Athanasios Kanargias

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Be careful about working for these types of companies

There are companies you’re better off not working for, even if you’re really desperate for a job.<p>No matter how desperate you are for a job, or how annoyed you may be at your current gig, there are some companies you’re better off not working for. Even if the money is good, the role seems …

This heat map shows the only parts of job ads that get read

Employers who labor over their carefully crafted job posting explaining their mission and company culture, should be aware of a simple fact: Job seekers are skimming the listing and homing in on one thing immediately: salary range.<p>A new report from LinkedIn generated a heat map of what candidates …

What to highlight in your cover letter when applying for a remote job

You might not have had a remote job before, but you’ve probably had some experience where you demonstrated what it takes to be a productive remote worker.<p>If you’re just over office life, or you need to be home more to take care of an aging parent, or you don’t want to deal with a commute, then …

Organizations Need Talent for Digital Transformation

Organizations yearning for digital transformation should take heed, competitors and consultants may steal your digital-savvy employees. That's one …

What Does Google’s Entry Into the Recruitment Space Mean for the Industry?

With Google for Jobs and Google Hire, Google has formally staked their place in the recruitment industry and it looks like they’re here to stay. It’s …

5-Hour Rule: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

<b>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.”</b><i><br>— Charlie Munger,</i> …

The Great Recession Drastically Changed the Skills Employers Want

The employment shift from occupations that require mid-level skills toward those at the high and low ends is one of the most important trends in the U.S. labor market over the past 30 years. Previous research has suggested that a primary driver of this job polarization is something called …

Where is technology taking the economy?

We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic era—a …

Microsoft HR exec: These are the 3 skills you should have to score a job at the company

Microsoft is one of the most sought-after companies for job candidates. In fact, millennials voted it the No. 1 company they're most excited to work, …

LinkedIn CEO Outlines 3 Top Employment Trends, State-of-the-Company at Annual Event

Thousands of recruiters descended on Nashville this week to attend Talent Connect, LinkedIn’s annual conference. It’s a chance for LinkedIn’s most …

ICYMI | Future of the CPA Profession

As an accounting professor at Mount Saint Mary College, the author teaches a graduate accounting research course. Students in this capstone seminar …

4 Interview Questions That Can Improve Your Hiring Results by 40 Percent

Research shows that top-performing team members demonstrate positive attitude, accountability, prior related job success and culture fit. Here's how to find out whether or not your candidate makes the cut.<p>As the leader of a high-growth company, you should be spending at least 50 percent of your …

A Job To Love

Hate your job? The only thing worse than hating your day job is feeling like you can´t quit because you have no idea what other job suits you. "A Job …

Employment

The Job Interview Will Soon Be Dead. Here's What the Top Companies Are Replacing It With

Most companies rely on the traditional in-person job interview to make hiring decisions. But I'm here to tell you, it doesn't work. In fact, it's a terrible tool.<p>Here's why: <i>81 percent of people lie during the interview</i>. No joke, 81 freaking percent!<p>That's according to Ron Friedman. He is an …

Employment

There's No Map Anymore: Career Navigation in the 21st Century

The world has shifted from one of monotony to one of uncertainty.<p><i>More young people in the workforce change their jobs or careers every few years. What are the reasons for this? Do disadvantages outweigh advantages? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering</i> …

The Leadership Fractal: Accurately Predicting Performance for Any Job

The ability to visual and plan a project combined with successful execution is the Leadership Fractal. The rate of growth of these projects predicts potential.<p>You're probably familiar with fractals. According to Wikipedia a fractal is a mathematical set that exhibits a repeating pattern displayed …

9 Unexpected Interview Questions That Reveal a Lot About Candidates | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Whether you’re screening a candidate over the phone or sitting down with them for their in person interview, you know there are some questions that …

Employment

Personality & Values: Traits are what we’re born with, and values are what we become (interview with Pierce and Jane Howard) | The Center for Applied Product Personality Research

While making a private visit to The Hague, I managed to interview dr Pierce Howard and Jane Mitchell Howard of The Center for Applied Cognitive …

Psychology

Track Your Searches And Increase Your Sourcing Speed With Google When: The Bunt Hit For Sourcers

When you bunt in baseball, more often than not, it is to help get a runner into scoring position or to get them even closer to scoring. In other …

10 Cutting-Edge Recruiting Trends That You Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2017 | LinkedIn Talent Blog

As we are kicking off 2017, many of you may be thinking about what you can do to boost your recruiting strategy this year. What’s new and different …

Putting In Overtime: 125+ HR Tech Startups In One Infographic

From automation and benefits, to recruitment and coaching, HR tech companies are still disrupting HR.<p>Year-to-date, there have been over 350 deals and …

Your Interviews Are Biased (and You May Not Realize It)

Being aware of bias is the first step for eliminating it from your interview process.<p>Of course, you hire the best person for the job. That's what you strive to do. Your company prides itself on its diversity program, and you truly mean that. You make sure that every candidate is given equal …

6 Reasons Businesses Must Embrace Freelancers to Remain Competitive

Freelancing is one of the best ways to keep burn low but not compromise on execution ability<p>As the economy has improved, businesses have gradually found that good talent is harder to find. The local talent pool of professionals with the specialized skills companies need is limited, and each company …

These Graphics Show Which Powerful Corporations Own the World’s Biggest Brands

It’s not so much a secret that all the biggest products and brands in the world are owned by a much smaller group of corporate entities, but they’re …

The ‘Uberization’ of Recruitment: What You Need to Know

The ‘online gig economy’ is such a buzzword these days – but what exactly does it mean? In a nutshell, the online gig economy is basically about …

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Internship

Around 75% of college students, at some point, work in an internship. These experiences can be tremendously valuable, providing young workers the opportunity to build skills for their resumes and meet people who are working in their preferred industry. Increasingly, they are the likeliest route to …

Go Beyond Job Postings: 3 Effective Ways To Attract And Hire Top Talent

Research shows that job boards on average gather 43% of all applications companies receive for new job openings. But while job boards may have the …

10 Red Flags Not to Hire That Promising Candidate

Forget that great resume. If a candidate does these things in an interview, don't hire her.<p>Sometimes it's crystal clear that someone you brought in for a job interview just isn't the right fit for the role. Maybe he doesn't have the skills, for example, or perhaps she's a certified grade-A jerk. …

How Twitter Helped Me Network More Than LinkedIn Ever Did

Sure, 140 characters might not seem like much. But, used effectively, they can definitely pack a punch.<p>When you think about using social media to expand your network and improve your career, one particular platform likely springs to mind: LinkedIn.<p>Don't get me wrong -- I'm a big fan of LinkedIn and …

The Hiring Black Hole HR Doesn't Want to Talk About

Rather than trying to be more efficient chasing your tail, it might be better to put your tail in another direction. This is the difference between HR leaders and followers.<p>I was talking to an old friend last week who's immersed in state-of-the-art hiring technology. I've known him for more than 20 …