 Outlook is based on pho...
  • You may have heard the saying that the “web is your resume, and social media is your references”. It is a very true and powerful statement. According to SHRM, 56% of organizations are currently using social media to recruit future employees. Is it fair? Is it legal? All those questions will be an...
  • You write a great job description. You add a world class job title with very specific information about exactly what you are looking for in the job requisition. You post it to your career site, job boards and maybe even do a social campaign to really target in on an awesome candidate.
  • I am in the final stages of hiring a marketing coordinator for our company. I posted the job, received over eighty applications and was very impressed by the quality of the resumes.