Martin Ellis's Blog – January 2013 Archive (6)

CANDIDATES! - Stop talking yourselves out of the job!

I don't know what it's like in the US, but here in Blighty (The UK), far too many candidates talk themselves out of the…

Added by Martin Ellis on January 29, 2013 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Hidden LinkedIn Resume Tool for Candidates

Fed up with sub-standard Resumes and CV's, even from top people?

Point them to LinkedIn's hidden resume builder at It's saved my candidates bacon more than once. It converts their LinkedIn…


Added by Martin Ellis on January 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Don't be DUMB - Do SOMETHING when somebody reviews your LinkedIn profile

I've noticed online networkers have become much more aware of people who look at their LinkedIn profile during the last few months, but frankly not many do anything and let potential opportunities slip by - perhaps for the fear that they don't want to appear too pushy. I suspect there's something very British about that, but I admit that's a guess (wouldn't it be fascinating to see the LinkedIn behaviour stats country by…


Added by Martin Ellis on January 22, 2013 at 10:06am — 7 Comments

I am STUPID! - The Client Must Have Some Skin In The Game!!!!........

....or...."I'm never going to do another search without a Retainer"

OK. I admit it. I can be a softie. Just sometimes.

I'm not sure how I let it happen, but I let a client convince me to take on a job without a retainer. Normally I get a…


Added by Martin Ellis on January 18, 2013 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Anybody changing their minds about LinkedIn Endorsements?......

When LI endorsements first appeared, and I received my first endorsement from somebody who was unqualified to have an opinion, I became indignant. So much so, I had a good moan on my blog and claimed LinkedIn had just had a foot-in-mouth moment:…


Added by Martin Ellis on January 15, 2013 at 7:41am — 1 Comment

Am I a Narcissist?.........Are You....?

I was stung this morning. I read a blog by Jorg Stegemann. He asked if there are parallels between your boss and a…


Added by Martin Ellis on January 2, 2013 at 3:00am — 3 Comments


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