Have you ever seen a resume so bad or a candidate doing something so foolish that you wanted to blurt out something that had more obscene than non-obscene words? Of course you have, but if you took the time to provide feedback on every bad resume or poor interview, no work would get done. While most of us don't have the time to do this, I wanted to publicly recognize someone who does. His name is Foster Williams. Foster actively assists underemployed and unemployed candidates in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He runs the website www.search4uinc.com. This site provides free job postings for employers and helps candidates find jobs. This alone would be worth recognizing, but Foster coordinates and volunteers for multiple job seekers groups throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He is a former corporate recruiter who provides professional advice to those searching for jobs. He tells candidates what we cannot say, do not have the time to say, or do not want to say.
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of assisting Foster with a Job Seeker Summit where over 250 people in North Dallas were able to attend a free four hour seminar covering resumes, social networking, and interviewing. Participants had their resume critiqued, and were able to ask a panel of recruiters questions. The participants got straight answers from the panel on why they were not getting jobs.
While this thank you applies to one person in my small part of the recruitingblogs.com international community, I'd encourage everyone to look for and volunteer at similar groups.
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