"The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all." H.L. Mencken
I suppose I am… Continue
Added by Dave Opton on July 2, 2009 at 11:42am —
Until about 6 months ago, I had the best recruitment job in the world !
Seriously. CEO of a global, yet niche recruiter, with 450 staff spread across 30 offices in 15 countries. We dominate our space in most markets, we are highly profitable, and we do cool things all the time (see Aquent.com)
But that was then. For the last six months I have had one of the hardest, least rewarding jobs in recruitment (well that’s a hotly contested title I know, but it seems that way to… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on July 2, 2009 at 6:51am —
For most people there is a break in their employment history where they have taken time off. This could be for any reason from returning to school, taking care of an ill relative, starting a family, to taking an extended trip to Africa. For many potential employers this is not a "deal breaker". Here are some ways to address the issue: 1) In your cover letter automatically explain why there is a gap. 2) Structure your resume to highlight your expertise… Continue
Added by Kunin Associates on July 1, 2009 at 10:00am —
admit it – I’m a sucker for bright shiny new technology. In fact, I’m susceptible enough that I spend a good deal of time being very critical of anything new. Why? (a) I’m weak, and (b) a lot of this stuff just disappears and you can’t remember why you liked it in the first place.
And how is this relevant to job boards and careers site? Well…almost every couple of weeks I am approached by another vendor with a ‘killer’ tool that integrates into an existing site and will drive up… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 1, 2009 at 9:12am —
… and not the fire and brimstone kind! A Job Revolution that is caused by the chaos we have all been dealing with whether you have a job now or not, it’s the kind of revolution that causes change. Are you ready to take action, make a change and engage in a Job Revolution?
In order to embrace a Job Revolution, we must be ready and willing to change. Sometimes it’s ok to stir things up and become a “Career Rebel” as one woman put it. The process begins and ends with you. It’s your… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on July 1, 2009 at 1:32am —
Being an entrepreneur is in the forefront of the minds of the Y. They want freedom, power and control. I assured them they would have all of this if they were also proactive, tenacious and willing to do the work.
I spoke on Saturday to a group of professors, students, and HR leaders /mentors about careers in and around HR. As always I was passionate and engaging with the audience. What they did not know they'd get that they did was a powerful dose of ‘pursue your passions’ and what… Continue
Added by Margaret Graziano on June 30, 2009 at 8:00pm —
“Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s jobs with yesterday’s tools.” Marshall McLuhan
I was at a barbeque in San Francisco this weekend and while everyone agreed that it’s nice that summer has finally arrived, our conversation inevitably meandered into talk of work and our summer work intentions. Alex, a partner in a small marketing consultancy, remarked how he planned to lay low and enjoy the summer, taking… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on June 30, 2009 at 7:44pm —
As a recruiter with 20+ years of experience I’ve heard the phrase “no thanks I’m very happy where I am at now” more times than I can count, and as recruiters all the world over know this is the equivalent to the brush off “no thanks….I’m just looking” that many of us use with retail sales people. However, what I’m finding as I recruit now is that that very few (and I mean VERY FEW) people bother with such comments as more now prefer to get more details about the job/career… Continue
Added by bill martineau on June 30, 2009 at 5:44pm —
Above the Fold
John Sumser gives us an update on his progress compiling his list of rain-makers, booty-shakers and HR-placators...Top 100 Influencers Progress Report
Rich Becker reminds us that you can't please all the people all of the time. "What goes on in Vegas Stays in Vegas" used to be a virtue. Now it seems it is a vice. Or vice… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on June 30, 2009 at 4:03pm —
Ok – time for a mid year check-in….here is a list of trends forecasted by the highly respected Futurist, James Canton.
1. A global war for Smart Talent will be the top driver of competitive advantage, as educated, skilled and experienced employees will be in demand.
2. The aging of the population in America and Europe will have dramatic effect on society and the economy impacting productivity, knowledge and growth.
3. An increase in women in the U.S. workforce… Continue
Added by Luigi Lupo on June 30, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Six Rules to Twitter! Mind your Tweets! http://ow.ly/g7nq
Added by Recruitnik on June 29, 2009 at 7:01pm —
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Added by Med Agents on June 29, 2009 at 3:10pm —
I spend the first 45 minutes of every day reading blogs and forum. It's healthy to read lots of different viewpoints and have a good picture of what's happening around us. But, it's also easy to learn the wrong things from the "experts". Years ago, there seem to be a consensus that reciprocal links no longer worked.
As a result, we abandoned the practice. The real lesson we should have learned was this -- reciprocal links became less effective, but so what? They were still a… Continue
Added by Eric Shannon on June 29, 2009 at 11:58am —
Added by Cheezhead on June 29, 2009 at 11:28am —
We asked a few recruiters what they like and what their pet peeves are, when it comes to resumes. Here's what they had to say.
What they look for in a resume:
- "It has to do with whether the person has progressive career development along the way. Is there career growth, what type of projects and assignments did they handle. Will they fit the job they are applying for"
- "Appearance - should be sharp, readable, easy to skim, clean and no…
Added by Candice Arnold on June 29, 2009 at 8:00am —
Last time we spoke about some reasons why corporate recruiters don't always seems to be on your side. We discussed how these reasons could be mistakes made on both sides.
From some feedback I got (mostly from the recruiter world), there is sometimes a misconception of impropriety by the recruiter because candidates try to "shoe horn" themselves into being the right fit for a position even though it is… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on June 29, 2009 at 6:00am —
Above the Fold
John Sumser introduces us to the first of the funny accents as he chalks another one up...Top 100 v 1.10 Rob McIntosh
Bill Radin posts on the importance of Language in Business
. Recruitomatic replies with more… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on June 26, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Every so often I get asked by companies or individuals what I feel is the best way to approach a partnership with an applicant tracking system (ATS) vendor. This typically revolves around the introduction of a new technical integration the company has to offer. While it is important to note every potential partnership is different, I believe there are some factors that can maximize the partnership potential. Again, these factors might differ from ATS vendor to ATS vender depending on the type… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on June 26, 2009 at 4:52pm —
It is a difficult job market, but your recruiter (headhunter, employment agency - call them what you will but be nice) is there to help. They are overwhelmed with resumes and underwhelmed with job opportunities at the moment. While you want to stay fresh in your recruiter's mind, you don't want to stalk them or waste their time by applying for jobs where you don't qualify. So what's the best approach?
- Research recruiters before contacting them to ensure… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on June 26, 2009 at 3:19pm —
One of your main job search resources is, of course, your recruiter/headhunter contacts. As I've mentioned many times before, while you should not contact every recruiter in the world, you should build a list of recruiters who specialize in your industry and preferred location. Today we will add a few more names to that list.
Clark Davis Associates
- Clark Davis focuses on job opportunities in the New York tri-state area with specialities in… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on June 26, 2009 at 3:15pm —