Employers Are Looking For Diverse Job Candidates In Northeast Ohio

Did you know that diversity initiatives and inclusive hiring practices are increasingly topping the list of important company priorities? For organizations like JumpStart that have always been champions of inclusion, this is welcome news. It’s also being motivated by necessity. Large or small, every company realizes they need innovative ideas and productive teams to survive

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Resume Advice From The Google HR Department

Google’s HR department sees a ton of job candidates, sometimes as many as 50,000 a week. They see a lot of great resumes and a lot of bad ones. What bothers HR head Laszlo Bock is that so many good candidates cheat themselves out of a potential job by committing a deadly sin on their

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New Jobs Don’t Have To Be Scary

Let’s face it, starting a new job can be scary. The idea of tackling the unknown, meeting so many new people and proving your brand in a new place can keep you tossing and turning in the middle of the night more than a scary movie marathon. However, as you learn to adjust to your

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“What Zoo Animal Would You Be?” and Other Crazy Interview Questions

While you ponder whether you would be a zebra or a hippo, consider that these kinds of crazy interview questions are actually very common, both at large corporations and small startups. Believe it or not, your interviewer is asking you these questions for a reason. Nontraditional interviews are intended to probe your ability to think

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Burning Out – A Sign Of Weakness Or A Badge Of Honor?

Company culture is always an important consideration when looking for a new job. Everybody wants the perfect work-life balance, but is there ever really such a thing as “perfect.” The truth is, company culture can often be perceived very differently by management vs. the everyday workforce. Take this story from The New York Times, or this

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Five Questions about CRM Software with JumpStart’s Resident Guru Ben Keller

Customer relationship management (CRM) software is often thought of as a tool for salespeople; but a well-customized CRM system is also critical to the success of most modern nonprofits. While these organizations may not have “customers” in the traditional for-profit sense, they do have plenty of “clients” or “constituents” whose interactions they need to manage.

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What Inspired You to Become an Entrepreneur?

For me it was 100 pounds of popcorn. Not actual popcorn, mind you, but a book I read in the second grade called “100 Pounds of Popcorn,” written by Hazel Krantz. Reading it again now, it’s a pretty standard Beverly Cleary style children’s story featuring a whole host of wholesome 50’s characters (think “Leave it

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Do You Have The 3 Key Traits Of Great Startup Hires?

Working for a startup company is an exciting and rewarding experience. It can also be a daily challenge. It takes some key personality traits to work successfully in this culture and your prospective new employer is probably looking for someone who has them. So, do you have a startup personality? Watch HireVue founder Mark Newman

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You Only Have Six Seconds To Make An Impression With Your Resume

Have you spent hours researching the best resume format? Did you stay up all night getting all the language just right? If so, then you certainly aren’t alone; but even though resumes take many hours to create, the reality is that most recruiters only spend an average of six seconds looking at them when screening

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A Great Salary You Can Find Right Here In NEO!

Salary and compensation should not be your only factor in a job or career search, but it also doesn’t hurt to know that certain jobs, like software development offer great opportunities for your pocketbook as well as your career development. A growing market with high compensation and tons of job opportunities available – sign me

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