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Search for the Perfect Job Candidate an Imperfect Strategy

July 6, 2012
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In many cases, 'good enough' is just fine; an over-reliance on software programs for job applicants also can weed out highly qualified hopefuls because the qualifications are unrealistic or simply not needed for the positions.
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LinkedIn Tops Social Sites for Recruiting: Report

June 5, 2012
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Seventy-seven percent of job openings are shared on LinkedIn, followed by Twitter at 54 percent. Facebook came in third with 25 percent.
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Veterans Unprepared for Career Transition, Report States

May 30, 2012
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Just 29 percent of veterans were confident about finding work that suited them, notes a May index released by Monster, down from 44 percent in November.
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Manufacturing Firms Scour Schools, Military for Future Workforce

May 19, 2012
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Enticing newcomers into the field often means teaming up with community colleges to offer training programs while some manufacturers are turning to military veterans to fill the void.
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Alternative Recruiting Strategies Employed by Companies Vying for Top Tech Talent

May 19, 2012
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One company has taken its guerrilla recruitment beyond mere social media with its popular Code Foo challenge—a 'no résumés allowed' recruitment program aimed at finding extraordinary coding talent regardless of educational background, college degree or experience.
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Code Foo Challenge Punches a Hole Through Résumés

May 19, 2012
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The six-week program hires coders based on skill, passion and eagerness to learn rather than résumé and experience.
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How Do We Assess the Risks When Using Personality Tools?

May 1, 2012
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Is our financial-services company treading on dangerous ground if we rely too heavily on pre-employment personality tests? How much reliance is too much? —Personality Flaws, finance/insurance/real estate, multinational
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