Is the Current Corporate Recruiting Department Model Doomed?
by Lou Adler - Jul, 2011
Some points to make before you read this article: 1. It’s somewhat controversial, but by the end you’ll agree (if you get that far). 2. If you’re a corporate recruiter or HR leader, put your confirmation bias in the parking lot before reading this article. 3. You might want to listen to this YouTube video of a webcast (Future of Recruiting Circa 2020) we recently held. It will give you a sense what’s happening no...
Mid-Year Check Up: The Full 360
by Walter Akana - Jul, 2011
Okay, I can almost hear what you’re thinking: “Washington is making massive job-killing mistakes, employers are either getting by with less or unwilling to expand, and besides it’s summer. So, what can I possibly do to move my job search forward?” Frankly, if you’ve honestly been taking reasonable steps in conducting your job search, and assuming you’re using every opportunity to show your value and build relationships, there...
One Simple Tip to Immediately Improve Your Professional Communication
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2011
Be concise. Yep, that’s it. For many years I’ve taught professional writing seminars in addition to my career speeches and workshops. In these programs, “Be concise” is the advice I find myself dispensing more than any other. Even in our world of 140-charater tweets, 160-character texts and txt msg spk, most people make the mistake of talking and writing way more than is necessary. Here are some reasons why concise...
Is My LinkedIn Profile Really Compelling?
by Andy Robinson - Jul, 2011
LinkedIn is the world's largest social business network in the world. As it continues to grow it is crucial to have a compelling and interesting profile. Here is a list of questions you can ask as you review your profile: •Is my profile 100% complete? If not, LinkedIn will tell you exactly what to do to get it there (look on the right side of your profile). •Have I created a compelling headline that is my marketing/bra...
How Your Google Profile Can Help Recruiters Find You
by Miriam Salpeter - Jul, 2011
If you have an ear to the online sphere, you know Google+, Google’s newest social platform, is all the rage. While Google+ is still in invitation-only mode, early results indicate it could be a keeper. The Wall Street Journal estimates Google+ had 20 million visitors in three weeks. (Google declines to comment, and leaders are cagey when asked for specifics.) Many early adopters are excitedly proclaiming the new network a r...
Job search inspiration from New York City
by Miriam Salpeter - Jul, 2011
It’s been a hectic week returning from being away, so I thought I’d re-share a post I wrote several years ago after visiting NYC. I think it’s still relevant. Stay tuned for a few more career lessons inspired by my trip to the Big Apple! Recently, I had an opportunity to ride the New York City subway. I say “opportunity,” because watching other passengers and what goes on in and around the subway offers an array of ideas fo...
4 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Profile
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2011
LinkedIn is one of the best online resources for professionals looking to network with other professionals, find employment, or be discovered by hiring managers. If optimized, LinkedIn could ensure you don’t spend too much time unemployed since you’re likely to attract the best of the best in the hiring world. Interested in improving your profile? Here are just a few things you could do the next time you’re signed in that...
Take a stand for your dream job!
by Hallie Crawford - Jul, 2011
I was recently talking with one of my career group coaching clients, Allison. She made me laugh because all along, we’ve been working on narrowing down her career ideas. She wants to do something in the travel industry, and she told me that she was worried she was pigeonholing herself into this one career path. I laughed out loud and explained to her that I totally understood how she felt, but reminded her that our goal all al...
Disappointment Got You Down? Dig In. Bounce Back.
by Dawn Lennon - Jul, 2011
Things don’t always go our way at work. Sometimes it’s because we haven’t: - Mastered all the skills we need - Performed well at the right time - Solidified our support system - Been realistic about our readiness That leaves us open to disappointment when we don’t: - Get hired for a job we really want - Promoted to a position when we believe we’re the best candidate - Hear our name mentioned as a...
Facing Cisco's 2011 layoff? Take these 5 steps in your job hunt
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jul, 2011
Cisco Systems announced its largest layoff ever in July 2011, and employees are certainly feeling the aftershocks. With 6,500 staff being cut (up to a 14% drop in its workforce), Cisco has announced that it plans to restructure in order to maintain a competitive position. If you’re one of those affected by this or other layoffs, what should you do? It's no secret that professionals have bemoaned the state of the job mark...
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