Steve's Blog (13)

Top 10 Resume Tips

After having gone through a lay off during the holidays, I started doing something I thought I would never do: I started my own business helping folks with their resumes!



Especially in this market there are so many candidates for the few available positions out there, you have to know how to stand out and land an interview. So here is a link to my article on the top 10 resumes tips so you can learn better how to write a resume:…



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Added by Steve on March 19, 2009 at 11:09pm — No Comments

What makes me a Smart Recruiter

This is an interesting contest, and since it is pretty random who will win anyway, it will be fun to see what everyone else thinks about themselves! :)



1. My motto is: "It is not just about who you know, but how well you keep in touch with them". I live by this motto, and more recently this has proven extremely important with my recent lay off and job search (as well as soul search). You… Continue

Added by Steve on December 19, 2008 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Thanks for everything, we're laying you off. Merry Christmas! (Days 7-14)

See the previous post to this series here.



So here we go! I have met with some fantastic organizations this past week. So far, as predicted, all have come from networking. I have received about 3 phone calls from the job boards this past week, but after calling me, the lower ranges of income that seem to be prevalent here in Utah came up within minutes of starting the conversation. As a result we… Continue

Added by Steve on December 19, 2008 at 12:53pm — 3 Comments

Thanks for everything, we're laying you off. Merry Christmas! (Days 5 & 6)

See the previous blog entry to this series here.



So the weekend ended and I got a flood of emails and phone calls on Monday (some of which came from my previous company as there are many there looking too). So many in fact that another week a has gone by and I still find myself responding to many of these emails and phone calls. (Sorry if you are one of those that I have not… Continue

Added by Steve on December 15, 2008 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

Thanks for everything, we're laying you off. Merry Christmas! (Days 3 & 4)

See the previous blog entry here.



So on to the weekend!



So by this time I have have already received 3 job offers. Of course, they are for 100% commission roles, so those are extremely easy to offer since there is no risk on the part of the employer in many ways. The strange part is 2 of them were offers and I hadn't even spoken to anyone yet! How strange is that?



First… Continue

Added by Steve on December 12, 2008 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Thanks for everything, we're laying you off. Merry Christmas! (Days 1&2)

See the first blog entry of this series here.



Okay, so to continue the story!



First I want to say I have received many messages from many of you and I want to say thank you! I didn't realize this was going to get such a great response. So let me tell you about what happened the first 2 days.



So the day of the news, obviously letting the Mrs. know was a treat. Tears,… Continue

Added by Steve on December 10, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Thanks for everything, we're laying you off

So here's the deal: There are a lot of people facing lay offs these days, and as of last Wednesday, I am in the same unfortunate boat, which for a lot of us has a hole in it and is already filled with a lot of water, especially during the holidays. I thought, well if this is going to happen, I may as well share the experience on my blog since there are a lot of emotions involved, and it may be helpful for some of you out there.



So I will be posting daily logs on the following things,… Continue

Added by Steve on December 9, 2008 at 4:41pm — 8 Comments

Wal-Mart man crushed by shoppers on Black Friday: Related to recruiting?

Last week some of you may have read the sad news of the man crushed by overzealous shoppers at a Wal-Mart on Black Friday (see the article here) (opens in a new window)



As sad as this news is, and not to downplay this by any means, I began to wonder how many times I myself may have "crushed" a good candidate in a similar way. In order to do this… Continue

Added by Steve on December 1, 2008 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Is your gift card going to be worthless on Jan 1st?

I got a crazy email this past week about gift cards. So I did some research on my own about this just to find out about how true it actually was. You can read what I learned here:
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Added by Steve on December 1, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Art of University Hiring (part III)

Okay, so now let's take a look at our final 4 relationships and see what we can do to become more successful in recruiting on campuses and Universities.



Newspapers



This is an important relationship as well. Prior to the fair, advertising is key to let students know you are coming. Also take advantage of the fair packages they have and the commonly known “Career Fair Guide” that is usually separate from the normal paper or comes as an insert. This is a great way to… Continue

Added by Steve on November 7, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Art of University Hiring (part II)

Give and You Shall Receive



So now that the 6 key relationships are established it is now time to use these relationships to your advantage. You see, a university does not just exist to provide a great educational institution. It also exists to deliver the promises it made to the students when it was recruiting the student: Career placement! So with that being said, here are some key things you can do with the 1st two relationships… Continue

Added by Steve on October 31, 2008 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

The Art of University Hiring

In my experience in helping to set up the recruiting at local universities in my previous job and then working on doing the same for my current organization, I thought it extremely important to share some insights on this. I have been doing this for 4 years, and it is amazing how some companies do this right and some just don't get it. I was answering a question on LinkedIn that prompted this article, so as promised to those who read that response, here is a much more detailed version on… Continue

Added by Steve on October 24, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Starting out as a Corporate Recruiter

So when I first got started in the recruiting world, learning the difference between a corporate recruiter and a staffing recruiter confused me at first. Now for those of you in either one of these roles, you are probably thinking to yourself: How in the world can that be confusing?



Well here’s why. My trainer was a head hunter on Wall Street for 8 years. Though he did staffing for many years, he had recently turned into a corporate recruiter and was focused on learning that side of… Continue

Added by Steve on October 16, 2008 at 4:47pm — 2 Comments

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