Small glimpses of a recovery for both the Australian and UK recruitment industry may be coming into view, but times remain tight and recruiters have to scrap for every client, every order. One thing the recession has done, is highlight the paucity of true consulting skills across our profession. Years of talent shortages and desperate clients have allowed ‘résumé shufflers’ to succeed, even thrive, and the ability to actually connect with clients, service them as “trusted advisors” has been… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on September 21, 2009 at 10:19pm —
An unnamed number of years ago when I ventured into my first social media outlet (the uber-trendy Xanga world that all the cool kids were into), it never would have dawned on me to include business associates and coworkers in my list of “friends.” I was fairly certain that these professionals weren’t all that likely to be interested in my ever-changing sparkly kitten-themed pages with 80’s hair band music, nor I theirs. And heart-wrenching public updates about how a certain dysfunctional family… Continue
I currently have an opportunity with a high priority telecom client for the position of BREW Support Engineer. The hiring manager is looking for a BREW Engineer with BREW development experience to expedite BREW Application development for Verizon Wireless products.
1. Functional testing of BREW applications for Verizon Wireless products
2. Support troubleshooting process for issues regarding BREW Development and Verizon Wireless
3. General support on… Continue
Added by Nikki Brown on September 21, 2009 at 4:39pm —
In reviewing your resume and discussing with you your experiences and areas of interest, I’ve come to the determination that you seem to have a gap between what you have done, what you’re capable of doing and what you ultimately want to do.
Often times, I visit with professionals who don’t have a clear idea of what their true capabilities or strengths are. Your case is different. While you clearly know and can prove via your established track record what… Continue
The New York Times recently covered a story on a “new species” of social clubs that have been popping up throughout the country. In light of high unemployment rates, job seekers everywhere have been forming clubs to cope, vent, and attempt to network their way back into the work force.
Job clubs, or what might be more appropriately deemed “jobless” clubs, are not an entirely new phenomenon, but their popularity has grown tremendously in 2009.… Continue
As I referenced in my free September newsletter (contact me if you are not already on the e-mailing list)...surveys of top level executives show that one of the biggest fears with the "down" economy is......what impact the recovery will have on their own staff!
It only makes sense that since many employees go into lock-down mode during a tough economy, as the market recovers and companies begin to hire again, employees become curious about checking out other options for career advancement.… Continue
Amongst constant media attention and countless blog posts, Social media is here to stay. And you better get used to it. I here a great deal of job seekers still asking “WHY DO I NEED TO DO THAT?” If that is a question on your mind or if you simply do not know how to get involved, this series is for you. The focus will be to understand the importance of social media in the job search and workplace environments, plus how to leverage that to achieve your next job or enhance your current… Continue
If you write a lousy job description, chances are you'll get a lousy response rate. Having run my own local job boards for the past 10 years I cant tell you how many times I've seen bad job descriptions.
Job postings should inspire people to apply, not the opposite. The branding you place on these 'mini-stories' should mirror your corporate culture and promote your company as a great place to… Continue
Find yourself drunk with envy at your highly successful working friends? Having trouble saying “No” to every network invite you receive? Tired of the rejection, invitation, rejection? Too busy counting the increase in the number of unemployed this week? Well, I’m sorry to say the diagnosis is in, you are a jobaholic! Obsessed, worrying about the job you have or the one you are about to lose. Don’t worry, there is a guaranteed 3 step program that will help you combat your addiction no matter… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on September 20, 2009 at 11:16pm —
The definition and very nature of contact information is changing.
Why is this important? If you are not able to connect with people, you cannot sell to them, you cannot recruit them, you cannot market to them. As I talked about in the video intro, things are changing. If there was a contact information historian, it would be me.
What gets me irritated is when something gets reported as the "next best thing", when in reality, it is simply, the… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on September 19, 2009 at 11:57pm —
Years ago I had an interesting interview experience. It was very early in my career and the guy who was going to hire me asked, "What's two plus two?"
I hesitated, but only for a millisecond trying in that brief moment to figure out why he had asked. Then, almost in a 'what kind of idiot do you think I am' tone I replied "Four". Since he did not respond or nod right away I added, "Unless this is the kind of place where if you say it's five, then it's five. Or if the customer says… Continue
Gaurav Mittal is from a service-class family, and it was probably this that stirred in him the passion to live life differently and see things from a perspective different from others. It was while pursuing his BTech at KNIT in Sultanpur, seeing eminent businessmen visit as guest speakers, that Gaurav realised he wanted to become an entrepreneur too. His next obvious step was doing MBA, which he did undertake with specialisation in finance and international marketing at Narsee Monjee… Continue
Added by Gaurav Mittal on September 19, 2009 at 1:51am —
Let’s face it, there is too much to read in today’s workplace. Black lettering on white background has led to a sort of fatigue which results in painfully short attention spans. How do you get your profile to stand out in this environment? The answer is to use the audio-visual medium. The truth is that not many of us have been able to figure this medium out; talking about ourselves in anything other than a resume becomes a tad difficult. Here’s a ready-reckoner:
New consultants often are faced with the uncertainty of the amount of compensation that they can expect as a consultant: not getting a standard paycheck at the end of the month does represent a significant shift in approach to work. The key advantage of being a consultant over an employee, from a compensation standpoint is that you can work for more than one client at a time, while as an employee it is not feasible (and probably illegal) to expect to deliver to more than one employer. The fact… Continue
Added by Sia Collins on September 18, 2009 at 6:58am —
Where does ambition come from? My 15 year old daughter seems to lack all drive & I don't get it! Of course they say, that's just teens, but I swear I think she's intentionally trying to be less motivated. "I don't need HS, I just want to be a hair cutter!" Are you kidding, wow, we've really set the bar high. How can her mom be a teacher & dad, bust his hump building his own business & yet her goal is to strive to cut hair? Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with cutting… Continue