Alban's Blog – February 2011 Archive (3)

There's a stalker lurking near you !

You may relate to “The world’s in my backyard” if you own an online profile. Social media has enabled us reconnect with long lost friends, have an online profile, made business easier and even saved us money (a status update on LinkedIn is read by hundreds of thousands – now compare doing the same with letters) However Social media also comes with a price. Be warned of the dangers lurking.



One of comments I received on my blog “Are you a technosaurus?"… Continue

Added by Alban on February 18, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Does Loyalty mean anything these days?

Recruiters face hundreds of questions, so when you are asked “Does Loyalty mean anything these days?“ coming from a candidate with 22 years work experience; you sit back and take notice.



Samantha (name changed for privacy reasons) 22 years PA experience, the last 14 with the same company, excellent skills and credentials has found it difficult securing an interview. Problem was not with Samantha, the job market or her skills, it was her resume! It was structured in the traditional… Continue

Added by Alban on February 6, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

You've done more for me than any other Recruiter.....

“It’s ok these things happen, I’ll just continue my job search. You’ve done more for me than any other recruiter and I’m grateful for that” was the reply I got from Paul Smith (name changed due to privacy) when I conveyed the unfortunate news of his rejection by my client



More for me than any other recruiter ?? So what did I do that was supposedly different from other recruiters he met? cause realistically I had not yet placed him.



From the initial call, to our… Continue

Added by Alban on February 1, 2011 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

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