The good news: for at least a few people I’ve spoken with recently, the job market seems a bit warmer so far this year than it has been in quite a while. Let’s hope so!
The bad news: applying and interviewing for jobs is just as cumbersome as ever.
The ugly news: many employers must… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm —
Are you making premature assumptions about applicants or candidates? Here’s a few common categories focused on finding the right fit. Do you see anything potentially wrong with these ways of assessing talent?
Once a person’s hard skills are confirmed through visually examining on paper or on screen or verbally over the phone or in person, soft skills almost always become a more prominent factor. Many people place a tremendous amount of credibility… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on October 16, 2013 at 11:00pm —
Winning Formalized Internship Programs
These methods are based on organization's goal is to convert interns to full-time hires and is therefore paying its interns.
Unpaid internships present a number of problems for organizations focused on intern conversion.
Rich Peterson firmly believes, if you follow these simple rules, you will Hit a Home Run.
1. Furnish interns with real work assignments:
Furnishing interns with… Continue
Added by Richard Peterson on October 15, 2013 at 12:00am —
A friend and former colleague recently told me about a frustrating conversation with a recruiter. Come to think of it I rarely, if ever, hear from anyone telling me about a fantastic interaction with a recruiter. Why is that?
Anyway, my friend saw one of their connections “like” that recruiter’s LinkedIn status about a search they were working on. Thinking it looked appealing, my friend… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 16, 2013 at 9:00pm —
I recently “googled” my name and found an assortment of results come up that I didn’t even realize were out there and visible to the public. Social media sites, registries I created, and websites that I’ve registered on and long forgotten about. When it comes to job… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on December 29, 2012 at 7:43pm —
Many small businesses have an in-house human resources manager that will handle the nuts and bolts of interviewing prospective employees, overseeing payroll, dealing directly with any employee issues and/or questions, and making sure the office keeps rolling along smoothly.
Other companies, however, either outsource such… Continue
Added by Dave Thomas on May 8, 2012 at 6:30pm —
Technology continues to transform job development across the country, impacting the rapid growth of some industries and occupations and the decline in importance of others. Using Boston’s New England BLS Information Office’s report as a tell tale, we see that Massachusetts’ high tech industry, as well as the accompanying occupations, are significant contributors to the overall high tech recruitment market and the Massachusetts… Continue
Added by Greg Corson on April 17, 2012 at 12:30pm —
Since we largely train recruiters and businesses how to leverage the power of social media as a sourcing tool, an employer branding tool and a business development tool, one common question we get asked all the time from nervous HR managers to company directors is advice on a social media policy that will enable… Continue
Added by Johnny Campbell on November 29, 2011 at 11:36am —
Early in the year, we reported that the hiring demand for Marketing Managers was growing. However, since the 4-year high in May 2011, hiring demand for Marketers has been slowly slipping. In September, Recruiters placed a total of 17,000 online job ads for Marketing Manager positions, a 26% decline compared to May, erasing any job gains seen for this occupation in the first part of the year. However, many organizations are planning for increased marketing budgets in 2012 – will hiring demand… Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on October 21, 2011 at 10:15am —
#1: The smartest person always gets the job
Definitely not true – companies these days are more interested in the complete worker. Having brains is always an advantage, but it's not the only thing that hiring managers are looking for. In today’s economy, an employer… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on October 6, 2011 at 6:39pm —
Successful recruiters, this article is not meant for you. The list outlined below is your mantra, your daily routine with your clients. You know that recruitment is a relationship based business, and that you are only as good as the relationships that you have built and nurtured with your hiring managers.
- Know their business. You can’t expect them to invest in you until you have invested in them. Go to their department and or sales…
Added by Granite Consulting on August 15, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Since the July 4th weekend is upon us, we realize this is an opportune time to relax, catch up with family and friends, enjoy life and be thankful for everything our wonderful country offers.
This holiday weekend is also a good time to reflect about your professional career – where you are, where you want to go, and how you’re going to get there. If you’re an… Continue
Added by Jon Prete on July 1, 2011 at 7:30am —
Here’s a news flash – finding top IT talent is becoming increasingly difficult as budgets loosen up and employers are desperate to fill positions requiring high demand skills. The problem seems to be that there are more jobs (believe it or not) than qualified candidates (who are actively looking for a career change). Continue
Finding top talent can be a bit challenging in today’s market, but that’s what IT recruitment agencies like…
Added by Jon Prete on June 24, 2011 at 11:00am —
1. Cold Calls. If you are cold calling me from any company that rhymes with Blobert Blaf or similar companies, call me from your mobile because I can see your company on my caller ID. Expect me to still blow you off, but call me in 6 months to show me you made it. We may talk then.…
Added by Bert Shimabukuro on May 17, 2011 at 6:30pm —
Have you ever had one of "those" managers? You know the type I mean "DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO"! The type of manager who thinks that people perform better under a fear based regime, the type of manager who thinks their employees are sub-standard and to be treated as such; the Manager from Hell (MFH)!
It's probably a good guess we've all been there! I used to work with a manager who thought her job wasn't done if she didn't have at least one staff member in tears a month (ok -… Continue
Added by Stephanie Bressan on May 13, 2011 at 11:00pm —
Do you trust a resume more than your IT staffing partner? If you do, you’re most likely losing out on top IT talent.
So often, hiring managers get too focused on the resume – what information is included, the style and tone it is written, the number of keywords (per the job description), etc. They want the… Continue
Added by Jon Prete on May 6, 2011 at 4:30pm —
This blog, the first of a two part series, focuses on candidate salary requirements and what employers need to consider before they make an (attractive) offer. Part two will concentrate on job seekers and handling salary issues once an employer makes an offer.…
Added by Jon Prete on April 22, 2011 at 8:00am —
Cover letters can be a great way to get your foot in the door at a company that you want to work for. A cover letter is usually sent in the body of your email with an attached resume when applying for a job. They tend to be of great importance in this stage of your job search because it highlights your qualifications, skills, and why you would be an asset for the company. Career Columnist Eve Tahmincioglu, says that… Continue
Added by Shana Borwegen on March 3, 2011 at 4:00pm —
Since next week is Valentine’s Day, we thought it only fitting to write about the relationship between two parties – and how to move it to the next level. Most of us have been there before – we’re ready to commit but the one we’re courting just isn’t quite so sure. It can be heartbreaking. You, the hiring manager, have… Continue
Added by Jon Prete on February 11, 2011 at 11:22am —
about how the IT job market is changing, and hiring managers are becoming very cautious and highly selective with job offers – even for those positions that require high-demand skills. This wasn’t always the case. Back in the 90’s, companies were in short supply of… Continue
Added by Jon Prete on January 28, 2011 at 12:00pm —