Job Search Process

Text Messaging Comes to the World of Job Boards

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We don’t normally write about company partnerships, because they’re rarely newsworthy for anyone but the companies involved and their clients. Here’s one, however, that I think merits some discussion because it brings with it a vision of what recruiting communications may look like in the near future.

Centralized text recruiting platform TextRecruit and Career Network Beyond.com have announced a partnership that integrates text messaging directly into the recruitment process. Basically, it works like so: job seekers on Beyond.com will have the option to opt into text message communication. TextRecruit clients then have the ability to purchase these "text ready" candidates and communicate with them directly through the TextRecruit platform.

To read more about the partnership visit the full article on Recruiter.com.


A New Study from Beyond Reveals How Job Seekers Will Search for Jobs in 2015

Beyond, recently surveyed over 4,000 job seekers across the country to better understand who would be searching for jobs in 2015.

Highlights from the Study Include:

  • Who is searching for jobs
  • What they plan to do to improve their searches
  • How different types of candidates look for work

As an HR Pro or recruiter getting in front of the right candidates at the right time is critical and this [INFOGRAPHIC] can help. It illustrates exactly how candidates feel about searching for work and how they intend to go about it in the coming months. We hope you find it as valuable and interesting as we do.

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Maybe you’re living in a fairy tale, because candidates like this don’t exist.

Grimms 4 ImagesStop searching for those purple squirrels and consider hiring these other fictional characters instead. After all, today is “Tell a Fairy Tale Day”.

In honor of the day, we decided to get in on the fun and imagine, "If our favorite fairy tale characters had careers--what would they do?"

Naturally, Cinderella designs shoes and Tom Thumb is a member of the military, but what are Rapunzel, The Evil Queen, Rumpelstiltzkin, and The Brave Little Tailor up to?

Check out all of their career portfolios here.


3 Changes We Expect to See in The Job Market in 2015

Social icons flickrBeyond recently conducted a national survey of more than 4,000 job seekers and the findings are quite interesting, especially if you plan to grow your team in 2015.  One thing’s for sure, get ready for a lot of confident applicants. Job seekers said that they are more optimistic about finding jobs in 2015 than they were going into 2014. At the end of 2013, 39% of job seekers said they felt it would be easier to find a job in 2014, and when asked the same question at the end of 2014, that number jumped to 47%.

What else should we expect to see from candidates in 2015?

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Beyond.com Launches SmartMatch Technology to Improve Job Search Experience

The Career Network introduces an algorithm that learns from the user and offers more relevant job openings based on engagement 

Beyond, The Career Network, today announced the launch of a new technology designed to match job seekers to available positions using an algorithm that learns from user habits. Appropriately called “SmartMatch,” this behavioral technology evolves as a person engages with Beyond, learning from their activity and scanning millions of job openings to find other similar positions.

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The Dehumanization of Online Recruiting

BoyAs he sat at the dinner table listening to his wife and kids talk about their days, John didn’t really hear a word they were saying, as he couldn’t keep his mind from wandering back to the big decision he had made earlier that afternoon. After years of complacency in his job and after years of dreaming about providing a better living for his family, he had finally done it. Despite his fears, reservations, and resistance to change, the day had finally come and he couldn’t wait another minute to share it with his family!  

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I Filled a Job You Didn't Even Know You Had.

OK, so you’re a hiring manager, and you’ve just arrived at the office, grabbed your coffee and opened up your email inbox.  There--in boldfaced lettering--the subject line of my email screams “JOB PROPOSAL MEMO”.   And you’re thinking…great.  Another spam from some job seeker.  But you open it anyway.

And that’s how my story at Beyond.com began.

10 years and 2 weeks ago, a new position was created at Beyond.com, which was invented and filled by yours truly.  The primary tool used to accomplish this?  It wasn’t a resume or cover letter.  It was a Job Proposal Memo.

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The Top US Cities to Get Hired & The Top US Cities to Make a Hire [Infographic]

Beyond.com's Q2 2013 Career Trends Report

Welcome to our latest analysis of the real best places to hire and get hired nationwide. See which metro areas came out on top in Q2 2013.

This Beyond.com employment data report analyzes where the jobs are and where the candidates are compared with Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Civilian Labor Numbers for the same time period.  We've also examined job posting data in relation to the where the candidates are to show what types of jobs employers are recruiting for and what types of jobs candidates are searching for. Download the PDF.

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A Job Posting is a Brand Advertisement, Not a Requisition Form

FOR SALE:
Carbonated beverage. Contains water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel coloring, phoshoric acid, natural flavors and caffeine. May provide energizing refreshment to end user who has acquired a taste.

Mmmmm. Want to run out and buy a Coke? Of course not. Instead, Coke inspires you to "Have a Coke and a Smile," staying true to their core brand attribute of happiness.

But consider this very real ad, chosen at random:

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Beyond.com Survey Uncovers How Veteran HR Professionals Really Feel about Job Seekers from Millennial Generation

Millennials struggle to overcome stereotypes to find employment.

Beyond.com, The Career Network focused on helping people grow and succeed professionally, today announced findings from a national survey conducted among 6,000 job seekers and veteran HR professionals, finding that Millennials (Generation-Y) have a pretty serious image problem.

According to the Beyond.com survey, while over 84% of Millennial job seekers (ageMillennials_snippet 19-26) are optimistic about finding employment, there are substantial differences in how they view themselves and how HR Professionals perceive them in a variety of categories, including: work ethic, leadership skill, and technological expertise, among others. Most strikingly was the issue of loyalty, where only 1% of HR Professionals felt Millennials would remain faithful to their employer over the long-term. By contrast, 82% of Milliennials self-identified as loyal – underlining the chasm that exists between younger job seekers and HR Professionals that tend to be from later generations.


 

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