they are doing as far as I see is put their candidates on the bottom of the pile. I have been a proponent of th almighty chronological resume but have been advised against it, so Im glad to see im not the only "crazy" one out there.
As recruiters, we sometimes dont have the time to analyze every intricate detail of a persons c.v. yet, the candidate feels that they are the most qualified because their well put together c.v. says so. Chronological allows us to pin-point the needs of our clients and vice versa. The c.v. that is in functional format in a way I see as form of disrespect to our clients because we then become the time sponges to them.
I have been noticing more and more BOLDED phone numbers and recent irrelevant education, what are your thoughts?…
t people with more dynamic and varied skill sets, and the increased pool of active job seekers may prove fertile ground for that. The mentality that I'm hearing from HR world for 2009 is rather bleak. I'd posit that the motto for 2009 could be "Do more with less."
While many employers see this as a negative (trying to attract larger skill sets with non-growing compensation plans, or requiring current employees to handle more burdens for no more pay), I think there's a better perspective.
I'd like to see recruiters influencing the mind set of the HR community in a way that says that offering people a more dynamic workplace, with greater variety of job function, is not only more fulfilling and rewarding, but ultimately better for the employee. I see it like this. Large retailers hire "managers in training" straight from college. Then they spend 3 to 6 months in all the different aspects of the business, and come out 18 months later more valuable than when they started.
All employers should see this model, though it may be a condensed version, as a positive of the evolving workforce for 2009. Thoughts?…