The question made me remember my recruitment consultancy training of how to handle such situations. Fortunately, now possessing the in-house experience I was in a better position to offer balanced(ish) advice for…Continue
Added by Ben on April 13, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments
How Not to Get Hired at Groupon: Stalk Us. This may seem slightly obvious, but excessive social networking with recruiters can sometimes work against your chances of getting hired. We ask that everyone apply via our career site, but there are some additional steps you can take. While we very much appreciate someone doing some extra homework and finding us on a professional site such as LinkedIn, try to keep your…Continue
Your executives may not be show business celebrities, but how important are they to your business? And how would your customers react if you lost a key VP? Conversely, if one of your executives were performing poorly, but left on bad…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on April 12, 2011 at 5:44pm — No Comments
And here’s another Top Ten list! This time for Recruitment Process Outsourcing companies.. As usual, it’s based on feedback we’ve heard, people we’ve worked with, awards that have been awarded and even the general word about town.
My Top Ten whacky comparison today is the Top Ten Weird Sports. This list may not be as weird, but it’s just as exciting-I promise.
So here we go…Continue
Hot Spots are areas where demand is outpacing supply. The result is that prospects in these areas are more likely to be open to using your services, especially if you provide data, such as this information, on market demand and the impact this will have on their ability to hire quality talent.
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (153% normal demand)
Computer Programmers in Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (153% normal…
Going on a job interview is nerve racking and I am certain dreaded by most professionals. Where do the nerves and stigma come from? Previous interviews that didn’t go well and the position that wasn’t offered, that’s where.
Think about it, you have finally gotten the dream interview for the job you have always wanted. 5 minutes in, things start going south and fast. Stumbling answers, twisted tongue, and the sweat - the company can see right through you. They know all your…Continue
Lately I've been hearing and seeing a lot of articles and posts relating to the Video CV and the techno-geek in me just can't help having it's attention grabbed.
I haven't come across any companies that require a video CV (if you are one please let me know how they're working for you) but I was recently speaking to a consultancy who mentioned their CRM system possessing functionality to enable applicants to record a brief video of themselves when registering at their…Continue
Imagine that you’re one of the thousands of job boards that provided Indeed with job postings from its inception. Imagine that in addition to providing those jobs (which turned Indeed into the most visited job site on the web), you also spent money promoting those same jobs – thus providing Indeed with a lucrative source of income. Imagine that, in return, Indeed provided your job board with a stream of inbound referrals (both organic and…Continue
Over the past few months there have been numerous articles, blogs and commentaries related to handling the increased volume of candidates applying for positions; the continued lack of response from companies once someone applies for a position and what if anything candidates can do; and suggested new “tools” for…Continue
This past weekend I attended “Energy Leadership” hosted by iPEC, where I’m training to become a Certified Professional Coach. Their website is http://www.ipeccoaching.com/ if you want to look into coaching or Energy Leadership. The reason I wanted to become a coach was two-fold: first it would give me an opportunity to work with people one-on-one in a non corporate setting, and second it would give me an opportunity to add value to my existing…Continue
There are certain news stories we one cannot help but muse on all the absurd potentialities. One such story is one that came through a news letter to which I subscribe. It is an article in The Republic, in Columbus Indiana, where it reports that the Texas Legislature may allow employees to bring their guns to work with them. That's right. They can bring their guns, potentially, as long as they leave…Continue
April 15th is fast approaching. It's tax season. I think we’re all familiar with deadlines. Some people live by deadlines while others loathe them. As a job seeker or career professional,…
Added by Kirk Baumann on April 7, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments
You are in your car, reading the menu, in the drive-thru lane at McDonald's.
Then a voice appears-May I take you order please?
With confidence and without a hesitation you reply -I’ll have a number 5.
The voice says-proceed to the next window please!
You pay the 5 bucks at the first window and proceed to the next window
And… there it is, in a neat package-the value meal that you just ordered. And that makes you very happy!
It is natural for a job seeker to be nervous in an interview. We are at our most vulnerable when something is at stake personally (getting or not getting the job). A key mistake made by many candidates is saying TOO MUCH when being concise would be better. Candidates are good at starting stories and continuing stories, but not always so good at wrapping up stories and making a point.
A good business story told in an interview is like any good story: It holds the listener’s…Continue
Total volume added in the past 60 days and the percentage increase compared to the same period last year.Continue
There are 8,766 hours in a year, and out of those hours the average Recruiting Professional spends about 520 hours commuting, 3,120 working a desk, and, if they are lucky, 2,190 hours sleeping. Add all of these hours up and you have 2,936 to take care of your family, friends and yourself. Is this unusual?…Continue
I have been recruiting for 25+ years and just came across a new issue. If anyone has suggestions, I would really appreciate the help.
I am dealing with the American subsidiary of an Asian company. They are looking to hire a COO. The compensation is about $300k, so it is pretty senior. Now that they have started interviewing candidates, they are telling the candidates that they have a policy of a 90 day trial period. This is, of course, a turn-off to all the people I have…Continue
One of my very favorite songs is called Down Together by the Refreshments. The refrain includes the lyrics, "Cars break down and people break down and other things break down too so let's go...down together".
I had the chance to have dinner with…Continue
Added by Jonathan D. Davis on April 5, 2011 at 10:06pm — No Comments