Vital Lessons for Job Candidates and Employers

By Dennis McCafferty
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Thanks to social media, mobility and the shifting economy, the rules of job searching seem to change every day—and the same goes for managers who must search for and interview promising candidates. With this in mind, a recent survey from CareerBuilder sheds new insights into both sides of this equation, which we're presenting as the following six lessons for today's job interviewees, along with five lessons for job interviewers. For starters, there's a good deal of "watching the watcher" in play, as potential employers thoroughly vet candidates' digital profiles,  while job seekers do online research about a potential employer's brand strength, corporate culture and other key information. Employers are also keeping an eye on traditions such as thank-you notes from job seekers, while in-demand candidates are quick to dismiss a company if they feel its website isn't mobile-optimized. None of this is necessarily bad because getting a job or filling an open slot isn't as important as making sure that the new employee and the hiring organization are a great fit for the long haul. More than 5,500 job seekers and 2,770 hiring managers took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2013-11-14
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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