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Recruiting News Roundup

Every Friday morning – grab a cup of coffee and get your read on – as we take a look back through some of the important and sharable HR and Recruiting news that came across our newsfeeds this week:

Too Much Experience To Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias (Read @ NPR)
Most baby boomers say that they plan to keep working past conventional retirement age. But to do that, they have to get hired first. New research shows that can be harder when you’re older.

Candidate Coaching Improves Hiring Results — So Stop Losing Candidates For Preventable Reasons (Read @ ERE)
If you are failing to coach your candidates prior to their interview, you may be unnecessarily losing as many as 20 percent of your qualified candidates simply for trivial reasons. Candidate coaching is where a corporate recruiter provides pre-interview guidance to qualified candidates on what to expect, areas to focus on, and any trivial knockout factors to avoid.

Research: How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume (Read @ HBR)
Every fall, tens of thousands of law students compete for a small number of coveted summer associateships at the country’s top law firms. The stakes are high: getting one of these rare internships virtually guarantees full-time employment after law school.

Perpetually Vacant No-More: Strategies for Hiring Hard-to-Fill Roles (Read @ SHRM)
Indeed recently compiled a list of the best jobs of 2017, based on number of job postings, salary and growth opportunity. What we found is that technical roles continue to be in high demand – seven of the top ten jobs are software engineers and developers, with positions in management, healthcare and engineering rounding out the top 25 list.

Using Technology to Create the Future Workforce (Read @ Indeed Blog)
Did you know that less than 40,000 computer science graduates were available to fill the demand of 500,000 computing jobs in 2015? The talent mismatch left hundreds of thousands of jobs unfilled, according to joint research study with Accenture and Girls Who Code. And that’s only in one industry.

7 Interview Answers That Make Recruiters Roll Their Eyes (Read @ Glassdoor Blog)
When you finally score an interview, it can feel like a huge deal. And to you, it is! It’s the first big step towards finally getting the job of your dreams. To recruiters, however, it’s all just a part of the daily grind. After all, professional recruiters often conduct hundreds, if not thousands, of interviews per year.
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