Today’s job market is a cold and indifferent place. It feels as if it is operated by uncaring
organizations that treat job seekers as second class citizens. The situation is frustrating and
disrespectful and calls out for change. But,
here’s the rub: change doesn’t happen because it should; it happens because
it’s forced to.
Submitted by otavio on December 16, 2014 - 08:57.
Over the years, countless surveys have come to the same conclusion: employers primarily rely on just two methods to recruit new workers. They use job boards and employee referrals. While such information is helpful, however, it also raises two important questions: First, how do you find out which job boards will work best for you, and second, what’s the best way to leverage the power of employee referrals?
Submitted by otavio on November 14, 2014 - 08:06.
If you’ve been in the workforce for more than ten minutes you know all about Best Practices. Over the years, these procedures have been tested and proven effective in virtually every profession, craft and trade. And, there’s the rub. Best Practices are what worked in the past. Next Practices are what will work going forward. That’s why in a job search, it’s best to use what’s going to be effective next in writing your resume.
Submitted by otavio on September 9, 2014 - 12:49.
Job postings are the lingua franca of the job market. They are the way employers communicate with job seekers. All too often, however, the messages conveyed by those ads are one-sided and muddled by corporate jargon. So, how can you interpret the content of job postings to determine which openings are right for you?
Submitted by otavio on July 16, 2014 - 08:15.
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Submitted by otavio on July 7, 2014 - 19:28.
There has been an avalanche of articles, columns, blog posts, tweets, LinkedIn group discussions and Facebook notifications about how to use the Web to find a job. It’s all been helpful, but almost always overlooks the single factor that is the key to success. With millions of people now searching for employment online, the first and most important step is to stand out from the herd. And now, Twitter has given you a way to do just that.
Submitted by otavio on June 6, 2014 - 07:13.
Employers call today’s job market a War for Talent. Why should you care? Because it signals a change in the way they hire. Employers are no longer making offers to people who can do the job. They are looking for those who will do more and can prove it.
Submitted by otavio on May 16, 2014 - 10:18.
Employers are desperate for talent, and talent has long been equated with expertise. The more a person knows, the higher their probability of being selected for an opening, even if they have the personality of a brick or are painfully unpleasant to work with. Now, however, that trend seems to be ending. More and more, employers want a combination of competence and collegiality.
Submitted by otavio on April 21, 2014 - 10:47.
It’s all the rage these days. If you’re in transition, you have to be using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. But why? The rationale seems to be that if you can just reach the right person – no matter how distant and tenuous the link – you can depend on them to help you land a job. Best sellers have been made with such a claim, but in actuality, it’s more wishful thinking than a realistic expectation.
Submitted by otavio on April 11, 2014 - 09:03.
It is articulated in many different ways, but the same question is asked in almost every job interview: How will you help make our organization more successful? And though it too is expressed differently, the answer is almost always the same: I’ll work really hard to do my job really well. It’s an appropriate response, but also an incomplete one that sells job seekers short.
Submitted by otavio on March 11, 2014 - 09:09.