Get inside the minds of people who hire. What do they want? What impresses them? What turns them off?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/09/25/what-the-worlds-top-leaders-look-for-when-they-hire/ -- Ten meaty interview excerpts from top leaders, outlining what they look for in a successful new hire; click-through links to a longer in-depth interview.
http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2013/09/24/10-top-recruiters-tell-you-how-to-get-noticed-then-impress/ -- Ten recruiters and HR professionals, with brief sketches of what job candidates can do to stand out from the pack.
http://www.linkedin.com/channels/how_I_hire?trk=corpblog_0913_francescalevy_howihire -- A series of recruiters on LinkedIn answer questions about what they look for in potential hires. This link gets you to a page with snippets; click on the picture immediately below the recruiter's name (not his or her profile picture to the left) to get the full interview.
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