Chris Short's Blog – March 2011 Archive (6)

When both candidates and companies are misinterpreting the market

With all the recent ups and downs in the market over the last three years there have been many shifts in perspective for both hiring manager and the potential employees looking for a career switch. One of the most interesting and most destructive comes when there has been a significant and extended downturn in the market that is…


Added by Chris Short on March 30, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

First contact: Phone or Digital?

Leading up to 2000 the best recruiters were connecting with passive candidates through in person networking, cold calls and probably still getting faxed resumes at times! Networking in person still adds the most value in my opinion, especially if you speak "technical". The phone is without a doubt still necessary and still the most…


Added by Chris Short on March 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

Can starting your own business disadvantage your overall career?

I have spoken with and represented many people in the last six years who went out on their own to start a small business that for one reason or the other came to an end. When those individuals came back into the job market, especially a challenging one, it became clear that they were disadvantaged is some ways. Large and mid sized companies often target professionals who are coming from a similar environment who are familiar with the culture, challenges and processes of companies their size.…


Added by Chris Short on March 22, 2011 at 10:10am — 6 Comments

The Death of the One-Page Resume?

Hirestrategy - The Source


We've long been told to keep the resume to one page. But now that the job hunt has turned digital, job seekers are left wondering: Does…


Added by Chris Short on March 18, 2011 at 8:38am — 21 Comments

10 Things Smart Job Seekers Do

Hirestrategy - The Source

Great article from CareerBuilder that has some very valid points.

1. They realize a potential job lead could be…


Added by Chris Short on March 14, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments


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