I don't know how many of you have had a look at VisualCV.com yet? In a word: cute. Great idea, great networking capability, great future. We're all creating VisualCVs over the next couple of weeks, and will post them here. Thanks Scott and Alex for organising this.
Everyone knows the internet has changed how people look for work. Recruiters have had to adapt (and will have to continue to adapt) their businesses for this. Want a… Continue
Added by Paul Harrison on August 18, 2008 at 7:05am —
Classic Supply &… Continue
Added by Dave Mendoza on August 18, 2008 at 6:30am —
RD Whitney, CEO at Onrec USA
, recently spoke with HRmarketer's Jonathan Goodman for an insightful discussion about the online recruiting marketplace and a preview of the upcoming Onrec Expo 2008
. The upcoming Onrec Expo will place on September 9-10, 2008 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.
Readers of this blog wishing to attend the… Continue
Added by Jonathan Goodman on August 18, 2008 at 12:21am —
Business lunch etiquette is undoubtedly one of the most talked about topics in business. Business lunches are becoming more popular than office meetings, and much tastier, but they require a lot more effort! Before arriving to your next business lunch, be sure to go over these tips:
Business Lunch Etiquette Tip #1: Arrive Early
You always want to arrive about fifteen minutes early to a business lunch. You don’t want to be “That Guy.”
Business Lunch… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on August 17, 2008 at 3:01pm —
What’s retirement? Is there such a thing? Mary White at the Mobile Technical Institute & MTI Business Solutions has some advice. . .
Many individuals are choosing to re-enter the workforce after retiring from their primary careers. Whether out of economic necessity, a desire to remain active, or to pursue alternate career paths, it’s a fact that many individuals are staying in the workforce well past the traditional retirement age.
Opportunities Are Plentiful… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on August 17, 2008 at 2:55pm —
Cross-posted at StlRecruiting.com
I'm reading a book on negotiation, and it covers the importance of negotiating with decision makers. The example given is that of a car dealer, where the salesperson actually has no authority to make the decision on a deal.
If you've ever been annoyed when a car salesman leaves to go speak to the sales manager, it's helpful to remember that the salesperson isn't… Continue
Added by Jim Durbin on August 17, 2008 at 1:00pm —
It has been rumoured for a while
was laying off German customer care staff in order to set up a new client central in the Czech Republic. My German blogger friend Thorsten took up the challenge and made an in-depth research
to find out about the truth. Since his… Continue
Added by Eva Zils on August 17, 2008 at 5:13am —
The countdown has begun. There is less than a weekend left of the current campaign partnership with eMailOurMilitary (eMOM) and Mary Kay Sales Director, Nancy Sutherland to get sun care and skin care packages to US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Having raised just under $2,000 so far the… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on August 16, 2008 at 1:41pm —
The new layout makes it stand out from the default ning based networking sites.
Compliments to the designer!
Ivan | www.JobsBlog.ie
Added by Ivan Stojanovic on August 16, 2008 at 12:12pm —
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 —