5 mobile apps that give your job search wings

5 mobile apps that give your job search wings
More and more people are applying for jobs via their smartphones. In late 2012, PepsiCo reported that 90 percent of people clicked on their job-related emails using a smartphone! As companies seek out candidates with broader tech-savvy skill sets, Career Bliss’ Ritika Trikha is predicting a rush of companies moving towards mobile-friendly job application sites. ...

Can a beautiful design make your resume stand out?

Can a beautiful design make your resume stand out?
People are experimenting with resumes more and more to make themselves stand out from the mass of job applicants – and it’s not such a bad idea, according to Mashable‘s Dani Fankhauser. “Companies are always looking for candidates who will go the extra mile, and your resume is literally your first point of contact — ...

Social Resume: How job seekers and employers are connecting online

Social Resume: How job seekers and employers are connecting online
Text version available below Text Version How job seekers and employers are connecting online Social Resume 1 in 6 job seekers credit social media with landing their current job. A social resume is your online presence. Ideally, it should present you to the professional world as a well-qualified job candidate. What should it do? Give ...

The 25 hottest skills that got people hired in 2013

The 25 hottest skills that got people hired in 2013
If you’re struggling to find a job or looking for a career shift, it’s good to know what the job market is looking for. LinkedIn’s Research Consultant Sohan Murthy has compiled a list of the 25 hottest skills that got people hired in 2013, based on the skills and employment history of 259 million LinkedIn ...

How do job seekers use social media in 2014? [2014 Jobvite Survey in U.S.]

How do job seekers use social media in 2014? [2014 Jobvite Survey in U.S.]
How much does social media get used in the 21st-century #jobsearch? You might be surprised! A new survey by Jobvite of U.S. job seekers has some startling statistics on the job hunt: 93% of recruiters are likely to look at a candidate’s social profile 76% of social job seekers found their current position through Facebook ...

Five reasons entrepreneurs should learn code

Five reasons entrepreneurs should learn code
HTML5, Javascript, CMS, C++, C#, PHP, Python, SQL, Ruby… For people who aren’t computer-savvy, the names of these computer languages look like as foreign as Klingon or Vulcan to the person whose never seen Star Trek (horrors!). But for young entrepreneurs, business professionals, or recent graduates, knowing these coding languages can give you a MAJOR ...

Calling all graduates: create your own job

Calling all graduates: create your own job
By Ron McGowan The biggest mistake graduates make in their search for employment is putting all their eggs in the traditional job basket. They assume that someone will offer them a job, and when that doesn’t happen, many end up unemployed, or underemployed. In these uncertain times, even if an employer is interested in you, ...