Stresses of the job search often include, and indeed begin with, questions about the resume. Is it too long? Should I include work experience from my college days, former salary, or LinkedIn profile?
With so much conflicting advice, it can be difficult to know where to begin, but a new survey of those making the hiring decisions may provide some much-needed insight.
Will Social Media History Trip Up College Graduates?
NEW SURVEY REVEALS HR EXECUTIVES’ VIEWS ON SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY
For this year’s crop of college graduates, the use of social media is second nature. However, will these grads’ comfort with sharing their lives on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram come back to haunt them as they search for their first job? Not necessarily, according to one new survey.
Conditions are expected to improve for college graduates entering the job market this spring, as the economic recovery continues to gain momentum. In fact, nearly two out of three employers surveyed by a leading employment consulting firm plan to hire from among this year’s crop of 1.8 million grads.
Job Seekers More Confident in New Survey
1 IN 4 FEEL NEW JOB IS WITHIN 3 MONTHS; BUT JOB-SEARCH CHALLENGES PERSIST
As the economy and job market continue to regain strength, job seekers are slowly becoming more confident, as evidenced by a survey of callers to an annual job-search advice hotline, 63 percent of whom believed they would find new employment in under six months. That was up from 55 percent who said the same a year ago.