April 15th is fast approaching. It's tax season. I think we’re all familiar with deadlines. Some people live by deadlines while others loathe them. As a job seeker or career professional,…
Added by Kirk Baumann on April 7, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments
You are in your car, reading the menu, in the drive-thru lane at McDonald's.
Then a voice appears-May I take you order please?
With confidence and without a hesitation you reply -I’ll have a number 5.
The voice says-proceed to the next window please!
You pay the 5 bucks at the first window and proceed to the next window
And… there it is, in a neat package-the value meal that you just ordered. And that makes you very happy!
It is natural for a job seeker to be nervous in an interview. We are at our most vulnerable when something is at stake personally (getting or not getting the job). A key mistake made by many candidates is saying TOO MUCH when being concise would be better. Candidates are good at starting stories and continuing stories, but not always so good at wrapping up stories and making a point.
A good business story told in an interview is like any good story: It holds the listener’s…Continue
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There are 8,766 hours in a year, and out of those hours the average Recruiting Professional spends about 520 hours commuting, 3,120 working a desk, and, if they are lucky, 2,190 hours sleeping. Add all of these hours up and you have 2,936 to take care of your family, friends and yourself. Is this unusual?…Continue
I have been recruiting for 25+ years and just came across a new issue. If anyone has suggestions, I would really appreciate the help.
I am dealing with the American subsidiary of an Asian company. They are looking to hire a COO. The compensation is about $300k, so it is pretty senior. Now that they have started interviewing candidates, they are telling the candidates that they have a policy of a 90 day trial period. This is, of course, a turn-off to all the people I have…Continue
One of my very favorite songs is called Down Together by the Refreshments. The refrain includes the lyrics, "Cars break down and people break down and other things break down too so let's go...down together".
I had the chance to have dinner with…Continue
Added by Jonathan D. Davis on April 5, 2011 at 10:06pm — No Comments
I recently read this very interesting post (via twitter) about an age old issue that continues to pop its awkward head above the parapet in the world of recruitment. The double submission - when two agencies submit the same candidate to the same job vacancy (and the subsequent squabbling over ownership that inevitably ensues).
"Hey you... Yeah you... the tall, balding guy who's getting a bit tubby around the midriff. Whats the best way to lay out my CV?" I get asked this question a lot by friends and colleagues. Over the years I've seen many designs and layouts from competency to chronologically career based with everything either side and in between thrown in for good…Continue
Added by Ben on April 5, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments
Two years ago a Brazilian lady, aged 28 spent thousands of dollars getting the right visa to come to Australia to work and live. This girl had a bachelor degree in engineering and three years of work experience in her field. She was extremely driven and extremely intelligent and although her English was not 100% fluent it was certainly good enough to get by.
Having arrived in…Continue
It was a year ago when I sat in a conference where I met the legendary Jack Canfield, CEO and Founder of the "Chicken Soup For the Soul" Franchise and Books, and author of many books including "The Success Principles - How you Get From Where You Are to Where You Want To Be". On that day, I shook hands with Mr. Canfield and got to receive an autograph from this giant among men in my copy of his book, which I received for free as a part of this conference, the best part - I was among fellow…Continue
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Tired of going to a conference, having a beer and finding your picture slapped up on Facebook before you can get the bartender's attention for #2?
Amazed when you find yourself in some sort of important discussion only to find half the…Continue
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First impression thoughts and opinions are an unsightly reality of the society we live in. I’m writing this post because I believe it’s relevant for women to remain continually aware of how much they can and cannot control.
I follow a fun blog called …Continue
In the current climate, you can understand that many people are currently unemployed. These people vary from fresh new graduates, to laid off experienced professionals, to potential go getters from school. However, having more potential future employees around doesn’t change the fact that companies still want the best candidates.
In this day and age of the rising influence of social media and online recruitment, it is understandable that these people’s application process of choice is…Continue