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Do you read Summary Statements/Professional Profiles?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Goldman Jun 15, 2012. 5 Replies

I asked this questions of the LinkedIn community, purposely trying to get a response from staffing and recruiting. Most of the answers are coming from Resume Writers. How do you feel about Summary…Continue

Tags: Resumes, Profiles, Professional, Statements, Summary

My resume sucks

Started Apr 27, 2012 0 Replies

What makes reading a resume enjoyable? Most people hate reading resumes, but there are a few that stand out and don't suck. What say you?Continue

Tags: resumes

What are some of your best interview questions?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandra McCartt Apr 15, 2012. 6 Replies

While I have the attention of some of the best recruiters, I'm wondering what questions you ask to learn the most about your jobseekers. Technical, transferable, adaptive; all would be welcome.…Continue

Tags: questions, Interviews

My blogs are now and henceforth will be unmoderated

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Albright Apr 4, 2012. 2 Replies

Due to all the crap I've received, beginning with Jerry, I will not moderate my blog posts. Continue

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Tim Spagnola liked Bob McIntosh's blog post 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking
Jun 25, 2013
Bob McIntosh posted a blog post

7 ways to make networking a pleasant experience

They say timing is everything. Nothing illustrated this more than when I entered a hall full of networkers today, and a woman I had never met approached me before I even put my dollar in the contribution jar. It was as if she came out of nowhere like a dive-bombing sparrow from the sky.Honestly, I can’t remember what this…See More
Mar 17, 2013
Bob McIntosh commented on Erin Passmore's blog post 'Hiring the “Aged”'
"I thank you as well. I have many frustrated mature workers (40 and over, according to the DOL) who are running up against hidden age discrimination. Many would be fine taking a lesser role and less pay to shuck off the responsibility. "
Nov 19, 2012
Bob McIntosh commented on Scott Wintrip's blog post 'Evidentiary Interviews vs. Behavioral Interviews'
"I haven't heard about this type of interview. Is it similar to motivation-based interviewing?"
Nov 19, 2012
Bob McIntosh commented on Jeff Dickey-Chasins's blog post 'Is LinkedIn the future of job boards? Maybe…or maybe not'
"Dan, @#$#*&^ right I'll tell my customers (jobseekers who come to the career center, in part, because they're opening a claim or re-upping one) who are very qualified but just happen to find themselves on the end of a lay off from…"
Oct 24, 2012
Bob McIntosh commented on Jeff Dickey-Chasins's blog post 'Is LinkedIn the future of job boards? Maybe…or maybe not'
"You sound a little protective, Dan. My job is to help people find jobs. Do you find that "silly?" Yes or no? Jerry and I have had our little run-ins. I figure he should be the one to tell me to take a leap. Sorry to offend, Dan. BTW: Jeff,…"
Oct 24, 2012
Bob McIntosh commented on Jeff Dickey-Chasins's blog post 'Is LinkedIn the future of job boards? Maybe…or maybe not'
"Or I take it to also mean at professional groups where employed and unemployed are "just talking about the work - the tools, code, techniques, etc." But more so online, right? "
Oct 24, 2012
Bob McIntosh commented on Jeff Dickey-Chasins's blog post 'Is LinkedIn the future of job boards? Maybe…or maybe not'
"Where, pray tell, are they moving to? "
Oct 24, 2012
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Oct 24, 2012
Bob McIntosh commented on Jeff Dickey-Chasins's blog post 'Is LinkedIn the future of job boards? Maybe…or maybe not'
"Very thorough article, Jeff. I'd be curious to know what percentage of recruiters use LI more than the job boards (I still don't see LI as a job board). Thanks. "
Oct 24, 2012
Tiffany Branch commented on Bob McIntosh's blog post 'Dear recruiters and hiring managers, the truth is better than...nothing'
"Also, I'm a corporate recruiter so I don't "represent" him. He applied via our site, looked good on paper, did well on phone interviews, but then we found out the real deal."
Sep 28, 2012
Tiffany Branch commented on Bob McIntosh's blog post 'Dear recruiters and hiring managers, the truth is better than...nothing'
"@Martin, the hiring manager found out the negative info AFTER we phone interviewed him. Once we got the negative feedback, he was no longer in the running."
Sep 28, 2012
Bob McIntosh commented on Bob McIntosh's blog post 'Dear recruiters and hiring managers, the truth is better than...nothing'
"Tiffany, that would be tough to tell anyone. On one hand you don't want to discourage him, while on the other hand you don't want to represent a person who has a terrible reputation. I knew a job developer who represented people with…"
Sep 28, 2012
Martin O'Shea commented on Bob McIntosh's blog post 'Dear recruiters and hiring managers, the truth is better than...nothing'
"Why, were you trying to place him even though you were warned to stay away? "
Sep 27, 2012
Tiffany Branch commented on Bob McIntosh's blog post 'Dear recruiters and hiring managers, the truth is better than...nothing'
"I have several of my recruiter (internal and external) state that if the feedback they receive on a candidate is pretty bad, they try to avoid giving the candidate the "reason"  they were disqualified. I make it a point to close out…"
Sep 27, 2012
Erin Passmore commented on Bob McIntosh's blog post 'Dear recruiters and hiring managers, the truth is better than...nothing'
"I have two friends in the job hunt right now who have come to hate the recruitment profession.  They receive almost no feedback or responses.  They get extremely frustrated and wonder why they care so little about people.  As I try to…"
Sep 27, 2012

Profile Information

Name
Bob McIntosh
Job Title
Career Trainer
Company
Career Center of Lowell
Which best describes your profession?
Other/Outside Industry
How many years have you been in the business?
5-9 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Other
How many employees in your company?
>100
College/University
UMass, Amherst
Which conferences do you plan to attend in the next year?
SHRM
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking
How do you introduce yourself to people you meet in business?
I'm a career trainer who leads more than 20 workshops on the career search. Jobseekers and staff look to me for advice on the job search. I've gained a reputation as a LinkedIn expert in and outside the career center. My greatest pleasure is helping people find rewarding careers in a competitive job market.
Which blogs would you recommend people read?
www.thingscareerrelated.com, www.careerrocketeer.com, www.MBAHighway.com, www.recruitingblogs.com
What do you like best about RecruitingBlogs.com...
I like getting to know how recruiters think. This is invaluable in my job.
Blog
http://thingscareerrelated.com
LinkedIn Profile
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Twitter Profile
http://bob_mcintosh_1

Bob McIntosh's Blog

7 ways to make networking a pleasant experience

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 3:48pm 0 Comments

They say timing is everything. Nothing illustrated this more than when I entered a hall full of networkers today, and a woman I had never met approached me before I even put my dollar in the contribution jar. It was as if she came out of nowhere like a dive-bombing sparrow from the sky.

Honestly, I…

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Dear recruiters and hiring managers, the truth is better than...nothing

Posted on September 20, 2012 at 8:09am 16 Comments

A customer came to me exasperated because he hadn't heard from the recruiter who was trying to place him at company for an engineering position. My customer told me the process had been going really well. He and the company were in the final stages, the hiring manager told him it looked promising, it was just a matter of…

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LinkedIn is about as sexy as a minivan, but it's the best damn online networking site out there

Posted on September 3, 2012 at 9:21am 0 Comments

Welcome to the most professional club on the Internet, LinkedIn. Of the major social media sites, LinkedIn does the best job of creating an atmosphere of professional online interaction and...preventing its members from making idiots of themselves.

Why will LinkedIn NOT allow you to cross the line from professionalism…

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Can your job be done by a monkey? Four ways to approach your boss for change

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 9:06pm 0 Comments

I'm not talking about stacking blocks or putting round objects in round holes or pealing bananas and feeding them to their young or anything monkeys can do. I'm talking about  complex duties that have become so routine you're starting to feel like a...monkey.

Has your job become so mundane that you no longer…

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