The job search and better yet the career path that one takes has a genuine undertone that I think inevitably shapes the thoughts and minds of the seeker. That is the person’s passion. Passion is under-used criteria in the search process as most people think that passion is lost when they need to “grow up” and move out into the world. I researched passion and this is what I found “Passion can be expressed as a feeling of unusual excitement, enthusiasm or compelling emotion towards a subject,… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on April 22, 2009 at 3:34pm —
That euphoric feeling of accepting a new position can quickly leave when you start to think about the prospect of having to go to your current boss and give notice. Mostly because you probably have a decent relationship with she or he and your co-workers, so it will be a bittersweet departure. Even if you absolutely despise everything about your job, it still can be tough.
The best way to approach… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on April 21, 2009 at 11:30am —
Over time it has become apparent in reading and listening to people within organizations that a sense or lack of manager care is constant in the work place. Management, both executive and supervisory, are pressed with the bottom line offering little consciousness of the impact. Expecting more and demanding more, employees become less and less engaged. They work endless hours to serve “the man” just in the hopes that they will keep their job in the sliding economy. The downward pressure… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on April 20, 2009 at 11:00am —
Following an exciting month of March Madness filled with exciting opportunities I have made the decision to join Albin Engineering
in San Jose as a Partner and Vice President of Sales/Marketing. Our firm focuses on Innovative Technology Services
and staffing solutions. I have been busy getting to know my new team this week.
With three offers on the table I made the decision to join the Albin team for several reasons including to stay located… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on April 17, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Alright, you have cleared all the hurdles and the company calls you and wants to tender an offer. How should I handle this?
Well, most of the time the person authorized to offer you a job will give a verbal
offer over the phone. Basically it will be a high level summation of the offer:
- Job Title
- Base Salary
- Bonus Plan
- Anticipated Start…
Added by Bill Meirs on April 17, 2009 at 7:30am —
I read a recent article about the art of confidence and how one is to garner it. Take a look at the post on The Career Encouragement blog. I noticed as I was reading the post that places together a quick list of ways to gain self confidence
that something was missing. The list of ways to gain self confidence did not cover what I think is the number 1 reason and… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on April 16, 2009 at 4:00am —
Online branding is becoming one of the critical components of the job search process. I find that as the increasing number of social media outlets come available - the pressure to become involved is rapidly increasing. The rage on Facebook, Twitter, the blogs, etc. There is a tremendous amount of information to digest and for the most the task is daunting.
Released today is a good look at the subject and how to harness the power to have better results. Me 2.0 was released last week… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on April 13, 2009 at 3:46pm —
Many of us have many stories to tell about working with external recruiters during job searches. Some good, some not so good. It is no different than any other professional role--some folks you can collaborate well with and some present challenges. One of the key hurdles specific to recruiters is that you are working with them during a pivotal time in your personal life: your career transition points. That's what makes these experiences stand out more.
With this in mind, I'd… Continue
Added by Jeff Lipschultz on April 12, 2009 at 11:55pm —
So the blessed day has come, you have your interview. We have already talked about how to prep before your interview day - now some last minute fine tuning and then what to do when you are in the midst of your discussions.
Ramping up or down:
Ramp up: If it is a morning interview, make sure you get a good night's sleep. If you are currently not employed, ramp up with some last minute study or review of notes/job/resume, read the Wall… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on April 7, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Networking has always been an important part of corporate careers, especially in the job search phase. Today, jobseekers and recruiters alike use networking websites, for the same reason they joined fraternities, attend conferences, and have daily lunch meetings to make new connections. Two of the top ten websites in the world (Facebook and Myspace) and dozens of the top 200 (including Twitter and LinkedIn) are solely based on the power of networking. The tools and services powered by MBA Focus… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on April 6, 2009 at 10:55am —
More than 50 top b-schools are now part of an exclusive network of MBA job boards called MultiPost. This new service allows companies to quickly and easily post job opportunities to your selection of the top graduate business school and alumni job boards around the world. A convenience fee of less than $299 will be charged by MBA Focus™ following the completion of the quick & easy process. Just create a new account and/or sign in, pay, and then post.
Use MultiPost to post your… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on April 6, 2009 at 10:55am —
To hear that you have been invited in for an interview is always an exciting time. It gives you a renewed optimism, like when spring blooms in New England. Whenever the hell that will happen. It also can wreak havoc on even the most seasoned job seeker's innards because you feel so much is riding on your performance.
While I can't come with you, lean over and whisper in your ear the answers to the… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on April 6, 2009 at 6:30am —
People get so stressed about the cover letter.
- Do I send?
- How long should it be?
- What should I put in it?
- Do I put salary requirements in it?
Let's start with the first question. Carol from North Carolina said to me: "When sending in my resume for a job, I don't send a cover letter. It doesn't give me any advantage in getting the… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on April 2, 2009 at 1:46pm —
As with negotiating salaries, negotiating a raise also requires preparation and organization of how you are going to go about it.
Find out about the company policy
Different companies have different policies regarding salary increments depending on the amount and the time of the year. Do your homework and be well prepared for the interview.
Read the Salary Survey Report
A Salary Survey Report will provide you the current value of your job which will help in the… Continue
Added by Faryal Humayun on March 28, 2009 at 2:20am —
Salary discussions with a prospective employer are at best uncomfortable, so I am going to talk about how to maintain the advantage in these interactions. Since this is fairly complex, I am breaking this into 2 posts. One to discuss how to prepare, and the other to help you through the actual discussion.
Ken from Massachusetts asks how to respond when an potential employer asks what compensation he is looking for. He was thinking his default would… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on March 26, 2009 at 9:46pm —
I usually don't plug other people's services on this blog, but in these difficult times you need to distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack when you interview. I have worked with Greg Chenevert for a few years now and have found him to be the most effective coach on all things related to communication. He has worked to help all types of people improve their communications in the areas of sales, interviewing, networking, writing. Even political… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on March 24, 2009 at 10:30am —
Here is an article we wrote recently for 24 hour newspaper called- Need work? Staff companies a good find
, EmployPrep provides recommendations collectively gathered from staff and clients to help job seekers consider when conducting their search for the right staffing company to represent them.
Added by Moshin Manji on March 24, 2009 at 4:51am —
Just created a new profile on Recruiting Blogs!
Added by Craig Silverman on March 23, 2009 at 4:18pm —
Whether you are actively looking for a job or just want to hear from recruiters from time to time, you have to get on the radar of executive search firm and staffing agency recruiters. Once you are found
and entered into the recruiter’s database, you will hear about all those unadvertised jobs everyone has been whispering about.
To understand how to be found
you have to think like a recruiter. Recruiters aren’t just looking for people that are looking for… Continue
Added by Cathy McCullough on March 18, 2009 at 10:30am —
So on Friday my contract recruiting position ENDED and I became unemployed. During this economy, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that even the most successful companies need to take a look at their books and where it… Continue
Added by Heather Gardner on March 11, 2009 at 5:37pm —