You’re meeting with a recruiter for the first time and don’t really know what to expect. After 30 or so minutes the interview seems to come to a stop. She looks at you and says: “Do you have any questions for me?” Now what? Take heart. Here are a few good questions that will help you feel reconnected…Continue
According to many articles--including this one: LinkedIn and Business-- Tuesday through Thursday are prime online networking days for those…Continue
Added by Katherine Bauer on March 4, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I’ll confess: I’m a troll. And not because I’m so damn short. It’s because, to cite my favored definition, a troll – in online parlance, at least – is someone who enjoys experimenting with the emotions and passions about things that seem, to any reasonable person, silly, superficial and specious. …Continue
Working as a freelancer has many perks, allowing you to enjoy a flexible schedule, pick projects that interest you, and work from the comfort of your own home.…Continue
I have had a reoccurring issue with recruiting unemployed candidates for temporary positions because most candidates state that these assignments will interrupt their unemployment benefits. Obviously, they will not collect unemployment for the duration of their temporary assignment; however they should be able to resume their benefits once their temporary assignment is complete. Is there a resource, or any literature that I can refer concerned candidates to in order to assure them they will…Continue
Even though we all use the World Wide Web every single day for both work and pleasure, most of us would be hard pressed to define exactly what it is, describe much about its history, and/or articulate details of its impact. This primer offers a quick introduction to all those things.
A few years ago I speculated about the future of recruiting. I consulted my Magic 8 Ball for clues to the future and it warned that life as we know it would evolve into one where a…Continue
You can almost recognize it when you see it, can't you? It's that look in someone's eye. The way they carry themselves. The determination that they seem to ooze. It's that person who has a chip on their shoulder...something to prove.
I grew up attending a very academically challenging private school from 6th grade to 12th grade. The school like to boast that if we could…Continue
Baby boomers, those born between Jan 1, 1946 and Dec 31st, 1964, have started to retire a couple of years ago. Sounds crazy? Well just add 65 to 1946 and presto…it’s 2011. Everyday more than 10,000 baby boomers will…Continue
Added by Vera Gavizon on March 3, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Executive search may carry a tamer vision, but they are in fact one and the same.
It’s all about the fine art of targeting, tracking and bringing home that exceptional trophy…Continue
Every company or organization needs a temp worker at some point. Temporary, short-term or contract help from time to time. And there are lots of workers who are prepared to work part-time or on a contract basis. According to the Canadian Council on Social Development there were almost 3 million people working…Continue
Added by Vera Gavizon on March 3, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments
There are lots of bumpers out there plastered with the following words:
Here are three translations of what this really means:
I’ve yet to meet the individual who couldn’t benefit from a shift in thinking. This could be believing you can do something that you’ve told yourself you can’t, seeing the positives in a negative situation, or finding possibilities when there appear to be none.
How do you start? It’s much…Continue
Upon hearing I was back in the recruiting business a good friend of mine told me the funniest story about a former colleague in the law firm he partnered in for many years.
This colleague had a long term legal assistant who, although very good at certain aspects of her job, drove him crazy with her perpetual spelling mistakes. No matter how many times he spoke with her, the problem not only wouldn’t go away, it seemed to get worse over time.
In an extremely competitive market, it’s often difficult to get your business to stand out from the crowd. Advertising can get expensive, so it’s…Continue
Added by John Botkin on February 28, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Ask a recruiter why they do what they do, and you're likely to get a wide variety of answers. Among them may be:
The fact is, most of us got into this business because deep down we love helping people, just as much if not more than making money. Yes this is true. Fortunately, we've…Continue
Hooey. If you aren't familiar with this term, it's a nicer and friendlier way of calling "BS" on something or someone. It's when your words and your actions don't line up and your hypocrisy has been exposed. Such is the case with Recruiters. I am calling "hooey" on you today.
I have been in recruiting for around 10 years. During that time, I have interviewed and hired countless…Continue
1 Unlimited passion in doing your work - Life without passion is said to be fatal. So instead of whining about life, work, situations or any particular person, do jobs that makes you happy and moreover you enjoy doing it keeping the economics intact.
2 Aligns with your monetary…Continue
It takes a number of different systems, tools, and programs to create a complete staffing function. In this post we are going to discuss what most of them are and at…Continue
In my first post on this subject I brought up the new rules that affect sourcing and recruiting. In this follow up post I will talk about a few more things you should know. Some of this is, well, a little dry but as I said before this is not really funny stuff.
We all follow EEOC rules and…Continue
Somebody very close to me recent started working in the city (London, England for my US friends). Being the first role out of university, all was
and is very exciting for them. So, 6 months in and they are changing jobs which is pretty much par for the course at that age when you are finding out what it is you want to do etc…
However, I received a phone call when the new job offer letter came through and I wanted to take a pulse check and see what my fellow…Continue