The only thing cooler than having a conference in your home city is to have it hosted by your employer. I was lucky enough to snag a seat to the hottest sourcing conference around and the first time ever in Seattle. My day started out like any other, except instead of heading to my office I got to join 400+ recruiters and sourcers from across the country at The Mixer. Need a haircut? New…Continue
Bryant & Stratton College Online will host a new session in its ongoing free employability webinar series. Titled “Are You My Mentor? How to Find and Work with a Mentor,” the free webinar is available to job seekers, prospective students and current Bryant & Stratton College Online…Continue
Added by Kavitha T on August 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Wasn’t it Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz who said something about not looking beyond your own backyard to find what you need? I believe she had a point.
Your best business ambassadors may just be your own employees. If you have built a nurturing environment and created an atmosphere that breeds loyalty, you probably have the best promoters of your company right in front of you. After all, who among us doesn’t love to brag?
I was at a wedding a few weeks ago when someone asked…Continue
Unfortunately networking and career development are not always the main focus on college campuses but you can do more networking at college than you think. Whether it’s for a job in the future, or you’re seeking an internship or summer position, networking is a great way to share knowledge and open doors for…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on January 28, 2013 at 12:13am — No Comments
I f you’ve started your job search or looked at career resources, you’re probably hearing this word a lot—Networking. You may be thinking you don’t know any professionals in the career that interests you, or find the task daunting. In reality, each of us already has networks that can help us in our career path and job…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on December 4, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments
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…
Every job market is unique and in order to gain the most out of your job search, working alongside a specialised recruiter can be your ticket to success. Just as you may use a mechanic to help you with your car or a plumber to help stop your leaking tap, an expert recruiter can help…Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on November 13, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments
A coworker of mine absolutely detests the phrase, "Recruiting is a lot like dating." She says it's cliche and trite; and she is right. The problem, though, with cliches and all things trite, is that they are true.
Why is bears repeating that Recruiting is a lot like Dating:
In the whirlwind of social media and googling; skype meetings and online applications, it’s easy to get lost in translation. But the fact remains, professional networking and job hunting is crossing over to the digital realm, and you are going to need to get up to speed. Here are 5 steps to catching up to the craze.
1) Get Online – The days of face-to-face meetings are coming to a close. Emails have replaced snail mail; Video interviews have replaced costly travel…Continue
Added by Angela Gleichsner on October 5, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments
When you reach out to connect with a new person on LinkedIn, there is a warning printed at the bottom of the screen: “Important: Only invite people you know well and who know you.” But, why?
I am a complete supporter of networking via social media, so I do not necessarily condone only connecting with people you know.
There are definite perks to adding…Continue
Added by Angela Gleichsner on September 20, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments
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
Welcome to the most professional club on the Internet, LinkedIn. Of the major social media sites, LinkedIn does the best job of creating an atmosphere of professional online interaction and...preventing its members from making idiots of themselves.
Why will LinkedIn NOT allow you to cross the line from professionalism…Continue
Added by Bob McIntosh on September 3, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments
Look inwards and you will find amazing opportunities around you. Rather looking in the external market, your first research should be on the opportunities available within the company. Finding the next big opportunity within the company might not happen over night. It is a long and structured process. You need to build a strong ground for yourself and project your work all the time. One of the key skills you need to develop is on Smart networking.
Added by Mohammed Taha Manna on August 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
No new news here.
Interesting thoughts after meeting several candidates in person this week in Tokyo. Though its officially Holidays this week in Japan - Obon Yasumi, when people go back to their hometowns to pay respect to their ancestors that have passed - I own my own boutique company with staff around the Globe who are working normal hours so no break for me.
Several candidates admitted to accessing Facebook on a daily basis, more…Continue
In The Start Up of You by Reid Hoffman & Ben Casnocha (Crown Business, 2012) the real gold is in Chapter 7. The chapter opens thus:
A decade ago, Bill Gates wrote: 'The most meaningful way to differentiate your company from your competition, the best way to put distance between you and the crowd, is to do an outstanding job with information. How you gather, manage and use information will determine…Continue
Do you ever wonder what makes some recruiters so successful while others don’t seem to be able to produce great results? I’ve been in the business for a long time and worked with many, many recruiters in both agency and corporate environments. The great ones are happy to share their knowledge and secrets of success and I am an enthusiastic learner. Allow me to share what I have learned with you and I would love to hear back what you have learned on your recruiting journeys. What I have…Continue
LinkedIn is of my favourite things about the Internet. Period. I love what it does, I love the way it does it, and I really hope they don't mess it up like some other large social networks have recently. I'm not alone in my love for LinkedIn, and with 160 million users there's a lot of LinkedIn love going around, but while some users quantify their LinkedIn love with the number of connections they have, they're missing the point - it's not how many connections you have - it's quality of your…Continue
Added by Jonathan on June 20, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
LinkedIn is one of the most important tools a job hunter can use to market their talents and meet hiring managers. As a relationship-building portal, new grads, adults in career transition, and seasoned professionals can research companies, identify new careers, meet decision makers, and participate in professional…Continue
Added by Jonathan on June 20, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments
Rapportive is a free app (recently acquired by LinkedIn) that shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. Rapportive helps you build rapport quickly (hence the name) and is "relationship management built into your…Continue