Michael Brandt's Blog – August 2010 Archive (3)

Suit Required. How Dress Codes May Affect the Quantity or Quality of Interested Candidates.

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. A fantastic rule of thumb for up and comers in Corporate America 10, 20, even 50 years ago. However, a new generation of office professionals have been unleashed into the workforce general population. With an ideal job spanning the likes of “video game tester”, “dotcom billionaire”, or “Facebook inventor”, dressing for the job you want no longer includes a suit and tie, or even slacks for that matter.

I had a candidate for an…

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Added by Michael Brandt on August 31, 2010 at 1:29am — No Comments

C’s Make Degrees. Are You Filtering Good Candidates With GPAs Below 3.0?

For those of us who have been required, scratch that, privileged, enough to recruit college students, screening resumes can be…interesting. You scan a resume, review the candidate’s education, and notice they conveniently left off their GPA. Uh-oh. They might as well list “didn’t study enough” under the activities and interests section. What is often overlooked, however, is for those that may not have studied as hard, the extracurricular activities list is typically in abundance.…

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Added by Michael Brandt on August 16, 2010 at 11:59am — 2 Comments

WHO’S WHO: Woo-hoo or pooh-pooh? Is there any virtue in Vanity Publishing?

By Nanci Lamborn, SPHR, and BrightMove Recruiting Software and Employment Software



Last week I received a resume from a candidate who listed in the “Accomplishments” section of his resume that he had been named in the 2009 Who’s Who in America’s Colleges and Universities. Upon reading this line, I had a flashback to my own baccalaureate transition and a similar “honor” that I once also claimed. I…

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Added by Michael Brandt on August 3, 2010 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

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