Looking for a Job – The Full-Time Job from Hell

Over the past few days I've had multiple conversations about the job searching process. Some of them have been with myself, some have been with others. One thing me, myself, I and everyone else I've spoken with has agreed on is that the process sucks. It's broken. It's been left on the side of the …

The #JobSearch Climate is Changing (Infographic)

A couple of weeks ago I attended a webinar presented by BEYOND on The Text Generation of Recruitment. In this webinar the presenter discussed the benefits of using texting as part of your recruitment strategy. One of the best reasons given was that people are on their phones ALL THE TIME. Some of the stats given …

Put an End to the Secret Job Search

I recently had a conversation with a recruiter in which he told me he doesn't advise his clients who are employed to post their resumes on job boards because their current employer may see it. I'm not a fan of indiscriminately posting ones resume online either but not for that reason. I just don't happen …

Twitter Transparency: I’m Gonna Be Me

Twitter is by far one of my favorite social media platforms. I use it for news, socializing, entertainment, career information and more. It really is one of the greatest things ever (in a  "provided all of your basic needs have been met already" type of way.) Once upon a time I had multiple accounts - …

Glassdoor Introduces New Job Search Experience

I'm a huge fan of technology and working smarter not harder. I am so glad that many HR functions can now be automated or at least enhanced by technology such as by using an Applicant Tracking System. What did we ever do without them?  While I'm always on the hunt for tools to help me …

#DayInTheLife: Crazy Candidates

January 7 - I had to make a few calls to schedule interviews. Some applicants I reached immediately.  I also had to leave a few voicemail messages and have the applicants return my calls at their convenience. This is a pretty basic HR task, but one particular applicant stands out from this exchange. She returned …