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Resigning My Position As Career Coach of the Universe

You win, universe. I quit. I hereby resign as career coach helping the wayward un/under-employed. You know I feel a responsibility – a moral obligation, even – to help job seekers. I don’t mean candidates for my company – I mean job seekers who can do no more for me than say thank you. I just think it’s the right thing to do – to offer help and career guidance when and where I can. I've reviewed hundreds of resumes, mock interviewed candidates, edited LinkedIn profiles, made intros…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on April 2, 2013 at 9:08am — 16 Comments

People don’t leave companies. They leave leaders!

I have employed thousands of people over the years. And every time one resigned, a little part of me died. (OK, I lie. I have actually danced a celebratory jig around my desk on the odd occasion, but that’s another blog!)

Mostly, my natural reaction has always been a human one I suppose. “What possible reason would they have to do that?” or “What’s wrong with them?” or even, “She must be leaving for money. The fool!”

But I grew wiser as the years rolled by.

Mostly,…

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Added by Greg Savage on April 2, 2013 at 7:13pm — No Comments

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I have always been a fan of music.  I love all kinds.  I appreciate artists and their uniqueness.  I guess I have always been that way.  I can listen to Waylon Jennings "Ramblin' Man" one minute, "Kashmir" by Led Zepplin another, and then find myself dialed into XM Radio listening to The Highway all day…

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Added by Will Thomson on April 2, 2013 at 11:00pm — 13 Comments

Frustration...

So in the course of any one day I get a stack of emails from people that seemingly have no idea how/why to apply for a role in the creative industry.

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Normally it’s cool, I’m polite and reply with a, “thanks but no thanks…” sort of thing, trying to offer a piece of advice where and when I can. But occasionally, towards the end of a long day, I don’t. And I write something like this:

“Dear *****…

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Added by Darren Scotland on March 26, 2013 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week: Good Friday Edition

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about the 2013 HR thoughts, re-visioning recruiting, text messaging, effective recruiters and employee brand advocates.

As he typically gets it out before me, here is…

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Added by Chris Brablc on March 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Special Delivery: Who Ordered the Spam?

I was silently hoping that someone had finally sprayed enough insecticide on the pests that continue to propagate terrible job search advice. Alas, plenty of evidence of their insidious and obnoxious existence still emerges regularly.

There are a number of sources in my local area that sponsor workshops, seminars and other events directed at job seekers. From what I can tell, the vast majority of the sponsors and presenters have literally zero relevant background to justify providing…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 27, 2012 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Forget the candidate experience, think recruiter experience

evidence of a great recruiter experience
Forget the candidate experience

We…

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Added by HRNasty on March 28, 2013 at 12:30am — 14 Comments

“You Don’t Speak For Me” – A College Student’s Thoughts on Donglegate

My kid is home from college for spring break. It’s been an awesome week - when she’s not sleeping she’s actually hanging out with me. Inevitably the conversation turns to work stuff – recruiting for me, school work for her, and what the future holds now that’s she’s a grown up (sort of). I asked her what she thought of Donglegate. Ok, maybe not the best intro, she looked both confused and disturbed until I explained. For those that missed it, two guys at a tech conference made a bad joke and…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on March 28, 2013 at 12:15am — 18 Comments

10 Ways a Good Recruiter Adds Value

After discovering that the current conditions of the SAP, Oracle and IT recruitment markets are very promising, I felt it was necessary to talk about how you can go about finding the increasing number of opportunities. One way, is through a recruitment consultant. But what is it that makes a good recruiter? And why would you choose to be represented by one?

There has long been…

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Added by Dominic (Whitehall Resources) on March 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Nurse, an Engineer, an Insurance Salesman, a Police Officer, and a Recruiter

What gets you up out of bed every morning? What makes today different than yesterday? What drives you to succeed in life? What are you looking for out of life?



You could take these series of questions and answer them in a number of different ways. Your answer could be based upon your career, your family, or they could be taken into talking about your spiritual beliefs.



For the purpose of this blog, lets talk about your career. Specifically, lets talk about recruiting.…

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Added by Will Thomson on March 25, 2013 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

IT and Motorcycles

Both are very loud - literally and figuratively. They can be driven by inspiration, ego or yearn for recognition. The mechanics of both may be complicated and only those dedicated to the early struggle, can appreciate the current boldness and the excitement of what the future may bring to the table.

I’ve never owned a Harley, but none of us can say the same for technology. I am a baby boomer and grew up on the cusp of the technology era when Programmers and Developers suffered the…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on March 25, 2013 at 9:35am — 2 Comments

How a Comments/Chat Section Makes Your "Recruiting SEO" Explode

Ongig believes that one day all job pages will have live interactivity such as a comments/chat feature.

First off, it’s a great experience for the candidate — they get their questions answered (questions that often aren’t answered in a standard job posting).

But it’s great for internal recruiters too — especially for search engine optimization (SEO). Hundreds of candidates Google you and your team and jobs and the more content/text there is on your…

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Added by Jason Webster on March 26, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

I hate resume templates … and here’s why!

Do a simple search in Google for “Resume Templates” and you will soon find that there are literally thousands of templates that you can copy and use. There are even many companies that sell these exact…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on March 22, 2013 at 2:51am — No Comments

‘Every day you hire someone, it could be your next CEO !’

Talent means the skill that is within someone quite naturally – to do something that is hard. At the same time, someone who has the ‘talent’ is able to do something without trying hard. It is an ability that someone is born with. It is a high degree of ability or of aptitude. Someone who has talent is referred to as talented: For eg., Sachin Tendulkar has a talent for playing cricket. In such cases, we say that he or she is ‘born with a talent’.

Talent acquisition is…

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Added by Raman Ramamurthy on March 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Will Thomson, Ex-Agency Corporate Recruiter

The Animal Aftershow slaughtered me today.

Here's what Jerry wrote when he posted the scores:

"Unfortunately the…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on March 20, 2013 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Hiring a Monkey Recruiter

On Wednesday, March 21st I did it.  I went on The Recruiting Animal Show.  If you listened to it, then you know both Animal and I had some pretty rough reviews and our scores had us both failing. Let me say this, listening back to it, I thought it was better than the reviews.  But hey- it is what it is.…

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Added by Will Thomson on March 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — 35 Comments

Did you know that job seekers use mobile devices?

MobileInAction caught up with Jim Stroud who helped created two episodes. In "Jobseekers use Mobile!" @JimStroud shares some great stats while having fun.





Jim share data from Simply Hired Mobile…

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Added by Jim Stroud on March 22, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Will Work For Klout

This picture of me was snapped recently at a local mall and it’s for realz!  Can you believe it? Me, Leslie Mason, reduced to soliciting social media scores on the street corner. Am I the only person who measures their social success by their Klout score and what in the world is going…

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Added by Leslie Mason on March 15, 2013 at 7:50pm — 3 Comments

Does Time of Day Affect Your Job Interview Success?

Job interviews are already stressful enough as it is. Now we're hearing that the time of day you take your interview can affect your chances of being accepted for the next step! In fact, there are even studies that say the day of the week matters.



Whatever is a jobseeker to do? Let's dissect these new findings and then figure out some super stealth ways to ensure your interview goes well, no matter WHEN it is.

Afternoon Interviews Are At a Disadvantage

According to a…

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Added by Angela Yu on March 22, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

3 Mistakes Recruiters Make on Twitter

You may not think of Twitter as an effective HR tool capable of streamlining the recruitment and hiring process, but we’ve already seen the emerging trend of social recruiting popping up in unexpected places. With Twitter, recruiters and HR professionals are finding it easier than ever to raise awareness about job…

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Added by Daniel Pratt on March 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

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