All Blog Posts Tagged 'jobseeker' (15)

Who is hiding all of the jobs?

We’ve all seen the same statistic that approximately 80% of jobs are unadvertised. Some refer to this as the hidden job market.  Alternatively, we’ve also seen the statistic that approximately 80% of employers advertise job opportunities online either through their own website, a mainstream job board or a niche industry site. So, while those two statistics refer to separate measurements, they are somewhat intertwined and intriguing.

 

I frequently encounter content directed at…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on May 21, 2013 at 7:33pm — 3 Comments

How Twitter Built My Brand

Oh, c’mon! Go ahead! Take a crack at it! It’s really not that intimidating. A couple tweets here, a couple tweets there; a 



few RT’s sprinkled in, several hundred #’s here, and……BAM!!! You’re a Tweetin’ machine! The first time I set up my first Twitter account, @MikeChuidian, I really didn’t know what to…

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Added by Mike Chuidian on March 13, 2013 at 9:30am — 51 Comments

Hard Work is a Competitive Advantage

Hard work is a competitive advantage.  Most people believe that technology is the secret that will give them leverage in their careers. But it’s not. It’s about planting seeds, tending them, putting in the time, and doing the work. There is no way around that. Think of it like relationships. We would like to think that we can call someone a ‘friend’ by linking to them on a social media site. But friendships, authentic and meaningful ones, take time to build. They take work, just like one’s…

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Added by Scott Love on January 22, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Ugly Candidates - what is a client to do?

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…

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Added by Peter Cosgrove on November 1, 2012 at 3:55am — 3 Comments

“I’VE NEVER SEEN SO MANY MEN WASTED SO BADLY”: WINNING THE CV WAR

[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,…

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Added by Dave Wood on August 29, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments

Recruiting at SXSW?!

As SXSW Interactive week came to a close, I took a look at what our recruiting team had accomplished in Austin, TX.  What I found most interesting was the realization that I was looking at measuring the success of our participation from a "recruiting" standpoint much differently than recruiters or recruiting management might expect.  In fact, in speaking to anyone else in the staffing or…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on March 21, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Mobile Possibilities...

I've returned this year to SXSWi with not only great expectations but fun deliverables. As I'm writing from my hotel this morning in Austin, TX I'm reminded that I'm only on the 2nd day of the event and already feeling like I have connected with a week's worth of people, heard a week's worth of industry chatter and seen a week's worth of after hours socializing.  It's not overwhelming, as some might…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on March 15, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Timing, timing, timing!

If real estate has "location, location, location" then recruitment should certainly coin "timing, timing, timing" for our industry!



Once, I had a candidate in final stages with a client on a Friday. I was buzzing about my weekend happy as a bee. Monday morning, I learn the hiring manager went to lunch over the weekend and bumped into someone that used to work for them at a different company, but they hadn't seen each other in 10 years. They got to talking about their current companies… Continue

Added by Jessica Nicholas on November 15, 2010 at 11:22am — 17 Comments

Whats your job seeker pet peeve?

There is something really bugging me about a certain job seeker behavior. Learn what it is in this short podcast (4 min)… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on November 8, 2010 at 10:18am — 2 Comments

LinkedIn Kung-Fu





This week I looked up from my keyboard to see more than just a few unread messages sitting in my LinkedIn Inbox. And while the number was a hefty three digits, I put time on my calendar and committed to get through them all before the weekend. Luckily I managed to knock them all out and hit zero yesterday - but it wasn't without struggling through a fair amount of… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on April 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

This Is Why You Should Hire Me! - is your CV a Sales Document?

No get No getting away from it, your CV is a sales document. Instead of typing the words ‘Curriculum Vitae’ or ‘CV’ at the top, put in ‘Why You Should Hire Me...’ and see how you write it. There’s little point just creating a list of duties or responsibilities; you will not get hired solely because of what you have done, but more because of what you have achieved within those…

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Added by Mervyn Dinnen on March 10, 2010 at 7:02pm — 5 Comments

Recruiter/Client Relationships Matter

Job seekers should actively seek out the recruiters and companies who can have direct managerial contact with their clients,because it can dramatically increase their chances of getting the job. Having these direct relationships with the client doesn’t guarantee placements.However, in terms of probability, the likelihood of getting the job is increased when coupled with a great candidate and great relationship.



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Added by Ryan McMillan on February 13, 2010 at 6:42pm — 1 Comment

Mobile Job Seekers

mobilejobseekers So let's talk mobile applications for employment. Why? Well quite simply because I'm tired of hearing people say that job seekers aren't ready to apply for jobs via their mobile. And I think I'm to the point where I just have to call it out and say, "that's crap." If done right, I can't think of a single reason a job seeker wouldn't want to submit interest for a job via… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on February 9, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Job Seeker Competition Principle

The Competition Principle is a formal title I gave to what I believe to be a fundamental truth. The Competition Principle simply states, “There are others more qualified or talented than you who want what you want.” To make this principle specific to jobseekers I have defined the tenet as the Jobseeker Competition Principle. The Jobseeker Competition Principle states: “There are others more qualified or talented than you who want the same job you… Continue

Added by Darin Manis on December 4, 2009 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Paperless Recruiting - Paperless Job Hunting

beamME Year to date I'm paperless. That's right - I haven't personally created even a shadow of a paper footprint so far this year. Some days are obviously easier than others but for the most part it's been a pretty satisfying journey.



In staff meetings I typically have my laptop for notes and follow up items. When that proves too cumbersome or unrealistic I simply take notes on my blackberry or iPhone. (Yeah, I'm getting pretty fast with these thumbs - soon I'll have the mad… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on May 13, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

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