Steve Levy's Blog – September 2008 Archive (29)

Just registered for as a volunteer career coach. Since I'm apparently too damn old to serve - notice I didn't say anything about physical shape - this may be one of the few things I can do...

From About Us:

Hire A Hero is a non-profit initiative founded by the Armed Forces Support Foundation. The Armed Forces Support Foundation helps to keep the promise that military service… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 12, 2008 at 5:41pm — 5 Comments


Isn't Job Board Experts an oxymoron?

Added by Steve Levy on September 12, 2008 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

My Face Ain't in No Book

“To be honest, my face is in no book, I have no space, I’m neither linked in, nor linked out. I just don’t have any interest in social networking. But this person will be making a decision as to whether or not my resume should be forwarded to a hiring manager. Help!!”

I'm always wondering how many recruiters speak to their employees and candidates about job search. Pretty sure if they did, these recruiters might just change some of their policies, processes, and… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 12, 2008 at 7:29am — 2 Comments

Another 9/11 Post

[If you've ever read my blog over on ERE, you know I write a piece for 9/11; why should it be any different on RBC?]

For the past 6 years, 9/11 began the same way for me: Wake at 5 AM, shower and decide which Jones Beach Lifeguard cap I’m going to place at the firefighter memorial sitting outside the Squad 1 firehouse in Park Slope.

This particular memorial was never caught up in a same pool of bureaucratic quicksand that has hampered nearly every 9/11 memorial; it… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 11, 2008 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Law 2 - Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies

The 48 Laws of Power

Be wary of friends-they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them.

Recruiting is one big group hug,… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 10, 2008 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

The 48 Laws of Power - and how to use them in recruiting...Law 1 - Never Outshine the Master

In addition to the imminent resurrection of Desperate Sourcers, the juicy, smarmy, biting, and brutally dishonest soap blog-pra written by Maureen Sharib and yours truly, I'm starting a new blog series based upon Robert Greene's national bestseller,… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 9, 2008 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

License Plate Recruiting

How to find geeks - a visual test.

Added by Steve Levy on September 3, 2008 at 7:51pm — 1 Comment

Employers Bear Burden In Disparate Impact Age Discrimination Cases - Recent Supreme Court Case

According to Richard Sloane, management attorney with Littler Mendelson in DC,

"Meacham forces employers to more carefully evaluate involuntary RIFs. But there are several steps that prudent employers can take to minimize, and effectively manage, their potential exposure to litigation resulting from layoff decisions." These steps include but are not limited to:

  • Consult legal counsel (in-house and/or outside) to identify and analyze all of the issues to…

Added by Steve Levy on September 3, 2008 at 11:40am — 3 Comments

Q4 Hiring Outlook - It's the Customers, Stupid!

"[11%] of CIOs play to add IT workers in the fourth quarter, 3% plan cuts, and help desk and technical support are the hot categories as customer and user support trumps projects focused on growth."

Read more here

Added by Steve Levy on September 3, 2008 at 10:11am — No Comments


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