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. Continue
It may seem rather ironic to some people that I'm talking here about online reputation.…
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Added by Noel Cocca on December 12, 2012 at 5:36pm —
I am sure I am not alone in receiving countless completely inappropriate and seemingly randomly sent CVs when advertising for roles - it kinda comes with the territory - but it never fails to amaze me that even when a specific warning that irrelevant and inappropriate CVs will not get a response is included in the advertisement that so many candidates think it is worthwhile sending you their CV despite the fact they have no suitable experience and in fact, in many cases, simply could not… Continue
Added by Dyll Davies on November 29, 2011 at 1:30pm —
Recruiters know how to use the phone since they spend so much time calling clients and candidates yet many are ineffective in their ability to set appointments or present candidates. I still hear recruiters telling me all the time about how they submitted a candidate via email vs doing a call-and-present. Technology is a great asset to us but we need to get off email and do more F2F, especially in this market, and the best way to get there is to improve your phone skills.
Here are… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on October 20, 2009 at 8:00pm —
“You are no one if you are not on Twitter”, a song by Ben Walker
is sure to become an anthem for those use social media to communicate every second. Though envisioned as an SMS based social network,Twitter has become a fast and an effective communication tool. Today, it has crawled over every form of business leaving its imprints on them. Recruitment is one industry which has jsut joined the bandwagon.…
Added by Padameshwar on August 27, 2009 at 2:03am —
This is going to be a post that will really be necessary to have a community discussion and feedback. I have had the experience to play in what I will refer to as the Direct Recruiting Marketing and the Indirect Recruiting Market.
Let me explain...Direct Recruiting
is the action of calling a specific person with the intent to sell them on a job and get them interested in a particular position you are recruiting for.
is the action of calling a… Continue
Added by Darrin Grella on August 26, 2009 at 5:30am —
Last time we spoke about identifying the true hiring decision maker (HDM). We will go on the assumption that has happened.
We will also assume that you have been in front of the interview panel and your keen intuition says you did well in the your interviews and made a connection with at least the vast majority of the folks you met with, including the HDM. If you feel your intuition is not working,… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on July 14, 2009 at 6:00am —
Obviously I am not the first to weigh in on the pros and cons of using social networking sites like Facebook ®, etc. I was actually late to the party getting on FB because I thought it was more for the much younger crowd, but it has become quite a useful tool for me to re-connect with people and also to get the word out about my business and blog and has yielded rewards.
I am much less an "open… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on May 28, 2009 at 11:39am —
Alright, you have cleared all the hurdles and the company calls you and wants to tender an offer. How should I handle this?
Well, most of the time the person authorized to offer you a job will give a verbal
offer over the phone. Basically it will be a high level summation of the offer:
- Job Title
- Base Salary
- Bonus Plan
- Anticipated Start…
Added by Bill Meirs on April 17, 2009 at 7:30am —
Nice work. You nailed your interviews and are moving to the exciting offer stage. The thing that sometimes causes agita amongst job seekers is that little step in betwixt the interviews and the offer: The reference check.
Today we will discuss how to approach the reference check. First thing: Always have your group of references ready and updated if you are in the job market. Make sure they know they… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on April 13, 2009 at 6:30am —
So the blessed day has come, you have your interview. We have already talked about how to prep before your interview day - now some last minute fine tuning and then what to do when you are in the midst of your discussions.
Ramping up or down:
Ramp up: If it is a morning interview, make sure you get a good night's sleep. If you are currently not employed, ramp up with some last minute study or review of notes/job/resume, read the Wall… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on April 7, 2009 at 1:30pm —
To hear that you have been invited in for an interview is always an exciting time. It gives you a renewed optimism, like when spring blooms in New England. Whenever the hell that will happen. It also can wreak havoc on even the most seasoned job seeker's innards because you feel so much is riding on your performance.
While I can't come with you, lean over and whisper in your ear the answers to the… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on April 6, 2009 at 6:30am —
Salary discussions with a prospective employer are at best uncomfortable, so I am going to talk about how to maintain the advantage in these interactions. Since this is fairly complex, I am breaking this into 2 posts. One to discuss how to prepare, and the other to help you through the actual discussion.
Ken from Massachusetts asks how to respond when an potential employer asks what compensation he is looking for. He was thinking his default would… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on March 26, 2009 at 9:46pm —
I usually don't plug other people's services on this blog, but in these difficult times you need to distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack when you interview. I have worked with Greg Chenevert for a few years now and have found him to be the most effective coach on all things related to communication. He has worked to help all types of people improve their communications in the areas of sales, interviewing, networking, writing. Even political… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on March 24, 2009 at 10:30am —
With over 200 graduates through my Global Mentor Program
you can understand that I am witness to commonalities in shortcomings, regularities in obstacles confronted, and similarities in approaches done poorly. Many of the mentoring delegates in the very beginning of their six months working with me, ask the same single question (although the wording may vary, the intent is exact):
"Where should I start to improve… Continue
Added by Ric Willmot on February 2, 2009 at 6:00am —
Let's get straight to the point: Action is the only precursor to success!
So, here is a pithy way for you to get focus on your customer - and thereby be focussed on improving your business.
Take a leaf out of the book from Marriott: Imagine there is no desk. That's right, imagine, you no longer have a desk. What do you do? Well, how about understanding that in nearly all businesses, you do not meet new prospective buyers from behind your desk? You must get out and market,… Continue
Added by Ric Willmot on January 30, 2009 at 5:30am —
Recently, a question was put to me: "How do you take criticism, without it making you upset?"
An entrepreneur had offered an invention to be reviewed by a respected catalog for inclusion. After a lengthy period of silence, followed by numerous emails seeking an answer, the entrepreneur was declined for some minor health and safety concerns of the invention.
The entrepreneur became incensed and went through the five stages of grief all at once. He said: "I take rejection… Continue
Added by Ric Willmot on January 23, 2009 at 5:30am —
We all want to increase business. This means that we establish a marketing strategy to put ourselves in a position where prospects buy from us. But what makes a good quality prospect?
A prospect has a need or can be convinced of the need and can authourise payment to you.
Ric's 6 Keys to a quality prospect for your business
1. Someone who already recognises the need
2. Have the financial budget to pay you
3. History of using or purchasing… Continue
Added by Ric Willmot on January 12, 2009 at 5:00am —
Below is an aide to assist you in identifying your why. Prior to reading further, commit yourself to completing the exercise. Remember, your true why is likely to be directly tied to a 'moving away from pain'
driver if you are like 90% of the population in Western Civilization.
Cutting edge recruiting consulting demands that we not only understand our personal motivation, but in recruiting employees, sales recruiting and… Continue
Added by Ron Mason on September 11, 2008 at 1:02pm —
From time to time I have had the opportunity to teach my client the power of ‘fishing’ vs. the one time benefit of handing them ‘fish.’ The power and extensibility of creating a repeatable process has many benefits which include having ownership of a passive pool of candidates, creating a branding strategy to build credibility in high potential candidate eyes and the maximum benefit of identifying true ‘A’ players. Contrasted with hiring one talented employee per requisition, and the benefits… Continue
Added by Ron Mason on July 25, 2008 at 10:12am —