Too many jobs, to long, not long enough, enough is enough!
Believe it or not there are hiring managers (HM), and staffing professional who will ignore and not even really read the resume of a candidate if they have had too many jobs in a given span, were some place to long,…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 21, 2013 at 8:59pm — No Comments
Boolean Operators and More Updated!!
So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 5/14/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 14, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments
Making it easy to apply!!
Over the last few weeks, I have gone out to many company sites and check out the style, process, and length of time to apply to an open position. I was amazed at some of the things I saw. About 50% of the companies had easy,…Continue
Staffing or specifically sourcing is like hitting in baseball. To quote the character ‘Jack Elliot” from the movie “Mr. Baseball”, “Hitting is like the…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 30, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments
Worked here before, not good, so never again really?
I know Hiring Managers (HM) have certain predisposition about certain type of candidates, In this case I am talking about people who worked at the company before and their performance was not great. As a result, if they are being looked at…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 25, 2013 at 5:19pm — No Comments
I know them, well do you really??
One of the things I see, and hear about all the time is how someone knows someone, who knows someone and how it either helps them get a job or stops them from getting a job. The interesting part is when the people who know people, knew them…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 18, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments
Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?
All you hear when you talk to companies is fit, the right fit, fits in with the team, etc. The problem is fit, can and usually does mean ensuring that the people you bring in, are of similar type,…Continue
Great Sourcers do not need industry experience!
Over the last few weeks I have noticed an increase in the number of companies looking for sorucers. However they are not just looking for sourcers but sourcers who have industry experience with…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on April 3, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments
Not looking at Previously Interviewed!!
I know Hiring Managers (HM) have certain predisposition about certain type of candidates, In this case I am talking about people who were previously interviewed. In some cases these stances are so intense that if they or…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on March 29, 2013 at 4:50pm — No Comments
The Tiger Team!!!
Within every company you have groups that are hard to source for, or groups were the demand is higher than the staffing team that is assigned is capable of handling or groups were the demand just jumps. In addition every company has those…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on March 19, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments
Bring the heart back to Staffing
So “The heart of Rock and Roll” as Huey Lewis sang, is still beating. The question is how is the heart of staffing? From the things I have seen, and heard I seriously question if the “heart of staffing” even exists…Continue
So we all know what it is, we all know what is really means, but how often do we use it correctly and how often do we use it to make things easier for us. The term “company Fit” really stands for the way in which your personality, work style and…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on March 6, 2013 at 10:53pm — No Comments
Can you look at yourself in the mirror?
Long ago I made a promise to myself. I promised myself I would live by 4 simple rules.
So I have been in staffing for over 20 years. In fact it was 20 years last week. It started me thinking why did I get involved in staffing, why do I love it so much. Now some who are in staffing will say it is…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 20, 2013 at 8:39pm — No Comments
Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!
So one of the most difficult things to do is convert a military occupational classification (MOC) or job to a civilian job. It is hard because the MOC’s typically do not carry standard titles, and the…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
The moving target that is the job Description!!
We have all seen it and dealt with it. A job Description (JD) not written with us being involved, that says almost nothing, and when you speak to the hiring manager (HM) and ask question they…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Constructive versus Destructive!!
So over the last few months, I have read allot of posts, replies to posts, etc that have been made in various social media sites, from Twitter, ere, facebook and more. Over that time I have come to realize there are basically 3 types of…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 24, 2013 at 10:33pm — No Comments
Boolean Operators Updated!!
So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 1/16/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones being…Continue
The 3 leadership styles all successful leaders use!!
All successful leaders, from Eisenhower to Patton, all understood the three primary leadership styles. They all knew how to use them, and when to use them.
The three primary leadership style are;…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on January 9, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments
The Few, the Proud, the Looking, and why you should hire them!!
Yes, we are talking about the military. Every year thousands of these proud warriors get out, and face an uncertain future. Not knowing what they should do.
However, there are some things everyone…Continue