With more and more companies reducing headcount a trend has emerged that has me baffled. As you might expect we’ve targeted companies that are performing poorly because they are easier to recruit from since logically many more people are looking to “jump ship”, but what we’ve seen is that while many of these potential candidates are expecting to be let go the are actually waiting around for it to happen.
The big reason….the severance package…Huh?
Yes it seems the belief of… Continue
Added by bill martineau on February 2, 2009 at 9:11am —
Looking for a six figure job? How about six figures in six months? What will you do? It's only the best job in the world!
"The Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef is a newly created position. There are a few minor tasks that need to be taken care of, but the most important duty is to report back to Tourism Queensland (and the world) and let us know what’s taking place on the Islands of the Great Barrier… Continue
Added by Chad Sowash on February 2, 2009 at 8:45am —
Some quick thoughts on the really quite good - Enhance Media
's Online Recruitment - 2009 - The Year Ahead Conference.
Great turnout. With bad news aplenty in the industry, it's nice to be reminded that online recruitment advertising remains a massive opportunity (we still think at least £200+mm in the UK) with many smart people involved. Companies are still recruiting, but to a lesser degree, and there is greater pressure on them to be… Continue
Added by william fischer on January 30, 2009 at 9:49am —
I can't take it anymore! What the heck are all these candidates doing? In their desperation to find the next great opportunity, they are casting their net too far, too wide. I am becoming inundated with candidates unqualified for positions I've posted. And I only have a couple of posts out there, thank goodness!
One example is "mba requirement" and tons of bachelor's candidates flood in, a software sales opportunity and suddenly retail sales candidates are applying. I do not reply if… Continue
Added by Annie Daub on January 29, 2009 at 4:46pm —
Post Jobs to the New & Improved Wharton, Kellogg, Chicago, Stanford, Michigan and Columbia Job Boards at Once
Wharton, Kellogg, Chicago, Stanford, Michigan, Columbia and 50+ other schools have just unveiled a new feature for their MBA job boards called MultiPost, powered by MBA Focu
s™, that will immediately advance the way recruiters find candidates and fill jobs.
What is MultiPost?
This new service… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on January 29, 2009 at 3:41pm —
I keep hearing that the current Obama administration is claiming they will create up to 3 million jobs within the next year or two. My question is, “how much of that pie can we expect to serve?”
If it’s mostly government jobs that are created, then we might miss out. If it’s private sector jobs that are created, then we could be in for a wild ride. I’m curious what others think? Which direction do you think this is headed and will we have the opportunity to be a part of… Continue
Added by Kevin Panet on January 29, 2009 at 4:15am —
Resume Blasting is something that I have a strong opinion on - that is NEVER do it. It looks desperate, something that a less qualified candidate would do in a shotgun approach to offload their resume to as many sharks as possible. Does one really think that works? A recruiter or HR manager receives an email from one of the blasting services - something that is non personal and gives little attention to the person whose resume they are sending. Better yet…..the professional using the service… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on January 26, 2009 at 9:33am —
I’m sure that The Clash didn’t have your career choices in mind when they wrote “should I stay or should I go”
, but in conversation after conversation with both clients and candidates it continue to be a major theme.
Candidates continue to worry about the uncertain economy, and even if their current employment is in flux with layoffs or cost cutting happening they remain hesitant to even look at new positions much less actually… Continue
Added by bill martineau on January 22, 2009 at 7:59am —
This is a subject and conversation that I have had with so many people over the years. With it there comes a lot of strong opinions from all sides stating their perspective on why/why not to do this, or how to approach it. It surfaced this morning in a discussion about why people will not take certain jobs, and the fact that a high powered engineer we were working with has been turning down job offers in this economy. Do people do that I was asked……the answer is YES and for good… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on January 21, 2009 at 11:37am —
Barack Obama used social media to get himself into the White House and thousands of companies are using social media to create brand awareness and an online buzz. However, social media can also be used for many other purposes as well. If you work in Human Resources, you may be thinking, “I dont want to get to the White House — I just want to recruit some employees”. Social networks are an amazing channel for finding potential employees and increasingly becoming an even expected way of finding… Continue
Added by Ayelet Noff on January 19, 2009 at 10:00am —
Hiring military is a great business strategy because the talent is top notch. A recent post at our HireMilitary.com blog from military recruiting HR consultant Lisa Rosser, discussed one of the key adjunct benefits to these high-quality job seekers: Free relocation. An excerpt is below:
"Did you know that service members separating from active military duty (due to retirement or end of their contracted service commitment) receive a one-time, government paid relocation to any where in… Continue
Added by Bradley-Morris, Inc. - Delivering Military-Experienced Talent to America's Top Companies on January 16, 2009 at 9:19am —
There are a number of articles about this subject floating in cyberspace across a variety of blogs and interview advice forums. I wait with anticipation the article that I will read that tells of the flip side of this practice. Unfortunately to date, there is little I read that offers much more than the approval of the practice interview. The practice interview is defined as an interview in which someone applies for a role in which they are not interested, however qualified, in an attempt to… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on January 15, 2009 at 7:07am —
MultiPost Your MBA Internship Openings!
MultiPost is a new service that allows companies to quickly and easily post job opportunities to the top graduate business school and alumni job boards. Use MultiPost to post open internships at your company’s office to MBA interns from more than 60 of the world’s top business schools.
Post your open internships to these schools and many more:… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on January 14, 2009 at 11:03am —
Atlanta Employment Firm launches OneMinuteInterviewTips.com Teaching Job Seekers the Secrets of How to Market Themselves in a Web 2.0 World
Atlanta based Employment Firm, Staff Financial Group Inc. the parent company of the CareerCoachingGroup.net, launches OneMinuteInterviewTips.com, a website for job seekers hosting Instructional Training Videos that are “Easy to understand tips and strategies that help job seekers navigate the interview… Continue
Added by Gus Cawley on January 12, 2009 at 12:31pm —
A friend of mine came by over the weekend to go over his job search plan. He had paid a good deal of money to a company that helped him rewrite his resume and then they blasted out hard and soft copies to thousands of companies.
Well, he hasn't gotten the results he had hoped for, so he was asking for advice. I was shocked to see that this company recommended that he limit his resume to one page! He has over 20 years of experience and I have always thought the one page rule was for… Continue
Added by Cathy McCullough on January 5, 2009 at 1:36pm —
I set up a way to search LinkedIn and Yahoo groups for school and company alumni groups. I will be adding other sources of groups in the near future.
Alumni groups either for companies or schools is a great place to find possible candidates or to post jobs often at no cost.
Many allow recruiters to join even if they did not attend the school or work at the company but check… Continue
Added by Marcus Ronaldi on January 2, 2009 at 11:22am —
It is the end of the calendar year, and though MBA recruiting in general has followed the market’s downward trend this season, MBA Focus has grown in almost every aspect of the industry.
Growing Network of Top-Ranked B-Schools
MBA Focus has added many more schools and candidate populations to the already exclusive network of MBA programs, including Michigan, South Carolina, Wisconsin-Madison, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Temple, Tampa and many new… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on December 30, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Reposting from JobMob:
If you wrote or saw one blog post in 2008 that you thought could help someone find a job more than any other blog post, which post was it?
Join in! This group project has something for everyone.
How to share your best job search tips from 2008
Are you a blogger?
If you’ve already blogged in 2008 about job search tips, choose your best blog post and enter it below.
If you haven’t yet blogged about job… Continue
Added by Jacob Share on December 30, 2008 at 9:00am —
Over the last few years whenever I spoke to a job seeker about showing up on recruiters radar, I advised them to post their resume on a home page so recruiters, sourcers or hiring managers using search engines can find them
(Here is the post)
After I wrote this I found out about a free resource for both recruiters AND job seekers called Resumebucket which simply does document hosting of resumes. I have been… Continue
Added by Marcus Ronaldi on December 29, 2008 at 10:00am —
In my last blog, I wrote about how companies can manage through the flood of resumes that are hitting them. If it is difficult for corporate Human Resources right now, it is devastating for those looking for a job. As bleak as the picture is, there are companies that still need to fill crucial positions. So how do you become a candidate, let alone get the job?
Show how you added value. Include quantified performance metrics – increased sales, saved money, trimmed… Continue
Added by Karen Russo on December 22, 2008 at 1:30pm —