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…
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…Continue
I thought this was a great show - but the animals who listened in didn't agree.
No commercial version: PLAY - Alex Levit - Blind Spots
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…Continue
Added by Valentino Martinez on October 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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:
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…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on October 6, 2011 at 6:39pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
...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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
“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,…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on October 4, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ben on October 4, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by Kirk Baumann on October 4, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
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…Continue