Jerry D. Thurber's Blog – October 2012 Archive (5)

And Why Should We Ban the Resume: The Three C's of Career Arc

Over the course of several years – be it 10 or 40 – you leave a wake behind you that represents the impact you've made. Recruiters traditionally relied on your resume to tell them about your career arc, but today a lot is being written about how your electronic footprint may be a better, more complete representation of your professional mark.

I have fully embraced social media as a grand, open marketplace of resource communication, coordination and exchange. I saw early on that this…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 29, 2012 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments

The New Employee: A New HR Dynamic

In several blog posts over the last year or so I have referred to “The New Employee Economy.” So what is it? In a nutshell – it is the future.

Anybody over the age of 35 has grown up in a world where they mostly understand work as a commitment to some organization or company that lasts for 8 to 10 years (maybe more) and you move on one or two more times before you retire. The company takes care of your insurance (increasingly less so) provides you with a career path, some on-the-job…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 25, 2012 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Presidential Debate Misses the Employment Point

The Presidential Debates are almost over. I wish they would talk more about how exciting and dynamic the new employee economy can be. I wish they would tell us what they are going to do to make sure we have an economy where individuals can thrive (as opposed to stale old structures). Sure there are jobs be created again in manufacturing - but that is just plugging holes. 

They will talk back and forth about a myriad of ideas. And certainly they will talk about jobs. They will talk…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 22, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments

I Tweet Therefore I Hired

In a world where seemingly everyone has gotten involved in Social Media (still hate that term), is it odd when you run across someone who is not? I am not talking about someone in their 80s, but someone in today’s work-a-day world. Certainly there are many people who do not feel they have time, or who may feel that their personal involvement in social or professional networks adds little value to either their professional standing or their company’s performance. But isn't this a dying breed?…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 19, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

Skills Path is the New Career Path

Stop worrying about a candidate’s career path. For certain types of positions it is all about Skill Path, not Career Path.

What is Skill Path? Skill Path is the development of an increasing set of capabilities and/or a deepening level of expertise: regardless of where you worked. How have you advanced as a software developer, a health care provider, a manager or leader? Are those skills relevant to the challenge your company faces? Skill Path, especially for specialized skill…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on October 15, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

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