MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR IS HERE!
There is a lot going on in our world right now, and it means more than ever that to be thankful for the gifts you have of life, perspective, career opportunity and rising to the mark, the occassion, and filling that difficult req means more now than ever.
I can't but help relish, the power that is in my career this very day to make a difference. That can happen by any means-becoming a brilliant superstar is all about your… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 14, 2009 at 2:50am —
FORT COLLINS (Reuters) - The parents of a Colorado boy whose apparent brush with death in a helium balloon transfixed millions pleaded guilty on Friday to staging a publicity-seeking hoax and will be sentenced next month.
Richard and Mayumi Heene pleaded guilty to a felony and a misdemeanor and will be sentenced on December 23.
The case has sparked outrage over the amount of money spent on a rescue attempt for the six-year-old child, dubbed "balloon boy," after live television… Continue
Added by Dmitry on November 13, 2009 at 4:55pm —
So here's the deal. For the past couple of months, customers using our applicant tracking software have been asking for an efficient way to acknowledge candidates that don't make the cut. At first blush, this seemed easy enough. But, as our product team began researching and designing the feature, all sorts of complexities became evident.
Some interesting questions were raised. Questions like:
Added by Joel Passen on November 13, 2009 at 2:04pm —
Added by gordon micheal roy on November 13, 2009 at 8:04am —
Like many of my fellow HR professionals this week, I have been busy reading all the fantastic blog posts related to the Human Resources (un)conference November 6-8th, 2009 in Louisville, KY. I have been blown away with the take-a-ways and conversation that HR Evolution has so far generated. I was particularly intrigued by our opening and closing sessions with regard to social media. Continue
And then I had a thought. . .…
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on November 12, 2009 at 4:29pm —
by Nanci Lamborn at BrightMove Recruiting Software
Two of the worst interviews I can recall in my recent history were both referred from one of my most successful, highest producing employees. Both candidates were abrasive, arrogant, and unfriendly, and neither interview lasted very long. At first the disparity between the unpleasant applicants and the accomplished referring employee left me somewhat perplexed. But later as I… Continue
Added by Michael Brandt on November 12, 2009 at 12:49pm —
We've just been through a brutal economic storm. If you were sheltered, great - good for you. But pay attention anyway, because this storm wreaked havoc on many of the people you'll meet in the next stages of your career.
You are going to meet and work with a lot of people who've been burned. So many that the American business landscape is never going to look the same again.
At the height of the crisis, large companies fired thousands of employees to preserve profits. In many… Continue
Added by Eric Shannon on November 12, 2009 at 12:45pm —
For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.)
There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies.
Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:
The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find Yourself… Continue
Added by Kunin Associates on November 12, 2009 at 12:36pm —
I recently read a blog which talked about how social media and networking sites were going to be the death of the recruiter. I disagree, if anything I believe the role of recruiter has become ever more important, but has also changed.
The argument in this blog was that the internet has enabled accessibility to candidates that would never have been possible before the internet revolution. Therefore by posting a few ads and doing some poking around on LinkedIn HR team can now source… Continue
Added by Rowan Watkins on November 12, 2009 at 11:00am —
For the last 50+ years the US has been importing the top intellectual minds from developing countries, through offering subsidized education, the promise of full-time employment, and a better standard of living… ie “The American Dream”.
As these Top Immigrant Intellects completed their degrees, masters programs, and PhD’s, US companies snatched them up with lucrative visa policies and wages that provided a very high standard of living, compared to their home countries. Today, many of… Continue
Added by Jonathan Duarte on November 11, 2009 at 6:37pm —
I have today posted more than 1,000 jobs based in India and equal number based in other countries of the world.
Please follow the link to view the jobs.
Added by Shyamsunder Panchavati on November 11, 2009 at 6:07pm —
As the popular commercial reminds us, there seems to be an app for just about everything these days. For the past year or so, I’ve noticed a new category of online apps gaining visibility: online resume creators. Google search “resume builder” and you’ll find dozens of tools, some free some not. Oh, and you’ll come across plenty of humans hocking their “expert” resume writing skills, many for a fee.
So what gives with these online resume builders? Well, I decided to see for myself.… Continue
Added by HiringSciences on November 11, 2009 at 6:03pm —
Since 1991, Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI) has been helping Fortune 1000 companies source and hire from the military-experienced talent pool. Today on Veterans Day, BMI subsidiary CivilianJobs.com
, where America’s Military connects with Civilian Careers, opened nominations for the 2010 Most Valuable Employers for Military (TM) award. To be emailed a nomination, contact MVE@CivilianJobs.com
Added by Bradley-Morris, Inc. - Delivering Military-Experienced Talent to America's Top Companies on November 11, 2009 at 5:31pm —
Tonight there is a new radio show about recruiting of course and it's hosted by Geoff Webb
. It's the first show of this series and he will be talking about online recruiting communities and the things to think about when building them. Geoff asked me and Dave Manaster
who runs ere.net to join him for the discussion. Dave's a smart guy and a good friend so I'm not too nervous… Continue
Added by Slouch on November 11, 2009 at 5:16pm —
Today is a day set aside to thank veterans
for preserving freedom and to remember those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. I want to thank every one of my brothers and sisters at arms and also honor the companies who are hiring them as they come back home and into the workforce, not just today but every day.
DirectEmployers' Members who made the Military Friendly… Continue
Added by Chad Sowash on November 11, 2009 at 3:03pm —
Although SEO seems to be the new buzz in recruiting web 2.0 strategies, it has actually been used for years as a tactic to increase sales for online businesses.
SEO and how it fits into the recruiting industry is greatly misunderstood.
SEO Is just a tool
At the end of the day, SEO is not the end all and be all. It is one tool that can be very effective to have in your tool box. No doubt, if done correctly, search engine optimization can work… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on November 11, 2009 at 2:38pm —
I need an Ecommerce Java Developer for a client in South Bay,CA.
• 7-10 years experience in developing web applications
• Experience in object oriented design and programming, J2EE applications, tier components (JDBC, Servlets, JMS, JNDI, etc.), Java/J2EE design patterns, SOAP, Web Services and stand alone Java applications.
• Deep understanding of service oriented software architecture and design issues.
• Experience with E-Commerce… Continue
Added by Shweta on November 11, 2009 at 2:35pm —
Starting a new job
can be nerve-racking, especially when it comes to adapting to a new work environment. It's as important for new hires to be able to mesh well with their coworkers as it is for them to be able to quickly learn how to do their new jobs. So what's the best way for a new employee to endear himself to his coworkers? Should he strive to be… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on November 11, 2009 at 2:28pm —
What makes someone “Professional”?
I’ve read interesting takes on that question lately. Some good points, and some… not so much. What defines professionalism? Based on various pieces I’ve read, it’s certainly subjective. Whatever the definition anyone uses, it’s often THE factor that tips the scale from one candidate to another in the hiring process.
In trying to define it, the dictionary doesn’t seem to be much help. Webster defines professionalism as: “the conduct, aims,… Continue
Added by Harry Urschel on November 11, 2009 at 2:16pm —
In our September 14 posting, Managing Your Emotional Investments In A Job Search
, we talked about the gambler’s fallacy
as it relates to job hunting and offered some tips on how to navigate the waves of emotion that arise as you look toward securing your next job. In… Continue
Added by Pedro S. Silva II on November 11, 2009 at 12:09pm —