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A Surprising (But Hopeful) Disconnect Between Job Seekers and Hiring Managers

We conducted  – admittedly unscientific – polls on LinkedIn recently (now closed) to both job seekers and hiring managers/company leaders. The results were….interesting:  Each group was asked to rate among four choices what they believed was the “most important attribute in hiring”: Work experience Cultural fit Specific skill set College degree One hundred and sixty-nine …

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6 Straightforward Strategies to Truly Increase Your Diversity in Candidate Sourcing

By The Intersect Group

Yes, indeed: our talks on diversity and inclusion in recruiting here at The Intersect Group continue. We’ve discussed – and written about – how “looking” for “cultural fit” can lead to perpetuating unconscious bias in hiring, as well as looking at what inclusion really is and how companies can become more inclusive. Now it’s time …

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Making Sure Your LinkedIn Profile Matches Your Resume

By Heidi Meierdierks, Senior Talent Director

The pandemic has turned what was a years-long robust candidate market into one that greatly favors employers. Businesses now can be very picky about which candidates they wish to interview because so many people have lost their jobs in recent months. In fact, I’ve had two instances of the following happen to my candidates in …

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Managing after Downsizing

By The Intersect Group

Millions of Americans lost their jobs at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, with the unemployment rate reaching 14.7 percent in April, the highest since the Great Depression almost 90 years ago. In fact, so many lost their jobs that even now, more than six months later, 7.9 percent of us are unemployed (September’s rate). …

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How Talent Mobility in the ‘New Normal’ is Changing the Talent Landscape

By The Intersect Group

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that workforce agility is key not only to success but to survival. As the world shut down due to COVID-19 at the beginning of the year, businesses of all types and sizes also hunkered down – at home. Entire workforces – many of which had never previously worked …

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How to Get Your Dream Job (Even If You Think You’re Underqualified)

By The Intersect Group

It happens all the time – you’re scanning job postings and you come across your dream job. Maybe it’s the title you’ve always wanted, or a company that you’ve been dying to work for. Your excitement quickly fades, however, as you realize your years of experience are just shy of what they’re asking for, or …

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Inclusion: What Is It and How Can We Become More Inclusive

By The Intersect Group

So we’re still talking among ourselves – a lot – about diversity and inclusion in hiring. We wrote here a couple of weeks ago about hiring for cultural fit, and how it can sometimes result in hiring for “unconscious bias.” We’re not done. Our virtual “water cooler” discussions are ongoing, and we’ve found that we …

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Questions to Answer or Avoid if You Are Represented by a Recruiter

By The Intersect Group

Let’s say you’re on an interview for a job opportunity you found yourself. Things are going well. In fact, they are going so well that you’re called back for a second or even third interview and then – oh, happy, happy day!!! – you’re offered the job and the hiring manager asks you what your …

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Celebrating Payroll Professionals

By The Intersect Group

National Payroll Week (September 7-11 this year) was created to celebrate the administrative and finance workers who pretty much keep the world turning: payroll professionals. In fact, the celebration actually acknowledges “America’s employees and the payroll professionals who pay them,” adding that, “together, through payroll withholding, we contribute, collect, report, and deposit 70 percent of …

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