All Blog Posts Tagged 'kelly' (8)

What does it mean to be employable?

A few of us non-traditional, mold-breaker, non-conformist, square pegs in a land of round holes occasionally jokingly refer to ourselves as unemployable. And, in certain ways that isn’t far from accurate.

If we look throughout history we find plenty of well-known business and leadership success stories that…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 11, 2014 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

Fooling Around with Candidates Everyday

A person recently contacted me through LinkedIn and requested some time to speak with me about their “complicated” 

employment situation. I wasn’t sure whether they were seeking my advice about their current employment or how to approach the search for something else. (They are currently…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 1, 2013 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Admit it, the big "O" stimulates quite a reaction

You clicked to read about your idol Oprah, didn’t you? No, expecting some other big “O” content… Well, then you’re on the wrong website, buster!

Badge of honor, source of pleasure, reason for pride, satisfaction to scream about or maybe just something to accept quietly and celebrate contently in your own mind. The big O in all of its glory. Whether solo, with a best buddy or as a group, it’s something we’ll all experience - if we’re lucky to last that long.

What, you’re not…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Does this thing come with an instruction manual?

Earlier this week I posted a few profile-enhancing tips on a LinkedIn discussion group frequented by active job seekers. One of the things I constantly notice when helping newcomers get up to speed on the essential functionality of LinkedIn is how poor they tend to be at populating their profiles with meaty, search-friendly information.

This is especially noticeable in the job seeker community. Rather than placing career relevant and recruiter magnet content, they fill their headline,…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 8, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Everyone on the Planet Should Have a Blog

That is an outrageous and absurd idea, right?

Yet, countless career related experts continue to suggest that to job seekers. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve read and heard that exact piece of advice, but it is a prevalent theme amongst the rapidly reproducing “build your brand” and “brand yourself as an expert” contingent.

They may not be saying it quite like the title above, but essentially when they advise anyone who is looking for a job to start a blog, that IS what…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 4, 2012 at 11:00pm — 22 Comments

Special Delivery: Who Ordered the Spam?

I was silently hoping that someone had finally sprayed enough insecticide on the pests that continue to propagate terrible job search advice. Alas, plenty of evidence of their insidious and obnoxious existence still emerges regularly.

There are a number of sources in my local area that sponsor workshops, seminars and other events directed at job seekers. From what I can tell, the vast majority of the sponsors and presenters have literally zero relevant background to justify providing…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 27, 2012 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

In recruiting, nothing worse than the reputation of the proverbial black hole

Links, graphics, comments & original reference image cross-posted at: http://community.ere.net/blogs/kellyblokdijk/2012/02/deep-dark-dangers-of-the-recruiting-black-hole/

Deep dark dangers of the recruiting black hole

 

Of all aspects of HR and recruiting not much has a worse reputation than the proverbial black hole. It wasn’t…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 17, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Tutorial Tuesday....Rehab, Running, Amy Winehouse and your Sourcing Strategy....

Last time I wrote for Recruitingblogs.com, I suggested you pull your sourcing skeleton out of the closet. This month I have rehab on my mine. And that Amy Winehouse song is echoing...



Rehab occurs to me because I run. Or lately, I hobble. Had a series of minor injuries this year with the last being a pulled hip muscle. Every time I get an injury, there's a rest period, rehab and rebuilding my running program, from square one. I hate it. I like to run, it helps me focus and is a huge… Continue

Added by Kelly Dingee on July 14, 2009 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

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