Staying fluid to the changing times is as necessary as the air you breathe to support your life. Change is constant. Inclement weather to clear skies, poverty to abundance, fear to certainty, unemployed to employed, in order to remain current you need to embrace change like an old familiar friend. Remaining flexible and being confident that change is imminent whichever way the wind is blowing will help you. Go ahead and bend really, you won’t break.
Your career will take shape when… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on August 27, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Gina and I met while networking on LinkedIn. She is someone who has successfully found multiple jobs this year who was happy to share her experience with us.
Thanks again for volunteering for this. Can you give the folks a quick over-view of your background and the circumstances that led to your unemployment.
My background is Marketing and Administration. I have moved from High Tech Marketing in the Bay Area, to Newspaper Marketing, to… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on August 24, 2009 at 2:30am —
I'm continuing to interview successful job seekers and have just posted my interview with Ross Dreher. Check out what he did to find a job. You might even learn a thing or two.
Thanks again for being a part of this little social job search experience.
First, can you give a brief over view of your background and the circumstances that led to your unemployment?
My background is in IT sales, specifically as a software sales… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on August 21, 2009 at 1:35am —
Hello and good day!
Brian will be lead presenter at http://www.opportunitiesknocking.com/events.shtml?id=2
Do you need a Headhunter?
The program will help you learn how to find a Recruiter that can introduce you to appropriate candidate employers, and give you insight into "The Mind of the Recruiter."
* Why you work with a Headhunter?
* How does the job search typically flow when you use a Headhunter?--start to finish?
* How to locate… Continue
Added by Brian K. Johnston on August 13, 2009 at 12:56pm —
I've started a series where I interview the every day job seeker and have them share what's worked in their job search. Thought you'd find it interesting.
Thank you again for taking the time to share with us what you've done to land your job.
Can you give a brief over view of your background and the circumstances that led to your unemployment?
My background is electrical engineering, my degree is from RWTH Aachen University in Germany. I… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on August 12, 2009 at 1:58am —
If you are looking for a job, now is not the time to let the pressures of your job search keep you down. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had conversations with many, many people that have spent the last 6 months+ on the job hunt. In their minds they have tried every tip or tool known to man:
- Rewrote resumes
- Posted and searched on every job board
- Attended every network meeting (including virtual) in a 60 mile radius
- Sent resumes to countless warm leads and… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on July 31, 2009 at 6:49pm —
Whether your career website welcomes online applications or disseminates information about your firm, it can be an important tool in the art of recruitment communications. In fact, in today's world, your company's presence on the Internet may be critical, enabling round-the-clock communication with potential candidates. From anywhere in the world, at any hour of the day or night, your career website “speaks” to everyone who drops by for a virtual visit.
An effective employment… Continue
Added by Valerie Ellinor on July 13, 2009 at 12:30pm —
That’s not a typo. I’m not talking about writing a job description. I’m talking about you writing a job wanted description. I’m sure you already have a resume, cover letter and business cards to pass out but here’s a thought - why not create a job wanted description that tells the hiring manager or company exactly who you are, what you do well and what you’re looking for. Let’s discuss how this would differ from a resume.
What are you trying to accomplish? Anyone who reads your job… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on July 8, 2009 at 1:13am —
Imagine a world where your complete understanding of interacting with people was turned on its head. A world without Twitter, LinkedIn or FaceBook. This world wouldn’t have online “social media” sites as you know them today and would not allow you to interact using short message bursts or text messages. How would you survive? How would you manage? How would you go about identifying company contacts and leads?
Ok. You can open your eyes now, take a deep breath and exhale. This is not… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on June 26, 2009 at 12:37pm —
Hello and hope your day is fantastic!
As you know I am a 3rd party Search Recruiter (Headhunter)
When I am evaluating if I will take on a search assignment with existing or new client I qualify, qualify, and qualify, some more.
Why you may ask? As a contingent recruiter I WILL NOT work on a search, nor allow emotions to get involved, unless the company provides compelling, "reasons to work the search".
Here is how I create a Job Value Proposition, by… Continue
Added by Brian K. Johnston on June 26, 2009 at 9:30am —
I must be losing my mind. I’ve recently read a comment by a job seeker who is considering botox injections in an attempt to gain a leg up during an interview. I think we can all agree that there are probably companies and work environments that still practice sexism, racism and age discrimination. If you are actively looking for a job, the question you need to ask yourself is, “Do I want to be a part of this type of environment?”
There is a growing market for personal branding and… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on June 15, 2009 at 7:36pm —
When the economy tanks in one sector, the advice you hear from ABC, CNN, Employment Blogs, HR professionals, and even your second-cousin is that you need to target sectors that are growing. That sounds like really smart advice, but like most mainstream pithy wisdom it has it's flaws doesn't it? And I feel like it is our job as talent identification professionals to knock some sense into the growing ranks of "cross-over applicants".
Only Applicants with Experience Need… Continue
Added by Kyle Smith on June 15, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Hello and good day to all (HAPPY FRIDAY)
This recruitng career has taken me from ZERO experience with a degree and a friend from High School referral (If it was not for LISA W., I likely I would not be in this industry), to owning, and operating my own boutique staffing firm. (BLISS!)
I have made over 225+ hires, and been through ALOT of scenarios that have worked out well for me and a "few" not so well. (EX. You hire someone at your client, they don't show up the first… Continue
Added by Brian K. Johnston on June 12, 2009 at 9:52am —
Hello and good day!
From time to time a candidate will ask me qualifying questions (Clients ALWAYS do!) upfront about our client base, how long I have been in the business, etc.
I LOVE it when they do because it provides a platform for me provide "social proof" of my accomplishments, furthermore separates what I do, and have done (Track record), compared to my competition. (Well over 200 hires as 3rd party recruiter)
So... I want to share some qualifying… Continue
Added by Brian K. Johnston on June 5, 2009 at 9:35am —
The D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) cordially invites you to participate in the Base Realignment & Closure (BRAC) Recruitment Fair at the Courtyard Marriott, Navy Yard on Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 10AM to 4PM. The Courtyard Marriott, Navy Yard is located on 140 L Street, SE, Washington, DC and is an excellent venue that provides easy access to potential employers and jobseekers. A military identification card for the “job seeker” is required to enter the… Continue
Added by Debra Fitzwater on June 2, 2009 at 6:34pm —
Hope your day is Extraordinary,
There are several keys components to finest employees across the globe consider when looking at a new career change or shift.
1) Trusted Advisor's: The BEST always retrieve insight from there loved ones, Executives, Colleagues, etc
2) Company/Culture: The BEST are seeking a culture that offers autonomy for unique growth, and a culture that is futuristic!
3) Work/Life Balance: The BEST realize that a happy home makes a happy… Continue
Added by Brian K. Johnston on May 29, 2009 at 10:14am —
Karen Mattonen, Advanced Career Solutions, Inc. has teamed up with Steve Delaney, Alliances Online, Inc., Career and Workforce Management Solutions. Together they have 20 years HVAC&R and over 30 years general Recruiting experience. While Karen is still on sabbatical and developing a recruiting law and ethics portal, Steve is working hard to maintain and develop existing customer relationships & expanding geographically throughout the United States.
Added by Steve Delaney on April 30, 2009 at 9:28pm —
I have been investigating the job motivation area since I see a trend that has evolved since our last major recession in the 2000-2001 time frame. People are looking for jobs, applying for new roles, even leaving positions for uncertain futures during a time when positions are not as plentiful. Why is that? Why is their turnover when people are being laid off by the thousands? Why are the open chairs when unemployment is so high? Motivation and the keys to why people work are becoming of large… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on April 14, 2009 at 10:24pm —
Online branding is becoming one of the critical components of the job search process. I find that as the increasing number of social media outlets come available - the pressure to become involved is rapidly increasing. The rage on Facebook, Twitter, the blogs, etc. There is a tremendous amount of information to digest and for the most the task is daunting.
Released today is a good look at the subject and how to harness the power to have better results. Me 2.0 was released last week… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on April 13, 2009 at 3:46pm —
Imagine if Tarantino had never left that video shop - if Elvis’s parents had bought him a bike instead of a guitar - if Johnny Depp had stayed in school…Careers can define people; all they need is someone to point them in the right direction.
One of the major rewards of working in recruitment is getting the chance to be that someone; making a difference to your candidates - whether by increasing their salary, moving them closer to home, or cutting down their hours so they can spend… Continue
Added by Kevyn Robins on February 3, 2009 at 2:40pm —