The main goal of any brand is to sell a skill, service, or knowledge. That is exactly what you want to do with your personal brand. Point out your skills and strengths that are unique and use them to set yourself apart from the crowd. Take time to think about who you are professionally, then write it down and decide how you want to communicate this to others.
There are plenty of social media options out there, in fact,…Continue
I’m obviously a huge fan of what social media is doing in the world of recruitment. I genuinely am. I’m truly excited by the way digital social platforms are shaking up recruitment & selection as a whole.
The reason for this post is to try and calm some of the sensationalism and general BS doing the rounds. Not that I want to be a downer to anyone’s…Continue
After you’ve identified your company’s Customer Value Proposition (CVP), and understand the difference between how potential candidates perceive your company and what you want them to think, it’s important to take charge and implement your employer branding plan.
Amongst all of your branding elements lies the idea of generating employment buzz. This motivates your employees to share their enviable work experiences with their…Continue
Added by Dana Feigel on September 4, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments
Are first impressions really that important? The answer is... YES!
When the decision comes to hire a new employee, the candidates that are chosen almost always will share similar educational backgrounds, skills and experience. Because of this, it can be the small things that make the difference between getting the job or not. A lousy handshake or dirty shoes can be all it takes to…Continue
As regular followers of this blog will know, I work as a Rec-to-Rec consultant (i.e. I recruit recruiters for recruitment companies – say that after a few glasses of wine!). I recently received a call from the owner of an agency explaining that he had heard good things about me and could I meet with him to discuss helping him find new consultants. As always, I was upfront about my fees and in return for some commercial advantages and as a gesture of good will I agreed to a 1% discount, which…Continue
A couple weeks ago I started attending a local jobs networking group at a church near my home in Frisco. I am not sure why I felt compelled to show up, but I wanted to go see what it was all about. I have to be honest, I think it was one of the best decisions I could have made for my own career.
It was weird, walking in to a room of people that are under or un-employed when not only do I have a job, I have a job helping other people get jobs. The group didn't make me feel…Continue
The exclamation mark is known informally as a bang or a shriek. It’s frequently used in fiction and then mostly to express strong feeling in spoken dialogue.
There are broadly 3 types of people who use exclamations marks when writing:
Clients don’t want their recruitment agencies to be any of these things – which makes the fact that some consistently use exclamation marks in their job…Continue
Lemmings. Junior HR twerps. Gatekeepers. Obstacles. Just plain “in-the-way-of-the-real-work-the-grown-ups-are-doing”.
Now before anyone starts setting the comment section on fire, please note that I am myself a corporate recruiter. I don’t think I fall into ANY of those categories, nor do any of my excellent co-workers. In fact, I work internally for one of the very few companies I would ever consider going in house for. Many of these issues don’t apply to me, but some…Continue
Following on from last weeks post, "Send us your resume and we will send you a cow!", there was some concern expressed in some of the comments as to how to manage the volume of response and disapointed candidates. Earlier this year I was involved in supporting a…Continue
So you have been looking for a new gig for a while and finally you find one that is worth checking out. You get on LinkedIn and see if you know anyone in your network working there now or even in the past. You find out the company is indeed a place you could see yourself in the future and continue to take the next steps. You ask your colleague to make an introduction for you with the hiring…Continue
Rule number 1: Research:
Congratulations! You have been invited for the interview. Now what do you do?
The first step is beginning to research the company. Once you have done this you will be ready to prep for the interview questions, learn how to improve your interviewing skills and begin to think about what you’re going to wear to the interview.
In order to succeed in the interview you need…Continue
I’ve recently talked about building your Talent Network and the value that it can provide as a inexpensive recruiting channel that can produce results for your recruiting marketing organization. In this blog post, I would like to talk about a similar inexpensive…Continue
Let me throw all the crap against the wall and lets just see what sticks!! It seems to me that the older I get; the more I hear about the people who have forgotten about why they got in “The Game” and settle instead into complacency and give up on the successes they had plans for or the dreams they once held near and dear. This is not…Continue
The first two blogposts in our ‘career website series’ focused on the seven basic components of a great career site, and how Google Analytics can help you widen your traffic funnel. In our final post of the series, we will look at how you can optimize your site performance even further by analyzing how individual visitors interact with your site.
In 1984, Sarah Connor narrowly escaped being terminated by a cyborg assassin from the future.
Are we in for another cyborg attack?
The job board giants, their niche job board counterparts, the usual social media suspects, new platforms like…Continue
Hiring Demand for HR Professionals with Social Media…Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on August 24, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments
I talk with a good number of recruiting organizations about their recruiting goals and on several occasions I’ve asked the question “what are your main goals for a recruiting campaign?”. The answer is almost always straightforward: “to make a quality hire.”
You can’t argue with that. If getting quality people into your organization is not a priority, then you have more problems in your organization than just recruiting. But when you are looking at the main…Continue
There’s been lots of talk recently that either rubbishes social games or proposes building a new one for recruiting purposes. Most recently Marriot have released a much applauded game to fit their employer brand. It's been applauded by many, while others have commented "play games, get kids!” untill recently, i would have sat in the neigh sayers, but the number of…Continue
In a recent article written by John Roach for msnbc.com entitled “The revolution at work is here”, the suggestion is made that the promise of the…Continue