I'm duplicating some of my posts at jonathanmcleodrecruiting.blogspot.com
. There will probably be some unique content to each blog.
I don't pretend that any of it will be interesting.
Thanks for reading.
Added by Jonathan McLeod on May 6, 2009 at 3:27pm —
With all the current economic woes, I am constantly asked by.....well everyone, "when will it get better". Lots of predictions are being made, but the bottom line is, we don't know. So let me share a story about tough times getting better;
3 years ago I was laid off (terminated, downsized, pick the term) from a large corporate entity. I could see it coming, so months prior I had incorporated myself, just in case termination was in the cards. I set up shop in my home and within 2… Continue
Added by Alex Putman on May 6, 2009 at 2:03pm —
I am working on a mandate, sharing the partial JD with you. Please let me know if you can refer me any one whom you think will be fitting in to this role.
Title : Head Testing - BD
Location : Bangalore
Experience : 16 Years +
Testing practice head – some on with 16 - 20yrs exp, good at operation or sales or presales, or some one who has headed the testing group of at least close to 200 +
Well for the testing head, we are… Continue
Added by Amit Gupta on May 6, 2009 at 3:41am —
India is a globally famous tourism destination deserving attentions of tourists from all over the world. It is known for its unique cultural and geographical features. There is something for every tourist in the country. There are lots of tourism options to enjoy in the country. There are various options to do and see in the country. Heritage tourism, Cultural tours, Wildlife expedition, Adventure tours, Honeymoon tours, Monument tourism, Pilgrimage tours, Nature & green tourism, Eco… Continue
Added by mahi on May 6, 2009 at 12:54am —
Last week I was working at my desk when my oldest daughter came up behind me and asked if I had time to review some homework she'd been working on for her history class. She said she'd already typed it up on her computer and just needed me to take a quick look.
"Sure sweetie," I said. "Just email it to me and we'll take a look together."
She responded with, "No need, Daddy. I already shared it to you." What she meant was that because it was a collaborative… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on May 6, 2009 at 12:48am —
Rajasthan, the land of kings, is a glittering jewel set in the golden glistering sands of a barren desert landscape. It is the largest state of India having several catchy attractions to offer its visitors. Romantic sand dunes, magnificent forts, grandiose palaces, terrific temples, frescoed havelis, religious shrines, wildlife parks & sanctuaries, lovely lakes, gorgeous hills, traditional villages, camel safari, wildlife safari, rich culture & tradition, exquisite handicrafts, folk… Continue
Added by mahi on May 6, 2009 at 12:36am —
I was all set to write about people seeking new career direction. “I Want Out” will certainly be a blog in the days to come, a rant about how job seekers are clamoring to leave their selected fields of endeavor and searching for a “safe haven” in which to land their professional behinds.
The aforementioned piece would’ve been ready for posting had I not received a call from an elementary school buddy of mine, Danny Schneider. He’s an enormously modest,… Continue
Added by Jack Young on May 5, 2009 at 8:30pm —
There are a number of different applicant tracking system (ATS) guides available to help both HR professionals and recruiters narrow down on the vast amount of solutions. These guides typically come from separate angles ranging from ATS vendors steering clients towards their solutions to 3rd party sources with a large amount of ATS experience.
While I have created, reviewed, and purchased many of these guides, I haven’t found one all-inclusive guide that covers all of the features,… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on May 5, 2009 at 6:13pm —
This is an immediate hire for the right BA with facilitation, process redesign, Clinix software understanding, and a minimum of 3 years in a clinical setting. Must have extensive knowledge of clinical trials and business problem resolution.
Added by Kate Purdy on May 5, 2009 at 2:28pm —
As a credit grantor, you should be aware of some basic principals when extending credit to clients:
• Extending credit carries an unavoidable element of risk. You will experience cash flow loss through debt regardless how carefully you screen and babysit your potential and current client base. Unfortunately is a "Fact Of Life" for Financial Executives.
• There are fundamental policies that you MUST create, implement and consistently enforce to achieve your most successful… Continue
Added by Jennifer Stacey on May 5, 2009 at 1:53pm —
Joel Cheesman who has a blog called cheezhead.com
wrote a great post
today about Splits.org
. I've been pushing it without trying to be pushy but it's tough because I really believe in it and I think it works. It uses… Continue
Added by Slouch on May 5, 2009 at 12:24pm —
Are you playing it safe, but feeling trapped in the life you have created for yourself? How do you know when it's time to move on from a job, a relationship, or even the town you live in? Often times the best strategy to achieve victory in life's battles is to "burn the boats behind us." Times may be a bit lean right now but the truth is, this is a great opportunity to grow. Before you write me off as crazy, listen to what I have to say about job… Continue
Added by Christopher McCann on May 5, 2009 at 11:38am —
Corporate recruiters and agencies are overwhelmed with job applicants in these economic times. Therefore, it is extremely important to make sure that all employment communications are planned prior to getting in the ring. However, I have witnessed a bulk of organizations, and company representatives that do not respond or follow up to jobseeker.
I'm sure this is not because they do not care, or do not have the manners to communicate. I believe most likely that it is due to poor… Continue
Added by Susan Hand on May 5, 2009 at 11:18am —
It is the nearing the end of the 08-09 academic year, and though it was a tough year for recruiting, companies continued to hire high-potential and high-performing leadership talent. MBA Focus led the charge in helping top global companies connect with these outstanding candidates. And it will continue to redefine the way companies recruit MBA talent this upcoming academic season, starting June 1, 2009 at MBAFocus.com
Here are 17 ways… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on May 5, 2009 at 11:05am —
So I completed some job search/resume writing/interviewing seminars last week. Things went pretty well. I had about six people out to each one, but at least they all seemed interested.
I may have some more thoughts later on, but one of the main revelations I had was that I talk too much.
Added by Jonathan McLeod on May 5, 2009 at 8:44am —
My name is Leela and I am a recruiter from Vancouver BC Canada
Recently got laid off from the agency where I worked for the past 3 years.
- Got into Recruiting 3 years ago with a local employment agency.
Due to economy situation
The company laid off employees and I was one of them
What I am planning to do:
- Building my own business (self-employed recruiting, currently working on setting up webpage)
Would like to talk to some… Continue
Added by Lee Pathan on May 4, 2009 at 3:00pm —
You’ve been laid off. I’ve been laid off. Your neighbor has been laid off. The unemployment rate is astronomical and everyone you know is looking for a job. Get over it and start acting like a grown up. There I said it. Now is not the time to freak out and worry about your situation. Now is the time to man (woman) up, get out there, and take care of your responsibilities. Welcome to the tough love post.
After you’ve taken a day or two to cry and wallow in your tears, you need a plan.… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on May 4, 2009 at 12:26pm —
Remember back in college when you weighed all of 96 pounds and half of it was hair? You were lean and mean back then. You ate cereal for lunch and dinner, everything was paid in cash. Rent was like $75 that you were always paid late.
Yeah, those were the good days. Life was easy and the only gizmo you had was a math calculator your parents bought for your birthday freshmen year. Hey don’t laugh. I still have it and it… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on May 4, 2009 at 10:03am —
I happened to take part in a discussion with others in the recruiter/HR/career services world and the topic was about video resumes becoming the standard.
There was a definite strong opinion in one direction on this. Before I offer up my opinion and the general feeling of the discussions, I would like to get some feedback from you about it from both a job seeker and a recruiter/HR perspective. I… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on May 4, 2009 at 6:00am —
So, I was at this party a couple of weeks ago. All sorts of twitterati were there. There was even a small shrine for our forbears, Paul DeBettignies and Jim Durbin. The place was throbbing and crowded . If you yelled loud enough, you could hear yourself over the music. Lots of people lined up to yell at each other while pretending to listen.
You know the scene.
Anyhow, I walked over to the bar to get a drink. Along the way, I struck up a conversation with a… Continue
Added by John Sumser on May 3, 2009 at 11:30pm —