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Archive for February, 2010

February 26th, 2010 by Kate Seidametova   Posted in Resumark News

jobs-search-overloadThe U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently identified the top 30 occupations that are likely to have the most new jobs over the next ten years. Six of the top seven jobs are generally lower-skill and lower-wage jobs. The BLS is projecting that the leading sector producing most jobs in the next decade is healthcare with as many as 4 million new jobs. Here is the complete list:

1. Registered nurses

2. Home health aides

3. Customer service representatives

4. Food preparation and serving workers

5. Personal and home care aides
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February 25th, 2010 by Andrew Kucheriavy   Posted in Employee Rights, Job Search, Unemployment

get-paid-for-resume2Losing a job always brings financial hardship.  Many who are unemployed struggle with paying bills on time, often ignoring them, not realizing that their tarnished credit history could become a barrier to finding a new job.

A recent study (conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management) has found that nearly 60% of employers run credit checks on job candidates.   This is almost a 20% increase from just six years ago.

Many employers have been relying on credit histories in hiring decisions as indicators of a job candidate’s reliability.  Even though there is little research showing a correlation between bad credit and poor job performance, an increased number of employers resort to credit checks.

Are you afraid that your less-than-perfect credit history may affect your job search? What can you do?


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February 24th, 2010 by Sergey Novoselov   Posted in Interviewing, Job Search, Most Popular

A woman, interviewing for a pharmaceutical sales position, answers common interview questions. Denham Resources created great examples of bad and good answers.

Tell Me about Yourself: Example of a Bad Answer


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Tired of wacky job applicants?The recruiting process varies by industry, company and profession, but end result is the same: only one person out of many candidates is hired. Not every company sends out rejection letters and only few say why.

For those who aren’t hired, it can be a mystery to understand what happened, but knowing what exactly goes on behind the scenes may give you the inside track for a job.

Many employers use recruiters or human resources (HR) personnel to pre-screen applicants that meet a job’s basic qualifications. The goal is to remove only candidates that are a clear miss. Some screeners read every resume, but many search for certain keywords. Some of them consider cover letters and others may ignore cover letters completely. To stay on the safe side, it is better to submit a well-written cover letter and include relevant keywords that usually found in the job posting.
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February 22nd, 2010 by Tatiana Varenik   Posted in Career Advice, Interviewing, Job Search, Most Popular

Do you wear happy socks to work?If you already have your job interview day you should take it very seriously and start your preparation immediately. We recommend you to read Interview Preparation: Five Easy Steps to Get Ready for the Interview.

Before going for an interview, find out as much information about the company as you can. It may seem obvious but there are a lot of people failing to answer the “What do you know about our company?” question. The best way to show enthusiasm for the job is to research the company and position you are interviewing for. Human Resource managers say they are impressed when the interviewee is well-informed.
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