I recently watched “Why hiring is broken” by Kate Glazebrook from TEDxGoodenoughCollege. Yet another person saying resumes are broken (which is true), but this time with research to back it up. They don’t really do a good job predicting performance and they allow biases to creep in.…
Added by Eric Putkonen on January 27, 2017 at 12:33pm — No Comments
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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
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Recruiters seek out the people we place, and we find them anywhere they are. It is what we do -…Continue
As 2013 comes to a close and we look towards 2014, overall signs of changes to the employment marketplace indicate that there may be a better picture for workers in 2014. But, upon closer inspection, the results appear to be mixed.
Added by Joe Stubblebine on December 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Way back in 2008, I created a training guide called Resume Forensics. In a nutshell, it was a how-to for finding resumes and passive candidates on Google, Yahoo, Bing and a few other resources. In all modesty, it was an underground hit. I…Continue
Added by Jim Stroud on April 28, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments
Candidates often ask me whether changing roles/companies too frequently over their respective careers will have an impact on their ability to land jobs in the future. It is an interesting question, particularly in light of just how much perceptions have changed on this issue over the last few…Continue
Added by Mark Nelson on June 4, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments
Some of my customers, who are jobseekers, for the most part think recruiters—internal and third-party alike—are unfair and the reason for their failure to get a job. They think recruiters are only concerned with two things: 1) determining if my customers meet 10 out of 10 requirements and 2) want them to work for peanuts. I know this is not necessarily true, I know that recruiters have a job to do, which is to find what the employer wants. This is how recruiters get paid.
Added by Bob McIntosh on March 19, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Greetings, one and all!
We hope that you have gotten March 2012 off to a truly great start. Indeed, we have: the executive job market has picked up considerably, and, we are busier than we've been in a very long time.
At The Green Suits, all this new activity has us reconnecting with many people who have been off our radar screens for a few months or for several years. And we are meeting lots of great talent who we have never engaged before.…Continue
Added by Dan Smolen on March 6, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments
The problem with recruiters is that most of them are focused on “closing the deal”and all else is just details. They will do anything necessary to simply make a placement and invoice their customer. They don’t have their customer’s best interests at heart. His only concern is getting paid and getting past the guarantee period!
Sad, but true for many, if not most recruiters. Oh sure, they “care” about the outcome. But not more than they care about submitting an…Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on February 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
How to effortlessly track your Google searches is the topic of this week's episode. Its a GREAT method of keeping up with info overload without extra effort. Plus, Jim finds out a secret about his video editor and gives away an iTunes gift card / Amazon gift card to anyone who wants to share in the mystery. Tune in for more information. And last, but not least, find out one of Jim's most guarded secrets. Just another day on the web for The Jim Stroud Show. Download the show notes…Continue
Added by Jim Stroud on January 17, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments
I’m not prone to feel sorry for people who don’t put together a good resume and complain about not finding a job, just like I don’t feel sorry for recruiters who complain about bad applicant tracking software but who never took the time research such a crucial purchase.
But then again, I can’t tell you the…Continue
I saw an article recently entitled 7 Resume Lies Employers Will Never Check, on the excellent candidate-oriented web site Resume Bear. This inspired me to write the anti-article – how to counter these lies that…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on November 8, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments
Unbelievable! It’s incredible but these words are spoken or sent out each day by human resource professionals to any candidate bold enough to send them a resume or to inquire about employment. Wake up HR, what does Human Resources mean to you! If you're not looking after the talent management needs of your organization who…Continue
Added by Francois Guay on November 4, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments
Have you ever seen a resume so bad or a candidate doing something so foolish that you wanted to blurt out something that had more obscene than non-obscene words? Of course you have, but if you took the time to provide feedback on every bad resume or poor interview, no work would get done. While most of us don't have the time to do this, I wanted to publicly recognize someone who does. His name is Foster Williams. Foster actively assists…Continue
Recruiters and hiring managers spend a lot of time to source resumes and extract resumes. Generally when you search for resumes in search engines, you get a lot of results. Along with the resumes, the search results also contain other unwanted information. So, to pick only the resumes from the search results, you need to manually click each result and check whether it is a resume or not, and then segregate the resumes alone from the search results. This is a time-consuming and tiresome…Continue
Added by Umamaheswari.K on June 29, 2011 at 4:51am — No Comments
Searching for a job can be very stressful but just as any stressful situation there are things a person can do to relive some of the pressure. There are five quick steps that I think should be utilized when starting your job search, it will help keep you motivated.
Step 1: Get a notebook and a pencil! Start asking yourself what it is you want to do and what it is you’re good at! What would be your ideal position and what will you need to do to get there? This notebook should stay…Continue