Michael Brandt's Blog – October 2009 Archive (4)

SHARE IF YOU DARE? Part 2 of Employment References

Last week we took a look at the value of securing prior employment references. As promised, let’s turn the tables and look at how we respond when we’re the one being asked for the reference. When a coworker or a subordinate leaves and requests to name us as a reference, do we oblige them?



What if the one leaving was a mediocre worker on their best day, the dreary sot after whose departure you expect a merry parade between the cubicles? (Don’t deny it… someone specific just came to… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on October 29, 2009 at 1:07pm — 2 Comments

Complimentary White Paper: Social Media A Recruiters Field Guide

BrightMove, Inc., a leader in Applicant Tracking Software for HR, Staffing and Recruitment Outsourcing (RPO), has released a complimentary White Paper/Field Guide designed to aid recruiting firms and HR departments in getting their Social Media Recruitment efforts in full swing. BrightMove has partnered with Nanci Lamborn, a 20 year veteran of recruiting and HR in writing and designing the guide.



Nanci points out that "With the ever changing lay of the recruiting landscape, employers… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on October 26, 2009 at 7:08am — No Comments

SHARE IF YOU DARE. What is the value of prior employment references?

“References available upon request.” We are all extremely familiar with the phrase, or some variation thereof, indicating that a host of credible witnesses stand at the ready to affirm a candidate’s praises. Some modern day camps including the University of California at Berkeley and Emory University in Atlanta no longer recommend including the classic expression as a part of a polished and professional CV. It is now assumed that if the candidate is as fabulous as they claim, they will be able… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on October 20, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

TO SEE OR NOT TO SEE? Photo-inclusive resumes are the question

This woman’s eyes were so scary, they made me shudder. Her toothy rectangle of a smile was frozen under a clearly cosmetically enhanced nose which formed the T-square support for a pair of repulsively bulbous orbs. I think she must have been a---

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http://www.brightmove.com/blog_details/46/

Added by Michael Brandt on October 12, 2009 at 11:34am — No Comments

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