A couple weeks ago I started attending a local jobs networking group at a church near my home in Frisco. I am not sure why I felt compelled to show up, but I wanted to go see what it was all about. I have to be honest, I think it was one of the best decisions I could have made for my own career.
It was weird, walking in to a room of people that are under or un-employed when not only do I have a job, I have a job helping other people get jobs. The group didn't make me feel…Continue
The exclamation mark is known informally as a bang or a shriek. It’s frequently used in fiction and then mostly to express strong feeling in spoken dialogue.
There are broadly 3 types of people who use exclamations marks when writing:
Clients don’t want their recruitment agencies to be any of these things – which makes the fact that some consistently use exclamation marks in their job…Continue
Lemmings. Junior HR twerps. Gatekeepers. Obstacles. Just plain “in-the-way-of-the-real-work-the-grown-ups-are-doing”.
Now before anyone starts setting the comment section on fire, please note that I am myself a corporate recruiter. I don’t think I fall into ANY of those categories, nor do any of my excellent co-workers. In fact, I work internally for one of the very few companies I would ever consider going in house for. Many of these issues don’t apply to me, but some…Continue
Following on from last weeks post, "Send us your resume and we will send you a cow!", there was some concern expressed in some of the comments as to how to manage the volume of response and disapointed candidates. Earlier this year I was involved in supporting a…Continue
So you have been looking for a new gig for a while and finally you find one that is worth checking out. You get on LinkedIn and see if you know anyone in your network working there now or even in the past. You find out the company is indeed a place you could see yourself in the future and continue to take the next steps. You ask your colleague to make an introduction for you with the hiring…Continue
Rule number 1: Research:
Congratulations! You have been invited for the interview. Now what do you do?
The first step is beginning to research the company. Once you have done this you will be ready to prep for the interview questions, learn how to improve your interviewing skills and begin to think about what you’re going to wear to the interview.
In order to succeed in the interview you need…Continue
I’ve recently talked about building your Talent Network and the value that it can provide as a inexpensive recruiting channel that can produce results for your recruiting marketing organization. In this blog post, I would like to talk about a similar inexpensive…Continue
Let me throw all the crap against the wall and lets just see what sticks!! It seems to me that the older I get; the more I hear about the people who have forgotten about why they got in “The Game” and settle instead into complacency and give up on the successes they had plans for or the dreams they once held near and dear. This is not…Continue
The first two blogposts in our ‘career website series’ focused on the seven basic components of a great career site, and how Google Analytics can help you widen your traffic funnel. In our final post of the series, we will look at how you can optimize your site performance even further by analyzing how individual visitors interact with your site.
In 1984, Sarah Connor narrowly escaped being terminated by a cyborg assassin from the future.
Are we in for another cyborg attack?
The job board giants, their niche job board counterparts, the usual social media suspects, new platforms like…Continue
Hiring Demand for HR Professionals with Social Media…Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on August 24, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments
I talk with a good number of recruiting organizations about their recruiting goals and on several occasions I’ve asked the question “what are your main goals for a recruiting campaign?”. The answer is almost always straightforward: “to make a quality hire.”
You can’t argue with that. If getting quality people into your organization is not a priority, then you have more problems in your organization than just recruiting. But when you are looking at the main…Continue
There’s been lots of talk recently that either rubbishes social games or proposes building a new one for recruiting purposes. Most recently Marriot have released a much applauded game to fit their employer brand. It's been applauded by many, while others have commented "play games, get kids!” untill recently, i would have sat in the neigh sayers, but the number of…Continue
In a recent article written by John Roach for msnbc.com entitled “The revolution at work is here”, the suggestion is made that the promise of the…Continue
In this current job climate it is important for candidates to stand out from the crowd. However what is less clear is where to draw the line in terms of trying to attract attention and making a positive impression. A recent piece of market research conducted by bta examined where some candidates and companies think the grey areas are when it comes to going that extra mile.
We conducted interviews with two separate focus groups, one with hiring managers and directors and the…Continue
Added by Robert on August 22, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments
Have you seen the film A Bugs Life? If you have you’ll remember the scene where the two bugs are flying perilously close to one of those blue light thingys that emit a fatal electric shock if an insect flies into it:
“Don’t go into the light!”
“I can’t help it. Its beautiful”
Linkedin cheats etc
LinkedIn has become huge, and using it for sourcing has become even bigger. But of course sourcing within LinkedIn has limitations. Below are some tips, tricks, cheats that may help. Most are nothing more than utilizing the things you learned in my previous postings. But here they are more specialized.
So domain and site searches in search engines
Added by Dean Da Costa on August 20, 2011 at 1:42am — No Comments
Unstoppable - its a mojo. It's a lifestyle. It's a commitment.
Everywhere I go, I keep hearing of folks who are wallowing in the mire of an economic malaise that gets their hopes up, and hits their resolve. There is an incredible song by the Rascal Flatts which highlights why being Unstoppable is so key. I have posted it as an update to my LinkedIn Profile....please view:
Added by Mike Rasmussen on August 19, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments