Monthly Archives - July 2015

July 2015

New Record- 27.5 days to fill a job

Why it takes employers a record 27.5 days to fill a job It is officially a candidate’s job market again.  Many employers who are looking to fill open positions are finding it much more challenging to hire, with offer turn downs and no-shows for interviews becoming very common.  In fact, it now takes an average of 27.5 days to fill an open position, according to DHI Group/ Dice.com.  This is higher than in the booming economy of 2007, where the [...]

How to Access the Hidden Job Market

Experts estimate that 50 to 80% of all jobs are filled on the hidden job market.   This means that the jobs were filled without a public job posting.  There are many reasons why companies post jobs in this way.  The reasons include: confidentiality, time to sort through applicants and privacy of the company’s contact information.  Here are 3 ways to access this hidden job market: Research and watch- Research a list of 20 top dream employers.   Next, utilize a service [...]

3 Job Search Tips to Avoid the Social Media Screen

According to a recent study by CareerBuilder, 51% of employers found reasons not to hire an applicant after researching them on social media sites.  Employers are using these sites as screening tools before the interview even begins. Here are a few job search tips to avoid the social media screen: 1) Keep your social media posts clean.  Employers who view negative comments on social media sites may think twice before moving forward with an interview.  Companies look to hire candidates with [...]