Jerry Albright's Blog – April 2012 Archive (3)

A gradual shift toward more "Applicant Targeted" content here?

For the past few months I've noticed more and more self-promo stuff geared toward candidate enlightenment, job hunting tips, etc.

Do the posters have any idea what so ever this is a place for recruiters?  Or do they come here, think "Hey - this is a great place to spam with my candidate BS" and post away?

Yes - I'm an old dog.  Perhaps one of the new tricks I should learn is "How to get business by joining the job hunting and resume writing tips club and…

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Added by Jerry Albright on April 24, 2012 at 10:30am — 15 Comments

For the vast majority of us, Talent Communites are a pipe dream...

Another installment in my series of UnModerated blogs:

By and large I reject the notion of Talent Community all together. The very idea that people are inclined to "connect" with a company over a long period of time - hanging out backstage like groupies at a Rolling Stones concert, hoping to get the call to join the team, is nonsense.



Sorry - but this is primarily a pipe dream for most employers. Most employers are not cool, hip spots like Google or Starbucks.…

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Added by Jerry Albright on April 10, 2012 at 3:00pm — 16 Comments

Survey shows only 28% of jobs found through networking (an Unmoderated post)

I trust Gerry Crispin.  So should you.  He is not a career branding "expert" or any other type of new media blow hard.  He has data.  Real data. Dare I say "Big Data"?    He doesn't make up stats and figures to promote his business.

Why do I bring this up?  Well - it seems some people in the "how to network" coaching business want you to believe that 80% of the job openings are being filled through networking.  And where does that stat come from?  Who knows....?  Not Gerry…

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Added by Jerry Albright on April 2, 2012 at 11:33am — 38 Comments

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