Be Creative In Your Job Search
Ever want to slap your forehead and say, "Why didn't I think of that?"
You might, after you discover how one New York man found the right job, largely as a result of blind luck ... or was it creative smarts?
Read on to judge for yourself and, more importantly, to find the two lessons that can get you hired, too ...
The Sandwich Wrap Resume Trick
"College prepares you for the real world. That's… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on August 27, 2008 at 4:24pm —
I've been thinking about one of my posts of old regarding how recruiters who ask you want kind of animal you'd like to return to life as rival the IQ of a prairie dog . . .
And today, I've determined the answer:
Wowee the Chimpanzee
Added by Joshua Letourneau on August 27, 2008 at 4:15pm —
It's been said that, successful people aren't free from problems, successful people solve problems. To be successful in your job search, you must solve problems -- lots of them -- between now and the day you get hired. The faster and more creatively you do so, the shorter your search for work will be. Here's the story of how one woman ran into a roadblock in her job search, with suggestions that can help her -- and you -- solve problems and get hired faster.… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on August 27, 2008 at 4:14pm —
Today’s video will show you the top 5 things to keep in mind when interviewing and hiring sales reps for medical sales, healthcare sales, DNA sales, medical supplies sales, clinical diagnostics sales, pharmaceutical sales, laboratory sales, biotech sales, pathology sales, or imaging sales: what to make sure you do, and how to avoid common hiring mistakes.
1. Use a results-based decision-making process. What does this mean? Look at your current reps (most importantly -look at the high… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on August 27, 2008 at 4:03pm —
In reading a report from Aberdeen Research
on “Customer 2.0: The Business Implications of Social Media”, I learned that of their data set, Best-in-Class organizations demonstrated the following:
a. 100% improved year-over-year performance in Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI). The avg increase was an aggregate 11% ROMI.
b. 82% improved year-over-year performance in customer retention. The avg increase was an… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on August 27, 2008 at 1:20pm —
Anyone who has known me for a time knows one definite thing about me. I hate to be startled. It is not funny to leap out from behind a door and scream at me. It is not high comedy to drop a loud cup on the kitchen floor as I’m standing there. I hate when you’re all charged up with static electricity and you poke me and giggle. Chances are, I will instinctively hit you. Hard. It’s not a choice I make, just something my body does in response. I can’t control it, so it’s best not to risk… Continue
Added by Shannon on August 27, 2008 at 1:00pm —
I am trying to learn how to make efficient client calls and meet their requirements. But you know what happens, the client (a prime vendor), gives me a requirement which has been on the market for a long time and is not filled yet. I try to get a consultant who is close to meeting the requirements, and submit them at a marginal rate. Till then the client will be communicating with me, but once I ask for the feedback, he just disappears!!!! Can you advise me what to… Continue
Added by Claudia Faust on August 27, 2008 at 11:22am —
It never ceases to amaze me when a Director of Recruiting makes a statement like, "We don't use job boards, we use Monster". This was the answer given to a collegue of mine as they were discussing online recruiting strategies. It's clear to me that there is still a great divide between tech savvy recruiters and HR people and those that are still living in the days of classified ads
Added by Ken Horst on August 27, 2008 at 10:24am —
I'm performing a recruiting search, and wanted to see if anyone knew the Seattle recruiting market well. Specifically, I have a client that wants to hire a recruiter, and I need to ask some candid questions about the client.
Anyone open to having their brain picked?
Added by Jim Durbin on August 26, 2008 at 11:52pm —
I am just learning about reverse postings. Is anyone an expert that can share with me how to set up a web page on myspace or any other networking site?
Any help would be appreciated.
Added by Michelle Cleveland on August 26, 2008 at 4:12pm —
Sorry for neglecting you all last week, my blog friends! I was preoccupied with helping my new little nephew, Joel Christian, into the world. It's amazing the difference a few hours can make. A few hours, a few moments, in the blink of an eye - your entire world has changed.
The whole birthing process can be related to the recruiting process really. First you find out: You're expecting! You've got a job order and you've (hopefully) got a timeline to hire. You excitedly spread the… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on August 26, 2008 at 3:38pm —
I am in search of experienced business development managers and recruiters in the engineering and IT verticals for the Dallas and Houston markets!
If you or someone you know may be a good fit for this opportunity,
please send your resume to Jennifer Deters at
email@example.com. Thank you!
I have included some information about our company below and I would be more than happy to forward job details if requested.
Most people know Manpower as a… Continue
Added by Jen on August 26, 2008 at 2:45pm —
End User, as defined by Wikipedia, is a popular concept in software engineering, referring to an abstraction of the group of persons who will ultimately operate a piece of software (i.e. the expected user or target-user).
For the purpose of this blog; let’s roughly translate to: Hiring Manager - a popular term in Recruitment, referring to an abstraction of the group of persons who will ultimately operate a piece of a staffing process (i.e. the expected user, target-user, or interview… Continue
Added by Luigi Lupo on August 26, 2008 at 2:31pm —
It is true, tough times are out there and it appears that corporate recruiters should feel as though things are unstable.
I was released by my most recent employer a few weeks ago due to the economic slow down......have you heard about it?
Seriously, it is a tough market out there for us right now. Corporate Recruiters are not doing a bunch of recruiting right now which is kind of silly. With the immense amount of talented people on the market you would think many… Continue
Added by Recruiterdude on August 26, 2008 at 2:29pm —
Added by Slouch on August 26, 2008 at 2:09pm —
One of the reasons I started blogging at RecruiterGuy.net
and why I created My Talent Network
was to try and assist active and passive job seekers in finding that perfect job. In writing about the latest recruiting… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on August 26, 2008 at 1:51pm —
HRMToday has a very interesting and amusing story about a rejected candidate
that was eventually hired and became a star player. It’s a great anecdote and reminder of a couple things:
1. We reject too easily.
2. We always benefit by treating people well.
The big question is really this: How do you treat rejected candidates? And can it be done in such a way that diminishes the negative… Continue
Added by Ben Yoskovitz on August 26, 2008 at 12:07pm —
I am sitting here thinking about writing another blog, as I am trying to build awareness around my company Shift BPM. I have been in the recruiting industry for many years and I have plenty of staffing and consulting information I can give, and I will. But I realized that as I am reading everyone's blogs, most of them have one thing in common the personal information. Now I am not saying I want to tell all here and give you my life's story, but couldn't it be said that relating life to… Continue
Added by Shift BPM on August 26, 2008 at 10:00am —
The 90’s have come and gone, but most people are now keenly aware that candidates interview their potential companies now as much as the companies interview them, and from where I stand the next evolution in the interview process will be candidate’s beginning to truly interview their future boss.
Let’s face it you can like the company and your co-workers, but there is no bigger influence on your day to day happiness, and impact on your career progression than that of the person to… Continue
Added by bill martineau on August 26, 2008 at 9:39am —
Check out our series Recruitment Marketing - Dispelling the 5 myths
Myth #1: Young talented individuals need to go to larger Metropolitan areas (e.g., Northern Virginia, Atlanta and Charlotte) to find inspiring, challenging jobs or exciting companies to work for.
Myth #2 : There is not enough qualified talent to fill my job openings.
Myth #3: Posting jobs in the newspaper is a… Continue
Added by Patsy Stewart on August 25, 2008 at 11:29pm —