All Blog Posts Tagged 'resumes' (98)

Reasons To Eliminate

Resumes are used to find reasons to eliminate.  After that, they are used to find reasons to separate.

So look at your resume and try to eliminate reasons to eliminate.  Job hopping is a good example and is consistently used to eliminate.  It takes time and diligence to avoid that one.  Others, like grammar and spelling errors or confusing presentation, can be easily fixed any time.

Reasons to separate are harder.  Take care of the reasons to eliminate first and then look for…


Added by Todd Kmiec on June 22, 2017 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Is There a Better Way Than Reviewing Resumes?

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

How to Keep Pace with Latest Trends - Social Profile Resumes

The Importance of Social Profile Resumes in Recent Times

Over the years, social media has proven useful beyond the usual photo/video sharing, connecting with old high-school classmates, and tweeting.…


Added by Brandi Webster on February 26, 2016 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

First Impressions Count Online

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…


Added by Peter Clayton on May 14, 2014 at 7:30am — 18 Comments

The Context of Content (what's a resume anyway?)

Recruiters will use any kind of information to find candidates.  I once literally got contact information off of a bathroom wall once and, yes, I made a placement.

We won't discuss the industry.

Recruiters seek out the people we place, and we find them anywhere they are. It is what we do -…


Added by lisa rokusek on February 11, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

2014 Employment Outlook: Forecasting Fog

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

Resume Forensics - How To Find Resumes and Candidates on the Web

Jim Stroud is the author of Resume Forensics 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…


Added by Jim Stroud on April 28, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments

How is job-hopping really viewed by recruiters and hiring managers?

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…


Added by Mark Nelson on June 4, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

The system is not perfect

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.

I’ve read…


Added by Bob McIntosh on March 19, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

In's all about METRICS

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.…


Added by Dan Smolen on March 6, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments

The Problem with Recruiters!

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…


Added by Drue De Angelis on February 8, 2012 at 8:30am — 52 Comments

Top 10 industry preferences for the MBA class of 2013

The new class of MBA students are halfway through their first-year at b-school. By now, most of these 1st-year students have selected an industry preference, adding it to their developing MBA…

Added by Ryan Pratt on February 7, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How To Effortlessly Track Your Google Resume Searches

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…


Added by Jim Stroud on January 17, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

How to See a Shining Candidate Through a Lousy Resume

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…


Added by Tim Giehll on December 13, 2011 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Preventing and Countering Candidate Lies

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…


Added by Mark Bregman on November 8, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments

No Resumes Please! Signed Human Resources

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…


Added by Francois Guay on November 4, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments

Search LinkedIn profiles with links to online resumes

You can search Google for LinkedIn profiles with links to online resumes.

The Google search syntax is as follows: "websites * * * resume" keywords

For example, if you want to search for profiles of product managers in LinkedIn with links to online resumes, the Google search string will be:

site:… Continue

Added by Umamaheswari.K on October 5, 2011 at 7:56am — 2 Comments

Thanking Those Who Help Candidates...Presenting Foster Williams

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…


Added by Bert Shimabukuro on August 12, 2011 at 10:23pm — 2 Comments

Automate Recruiting Processes and Stay Ahead of your Competition

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…


Added by Umamaheswari.K on June 29, 2011 at 4:51am — No Comments

Inhale Resumes from Job Boards, Search Engines and Social Networks

In today’s tech-dominant world, resumes are found everywhere. Search engines, social networking sites, job boards, free resume portals, blogs, personal websites, alumni associations are some of the major sources of resumes. It is quite encouraging for recruiters and hiring managers, but the challenge lies in how quickly you can find the resumes and extract resume & contact information from them.

Typically, recruiters and hiring managers visit various resume sources and… Continue

Added by Umamaheswari.K on May 5, 2011 at 7:04am — 2 Comments

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