April 2010 Blog Posts (49)

100 People in 50 Days

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 — 1 Comment

Linkedin Company Follow Helps Job Seekers Find The "Hidden Job Market"

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 — No Comments

Creating A YouTube Video Resume To Help Your Social Brand

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 — 1 Comment

Why Employers Look For Purple Squirrels

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 — No Comments

Who's Hiring - Top employers week of 4-26-10

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 — No Comments

Who's Firing? Layoffs week ended 4-23-10

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 — No Comments

Subject Matter Experts Rule! Best of reCareered

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 — 2 Comments

When a child is missing, everyone must know. NOW

Join me. joini5toalert.com/rogtour This will be a global public site for missing children & adults. FREE warning system. HERE NOW,…

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Added by Roger Tourville on April 29, 2010 at 12:33am — 1 Comment

Why Am I Always 2nd Or 3rd? Question Of The Week

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 — No Comments

Experience vs Accomplishments

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 — No Comments

Employers really wanna know - Who Are You?

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 — No Comments

Breaking The Job Search Rules Better Than Anyone Else

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 — No Comments

Who's Hiring - Top employers week of 4-19-10

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 — No Comments

Advertising / Marketing / Channel Usage For 2010

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…

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Added by Howard Larson on April 28, 2010 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Ning Owners: Be On The Lookout for a Female Named "Stephen"

While there may actually BE a female named Stephen, I think it's too risky to permit the following person to join your group:



Stephen Snyder

25, Female

Islamabad

PK



You may want to be on the lookout for such a person joining your site...



Thanks, and Keep STRONG!!

+Vincent Wright

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 — No Comments

Google Maps for Social Media?

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 — No Comments

Ireland embraces FirstScreen™ from HireLabs – The Red Lemonade factor

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 — No Comments

5 Must Have Tools for Your Job Search Arsenal

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 — No Comments

I Want to Make a Career Change… But to What?

Reposted from The

ResumeWonders Blog




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 — No Comments

Can Europe Survive? Life after Katla...

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.…



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Added by Guy Whitcroft on April 24, 2010 at 8:39am — No Comments

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