Maybe you’re in the wrong type of company, or more appropriately, maybe your competencies are better suited to a business of another size. One of my first questions to candidates is whether they consider themselves a big or a small-company person. It’s difficult to explain but a lot of people are quite rightly attracted to the branding and apparent success of larger businesses, and might think the question is there to catch them out.
A few start looking at me sideways, but the reality…Continue
Why did you ask?
My husband has a love / hate relationship with my career choice. Always has. I’ve been a recruiter longer than I’ve been Mrs. Ala, so this is not new to him. In fact, at one point early in our relationship I was THE go to recruiter in his field. People would slip him resumes on job sites and ask for my phone number after meetings. It’s not easy being married to me, and that was before all this social recruiting / LinkedIn / Facebook / blogging stardom. Poor Mr.…Continue
However, it’s worth remembering that people can lose a job as quickly and easily as finding one, and companies don’t need much of an excuse to get rid of employees who aren’t living up to…Continue
First impressions count, even after landing a dream job. To help current and prospective students and job seekers build a lasting career, Bryant & Stratton College Online today announced a new session focused on the first 30 days of a new job. The webinar titled “Your First 30 Days on the Job,” is part of its ongoing free employ ability…Continue
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Bryant & Stratton College Online will host a new session in its ongoing free employability webinar series. Titled “Are You My Mentor? How to Find and Work with a Mentor,” the free webinar is available to job seekers, prospective students and current Bryant & Stratton College Online…Continue
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Before you begin recruiting topnotch interns it is important to determine what you want out of them. Great work? Or great…Continue
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Hidden Gem Jobs for the Unemployed or Underpaid infographic courtesy of Job-Applications.com
Last week I hosted the 10th Annual HR conference at the Ritz Carlton here in Grand Cayman and we invited a
number of international speakers to attend. One of whom was Ryan Kahn, host of MTV's HIRED program (@hired). Ryan spoke very well about the engagement of the Millennial's and it did strike a chord with me that we are…Continue
Generalizations are stupid.
There. I just made one. Now doesn’t that sound silly? You’re probably thinking “aww, come on Amy! It’s usually true!” Yeah maybe, but it’s exhausting. I have been diagnosed with Generalization Fatigue. Symptoms range from eye-rolling, head banging, and groaning to slamming laptops closed in order to protect yourself from one more crappy prediction about the fate of recruiting. Here are some of my favorites:
The resume is…Continue
The president of our company and I were recently invited to attend a keynote given by one the 50 most influential people in business internationally and I could go on and on with all their credits but will reframe. She was asked what bit of information she would pass on to someone just getting started. I could give you her answer but that was not the point of this post.
The more I thought about her speech the more I thought how there is really little difference in those at the top…Continue
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My boss, Guy Pickrell, just published an article I thought I would share regarding resume gaps and how to deal with them - Enjoy!
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So in the course of any one day I get a stack of emails from people that seemingly have no idea how/why to apply for a role in the creative industry.
Normally it’s cool, I’m polite and reply with a, “thanks but no thanks…” sort of thing, trying to offer a piece of advice where and when I can. But occasionally, towards the end of a long day, I don’t. And I write something like this:
You may or may not be able to train a monkey to recruit
Anyone with a keyboard may be capable of writing their version of career advice and getting it published on a mainstream recruiting website
Both #1 & #2 may become trending topics for various reasons
If you do #2 and it is proven that you are…Continue
I know we have all felt it, and I know we have all ignored it. I am referring to the feeling of a candidate we should just walk away from. We have put in all the work, and put ourselves in a point of no return. …Continue
January. Dark, cold and alcohol free. You have stocked up on soup, joined the gym, you’re wearing your new jumpers / shirts / shoes / socks / ties (maybe all of them...) that you were given for Xmas and trying to block out the ‘sporty’ one on…Continue
Everyone knows what a brand is… most people associate it with a product or a company like Cheetos® or Nike®. We have been talking about Corporate Brand in the recruiting industry for quite awhile and now Personal Brand has become just as popular. You hear it on everything from the Wall Street Journal to America’s Next Top Model. What exactly does Personal Brand mean and do you really need one?
I teach a workshop on personal branding so I read a lot of articles on this…Continue
Come on we’ve all asked the question;
Point one and two can only be described as the magic of Christmas, for point three I can only…Continue
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There have been plenty of articles written on this but a post “Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)” on recruitingblogs.com by Amos spurred me to write about this for my audience. I was incredulous to read his article whole heartedly encouraging his candidates to elicit a counter-offer to get the promotion they want.…Continue
[PART 1 - VISUAL PRESENTATION]
The first in a series of expert advice blogs, from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, since I started working for North West Web Jobs, it’s that CV construction is an issue that many need help with. To put it bluntly, the submissions that we’ve received,…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 29, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments
Expert advice from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
People from all walks of life are being affected by these tough economic times. Young people, who have recently left education, are finding it harder than ever to establish themselves on the first rung of the employment ladder. Experienced people, working in well-established industries, are being made redundant as the economic climate…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 10, 2012 at 5:38am — No Comments