The 25 Days Of Your Job Search


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Every new year comes with renewed efforts to change–get a new or better job, quit smoking or lose those last few pounds.

Why wait for the New Year? Just because the holidays are here, doesn’t mean the good jobs are waiting for January 1.

Many companies actively seek to fill positions before the end of the year, for tax breaks and other benefits. That means there is no reason to let up on your job search, simply because the holidays are fast approaching.

This post, by Josh Tolan, talks about the last 25 days of the year as a time to maximize your job search:

It’s almost a new year. With that new year, many people are looking at what strategies will help them land that new, dream job. But don’t be fooled by the holiday hubbub and pause your job search — hiring managers are absolutely still working and looking for new talent during the holiday season…

See the entire article at www.businessinsider.com

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Company Holiday Party Survival Tips


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Holiday  parties can be a a lot of fun, or a minefield of trouble. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The holiday season is here—now is the time to party! With the economy improving, more companies are planning to reward their employees with a holiday party.

The company party can be an exciting opportunity to have fun outside the boundaries of the office, but it can also be a minefield of trouble—enough to even derail a career.

If your company is hosting an end-of-year event, here are a few guidelines to have fun while keeping your reputation (or your job) intact:

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Ovation & Simply Hired: Partners for Better Hiring


Ovation Technologies Announces Partnership with SimplyHired and a New Personal Background Check Feature for Job Seekers

Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) November 28, 2012

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Tampa Bay based software company, Ovation Technologies, announced a partnership with SimplyHired that makes it easier for employers to advertise jobs through the Ovation hiring tool.

Ovation helps businesses create professional job posts that attract applicants and then post them to social networks and job boards. It also simplifies the selection process by ranking incoming candidates according to suitability so the best ones stand out.

Ovation actually makes hiring fun!

Job posts powered by SimplyHired.com gives Ovation users the option to reach an even wider range of potential job candidates in order to find the best fit for openings. SimplyHired.com joins Indeed.com and Monster.com and others as job board options for businesses using Ovation.

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Personal Background Checks for Job Seekers

Ovation Technologies also announced that a new feature for job seekers. Personal Background Check is a feature that allows job seekers to run their own personal background screens to discover what employers see when running these checks.

Erroneous background results can cost candidates a job, so the new Personal Background Check option from Ovation Technologies gives job seekers an opportunity to find and fix mistakes. These checks can also help pinpoint identity theft issues, so job candidates will have no reason to worry about what employers are seeing when running a background check.

A recent study by SHRM revealed that 70% of employers check backgrounds; shouldn’t you know what they are seeing?

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