Career & Professional Development

4 Ways to Boost Your Job Hunt in 2017. Take a few tips from Sjoerd Gehring,Johnson & Johnson’s Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition. Recruiting is on the cusp of a massive overhaul that will rely on tech-driven solutions to yield a better fit for hiring managers — and fewer frustrations for candidates. In order to impress the hiring manager, you have to express what Gehring calls “purpose behind paycheck.” “It’s not just about your career and upward potential,” Gehring explains. “Talk about how you can contribute to the company’s broader objectives.” 

We Asked 750 Hiring Managers What Makes a Great Job Candidate — and Almost All of them are Looking for the Same Person. Results from a Glassdoor survey show that 88% of hiring decision makers agree that an informed candidate is a quality candidate. Your goal as a job seeker should be to stand out from the crowd for all of the right reasons, and at all of the pivotal moments, from application to negotiation and, ultimately, on the job. 

Top 15 Things You Can Leave Off Your Resume. You might think you’re giving the employer many reasons to hire you, but when it comes to resume writing there is such a thing as too much information. Make sure that you don’t include the wrong information, which is anything which might lead the company to conclude that you are not motivated or qualified to do the job.