What a rough few weeks. You've probably heard a couple of things about me lately – I lost a friend / colleague, and I changed jobs. After nearly two years as a corporate recruiter for Zones, responsible for just about every department outside of sales, I left. Coming on the heels of a death in our department, it was especially hard to say goodbye.
The past month has been full of difficult conversations. I was not actively looking for a new role. Some might even call me a passive…Continue
I titled this blog first Monday primarily so I would be forced into finishing it and publishing it today. I've been meaning to blog for months now, and still have several unfinished works in progress sitting in my RBC drafts. So, in the spirit of my new year commitment to blog weekly (and to test the theory that I work best under pressure), I figured I'd start this Monday Musings blog about nothing in particular and everything in general.
2012 was EPIC for me, both…Continue
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Talk about a catch-22! Let’s use Sally, the average Nurse Practitioner (although there’s nothing average about NPs), as an example. She has been a nurse for many years and has been working on her MSN for quite a while. The happy day arives when she has earned her MSN. She then sits for her national certification and passes. She is so thrilled now because she is officially a certified Family Nurse Practitioner!
Sally’s job search now begins. She applies for every Family Nurse…Continue
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In a down economy it’s natural to assume that your corporate clients aren’t returning your calls because they aren’t hiring and therefore don’t need your services. How about when things turn around? The reality is hiring takes place in all economic states. The more…
Added by SkillStorm on April 26, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments
So, how long does it take to find a new job? I have heard this question a lot over the past year.
The answer to this question is unknown as data, statistics and personal success is difficult to quantify when comparing the total population of people interviewing. Perhaps a better question would be “What can I do to improve my chances of finding a job as quick as possible”? or “What can I do to improve my chances of finding a job”?
Everyone has a different level of background,…Continue
Added by Ryan McCormick on April 3, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
What’s more important – having a good CV or a good cover letter…? The answer? Both! Cover letters are just as important as CVs because a good cover letter gets your CV through the door and a good CV then goes on to qualify you for an interview!
If you know anything about my background, you’ll know I fell into CV writing, cover letters and so on by accident while working in the media as the assistant editor of a magazine. Back then I had to recruit people (as well as everything else)…Continue
Added by Mildred Talabi on March 17, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments
Social Recruiting finally went mainstream in 2011 with corporate and agency recruiters embracing LinkedIn and internet sourcing as a required skill for the modern recruiter, shifting away from job-board advertising to digital headhunting. It was also a year of continued economic uncertainty ending with fear of a double dip recession in Europe and beyond. Despite this we will remember 2011 as the year that the recruitment industry took its head out of the arse of the global recession and…
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! In this Christmas Special, Jim Stroud remembers previous Christmases and ponders what is really important. Special thanks to the Stroud Family for pitching in on this episode.
DO THIS NOW!…Continue
Do you remember recruitment back in the 1990s? I do. A typical day would start with the post being delivered, we would gather around and rip open all the envelopes, pore over the CVs, passing them around the boardroom table in Number 2 Argyle Square, Donnybrook, where I started my recruitment career with …Continue
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Facebook recently unveiled their new look. Love it or hate it, the changes are universal and many people are revealing more than they wanted in their status updates.
The new Facebook will now allow you to watch movies, listen to songs or read newspapers…Continue
Added by SkillStorm on September 29, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments
Workforce Expert and HR Software Executive Tim Giehll Releases New Book: Human Capital Financial Reports
Tim Giehll has written a revolutionary guide to help CEOs, the SEC, investors critical as the nation deals with ongoing workforce imbalance and growing unemployment issues.
View the full release here:…Continue
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CK Science is always looking for new and innovative ways to make the job hunting experience as easy and as enjoyable as possible for our candidates. We would therefore like to introduce to our new free Science Jobs iPhone app.
The Science Jobs app for iPhone will help take the hassle out of searching…
Added by CatherineGutsell on June 28, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments
New York City area employers and staffing agencies posted more than 80,200 new online job ads jobs in May, up 23% over May 2010. Demand has now rebounded from the drop in April and has gained 46% since the beginning of this year.
Hiring Demand for NYC Metro Area — 4 Years:Continue
Added by Carolyn Menz on June 24, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments
The number one position that recruiters posted over the past thirty days was for Computer Specialists. There have been over 220,000 new jobs for Computer Programmers, a 26% increase from the same time period in 2010.
Hiring Demand for Computer Specialists by Employers – Past 4 Months: …Continue
You shined in your interviews and landed a new job! The interviews you went on were your first and only time to make a great first impression on important people at the company. Since you were offered the job, they clearly had a great first impression of you! Now it’s important that you maintain that.
Here are some tips for a successful first…Continue
Added by Stephanie Bressan on January 17, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments