Hiring Manager Alert: If you have a problem with candidates taking other positions during your interview and hiring process, it’s likely that you’ve gotten your candidates from job boards, newspaper ads, and so on…which means that it’s also likely that you’ve contacted them late in the job search cycle.
To avoid this problem, the solution is simple: work with a recruiter. A recruiter prescreens candidates for you, eliminating the waste of your time and productivity on a candidate who… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on November 19, 2008 at 11:30am —
The Wall Street Journal ran an article last week citing an Accenture study that found 46% of middle managers in the US felt changing jobs in the current economy was 'risky'. That's consistent with what we are seeing in the market and it makes me worry--not for our business but for those folks who have lulled themselves into a false sense of security.
Take Sun Micro for example. Big beautiful buildings, 30 some thousand employees. Feels pretty secure. Except that their market cap is… Continue
Added by Vikki Pachera on November 17, 2008 at 6:30pm —
I found a great video on YouTube by Susan Ireland, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume. In this video, Susan discusses why you need an objective on the top of your resume. I agree that it’s important for you to have a good one (see my post 7 Tips For a Great Resume). There are several reasons:
1. It lets the reader know what you want, instead of implying that you need help finding a spot. It’s a weak approach that won’t serve you well anywhere in the process,… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on November 17, 2008 at 6:30am —
Now that I have your attention…..Did you know that the turnover rate for employees under 30 is six times greater than that of employees that are over 50? Yesterday I blogged on http://blog.wiserworker.com/ about tough times, and if your are going to survive and more importantly thrive you need to become tough job seekers. Stay with me……
Overnight I pondered on how this applies to the world of recruiting and guess what it does and in more ways than one. As the labor markets as well as… Continue
Added by Amy Hoster on November 14, 2008 at 1:28pm —
New MBA Students, New Resumes, New Work Profiles!
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Here are the first-year MBA class of 2010… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on November 14, 2008 at 9:59am —
There are several things to think about when you are considering job opportunities in medical sales, whether you’re moving into it or moving around in it. In the first part of this series (Explaining Medical Sales - Part I) we talked about what’s involved in capital sales, and in the second part (Explaining Medical Sales - Part II) we covered consumable and service sales and what kinds of personalities best fit different sales jobs. In today’s video, I discuss specific aspects of sales jobs… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on November 14, 2008 at 9:30am —
Not in years but in attitude, energy, and communication style.
Okay - I am sure that I am going to step on some toes here but….I think McCain lost the election because he is “old”. Why do I say this? His platform, knowledge, integrity, and experience were much stronger but he failed to deliver the message because he is uncomfortable with technology, publicity and this new age of communication that we are now in.
He had an opportunity to be on the O’Reilly show at the exact… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on November 14, 2008 at 7:30am —
Survey Data vs. Behavioral Data
Google Flu Trends
offers a fascinating look at how search engines can replace traditional models for data acquisition to great effect. When google took search requests of flu symptoms by region and mapped them to CDC data, they indicated that at much greater speed and lower cost they could collect epidemiological info the closely… Continue
Added by william fischer on November 13, 2008 at 12:23pm —
As more and more people are hunting for jobs a lot of their interview experiences feel a lot like they are chasing their own tails. Unfortunately working with the wrong recruiter can do this to you and may cost you your next job.
In the mindset of the unemployed there is no job that they can’t do, but unfortunately there are lots of jobs for which our clients won’t hire them. However, if you’re working with a highly skilled recruiter they can tell you quickly if your skills are even… Continue
Added by bill martineau on November 12, 2008 at 2:53pm —
Recently a friend of mine wrote a fairly pointed column
on a recruiting site regarding the term that is so overused these days "The War For Talent." His perspective was that it is actually a "war ON talent" meaning that there's so much talent out there but recruiters, HR managers and Hiring Managers are too arrogant/ blind/ stupid, etc...(fill in the blank with your derogatory adjective of choice) to see it. I, of course, posted my… Continue
Added by Ragan Kellams on November 12, 2008 at 11:30am —
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Added by Ryan Pratt on November 12, 2008 at 11:13am —
In my previous post (Explaining Medical Sales - Part I), I told you about the difference between capital sales and consumable sales, mainly concentrating on what kinds of products are involved in capital sales. In today’s video, we’ll talk about consumable and service sales as they relate to medical sales, laboratory sales, clinical diagnostics sales, medical equipment sales, pharmaceutical sales, imaging sales, medical device sales, hospital equipment sales, or biotechnology… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on November 12, 2008 at 5:30am —
I actually found the Punk Rock HR blog much earlier today, interesting.
Sorry for the long link....
1. Personal Branding
About the blog: Writer Dan Schawbel has written extensively about personal branding. "Personal branding is how we market ourselves to others," Schawbel explains.
His blog… Continue
Added by Tina Huckabay on November 10, 2008 at 10:36pm —
I receive several calls every week from people asking about the difference between sales opportunities in the medical sales field, and which personalities might fit best. So, to address these questions, here is the first part of a 3-part series explaining different types of medical sales.
There are two basic types of sales that occur in all areas of medical sales, which includes clinical diagnostics sales, laboratory sales, pharmaceutical sales, imaging sales, DNA products sales,… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on November 10, 2008 at 10:30am —
Building a McJobs Site
A McJobs Site
November 10th, 2008 ·
Low cost providers do well in market downturns. McDonalds and Wal-Mart both posted topline growth in October. This demonstrates that the right market positioning (”Dollar Menus” and “Every day low prices”) can permit a company to make share of wallet gains in very competitive markets. In this environment, Value is the key USP. For recruitment… Continue
Added by william fischer on November 10, 2008 at 9:59am —
I recently wrote an article on Sarah Palin vs. CareerBuilder on Facebook - and wanted to share with the RBC Community...
With hundreds of investments you can make with online advertising, the CareerBuilder ad deal with Facebook, hasn’t proven to be one on the top of my list. What was touted earlier this year as an innovative way to break into the social media and networking space hiring - and the next big thing for CareerBuilder… Continue
Added by Jason Buss on November 10, 2008 at 9:13am —
Part of every sales manager’s job is to add to the team. Hire new talent. You think you know what you’re looking for: that “spark,” that intangible “it” factor, that “something about this candidate” that tells your intuition that this is the one. You do look at resumes and previous sales figures (if they have them), but you also look for personality, drive, determination, and people skills. Not exactly an exact science, is it? There’s lots of room for error. So how do you combat that… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on November 7, 2008 at 5:30pm —
Is Botox really the answer to my job search?… Continue
Added by Heather Gardner on November 7, 2008 at 5:11pm —
Candidates must pay attention to their personal public image during their job search. These are three critical details that are often overlooked but they can derail the chances of getting the job. Continue
Your Voicemail Message
Check what your voicemail message sounds like. Increase your chances of success while job hunting by making sure your voicemail message conveys a mature and professional personal image. Update it before you begin the job search and interview…
Added by Julia on November 4, 2008 at 2:00am —
I wrote this following entry on my website to encourage Job Seekers to post their resume on a home page
Certain professions like Software Engineers are far more likely to put together a Home Page with their resume than others but many of use search engines to find candidates.
Added by Marcus Ronaldi on November 3, 2008 at 2:54pm —