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Summary Sunday: The Future of Job Search


The future of job search is about keywords but it is also about soft skills. As a job seeker, you have to understand how and when to use both! The recruiting process is becoming more automated. This requires you understand how recruiters and hiring managers are using technology. But it isn’t just tech. Today, your soft skills are being evaluated too.

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3 Roles for Recruiters in the AI Era


Think AI will replace recruiters? Think again. It’s making them more powerful than ever as ambassadors, overseers, and protectors of their companies’ values. For all the headlines it has managed to grab lately, artificial intelligence remains a bit of an enigma — and a somewhat alarming one at that. With reports that up to half of all the

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2018 SMA Annual Spring Conference


The Future is Now: (hu)Man Vs. (ro)Bot  - A Powerful Team for the Future of HR What if you could walk away from a day-long conference and be more energized about your career, have a clearer direction for you and your recruiting team, and understand how to partner Artificial Intelligence with Emotional Intelligence? Would you be interested? This year,

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7 Reasons Why You’re So Indecisive, According To Experts


I’ve always found even the smallest decisions to be stressful and impossible. But I just chalked that up to being an indecisive person, whatever that means. As it turns out, though, “indecisive” isn’t just an innate personality trait. It’s often an indication that something is off. I recently went to a clarity coach, and it changed how I

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The Career Branding Summit


Today, more than ever, your online presence is critical if you want to land your next dream job. 93% of recruiters admit using Google and Social Media when scanning candidates, which means your next invitation for a job interview depends on how your online presence aligns with your resume and cover letter. My friend and Career Branding Expert Niels

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“Hire Earlier” 5 Startup Tips


“I wish someone had told me to hire earlier. I did everything by myself at the beginning, and as you’d expect, I dropped a lot of balls and wasn’t the best person to be around during the honeymoon period of starting a new business. With the clarity of hindsight, I wish I had hired a support team earlier.” I had the pleasure of interviewing

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Solving The Recruitment Image Problem


I bet you don't have a favorable view of recruiters. I want to change that. Recruiting has an image problem and there seems to be misguided cheer that recruiting will be saved by technology disruption to rid the world of recruiters. The idea seems logical: The artificial intelligence stack, such as bots, machine learning and algorithms, can

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How Google’s AI-Powered Job Search Will Impact Companies And Job Seekers


Article previously featured at Forbes. In mid-June, Google announced the implementation of an AI-powered search function aimed at connecting job seekers with jobs by sorting through posted recruitment information. The system allows users to search for basic phrases, such as "jobs near me," or perform searches for industry-specific keywords. The search

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?


Article previously featured at Forbes. We all panic when there are rumors of a reshuffle, recession, reorganization, downsize, or a new company acquisition that no longer includes you. And it’s not just limited to employees. Stoic management also reacts to stress and succumbs to the plight of fight or flight. Everyone — from interns to the

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How (Real) Recruiters Can Build Trust Amidst Social Media Scams


Article previously featured at Forbes. Did you know there’s an abundance of fake recruiters attempting to scam LinkedIn members? I could hardly believe this was being practiced, so I went out to investigate. With LinkedIn and other social networks holding valuable personal information, it is now time not only for talent to be hyper-aware and conduct

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