Archive for April 2011

Hiring Gen Y (Step 4): Prescreening Resumes from the "Me" Generation

Sifting through resumes might be the least favorite task of any given recruiter. It’s difficult not to review each resume while at the same time resisting that voice in your head critiquing each one. Thoughts such as, “Oooh, I would not have put that on the resume”, “Doesn’t this person have spellcheck?”, or “Really? Three pages long?”. Above all, the worst crimes against resume content are committed by the inexperienced.

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Hiring Gen Y (Step 2): Know What Appeals to Millennials

The reputation of Generation Y is that of entitled, impatient, independent, materialistic, social-oriented techies. They are unlike any generation before them and they offer talents and skill sets unlike their predecessors. Employers are beginning to recognize the unavoidable need for the presence of these Millennials in the workforce and on their staff.

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