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 —
EmploymentMetrix.com recently had the privilege of guest blogging for Cheezhead.com on a topic of our choice related to the recruitment industry.
Here are the top 10 tips:
1. Ensure profitability.
2. Be aware and avoid seeking funding.
3. Diversify your revenue stream.
4. Take calculated risks.
5. Understand how job seekers and employers think.
6. Look under the hood.
7. Listen and be lenient with your customers.
8. Build your… Continue
Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 22, 2008 at 11:28am —
See the previous post to this series here.
So here we go! I have met with some fantastic organizations this past week. So far, as predicted, all have come from networking. I have received about 3 phone calls from the job boards this past week, but after calling me, the lower ranges of income that seem to be prevalent here in Utah came up within minutes of starting the conversation. As a result we… Continue
Added by Steve on December 19, 2008 at 12:53pm —
There are times in your life when you have a dawning of realization, a flash of insight - as though a veil of ignorance is parted and you see the naked truth for what it is. Sometimes these little nuggets of meaningfulness will impact you for the rest of your life. Other times, they are simple life truths that you will incorporate into your knowledge bank and draw on these items almost daily as you negotiate the twisty turny phenomenon that we call living. And then there are the moments of… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on December 18, 2008 at 11:30am —
Do you recognize the frustration of seeing your budget shrink? It seems that today there isn’t a single industry left in peace – everywhere it seems the pressure from an unfit economy is felt fast and felt hard. And in the spirit of today’s tough economic times where the term “bailout” has suddenly received so much publicity and is on the tip of everyone’s tongue, we are making our own humble contribution to try and help you out with our very own “bailout package.” With SmartRecruiters the ATS… Continue
Added by SmartRecruiters on December 17, 2008 at 1:52pm —
Five to seven years Human Resource experience
Previous employee management experience
Strong understanding of recruiting functions
Ability to identify marketing strategy
Federal employment standards
Demonstrated ability to take charge and get results
Ability to communicate with all levels of employees, verbally and in writing
Ability to manage multiple, complex projects… Continue
Added by Rebecca Zatarain on December 17, 2008 at 1:31pm —
MBA Focus™ has launched a revolutionary new recruiting tool called MultiPost, which brings an exclusive network of elite MBA programs together in one job posting service.
MultiPost gives employers the ability to quickly and easily post a single job to thousands of job-seeking MBAs from over 50 top global business schools at once. Post a job
to world’s top MBA programs in just a few… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on December 16, 2008 at 4:55pm —
You want to find a new role, a job you can really get excited about. Think beyond the jobs you see and hear about. Make it your temporary job to seek out your dream job. How?
One way is by knowing and seeking to find elearning/learning work within your area of passion/personal interests. You know, what you want to do when you retire. Research the possibilities of combining that with your current professional career. Example – if you are a learning professional, and love anything from… Continue
Added by Margot@avondalesearch.com on December 15, 2008 at 9:10pm —
See the previous blog entry to this series here.
So the weekend ended and I got a flood of emails and phone calls on Monday (some of which came from my previous company as there are many there looking too). So many in fact that another week a has gone by and I still find myself responding to many of these emails and phone calls. (Sorry if you are one of those that I have not… Continue
Added by Steve on December 15, 2008 at 8:50pm —