So I am back now from a 1 week vacation in BC. I have a lot of friends who live out there, and was able to do and see so many amazing things.
I started out with 4 days of yoga in the mountains, at a retreat on a ranch just outside of Prince George which is owned by my yoga centre. It was wonderful to be completely offline and surrounded by the beauty of untouched nature. The retreat was also kind of like a detox, since there was no alcohol, and all of the food was healthy. Actually… Continue
Added by Carolyn on August 16, 2008 at 11:09am —
This past week I was knocked to the mat, no, taken to the floor. In a couple of moments it was as though riding on a high, I was brought back to the earth again-well not that bad.
I think we all go through moments where we know we have been successful, and then we have a moment where we find that life, or in general our perspective, takes a turn when a bump in the road called life turns up. This is good, it means its time to turn it up a notch or two and regain the perspective of… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 16, 2008 at 2:00am —
An under-representation of cross-diversity in the IT Workforce
Keywords: IT workforce, IT professional skills gap, under-represented groups, virtual social networks.
There's something in the "air" in today's Information Technology (IT)employment environment. You can almost hear it; it's not unlike an ultra high pitch sound of air escaping from a microscopic fissure in an overblown balloon. This analogy of the sound of escaping "air" is nothing less than… Continue
Added by Phil Robles on August 15, 2008 at 10:00pm —
Finally a Network For SMEs!
There is no doubt in the mind of many web-savvy users that social networking sites have made a huge impact in career management and industry hiring practices. According to a major web information company, Alexa.com, social networking sites occupied five of the top fifteen visited websites. A quick search at any of the popular social networking sites (Linkedin, Facebook, and MySpace, etc) will show there are many "super" social linkers who have… Continue
Added by Phil Robles on August 15, 2008 at 9:58pm —
Career management requires a very important ingredient that some are uncomforable with -- self-promotion. SMEOracle not only makes it more comfortable to promote your skills and experience but also makes it very easy process!
SMEO's Professional Highlight feature allows you to promote your talent and skills in a manner very similar to what branding experts use to promote products. The trick is to create a brand image that conjures images that pop into other people's minds… Continue
Added by Phil Robles on August 15, 2008 at 9:56pm —
Everyone dreams he/she can work around his/her friends on day. It'll be more comfortable and efficient to work with your friends. It's awesome.
Here is my survey in LinkedIn (http://twurl.nl/mb0rdj), Raghunandan mentions why he referral:
"As an employee, I would like to refer my trusted friend for the open positions because, I am responsible for creating value to my company as
1. I am aware of the expertise the person brings to the table.
2. I am aware… Continue
Added by JackChang on August 15, 2008 at 3:08pm —
If you've sat through a Philosophy course or are just interested in the differing schools of thought, let me toss out a few tidbits and how they shape our view of recruiting:
That's Marcus Aurelius
above. If you don't have his post-humous compilation, "Meditations
", I'd recommend it in small doses. [Note: Sorry… Continue
Added by Joshua Letourneau on August 15, 2008 at 1:57pm —
There's no substitute to meeting graduates in person.
You can gain so much subjective information through a face-to-face meeting that you just can't get in the online version. But you can use the Internet to do a lot of your ground work, including using a recruitment management system to automatically schedule interviews. Click here to read more of the… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on August 15, 2008 at 11:03am —
Have you ever been caught off guard by a job interview question? It is natural to be nervous during a job interview, and it can be particularly unnerving to be asked a question that you didn’t expect. The best thing you can do to prepare for your next job interview is to put some time into preparing answers to some of the most common and important job interview questions.
Can you tell me something about yourself?
No interview is complete until the interviewer asks this question.… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on August 15, 2008 at 10:51am —
Individuals who are dedicated to enjoying maximum career success and job satisfaction understand the importance of participating in professional development and continuing education activities on an ongoing basis. Whether you want to change professions, move into management, or become an outstanding employee in your current position, constantly striving to improve your skills and knowledge base can be very beneficial to you and to your employer.… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on August 15, 2008 at 10:42am —
If the high cost of driving to work has you beaten down, consider what these seven companies are doing to make life more commuter-friendly:
1) Principal Financial
The Des Moines, Iowa-based financial services firm underwrites a deal with the local public transit authority that allows its 8,000 employees to ride local buses for free, simply by flashing their company ID's.
2) F5… Continue
Added by Dennis Smith on August 15, 2008 at 9:32am —
TGIS (Thank Goodness, Its Sumser!)
Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com
John's post today needs no introduction except to say we love it when Papa's grumpy!
Monster Baiting (or at least mental monster baiting)...That's funny because it's a play on words. It's not a mispelling. One of the toughest things about the web is that word play is hard to notice in a sea of bad grammar and terrible spelling. The tsunami of content generated by new publishing… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on August 15, 2008 at 8:25am —
The more I think about it the more I come to the conclusion that we need to return to the basics. I was involved in a discussion today about the need for recruiters to learn to create better job postings. There is still a lot of what we used to call spaghetti recruiting out there. For those of you not old enough to have heard that expression spaghetti recruiting is the methodology of throwing enough resumes at a hiring manager thinking one of them simply has got to stick!
As I… Continue
Added by Moises Lopez on August 15, 2008 at 8:00am —
I've been thinking about writing an article. I want to get back into the groove of daily publishing. Really, it's just about me. I like the discipline. I did it for 14 years. I've taken a year off. I miss it.
I was going to call the article "Monster Baiters".
I wanted to point out the fact that some widely read bloggers seem to make an enormous amount of hay at Monster's expense. It turns out that the harshest critics are deeply supported by Monster's competition. It's hard to… Continue
Added by John Sumser on August 14, 2008 at 11:13pm —
Seeking a Manager of HIM and Coder III for Health Information Management for a children's hospital. Must have inpatient coding experience.
Please forward resumes to me. email@example.com
Added by yesenia e on August 14, 2008 at 8:37pm —
I went to an online networking seminar hosted by LinkedIn today in San Jose, CA. It was pretty good and I learned a few neat tricks to increase the chances of your LinkedIn profile being found by employers or anyone looking for someone with your background.
So here are two things you can do right away...
1. Change your LinkedIn Public Profile URL link to one that has your name such as > http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnsmith (change it to your name. if… Continue
Added by Lisa Zee on August 14, 2008 at 8:36pm —
Complete post at http://www.jobsighter.com/2008/08/using-social-me.html
I’ve found social media an effective outlet for accomplishing two initiatives: recruiting talent and developing new business accounts. Both are primary functions of my role at Vivus, and though my strategies aren’t… Continue
Added by Ryan S Adams on August 14, 2008 at 3:30pm —
This is Jack of Jobirn.com.
Microsoft(Shanghai) Corp. have 50 openings at http://jobirn.com , they need USA engineers all over the state.
Although work in Shanghai, China, you can get Microsft US pay.
Please apply at: http://www.jobirn.com/?jobid=719 & http://www.jobirn.com/?jobid=718 (greater opportunity for you can direct talk to hiring manager Junboz.)
OR send resume/rek to Nancy@jobirn.com, thanks, I appreciate your help.
Here is the… Continue
Added by JackChang on August 14, 2008 at 2:45pm —
We all know what active candidates are, they have their resume prepared, they are on the major job boards and they are actively applying to jobs. What is a passive candidate? The common definition is that passive candidates are not actively looking and they have to be pursued.
Are candidates open to job inquiries on Linkedin.com, and other networking sites active or passive? The transition from passive to active is a click, literally.
Once a candidate prepares their… Continue
Added by Fred Dimyan on August 14, 2008 at 1:30pm —
There are so many options available to job seekers when the job hunt begins that it can be pretty scary to anyone just getting back into the swing of things - and hoping to not swing for too long. Is it okay to just post a resume on this board or should I use that board? Should I try and find the hiring person and flood them with calls or trust that the resume screener will relay the message to the hiring manager of just how awesome I am? Do I take a headhunter seriously or take… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on August 14, 2008 at 12:33pm —