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What Does Your Resume Say About You?

When you hear the saying “a picture tells a thousand words”, this means that a picture can tell a story just as easily as a large amount of text. The same is true about your professional resume. Your resume can tell the reader a lot about the type of person you are and the type of worker you will…


Added by Gavin Redelman on October 9, 2011 at 7:35am — 7 Comments

There's no "black hole" in community...

Community. It's the word in everyones lips right now. Which is always a worry. We descend into 'fads' so easily these days it seems and it would be a shame for community to end up being tarnished with the fad brush. I have long been a big fan of community - I believe it has the potential to transform  organisations and…


Added by Gareth Jones on October 10, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Recording - Animal Show - Career Advice from Alex Levit

I thought this was a great show - but the animals who listened in didn't agree.


No commercial version: PLAY - Alex Levit - Blind Spots

BlogTalkRadio Version

Listen to…

Added by Recruiting Animal on October 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

A Lesson for Recruiters, Corporate Gatekeepers/HR and Hiring Managers from Steve Jobs

A Toast “to the crazy ones,” by Steve Jobs


Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with…


Added by Valentino Martinez on October 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Almost Famous-Recruiter Groupies.

As recruiters, it certainly bothers us when we are calling around and find out that the position we are pitching has been marinating in the market sauce for months.  It kind of takes the spice off the meatball, so to speak (I bring everything back to food or wine eventually)


What about when you have been working with a candidate fairly closely, with good vibes coming in both directions, so you connect with him on linkedin.  

Scrolling through her connections, you find…


Added by Bill Schultz on October 6, 2011 at 10:05pm — 7 Comments

What The Economic Future Holds

It is anyone's guess.  In the wake of the week I heard many negative diatribes from Monday Morning Quarterbacks who think the US is going to hell in a handbasket.  Among these important and tell tale moments this week:

1.  A sad situation regarding a disgruntled employee who turned guns on fellow co-workers in my home town in Silicon Valley.  It ended with police having to shoot back and eventually leaving the tragedy in an end with the gunman dead.  The news media focused on this…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 7, 2011 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

What I learned in Vegas: #HRTechConf Wrap-Up

The 14th annual HR Technology Conference didn't disappoint in Vegas this year. Not only was this the biggest collection of rockstar attendees at the conference to date but the breakout and main panel discussions were the best I've seen them. I also love the addition of HR Tech Connect to enable attendees to interact before the event.

From the main / breakout sessions to the expo hall, here are my thoughts and observations on a great few days in Vegas:

Scanning the…


Added by Chris Brablc on October 6, 2011 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

Five Myths About Job Searching:


#1: The smartest person always gets the job

Definitely not true – companies these days are more interested in the complete worker. Having brains is always an advantage, but it's not the only thing that hiring managers are looking for. In today’s economy, an employer…


Added by Gavin Redelman on October 6, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Common Sense Vs. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Mobile

Every recruiter evangelist and solutions vendor out there today is banging his drum telling corporations why they need to be on and develop a recruiting strategy for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and mobile. All I can say is of course! You dont’ need to be one of these evangelist to figure that out. Maybe they have been…


Added by Francois Guay on October 6, 2011 at 7:40am — 9 Comments

Search LinkedIn profiles with links to online resumes

You can search Google for LinkedIn profiles with links to online resumes.

The Google search syntax is as follows: "websites * * * resume" keywords

For example, if you want to search for profiles of product managers in LinkedIn with links to online resumes, the Google search string will be:

site:… Continue

Added by Umamaheswari.K on October 5, 2011 at 7:56am — 2 Comments

When is the best time to start looking for a new job?

When I speak to candidates who tell me they are not interested in talking as they are not looking for a new job, this is what I tell them……


I commonly meet with individuals who are desperate to leave their current job. They were happy and maybe not that long ago, but for whatever reason they have got to the point where the very thought of turning up to work makes them feel miserable. When I meet with these people I question why it has taken them until now to…


Added by Luke Collard on October 4, 2011 at 9:12pm — 1 Comment

Why Recruitment Agencies Need To Become Pigs

Bear with me on this one.


It must be searingly obvious to anyone who works in recruitment that recruitment agencies (and more specifically the people therein) are receiving a lot of flak at the moment – most of it around their oafish sales tactics and their diminishing ability to deliver a viable recruitment service to either the company or the candidate.


With the advent of the Internet came a lot of predictions that it would spell the end of recruitment…


Added by Mitch Sullivan on October 5, 2011 at 9:24am — 9 Comments

You can reach me by email, you can reach me by website, you can reach me by mobile phone, but....

...for crying out loud make the content you reach me with worth reading!


Seriously, the more technology advances and, as a result, the easier it becomes for any old Joe to upload content onto a website, the more creativity seems to be going out of the window, particularly in recruitment.


What sparked my latest rant? I read somewhere today that as there are 5 billion mobile phone users in the world it follows that many  more people in the coming months and…


Added by Alasdair Murray on October 5, 2011 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

No, I Don’t Get People Jobs – I’m a Recruiter.

People are constantly asking me to “get them a job”.  Just yesterday I got a text from someone who heard I was recruiting for openings in Chicago.  It literally read “Sh!t! Get me a job!” (stay classy, ex-husband).


But wait, you say.  You’re a recruiter.  Your whole professional existence revolves around getting people jobs… right?


Not exactly.  A very smart boss once put it to me this way.  “I know you care a lot about getting people jobs.  That’s…


Added by Amy Ala on October 4, 2011 at 5:56pm — 56 Comments

Hiring Managers are The X Factor

Hiring Managers are The X Factor


I have a secret that only those really, really close to me know; a secret that could impact my career, my hire-ability, my social life, etc.   I, like millions of Americans, am addicted reality TV.  My DVR is full of unwatched episodes of Project Runway, Dancing With the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, ABDC (if you know this one you are an addict too), and yes, The X Factor. After watching the first few episodes…


Added by Kirby Cole on October 4, 2011 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

The Most Important Questions You Have Never Asked


“Building a great team in business takes clear thinking, a strong strategy, and an understanding of the big picture. All these factors are necessary and important, but if you can’t assess candidates in the job interview, you’re not going to put that understanding into practical application, day-today,…


Added by Nick Tubach on October 4, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Employer branding the social recruiting way

Following some recent conversations and having read some LinkedIn discussion threads lately I’ve been doing some pondering on the subject of employer branding. Then, because I couldn’t help myself, it got me thinking about the role social recruiting can play within it. If choosing between a combo of me + thinking vs. a combo served up at your local Colonel Sanders eatery you’d probably…


Added by Ben on October 4, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

Not Your Typical Millennial

By this time, we’ve all heard about the Millennial generation or Gen Y.  We know about Helicopter Parents (or worse, Blackhawk parents), entitlement issues, and the fact that they’re all what we’d consider “digital natives.”  Yep – Gen Y has never known the world without the internet.  We’re different than any other generation.  Yes, you heard me right.  We.  I’m a Millennial too. …


Added by Kirk Baumann on October 4, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Ten Ways to Piss off your Recruiter

As an Employer:

  1. Saying the job needs to be filled asap when the following week your closing the order (Wait till you call me next time with a really urgent request).
  2. Giving the same job to 5 or more other search firms (Everyones’ going to try so hard).
  3. Not allowing the recruiter…

Added by Francois Guay on October 4, 2011 at 8:00am — 28 Comments

But.... will it make the boat go faster?

I was in an interesting Client meeting last week, getting feedback on a candidate who had been through 2 interviews and had 3 reference checks taken.

‘Craig,’ the client began, ‘We’re not going to proceed with John….. We just don’t believe he makes the boat go faster…’

Did he just say what I thought he’d said? Make the boat go faster?? Last time I looked John was neither a Mercury 150hp outboard, nor an America’s Cup sailing want-to-be….

My obvious confusion…


Added by Craig Watson on October 3, 2011 at 6:33pm — 13 Comments

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