Most people have career-related New Year’s resolutions and it's not a surprise anymore. Many professionals are thinking of quitting their present job or planning a big career change as the new year begins. If you plan to re-evaluate, refresh or reconstruct your line of work, perhaps these resources will help you analyze and understand which journey you want to venture on, steps you can take and how to make the right career move.
Here are 5 highly recommended career-related books that…Continue
Added by Gabbie Keegan on January 21, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Time travel is possible! How do I know? Because last night, I was transported back to 1982 as I went to see Journey in concert.
Back in 1982, just a freshman in high school at the time, I went to see Journey. They were my favorite band and Steve Perry was my favorite singer. Now, at the time, my…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on May 23, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments
This is the hardest blog post I’ve ever written. Some will say it’s too personal, and they’re probably right. My regular readers know this blog is a diary of sorts, I generally write about whatever is top of mind and damn the consequences. Others may feel…Continue
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
Whether you're starting your own business, changing careers, or just going off the job grid for a bit of soul searching, your financial situation is about to change - drastically. If you've decided you have enough money tucked away to take that plunge - or you want to get to the point that you do - a tighter budget is going to be your new reality. Consider the following while embarking on your new career journey.
You're going to need to reevaluate your media intake.…
Added by Andrew LIsa on November 2, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
For a few years now, I have tried to spread the word that recruitment strategies and processes would be undergoing a radical transformation away from what recruiters have been doing for the past 10-15 years. The shift in technology advances and possibilities, along with a new generational workforce would demand it.…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on August 12, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments
I live, eat, and breathe recruiting. I came into the industry in an entry level role and tried to learn as much as possible through asking endless amounts of questions and watching/listening to recruiters around me. I have done pretty well and have been fortunate to be successful in this world of mine. I am now a…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on August 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
What makes a recruiter switch firms? I mean really is it just about the possibility of earning more with another firm? Or do all recruiters want to manage large teams and then regions running a big firm?
Some of the most successful recruiters I know have stayed within a firm or started their own firm and…Continue
What a rough few weeks. You've probably heard a couple of things about me lately – I lost a friend / colleague, and I changed jobs. After nearly two years as a corporate recruiter for Zones, responsible for just about every department outside of sales, I left. Coming on the heels of a death in our department, it was especially hard to say goodbye.
The past month has been full of difficult conversations. I was not actively looking for a new role. Some might even call me a passive…Continue
Humans are often described as creatures of habit. We like things to be how we’ve known them, even if the current system, tool, or habit isn’t perfect. It’s very clear that most of us just don’t like change.
A recent and on-going example of extreme drama caused by change is Windows 8. A quick Google search will load up countless articles sharing users’ experience with the move to Win8. As said in this …Continue
Added by Christopher Young on March 5, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments
As a recruiter I run into folks fairly consistently that tell me that they are happy in their current role, and they are not interested in anything else. How do you know?
With that in mind, I’ve come up with five reasons to keep your options open:
1) The only thing that is consistent in life is change. You just never know when your spouse is going to get a fantastic job offer across the country, or when your company will get bought out by its competitor. The work force…Continue
Added by Angela Gleichsner on September 28, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments
As a die-hard Mariners fan since 1994 and dedicated Yankees hater, this week’s trade of Ichiro Suzuki to the Yankees (the YANKEES) just about killed me. Ichiro has been a much loved member of the
Bad News Bears Seattle Mariners for 12 seasons. As if his departure wasn’t painful enough, he actually played his first game as a Yankee at Safeco Field against the Mariners. It was so bad that when a hiring manager stopped by my desk shortly after I heard the news, he…
Over the last few months we have seen some recurring themes with some of our pivotal clients. There is a massive struggle to secure the best of the best in the market – everyone wants the same thing – and this is summed up simply, “People with emotional intelligence who want to work hard, have fun whilst doing so and get great results whilst building a business/business…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on April 16, 2012 at 6:40am — No Comments
A great business adage is “Give all the credit; take all the blame.” Very few leaders really embody this principle, because too many people hold on to the credit, and never want to be “blamed”. However, business leaders can gain a great deal of respect by stepping up and owning a problem. Most bosses really appreciate someone who thinks creatively and will volunteer to solve a…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on November 4, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments
We recently conducted a Linked IN poll with the question: What would motivate you the most (to make a job change)? As of today, we have 440 responses, and the overwhelming choice is Increased opportunity / company quality (at 39%). The strong second choice is Increased challenges and…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on October 21, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments
Achieving organizational alignment is a strategic HR activity that can deliver significant benefits to an organization. Alignment is more than ideal state. It is imperative to ensure the organization is successful in getting all employees to move into the same direction, to achieve the vision of the organization.
Alignment is one of the power words in an organizational change consultant’s toolkit. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t use or refer to alignment.
Some years ago, I…Continue
Added by Charles Van Heerden on August 14, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments
Some time ago, I mentioned to you all about my daughter who happens to study philosophy and literature in college. Since college is over for the summer, this series is also coming to an end. We’ve discussed multiple different ways her world of arts and my world of business coincide and have even produced a blog series from those very discussions. Today is the final version to those that I have already shared with you and it will be the last in this expansive series. While I believe that…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on June 22, 2011 at 11:36am — No Comments
I want to be clear - as a recruiter and veteran in the HR/Recruiting field for almost 18 years, I like to think I know how to recognize a good thing when it relates to job seekers and candidate engagement. Heck, trying to find better and sustainable ways to connect talent to big recruiting teams is something I've been passionate about for years. So it should be no mystery that I'm certainly interested in features or updates like the one recently at…Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on June 3, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments
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. Today is another addition to those that I have already shared with you. 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 about…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on June 1, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments
We all have moments when we have trouble articulating what we want to say, or putting down the exact words that we want to write. This can be a big problem if it persists and keeps you from moving forward. Many people have their own techniques, habits, and solutions for when the elusive block comes – whether this is a writing block, a thinking block, or a general block of creativity doesn’t matter – because in the end, it all keeps things from getting done. Here are a few suggestions for…Continue
Added by Tim Giehll on May 18, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments