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3 Simple Ways to Avoid the Hiring Black Hole & Differentiate Yourself to Employers

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By Sjoerd Gehring, Global VP of Talent Acquisition and Employee Experience at Johnson & Johnson Applying for a job is no easy task. When candidates submit a job application, it often feels as though it has disappeared into the hiring “black box.” Not only are candidates not given any information regarding their application, but they have to wait to hear back—often for a very long time. I recognize how incredibly frustrating this could be, but I assure you, you’re not alone. At Johnson & Johnson, we asked over 100,000 candidates what their biggest frustrations were. Over and over again, candidates … / Read more »

Questions you should always ask in an interview

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An article by contributor Craig Scott. When you go on a job interview, your interviewer will ask you a lot of questions. That makes sense. They’re trying to see if you’re a good fit for the position and for their company. Typically, they’ll ask you if you have any questions toward the end of the interview. You might think it makes more sense, or makes you look better, to not ask questions. But you actually should ask several specific questions. Even if they don’t ask if you have any questions, make sure you always ask a couple of these questions: … / Read more »

The Job Market: How to Make Yourself Stand out to Potential Employers

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An article by Ohio based contributor Lizzie Weakley. When employers need a position filled, they don’t go out and look for the mediocre candidates; they find people who shine out from the herd. Nowadays, it’s becoming even more difficult to stand out, though. Colleges and universities are spitting out hundreds of thousands of new candidates, all hungry to prove themselves and start earning money. So how do you make yourself stand out in such saturated markets? Here’s five ways to do that. Think Outside the Box A Minnesota native made the headlines a few years ago when he bought some … / Read more »

How to Get a Job as a Wedding Planner

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An article by contributor Gigi W. Before you decide to become a wedding planner, you should make sure that you understand what it takes to do a wedding planner’s job. Organizing and overseeing someone’s most important day in life is a big responsibility, and it can’t be taken lightly. It’s also a trade that’s learned through practice, and it will require you to invest a lot of your time if you want to succeed. So, you best be sure you have what it takes to pursue a career in wedding planning. What Does A Wedding Planner Do? There are two … / Read more »