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 —
If you're unemployed you already know that it's tough out there in the job market. If you want statistics then check out the following information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics here, here, and here. If you're unemployed then… Continue
Added by Simon Meth on December 14, 2008 at 11:02pm —
Thanks to SlighlyLoony over at JamulBlog for pointing me to Coyote Blog for a great representation of job loss data. It seems that our recent job losses, when expressed as a percentage of the total work force, are far less dramatic than in the past. Of course the absolute… Continue
Added by Simon Meth on December 14, 2008 at 2:30pm —
.... So why won't you hire me?
People say the darnedest things. What might be okay to bring up during a personal conversation may not be a good idea in a professional one.… Continue
Added by Heather Gardner on December 12, 2008 at 3:30pm —
See the previous blog entry here.
So on to the weekend!
So by this time I have have already received 3 job offers. Of course, they are for 100% commission roles, so those are extremely easy to offer since there is no risk on the part of the employer in many ways. The strange part is 2 of them were offers and I hadn't even spoken to anyone yet! How strange is that?
Added by Steve on December 12, 2008 at 12:30am —
See the first blog entry of this series here.
Okay, so to continue the story!
First I want to say I have received many messages from many of you and I want to say thank you! I didn't realize this was going to get such a great response. So let me tell you about what happened the first 2 days.
So the day of the news, obviously letting the Mrs. know was a treat. Tears,… Continue
Added by Steve on December 10, 2008 at 10:00pm —
No longer are sites like MySpace and Facebook just for college students posting their inappropriate pictures from the previous weekend, these sites now appeal to a different demographic—recruiters and employers looking to learn more about candidates they’re considering for employment.
As the amount of personal information available online to potential employers increases every second, candidates these days are making first impressions on employers long before they even show up for… Continue
Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 10, 2008 at 3:00pm —
As a recruiter I do have a great deal of sympathy for the droves of professionals being caught up in the current nationwide trend of mass layoffs. As someone who has been laid off from a job once before, I also have empathy for anyone who finds themselves caught up in a layoff situation.
However, no matter how much downsizing is happening in the market, I still proceed cautiously with a candidate who states that he or she has been laid off. . . . I can't help it, but the little "red… Continue
Added by Andrea Santiago on December 10, 2008 at 1:36am —
So here's the deal: There are a lot of people facing lay offs these days, and as of last Wednesday, I am in the same unfortunate boat, which for a lot of us has a hole in it and is already filled with a lot of water, especially during the holidays. I thought, well if this is going to happen, I may as well share the experience on my blog since there are a lot of emotions involved, and it may be helpful for some of you out there.
So I will be posting daily logs on the following things,… Continue
Added by Steve on December 9, 2008 at 4:41pm —
Looking for experienced business leaders to fill currently open positions at your company? MBA Focus now offers three great ways to reach the elite business talent around the world:
: Our exclusive alumni partnerships with over 30 of the world’s most prestigious MBA programs gives you unique access to nearly 20,000 experienced alumni candidates resumes and work profiles. Find matches for your most senior needs with exclusive access to high-level talent that was… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on December 8, 2008 at 4:31pm —
I am writing an article on references for my newsletter and thought it would be fun to poll other recruiters. I would like to hear your thoughts regarding best practices for references. Specifically, how do you make sure you are legally compliant, do you have set questions you ask (i.e. behavioral, technical, etc), do you allow confidential references, do you accept letters of recommendations in place of references, how long do you keep reference data on file,… Continue
Added by Kristin on December 8, 2008 at 1:56pm —
JSTN is a video-centric multimedia recruitment platform providing compelling information about employer’s job and career opportunities. JSTN is the first and only company to produce news formatted high quality video for companies to use as a powerful and compelling recruiting tool for employers in the US. JSTN's primary content strategy is to report on specific career opportunities to enhance employer's searching effort to acquire qualified candidates.
JSTN creates value for… Continue
Added by Young Jea Shin on December 5, 2008 at 4:45pm —
Our Engineering Resources division is conducting an urgent search for a Sr. Mechanical Engineer in the Kansas City area. This is an outstanding career opportunity for someone seeking a leadership opportunity. Here are the requirements:
This professional will supervise Mechanical Engineers, EITs and Technicians. The will also prepare construction documents for HVAC and plumbing systems, including calculations, drawings, specifications, and reports. An excellent opportunity that allows… Continue
Added by Andy Schroeder on December 5, 2008 at 4:33pm —
In the interest of answering comments (and even a voicemail!) about topics I've written about I wanted to follow up on my last Google Maps related article
. The original article was just something to get the idea wheels turning in regards to the various ways a recruiter might use online maps. With quick thoughts ranging from commuter blues to competition bingo - there are… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on December 5, 2008 at 9:00am —
It's quiet right now... deafeningly quiet. It used to be that the office was abuzz with murmured telephone conversations, the "hold" buttons on the phone lighted up and twinkling, reminding us that more than one person had called us at once and were waiting patiently to speak with us. Now we are making calls out and receiving calls in, but it seems as though they are less fruitful. And less frequent. I actually jumped in my chair a little bit when the phone rang in here about an hour… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on December 3, 2008 at 3:30pm —
The new MultiPost Job Network enables employers to simultaneously broadcast open positions to MBA students and alumni of more than 50 top-ranked schools in the U.S., Europe and Asia – using one single job posting form.
(Columbus, Ohio, December 1) MBA Focus™, a leader in technology and services for recruiting MBA talent, has pioneered the first service that enables employers to easily, instantaneously post open positions directly to students and alumni of more than 50… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on December 3, 2008 at 9:00am —
Test for blog
Added by Kinsley Lee on December 1, 2008 at 7:23pm —
provides a snapshop of the UK job market by looking at advertised jobs. Video release and written release found below.
Video Release: http://www.youtube.com/user/WorkhoundNews
Workhound.co.uk Announces that 141,242 New Jobs Created in the UK Last Week
Demand Rising in Certain Key Sectors
London, United Kingdom (1 December 2008) - Workhound.co.uk, the UK's largest… Continue
Added by william fischer on December 1, 2008 at 7:16am —
No matter who you are or where you work, networking is the key to a successful career and future! According to About.com 60% of all jobs are found as a result of networking. It's never too early to start or too late. And the holidays should be no exception. Here are 7 ways to network during the busy holiday season with low cost and minimal effort.
Send out free internet Holiday cards to your network. Hallmark.com has a large variety of interesting and work… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on November 29, 2008 at 2:54pm —
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 —