Seven great Twitter hiring tips for your job search


Twitter Hiring Tips

First things first—don’t expect to get a job offer only through Twitter; that is not the point of social media. These Twitter hiring tips will get your foot in the door, to the next critical step in the job search—the interview.

Twitter is perfect for helping you build a reputation with people who look for high-quality professionals in their fields—people just like you.

Here are seven great Twitter hiring tips that can help you find jobs, and gain exposure with the people who can help you get started in your next great job:

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Same-sex marriage rulings trigger big changes to HR


(Via LifeHealthPro.com)

Same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court’s decision to declare unconstitutional key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act is expected to mean a major overhaul of federal rules affecting employee benefits administration and payroll operations.

For benefits managers, the ruling – striking down a key section of the hotly contested 1996 law that prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriages– also means more confusion while they wait for more legal rulings and IRS rules to come.

Under the ruling, same-sex marriage legally wed where allowed by various states now must be treated as spouses under the U.S. tax code, ERISA, and more than 1,000 other federal laws.

The ruling in the DOMA cases well as in California’s Proposition 8 battle take effect immediately and, according to Mercer, possibly even retroactively.

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Social Media CAN cost you a job, new survey shows


More Employers Finding Reasons Not to Hire Candidates on Social Media, Finds CareerBuilder Survey

Career builderCHICAGO, June 27, 2013 (CareerBuilder.com)–While your social media profile can be a great asset in your job search, a new CareerBuilder study shows it can also end up costing you the job.

More than two in five (43 percent) hiring managers who currently research candidates via social media said they have found information that has caused them not to hire a candidate, up 9 percentage points from last year.

The nationwide survey, which was conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder from February 11 to March 6, 2013, and included more than 2,100 hiring managers and human resource professionals, found that nearly two in five companies (39 percent) use social networking sites to research job candidates, up from 37 percent last year.

Is social media helping or hurting job candidates?

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Why Big Data can be a Big Deal in Human Resources


Big Data has become one of the hottest buzzwords in business. With it comes both pros and cons.

Big Data

Big Data has become one of the world’s biggest business buzzwords, with good reason. It does have the power to transform human resources and talent management.

However, like any new jargon, Big Data does come with some baggage.

One of the “cons” is Edward Snowden, the “whistleblower” who exposed the NSA’s program of collecting vast quantities of American phone call records. He claims governments use Big Data to “spy” on its citizens.

It’s certainly odd that those who are advocating privacy have placed all the blame on the government. They miss one thing about those phone records.

Why should government get the bad rap, when major corporations (like Verizon)  already collected the Big Data in question. It was already in their possession! Verizon simply turned over existing records to various government agencies.

Apparently, our “privacy” was no more comprised before the government got their hands on those records; before that, there was just a different set eyes looking at us.

Snowden is currently the subject of an international manhunt, to respond to allegations of treason, spying or (whatever the hell they say he did).

Why Big Data is a Big Deal for Human Resources

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Who is Wasting Time at Work? You Might Be Surprised


Who is wasting time at work the most? You might be surprised by the answer!

Wasting Time At WorkThis new infographic by Tempo Timesheets is a study of who is wasting time at work, and how they are wasting it.

Some key takeaways:

  • A majority of people are wasting time at work, with 64 percent of employees admitting to wasting one hour or less.

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Five Rules for the Perfectly Worded Resume


It’s easy to use the wrong words on a resume, but the real challenge is creating a perfectly worded resume.

Five rules that will help you create a strong, accurate and powerful resume—something that can really get you the job!

Five rules for the perfectly worded resume

When writing resumes, it’s easy to talk about the words you want to avoid—empty, meaningless terms that have nothing to do with you getting you the job.

A bigger problem for job seekers is creating the perfectly worded resume.

It is true the wrong words can destroy your chances of getting the job, but the right words will surely improve your chances.

Creating a perfectly worded resume is not easy. There is no handy “list” of just the right words. A perfectly worded resume will vary depending on the job you are looking for.

However, there are five rules to get you started on the perfectly worded resume:

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ARE JOB DESCRIPTIONS GENDER-BIASED?


Are Your Job Descriptions Gender-Biased? How to be More Inclusive! (via http://hrnewsdaily.com)

Are your job descriptions as effective as they could be? They could include gender-specific words that turn off a large segment of job seekers. One of the most valuable pieces of advertising in recruitment is the job description.Everyone agrees that a well-crafted job description is the most crucial…

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