Many of my close friends as well as my sister recently took voluntary separation packages from the large newspaper company for whom I toiled for 14 years.
I was long gone, but I still kept tabs on the shocking demise of my former industry, so the announcement of a buyout offer for anyone employed in the newsroom for at least five years didn’t take me by surprise.
What did surprise me was how many people had the guts to take the deal--seventy-five--and how many of them,… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on October 6, 2008 at 9:24am —
If you research “job interview mistakes” and all its variations and related ideas online, you find a lot of things: the importance of your body language during job interviews; Make-or-Break Interview Mistakes that include not dressing appropriately, offering too much information, or being too friendly with the interviewer; and things like not asking meaningful questions because you didn’t research the company. Know what you don’t find? How not to say “crap” 3 times in the interview.… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on October 6, 2008 at 9:15am —
If you’re looking for a job and haven’t found one yet, by definition, you have a problem.
There’s something standing between you and employment.
What is it?
Surprisingly, when I ask most job hunters what their #1 job-search problem is, they answer, “I don’t know.”
Think about that. How can you solve a problem if you don’t know what it is?
So, the first step is to define your biggest job-search problem. Only then can you solve it effectively.… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on October 6, 2008 at 8:52am —
I read the article Snack Vendor -- or Undercover Job Recruiter? the other day in the WSJ and I have to tell you I am not so sure I would want to retain a firm that would use such non traditional methods to recruit candidates on my companies behalf.
Click here to read more.....
Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on October 6, 2008 at 8:48am —
All across America this time of year, college campuses are filling with new and returning students all looking for that magic piece of paper that will ensure their futures. All that effort and all those tuition fees.... You'd better make sure it's worth it.
No offense to those with psychology degrees, but the most valuable college degrees now and in the future are much more science and technology-oriented: Engineering, Computers, Finance, and Science.… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on October 6, 2008 at 8:44am —
It is becoming more and more common to see people over the age of 50 changing careers. In decades past, many people stayed in the same career, and sometimes even the same job, for virtually all of their working lives.
However, times have changed and it is becoming very common for people to change careers a number of times during their lifetimes. A number of factors are contributing to the increased numbers of people in the 50 and over population who are seeking to change… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on October 6, 2008 at 8:36am —
Today's employers hire Subject Matter Experts to solve problems. Managers and executives might not like this, but the day of the Generalist is over.
Now that it's easy to completely customize and individualize a resume to demonstrate Subject Matter Expertise, why would a hiring manager give a second glance at a general resume that didn't exactly match requirements?
Leadership and management skills are no longer searched for skills. Sure, they are still valued, but these… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on October 6, 2008 at 8:32am —
I'm amazed I actually have to write this article.
Why do fewer than 10% of all candidates blow off the easiest way to stand out? It's so simple…the thank you note. Yet so few takeadvantage of writing a simple thank you…so it's a huge advantage to those who do.
1. Thank Yous remind the hiring manager who you are
2. Thank Yous show the hiring manager that you REALLY want the job
3. Thank Yous give you an opportunity to highlight why you canuniquely solve the hiring… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on October 6, 2008 at 8:20am —
This week Dave gives us a glimpse into the workings of an industry entrepreneur: Meet Jason Leonard – Managing Director, Talent Maze
For those who don't get out much, here's a tour around the industry's blogs: That was the week that was...Week ending October 3, 2008
Happy Monday!… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on October 6, 2008 at 8:13am —
"Students have commented to me and written on their course wikis that they're considering changing from finance [majors], both based on the appeal of IS and concern over availability of finance jobs" in the future, Boston College associate professor of IT John Gallaugher tells Computerworld.
So my friends who focus on finance related recruiting, it's time to convince your leadership that unless you implement a longer range focus on workforce planning for the finance function,… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 6, 2008 at 7:59am —
Added by Steve Levy on October 6, 2008 at 7:40am —
Headed To India: Looking for Leads
(Oct 03, 2008) I'm going to India for three weeks. I'll be back the day before the Silicon Valey Recruiting Roadshow. My goal is to immerse myself in Indian culture. I want to understand the foundations of the people who are becoming my partners with increasing frequency.
While we are busy putting tons of business in Indian… Continue
Added by John Sumser on October 5, 2008 at 11:00pm —
If you don't know what a tag cloud is go to wikipedia
Check out Tag Crowd
. Copy and paste any text to make your own tag cloud to visualize word frequency. Try it with a resume or a job description and see the resulting cloud image. Do you like it? Does it have any relevance? Could you ever see this as a useful tool? Why or why not? Let's hear what you think.
Added by Michael Johnson on October 5, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Dave Mendoza suggested a really cool way to add multiple contacts to Linkedin in one procedure. Does anyone remember how to do it?
Added by Arlene Erbeck on October 3, 2008 at 4:37pm —
Hi all,, Iam Vijay iam working for a staffing company named BeyondTekit as a Business Development Manager. My company is into staffing for than 10 years and we located at California. We do have a team of sting recruiters i invite everyone to submit your requirements and at the same time i assure you that we will submit the right consultants for you.....You can mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org...
Added by R M Vijay Amirtharaj on October 3, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I am looking for a SAP SM with SD experience consultant and the position is in California for an year.
This is a contract position and hence H1s are also Eligible!!!
Please get back to me @ Sirisha@ivytechsol.com
Added by sirisha on October 3, 2008 at 12:25pm —
Free one hour webinar
Career website transformation in healthcare and beyond!
Monday, October 6, 2008
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Presented by Doug Berg, Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Jobs2Web, Inc. and Trudy Knoepke-Campbell, Director of National Recruitment, MinuteClinic, Inc.
In a land of "take a number" and wait healthcare scenarios, it's easy to see why hiring compassionate and highly-competent medical professionals would be a difficult job… Continue
Added by Ken Horst on October 3, 2008 at 12:21pm —
This is killing me to have to bench this girl, so I thought to reach out to RecruitingBlogs members...
You guys know how most of our clients look at BA resumes and think they are too high level because most of what is written on the resume speaks to what they have accomplished? I try to tell my clients that the reason a JDE BA writes about reporting capabilities is because in the end, once all modules are set up and interfacing correctly, that is "exactly" what you want from your… Continue
Added by Greg Kost on October 3, 2008 at 11:00am —
I n my own words here,
Derek has designed complex network plants and performed business process reengineering for manufacturing clients back when application flow studies were not used. His knowledge and experience with interviewing the entire operation and its Data Flow has proved to be the backbone of his abilities today. He can understand and quickly implement logical Input/Output, Connectivity, Bandwidth and Security protocols that will not only satisfy but allow for future… Continue
Added by Greg Kost on October 3, 2008 at 10:41am —
So I wanted to reach out to those who might shed some light on this area...
Ive got a local client who is among other things a pretty specialized providor, they make avionics displays, ya know the flight controls and instruments for commercial and military aircraft, and they are purposefully making a transition to develop and sell to the private sector, I guess they are trying to spread there value stream to include industries that could use the products but only have traditional… Continue
Added by Greg Kost on October 3, 2008 at 10:31am —