If you are hoping to land a job or want to keep your current job, you have to realize that your personal brand will affect a company. A wrong step could leave a company a lot of clean-up—your picture gets placed in the paper for something illegal; you guest post a controversial article; a joke on Twitter gets…Continue
If your name is Michael Jackson, Leonard Nimoy, Lindsey Lohan or Mark Twain, you might as well skip this article. It doesn't apply to you.
It may seem rather ironic to some people that I'm talking here about online reputation.…
Added by Michael Wright on March 9, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Everyone knows what a brand is… most people associate it with a product or a company like Cheetos® or Nike®. We have been talking about Corporate Brand in the recruiting industry for quite awhile and now Personal Brand has become just as popular. You hear it on everything from the Wall Street Journal to America’s Next Top Model. What exactly does Personal Brand mean and do you really need one?
I teach a workshop on personal branding so I read a lot of articles on this…Continue
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 — No Comments
Much has been said (and to my chagrin), about recruiters who are money hungry, blood sucking, pieces of …well you get the point. I would like to believe that recruiters love what they do and genuinely look out for the best interest of their candidates. After all, we’re all in this business to better the careers and quality of lives of people, right? A little money earned by recruiters doesn’t hurt…Continue
Added by Mike Chuidian on December 5, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
[PART 2 – PERSONAL DETAILS]
The second in a series of expert advice blogs, from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
The battle against bad and ugly CVs continues! This week we set a keen eye on the personal details that you should and shouldn’t be including in your document.…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on September 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Recruiting and technology can be a dreadful combination if personal touch is sacrificed for the sake of streamlining processes (think: being caught in automated phone system hell).
I recently spoke…Continue
Does the following sound familiar to you?
“I met this great person at an event last night, we got on really well, and they are about to instruct an advisor to do what we do, but the opportunity just didn’t come up to ask the question”.
What a wasted…Continue
Added by james nathan on June 29, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments
As recruiting professionals working in the technology sector, we are extraordinarily aware of the importance of social media in recruitment strategies. This is true for both recruiters and candidates. As a candidate for a career move, are you taking full advantage of what social media can do for you?
To be effective recruiters of people for our clients, we are actively involved in social media activity each day. We update our…Continue
Added by Greg Corson on May 11, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments
In life you continue learning new skills and there is always something you can learn to make an everyday life task simpler/easier, so why not transfer this in to your professional life. As we all work in ever changing markets and the competition for jobs is continually heating up, most people ask themselves what can they do to stay relevant and how can they get that new job or pay rise.…Continue
Added by Lipton Fleming on March 20, 2012 at 6:16am — No Comments
Almost all of us at one time or another has had to deal with that one co-worker you just wanted to give a little smack upside the head.
Be it their attitude, a habit that just got under your skin or constantly listening to them moan and complain about the professional and personal lives, it is safe to say that you likely have contemplated if time in jail was worth relieving this individual of their suffering..... or your suffering as it may be.
That being said, how can you go…Continue
Added by Dave Thomas on March 12, 2012 at 6:07pm — No Comments
Two weeks ago I took my eldest son to the 2012 Year 7 Orientation Day at his new secondary school. All the kids and parents were milling around before the event started. There was an excited buzz in the air as students from many different primary schools checked out their future school-mates.
As I was waiting for the formalities to start, I was looking around the hall and noticed the school motto plastered across the wall: There is more in…Continue
Added by Ross Clennett on December 12, 2011 at 7:51pm — No Comments
"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere." -- Agnes RepplierAm I a culture fit for this company? Do my values and beliefs align with those of the organization? These are two questions that many job seekers, employers, and employees are asking themselves these days. Culture is the… Continue
Added by Kirk Baumann on July 12, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
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 — No Comments
This was a question asked of me earlier in the week. The answer is simple- you can’t. Everyone who has anything to do with sales, with recruiting, with dealing in relationships between staff and customers all have their own way of achieving the end result. For them to use my moniker, they would have to take a really long walk in my shoes, and see things through my eyes. I am fortunate to have really good people around me who respect my opinions and are extremely open with theirs. We…Continue
Added by Daniel J Smith on January 26, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments
Common names are a bitch. I should know as I have one, and have spent the majority of my adult life saying "I'm sorry, thats not me" or "I rented what?? I don't think so.." An interesting fact is some people look to common names as a badge of anonymity; that the more obscure the name, the more you stand out as an individual. This of course, can't be further from the truth. Individuality is what you make of it because its the individual who makes the mark, not the name. How many of us have…Continue
Added by Daniel J Smith on January 13, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments
How does one find value in their job? That is a question that has been studied, analyzed and reported on for hundreds of years. As the scope and look of jobs change, the variables of work change, but the one
common denominator will always be the same: You/Employee/Associate/Team
Is value measured by ROI? Is it measured by your salary? Perhaps by the performance results in your assessment? For some it is a commission check while others find value…Continue
Added by Mark A. Leon on November 9, 2010 at 10:36pm — No Comments
The final round of the 92nd PGA Championship is being played as I begin to write this. Tiger Woods started the day tied for 31st place. Unless you've been living under a rock you probably know more than you want to know about Tiger's fall from grace. We all learned about Tiger's personal life, his wife, his two children, and a succession of other women. We've watched his performance on the golf course. Clearly, right now, he isn't the player he once was. Frankly, given what…Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on June 13, 2010 at 7:43pm — No Comments
When I first started using social media tools, I saw lots of complaints and news stories written about the level of personal information being shared. From what folks were eating for lunch to their relationship status, the strictly professional users felt these personal communications were diluting the ultimate value of these emerging platforms. While, there are some who can be described as oversharers; I actually think there is value in sharing personal information. Each one of us have many…Continue