Last week I received a message from a candidate I placed in 2003 about where she might send a friend who was job searching. Her email indicated that her career had advanced significantly since we last met and she is someone that I might market my services to. We had a nice time catching up when I called her. I softened my questions about her own hiring needs by getting reacquainted. I… Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on June 4, 2014 at 1:13pm —
A State of the American Workforce Study revealed that 70% of US workers don’t like their job. Few people will take a job that they know isn’t a match for them, so how is it that the percentage of unhappy workers is so high? While there are about 498 answers to that question, bad job ads are in part to blame.
The following are either what we call “no-duh” phrases, or highly overused… Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 19, 2014 at 3:00pm —
Recruiters can quickly get sucked into their own world, meaning that filling the position is all they see at the end of the tunnel. And that's a great Key Performance Indicator, after all, recruiters depend on getting "butts in seats".
Whether you're corporate or agency, the mark of a good recruiter is finding the right person for the job. In fact,…
Added by Raj Sheth on August 14, 2013 at 12:56pm —
The hottest commodity around -time. You can't save it or get it back and it most certainly doesn't grow. Staying organized and saving time is always going to produce better work. Time savers don’t have to be about cutting corners, they are about getting better at your job. Some time saving practices… Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on August 6, 2013 at 12:00pm —
As I thought about topics related to work for this week’s blog, my dad kept coming to mind. Maybe it is because Father’s Day is Sunday, but with every thought, I could almost hear his voice and the bits of advice he has given me over the years.… Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on June 14, 2013 at 2:25pm —
Not a week goes by that I don't hear someone complaining about their displeasure with an application process. Common complaints revolve around submitting a resume to a "black hole". They never receive a response. They spent an hour on the complicated online tool for submitting an application… Continue
Added by Amy McDonald on May 16, 2013 at 10:33am —
Little words that can change the way we communicate!!!
There have been numerous books written on the subject of communication. One of the best is "Conscious Business" by Fred Kofman. I am reading this book now, but have read numerous others on the subject. The one thing that sticks in my mind… Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 24, 2012 at 12:35am —
If that got your attention, good. I don’t know any other way to say it; I hate it when people talk too much. This is a personal issue of mine, a lack of tolerance, perhaps; but mind-numbing talking can affect one’s job search and performance/acceptance at work.
Networking events: When you’re at… Continue
Added by Bob McIntosh on April 4, 2012 at 12:20pm —
From today's RBC Daily:
"Change just one word and you can sometimes change your entire approach for the better." This is a great quote from Jeff Harden's new article on Inc. entitled The 5 Most… Continue
Added by Tim Spagnola on March 13, 2012 at 10:22am —
“I’d be ashamed to be human Continue
Afraid to say
My time has seen it’s day
’cause’ I’m living in a time of inconvenience
living in a time of inconvenience living in a time of inconvenience
It’s an inconvenient time
This is the time of greed and power
Where everyone needs to have someone to shove around
Our children come to us for answers
Listening for freedom but…
Added by Mark A. Leon on May 7, 2011 at 7:02pm —
Having just returned from visiting family and friends in South-western Ontario, I was once again reminded of the frustrations talent faces when organizational “process” road-blocks potential.
Before I begin, I have a confession to make - my name is Lisa and I was once a process-obsessed HR Professional. I was many talents’ worst nightmare, the ironclad gate-keeper with minimal awareness and direct impact on the bigger picture within my organization. The most unfortunate… Continue
Added by Lisa Switzer on April 4, 2011 at 2:00pm —
Little words that can change the way we communicate!!!…
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 16, 2010 at 1:28pm —
To make you more employable in 2010, #7 good ‘Communication Skills’ is vital trait to master.
Effective communication is the lifeline of an organisation. Employers want to discern if you have the ability to organise your thoughts and ideas effectively to achieve business goals. Good communication not only enhances any organisations productivity, but also improves the overall working environment.
We at SMStheJob know that good communication… Continue
Added by Stephanie Bressan on April 5, 2010 at 10:54am —
“I nearly bought one of their products a few weeks ago. I’m glad I didn’t. Won’t be considering buying one again”
So said a candidate to me last week about a company whose brand extends into the High Street. Did he have a bad experience? Bad customer service? Was he let down by faulty workmanship?
He was a rejected candidate
...he’d applied for a senior role, had 5 interviews including meeting most of the operating Board, giving a… Continue
Added by Mervyn Dinnen on March 24, 2010 at 7:23pm —
With Thanksgiving here, I decided to get festive in my interview analogies by introducing the Turducken
as a model for job seekers to consider the next time they sit down for an interview. For those you who have never heard of the Turducken, it is a partially deboned Turkey that is stuffed with a deboned duck that itself has been stuffed with deboned chicken. But that's not it. There's more stuff inside. The minds… Continue
Added by Pedro S. Silva II on November 25, 2009 at 4:46pm —