Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the August 4, 2003 issue of QuintZine.
More companies than ever are recruiting candidates on their own company Web sites, reports Kris Maher of The Wall Street Journal. Even if companies are cutting back on costly newspaper ads, more are posting jobs on their corporate sites, reports Maher, citing Gerry Crispin, a principal of CareerXroads, a Kendall Park, NJ, recruiting-technology consulting firm, who estimates job-seekers can find up to 90 percent of the openings that exist at a given time by sifting through the career pages on employers’ Web sites, in addition to searching other Internet sites and traditional media. Writes Maher: “It’s customary for many companies to post an opening on an internal Web site available only to employees so that staffers can see it for about a week, before posting it on the external corporate Web site, where outsiders can spot it… After the first week, some job postings may be sent to job boards as well. After about two weeks, company recruiters are more apt to place a newspaper ad or hire a recruiter to locate candidates. Ideally, you want to apply for a position soon after employees become aware of it, before it’s posted beyond the corporate Web site. Job-seekers who stick to big commercial job boards, such as Monster.com, HotJobs.com, and CareerBuilder.com, are sure to miss many openings that are posted only on corporate Web sites. One way to find openings that aren’t listed on job boards is to visit sites that aggregate jobs from corporate sites, such as DirectEmployers.com.”
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- Communication and interpersonal skills (90 percent)
- Ability to work well within a team (87 percent)
- Analytical and problem-solving skills (86 percent)
- Ability to drive results (81 percent)
- Leadership potential (74 percent)
- Fit with corporate culture (73 percent)
- Strategic thinking (65 percent)
- entrepreneurial skills (26 percent)
- strong international perspective (21 percent)
- awareness of corporate citizenship issues, such as corporate and social responsibility (15 percent)
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