Author Archive for Steve "The Jobs Guy" Feinberg

Share Recently I was fortunate enough to be interviewed by a talented visionary by the name of Cathy Paper as a part of a fabulous workshop she’s created called “The Dream Job Lab“.  In a nutshell, it shows people how to identify their goals, skills, and passion to find their dream job. Cathy is one of those people who continuously gives her time, energy, and expertise to those in need as a way t
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Share Did you ever think that the reason you didn’t get the job is because of the things you said in the interview? As a recruiter, I’ve conducted thousands of interviews in my career and heard every good, bad, or indifferent response you can imagine to the questions I pose. Here are just a few examples and comments around situations I’ve experienced in interviews over the years that took a candidate
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Share After spending 11 plus years in the recruiting business, I’ve learned that the majority of corporate and consulting jobs have to go through a recruiter. So whether you like it or not, the recruiter who advertises and/or manages the job you are applying for is the gatekeeper to the hiring manager. I wrote a blog earlier this year that resulted in a number of job seekers using its content to be more succe
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Share Voting closes at 11:59 PM (ET) on November 17th, 2010. At The Jobs Guy we have two types of followers, about half of our audience is people looking for a job and the other half are recruiters and HR professionals.  Because of this, we try to balance our content between job seeking strategies and social media strategies and ideas for companies trying to find employees.  Today I’m reaching out to you
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Share Every year in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, The Twin Cities Business Journal conducts a survey to determine the best places to work in our cities (http://tinyurl.com/38etpov). It is an honor that we can all agree is highly sought after and one that gives the recipients a leg up when they are in hiring mode. Every business strives to attract employees to make their organization flourish.  Great tal
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Share Part of my new recruiting role is to participate in job fairs as a way to attract and interview candidates to fill our openings across the US and Canada.  It amazes me how people’s preparation or lack thereof makes them desirable or undesirable in the first 5 minutes of the interview. All of the following examples are things I’ve witnessed in the past 6 weeks at job fairs I’ve participated
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Share I was talking to a friend of mine recently and he mentioned how upset he was at himself because he had squandered a golden opportunity to land his dream job.  He is employed by a good company, in a good job that pays him well and that he likes.  Nevertheless, my friend had come across his potential ”dream job.  It was the type of job he had told me he had long been looking for.  The lead came from
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Share As I read the following article on ERE.net 6 weeks back, I couldn’t help but wonder which side of the fence my fellow recruiters would find themselves on.  Are you helping to strengthen your company brand, or helping to tear it down?  Here is a link to the article that brought this on. “Recruiters, You Could be Killing Your Employer Brand” I reached out to a number of great consultants an
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Share I need to preface my comments by acknowledging that getting laid off is not an enjoyable thing for anyone.  Although we don’t have control over being laid off, we do have control over the ensuing job hunt. The following is a partial list of layoffs that took place last Thursday and Friday around the country: Northrup Grumman laid off 173 in Virginia, Rockwell Automation laid off 150 in Milwaukee, WI, P
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Share Three weeks ago I received a tweet from a highly talented and motivated aspiring marketing professional. She asked me to walk her through some interview preparation for an informational interview she had coming up the next day.  This may be one of my single most favorite things to do (It was the subject of one of my recent blog posts). She explained that she had an informational interview with an organizati
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