This was the sign that greeted me on July 1st, 2010, as I reached one the crown jewels of my vacation. I was headed to a family reunion, that would propel me through Yosemite, and onward to Lake Tahoe. It was in Yosemite I had a chance to remember when as a young man, of 10, that visit that had changed my life. I had at that time had the privilege of a Memorial Day weekend trip with my family. On this day, I was on a journey to greet my wife…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 14, 2010 at 5:11am — No Comments
In the current economic state that our country (and others around the world) is facing with the recession, the unemployment rate is sky-high despite the efforts of many. What we’re beginning to see is the light at the end of the tunnel, with companies starting to hire again, actively recruiting in their communities.…Continue
If you follow my Twitter stream, you no doubt noticed I spent last week at #truManchester. It was a great experience – I listened to many recruiters and HR pros talk about how they use social media in their recruiting (or hope to), and what they think about job boards. (I also learned that the British have switches on their power outlets, are extremely hospitable, and don’t open their pubs until noon).
A few observations:
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 14, 2010 at 9:25am — No Comments
The job market has been brutal for a while now. Unfortunately, layoffs, downsizings and closings have all been a major part of today’s society. The unemployed have taken jobs they are over qualified for just to make ends meet. It’s been a trying couple of years. We’ve all been affected in one way or another.
Not surprisingly, recent studies show, the employed are…Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on September 9, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments
Recently I was asked "What do you think are the key factors that the recruitment industry competes on?"
You have to think about what you are competing for. Are agencies and…Continue
How many of us think we plan for success. I want you all to try to do something for the next 5 days. I assure you it will help you be more productive and make more money.....
At 430 PM eveyday. Take 20 minuets and write down 25 people or client you need to call the next day. And call them,. Do this every day and tell me how you did at the end of 5 days.
This weekend in the Globe and Mail on the front of the business section was a small article about the stubborn U.S. jobless rate. If you noticed the article, you would have viewed it as an indicator of the first signs that we are moving out of the “Information Age” and into the “Knowledge Economy”. This could be causing that ever talked about talent shortage we as recruiters have been preaching about for years. Raghuram Rajan (a professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School…Continue
I'm planning to be at RecruitFest in Boston on the day before it opens (I'm taking Amtrak up from NJ). So, Wednesday night (perhaps at a wine bar) and, again Thursday during the day I'll be looking for a lively discussion on the pros and cons of the Candidate Experience. I might bring a poster like the one above. Then again, maybe not.…
A few days ago, I told my husband the story of my brother and his unique approach to interviewing and finding a job. With perseverance, creativity, preparation and bit of luck, he landed the opportunity of a lifetime!
Like so many other people adversely affected by the staggering economy, he was laid off several months ago resulting from a reduction in force. Adding insult to injury, the layoff occurred two weeks before Christmas, and the family’s holiday cheer evaporated…Continue
In our next installment of Movie Quote Monday ( I know it is Tuesday) we pull our inspiration from another movie cult classic - Princess Bride.
You’ve done the resume, connected through some networking, submitted the application, made it through the phone screening, through the security scan and are finally in the interview!…
I keep everything online from my music to my bills and everything in between. I have practically my life online. Including my resume. I recently asked a candidate if they had a link to their online resume…allI got was silence. No stuttering, no excuses –just silence. My guess is they didn’t know there could be such a…Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on September 3, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments
My presentation from the recent Talent Net Live Social Media Recruiting Conference is attached (btw, the conference was incredible and standing-room only). Big thanks to Fishdogs for pulling off the best conference I've been too in a long…Continue
Last week I was honoured to present a keynote address to the RCSA National Conference in Hobart.