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When applying for work, many inexperienced jobseekers make the mistake of thinking that the employer cares about which… Continue
Added by Dave Wood on May 8, 2013 at 10:00am —
Earlier this week, a salesperson told me about a difficult conversation she was about to have with a client. In asking for my advice, she said there was a chance this customer will ask for a price reduction and that she’d have to do a “dog and pony show” to convince them to keep working with her at the current rate.
I told her she needed to “kill the dog and corral the pony.” As you may suspect, there was a long pause on the other end of the phone after such a startling… Continue
Added by Scott Wintrip on May 2, 2013 at 9:30am —
Lion vs. Gazelle …
Every morning in Africa, A gazelle wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It knows it must out run the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It does not matter whether you are a lion or gazelle, when the sun comes up you had better start running. – Jim Rea
Added by Michael North on April 29, 2013 at 10:53am —
Way back in 2008, I created a training guide called Resume Forensics. In a nutshell, it was a how-to for finding resumes and passive candidates on Google, Yahoo, Bing and a few other resources. In all modesty, it was an underground hit. I… Continue
Added by Jim Stroud on April 28, 2013 at 8:47pm —
Job interviews are already stressful enough as it is. Now we're hearing that the time of day you take your interview can affect your chances of being accepted for the next step! In fact, there are even studies that say the day of the week matters.
Whatever is a jobseeker to do? Let's dissect these new findings and then figure out some super stealth ways to ensure your interview goes well, no matter WHEN it is.
Afternoon Interviews Are At a Disadvantage
According to a… Continue
Added by Angela Yu on March 22, 2013 at 11:40am —
In a desperate attempt to stay relevant to what some people claim is an increasingly disenchanted audience, especially teens, FB is soon to be rolling out a more visual and less cluttered… Continue
Added by Michael Wright on March 13, 2013 at 1:51am —
Written by Tim Quirk, Director of Enterprise Sales at erecruit, with approval to be posted by Cathleen Augusta.
Integration of Microsoft Dynamics GP Payroll with erecruit streamlines in-house payroll processing while reducing administrative burden.
Today erecruit, the leader in enterprise staffing software, announced its new comprehensive… Continue
Added by Catie Augusta on February 28, 2013 at 12:51pm —
Earlier today, I read an article about the top job search mistake: looking for a new job from your current one. While it's a little over the top to contact recruiters and submit resumes using your current workplace email address or phone number, I disagree to some extent with the alarmist assertion that "once the boss knows you are thinking about leaving, they might just show you the door first." While this… Continue
Added by Kerry Skemp on December 12, 2012 at 1:29pm —
State of the Economy
The economy is a dichotomy that as soon as you think you have it figured out, the projections you felt were safe get thrown upside down. I've been in the staffing industry for 14 years and recently decided to add up how many of those years have been recessionary and I came up with nine to ten. The trends seem to indicate that the economy is improving at a tangible pace. For instance, Dice just released a statistic last week of… Continue
Added by Mike Barefoot on December 3, 2012 at 2:38pm —
A job interview can be a nerve-wracking process. This is especially true in the ultra-competitive IT industry, where experience is just one of the factors you need to beat out all the other candidates for the same position. Worse, if you’re nervous about the interview, it will show – and your stage fright may count against you.
So how can you gain enough confidence to breeze through an IT interview and prove you’re perfect for the job? Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re… Continue
Added by Jon Raymond on November 30, 2012 at 12:46pm —
Applying for a job nowadays is a lot easier. Thanks to the Internet, one can just go to a job portal, click an online advertisement and voila! - your resume gets sent quickly. No more classified ads cut-outs from the previous Sunday, no walking to different companies with a dozen copies of your resume at hand, peddling it to whoever will accommodate you without any prior appointment or schedule. Job application is now a breeze.
Okay, that may be an exaggeration. There are still people… Continue
Added by Maria Manuella Pamintuan on November 28, 2012 at 3:30am —
Every good recruiter knows that social media is becoming more and more important when it comes to finding a great candidate. Just days ago Mashable reported that a social media monitoring service Reppler found that 90% of recruiters and hiring managers have visited a potential candidate’s… Continue
Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on August 22, 2012 at 1:27pm —
From shifts in the economy to advances in technology, the career choices of Americans have changed dramatically since the 1900s. Since the days when “farmer” was a popular occupation, to the present when 50 percent of the top 20 fastest growing jobs are in healthcare, career choices have certainly shifted over time. To illustrate the shift, Bryant & Stratton College, an institution that has been at the forefront of workplace education & training since the… Continue
Added by Crystal T on July 20, 2012 at 5:00pm —
901,000,000 people have entered the world of Facebook, and that number is increasing daily. How do we ensure that we are maximizing every ounce of our potential in the social recruiting space? How do we adapt accordingly?
Having an effective tool for sourcing passive candidates is key to successfully using Facebook for recruitment.
As Facebook continues to shift and change, the transition of using it as a means for recruiting is definitely a gradual one. The… Continue
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on July 4, 2012 at 9:00pm —
For whatever reason, whether they don't have enough followers or just simply lack the skill set, some recruiters and hiring managers at start ups find it discouraging when venturing into the social recruitment realm. Never fear, we're hear to tell all of you recruiters at start ups that Facebook recruitment is your… Continue
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on June 29, 2012 at 1:00pm —
With so many social sites out there to use for sourcing candidates, you will find that some work better than others for certain types of positions. For example, we wrote a post a few weeks ago about using Pinterest and Instagram to find creative job candidates, such as… Continue
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on June 28, 2012 at 1:36pm —
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
Added by Kirby Cole on June 18, 2012 at 12:00pm —
According to a recent study by Bernard Hodes, 51% of brands have an employer branding strategy set for 2012. These companies have strategies in place to show job seekers what it’s like to work at their company, with the goal of accurately showing off the average employee experience. But what happens to the other 49% of brands that may be ignoring their company’s employer… Continue
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on June 5, 2012 at 12:00pm —
At last, Facebook have updated some functions for Pages that'll make managing a Facebook page much better. If you or your company manage a Facebook page, particularly if you use it for employer and consumer branding, then you need to make yourself familiar with these changes.… Continue
Added by Johnny Campbell on June 5, 2012 at 4:56am —
Although it might not be the keystone of your social recruitment strategy, it undoubtedly helps proliferate your company’s name to job candidates out there. Meet Tumblr– my favorite social networking platform, by far. Many see it as a college hipster blogging site, or a volcano of useless, sarcastic internet memes. But those people are clearly missing two vital… Continue
Added by Lizzie Bluestein on June 4, 2012 at 11:00pm —