How Social Accounts Can Impact Your Candidacy

1 02 2017

 

Did you share that super-fun, albeit slightly embarrassing story about your wild Friday night on Facebook? How about express a moderately insensitive political viewpoint on a short but pointed tweet? If you’re thinking about a prospective job, you might want to reconsider damaging posts, tags, or rants.

That’s because prospective employers don’t just sit back and let your resume speak for itself. They’re looking at all sorts of information, from references you provide to information you don’t even know you’ve given them—your social media accounts. What’s the risk, and what should you do about it? The information in this graphic helps you make a good assessment.

Additional resources:

How Your Social Accounts Can Impact Your Candidacy

Via AkkenCloud





Your 8-Bit Pay Raise Navigation Guide

15 11 2016

salary-pay-rise-image

Plenty of new graduates are more than happy to take a lower salary than they might have wanted to get their first foot on the career ladder. Six months down the line, once they’ve proved themselves to be a valuable addition to the company, those same graduates usually aren’t quite as happy. You might think you need to switch jobs to get a salary that you rightly deserve, but there could be a more straightforward way to get a better salary: asking for a raise.

That might sound easier said than done: asking for a raise can be scary, while actually having to negotiate can be terrifying. This guide from our friends at Adzuna reminds us that negotiation is pretty much a game, and if you follow the rules of the game you should be entitled to a high score – and a bigger paycheck.

GAME ON or GAME OVER?

negotiating-a-pay-rise





This Is The Cost Of Being An Adult

5 07 2016

Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you make as an adult. But it’s not the only one. Once you’ve jumped on the adulting train, you’ll have to make countless choices. And many of them will involve money.

In order to do what’s best for you, you need to know about your options, including what different career opportunities pay and what basic necessities actually cost. The infographic below — created by PathSource, a career exploration solution — will ease your transition into adulthood by breaking down major milestones and the money that comes or goes along the way. Some highlights include:

  • Young adults with at least a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,500, but the average salary for young adults with only a high school diploma is $28,000.
  • While the average monthly rent for young adults in New York City is $1,793, it’s just $956 in Houston.
  • 83% of young adults own their own car and spend an average of $329 a month to drive and maintain it.
  • 29% of young adults own a home and spend an average of $1,739 a month on their mortgage payment.

Check out the full infographic to find out what it really takes to make it as an adult!

unnamed-2

What are some other tough choices you have to start making as an adult? Let us know in the comments!





The Evolution of the Job Interview [Infographic]

28 05 2015

Job interviews have undergone a major transformation since the days of inherited careers and apprenticeships turned full-time jobs. As the work world continues to grow and change with the latest technologies and innovations, so must the job interview.

Long gone are the days of relying on references and questions to evaluate job candidates. Today’s interview process has evolved to include various technologies and methods for testing candidates’ knowledge and skills.

To help us embrace the future, we must first look to the past. The infographic below, compiled by video interview platform Spark Hire, takes a look at how job interviews have evolved throughout history.

Some major breakthroughs include:

  • Advancements in transportation
  • The birth of the interview as we know it
  • Technology’s incorporation into the interview
  • The rise of social and digital media
  • The adoption of modern interview technologies

Check out the full infographic below to see the evolution for yourself.

The-Evolution-of-the-Job-Interview-Infographic-972

What do you believe the future holds for job interviews? Share your predictions in the comments below. 





The State of Job Seeker Personalities in America

5 03 2015

Does the state in which you live have an effect on your personality? You might be surprised at this study.

Every job seeker is born with certain personality traits, but new data from the infographic below — compiled by Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments and developer of the TypeFinder® personality type assessment — suggests that the state they live in may have an influence on how those traits develop.

If you’re a job seeker looking for a company with fellow abstract thinkers or a recruiter searching for extraverted or competitive candidates, look no further. This infographic highlights the top five states for each of the five dimensions of personality type, and sorts each state into one of five personality clusters.

Some interesting points include:

  • “Producers,” hardworking, no-nonsense job seekers who enjoy the company of others, can be found in states like Florida, Arizona, Utah, DC and New Jersey.
  • If you’re looking for brash, tough-minded job seekers who are ready for a challenge and enjoy a good debate, the “Critics” can be found in Illinois, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.
  • Alaska, New York and California are home to “The Open Minds,” job seekers who are interested in arts, literature, the sciences, and other intellectual activities.

Check out the full infographic below to find out more about the personality of all 50 states.

Do you fit the bill for your state’s personality type?

StatePersonalities-550px





Keep Your Job Search Game Strong With These Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

9 09 2014

We’ve welcomed a few new players to the job search field. Today’s job seekers have more resources to help draw out the Xs and Os than ever before. The wealth of online resources and social platforms can help you break free from getting caught up in zone defense and look out on all sides. Social networking, employee referrals, and even mobile devices are now helping job seekers bolt past the competition and score their dream jobs.

The infographic below — compiled by CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution — shares six new trends impacting job seekers. It’s time to ante up and use these game-changing trends to help you score big on the job field.

Some stats to note:

  • 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in recruiting efforts
  • 78% of recruiters hire through social media
  • 72% of active job seekers use mobile devices in their job search
  • Employee referrals account for 40% of all hires

Check out the full infographic below and develop your playbook with these game-changing trends in mind.

CS-Game-Changing-Trends-972

What do you think? What are some other game-changing trends in today’s job market?