How To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Attractive To Recruiters (According To Actual Recruiters)

If you’re looking for a new job, trying to attract the attention of recruiters on LinkedIn is a great first step into that new position. With that being said, there are only so many recruiters on LinkedIn and a plethora of qualified candidates for the positions they are working to fill. Despite a slight imbalance in positions-to-candidates, it is still a candidate’s market. How do you make your LinkedIn profile attractive to recruiters? Rather than speculate, we talked to five experienced technical recruiters from OakTree Staffing in Tulsa, OK to determine how you can make your LinkedIn profile as appealing and attractive as possible. (more…)

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Leveraging Job Rejection: How To Make The Most of Being Turned Down For a Job

We’ve all been there — you had a great rapport with a recruiter or hiring manager and aside from a few snags, the job interview went pretty well. Maybe you even had several job interviews for the same role that all seemed promising. Still, after a little bit of time had passed, you received that dreaded job rejection letter.

“… we have decided to pursue other candidates…

While job rejection can sting, there’s no reason to feel like you have wasted your time in pursuing a job with this particular organization. Sure, they turned you down this time, but you’re now on their radar. In this piece, we’re going to look at how to leverage job rejection — how to make the most out of being turned down for a job. (more…)

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8 Tips To Achieve Work-Life Balance Through Separation

Obtaining work-life balance has never been more difficult.

“Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” As nice a sentiment as this seemingly age-old pearl is, it is possible for even those who work in their dream jobs to need to separate themselves from their careers every so often. Establishing and maintaining a carefully calculated equilibrium in how you spend your time and focus is the key to being able to dedicate the best version of yourself to the professional world as well as friends and family members. (more…)

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“Tell Me About Yourself” – How To Craft Your Job Interview Elevator Pitch (5 FAQs)

After agonizing over a resume and then sending it out like releasing doves into the world, you finally receive a call that a hiring manager would like to meet with you. Congratulations! You’ve overcome a major hurdle in the job search process! While some celebration is in order, quickly regather yourself because a new daunting task is still ahead — the job interview. While many choose to immediately focus on how to best answer questions they feel that a hiring manager may ask them, they may find themselves blindsided by six little words: “Tell me a little about yourself.” Not having a solid “elevator pitch” out of the gate in a job interview can create a disastrous first impression and potentially derail the entire experience. In this piece, we’re going to dissect the idea of a job interview elevator pitch using five frequently asked questions. (more…)

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7 Job Search Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make

Has it been a while since you’ve looked for a new job? Even if it’s only been a short while since you’ve had to restart everyone’s least-favorite job of job hunting, getting a refresher on how to proceed in a job search always a good idea. Equally important is the subject of this article — what not to do during a job search. Take a peek at this helpful list of what pitfalls to avoid when embarking upon a new job search. (more…)

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