have you ever looked in the mirror and been surprised at what looked back at you? Happened to me this evening, and I"m not even sure why.
I looked in the mirror and was surprised that I wasn't the young 18 year old, full of verve and confidence looking back at me. It was a fatter, hairier, older variety. It was weird. Strangely unexpected.
What happened to that 18 year old? (I do sometimes joke that I ate him) The good news is, nothing.. just got older.
Added by Dan Nuroo on February 21, 2010 at 7:41am —
The old cliché says you can't judge a book by its cover and like every cliché, it has more than a kernel of truth to it. And just like every cliché, we do it anyway. We judge people by their looks, resumes by their format or lack thereof and I'm told, women even judge men by their shoes although since I'm in Southern California it's hard to tell since a lot of people don't really wear shoes.
So it's enough to say that we shouldn't judge by appearance alone. Okay, that's enough then.… Continue
Added by James Seetoo on February 22, 2010 at 2:00pm —
With a recovering market there must be a lot of “great candidates” on the market – right? I believe that due to some unfortunate circumstances there are some “great” people out there looking. So when you post your jobs on Hcareers or any other job board why aren’t they applying?
I am fond of saying that the great thing about the internet is that it makes it easy to apply for any job you like and the bad thing about the internet is that it makes it easy for you to apply for any job… Continue
Added by Corey Harlock on February 24, 2010 at 9:00am —
A while back, we created this Venn Diagram to remind us of how Twitter relationships work:…
Added by Carmen Hudson on February 23, 2010 at 1:49pm —
A Google search for “Quickly Growing Twitter Followers
” is filled with pages of paid/unpaid strategies designed to increase your numbers. Some of these strategies rely on using computer software and programs (keyword based) to automate your account to follow users who automatically reciprocate.… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on February 23, 2010 at 9:33am —
You may get reminded every day, as I am, that you are not twenty anymore. Especially now that both my guys are in their twenties. It's hard to take when things that you thought were so cool just aren't now. As a field HR is no worse than say, law, or accounting, when it comes to not keeping up, but that's like saying big hair is no less cool than spandex.
Take compensation, for example. Most small businesses have adopted religiously the concepts of salary grids, annual salary… Continue
Added by Kim Bechtel on February 23, 2010 at 1:27pm —
So last week saw The Recruitment Unconference
AKA TRU London 2 come to town on Thursday and Friday. This was an event dedicated to Social Resourcing and other related topics and brought like-minded people together, many of whom have only ever connected online.…
Added by Michelle Fischer on February 23, 2010 at 10:26am —
Scene: Me sitting in an interview. In walks my interviewer who slightly resembles Steve Guttenberg from Police Academy – except my guy has a lazy eye. And the questions begin:
1: Do I sing in the Shower?…
Added by Kelly Moeller on February 22, 2010 at 11:00am —
What is heard often from recruiters over a drink at happy hour in Anytown, USA is the lack of qualified candidates in the marketplace. Let the increasing population, demise of entire industries, the worst recession and employment landscape in our lifetime and the invent of easier and more efficient ways to source qualified candidates, some of these recruiters may find a solution by simply making a few more phone calls. Aside from those, I subscribe that we are not and have never been in a… Continue
Added by Christopher L. Poreda on February 22, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I've been thinking a lot about this. What would happen if an A-list celebrity's manager was hired to run a corporate recruitment function? Take a few minutes to think about this, then keep scrolling down ...
I surmise employer branding would be high on the new manager's agenda. They would try and communicate the company's unique brand (think: Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, or George Clooney). They would want their… Continue
Added by Paul Jacobs on February 21, 2010 at 9:13pm —
My husband has a saying that he hears often at his company, “Let’s not try to boil the ocean!” We often try, and fail, to do too much. We often try, while attempting to reach our goals, to focus on doing everything right. In reality, that is just not possible or wise. Focusing on two or three things and doing them extraordinarily well is often the best way to solve any problem.
We just had our annual super bowl party at our house. As I was listening to all my friends I heard a common… Continue
Added by Chernee Vitello on February 22, 2010 at 1:03pm —
Lists. Do we really need them? Do we need somebody else to tell us who’s the best in the business? Why would we need something like that. Aren’t we intelligent people; can’t we… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on February 21, 2010 at 11:18pm —
First of all, what on earth is a Twestival?
A Twestival is a charity event organised by the Twitter community.
Twestival began back in September 2008 with one event in London to raise money for a homeless charity. I was lucky enough to be there and it was a great night. It was the first time I had met anyone I followed on Twitter in real life.
Less than six…
Added by Katharine Robinson on February 22, 2010 at 7:30am —
Today's NY Times reports on something I saw first-hand in Shanghai and Beijing: the Year of the Tiger got off to an early start and the Central Bank is trying to cool things down
What's bad news for the central bank is good news for the jobs market, at least from the candidate's perspective. From my perspective, this is good news about the recovery to come in the U.S. market,… Continue
Added by David Kippen on February 13, 2010 at 4:36pm —
I spoke recently at UCSD on a recruiter panel for engineers and last week I attended a career fair at SDSU. A few weeks ago I was at BYU. So I've spoken with students recently and many of them want internships this coming summer. Following are some ideas that may help:
Have a crisp, clean resume that shows what you're studying, when you plan to… Continue
Added by Simon Meth on February 21, 2010 at 5:00pm —
It's what we look for in a recruiter. Someone who is going to help in the job hunt, coach on how to get through the interview process, and provide all the…
Added by Laura Vezer on February 17, 2010 at 7:17pm —
After a long conversation with an established Account Executive this morning, my brain started thinking in overdrive. Why on earth would a successful sales executive want to leave a position with a top tier company when she has met quota quarter after quarter, year after… Continue
Added by Sharon Alderson on February 19, 2010 at 12:19am —
This morning at 10am, Tiger Woods
will hold a press conference from that beautiful course that is TPC Sawgrass
. (have I mentioned I'm a huge golf fan?) I frequent his official website from time to time and while… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on February 19, 2010 at 9:14am —
You own a small business or you help manage one. You feel responsible for the lives of the people who work for you and you think the market is going to pick up at some point in the next year. Maybe an “extra” sales person would help your business grow. Maybe you have the right sales people, but they are starting to get busy… Continue
Added by Travis Furlow on February 18, 2010 at 9:29am —
I’ve been reviewing my posts the past few weeks, and I realized they’ve revolved around my blogtalkradio show,… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on February 16, 2010 at 1:01am —