It is interesting how much stress there can be over the salary discussion in the interview process. If you ask me, it is the one question that should be easy to answer because it is factual. The recruiter should ask, “How much do you make?” And the candidate can answer with a number. Easy, right?
When we are socializing or networking we don’t talk about money. We are very comfortable asking someone what they do for a living, but we would never say, “Wow, that sounds interesting. …Continue
New York City area employers and staffing agencies posted more than 80,200 new online job ads jobs in May, up 23% over May 2010. Demand has now rebounded from the drop in April and has gained 46% since the beginning of this year.
Hiring Demand for NYC Metro Area — 4 Years:Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on June 24, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments
You have less than half a minute to catch the attention of recruiter going through your resume. I am not exaggerating, that’s how busy the recruiters are and that’s what they (think) can afford on scanning through each of those dozens of resumes on a typical day.
And if you fail to get them interested in you through your resume you just end up missing many good career opportunities. It does not matter how capable, committed and accomplished professional you are.. what matters is how…Continue
Added by Kiran Gali on June 23, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
Most recruiters are still trying to get candidates to switch to bullet points instead of paragraphs, and use one font consistently.
One sector that has gone way beyond bullet points is the media business. Just for the fun of it, take a look at this article…Continue
Manufacturers have increased the number of online job ads steadily in 2011. Despite being nowhere near the industry high in 2007, they are ramping up recruiting in several fields, including Engineering. In May 2011, the manufacturing sector placed more than 13,000 new online job ads for Engineers and broke a 4-year record number of ads by manufacturers for this field.
Hiring Demand for Engineers in the US over the past 4…Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on June 22, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments
There are no such things as active or passive candidates in the recruitment market, there are only good candidates and the rest. OK, I know that at any one time there are people out there who are actively scouring the market for a new job, and many more who are not. But the point is that this is a candidate perspective, not a recruiter one. Where recruiters can go wrong is in looking for sources of new candidates who are not looking for a new role or may be unavailable to their competitors,…Continue
I use this analogy quite often with candidates and the reaction is pretty intense. All of a sudden, they get it. That company won’t return your calls? Listen, they’re just not that into you. Blabbing all over Facebook that you nailed your phone interview and expect an offer any day now? Discretion people… discretion. (Honestly it was a phone interview… you’ve got a ways to go, friend.)
For me, this analogy was born during my agency days after a…Continue
I’ve written a lot about LinkedIn…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on June 20, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments
Ages ago, when I was in Architectural school, modernism ruled the day, and most students embraced the motto “Less Is More” (Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe). This aesthetic of minimalism had a foundational philosophy of simplicity – don’t surround people with too…Continue
The final stage of nailing the interview is the follow up. After doing all the hard work of preparing for the interview, dressing correctly and being able to answer all the questions which the interviewer asks, the final stage is to follow up from the interview.
Find below a list of the best follow up tactics to use to continue to show your enthusiasm for the role.
Follow up with a letter or email thanking the interviewer for their time and re-expressing your…Continue
I answered the following question on LinkedIn today, and thought I’d publish my thoughts on whether a home address is on resumes.
Q: There is a growing concern among employment candidates with putting their home addresses on their resumes. Would you consider a candidate who sent you a resume with only a…Continue
What do you say to a friend who wants your ‘real’ opinion on a matter of some sensitivity? You know, “Do you think I should marry him?” or showing off a new pair of jeans, “Does my butt look big in this?”
It’s a tricky dilemma. You don’t want to rock the boat. You certainly don’t want to hurt your friends’ feelings. But on the other hand, being honest, while painful, is almost certainly in their best interests.
To answer these questions well, it takes courage. It takes…Continue
I’ll say up front that the subject matter of this post is a bit unreal. Great interviewing can’t be boiled down to a list of questions. It’s a combination of helping a candidate feel at ease, listening, observing, talking and, yes, asking the right questions. And what a recruiter or potential employer does (or asks) in any given interview depends,…Continue
Unemployed need not apply..Really…Really!!
You read it right, there are actually companies out there who are putting up signs or including in
their job descriptions that the “unemployed need not apply”.
How pathetic, how disgusting, how wrong. The bad part is because the unemployed are not a
Protective class, there is nothing that can be done about it. Now of course if the company must
You are looking for a job, your resume is posted on several job boards and you have a LinkedIn profile among others as well. It’s chum for recruiter infested waters! So, how do you choose between a good headhunter and a bad headhunter, and what should you know about the internal recruiters at companies you are targeting?
Let’s start with headhunters (they hate this name by the way). Many headhunters out there are bottom feeders that are scouring the internet for resumes that can…Continue
Added by Kirk Baumann on June 16, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
Employers and staffing agencies posted over 121,000 new job ads for Registered Nurses in May, up 46% from May 2010. About 10% of that growth, or 12,700, were ads placed for positions at General and Surgical Hospitals, where annual turnover rates for RNs average 14% according to a recent KPMG survey. Year-over-year growth in hiring demand for hospitals is a strong 36%, but it should be…Continue