Chuck Summerland's Blog (9)

Stuck in a Rut

Have you ever woken up in the morning dreading going to work or even just getting up? Do you feel like you know what you will be doing during the work hours because it is exactly what you did yesterday? Do you feel tired and frustrated? These are all symptoms of mild depression or more commonly known as “stuck in a rut”.…


Added by Chuck Summerland on July 20, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Offering to Help? Think about the Client.

How many of us have offered friendly advice to our friends or candidates on how to write resumes? How many of us have told them that the professional resume writers had it wrong? I have however over time I realized there is no one way to write a resume. Preferences in your resume vary among recruiters, human resource…


Added by Chuck Summerland on July 11, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Make Facebook your LinkedIn

Just the other day there was a group organized to quit Facebook due to its privacy settings. I thought to myself “should I quit?” I rarely ever use it and I don’t care to join someone I knew in high school in a game of Mafia Wars. So why not quit? It seemed like an opportune time.…


Added by Chuck Summerland on June 3, 2010 at 6:07pm — No Comments

The simple VMS explanation

Over the past year and a half I have worked in the Vendor Management System (VMS) industry. I have heard many people who are new to the technology confuse it with many different names, including applicant tracking system, contingency workforce software, human resource information software, and others. I believe this confusion stems from the name of the technology and the…


Added by Chuck Summerland on April 27, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Each Loss is an Opportunity to Learn

The other day I had the privilege of attending a speech from the world champion of the Toastmasters organization. For those of you who are unfamiliar with toastmasters it is an international organization that has helped millions of men and women become more confident in front of an…


Added by Chuck Summerland on April 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Building your Success

When I was younger I had a friend ask me what I felt his faults were. I thought to myself “what an awkward question” and asked him why he had asked me that. He responded “how can I be a better person when I don’t know or can fix my faults”. That conversation has stuck in my head for over 15 years and most recently has been useful in changing my mind on personal…


Added by Chuck Summerland on April 8, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

In Between the Lines

Spending some time on facebook last night I noticed one of my programming friend’s status was “Learning Objective-C to develop an iPhone app. You know one programming language you DO NOT know them…


Added by Chuck Summerland on March 19, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

No time for the Price is Right

I have been sick for the past several days from a cold that seems to be making it around the city. While I was at work the other day pale as a ghost I was told to go home and rest before I make others sick as well. Rest sounded great as it is exactly what I needed to help get rid of this cold however, my Blackberry that I love so much has become my greatest enemy in my quest for rest.…


Added by Chuck Summerland on March 5, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments


Due to the recent economic conditions Human Resource Managers are finding new ways to demonstrate the importance of their department to executives. We all know numbers are the best way to speak to senior management. Thus many organizations have now or are in the process of implementing new quantifiable metrics into their recruitment process.

I have been asked by some “what are some of the metrics we can use to measure our vendors?” I often tell them to take a step back and look at… Continue

Added by Chuck Summerland on January 22, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments


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