Have you ever had an open job requisition come across your desk, that you were positive you could fill quickly - only to find thirty days have passed, and there are STILL, no qualified candidates in your pipeline? As a hiring manager, or human resources professional, responsible for the recruitment function, you are painfully aware of the number of hours necessary to source for your next hire. With an ever shrinking "quality" talent pool, your job only continues to grow more demanding of your… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on September 19, 2008 at 6:14pm —
Over one ERE's NYC Group, there's a juicy little thread
debating what kind of bird calls into Lehman these days...
Added by Steve Levy on September 19, 2008 at 5:33pm —
The concept of getting work samples from potential employees is not new, and in certain industries it’s absolutely the only way to go (artist’s portfolio, etc.). However, in the IT field there seems to be a new wave of companies that are not just asking for, but requiring candidates to submit work samples even prior to any interview process beginning.
This may seem logical and even reasonable to some but in the IT world issues surrounding proprietary work as well as intellectual… Continue
Added by bill martineau on September 19, 2008 at 3:32pm —
This is the BEST advice with regards to job hunting: DO NOT let your emotions control your search.… Continue
Added by Heather Gardner on September 19, 2008 at 2:02pm —
BUSINESS OWNERS/BOSSES AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS.
An administrative assistant has a lot of responsibilities. Some of the business office procedures are internet research, web design and maintaining published articles, setting appointments and attending meetings, legal transcribing and paralegal, filing, computer programming, are graphic artists, create advertisement campaigns, do inventory, accounting, bookkeeping,, filing, background checks, tracing, analysis, proof… Continue
Added by Christine on September 19, 2008 at 1:30pm —
BUSINESS OWNERS/BOSSES AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS.
An administrative assistant has a lot of responsibilities. Some of these business office applications are internet research, web design and maintaining published articles, setting appointments and attending meetings, legal transcribing and paralegal, filing, computer programming, are graphic artists, create advertisement campaigns, do inventory, accounting, bookkeeping,, filing, background checks, tracing, analysis, proof… Continue
Added by Christine on September 19, 2008 at 12:30pm —
"Avast ye, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, I'm a better man than all of ye milksops put together so ye should hire meself on t' double!" - Graybeard the Job Seeking Pirate.
How many times have you posted (or found) a job where t' description demanded that t' ideal candidate have strong communication skills? Whether Online or in print, if you were t' sail… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on September 19, 2008 at 11:30am —
For those who are getting to know him, John is in his element when online and physical worlds are virtually indistinguishable.
This week at RecruitFest, with Claudia Faust at the bar: Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com v1.19
Happy Friday!… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on September 19, 2008 at 9:56am —
"The tidal wave of bad finance news is freezing credit availability and battering investment portfolios, but a more human toll is almost certain to follow."
Over on CFO.com comes an eye opener for the masses: With the carnage resulting from Wall Street's inability to lead and govern itself comes the reality of the worst case of musical chairs seen since the Great Depression...and their won't be that many chairs in the game.
Certainly many will find jobs; I certainly… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on September 19, 2008 at 8:40am —
From ASK Maureen over on ERE...
9/18/2008 1:12 p.m.
Good day, just wanted to let folks in this group know Im back. I have been absent from the board for a year while engaged in my new role.
I am currently leading recruiting for the East Coast, Federal and Canada at HDS in the sales and consulting groups.
Im formerly a long time employee of a PLM leader now part of Siemens.
Glad to… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on September 19, 2008 at 8:23am —
Like many people I've found this whole Wall Street mess confusing. It's hard to fathom how the people who do understand the ins and outs of finance, those who work in Banking, let things get so out of hand.
My sister, who was a finance major years ago and who does have a better grasp of the fundamentals, admitted to being just as puzzled as to how all this blew up so badly. She sent me this piece from yesterdays New York times, the Freakanomics column, that clearly explains how we… Continue
Added by pam claughton on September 19, 2008 at 7:00am —
I ghost wrote this blog post
for one of my clients about 10 months ago to highlight how cover letters don't have to suck the lifeblood out of its readers. Readership spiked to 18,000 over the typical, uh, 30-40 hits; comments were aplenty.
For those who hate clicking, here's the cover letter that sent me over the edge...
"I’ve been bouncing boxes for Uncle Sam 2.5 years now in some of the most… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on September 18, 2008 at 9:08pm —
"Last year, Mr. Fuld earned about $45 million, according to the calculations of Equilar, an executive pay research company. That amounts to roughly $17,000 an hour to obliterate a firm. If you’re willing to drive a company into the ground for less, apply by calling Lehman Brothers at (212) 526-7000."
A must read...
Added by Steve Levy on September 18, 2008 at 8:30pm —
When born with superpowers and upon the day of realization – the first step in the life of a Super Hero or potential Villain is the careful choosing of the name – or at least, that’s how it happens in the movies. As a Head Huntress, my first obvious choice would be The Head Huntress of the World
or The Princess of Placement
; however, in reality based upon an average day, my name should truly be something like The HR Defeater
or perhaps Requirement Rambo… Continue
Added by Kelly Moeller on September 18, 2008 at 7:35pm —
I wrote last week about the two Ps of job hunting: proof and persistence.
To get hired for your ideal job you must do two things: prove to employers that you can do the work, and persist past the point where others give up.
Here's another success story from someone who did just that, with lessons you can apply to your job search today ...
"When I was 15, I wanted to cook at a local restaurant. It was the nicest one in town and well known for its steaks," says… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on September 18, 2008 at 6:22pm —
Are you looking for a rewarding career that will provide you with a flexible schedule and an opportunity to help other people accomplish their dreams? If so, real estate might be a great career choice for you. Realtors have the opportunities to help individuals and families find the homes of their dreams. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become a successful Realtor, but the personal and professional rewards can be great.
Added by Candice Arnold on September 18, 2008 at 6:14pm —
I thought it might be worthwhile to share the following chart with everyone at RBC. If you think about this chart, it's more about game theory and competitive response than anything else . . . so my question is, what if you focused purely on the 'innovation' element relative to recruiting or talent acquisition?
How would that change the responses here? My take is that most competitors are not keeping tabs on competitors relative to their 'plays' or 'moves' to improve their relative… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on September 18, 2008 at 6:03pm —
This position will be an Install Based Rep with a Hunter Attitude – They will be working the Los Angeles as an Outside Sales Professional for Key Accounts. May have to travel to San Fran or Phoenix from time to time –
Should have Technology Background
Be Strategic with a consultative sales approach
Be a Quarterback with an eye for a detail
Generate enterprise sales opportunities by identifying appropriate business targets,… Continue
Added by christine on September 18, 2008 at 2:54pm —
Funny question for all of you . . . because this very situation here shows me what can be so refereshing about social media: Honesty
At the same time, I will admit that providing an honest response to John's question makes me consider that it may upset some people . . . and let's keep it real - doing so can impact our personal brand. A quick cost-benefit… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on September 18, 2008 at 12:30pm —
Recruiting Coordinator Position Description
LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP) is the nation’s largest independent Long Term Care Insurance Agency with over 500 Producers and 30 Sales Leaders supported by a 40 + person home office. Company is committed to profit sharing through annual dividends based on earned and vested Share Grants.
LTCFP was listed by the Wall Street Journal and Kiplinger’s as the… Continue
Added by dan cahn on September 18, 2008 at 12:27pm —