MacGyver, the 1980’s television icon played by Richard Dean Anderson, was a secret agent who never carried a weapon. Instead, MacGyver relied on improvisation and a sound working knowledge of scientific principals, his Swiss Army knife, some duct tape and the occasional…Continue
While the ultimate economic results of the debt deal remain to be seen, one thing is and has been certain: there will continue to be movement among employees who are actively seeking change.
A pre-debt deal survey by Mercer Consulting from June showed that nearly 1 in 3 employees was actively looking for new…Continue
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Seems like Dodd-Frank rules are changing almost as soon as they become law lately…
The SEC extended the registration deadline for certain hedge funds while Reuters reported the…Continue
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Regular readers of the Rockwood Blog already know how important it is to avoid typos.
But sometimes even perfect spelling and grammar aren’t enough – there are some things that should be left off a resume.
Here’s a great article from Yahoo! Finance discussing 10 things…Continue
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No one can deny the unstoppable force that is social media has made us all more aware of each other’s lives. Facebook, LinkedIn and other sites empower us with a level of communication that none of us knew just 10 years ago.
But just like the Amazing Spider-Man, we must exercise great responsibility with that power. As I mentioned in a prior post, social media is increasingly having adverse effects at work.
Think you’ve got your confidentiality under…Continue
Let’s call it like it is – as headhunters, we want to see those professionals we’ve placed transition seamlessly from their current employer to the client we’ve matched their skills and experiences with after an offer is accepted.
Part of the process we recommend is a brief resignation letter – “Please be advised that effective[two weeks from the date of the letter] I am ending my employment with [current employer’s name]. Thank you for the opportunities you have…Continue
Added by Dan Ogden on June 17, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Mom always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
Mom, of course, pre-dates the internet. Had she been aware of the impact of social media, she might have added “ESPECIALLY on Facebook!”
By now, we all know that social media can both be a powerful tool and an unintentional (and often self-directed) weapon. You’ve probably already seen the post about the woman who got fired for complaining about her boss …Continue
Added by Dan Ogden on June 16, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
With competition for open positions higher than it’s ever been, a correspondingly high emphasis is placed on error-free resumes and position applications.
A recent survey of Human Resources executives revealed that an overwhelming 76% offer no forgiveness for even a single typo – which often times includes a correctly spelled but improperly used word (affect versus effect, for example).
Businessinsider.com offers a great selection of common resume mistakes…Continue
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