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When applying for work, many inexperienced jobseekers make the mistake of thinking that the employer cares about which…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on May 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Are you using social media in your job search? Are you using social media to find potential hires? Whether you’re looking for a job or looking for a new hire, you should be using social media as part of your process. While Pew Research estimates that 65% of adults use social media for their own job search, only…Continue
There are two things (hopefully) that every person will encounter in their life (among a million other things, but we’ll focus on these two for now).
What do these two things have in common, you ask? I’m glad you asked, let me tell you why.
Imagine yourself walking into a car dealership to buy a brand new Audi A6 sedan. You’re going to encounter 1 of 2 car salesman.
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James Surowiecki begins his book The Wisdom of Crowds with a description of Sir Francis Galton’s visit to a country fair in 1906. Galton witnessed a competition where members of the crowd guessed the weight of an ox after slaughtering and dressing. Galton analyzed 787 guesses from crowd members including priests, schoolgirls, and clerks. The crowd’s average estimate was 1,197 lbs. The ox weighed 1,198 lbs.
Individuals are subject to biases, prejudices, emotions, and…Continue
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January. Dark, cold and alcohol free. You have stocked up on soup, joined the gym, you’re wearing your new jumpers / shirts / shoes / socks / ties (maybe all of them...) that you were given for Xmas and trying to block out the ‘sporty’ one on…Continue
Every recruiter deals with the challenges of the current economic state -- not enough time, money, or resources -- but beyond those basic pains MBA recruiters must also deal with these more complicated issues.
Despite predicted improvements to the MBA recruitment landscape in 2013, many employers will…Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on December 28, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Lost your job? ‘Tis the season to find a new oneContinue
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State of the Economy
The economy is a dichotomy that as soon as you think you have it figured out, the projections you felt were safe get thrown upside down. I've been in the staffing industry for 14 years and recently decided to add up how many of those years have been recessionary and I came up with nine to ten. The trends seem to indicate that the economy is improving at a tangible pace. For instance, Dice just released a statistic last week of…Continue
Added by Mike Barefoot on December 3, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments
Applying for a job nowadays is a lot easier. Thanks to the Internet, one can just go to a job portal, click an online advertisement and voila! - your resume gets sent quickly. No more classified ads cut-outs from the previous Sunday, no walking to different companies with a dozen copies of your resume at hand, peddling it to whoever will accommodate you without any prior appointment or schedule. Job application is now a breeze.
Okay, that may be an exaggeration. There are still people…Continue
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Becoming a waiter or waitress is 2012 is not exactly what it was 50, or even 20, years ago. Restaurants today have more demanding customers, making waiting tables a more demanding job as well. As the economic downturn forces many people to find alternative forms of employment, restaurants can also be more selective with…Continue
Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on November 15, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments
For many recruiters, it’s feast or famine. But that doesn't have to be your fate. Like a grubby-handed grade-schooler, the more fingerprints you can leave on your client, the more consistency you can enjoy in your cash flow.
Keeping pristine records, and expanding your line of services can help stave-off the hunger-pangs that come with the ebb and flow of life as an agency recruiter.
[PART 1 - VISUAL PRESENTATION]
The first in a series of expert advice blogs, from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, since I started working for North West Web Jobs, it’s that CV construction is an issue that many need help with. To put it bluntly, the submissions that we’ve received,…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 29, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments
Every relationship, whether it is personal or professional, is maintained by a certain set of behaviors and attitudes. Think about it. Whether you are dating, conducting an interview, or making new friends, you expect the other person to act “properly” whatever that may mean to you. If your blind date is sketchy, spends the evening ignoring you for his or her phone, or stands you up, would you really try to see this person again? Not likely. So why do you, as recruiters, pursue relationships…Continue
Expert advice from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
Anyone that’s ever attended a meeting, or a presentation, will be familiar with that awkward moment when the attendees are asked “Have you got any questions?”. How many times have we all sat, silently, in a room full of people experiencing a collective mental blankness?
This same situation often arises in job interviews. Only,…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 13, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
So you did everything right so far – showed up on time, dressed appropriately, researched the company and gave all the correct answers. Now it is time to turn the tables. A lot of candidates aren’t prepared, when asked, “Do you have any questions?” I have heard answers ranging from, “Not really” to “What is your vacation policy?” or “what is your background check policy?” – none of which help your candidacy. So how do your prepare a good list of interview…Continue
Do you ever wonder what makes some recruiters so successful while others don’t seem to be able to produce great results? I’ve been in the business for a long time and worked with many, many recruiters in both agency and corporate environments. The great ones are happy to share their knowledge and secrets of success and I am an enthusiastic learner. Allow me to share what I have learned with you and I would love to hear back what you have learned on your recruiting journeys. What I have…Continue
Recruiters look at a lot of LinkedIN profiles so, whether you're looking for work or just open to new opportunities, investing some time in your profile is a worthwhile endeavour. You'll probably be logging in to change your password in the wake of the massive password leak, so why not take this opportunity to increase your odds of appearing on our radar?
Resume Rules Apply
For many people LinkedIN is an online resume more than a social network, which is why…Continue
Technical recruiting is a different kind of animal than regular recruiting. Here are some tips:
1) Learn how to use email. Since you are finding most of your candidates via email, it makes sense to continue communicating via email and answer question.
2) Technical candidates are not desperate for a job. These are usually smart people who have savings, and are looking for a career building job, not just a job.
3) Give a detailed description of the company you are…Continue
Added by sam on June 13, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Completing the final classes to earn your online degree is an exciting time. It can also be nerve-wracking as you prepare for job interviews. You may feel unprepared, especially if you are moving into a new industry. Luckily, there are common job interview tips that apply across a variety of fields, even if you’re trying to change industries after earning a business degree online or an online criminal justice degree.
1. Dress the Part. Flip flops on the beach are…Continue
Added by Crystal T on May 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments