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The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

We have all had one, in most cases several. For me the ultimate overly cocky candidate was the one who basically told me, I would hire him, I would pay him this much, he would start when he wanted, he would get…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on December 28, 2012 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Who should you follow!! Updated

Who should you follow!! Updated

 

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 3 The Job of finding a Job!!

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 3 The Job of finding a Job!!

 

So given the unemployment rate went up a week or so ago, I thought I would repost a 3 part series I did about a year ago on resumes, finding a job and more. So here we go.

 

Part 2

 

The Job of finding a Job!!

 

That is right finding a job is a job, if you cannot commit a minimum of 3-4 hours a day looking, than you will…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 19, 2011 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 2 The secret to having a resume that is searchable and Optimized!!!

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 2 The Job of finding a Job!!

 

So given the unemployment rate went up a week or so ago, I thought I would repost a 3 part series I did about a year ago on resumes, finding a job and more. So here we go.

 

Part 2

 

The secret to having a resume that is searchable and Optimized!!!

As you all know when you apply to a job, your resume goes into a huge…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Companies Recruiting College Grads May Need to Increase Their Budgets

I was recently talking with a friend of mine whose son is starting his sophomore year in college and just changed his major to Petroleum Engineering.  When she asked her son why he chose that major he informed her that is has the highest starting salary potential of any job for college graduates.  He obviously did his research as you will see… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on September 1, 2011 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!!

So given the unemployment rate went up a week or so ago, I thought I would repost a 3 part series I did about a year ago on resumes, finding a job and more. So here we go.

 

Part 1

 

Your Resume the Key to new Opportunities!! 

Your resume, think of it as the key to opening doors to new possibilities and opportunities.  So given it is the key, you should probably learn how to write a great resume. First there are 3 main styles of…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Linkedin cheats etc

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

 

site:linkedin.com add…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 20, 2011 at 1:42am — No Comments

Sourcing and searching the variables.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sourcing and searching the variables.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

As some of you read in my post on research, using that research to improve your

search strings and sourcing is very important. You will lock yourself into a very small pool of candidates if you do not use the variables.

 

variables = changeable-for purposes of sourcing it means another word or set of words that will garner the same type of candidates ex “HP…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 12, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Most staffing professionals, hiring managers, and others who do interviews seem to be under a misunderstanding as it relates to interviewing. They feel that they are doing the interviewing and that is all. They do not realize that the candidate is interviewing us as well.

 

When you are interviewing a candidate the candidate is taking mental notes of everything said,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on August 3, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Reporting, and matrices a hidden land mine!!

Reporting, and matrices a hidden land mine!!

 

I have done several postings on reporting and on matrices. In all of them I stress the importance of not using the stats alone to make decisions. The reason for that is because stats alone do not tell you the whole story. It is imperative you understand the WHY’s behind the numbers. If not you will fall into the hidden land mind that these reports and matrices create. You will make choices based on half…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Shakespeare Returns to HR

 Today is another addition to those “literary posts” that I have already shared with you. This day is a day we take some additional advice from the greatest playwright of our time and apply it to the business world and your recruiting department, because what Shakespeare taught us about love and war, he can also teach us about business. These lessons are most applicable to your Internal Recruiting Staff.  Today’s topic: Othello.

If you are unfamiliar with the…

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Added by Tim Giehll on April 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Minimum Wage – The Good, Bad and Ugly

As of January 1, the minimum wage went up in these states: Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.

We’re not talking about a large amount, either for the wage or the increase. In Ohio, for example, the minimum wage went up from $7.30/hour to $7.40, and in Arizona it went from $7.25/hour to $7.35/hour. The federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour, and states are free to have a higher minimum wage. …

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Added by Tim Giehll on March 11, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Liberal Arts CEO and Shakespeare

A while ago, I mentioned to you about how I have a daughter who studies philosophy and literature in college. We’ve discussed multiple different ways her world of arts and my world of business coincide and have even produced a blog from one of those very discussions. This time we have a series of blogs set up for you, this being the first. This day is a day we take some advice from the greatest playwright of our time and apply it to the business world, because what Shakespeare taught us…

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Added by Tim Giehll on March 10, 2011 at 11:10am — 3 Comments

HR Thought Leadership and YOU Part 2

An HR thought leader is someone who has innovative ideas and concepts – someone who, despite what is going on around them, defies convention and tries something new and succeeds. It is a term that was coined over fifteen years ago and has a lot of new dynamics in the current age. I have recently written to you about resources for those who desire to be on the track to HR thought leadership but there is more to sharing innovative ideas than just outlets. There are common traits that can be…

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Added by Tim Giehll on March 8, 2011 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

Contracting Helps Companies Find Right "Workforce Mix"

The recession forced many companies to cut their workforces and learn how to get the job done with fewer employees.  According to a January 7 article by the Society for Human Resource Management, titled "2011:Time to Find the Right Workplace Mix," companies now need to examine how they may need to supplement their downsized workforce to meet future needs.

The article recommends that, rather than just hiring blindly, that employers spend some time determining the right "workforce mix"…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 28, 2011 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Combating Potential Worker Shortages with Retiree Re-staffing

Bringing back retirees on a temporary or contract basis is one of the key strategies employers are using to prevent potential future worker shortages, according to a poll conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and AARP.

The poll surveyed human resource professionals about how they are planning for potential worker…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 25, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Five Frustrating Employee Habits

Sometimes the simplest of employee problems can end up making big waves down the line – here are five common employee problems and suggestions on how to diffuse them before they end up causing you more trouble than you would like.



1. Absenteeism and Tardiness. When an employee misses work, it not only costs money but can inconvenience customers and co-workers. When it comes to issues with tardiness and absenteeism, strict policy…

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Added by Tim Giehll on November 22, 2010 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Hiring The Right Personality

A large part of the human capital supply chain is the acquisition and sourcing of many talents – but the process of obtaining these assets in the first place is also an important detail. Resumes are read, interviewees are spoken to, and decisions are made. Quality hiring practices are too frequently abandoned because of the inconvenience of finding the proper employee in a sufficient amount of time. There are a number of ways to ease the process and the one I’m addressing today is…

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Added by Tim Giehll on November 17, 2010 at 11:34am — No Comments

Unemployment Pays Better Than Working!



Staffing Software



A recent article on careerbuilder.com has some interesting numbers:

  • 17% of unemployed…
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Added by Tim Giehll on November 15, 2010 at 11:04am — 2 Comments

Filling Executive Level Job Vacancies: Understanding Why Passion Trumps Pay

Compensation is no match for worker happiness, as I recently shared, in my post on how best to fill job vacancies. But how does compensation stand up to passion?



Recent research into what compels employee performance is changing our understanding of what motivational techniques are truly most effective. Contained within this research are important implications for staffing firms, corporations and executive search firms struggling with executive level job vacancies.



The… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on October 22, 2010 at 2:49pm — No Comments

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