K.C.'s Blog (9)

Will Social Recruiting Dig the Job Board Plot Next to the "Help Wanted" Grave

I find this whole recruiting train of thought amusing...

With Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, and myriad other avenues of engagement - worrying about where the best site to place a job ad...well, er - it sounds like a discussion from a 100 years ago listening to two buggy whip salesmen chatting about which blacksmith to align themselves with...while Ford, Nash, Olds and…

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Added by K.C. on February 14, 2011 at 9:00pm — 20 Comments

Is Making a "Career Investment" like Swallowing a Dead Fish? - PART I

(With 2/3 of the workforce or about 60-70 million people actively looking or open to a new job opportunity, and just 3-4 million jobs advertised, creating a Career Investment Portfoilio may just be the wisest step to take...This Two Part article will spell out the state of the current employment economy and explain how to easily build a Career Investment Portfolio and benefit from it now and into the…

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Added by K.C. on February 10, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Meaningful Work? ...the Transition is Waiting!

I recently Googled the term “Make a Difference,” and found a host of inspiring stories and blogs about great charitable work and helping…

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Added by K.C. on November 9, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A Goode Journey...A Terrific "Career Change" Tale!

Wikipedia is many things to many people. For the intellectual elite, it is the diet version of actual information, for students it is the first port of call when researching a subject with which they are unfamiliar. For journalists and the casually interested it is an invaluable source of facts and figures that gives a broad, if sometimes inaccurate, overview of a popular topic de jour.

In the business world, Sustainability has been at the forefront of thinking for…

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Added by K.C. on September 30, 2010 at 9:54pm — No Comments

A Hiring Tale...Is It Time For a Change?

Recently a company that I know well went through an interesting hiring adventure. Their story is typical and companies of all types experience these same particulars every day. You’d think that the pain of having to endure wasted time, poor decisions, and missed opportunities would change the way we go about hiring, but we’ve been doing it this way for decades and change is hard. The interesting thing is that for quite some time we have had at our disposal the systems that can change the…

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Added by K.C. on September 29, 2010 at 11:16pm — 12 Comments

Death Knell of Hiring As we Know It

Take yourself back ten years to the last throws of the Dot.Com Era and compare the difference between the amount of people available for job openings then to what we have today - way too many. When the economy is cooking and there are fewer people seeking work than available jobs, it’s all about finding people to do the work. When you have too many people for the jobs at hand, the real effort lies in making sure you get the right person for the job.

Pity the…

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Added by K.C. on August 10, 2010 at 6:29pm — 65 Comments

Resume - Rest in Peace (good riddance!)

For ten years I have been ranting about the inefficiency of the resume and how ridiculous it was that a marketing and sales document had become a de facto credit report type document that corporations used to "screen out" people based on the way they did their career selling. Pity…

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Added by K.C. on August 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Change the Odds…Hire Only People You Know…Build a Talent Community

Who are your best hires?

Aren’t they the ones that were in your little black…

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Added by K.C. on August 4, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Green Jobs - A Guide to Making a Difference and Making History!

Whether we like it or not, we will be forced to make plenty of new energy choices in the decades ahead. Who knows what will emerge as the dominant "energy flavor," but the sources of energy we use today for shelter, lighting, entertainment and…

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Added by K.C. on August 2, 2010 at 3:32pm — No Comments

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