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Everybody and their mother is on social media now, so it’s not surprising that recruiters and hiring managers feel comfortable looking to networks like Facebook or Twitter to get a better picture of candidates they’re considering for a job.According to CareerBuilder’s annual social media recruitment survey, hiring managers are likely to use social networks to screen candidates, and 35 percent of employers view a lack of presence online as a cause for concern.
It’s been called the toughest job in the world, so why do so few people include being a parent on their professional resume? According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, just 8 percent of working moms include their parenting skills in their resume or cover letter, while 7 in 10 employers agree that raising a child or children can provide useful experience.
Offering robust wellness benefits can give you a competitive advantage when extending job offers to candidates. If you can effectively communicate the value of the benefits you offer, you can use this as a key selling point to land in-demand candidates.
In the best outlook since 2007, 65 percent of employers are planning on hiring recent grads, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. That number is up from 57 percent last year, a sure indicator that the Class of 2015 has great career prospects.
That’s not to say they won’t face challenges, though, in entering the career market—and hiring these recent grads means utilizing their fresh education and building upon their blank slate of experience.
While the U.S. workforce may be gradually shifting toward office-based jobs, hundreds of non-desk occupations are still thriving, according to a new CareerBuilder/Economic Specialists Intl. study.
You may have asked unusual questions to assess a candidate's competencies during a job interview, but have you ever asked something illegal? A new CareerBuilder survey shows that the boundaries aren’t clear when it comes to what’s OK to ask versus questions that are off limits from a legal perspective.
The U.S. workforce has seen a dramatic shift in age since 2001. According to a special report from CareerBuilder, at the turn of the century, 5.2 million jobs were held by workers ages 14-18. By 2014, that number dropped 33% to 3.5 million. Meanwhile, jobs held by workers ages 55 and older have grown by 40%, from 20.6 million to 28.9 million.
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