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How to Handle a Bad Interviewer

We all know there is much to do with the employment process that has very little to do with the potential employee. One of the most challenging situations job hunters face is the encounter of a ‘bad’ interviewer. Note that we use the term ‘bad’ lightly because the employer may not be bad; you simply…

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Keeping It Legal: What Is Acceptable To Ask

Keeping It Legal: What Is Acceptable To Ask At the PJF Group, we understand that the functional aspects of hiring are not always easy, and we appreciate employers who are committed to ensuring that hiring is accomplished efficiently and equitably on every level. You may have read our previous blog on ‘Keeping It legal: What…

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The Real Impact of Social Media on your Employability

The Real Impact Of Social Media On Your Employability Did you know that over 50% of employers have reported that data found in a prospect’s social media profile led to their decision NOT to hire a candidate? On the flip side, 44% of employers have stated that information found online has solidified their pick when…

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LinkedIn Profile Tips for Your Resume

Social media is always changing – so much in fact that you may wonder if what used to be ‘in’ is now so ‘out’ you don’t need to bother with it. The case in point: LinkedIn. Launched in 2002 as the social media network designed exclusively for professional purposes, you may wonder if LinkedIn is…

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Keeping it Legal What Not to Ask

In an ever-changing and increasingly transparent hiring landscape, there are often times when casual conversations and small talk lead into legally dangerous territory. The good news is that more and more employers are committing to creating family friendly work environments, eliminating gender wage gaps and promoting diversity; the bad news is that well-intentioned dialogue can…

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First Impressions: Writing A Strong Summary

First Impressions: Writing A Strong Summary Times are changing in the world of what employers really want, and very few are seeking the conventional objective feature that graced the first line of resume content for several decades. Instead, the industry standard in hiring is now to assess an applicant’s summary statement. According to the Harvard…

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Preparing Your Interview Team

Preparing Your Interview Team Hiring a new employee is no doubt a significant investment of your company’s time and resources, and not just during the hiring process. Onboarding, training and retaining quality employees is a top concern – which is why so many employers are dedicated to getting it right the first time. Regardless of…

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Resume Chopping Block: What To Cut

Resume Chopping Block: What To Cut When completing or updating a resume for a prospective job search, most applicants give it their all – literally. In hoping to present their comprehensive skills, experience and education –  the first instinct is often to include every detail. While the intense effort is commendable, a resume that appears…

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Tips For A Successful Phone Interview

This fall, the Bay Area reached an economic milestone, housing a record 4 million jobs and boasting the most vigorous hiring month in several years. While this feat is big news for the economy, it is daunting for candidates competing within the nation’s oft-named most favorable job market. Due to the large number of applications…

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