The fog of war or the scent of battle is hard to fathom as are many of the trials our military must face, but imagine when the young men and women who bravely served our country return to this great nation as a civilian and find even more challenges during their job search.
Over the years I've experienced many companies who have successfully tapped into transitioning military talent pools.
Veterans need jobs and companies want to hire them. So what's the problem?
1) The language barrier:
Military occupations in many ways are similar to civilian jobs although civilians don't understand the military jargon and transitioning military unfortunately do not know how to… Continue
I've recently noticed the Cheezhead and HRSEO domains are redirecting to Jobing.
You might ask.. So what?
Well for those of you who compete with Jobing, all of the back links (aka Google Juice) your blog or site was giving Cheezhead and HRSEO are now providing the "CheezJuice" to Jobing, resulting in a healthy heaping helping of "… Continue
Today is a day set aside to thank veterans for preserving freedom and to remember those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. I want to thank every one of my brothers and sisters at arms and also honor the companies who are hiring them as they come back home and into the workforce, not just today but every day.
DirectEmployers' Members who made the Military Friendly… Continue
In the late 90's job boards were a necessity, if you wanted to recruit online. Why? Because many companies didn't have websites let alone career sites. So if recruiting was to be done online it could only be facilitated through the job board, which started a cycle of dependency.
How did it become a cycle based on dependency?
Dependency was inherent in the process where companies would pay to ship their candidates to a community… Continue
Added by Chad Sowash on October 1, 2009 at 8:30am —
The internet has been experiencing a massive amount of duplicate job content over the past couple of years. No question this content has been used to help job seekers find jobs, unfortunately it has also been used to leverage traffic using duplicative content, extract job seeker information and create many other issues not… Continue
Added by Chad Sowash on June 25, 2009 at 10:25am —
In January, before demobilizing back to civilian life, I was honored to speak to a group of over 200 Wounded Warriors in Fort Benning regarding transition into civilian life and what they should convey to prospective employers when trying to separate themselves from the mainly civilian pack when searching for a job. Luckily… Continue
Added by Chad Sowash on June 16, 2009 at 8:20am —
I've been asked for consult on several occasions about whether or not to use job matching systems. Obviously depending on the system my answers will vary although if I'm asked about job matching in general here's my opinion.
Stand alone job matching platforms do not have a chance against the more traditional models, no matter the economic climate.
The balance has shifted quite dramatically from a market dominated and controlled by talent to recession. Just a few years ago we were all asking ourselves what to do when the Boomers exit the market and how to address the coming void of talent? Now Boomers are competition in a talent rich and jobless market. Competition is high and the opportunity to separate yourself from the pack is sought after daily.
A few weekends ago I spent time at a local church where volunteers helped job… Continue