One of my contacts shared this vent with me. Thought it pretty much sums up some of the lazy, sloppy, clueless types that somehow found their way into the recruiting realm.
I honestly have a ton of recruiters that contact me, the majority are very bad at their job and I would never work with them but this specific recruiter keeps sending me positions where I do not fulfill what is identified in the job description and/or requirements, so after being nice on about…
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 16, 2012 at 12:23am —
As a recent graduate myself, I know that it can be difficult to know what you want to do while you’re still in school. I graduated with a degree in English education, and so I prepared myself to teach high school kids about Shakespeare and wear heels everyday so that everyone knew I wasn’t a student. I just stumbled upon… Continue
Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on November 15, 2012 at 9:07am —
CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) recently conducted a study tracking labor trends in the U.S. The study looked at which industries have seen the highest job increases post-recession, as well as the U.S. cities which have seen the biggest job growth in recent years.
Added by Jill on November 6, 2012 at 1:03pm —
Today it was announced that in China a man successfully sued his wife after she gave birth to a baby the husband considered so ugly he insisted she must have had an affair. When it surfaced that the woman had had a lot of plastic surgery before they met and the new daughter merely inherited her old face, the man not only divorced his wife, but sued her for the equivalent of $120k -- and he won. The judge ruled the man had married the woman under “false pretenses.
If that is… Continue
Added by Peter Cosgrove on November 1, 2012 at 3:55am —
Added by Alasdair Murray on October 26, 2012 at 6:00am —
With Election Day fast approaching, employers need to know what their workers are entitled to in terms of time off come Election Day. For companies that use temporary workers, it’s a good idea to check with your staffing provider regarding what (if any!) arrangements they have made for the staff they’ll have on… Continue
Added by Jill on October 23, 2012 at 12:39pm —
If you plan to build a career in the insurance sector, you may find the job of a claims handler to be an appropriate choice. Also known as a claims administrator or a claims assessor, the job of the handler is to deal with the individuals who make claims on their insurance policies.
There are a number of sectors in the insurance industry in which you may specialise, such as health and life insurance, travel insurance and home and auto insurance. A claims handler deals with… Continue
Added by Daniel Smith on October 17, 2012 at 9:16am —
A recent survey found that 53 percent of workers believe that switching employers is vital to the advancement of their career. Less than one third (31%) of respondents believe that company loyalty will pay off and doubt that their career will benefit from remaining at their current job on a long term… Continue
Added by Jill on October 16, 2012 at 1:30pm —
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced that an unexpected 114,000 jobs were created last month, but thankfully, the good news on the job front doesn’t look like it’ll end there with the results of a recent survey finding 58 percent of companies intend to increase hiring within the next 12 months.… Continue
Added by Jill on October 9, 2012 at 1:00pm —
This morning it was widely reported that the "unemployment rate" dropped to 7.8% - and that most of the drop was "the fact that many people simply stopped looking for a job." That comment is very disrespectful to unemployed people who are working harder than ever to find a job. Continue
The rate that is reported as the unemployment rate by the Bureau of Labor Statistics…
Added by Bill Humbert on October 5, 2012 at 11:30am —
s has long been predicted by leading industry analysts, the contingent workforce has shifted and expanded significantly over recent years and looks set to continue its growth trajectory into the foreseeable future.
Added by Jill on October 4, 2012 at 12:37pm —
If you have a candidate that you cannot place, give them a gift they can use. Why? It gives the impression that you care and that can easily translate into more referrals. When I was running a full desk, I gave out an ebook of job search strategies to everyone I met with and encouraged them to pass it on. What happened? A significant increase in referrals. (It works!) All that being said, please consider my (now) free ebook, "How To Find a Job Now (...and never have to look again!) and… Continue
Added by Jim Stroud on September 24, 2012 at 1:13pm —
What is a personal marketing strategy plan?
It is a blueprint for success. This document, will help you look at yourself a little closer and determine your professional vision. Through a series of evaluation tools, this document will identify the type of work, culture, values and ideology of…
Added by Mark A. Leon on September 18, 2012 at 2:42pm —
Two years ago I attended the Annual Carolinas Payroll Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. As a vendor my role was to raise awareness for my organization and discussion potential career opportunities we had for a client implementation. The next morning at 9:45 AM, I was approached by the conference coordinator and asked if I could step in and do a 45 minute presentation given that one of the… Continue
Added by Mark A. Leon on September 10, 2012 at 11:55am —
[PART 2 – PERSONAL DETAILS]
The second in a series of expert advice blogs, from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
The battle against bad and ugly CVs continues! This week we set a keen eye on the personal details that you should and shouldn’t be including in your document.…
Added by Dave Wood on September 7, 2012 at 10:30am —
For some bizarre reason, I seem to attract more than anyone’s fair share of random inquiries, peculiar requests for assistance and other assorted mystery messages on a regular basis. One such recent item that caught my attention was the following snippet from a person presumably running some sort of “recruiting” service…
As you will notice, this was a generic message sent to my email but not addressed to me by name – probably because I was only one of the thousand or so… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on September 5, 2012 at 1:02am —
To find something you are passionate about is a gift.
To find something that grants you fulfillment and reward is simply priceless.
There are researchers and scientists dedicating their lives for the opportunity to find cures and promote a better state of living. Doctors and nurses comforting the bodies and souls and extending life so that we may see our grandchildren grow and smile. Teachers who see reward every day in the glow of a child’s eye when they realize they have made a… Continue
Added by Mark A. Leon on August 30, 2012 at 12:07pm —
[PART 1 - VISUAL PRESENTATION]
The first in a series of expert advice blogs, from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, since I started working for North West Web Jobs, it’s that CV construction is an issue that many need help with. To put it bluntly, the submissions that we’ve received,… Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 29, 2012 at 10:12am —
Expert advice from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
Anyone that’s ever attended a meeting, or a presentation, will be familiar with that awkward moment when the attendees are asked “Have you got any questions?”. How many times have we all sat, silently, in a room full of people experiencing a collective mental blankness?
This same situation often arises in job interviews. Only,… Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 13, 2012 at 11:30am —
Expert advice from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
People from all walks of life are being affected by these tough economic times. Young people, who have recently left education, are finding it harder than ever to establish themselves on the first rung of the employment ladder. Experienced people, working in well-established industries, are being made redundant as the economic climate… Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 10, 2012 at 5:38am —