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Amy Ala's Blog – September 2011 Archive (3)

THE Most Important Question – A Cautionary Tale

Last week, to put it mildly, was a difficult week.  Several weeks of sourcing, countless phone screens, a job description that changed more times than Lady Gaga changes hairstyles and a group of hiring managers that think they’re the Second Coming culminated in a hiring event on Thursday.  Six open positions and eight prescreened/qualified applicants.  The odds were in my favor, or so I thought.

 

By the end of the day I was feeling pretty good about what we had accomplished. …

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Added by Amy Ala on September 26, 2011 at 7:29pm — 6 Comments

Thank You Notes are Passé and Other Interviewing Myths

Stumbled across this BNET article about what What Hiring Managers Really Look For.   Sure, there are lots of points made in the article I agree with, a few things I could probably argue against, but overall a decent read.  The author writes from his personal experience, and I have no doubt…

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Added by Amy Ala on September 13, 2011 at 6:06pm — 46 Comments

How a Networking Event Restored My Faith in Humanity

I’m not really a fan of job fairs.  We do attend, and have had some luck lately; but over the last 10+ years in recruiting that has been the exception, not the norm.  What I hate most about job fairs is talking to hundreds of people who are more interested in my squishy ball swag than my company and probably have no idea who we are or what we do.  I hate leaving job fairs with a box full of resumes that I will never look at again.  I also really hate never hearing back from the one or two…

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Added by Amy Ala on September 9, 2011 at 7:17pm — 2 Comments

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