If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. - Abraham LincolnContinue
Added by Mark Bregman on June 29, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments
I just happened to be surfing business news on the Washington Post when I spotted a headline about tax rates and job creation in one graph. That led to two articles: The Myth of the Lower Marginal Tax Rates, and Rich…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on June 29, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments
There was a question posted in the LinkedIn Q&A Staffing and Recruiting section that I’ve been wanting to comment on. The question is: What is your least favorite interview question to ask or answer? The question gathered 54 answers, from both recruiters and job seekers. I’m fascinated by the answers. I find that both sides, recruiters and job seekers, are…Continue
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In our newsletter last month, we published “Poison Control” – an article on how to deal with toxic individuals in the workplace (e-mail me for a copy). This week, Peter Cappelli published an article called Managing the Difficult Employee, in which he points out that there are a lot of…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on June 24, 2011 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Most recruiters are still trying to get candidates to switch to bullet points instead of paragraphs, and use one font consistently.
One sector that has gone way beyond bullet points is the media business. Just for the fun of it, take a look at this article 7 Ingenious Resumes That Will Make…Continue
Ages ago, when I was in Architectural school, modernism ruled the day, and most students embraced the motto “Less Is More” (Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe). This aesthetic of minimalism had a foundational philosophy of simplicity – don’t surround people with too much complexity (in design) and they will be more in…Continue
I answered the following question on LinkedIn today, and thought I’d publish my thoughts on whether a home address is on resumes.
Q: There is a growing concern among employment candidates with putting their home addresses on their resumes. Would you consider a candidate who sent you a resume with only a phone number or email contact?
Tactics are underrated. Problem solving is taken for granted. Business leaders want to hire executives who are strategic, who take a big picture view, who can make long term plans, guide and mentor others in the plan execution, and not get bogged down in details.
Interestingly, when I ask high level candidates…Continue
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Many business leaders cite what has become a cliché: that people, human capital, are their company’s most important asset. But do most CEO’s walk the talk? In an article last week in the Harvard Business Review called The Only Thing That…Continue
Executives want to change jobs at an alarming rate, but they don’t necessarily expect to move up. According to a recent comprehensive survey by BlueSteps (a career management service of the Association of…Continue
Added by Mark Bregman on June 10, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments
The National Tooling and Machining Association is using Robots to make engineering and manufacturing jobs look cool to kids and young adults.
A recent article by NPR called Robot Wars Prepare Kids For Manufacturing Jobs, reports that the NTMA runs…Continue
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