It might be folklore, but it’s still a great story.
The most successful job ad ever written was Shackleton’s broadside advertising for the crew of the Endurance. Printed with hand-set type on cheap paper and glued to piers and posts around the harbor, it read:
A reported 5,000 men lined up… Continue
Added by Maury Hanigan on February 29, 2016 at 1:00pm —
I have this theory that job ads reflect the "quality" of a company's culture. Here are a few examples of what I mean...
Job ads full of typos, misspellings, grammar errors and poor formatting, such as chunks of jumbled text, look sloppy and reflect a place that doesn't value professional… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 11, 2016 at 1:00am —
“We’re on a tight budget, but we need a new employee. How can I promote my job vacancy well enough to reach a wide range of job seekers without paying recruiter fees or the costs associated with featured posts on job boards?”
Have you… Continue
Added by Hagi Trinh on February 2, 2016 at 9:00am —
For as long as I can remember (probably as long as they've been in existence) one way I've kept tabs on the job market and trends in general is through active job alerts from various job boards.
I know, #NerdAlert right?
Whether I'm looking or not, I periodically look at posted jobs that come through to see what's up, who's hiring, and of course wonder about the companies posting the same opening every few weeks or month after month.
I clicked on a… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 26, 2015 at 11:17pm —
We know that many jobs are hard-to-fill and that you need data to back up your recruitment strategy. To help, we thought we'd demonstrate how you can use data analytics to build your hiring plan. In this example, we examine hiring demand and talent supply data for an IT Project Manager opening in Seattle,… Continue
Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on July 17, 2014 at 9:30am —
By now you’ve probably heard and maybe even read at least one of the 129,732 industry blogs or news articles about Zappos’ new job… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 3, 2014 at 9:30pm —
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 —
When accepting those rapidly accumulating random LinkedIn connection invitations, I generally also scroll down to peruse my timeline. In doing so, I often notice plenty of job opportunities being posted. Some of these are blasted out by automation tools and others are manually added as a person's LI… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 7, 2014 at 11:00pm —
What are the skills required to get recruited? You might be very good at your technical but all of these can be showcased only after you get into a job. It is how you present your skills that impress the employers the most. For this the most important factor is your communication skill. You could be just average or above average at your technical but if it is backed up with good communication skills, you… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on December 9, 2013 at 2:31am —
These days a lot of importance is given to the word Performance Management
in the corporate companies especially as they use it as one of the strategies to improve the productivity of the company. Some find this to be a complicated process as there is no specific indication of what this process deals with. Does it deal with some product / service or some department or employees or anything else? To remove…
Added by Neelam Mestry on November 15, 2013 at 4:05am —
Have you ever heard that people got fired for in effective communication? Continue
Or a sales executive was fired for his incapability to express in a business meeting? Or a professor was fired because he wasn’t able to deliver the exact content to his students? A student who is intelligent failed in his examination because of lack of ability to express the contents or his thoughts on the sheet of paper? By this we can…
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 30, 2013 at 3:22pm —
For many of us, there comes a time in our careers when it feels like a change is required.
But, whatever the reasons for re-evaluating, the idea of starting again and trying something new can be daunting. So, to help you choose your direction, here are out tips for managing a career crossroads.
Am I ready to make a change?
Switching careers can be a tough decision, especially if… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 25, 2013 at 2:30pm —
Many people have been job searching for months but wonder how to land right away into a job interview. They don’t know. But you have to reap the benefits of “power words” to get to a job interview. So while writing your resume, search online and use the power words to make it strong. Don’t make your resume boring and only list your facts. To get noticed, however, try to make it such that the employer gets impressed by your resume and gives a call you for an interview. One of the many… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 24, 2013 at 8:00pm —
It is really important to prepare well enough for acquiring your dream job before one attends to an interview. The more time you spend acquiring those skills the more efficient one can be. Bringing out your innate skill and utilizing it properly will surely fetch you a job. Now when it comes to acquiring interview skills, here are few tips that one should go through before attending an interview.
Acquiring your dream job in this competitive world may seem a tough job. Attending… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 18, 2013 at 9:30am —
While attending an interview, one has to face many questions. They can be related to your major subjects or field of interest or general knowledge too. Apart from these questions, there are a few frequently asked questions in an interview. While answering them, keep in mind that your answers will win a job for you. So, stay focused, utilize your communication skills to optimum extent and conclude well. As soon as you put your resume before the employer, you can expect a question which… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 9, 2013 at 5:30am —
A general guidance any jobseeker
gets before attending an interview is to be confident. A question which arises in the job seeker’s mind is whether it is really that important. Is it not enough to possess the skill set for the job and be good with your technical knowledge? There cannot be a one word answer to this question. These are actually inter-related matters. Sometimes you can be lucky to crack an interview…
Added by Neelam Mestry on October 3, 2013 at 8:31am —
Recruitment and selection process is nothing but the organization's ability to source employees to improve the quality of its human capital and stand in the competition. This process is carried by the human resource management of that particular organization, where they target to people to get the best quality employees for their organization. There are many advantages of recruitment process.
Most of the employers or recruiters around the world find themselves in many roles while… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on September 26, 2013 at 8:59am —
In today world we expect that we need to have everything in abundance, when we hope for this, it is natural that we have to have an elaborate thinking and have to accept things in a positive way, for making this possible we have to have to cultivate abundant mentality within ourselves. A mentality that is confined and limited will take you nowhere but only to a place of frustration, ego and… Continue
Added by Neelam Mestry on September 23, 2013 at 5:49pm —
Automation is wonderful if it helps you become more efficient and productive with your time. There are a plenty of tools and technology that do just that. So far, however, there aren’t any such advancements completely capable of hiding overt laziness. A few examples:
Bullhorn Reach job postings – Being a prominent fixture in the recruiting world, Bullhorn is widely used as a job ad… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 30, 2013 at 8:00pm —
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS guest blogger Erin Osternhaus.
The number of channels available to recruiters to source candidates has grown rapidly in recent years--namely those offered by social-media based recruiting. Software… Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on July 3, 2013 at 9:00am —