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
Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 14, 2013 at 3:44am — No Comments
My boss, Guy Pickrell, just published an article I thought I would share regarding resume gaps and how to deal with them - Enjoy!
Added by Evelyn Amaro on April 8, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments
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
Added by Theo Smith on December 11, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
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
Do you ever wonder what makes some recruiters so successful while others don’t seem to be able to produce great results? I’ve been in the business for a long time and worked with many, many recruiters in both agency and corporate environments. The great ones are happy to share their knowledge and secrets of success and I am an enthusiastic learner. Allow me to share what I have learned with you and I would love to hear back what you have learned on your recruiting journeys. What I have…Continue
Since moving to Texas a little over a year ago I have learned about a special partnership between Josh Hamilton and his “Accountability Coach.” Josh’s Accountability Coach is his father-in-law, and he actually travels with Josh and the Rangers in order to help Josh with his commitment to sobriety. The more and more I got to thinking about this type of relationship, the…Continue
For those of you who don’t know, Rich DeMatteo, AKA Corn on the Job, is a globally recognized Career Expert, Gen Y Career Coach, and Social Media Marketer. Rich has spent time in Agency and Corporate Recruiting, and has a Masters in Human Resources from Villanova University. Along with being featured on Monster.com and Reader’s Digest, he was also named one of the world’s Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors. If you are looking to learn about the job hunt through social media, check out…Continue
I have had great mentors and teachers, who have taught me invaluable business and life lessons. However, the one who has taught me the most in the least amount of time has been my three year old. A mother is often a child’s first teacher, but on this mother’s day, I want to recognize the career lessons I received from my precious toddler.
Added by Deepa on May 13, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments
By Brett Henry, Technical Recruiter, Edgelink Contract Services.
I started working at EdgeLink, an IT staffing firm, just over one year ago. I had no prior…Continue
Added by EdgeLink on May 9, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
I recently received the following email from a reader and asked them if I could post their question as this is a popular frustration with HR and would probably help. When do recruiters call back? With their permission, I am reposting a condensed version below.
For about a month now, I've been down to the finish line at conglomerate, Company X.
THEY called ME. I wasn't actively…Continue
Added by HRNasty on May 8, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments
We’ve all been there; you’re looking for a new job, and as time goes on you find yourself more and more discouraged at the lack of responses. Days, weeks, and possibly months go by without as much as a few nibbles. You gradually start lowering your expectations, expanding your radius and even widening your specific industry targets. Jobs that were once unattractive now seem like the preferred options. As you see it, the problem is the economy, other “better” candidates, or hiring managers…Continue