A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.…
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm —
An emerging field called work-force science is flipping the script on what we think we know about candidate predictors. Work-force science is best described in a NY Times article: “It adds a… Continue
Added by Angela Yu on August 8, 2013 at 8:30am —
According to The Wall Street Journal, 3.5 million Americans aged 45 to 64 were out of work last year. Almost 40 percent of those were unemployed for a year or more.
About twice as many 20-somethings are unemployed than more seasoned workers, but in middle age, finding a good job with good benefits can be much harder for an older worker. If you find yourself looking for work in middle age,… Continue
Added by Andrew LIsa on July 19, 2013 at 2:00pm —
Looking for a new job? Relatively happy where you are but could be tempted? Well however actively looking you are, here’s how to find the hidden jobs you might never hear about and then create an application so good they’ve just got to interview you.
Tip 1: Write your own CV/resume
Don't go and pay $50 to have someone write one for you. It's a waste of… Continue
Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on October 25, 2012 at 6:00am —
(This post originally appeared here on SocialTalent.co, written by resident blog-writer Holly Fawcett)… Continue
Added by Johnny Campbell on May 14, 2012 at 11:21am —
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about selling your company, employee recognition, personality tests, Google + and companies hiring unemployed workers.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 19, 2011 at 8:00am —
Are you a job seeker that has been unemployed for long periods of time? Well, sit down my friend because you are not alone. In fact, 40% of the unemployed have been out of work for more than six months. Searching for a job is tough these days, especially when you have been out of your…
Added by Michael Stoyanoff on February 17, 2011 at 11:30am —
A recent article on careerbuilder.com has some interesting numbers:
Added by Tim Giehll on November 15, 2010 at 11:04am —
The job market has been brutal for a while now. Unfortunately, layoffs, downsizings and closings have all been a major part of today’s society. The unemployed have taken jobs they are over qualified for just to make ends meet. It’s been a trying couple of years. We’ve all been affected in one way or another.
Not surprisingly, recent studies show, the employed are… Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on September 9, 2010 at 11:49am —
Are you a resume spamaholic? If you are not, then this article is not for you. But how do you know if you are or
are not? Here are the signs to look out for:
1. You apply to jobs you aren’t qualified for.
2. You apply to jobs knowing they are long shots.
3. You apply to jobs just to see what will happen.
4. You apply to jobs without ever reading the job description more than once or in detail.
5. You regularly apply for different jobs in different… Continue
Added by John Sanders on July 28, 2010 at 1:37am —
The challenge that job seekers face in today’s world is very similar to that of most sales/marketing types, namely:
- It can be very difficult for you to differentiate yourself
- You often have 30 seconds or less to make that first impression
- Invariably these and other reasons make it relatively difficult for the person you meet to truly remember you…
Added by Shannon Russo on June 28, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Don’t let the media and the news put you down. No matter how bad they say it is companies are always looking to hire the best available staff. If you have the right skills and passion, there will be a job waiting for right around the corner. You just need to remain upbeat and positive. Below is a list of things you need to do in order to help you through the job search process…
Keep a routine: Don’t get into the bad habits of waking up late, sleeping in the… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on June 2, 2010 at 11:55pm —
By Pat Meehan
Being downsized from a job is listed in the top ten most stressful things a person experiences in a lifetime. Dealing and coping with this situation is a big adjustment. It will take a little time to get…
Added by Pat Meehan on May 19, 2010 at 11:25am —
It has been a little while since I wrote a blog post dedicated to the stupid stuff candidates do...so sweet, clueless candidates, this one is for you. ***raises tall Red-Eye from Starbucks in mock salute***
As girls, we are taught to play hard to get to get what you want (or at least men). I've never really paid attention to this rule...namely, because I'm naturally so awkward it wouldn't really matter what I did. The (less than favorable) end result was always the same. I was a… Continue
Added by Megan Hopkins on April 5, 2010 at 5:24pm —
In Part 1 of "It's a Dry Powder Market,"
I introduced the dry powder theory.
The dry powder theory is an investment term used to describe tactics investors employ during an economic recession where they maintain a very liquid amount of assets that are quickly… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on January 25, 2010 at 10:27am —
I was getting gas for my truck the other night. A pretty simple activity today with pay at the pump and fast passes, and something that is relatively solitary – many times happily so. As I was about half way done, a young boy, about 10 or 11 years old, approached my car. I did not see him until he was standing about 3 feet from me along side my truck. I was surprised, but looked at him, smiled and said hi. He said hi and then took a step closer – he could have been in my kids’ grade school… Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on December 14, 2009 at 11:26am —
Perhaps the most painful aspect of sudden unexpected job loss is the hit to your wallet. No one likes to have to watch every penny they spend, or worse, lie awake at night wondering how to pay the electric bill. Financial experts suggest having at least 8 months of living expenses in cash to safeguard against financial ruin if unemployment strikes. Many people react to this as laughable, but having a solid foundation of reserves is important. So… Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on November 28, 2009 at 7:00am —
Being laid off is a blow to the ego, no doubt. The good news for today’s victims is that they’re in good company. Economic declines are always accompanied by job loss, but in this unprecedented downturn, it’s rare to find someone unscathed. Still, like losing a loved one or going through a divorce, job loss brings with it a grieving process. It’s important to recognize everyone must move through the stages of grief and that they’re not linear; that is, you’ll move between the various stages… Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on November 25, 2009 at 1:00pm —
When it comes to recruiting there are many aspects to focus on in the process. Some focus on the sheer quantity of resumes to provide with an acceptable pool of talent in which to choose from while others are more focused on the quality of the candidates and accessing more than just the individuals that are hitting the job boards to insure they are looking at the highest level of talent available to them.
As we know during a downturn in the economy many candidates that have been impacted… Continue
Added by bill martineau on June 9, 2009 at 3:41pm —
After twelve years working at the boutique firm The Creative Network
, the downturn in the economy forced them to let me go. Studying abroad currently, I am quite vulnerable to any changes in my financial situation and this development hit me hard. I have found new employment at a global investment firm that suits my hours and my studies - the environment is great and the people are very nice. I can sincerely say that I enjoy the work and it's… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on May 15, 2009 at 5:15pm —