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Phil Strazzulla is founder of SelectSoftware Reviews, a website dedicated to helping HR and Recruiting teams to find and buy the right software through in-depth, expert advice. He started his career working in venture capital before getting his MBA from Harvard Business School. Phil is an expert on Applicant Tracking Systems, one of the Top 9 HR tech influencers to follow in 2022, and recently published The Top 13 Best Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) – 2022

Listen to the full interview with Phil on Java, Jobs, and YOU Continue reading APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS WITH PHIL STRAZZULLA

Job Search and Career Lingo

When I produced and hosted DINERS for Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) and wrote Classic Diners of Connecticut for The History Press, I immersed myself in diner lingo, the light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek and even sometimes risqué phrases could be heard in wide use in busy diners during the 1920’s continuing on well into the 1970’s. Diner lingo was a spontaneously developed mnemonic means of making orders easier to hear and remember above the conversational din of the busy diner.

But, did you know that the career marketplace has a language all its own, beyond such terms as resume, cover letter, LinkedIn Profile, and job application? See how many are familiar to you: Continue reading Job Search and Career Lingo

January & February: Best Job Search Months

January and February are the best months to seek out a new job and make a career change. Hiring budgets for the year have been approved and employers are motivated to jumpstart the year by filling open positions. Hiring activity that was delayed in November and December can now move forward and the backlog of unfilled 2021 jobs are out there. Many companies pay annual bonuses in December, so a lot of people wait until January to change jobs. Companies expect this so they look to make lots of new hires in January. Continue reading January & February: Best Job Search Months

LinkedIn Helps You Account for Employment Gaps

According to LinkedIn, “79% of hiring managers today would hire a candidate with a career gap on their resume.” However, do not interpret that to mean a prospective employer is not going to want to know why.  To give you an edge, LinkedIn has added a new feature that allows its members to address career gaps right on their LinkedIn profile. Here is how: Continue reading LinkedIn Helps You Account for Employment Gaps