5 Job Search Mistakes You Could Be Making
There's no two ways about it -- it's tough out there for jobseekers. Far too many people claim they've done everything they can, but really they're just doing the same things over and over again but expecting different results.
• Failing to Monitor & Maintain Your Online Presence - It's the age of technology and your web presence is every bit the calling card your resume is.
• Not Disclosing Personal Commitments - The Internet is filled with hiring manager horror stories involving people who got the job, but then lost it because they disclosed some last minute obligation or commitment after receiving the offer.
• Downplaying Your Qualifications - In several ways, a job interview is like a first date. Project confidence by highlighting your skills and positive attributes.
• Not Doing Your Due Diligence - Simply put, you should already know about the company before your job interview.
• Not Personalizing Your Resume & Cover Letters - No two companies are the same, so why are you sending the same exact resume and cover letter wherever you apply?
Call Center Leader
• 15 years of Benefits/HR industry experience including 10+ years of managing a call center environment, specifically managing staff concerning HR specific issues
• Familiarity with Employee Benefits/HR administration, preferably in an outsourcing enviroment
The ongoing impact of the
Great Recession on US employment has been with us for quite a while
(almost seems like forever) but recently there are promising signs that
many areas of the job market are truly improving. From our observation
point, the past few months have brought an increase in openings, but
perhaps more important, a noticeable increase in the time that it is
taking to fill positions, both contract and permanent.
balances down at Fidelity
Employers feel middle-skill talent crunch
Pension plan annuity conversions poised to expand
Employers hungry for improved enrollment, communications tools
Just like their consumer counterparts, employers continue to immerse themselves in an ongoing technological revolution. Portable devices and wearable wellness tools, including Google Glass, Fitbit and even the much-anticipated Apple Watch, are being embraced by employers looking to the betterment of their workers, as well as better ways of enrolling employees in benefits offerings.
• 41% of respondents plan to increase their spending on technology next year, with 45% having already increased their spending from 2013 to 2014. Much of that spending is directed toward new employee portals and front-end systems.
• 21% of those polled are spending more than $250,000 a year on tech tools
• Survey respondents also indicated that their employer’s overall benefits and HR systems aren’t necessarily well integrated... 20% said “partly” and 22% said “not at all”
• The items that benefits technology decision-makers are planning to spend money on focus largely on better employee-facing systems: 39% would like new benefits enrollment systems, 32.7% seek better benefits administration tools and 30.9% are planning to spend money on an improved employee benefits portal