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
Making placements is hard and recruiters always have various theories for their anticipated success or failure on any given position search. Most typically it begins with such things as their depth of knowledge of the company, the hiring process, position requirements, their knowledge of the available talent pool, experience working with the hiring official and the preferred personality traits of the team in addition to many other moving parts. However, the hardest placement that you’re ever… Continue
After attending ERE last week, I'm convinced that there will never be another "war for talent".
Having lived through the first war for talent of the mid to late 90's during the dot.com boom, I can tell you that we were hiring as fast and as furious as possible. Companies were offering 6 month leases on Ferrari's as signing bonuses and the "war" was on. As employers, we literally battled at offer time against one another - upping the ante' until one of us blinked and lost the… Continue
Responsible for capacity monitoring and planning of the BSS network. This includes implementation of new features purchased by the customer, software updates needed to improve efficiency of the network. Working with the TSS team on behalf of the customer requests for new BSS elements and features.
- Takes direction from Core Planning and Optimization manager and Key client contacts on customer Network projects and escalated trouble.
- Network Service… Continue
Added by Nikki Brown on September 17, 2009 at 3:16pm —
If you're currently unemployed, chances are you've been applying for jobs online.
While the Internet is one of the greatest resources you can use to find employment, there are things you can do to make your resume and yourself stand out. It's especially important to pay attention to your resume, as many companies use applicant tracking systems to screen a… Continue
It was US Open 2009 in Flushing Meadows a couple of weeks ago when I got to see Serena Williams yell and scream at the lines umpire for calling a foot fault. Serena threatened the lines umpire with profanity laced tirade waving her racquet and was eventually thrown out of the US Open for her behavior leaving Kim Clijsters to not only win the semis but also the finals against Wozniacki. What left me aghast was the attitude of a very talented world… Continue
Managing technical and analyst personnel in the creation and distribution of processes as needed by internal and external customer teams. Coordinate technical information between internal staff to technical writers and analysts to produce final documents for customer. Coordinate with customer departments and staff to integrate current processes into deliverables for final contract.
- Takes direction from Director and Key client contacts on process requests and… Continue
Added by Nikki Brown on September 17, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Looking for a fully fluent Korean/English speaking Administrative Assistant for a telecom client.
- Previous administrative experience as an admin asst, office manager, etc.
- punctual & hardworking (hours from 8am to 6:30pm)
- flexible schedule (OT as needed, may include nights & weekends)
- able to work in a diverse environment with different cultures
- Bachelor's degree in administration or similar
- Must be fully fluent in… Continue
Added by Nikki Brown on September 17, 2009 at 11:30am —
Recently a candidate I know through my volunteer work told me she asked the interviewer, "How long have you been working here?" This individual was simply being friendly, trying to engage the recruiter in conversation to understand the corporate culture and the interviewer. The recruiter responded, "I'm the interviewer. I'm the one asking the questions!" This individual was shocked, saddened and disheartened as s/he wanted the job and had heard wonderful comments from others about the company.… Continue
The US Federal Government is about to undertake one of the largest hiring initiatives in its history.
According to the Wall Street Journal, over the next three years, the government will attempt to attract nearly 270,000 talented specialists in various fields across the board, including the health, financial and administrative… Continue
45% of Employers are using Social Networking sites to research job seekers.
CareerBuilder recently polled 2,667 hiring managers about their use of social networking in the recruiting process. The results of the poll are something that every job seeker, no matter what level of experience or industry should come to understand.
The job search rules have changed. The process of simply applying with a resume, no longer exists. Employers have access to the social networking… Continue