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The Millennial Advantage: How This Determined Generation Will Succeed
By some measures, millennials are now the largest generation in today’s workforce. And as baby boomers retire, this younger generation will dominate even more. For years, popular discourse on millennials was full of worry. Their early working lives were shaped by the recession, not always able to find jobs that matched their skill level, past experience or future goals. Instead of jumping immediately to the entry-level rung of a stable career ladder, these graduates had to take alternative paths. Past...
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Civil Engineering Central
Are You Having Fun With Your Career?
Earlier this week during the course of conducting a search for a client of mine I spoke with a TxDOT Engineer who would make a great candidate for a position I was recruiting for. After discussing with him his career and the specifics of the opportunity he explained, “Matt, that sounds like a great opportunity for someone, but I’m having too much fun to leave to go anywhere else.” Not the outcome I was looking for, but we had a good laugh and talked about the importance of having...
 Civil Engineering Central - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:15

Civil Engineering Central
ASCE’s Civil Engineering Magazine – 7 Questions
I was honored to be featured in the September 2015 issue of ASCE’s Civil Engineering magazine. A few years back I had blogged about social media and the impact and role it played in the civil engineering profession. Based upon that blog, I was contacted by the editor of Civil Engineering magazine to see if I would be interested in contributing to the “7 Questions” series specific to the topic of new marketing and branding strategies for civil engineering consulting firms. It...
 Civil Engineering Central - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:12

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Job Hopping – Good or Bad?
A track record of frequent job changes in the civil engineering profession is frowned upon, there is no way around it. Some industries may allow for it and it may be deemed acceptable, but not within the civil engineering profession. There are plenty of valid reasons why people jump ship, but if you find yourself in the never ending search of greener pastures, you may want to pause and think twice. Here is why: 1. A company is going to invest a considerable amount of time and money in developing...
 Civil Engineering Central - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:08

Civil Engineering Central
I Look Like a Civil Engineer
If you have not caught on to the trending new website for civil engineers spreading across social media and the internet, it may be time to check it out. There is a new website titled “I Look Like a Civil Engineer.” The website was developed with a vision of providing stories and inspiration to the civil engineering community, while championing diversity. Not only diversity of gender and race and inspiring women and minorities to enter the world of civil engineering, but also diversity...
 Civil Engineering Central - Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:00

The 5 Hardest-to-Fill Jobs for Growing Businesses
For growing companies, good help can be hard to find. That’s according to the Indeed Small Business Index, a monthly analysis of hiring data from small and mid-sized businesses which has revealed that growing businesses are struggling to fill roles that require certain specialized skills. The five most difficult roles for businesses to fill are electronic equipment installers, followed closely by chiropractors, painters, brickmasons and machine tool operators. The percentage of each of these...
 Indeed - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:45

4 Ways to Optimize Your Indeed Resume
Every day thousands of employers search for candidates using Indeed Resume. But with 2 million new resumes added each month, how can you make sure employers find yours? The best resumes entice potential employers, clearly communicate how the candidate is a great fit for the role and use data to highlight achievements. By taking the time to understand the type of job you want and tailoring your resume accordingly, you can increase your chances of an employer getting in touch. Here are four tips...
 Indeed - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 14:33

Hey Employers, The Number of People That Want to Work on Thanksgiving Will Shock You!
Go Ahead and Stay Open on Thanksgiving, Your Employees Don't Care!
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:07

How to send jobs to other job boards automatically
When you post jobs, PostJobFree distributes them to multiple job boards.But what if you want to send your jobs to even more job boards or social networks?PostJobFree makes it easy for you: Post your jobs.Open Account setting page and under "Feeds" sub-header find "Outgoing RSS job feed" link.Give your Outgoing RSS job feed URL to another job board or social network, so they can pull your jobs automatically.If you have any questions or you need PostJobFree to generate job feed in a different format...
 PostJobFree - Mon, 11/16/2015 - 03:49

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Recruiting Team
Between the new applicant tracking system you’ve purchased to augment the best facets of your recruitment department and the sourcing platform that has brought you some of the best talent you’ve seen in years, you can’t help but think there’s...
 EmploymentMetrix - Tue, 11/10/2015 - 09:00

Creating Job Advertisements That Attract a Multi-Generational Workforce
THE INTERN Movie Trailer © 2015 - Warner Bros The most common conflict we see between the current generations in the workforce is actually one that isn’t new: the older generation thinks the younger generation isn’t fit to work. While...
 EmploymentMetrix - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 11:20

Friday’s Job Numbers Preview: Is the Economy Slowing Down or Gearing Up?
Last month’s job gains disappointed, with the US economy creating only 142,000 jobs in September and average monthly job growth for the year to date sitting at 198,000, down from 260,000 in 2014.Early forecasts are slightly above last month, which would be great numbers if we were at the labor force participation rate seen before the Great Recession. Unfortunately, our labor force participation rate hit a new low last month of just 62.4%, a rate we last saw in the late 1970s.  What’s also...
 Indeed - Wed, 11/04/2015 - 09:56

How Small Business Can Make Big Waves with HR Tech
It’s clear that small companies want to invest in HR software, but how does the software benefit them over larger businesses? Is it worth it to invest in new technology? How does large company software scale down for smaller ones?
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 10/29/2015 - 11:54

Why is it Getting Harder to Hire in the Restaurant Industry?
The economy is steadily improving and today, more people have discretionary income to spend on leisure, travel, or eating out—and this rise in consumer demand has resulted in thousands of new job openings in food service and hospitality. The increase in job opportunities in this sector has contributed to the low unemployment rate in the US, down to 5.1%. But for employers, it has become more challenging to find enough workers to meet their needs. With food service industry payroll growth consistently...
 Indeed - Tue, 10/27/2015 - 11:25

Recruiters: The Machines Are Coming
Beyond's VP of Talent Solutions, Joe Stubblebine wrote this insightful article for Strategic HR Review on what's in store for the recruitment industry as more and more talent acquisition tools become automated.
 EmploymentMetrix - Thu, 10/22/2015 - 15:10

The Science & Psychology Behind Job Search
In our recently released report, What Matters to the Modern Candidate, we shared new insights on job seeker behavior in the talent-driven economy. The study reported that 71% of people in the labor force are either looking or open to a new job. This finding has two important implications for employers. First, it means that truly passive candidates are rare and, second, it debunks the commonly held perception that most candidates are passive, indicating your talent pool is larger than you may think. Another...
 Indeed - Thu, 10/22/2015 - 08:55

How to screen for duplicate job applications
About a month ago one of our premium recruiters asked me if we can help him identify candidates who already applied to jobs he posted.After a brief discussion we came up with the solution: for every application show a list of all other applications from the same candidate.Here's how it works:1) You open one of job applications here:http://www.postjobfree.com/all-received-applications2) Click on email address to see all other applications that you received from that email address: Please email...
 PostJobFree - Wed, 10/21/2015 - 04:41

How Search Quality Works at Indeed
At Indeed, our mission is clear: We help people get jobs. We are driven to maintain the best search experience possible for the millions of job seekers who use our site. Our approach stresses simplicity, relevance and above all, a laser focus on what is best for the job seeker. As a result, millions of job seekers make Indeed their search tool of choice and Indeed is the #1 source of external hire for employers. Search Quality is central to our mission. Search Quality refers to the process that...
 Indeed - Thu, 10/15/2015 - 09:50

3 Ways to Get Ahead of 2016 Hiring
Jobs may be easier to come by these days, with the latest BLS job openings rate at 3.9%. This is the highest rate of job openings reported in 15 years and indicates substantially more hires in the coming months. As a result of a thriving recruitment market, everyone is looking for a job right now. Well, almost everyone. Our latest findings from an Indeed survey of over 8,000 US adults found that people are managing their careers very differently today: The job search is always on—58% of adults...
 Indeed - Tue, 10/13/2015 - 10:30

Inspired Hiring Tactics to Help You Source Great Talent
October may have just begun but the year will be over before we know it. With days shortening and year-end deadlines creeping up, there’s no better time for a little inspiration. These nine months of 2015 have presented new frontiers for talent attraction professionals—the unemployment rate keeps dropping and we have decidedly moved to a talent-driven economy, one where great candidates have their pick of jobs to choose from. It’s challenging to recruit in this kind of market but these conditions...
 Indeed - Fri, 10/09/2015 - 09:50

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