I am constantly amazed at how little money most professionals are willing to spend to promote and market themselves. Like this kind of investment — investing in yourself — is crass, egotistical, and over-indulgent. Our actions and accomplishments speak for themselves, right? We’re sick of hearing about…Continue
Everything we do online matters. This has always been true, but it's never been as important as it is now. What makes this feel almost patently unfair is that, in spite of our actions mattering more now, we actually have less control over how we are perceived online. Thanks to social media, and a few other factors (not the least among them being Internet trolls), people can say just about anything they want about us online.
What are they saying about you today?…
Many a job has been lost due to revelations found in social media profiles that shared just a bit too much for the employer’s taste. According to a recent survey conducted by Jobvite, “nearly 3 out of 4 hiring managers and recruiters check candidates’ social profiles – 48% always do so, even if they are not provided.”
It’s clear that the internet is a very useful tool for…Continue
Added by Cara Aley on April 22, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments
In one part of the world, a butterfly flaps it's wings. In another, there's a Tsunami.
That's what happened this week, and two people lost their jobs because of it.
Added by Michael Wright on March 23, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments
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
Nowadays, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an individual that hasn’t engaged in blogging in some form. It has become a powerful medium through which anyone can express their thoughts, on nearly every interest and activity. If you’re looking to build a successful blog, then you’ll need to understand how to build traffic,…Continue
I'm a no excuses kind of guy, I really am. I love sports (die-hard Celtics fan, born and raised in So Cal), and I'm just not the kind of fan to blame losses on officiating or injuries as some fans do. Bad call at the end of the game cost you the W? Maybe you should've built up a bigger lead before the end of the 4th quarter. Your starting center goes down with a knee injury in Game 6 of the Finals (a la Kendrick…Continue
Did you know that traditional job searches leave you at a disadvantage? Why? Simply put, there are a lot of unadvertised jobs that you are overlooking everyday. If you do not know about these hidden jobs. its because you have been looking in the wrong places. Its time to do something different!
00:26 - Thank you National…Continue
Added by Jim Stroud on April 11, 2012 at 4:35pm — No Comments
Bank of America was brandjacked on Google Plus! Tune in to see what Google doesn't want you to know. Can you imagine if this hapenned to your employer brand? Owch! Download the show notes for links to the stories covered in this episode.
Added by Jim Stroud on November 16, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments
Typically, an individual seeking a job prepares, as is recommended, in the following ways: developing a valuable skill set; networking with professionals in his or her field of interest; writing a succinct, yet captivating resume; researching the organization for an interview, if such an offer is extended. However, many applicants neglect to consider a fifth, equally significant…Continue
It has been a week since #truLondon and we covered a lot of content. Something that stood out for me or made me think, and there was plenty of things that stood out in the memory bank. I’m going to kick off with one I’d love to hear your thoughts:
#truLondon thought 1: Lazy Recruiters
Igotmore annoyed in one…Continue
About a month ago I blogged about a job seeker I was working with. Find the story here. Well as it turns out, Joe did continue through the process with Company A and B. Here's how it went down...
Company B did everything they said they would. There were some hiccups along the way; a couple of dates changed, but ultimately he did fly to their offices and was…Continue
My kids have always summed up my career in this fashion: “People pay mommy lots of money to find other people”. They have never questioned the logic of this. Mommy plays a mean hide n seek. Now that my baby has graduated from Kindergarten, I have come to realize that really, some of the most important elements of recruiting he has now mastered. Since school let out I’ve been watching him interact with his friends – and here’s what I’ve found...
Have something good…Continue
Added by Errol Forbes on March 30, 2011 at 9:44am — No Comments
Right off the top, no, I didn’t just swear. These two words are thrown around daily under a multitude of reasons; but how many people actually back it up or even mean it as much more than a catch phrase or cliché? We all deal with people, either working with, or working for; and regardless of our job-identity; in one way or another we always defer to those two words in almost every close. How do you guarantee satisfaction? Have you listened intently to the customer or to the supervisor and…Continue
Added by Daniel J Smith on February 11, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
This might be a bit untrendy, and I’m not expecting to get featured anywhere for it, but I’m going to say it anyway. I think most Recruiters and most H.R. professionals do a pretty good job. I also think that most care about their candidates and clients and add plenty of value to the recruitment process.…Continue
Added by Schaun OBrien on March 24, 2010 at 12:39pm — No Comments