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 Here is a guest post from “The Interview Mastermind” Landon Long Most of us have been there… we’ve sent out resume after resume and just don’t seem to be getting any calls.  Of course the competition is fierce, especially in today’s job market, but you should be getting at least 1 call for every 10 resumes you send out.  If you’re not, don’t give up… but make some changes to your r
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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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Share When I first heard this about 15 years ago, I felt as if a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.  For the first time in my life I realized that I had a simple process for dealing with any problem, challenge, situation or obstacle.  I have lived a more peaceful life ever since.  Here are the only three things we can do when faced with something we don’t like; We can try to change it. (notice I did
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Share My post college participation in the workforce has spanned 25 years, 5 industries, and 6 states. I had a conversation the other night with a former colleague from my days in the hospitality industry.  I don’t remember how the subject came up, but we began to talk about our experiences with on-boarding and training.  Ultimately, how well were we prepared to succeed with that company from day one? So I
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Share As many of you know, I am a huge fan of LinkedIn as a resource for networking and recruiting.  Since I started blogging as “The Jobs Guy“, I receive on average 5-10 requests a week to join the networks of people I don’t know.  When those requests come in, I reach back out to them to let them know that I’d like to have a conversation with them so we can discuss how we can best network
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Share This past week while working on a variety of openings, I began to think about the simple things candidates could do that would make connecting with them a lot easier.  The more I think about it,the more I realize that these are actually things that candidates can do to be found more easily. These are also things that will make you more appealing through the recruiting process.  Let me know if you have any o
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Share This past Friday I had the privilege of attending the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year dinner in Minneapolis.  This program celebrates the tireless work and support provided by the local and national LLS organization as they support the patients and families of patients who are affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. The Man and Woman of the Year event is a 10
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Share A couple of weeks ago I received a tweet from an excited jobseeker who wrote that she finally got her first 2 interviews after a 6 month drought.  We had been corresponding about her struggles to appeal to the hiring managers in her field within her city. After a few tweets and e-mails and some simple advice on how to enhance her presence, she began working on this tirelessly. As a result, she got the inter
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