Monthly Archives: March 2019

Most job descriptions that are written make companies look like robots. We need to stop doing this, it’s an embarrassment to the HR industry.

Job seekers will spend an average of 11 hours a week looking for a new job. That’s a lot of time spent reading job descriptions, and eventually, the endless lists of preferred qualifications and responsibilities start to look the same.

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Just to get an interview, applicants need to submit a resume that caters to the open listing; personalize a cover letter; provide references; and more. However, many companies don’t go the distance to give their job descriptions the same level of attention they ask of a job seeker.

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ARE SOFT SKILLS REQUIRED TO IMPROVE YOUR CAREER?

In the world of hiring, soft skills have recently become the holy grail of recruiting. Soft skills – emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills like communication and empathy – are among the most in-demand qualifications a candidate can bring to the table.

Why are soft skills the best predictor of success? How can hiring managers design a recruitment process that takes these skills into account?

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