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  • Could Blockchain Bring the End of Resume Exaggeration?

    02/10/2018 4:15:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    HR DIVE ^ | Feb. 8, 2018 | Riia O'Donnell
    Call it exaggeration or stretching the truth, the fact is that many people lie on their resume. For recruiters and hiring managers, the problem is so widespread that it is, to some degree, expected. How much are Americans lying? A recent survey by HireRight revealed that 85% of HR professionals have found a lie on a resume. The lies don't seem to have abated with low unemployment; that number is up from 66% five years ago. When asked, 46% of employees report knowing someone who misrepresented or exaggerated their resume, according to Office Team. What are they fudging about? The...
  • The Job Interview—Answering Behavioral Questions: Your Biggest Failure

    07/16/2014 8:48:07 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 28 replies
    Big Interview Pro Site ^ | February 20, 2014 | Pamela Skillings
    Part of our continuing series on answering the most common (and trickiest) behavioral interview questions. Tell Me About a Failure What’s the toughest behavioral interview question of them all? For many, it’s this one: Tell me about a time you failed. I’ve noticed that more and more recruiters and hiring managers are including this question in their standard behavioral interviews. Some recruiters will even tell you that this is the most important interview question to ask a candidate. Obviously, you can’t afford to FAIL to answer this question well. However, my experience is that most candidates are terrible at answering...
  • Ask The Headhunter: Never, Ever Disclose Your Salary to an Employer

    06/04/2013 10:22:02 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 105 replies
    PBS ^ | 06/04/2013 | By: Nick Corcodilos
    Question: I read your article titled "Keep Your Salary Under Wraps," and I agree completely that there is no good reason (from the employee's perspective) to disclose your current salary to a future employer. A competent business should be able to independently assess a prospective employee's worth without being biased by another data point. Judging from your article, however, you may not be aware that employers require salary information. For instance, online applications frequently make the "current salary" field mandatory. You cannot proceed without entering a numeric value. Human resources representatives almost always ask about current salary during the initial...
  • Forget discouraged, 3 million workers hopelessly unemployed

    01/11/2013 3:34:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 01/04/2013 | By Annalyn Kurtz
    Employers may be hiring, but there's another big problem with the job market that isn't being tracked as closely: the hopelessly unemployed. An often overlooked number calculated by the Labor Department shows millions of Americans want a job but haven't searched for one in at least a year. They've simply given up hope. They're not counted as part of the labor force, the official unemployment rate, or the category the Labor Department refers to as "discouraged workers" -- those who haven't bothered to look for work in the last four weeks. These hopelessly unemployed workers have just been jobless so...
  • Acing the Interview: Audaciously

    04/07/2012 4:17:27 PM PDT · by InHisService · 30 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | 4-7-12 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    My last interview was typical of the new "selection process" employers utilize to weed out the unwanted and unemployable. The first interview was only round one in the boxing ring fighting to get a job. The recruiter gave us the heads up about the selection process. "Today is the first round, and out of that group we will select those who will be brought back for a second interview. If that goes well, we'll have a third interview, where we will interrogate you with a Tae Kwon Do master on hand. You will be tied to a chair with rope...
  • Launch of .jobs Web sites shakes up employment advertising industry

    01/23/2011 8:43:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/21/2011 | Ian Shapira
    A massive network of employment Web sites - where any company can list job openings for free - launched this week over the protests of newspapers and online recruitment companies, who fear billions of dollars in lost revenue. The 40,000 sites, with Web addresses that all end in ".jobs," have the potential to upend companies such as and, which just a decade ago set up for-profit jobs classifieds online that roiled the media companies that printed the listings on paper. The initiative is being backed by nearly 600 hundred industry titans such as Google, American Express, IBM, Northrop...
  • DIVERSITY.MONSTER.COM - Jobs reserved for 'diverse' people.

    06/30/2003 4:19:17 PM PDT · by Swanks · 111 replies · 1,619+ views
    N/A ^ | 6/30/2003 | SELF
    Did not take long, since the SUPREME's decision, to go on the offensive re: DIVERSITY and AFFIRMATIVE ACTION. Jobs at the exclusion of people and races we don't like. See's new 'DIVERSITY' career section - - of course at the exclusion of white / straight people. For example: CAREER ADVISE FOR YOU: African Americans American Indians Asian Americans Gays/Lesbians Hispanics/Latinos Older Workers Veterans/Military Transition Women Workers with Disabilities And, of course, job postings /searches for companies wishing to exclude types of races, sexes at the alter of the Diversity Gods.