With his Blurred Lines parody, Weird Al is onto something: America’s grammar stinks. And there’s strong evidence that it’s so bad, it’s costing us jobs. A new survey from CareerBuilder finds that about a third of HR managers say they’ve taken an applicant out of consideration because of “poor communication skills” on social media.
Yes, people know [...]
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Tech Wildcatters and Health Wildcatters are currently recruiting interns for the Fall 2014 semester. We have internships available in Operations, Marketing, Social Media, and Technology and would love to have your students participate. I’ve included a link to the internship postings below. Please feel free to share with your students, campus clubs, or directly recommend [...]
It’s all the rage these days. If you’re in transition, you have to be using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. But why? The rationale seems to be that if you can just reach the right person – no matter how distant and tenuous the link – you can depend on them to help you land a [...]
A lot of people want jobs in marketing, which is great news for those of us currently hiring. However, after a decade of screening, interviewing and onboarding marketers, there are still some mistakes that I constantly see. Here are examples of some mistakes you should avoid.
1. You use a Hotmail or AOL email address
Marketers should [...]
You’ve heard the commonly cited statistics before: 80% of job openings are unlisted; there are 100+ resumes submitted for every job posting; 50% of submitted applications are weeded out by software and never even reviewed by a human.
While stats like these should be taken with a grain of salt, there’s no doubt that today’s job market is highly [...]
Regardless if you’re unemployed or employed, the job search process is frustrating and humbling, often leading to a lack of confidence. Unfortunately, it shows to the interviewer or networker and can hurt your odds of winning a job. During my 30+ years of interviewing or helping others get employed, it is clear that your ability [...]