Hi everybody. Vincent invited me to join in so here I am. I have a goal of meeting 100 people in the next 50 days. This is just not a matter of gathering names but I do expect to have some level of meaningful interation with each person. Follow my progress at www.businesscardtobusiness.com/blog
or introduce yourself to me or introduce me to someone you think might be a good fit. It's all about widening our networks.
Added by Reno Lovison on April 30, 2010 at 8:09pm —
Linkedin unveiled an interesting new capability - Company Follow. This new feature can provide some valuable new help for job seekers.
Ryan Rolansky, Linkedin Director of Product Management described that "The new feature lets you tap into key goings-on at nearly a million… Continue
Added by Phil Rosenberg on April 30, 2010 at 12:57pm —
It's ridiculously easy and inexpensive to create a video resume today and there are some definite advantages.
Few candidates today utilize video resumes - in my experience, it's only a few percent of candidates (perhaps higher in fields like advertising and video production).… Continue
Added by Phil Rosenberg on April 29, 2010 at 1:38pm —
A purple squirrel is rarely found in nature - that's why recruiters use the term for candidates that have combinations of skill sets that are also rarely found.
A purple squirrel is a C#, SQL, and ASP.net developer, who has financial markets experience, and speaks German. His brother… Continue
Added by Phil Rosenberg on April 29, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 4/26/10. The retail, business services, telecommunications, health care and hospitality verticals are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job advertisements from… Continue
Added by Phil Rosenberg on April 29, 2010 at 1:13pm —
Who's Firing summarizes weekly research of companies announcing and rumoring layoffs for the week ended 4-23-10.
For the past week government, defense, manufacturing, automotive, business services and aerospace employers announced the largest layoffs.
This information is… Continue
Added by Phil Rosenberg on April 29, 2010 at 1:07pm —
Today's employers hire Subject Matter Experts to solve problems. Managers and executives might not like this, but the day of the Generalist is over.
Now that it's easy to completely customize and individualize a resume to demonstrate Subject Matter Expertise, why would a hiring… Continue
Added by Phil Rosenberg on April 29, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Join me. joini5toalert.com/rogtour This will be a global public site for missing children & adults. FREE warning system. HERE NOW,… Continue
Added by Roger Tourville on April 29, 2010 at 12:33am —
This week, a reader asked why she's getting many interviews, yet always coming in 2nd or 3rd?
There can be many answers to this broad of a question, perhaps having to do with the interview, follow up, resume, other materials, but it all really comes down to… Continue
Added by Phil Rosenberg on April 28, 2010 at 4:01pm —
Many candidates think that employers just look for experience. Most times candidates overlook that most employers may give even more weight to accomplishments. Understanding how an employer views each will shed some light on the importance of both experience and accomplishments in… Continue
Added by Phil Rosenberg on April 28, 2010 at 3:54pm —
So who are you, anyways?
Your hiring manager also wants to know who you are, not just what you do. Few candidates communicate this effectively.
Most people use a resume and other marketing materials to tell a hiring manager what they are – an accountant, a software… Continue
Added by Phil Rosenberg on April 28, 2010 at 3:31pm —
Today, a reader made an amazingly insightful comment about job search in my Linkedin group for job seekers.
Success in job search is " ... about breaking the rules better than anyone else."
-- Sean Catherall
Sean's comment is a great summary of today's… Continue
Added by Phil Rosenberg on April 28, 2010 at 3:15pm —
Who's Hiring is a weekly survey of companies showing the highest hiring activity for the week of 4/19/10.
The retail, telecommunications, business services, health care and hospitality verticals are the top industries currently hiring based on a survey of active job… Continue
Added by Phil Rosenberg on April 28, 2010 at 3:01pm —
Considering this study was done at the end of last year, beginning of this year it will be interesting to see how the percentages all play out. This is the 4th year of this study done by Target Marketing. Happily 43.5% of marketers plan to keep budgets level with last year’s expenditures and 40% plan no decreases so that is the good news for people and companies like… Continue
Added by Howard Larson on April 28, 2010 at 12:06pm —
While there may actually BE a female named Stephen, I think it's too risky to permit the following person to join your group:
You may want to be on the lookout for such a person joining your site...
Thanks, and Keep STRONG!!
Chief Encouragement Officer
"When You Need Social Media Help"
VincentWright.com (Linkedin) | VincentWright.net (Facebook) | VincentWright.org (Google)… Continue
Added by Vincent Wright on April 27, 2010 at 6:32am —
Search is advancing to the point of finding people and things on-line and off easily. The location of people and things has relevancy to certain things but true relevancy will come when "knowledge
" can be mapped.
Applications such as Brightkite, Foursquare, Gowala… Continue
Added by Jay Deragon on April 26, 2010 at 7:30am —
FirstScreen™ propels Irish job board specialists IWantANewJob
Ireland based IWantANewJob goes live with FirstScreen™, the talent assessment platform from HireLabs. Commenting on the positioning, HireLabs VP Sales, Hassan Bin Rizwan said that
…FirstScreen™ not only fulfills the much demanded talent screening solution for the Irish market, but also strongly positions HireLabs to extensively service regional markets through it’s channel partners.
President and COO… Continue
Added by Saleem Qureshi on April 26, 2010 at 4:19am —
Before you begin an active job search campaign you must prepare and be
ready to move fast when you start meeting potential employers and
contacts. Having your tools ready will make your search more effective.
Five critical tools you must have include:
Resumes and Cover Letters - that are current, concise, and targeted to a
specific position not a hodge-podge of experience from the past 10 or
20 years. Target 5-10 companies and customize each resume and… Continue
Added by Kris Plantrich on April 25, 2010 at 8:52am —
Reposted from The
There seems to be endless possibilities for those having to make a
career change. When this opportunity becomes available some know exactly
what they will do and where they will do it while others become
overwhelmed by the endless possibilities and don’t know where to begin.
Three ways to help narrow down those seemingly endless… Continue
Added by Kris Plantrich on April 25, 2010 at 8:38am —
The recent chaos surrounding the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland – with effects being felt globally in terms of significant financial losses, disruption to travellers, disruption to food supplies, and so on – needs to provoke some serious discussion as to what actions are needed to prevent even greater, and much longer-term, chaos in the event of a more significant eruption.…
Added by Guy Whitcroft on April 24, 2010 at 8:39am —