Different people are born to do different things. Some have an aptitude for selling, some for communication, and yet others for administering medication. Then there are some, who are born curious. Curious about how things work. Those children you see who aren’t just satisfied with owning and playing with a remote controlled car – they open it up, take it apart, and try to put it back together. It’s those kids that grow up to be more technologically inclined than the rest. A lot of people… Continue
Added by Simon Hopes on August 2, 2014 at 2:47am —
No one really checks the Internet for my past stuff
But that was five years ago – I’m a different person now…
Added by Steve Levy on June 3, 2014 at 7:30pm —
It’s been a while since I’ve actually had some time to sit down and put some thoughts on paper. Now that I had a chance to think about it, hiring expectations seemed like a common problem recruiting… Continue
Added by Paul Alfred on September 29, 2013 at 9:12am —
How do you prepare for an interview? Are you a meticulous and thorough researcher or a candidate that improvises on the spot? Recent research from Randstad reveals the secret to successful interview prep, outlining that in such a competitive job… Continue
Added by Laura Purt on March 8, 2013 at 6:00am —
I look at a lot of jobs/careers pages.
So you can imagine my surprise when I was perusing the “Jobs” pages of the Forbes Magazine Most Innovative Companies In The World — and found that many of them are sub-standard.
In particular, some of these innovative companies have jobs pages that remind me of the experience I have when I visit the Department of Motor Vehicles…
Added by Jason Webster on February 13, 2013 at 12:39am —
I was catching up on email while standing in line at Peet’s in Oakland yesterday morning when the headline for a job description caught my attention:
“Head of Global Recruiting for Facebook”
Wow, we here @Ongig study job ads a bunch — I wondered what… Continue
Added by Jason Webster on January 14, 2013 at 3:00pm —
It was 1997 and I was working at a staffing agency. We were celebrating the year end and we were headed to the dog tracks in Selma, Texas on a chartered bus. There was alcohol, and everybody was getting loud and crazy. We had had a long year and two recruiters had just been promoted to account managers. … Continue
Added by Will Thomson on January 13, 2013 at 8:00pm —
Are you in the right job for your talents? Do you
look forward to going to work each day....or do you
My grandfather, who was a very wise man, gave me great advice many years ago. He said that "life is too short to be miserable at your job. If you're that unhappy, it's time to go and do something else."
Of course, there are always circumstances that… Continue
Added by pam claughton on December 9, 2012 at 2:13pm —
The traditional recruiting approach is to hire a third party recruiting firm or individual recruiter who writes boring job descriptions, throws “hail mary” listings on job boards and works their network.
There is nothing wrong with this, but if you want younger, tech-savvy employees, I believe you need to go to Facebook: home of 1 billion people!
Here are 5 companies that are leveraging their Social Recruiting efforts by doing a good job with their Facebook Careers pages. All… Continue
Added by Jason Webster on November 20, 2012 at 10:00am —
As the Recruiter’s Career Coach, I sometimes think that I have seen it all. Then I get that next phone call from a Recruiter scrambling to find a new position. As Recruitment Professionals we are the experts on everyone else’s career, but what happens to our own?
Here are just a few… Continue
Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on May 29, 2012 at 10:14am —
The America Hires Virtual Job Fair will take place Thursday, March 1, 2012 until Saturday, March 31, 2012. Continue
Participation is easy from any computer with internet access. This is an interactive event, there’s no…
Added by Carlos Gil on January 16, 2012 at 11:30pm —
Say good-bye to traditional job fairs and say hello to America Hires 360.
The America Hires Virtual Job Fair will run from October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 athttp://www.americahires360.com
The event will run online for 13 consecutive weeks and aims to connect job candidates with hiring companies…
Added by Carlos Gil on August 13, 2011 at 6:46pm —
As a recruitment consultant at Datum Recruitment Services, focussed on building careers in Africa, one of the most common complaints by our clients relates to their inability to attract the right candidates and fill their job openings in Africa.
Unfortunately, many companies have not realised that there is a severe skills shortage globally, especially in senior and executive level positions. Many companies believe that if they advertise any vacancy, candidates will come rushing in to… Continue
Added by NIKUNJ SHAH on July 25, 2011 at 11:11pm —
No one can deny the unstoppable force that is social media has made us all more aware of each other’s lives. Facebook, LinkedIn and other sites empower us with a level of communication that none of us knew just 10 years ago.
But just like the Amazing Spider-Man, we must exercise great responsibility with that power. As I mentioned in a prior post, social media is increasingly having adverse effects at work.
Think you’ve got your confidentiality under… Continue
Added by Dan Ogden on June 19, 2011 at 10:00am —
Mom always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
Mom, of course, pre-dates the internet. Had she been aware of the impact of social media, she might have added “ESPECIALLY on Facebook!”
By now, we all know that social media can both be a powerful tool and an unintentional (and often self-directed) weapon. You’ve probably already seen the post about the woman who got fired for complaining about her boss … Continue
Added by Dan Ogden on June 16, 2011 at 10:00am —
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we'll be talking about company culture, Talent communities, Career Sites, the changing labor market and building stronger Twitter connections.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 13, 2011 at 11:22am —
Recruitment is a fantastic industry to be in! In general recruiters love dealing with a variety of people, juggling different needs from different candidate and different employers and matching candidates with employers (both from a job description perspective and also from a personality/environment perspective).
Many recruiters started as professionals in another field, whilst just as many came out of Uni with an HR or similar degree and decided helping people find their… Continue
Added by Stephanie Bressan on March 7, 2011 at 10:30pm —
One common thread across all levels of clients has been their internal road blocks to recognizing their accomplishments. They are so used to living and working day in day out that their record keeping of accomplishments fades into oblivion. Although, there are still the handful that have enough ego for the rest of us, those aren’t the people this blog is meant for – not to mention I am sure many of us wouldn’t mind if there were some choking happening there (wink wink).
Added by Lisa Switzer on February 3, 2011 at 3:53pm —
You’ve heard your colleagues talk about LinkedIn. You’ve heard that it is indispensable to your professional career to be on LinkedIn. So you gave it a shot, signed up, put your profile up and connected with some people you know. Continue
Now you’re sitting back and asking yourself - “Is that all there is to this? I don’t understand. There must be more.”
Added by Samuel Dergel - CFO2Grow on January 11, 2011 at 5:35pm —
It’s well known is that the careers recruitment industry in Australia is booming. It’s an industry alive with activity as at no other time in previous generations. Today, you rarely hear about anyone who receives the fabled gold watch as a token of thanks for 50 years devotion to a company. We change jobs with higher… Continue
Added by Stephanie Bressan on August 24, 2010 at 12:10pm —