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 —
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 —
Last week I presented to a group of Restaurant Human Resources Professionals as part of the People Report Summer Camp Symposium
in Dallas, Texas. The event was hands down the best conference I have ever presented at or attended. I led a session titled, "Blogging for Dummies."
Blogging is an interesting topic for Human Resources and Corporate… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on June 13, 2010 at 7:43pm —
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
Added by Omowale Casselle on June 1, 2010 at 9:24am —
You may have heard this phrase before:
"It's not who you know... but who knows you - and what they say about you."
I believe that statement is very true, but since we live in an increasingly online world, maybe it should be modified to:
"It's not who you know, or what they say about you... it's what Google says about…
Added by Jennifer McClure on April 26, 2010 at 8:30pm —
As someone who has worked as a Recruiter I understand how important social media is in finding quality job search candidates. I've used tools like chat rooms, online communities, blogs, Twitter, FaceBook, and even internet dating sites to source and place candidates. As a blogger, I have used Blogging4Jobs
, my blog to develop an online personal and… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on March 31, 2010 at 4:40pm —
Hi RecruitingBlogs Friends,
How ya doing?? Long time since I logged in and am super happy to find that I can now access my profile (before would say - cant find page) and now magically, it's all good :)
Besides committing every Social Networking sin known to man on here and abandoning my profile for months at a time, I been busy...
Work's been busy - busy is good, yes - but I am talking Mad busy. Been working on a req load of 20+ reqs for around 4… Continue
Added by Carolyn on March 20, 2010 at 2:00pm —
For all my blog posts please visit 'The Savage Truth'
I have been in business a long time. And all of that time has been in the rough and tumble world of recruitment and staffing. Having worked as a recruiter, manager, and owner of recruitment businesses all over the world, I have seen my share of dubious business practices. Indeed I have, sadly, been witness to many instances of outrageously deceitful and unethical behavior.… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on February 10, 2010 at 3:00am —
For me, social networking is part of my job. Its a portion of how I brand our business. Its a way to cultivate relationships with partners, clients and influencers. Its how I keep up to date on what other vendors are doing.
It’s also been instrumental in my conversion of my blog from ERE to ImSoCorporate.com this fall. It has been through RT’s on twitter and networkedblogs.com on facebook – that I have met some really smart, interesting people.
On the flip side, if you… Continue
Added by Sarah White on January 14, 2010 at 8:14am —
So we're just a bit closer to Christmas and the time when most people are starting to think about New Year's plans and resolutions. Yeah... Resolutions. The majority of which will likely be attempts to be more like the rest of the world. Attempts at losing weight, to stop smoking, spend more time with friends and family, get along with in-laws, become masters of our domain, etc.… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on December 15, 2009 at 9:14am —
Last week was the UK’s first recruitment unconference and it was certainly an interesting event. I was working the Social Media Track with @mattalder
. Anyone who knows Matt and Paul will know how knowledgeable both are when it comes to social media; I cannot tell you how much I learned from them throughout the day!
Matt and Paul know… Continue
Added by Wendy Jacob on November 24, 2009 at 7:38pm —
Please read all my blog posts at "The Savage Truth"
Currently I am speaking to large groups of recruiters at RCSA
events around Australia and New Zealand, on the topic of ‘Riding the Recovery’
. Feedback has been good I am relieved to say,… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on November 18, 2009 at 5:30pm —
What would Batman do?
Gotham City just had a major layoff. Batman is now unemployed and actively looking for his next gig. Superman and Spiderman got their pink slip a week earlier.
Because Batman is an “out of the box” thinker he knows that he needs to try something different in order to find employment during these extraordinary times.
Personal (Professional) Branding:
Added by Heather Gardner on October 13, 2009 at 10:40am —
It seems as though one of the topics up for debate within the HR community, as technology seems to thoroughly pervade our daily activities, is the usage of social networks within the workplace. On the one hand, proponents argue that they increase productivity, but on the other hand, opponents say that social networks within the workplace can become addictive and ultimately diminish workplace efficiency.
Both sides have their merits, but, as a member of the Gen Y workforce, I would… Continue
Added by Dayna Racow on May 14, 2009 at 6:39pm —
Online branding is becoming one of the critical components of the job search process. I find that as the increasing number of social media outlets come available - the pressure to become involved is rapidly increasing. The rage on Facebook, Twitter, the blogs, etc. There is a tremendous amount of information to digest and for the most the task is daunting.
Released today is a good look at the subject and how to harness the power to have better results. Me 2.0 was released last week… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on April 13, 2009 at 3:46pm —
Have you ever stopped in the middle of something and asked yourself, "What the heck am I doing? Why am I doing it this way? Whose crazy idea was this anyway?" I have. I am. Jumping outside of my usual day-to-day paradigm I'm challenging myself in a myriad of ways. I have achieved some successes and have suffered some failures. And my time outside of my comfort zone is only just beginning!
When you first step outside of your paradigm, you are constantly challenged by everything that's… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on April 6, 2009 at 3:57pm —
Resume Blasting is something that I have a strong opinion on - that is NEVER do it. It looks desperate, something that a less qualified candidate would do in a shotgun approach to offload their resume to as many sharks as possible. Does one really think that works? A recruiter or HR manager receives an email from one of the blasting services - something that is non personal and gives little attention to the person whose resume they are sending. Better yet…..the professional using the service… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on January 26, 2009 at 9:33am —
.... So why won't you hire me?
People say the darnedest things. What might be okay to bring up during a personal conversation may not be a good idea in a professional one.… Continue
Added by Heather Gardner on December 12, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Here’s a piece of what you missed on today’s webinar, Developing Your Personal Brand–the first step to landing a job.
On this topic of image let’s discuss some very specific issues related to age. We’re not talking about age discrimination per se but will discuss what your style, your look, your approach says about you in a culture that not only values youth but also is adopting work habits and technology at an ever increasing pace.
This is a conversation about age in the… Continue
Added by Vikki Pachera on December 9, 2008 at 5:29pm —
I talk to tons of recruiters on LinkedIn and I think I am the only recruiter in the world using this tool.
Greeting Card Service
Check it out. I've used it to send greeting cards to owners of huge companies and build great relationships with them.
The website will let you send a real greeting card in your own handwriting, with your own pictures; allowing you to make the most important connections… Continue
Added by Matthew Mancino on December 9, 2008 at 4:41pm —