Just to clarify, let’s first start by defining a video resume. A video resume is a pre-recorded video of a candidate either a) explaining their resume, or b) answering a specific set of questions provided by an employer. So how can this be a bad thing? You get to see the candidate; can pay attention to their appearance, body language and facial expressions. I am here to point out the things most people don’t consider, so here they are:
Video Resume Point #1: Final Cut
Added by Tanya Willette on August 6, 2008 at 11:59am —
Right around July 24th jobs started heading to a new board - a board where job descriptions are only allowed to be 142 characters or less. So in a world where employers are complaining that job boards don't typically give them enough freedom, one wonders why an employer might choose this one. Why would an employer want to post on what could quite possibly be the most limiting job board in existence today?
Could it be… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on August 5, 2008 at 9:00am —
Mingle with employers, recruiters and jobseekers! Find Rosemary Pichot.
Added by Ryan on August 3, 2008 at 5:30pm —
The force of globalization and increased movement of workers, coupled with the general lowering of travel costs would indicate a willingness of companies to incur in travel expenses to invite a candidate for an interview, when they are unable to fill a position locally and out-of-state or foreign applicants have the required skills, such as experience in a specific industry or company.
However, reality is different.
Most often than not, companies remain silent on the issue… Continue
Added by Ryan on August 1, 2008 at 10:30am —
It´s time we face it.
Candidates do not like to apply to postitions when companies advertise vacancies in a vacuum.
Often, companies do not state the name of the company or the salary range for the vacancies they advertise. Insted, they use words such as "Multinational Telecom Company", or "Magic Circle Law Firm" and are silent or vague when it comes to salary. This is often rooted in that companies, or their human resources consultants, want to attract the best candidates… Continue
Added by Ryan on August 1, 2008 at 7:30am —
Women have been struggling for decades to achieve equal status to men when it comes to the workplace. The statistics are way too familiar. In the US, for full-time, year-round workers, women earn around 33% less than men for the same job. For women of color, the gap is even wider.
Women are also more likely to work in more precarious forms of employment with low earnings, little financial security and few or no social benefits. This results in that women also tend to own fewer… Continue
Added by Ryan on August 1, 2008 at 7:00am —
So they look great on paper, but do you really know what’s going to come walking through your door? Pay attention to these warning signs when interviewing your next candidate:
Interview Warning Sign #1: Appearance
This is an easy one. If they arrive at the interview in a gym suit, overalls, mini skirt, etc., you may want to rethink your candidate choice. If they can’t put any effort into their interview attire what makes you think they are going to put any effort into… Continue
Added by Tanya Willette on July 31, 2008 at 3:35pm —
Hi I just think about online ERP here:
Nowadays, employee referral program (ERP) is proven to be the most effective and efficient way to hire new. According to “Recruitment Advertising: Moving in New Directions” by Classified Intelligence, ERP is 20% more effective than job board like Monster, CareerBuilder and Dice. Many HR sources claim that rewarding employees actually costs less than recruiting and often attracts better workers.
With so much advantage, more and more… Continue
Added by JackChang on July 31, 2008 at 5:55am —
A lot of people want to know what I think about CafePharma. Here goes: I think that it’s a great source of relevant headlines for those of us in medical and healthcare sales, pharmaceutical sales, laboratory sales, clinical diagnostics sales, DNA sales, medical supplies sales, medical equipment sales, imaging sales, and pathology sales. However, beware of the chat room. There can be a lot of negative information from people who have their own specific axe to grind. No company is as bad as they… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on July 30, 2008 at 6:00pm —
So, the other day I was talking to someone I thought would be a great candidate for laboratory sales–high-energy, great people skills, knowledgeable, everything. She was interested in the opportunity, too. Her only concern: with all the traveling involved, what does she do with her dog? My answer: doggie day care. Many dogs don’t do well when left alone, even with a dog door. Doggie day care facilities dogs them with socialization skills, so they’re a happier dog when you pick them up and you… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on July 28, 2008 at 6:00pm —
Gone are the days where 'branding' was just about marketing a company or a product. And gone are the days where branding is difficult - at least for those that are serious about their personal brand or perceived identity.
Regardless of your profession or the profession that you aspire to - your brand is important - and could give you the edge over your competition. Don't think some… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on July 28, 2008 at 10:00am —
E-mail thank you letters after job interviews in medical sales, healthcare sales, biotech sales, medical equipment sales, DNA products sales, clinical diagnostics sales, laboratory products sales, medical supplies sales, or pharmaceutical sales are perfectly acceptable. But what do you do if you happened to leave without getting an e-mail address?
Google them: *@thecompany.com. For instance, *@phcconsulting.com would get you mine, and everyone else who works here.
Added by Peggy McKee on July 23, 2008 at 6:00pm —
This week I stumbled on an article that asked men, "Is She a Keeper?" The article began with the claim that while many women have problems finding the 'right man' they are in fact experts at spotting the 'wrong woman' for their male friends. Debatable for sure - but it did get the old RecruiterGuy wheels turning with a quick comparison to the courtship between a job seeker and an employer. C'mon... you knew it would, right? Continue
So as a professional in the industry I'll play…
Added by RecruiterGuy on July 23, 2008 at 1:49pm —
Generalist job board Monster has kick started its recruitment campaign to hire new staff for its Florence based (South Carolina, US) customer service centre.
The heavyweight of the e-Recruiting industry [More..]
Added by Julian Stopps on July 22, 2008 at 6:42am —
Don’t underestimate how important thank you letters are in the job interview process. Everybody “knows” they’re critical, but unbelievably, not everyone writes them. Thank you letters accomplish several things:
1) They get your name in front of the hiring manager one more time.
2) They are your last chance to package yourself as the best, most qualified person for the job.
3) They are polite, and manners count.
4) They help you land the… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on July 21, 2008 at 6:00pm —
For RSS and e-mail subscribers it should come as no surprise I am not a big fan of most job boards - that is - the way that they are typically used by most organizations and candidates. For new readers, welcome, and here are a couple of posts to set the stage:
* Seriously, this is the candidate experience in a web 2.0 world?
Added by Jason Buss on July 21, 2008 at 9:30am —
The health of the online recruitment market in the UK seems to have taken a noticeable dip in the last couple of months; at least that’s our conclusion after some analysis of the data driving the born index.
The index, which tracks over 70 leading job boards in the UK and measures the job advertising volumes on the sites, experienced a notable decline last month. June’s index figure was down 3 points on [more...]
Added by Julian Stopps on July 21, 2008 at 4:34am —
A handshake, whether at a job interview or business meeting, can have several meanings. Not only is it important to focus on how someone is shaking your hand, but on how you shake their hand as well! Handshake meanings vary from country to country so keep in mind, the following apply only to the U.S.:
Job Interview Handshake #1: Palm Up
If you go to shake someone’s hand and you intentionally face your palm up, it can indicate humility. If you go to shake someone’s hand and… Continue
Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 10:30am —
As we all know, actions speak louder than words. While you may be saying one thing, your body may be saying the complete opposite. So the next time you interview a potential candidate, focus not only on what they are saying, but what they are doing while they are saying it.
Eye Contact: Eye contact helps to regulate the flow of communication, increases credibility, and conveys interest.
Swinging or Rocking Leg, or Tapping Fingers: Shows the candidate is bored and… Continue
Added by Tanya Willette on July 19, 2008 at 10:00pm —
If you’re looking for a job in medical sales, clinical diagnostics sales, laboratory sales, DNA sales, medical supplies or equipment sales, pharmaceutical sales, or biotechnology sales, marketing, or tech support (or you will be soon), it would help you tremendously to have a brag book.
A brag book is a list of your accomplishments (stories for behavioral interviews, right here), new skills and training, stack rankings, performance reviews, e-mails or letters from satisfied… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on July 18, 2008 at 5:00pm —