He completely lost me at “sir”.
It was his first chance to make a lasting impression and he totally blew it.
Clearly stated in the job description was “accurate, detail oriented, excellent communicator…” and “please contact Heather Gardner direct for immediate consideration."
Had he taken the time to look me up, he would have known…. Oh "Bing" or "Google" me please!
It’s so easy to lose out on an… Continue
Added by Heather Gardner on October 13, 2009 at 4:30pm —
In 2009, we witnessed a year of mass layoffs. In 2010, be prepared for another wave. Yet, this wave will be different. This wave will be voluntary . . . a mass exodus of employees who have lost faith in their employer.
A recent survey of American workers conducted by Harris Interactive revealed:
* 77% are not satisfied with the strategy and vision of the company and its leadership.
* 48% of workers are not satisfied with the relationship they have with their… Continue
Added by Safari Solutions on October 13, 2009 at 3:30pm —
"We were not able to identify your contact e-mail address. Your login e-mail address will be used as your contact e-mail address instead. Please be aware that this contact e-mail address will be used to contact you."
The message above was sent to a prospective candidate from an applicant tracking system -not ours. This system is managing a fortune 500 company’s careers site. Yikes! It can hardly be debated that… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on October 13, 2009 at 2:49pm —
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Added by Holly Pellum on October 13, 2009 at 12:24pm —
I spent time this morning reading a blog on a British based site leadingemployersblog.com. It was titled "The Big Recruitment Debate". It was a debate with only one view being represented, which does not make a debate.
The poster named “Admin” asked the question;
‘Is it time to review the way that recruitment works?
- if a business was really committed to recruiting the absolute best, the absolute most suitable would they really put their recruitment in the hands of a third… Continue
Added by Fran Hogan on October 13, 2009 at 12:04pm —
Prevention remains the most effective way to stay healthy. The H1N1 flu (swine) is still occurring throughout the United States and it is likely we will continue to see more cases during the upcoming flu season in the fall and winter. It is important to take actions to prevent illness and t to make plans in the event that you or your loved ones become ill.
It is not known how severe this disease may become. As I write to you, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently… Continue
Added by Lynn E Mauk on October 13, 2009 at 11:05am —
What would Batman do?
Gotham City just had a major layoff. Batman is now unemployed and actively looking for his next gig. Superman and Spiderman got their pink slip a week earlier.
Because Batman is an “out of the box” thinker he knows that he needs to try something different in order to find employment during these extraordinary times.
Personal (Professional) Branding:
Added by Heather Gardner on October 13, 2009 at 10:40am —
September 30th I attended MoMo Boston held at the Boston Harbor Hotel where there was the usual meet and greet of some of the finest minds in America but also a great panel discussion regarding mobile advertising, mobile platforms, the best types of phones, etc. Needless to say, out of a room of 200, there were probably 11 women. Oh well – it meant more white wine for me. And NO! I do not JUST go for the open bar – Jeez.
My reason for attending was compounded by the fact that one of… Continue
Added by Kelly Moeller on October 13, 2009 at 10:03am —
Once upon a time, if you visited a job board, you knew what you would get: whatever jobs the board had on that day. These were jobs that the board’s sales force had convinced employers to post, on that job board. If you clicked on a job, you went straight to that job posting. And if you applied for it, you did so through that particular job board.
Well, those days are long gone. Since the advent of job board aggregators such as Indeed and Simply Hired, it’s become so easy for a job… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 13, 2009 at 9:04am —
I just LOVE Recruitingblogs. Such a great group of recruiters from around the world - helping each other!
I've started a project that might be helpful for each of us at one time or another - a forms library for all to share. Would you mind helping? If you would please take just a few minutes and send me a few of your "go-to" forms we would all appreciate it. Please follow this link:
Added by Jerry Albright on October 13, 2009 at 9:01am —
You may know of someone who despite the economic climate this year has still done remarkably well in their recruitment career. This will be down to a number of things - their tenacity, drive and determination, their recruitment experience supplying perm and contract staff to businesses from SME's to corporates (5 yrs plus in the industry),business acumen, knowledge of the New Zealand market, corporate relationships, sales and marketing ability and the overall way they just take "ownerhip" and… Continue
Added by Therese McNaughten on October 12, 2009 at 10:00pm —
I wasn't at the major Australian recruitment industry conference last month in Queensland (RCSA Conference), but from all accounts it was an excellent conference. I did follow the articles and blogs being posted from the conference and one in particular caught my eye.
It was Top consultants bill five times more: Study.
The article reported on the BSRP Asia research that concluded that the financial difference between the elite recruiter and the average was… Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on October 12, 2009 at 7:07pm —
Jeff Kaye, CEO of Kaye/Bassman International & Next Level Recruiting Training, will be speaking at the Onrec.com Online Recruitment Conference & Expo 2009, to be held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center, in Chicago, on November 3 & 4, 2009. Onrec.com EXPO 2009 is widely regarded as the "must attend" online recruitment event of 2009.
Onrec.com is the world's leading information resource for Human Resource professionals and recruiters using the Internet to recruit.… Continue
Added by Jeff Kaye on October 12, 2009 at 5:35pm —
Here’s what I told the guy in the interview, “Over a 4 and a half year period I reported to no less than 36 different managers. Most often my obligations were split between 4 managers at a time and each of them had completely different objectives for me to meet at regular intervals. At any given time they’d have me working on either support documentation or reviewing past work product while assimilating new information that would be relevant to my performance reviews about every 6 weeks or so.… Continue
Added by Randy Levinson on October 12, 2009 at 2:00pm —
This woman’s eyes were so scary, they made me shudder. Her toothy rectangle of a smile was frozen under a clearly cosmetically enhanced nose which formed the T-square support for a pair of repulsively bulbous orbs. I think she must have been a---
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Added by Michael Brandt on October 12, 2009 at 11:34am —
The Biltmore Who's Who is apparantly a hard cover book that is a member directory providing biographies and contact information. A certificate of achievement acknowledges your membership.
Biltmore Who's Who would like to introduce you to Margaret E. Haines of Haines Production in Bud Lake , New Jersey.
Margaret is the founder and owner of Haines Production. She also writes music, teaches piano and a winner of the Golden Poet Award In 1987's World of Poetry Contest "Living… Continue
Added by biltmore whos who on October 12, 2009 at 6:03am —
I had an interesting conversation today with one of my clients. Over the last seven years I have been witness to Marks' setbacks and successes, his layoffs and his promotions. I've met his wife, his kids, and he has met my sons. Our relationship is truly of "trusted advisor" nature.
This past Friday he was laid off from a software firm that had difficulty securing an additional line of credit. At best, the firm has another 6-8 weeks before they… Continue
Added by Christopher McCann on October 11, 2009 at 5:57pm —
SkillSearch is a fantastic value in a jobposting service/resume search engine. For a fraction of the cost of Careerbuilder, Monster or Dice you can have the same resume response to your postings. See for yourself today! Sign up today for a FREE TRIAL (3 job postings) and let SkillSearch start sending you qualified candidates on target! SkillSearch uses both PayPal and Authorize.net for secure transactions. Resumes searches are FREE! Your postings will show on such websites as: Business Week,… Continue
Added by Pete Jaffe on October 11, 2009 at 12:42am —
S.a.a.S (Software as a Service) is the evolution of the next generation web tools, which is catching the attention of everyone in the HR industry. With the promise of lower TCO (total cost of ownership) and a turnkey solution, giants such as MasterCard are shifting to HR-SaaS solution providers such as SuccessFactors for employee evaluation services.
The charm of low cost integration is fueling the fire of the SaaS revolution. Traditionally, on-premise applications have required additional… Continue
Added by Hassan Rizwan on October 10, 2009 at 3:00am —
Recent graduates available to fill Oregon teaching jobs
are having trouble finding work
A new survey from The Oregonian
found that about 2,400 prospective teachers who graduated from colleges in Oregon this year have yet to find work in the state. Overall, fewer than 600 new teacher graduates were hired in Oregon this fall, which is only one-fourth of… Continue
Added by Cheezhead on October 9, 2009 at 5:31pm —