Get More From Your Job Advertisements (23 Awesome Tips)

Posted by Sean Falconer on August 23, 2016

Let's face it, hiring is competitive.

Every time you need to fill a new position, you are competing with tons of similar companies, posting similar job ads and all recruiting from the same pool of candidates.

There's a good chance the best candidates are completely missing the existence of your job.

But don't worry...

I've put together 23 awesome tips that will give you an edge so that you get more from every job advertisement you create.

Check it out:

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How to Stay Awake at Work: 45+ Ways to Stay Alert All Day

Posted by Caileen Kehayas on August 9, 2016

It’s 2:30pm and your eyelids are very, very heavy. You swore hours passed since the last time you glanced at the clock at 2:15pm.

How are you ever going to stay awake at work?

We have all been there, in the afternoon slump when your forehead seems like it is magnetized to your desk and you just… cannot…. stay… awake.

Fortunately, we have help for you.  

Whether you are falling asleep right this moment, have regular trouble with drowsiness or you simply want to be more energized at work, we have solutions for you!

Follow these tried and true tips for getting great sleep, energizing your body (and your mind!) and staying awake at work.

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Employee Retention: 5 Ways to Keep Employees from Jumping Ship

Posted by Guest Post on August 2, 2016

Gone are the days when employees spent the better part of their careers (say, 30+ years) with one company.

Today's workers—especially those in the younger generation—are quick to jump ship (as much as four times in 10 years) if they feel their employer isn't meeting their needs.

And employers are not blind to the rising problem of employee turnover.

Employee retention and employee wellbeing are the top concerns for human resources professionals today.

HR leaders know it's hard to build a strong team and maintain a high level of productivity when a company is constantly filling vacant positions and getting new employees up to speed.

So how do companies keep employees on board and avoid the time and money suck often associated with high employee turnover?

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Job Posting Tips: Insider Tips to Make Your Job Ad Stand Out

Posted by Guest Post on July 28, 2016

This article is brought to you by Kim Costa of Snagajob.

With over 70 million job seekers registered on Snagajob, America's largest network for hourly-paid employment, we spend a lot of time studying job seeker behavior and know what you should-and shouldn't-be including in your job posting.

How your job postings appear online is obviously very important. With the unemployment rate declining, it's more important than ever to make sure you take the necessary steps to ensure your posting is getting seen from the right candidates.

In this article, we outline a few specific job posting tips to keep in mind the next time you post a job.

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Eight Pivots to Profitability... From Idea to Growing Business

Posted by Pablo Fuentes on July 19, 2016

You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You get what you need

The Rolling Stones

I started Proven with Sean Falconer and Joe Mellin when we were all graduate students at Stanford (MBA, Computer Science Post-Doc, Masters in Design).

The original idea development began in 2009, and we first received seed funding in 2010.

The soul of the idea has always been: How do you use mobile phones to help people hire and get hired? And, how do you build products for a demographic that has been historically overlooked by hiring software?

By traditional Silicon Valley standards, we have not been a smashing success. However, we have survived, adapted, iterated, and pivoted along the way to find our way (ninth time’s the charm!). 

Today we have seven figure revenues and are growing 50-60% per year. We are profitable, we are fully remote, and we are happy. Can’t ask for much more.

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38 Companies Share Their Secrets to Remote Work Success

Posted by Sean Falconer on July 5, 2016

Remote work has many advantages over a traditional office-work environment.

There's less distractions, everyone can setup their work environment to suit their needs, and for young companies, it's a great way to keep operating costs low. 

However, remote work also presents some unique challenges.

When we took Proven completely remote earlier this year, the common reaction I got was,

"How will you know when someone is working?"

Or ...

"I could never work from home, I'd get too distracted by chores, television, etc."

In this article, we attempt to address these concerns.

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Government Jobs: 5 Amazing Sites to Find Government Jobs

Posted by Caileen Kehayas on June 8, 2016

The government is one of the largest employers in the United States. With thousands of potential jobs and a variety of positions, the government is a great place to forge a career path.

If this sounds interesting to you, then look no further than these 5 amazing sites specializing in government jobs.

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Job Descriptions: The Complete List (100+ Amazing Templates)

Posted by Sean Falconer on June 7, 2016

Hiring is painful and difficult at the best of times.

And writing a great job description can be a real challenge.

To solve this problem, we have created over 100 free job description templates to help you get started.

You can filter through this gigantic list to quickly grab the description you need.

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Best Internship Websites: The Hands Down 6 Best Internship Sites

Posted by Caileen Kehayas on June 3, 2016

Internships are essential to gaining the necessary experience to eventually landing your dream job. They help you build confidence, find out what you enjoy doing, and gain some real on-the-job experience.

But finding the right internship can be a challenge. That's why we have compiled this list of the 6 hands down best internship websites on the Internet. Start your search here and get those applications in today!

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Why You Should Care More About Employee Happiness

Posted by Fundbox on May 31, 2016

You've almost certainly had a job you hated at one point or another. In fact, according to a recent Gallup survey, nearly 70% of U.S. workers don't like their current positions.

This, of course, is a problem.

It's impossible for anyone to reach their full potential at work when they spend a good chunk of the day thinking about how they'd rather be somewhere else.

When you lack motivation, there's no chance you're able to knock it out of the park every day. For these reasons, it comes as no surprise that disengaged U.S. employees collectively cost their companies $350 billion in lost productivity each year.

Disengaged workers may hurt large corporations, but they can destroy small businesses simply because they rely on fewer employees.

So what's the fix?

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