3 Things Every Job Seeker Dreams Of In An Employer

If you’ve spent any time on our site, CAREEREALISM, you know we believe there are no employees any more. Gone are the days of spending your entire life at one company. Today, we are all businesses-of-one who must focus on staying employable. Why? As our tagline says, “Because Every Job is Temporary.” As a result, we provide daily tips and resources to help job seekers better market their businesses-of-one. But today, I’m going to flip it around and talk to the companies who hire those job seekers.


Similar To Dating… Attracting Top Talent Requires Several Key Traits

A recent LinkedIn survey shows the top three things every job seeker dreams of in a job are Better pay and benefits. Improved work-life balance. Greater opportunities for advancement. In short, if you aren’t marketing your company in these three areas, you are missing out on getting the best talent for your jobs.

LinkedIn = The Match.com & eHarmony.com of the Recruiting World

Those companies looking to attract the best talent know they need to get out there and use modern technology to help them. In the same way sites like Match and eHarmony have changed the dating world, LinkedIn has changed the recruiting world. It has opened up the talent market. However, that comes with its own set of challenges.

Hot-or-Not? Your Employment Brand Is Your Talent Magnet (Or, Talent Repellent)

Employment Branding is the way in which recruiters can maximize their image on LinkedIn. If you have the right content, you can compete against the sexiest of companies (i.e. Google), and win over the best talent. However, if you don’t have the right presence on LinkedIn, you can also ensure candidates skip applying to your jobs and avoid your email requests to connect. Image is everything!

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Starting a family is one of the biggest milestones in a person's life. It's in those first few months when a parent can really bond with their newborn and make lifelong memories. However, for some new dads, it can be difficult to juggle being a new parent while remaining dedicated to their career.

Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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There are LOTS of questions around resume dos and don'ts. There's so much advice out there that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what's the correct answer.

During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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