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You know what bugs me? When I send an email and mean to do the email2log
thing (just the coolest thing in JibberJobber!), but forget to put my ultra-secret email address in the BCC field.
You see, using the BCC field saves me probably an hour a day. If you don’t know why, or if you want to save an hour a day, check out ... Read more
This is for the job seeker who has an aspect of their life they may have wanted to keep separate from the career path they are currently pursuing. I think there is a misconception that potential employers want their ideal candidates to live, eat & breathe everything about the position without ... Read more
Last week I posted a blog that answered 2 typical job search questions. At the bottom, I invited people to ask questions for me to answer. There was one question that I found interesting, and I would like to answer here. The person asked what is the best way to answer where do you see ... Read more
According to an article published by Dice.com at the end of January, technical professionals saw a 3% growth in salary in 2013, with an average of $87,811 across the US (Silicon Valley boasted the highest paying area with ... Read more
Last week we looked at assessing your work values. Now we’re going to look at assessing your skills. When asked at the interview about your greatest strength, you’ll most likely respond by talking about one or two of the three skill types: technical, transferable, or adaptive (personality). You might address your expertise in C++, market ... Read more
Posted on Mar 06, 2014 under Job Search
Tags, applicant tracking systems
. by Georgia Adamson
If you’re doing your best to ignore the whole subject of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), this is a heads-up for you. The trend of using ATS for most if not all applicants (and even at senior levels) has become so pervasive, it’s foolhardy to ignore the situation.
ATS a Growing Trend
... It’s probably true that in rare instances, such as where an executive is dealing directly with a company that wants him/her for a specific position, it might be possible to avoid the ATS screening—at least, through most of the process. However, there is now NO guarantee that even in those circumstances the resume ... Read more
Posted on Mar 06, 2014 under Executive Coaching
by Cheryl Simpson
With executive job search lengths trending at 18-24 months, how do you manage to have a life while you navigate a long-term transition? Here are 4 ways to maximize your life/work balance in the midst of your executive search.
 Align your search time and your expectations with your schedule. Aim for ... Read more
A recent issue that’s gotten lots of attention is a change that Delta Airlines made to its SkyMiles frequent flyer program.
When you flew on Delta in the past, as on other airlines, you got credit for the mileage flown, regardless of the ticket cost.
Starting on January 1, 2015, Delta flyers will earn miles on the basis of the cost of the ticket. ... Superficially, this makes sense: People who pay more should be rewarded more. This creates ... Read more
Posted on Mar 06, 2014 under Workplace
by Joshua Waldman
The Employee Referral Index (ER-i
), a campaign driven by ZALP
, was the first and largest-ever global initiative on employee referrals, which saw participation from 1000+ recruiting professionals across the globe.
This infographic aggregates some of the key highlights of the global survey. It showcases employee referral trends globally and the impact of social media on their referral programs.
Have a look
... Read more
Posted on Mar 06, 2014 under Interviewing
by Stephen Van Vreede
In the laundry list of interview tips (most of them good) that are floating around out there, there is one you probably haven't heard before...
Because it is a fundamental "law," if you will, in the art of persuasion, which is really what a job interview is after all.
Now, it doesn't require any special training, and it doesn't solve all the mysteries of the universe,
It does give you a baseline to monitor yourself against, and it should be the starting-off point for any conversation you have with a prospective employer or recruiter.
Here's the tip: ... Read more