April 2010 Blog Posts (267)

Be Careful What You Wish For: You Just Might Get It!

We all know what it feels like to want to change jobs: work in a job we hate, or have lost our passion for, or simply had enough of the boss!! Sometimes that ideal new job seems elusive. The search may be discouraging and you are tempted to take just any job. However taking just any role may not be the right fit for you or the employer. We…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on April 1, 2010 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Cut and Paste – Done in Haste ends up in a Court Case.

Just recently the issue of cutting and pasting a job description into a job board to become an advertisement came to the fore in the UK when an IT Recruitment Consultancy inadvertently did just this except they left in a “sentence”: ‘Minimum six years of experience in IT . . . The person should be a UK citizen with security clearance from the UK Government. Preferably of Indian…

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Added by Keith Robinson on April 1, 2010 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Confessions of a Job Seeker: What I learned!

For those who don’t know, I was a recent job seeker. Through hard work and perseverance, I found a great position with an innovative company called SmashFly Technologies. Through this recruiting journey, I learned a lot about both sides of the recruiting spectrum. By experiencing the ins and outs of the job search grind on a daily basis and more importantly actively seeking advice from job seekers and…

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Added by Chris Brablc on April 1, 2010 at 11:56am — 2 Comments

Recruiters must commit to excellence and consistently raising our standards when it comes to working with our clients.

I was screening an IT candidate the other night for a developer position with one of our Dallas IT clients and noticed that the resume he had emailed stated that he was a BA on his last 3 positions. I told him thanks for his resume, but my client needed a developer. He said he was a developer and I asked why his resume stated he was a BA. He said that the last Dallas IT Consulting/Recruiting firm he had spoken with had "tweaked" his resume to match a requirement one of their clients had open.… Continue

Added by Mike Hanes on April 1, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

“I’m 52, With White Hair…But I’m Not DEAD!”

As a recruiter, I just have a few questions to ask for the sake of those who, like me, are beyond 50 years old. These questions are meant for serious debate, instead of an attempt to conjure argument:…

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Added by Steven Coyne on April 1, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Social is dead. Long live the value web.

Now that the debate has moved on, from iphone apps towards a wider embrace of mobile platforms & of mobile

as another, although important engagement channel, let’s look ahead for a moment to a

future that at first glance might seem contradictory but is ultimately

stable and sound. A future in which, to borrow a phrase of Natasha Saxberg, the… Continue

Added by Felix Wetzel on April 1, 2010 at 6:06am — No Comments

The missing dimension in talent - yogurt

Choosing a yogurt...or choosing his future ?



I am delighted to share with you today research that I have been working for many months on removing pot luck from the selection process...through focusing on yogurt pots.


Put simply, without going into the reams of academic research that our consultancy has undertaken on our behalf, we have managed to establish some…
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Added by Alex Snelling on April 1, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

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