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Putting your application form to work for you

The job application form is one of the most important tools available for use in the hiring process and yet many companies are still stuck on the same old standardized application form for every new job they post. Thanks to the advent of affordable new software technology like customizable online forms and applicant tracking systems,…


Intern Project: Goodwill Workshop

Part of my intern experience this summer was completing a project with four of my fellow interns. The task was to find an opportunity for Snagajob in the local community. So our first idea was to connect with a local organization that focuses on helping people get jobs, that’s how we came into contact with…

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Hot Summer Jobs: Ice Cream Scooper

When summer comes around there’s one sweet job that’s sure to fight off the summer heat — becoming an ice cream scooper. The Snagajob data is in and it’s clear that working as an ice cream scooper was one of this summer’s most sought after positions. We compared application rates from last summer to this…


New rules for part-time work?

With the growing trend to more part-time jobs, it’s good to see government focused on the challenges this can create. But what’s not to love in the new laws ensuring workers get more notice of schedule changes so they can plan their lives better and perhaps coordinate multiple jobs or studies? The problem is that…


Data: What is quality?

If you struggle with turnover, you’re probably wondering how you can get employees to stay on longer. This month we asked Snagajob job seekers to find out the top reasons for quitting a job and what factors employees want in a quality job. Check out the results and discover how you can create a job…


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