Amy Ala's Blog – October 2011 Archive (4)

The Offer – to Negotiate or to Not Negotiate? That Is The Question.

A Google search of “how to negotiate starting salary” netted just under 2 million results. 8 tips here, 6 steps there, all sorts of advice. For the most part, it sucks. There are some things I agree…

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Added by Amy Ala on October 27, 2011 at 8:31pm — 17 Comments

You Applied to How Many Jobs This Week??

How many job applications are too many?  One night I was clicking around the blogosphere when I stumbled across an entry from July 2010 entitled Dear HR Pros, Be Transparent. This blog was written by a recent college grad and intern who was struggling with his job search. He thinks craigslist is a joke (don’t tell my boss, that’s where she found HER job). He wonders if…

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Added by Amy Ala on October 20, 2011 at 2:12pm — 9 Comments

How the Economic Downturn Has Really Screwed Up Recruiting

This is not the blog you’re expecting.  I’m not going to talk about the hordes of unqualified candidates I get bombarded with.  I’m not going to discuss how hard it is to get a “passive” candidate to make a change out of fear of the unknown.  I refuse to debate the merits of 3rd party recruiters and how some companies feel they don’t “need” TPRs because there are so many people out there dying to come to work for you.

 

No.  This blog is about how this recession has…

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Added by Amy Ala on October 13, 2011 at 4:34pm — 17 Comments

No, I Don’t Get People Jobs – I’m a Recruiter.

People are constantly asking me to “get them a job”.  Just yesterday I got a text from someone who heard I was recruiting for openings in Chicago.  It literally read “Sh!t! Get me a job!” (stay classy, ex-husband).

 

But wait, you say.  You’re a recruiter.  Your whole professional existence revolves around getting people jobs… right?

 

Not exactly.  A very smart boss once put it to me this way.  “I know you care a lot about getting people jobs.  That’s…

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Added by Amy Ala on October 4, 2011 at 5:56pm — 56 Comments

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