You finally got that phone call; you know the one that is more elusive than a smiling DMV clerk? You have been invited to interview for your dream job. Your suit is back from the cleaners, your resume is polished to a shine, and you just invested $100 on a good haircut.
You are all set, right? Nope. Between now and the interview, you have some important work to do.
Don't stress. The following are 5 easy research tips that will put you ahead of the others, even before the race… Continue
It’s easy to do: you work and obsess over building the perfect job board, making certain that posting a resume is easier than sneezing – but then you forget about the world outside your site. Or you spend hours on backlinks, blog postings, and email campaigns, only to discover that your site just isn’t that easy to use.
Job boards have to function equally well both inside the site and outside the site. As a colleague once said, “You can build the best store in the world, but you’ll… Continue
So Happy Holidays to everyone. While typically I like to discuss hiring tips and techniques directed more towards hiring managers than job seekers, I’d like to go a little different route this month, and focus these remarks towards job seekers. Let’s face it, at some time or another….we are all job seekers.
Most people have been affected in some way by the economy. Either you’ve lost your job, lost a portion of your income, made a change to a new career, or at least know someone that… Continue
Added by Trevor Smith on December 9, 2009 at 1:03pm —
Up at 7an Tuesday morning. Our delegation’s 1st “work” day lasted 13 hour (note to self on feedback form to ask for an afternoon wine break). Now, back at the hotel late at night, I'm having that nightcap in a quiet corner. Everyone else has headed up.
By mid-morning I was at Delhi’s Management Development Institute that is noted for its MBA, PHD, Business and HR programs at the graduate level producing 900 graduates a year. (The bus ride there and all thsat entails is still being… Continue
If you listen to some commentators, having a large online footprint will be THE only way you'll be found in the future. Job boards will die, and all Recruiters will be all over Social Media tools writing Boolean strings, mining LinkedIn, Facebook, reading blogs (etc) and just finding you when they need you.
So therefore, you need to have a Facebook account a LinkedIn profile, a Twitter presence and be furiously writing… Continue
Historically we have always seen 3rd party recruitment as a sales business. We employ recruiters who are rewarded for their ability to open doors and sell to clients and to place as many people as they can…irrespective of how they do it, and of what experience they deliver to their clients and candidates.
Social media is beginning to change that…whether on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter, recruiters now have a relationship with their candidates and clients which is both visible and… Continue
I hate to be the Friedrich Nietzsche of OD; however, the question begs to be asked, is learning and development dead? It is because the economy killed it. The need for statistically valid organizational diagnostics did not go away, nor did the necessity for strong coaching and professional development programs. The recession decimated OD and Learning and Development departments. So, the next question that begs to be asked is what are companies going to do? If they are smart, they will pay… Continue
I checked in to Newark and my boarding pass read "Seat 20A Window". At least it was in an exit row. Walked up to the friendliest flight attendant just before boarding and, with all the smile I could muster (as if that would make a difference), said, "Just checking to see if miracles really happen". She looked up, smiled and said "if your name is...(then looked quickly down at a ticket) Gerald Thomas Crispin they do".
Friday I attended the MN Recruiters Unconference at Best Buy HQ I arrived late due to previous engagements and only got to see the last 2 presenters. What a contrast! A great job by MN Recruiters bringing in differing opinions on Social media Use by Corporate America. Teresa Thompson from Fredrikson and Byron took a very legal point of view and showed us scary pics of workplace incidents like employees bathing in the dish sinks at fast food places and posting them online... I agree these need… Continue
Okay, I admit I took a little time off during Thanksgiving, which is why I didn’t post last week. But mostly because I didn’t think I’d be alone in that and that gave me the idea for this posting.
As we move into the holiday season, or I suppose we’ve already done that with Thanksgiving – the recruitment process for both the recruiter and candidate can become increasingly frustrating. Let’s be honest, recruiters are people and they can become increasingly busy this time of year with… Continue
Added by James Seetoo on December 4, 2009 at 1:16pm —
2 hours to takeoff. Leaving 8:45pm from Newark tonight and landing 9:30PM in New Delhi….Monday (would be 9PM but they are 10 and a half hours ahead. 14 hours in the air.
Safely ensconsed at the moment in Continental’s Int’l Club.
Passport and visa. Check
Intinerary and Emergency #s. Check
Extra reading material for when I get bored studying India and tune in to the latest Patterson thriller. Check.
Tech Equip. Check.
Headphones w whitenoise.… Continue
I'm sitting at home now digesting the conference I just attended Inspecht and ATC's Recruitment Revolution, and while I will blog about this amazing day later on when I have fully disseminated all the information and translate my notes and scribbles, there is something bubbling to the top I just need to write about… Continue
Time: I’ve learned over the last decade that by changing my watch to the local time before a long flight, I can reduce jet lag to nothing (don’t know about you but it works for me). The trick is pretending it is the time zone you are going to and acting appropriately. I even try it a day before boarding…but then must remember to make the plane instead of going to bed.
I leave Sunday night for New Delhi, the first stop on our delegation’s itinerary. I just googled the world… Continue
Throughout the past year I have attended several conferences and heard speakers from a variety of Fortune Companies including leaders like Campbells Soup, Microsoft, Adidas talk about using social media to stay in touch and engage the talent markets for the future. Micorsoft Melvin Smith said they have a no one leaves the loop policy. So whether for the near or far future they have come to realize that talent markets are definitive and need to be groomed and cultivated and that your bench… Continue
Using social media to connect with people isn’t just about finding a new customer for your product or service, or it shouldn’t be. Two days ago I got a message from a gentleman on Recruitingblog who had read one of my blog posts and sent me a link to a site. Sounds pretty typical huh? But he wasn’t affiliated with the site; he just liked it and thought I would too. He was right!…
After working years for an employment agency I realized that there is no personal connections between the client and agency. It just seemed to me that many times a client will give the agency a list of the qualities they need in a new worker and an agency just sorts through their file and pretty much "picks a name out of the hat" sort of say. Seeing many failures and no communication and personal connections I was not satisfied and decided to start an Agency of my own.
Over the past few months, I have been watching Deloitte New Zealand build a structured (and very strategic) presence on Facebook. Today, they have released the next piece of the puzzle. Deloitte NZ will be hosting a live-streaming video/Facebook chat session for potential Graduates.
It's something different and certinally an idea that will be picked up by other graduate… Continue
Added by Thomas Shaw on December 1, 2009 at 10:13pm —
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