The Fuel Tank, a blog for recruiting insights.

Want Better Candidates? Start with Better Recruiting Ads (part 2)

Ever heard the phrase: “Garbage In, Garbage Out?” Well, it’s as true for recruiting ads as it is for computer programming. The higher the quality of information you put into your job postings, the higher the quality of candidates your efforts will ultimately yield. And the difference between a “garbage” job posting and a stand-out… Read more »

Warning: They’re Going to Fight for You

Searching for a better job? In today’s employment market, talented professionals are tough to find. This means that it’s a great time to land a new position, but it also means that employers are going to fight for what’s theirs. Warning: Your current employer may counter! Smart managers are offering raises and promotions to keep… Read more »

Want Better Candidates? Start with Better Recruiting Ads (part 1)

Do your recruiting ads truly stand out? Let’s be honest. Writing job posting after job posting, month after months can get a little, well, DULL. But if you’re just “phoning it in,” you can’t expect to recruit the best candidates. Skeptical? Then try this: go to a major job board and search for a job… Read more »

Flying Solo on Your Job Search? Get a Career Co-Pilot

Unemployment may be low, but that doesn’t mean your job search will be quick or easy. In fact, successful professionals like you might have a tougher time finding the ideal opportunity than ever. While job boards like JobFuel are a great tool to identify potential positions, an experienced staffing recruiter can keep your search on… Read more »

Network Your Way to a Great Job: Your Roadmap for Success (Instructographic)

The person who will connect you with your next job is just a call, message or visit away. If you’re still a student or are relatively new to the workforce, networking is an essential component in your job search’s success. Here’s how to network your way to a great job, faster: Turbocharge Your Job Search… Read more »

The Recruiting Plumber: Fixing a “Leaky” Mobile Candidate Experience (part 2 of 3)

Struggling to get exceptional applicants? Maybe your mobile candidate experience has sprung a leak! Research shows that 76% of candidates will leave your website if it’s not mobile-optimized. And as many as 40% of mobile candidates will abandon your application if it doesn’t work well on a smartphone or tablet. Candidates love using mobile technology… Read more »

Have You Outgrown Your Current Job? 4 Signs It’s Time to Move On

Waiting for the career fairy to show up and declare it time to launch next your job search? Don’t hold your breath. Like it or not, it’s up to you to make career decisions that are in your best interest. But, it can be tough to determine whether you’ve just hit a rough patch with… Read more »

Launch Your Online Job Search: Use a Job Board the RIGHT Way

Wasting hours scrolling through seemingly endless lists of job postings – just to find a single opportunity? Not you! You’re smart. Instead of plunging blindly into a massive job board, you’re doing your homework – because you know that a little bit of knowledge goes a long way when you’re looking for work. Your first… Read more »

Recruiting for Staffing Firms: What Works Best? (Infographic)

Anyone who works in the staffing industry understands that, in today’s economy and employment market, finding talent is hard. And the range of available tools and techniques is dizzying! What works best? Here’s what our survey of nearly 500 staffing professionals showed:

Stop Shouting into the Void: Make Your Resume ATS Friendly

Isn’t technology great? With just a few clicks (or taps), you can easily upload your resume to an online job posting right from your computer or mobile device. Hit “Submit,” and you’re all set! But who – or what – receives and reviews your resume? Humans hire you, but sometimes your resume has to make… Read more »