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The Quest for Jobs - Search Boards

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From: CareerAlley

In your quest for a new job, you really do need to manage your time and ensure you use several methods of search. Everyone has their own view as to what works best but using only one or two avenues of search is not the best use of your time. You need to have a mix of job search boards, company career sites, recruiters and, of course, networking (including social networks like LinkedIn).

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A Rebuttal To Peter Weddle And His Blog Post The Great SCAM in Recruiting

UPDATED: 

- Check out Jim Durbin’s blog post Peter Weddle Owes A Lot Of People Apologies

OK, before I go on a rant a few disclaimers:

  • I have never met Peter Weddle
  • I respect Peter Weddle
  • I am responding to his blog post with a blog post rather than comment there as I have a lot to say.
  • I am responding because for someone who is highly respected in our industry to have this opinion and state it so strongly it needs a rebuttal

Wednesday Peter Weddle posted The Great SCAM in Recruiting on his WorkStrong blog. I had copied and pasted his post below but took it out. Read his post, see my reply below:

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My Twitter URL Analytics Using Cligs

Metrics, metrics, metrics. I have to say this is the most boring conversation to have. So I am going to keep this short.

I have been asked what kind of metrics/stats I have for the URL shortener I use on Twitter, Cligs.

Before giving some numbers I want to say that I post stuff that I find interesting. It may be something from my blog, another blog or a site like MSNBC or ESPN. So while I tend to focus on recruiter, HR, career stuff there is also a dose of politics, sports, economics, etc.

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What do recruiters want from a resume?

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From: Amit Puri is the Managing Consultant at Sandbox Advisors. He has over 10 years of business and HR related experience, with companies such as Bain & Co, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. Sandbox Advisors is based in Singapore and provides career management and HR consulting services in Asia.

We asked a few recruiters what they like and what their pet peeves are, when it comes to resumes. Here’s what they had to say.

What they look for in a resume:

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3 FREE Online Seminars: Job Search Tool Kit June 2nd | LinkedIn A-Z June 3rd | Social Media June 4th

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While Be Your Own Headhunter is under going a facelift this is how to stay in touch with upcoming seminars:

All presentations are 60-90 minutes with a Q&A that follows.

If you are a Twitter user and would like to provide immediate feedback during a presentation add #BYOH to your comments and suggestions. I will follow up with you on Twitter after the presentation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend the sessions during these times either click MN Headhunter Blog or Be Your Own Headhunter where you will find a calendar of events or register anyway so you can get the slides via email.

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Top 10 Ways to Ace Your Medical Sales Interview

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From: Peggy McKee, The Medical Sales Recruiter

Here are 10 of my best tips to help you have a great interview and get the job you want in medical sales, laboratory sales, clinical diagnostics sales, research laboratory sales, hospital equipment sales, imaging sales, medical device sales, pathology sales, pharmaceutical sales, DNA products sales, and biotechnology sales:

10.  Dress appropriately and watch your language.

9.  Do your homework on the company and what they are looking for before you get there.

8.  Have questions of your own to ask.

7.  Know how to close the interview and ask for the job.

6.  Remember that it’s a conversation.

5.  Know what to say if it turns out to be a behavioral interview.

4.  Know what to do when the money question comes up.

3.  Bring your brag book.

2.  Bring your 30-60-90-day sales plan.  It’s a sure-fire way to impress hiring managers.

1.  Before you go, visit with your medical sales recruiter for custom consulting and individual advice.


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Reading Business Books: A Must-Do for Entrepreneurs

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From: Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SPHR

As a business owner, one of the most important things you can do to boost your business and improve your professional skills and knowledge is to take the time to keep up with the latest business literature.

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3 FREE Online Seminars: Job Search Tool Kit May 27th | LinkedIn A-Z May 28th | Social Media May 29th

Be Your Own Headhunter logo small

While Be Your Own Headhunter is under going a facelift this is how to stay in touch with upcoming seminars:

All presentations are 60 minutes with a Q&A that follows.

If you are a Twitter user and would like to provide immediate feedback during a presentation add #BYOH to your comments and suggestions. I will follow up with you on Twitter after the presentation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend the sessions during these times either click MN Headhunter Blog or Be Your Own Headhunter where you will find a calendar of events or register anyway so you can get the slides via email.

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3 FREE Online Seminars: Job Search Tool Kit – May 19th | LinkedIn A-Z May 20th | Social Media May 21st

Be Your Own Headhunter logo small

While Be Your Own Headhunter is under going a facelift this is how to stay in touch with upcoming seminars:

All presentations are 60 minutes with a Q&A that follows.

If you are a Twitter user and would like to provide immediate feedback during a presentation add #BYOH to your comments and suggestions. I will follow up with you on Twitter after the presentation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend the sessions during these times either click MN Headhunter Blog or Be Your Own Headhunter where you will find a calendar of events or register anyway so you can get the slides via email.

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Massachusetts DUA: Unemployment Insurance Hearings

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From: Techruiter

Today I experienced my very first unemployment insurance hearing. I was representing my company against a claim made by one of my former consultants.  The following document is a must read for anyone looking to file for unemployment. It is essential that both employers and employees understand just how vague the law delineates why someone may or may not file for unemployment.

See this PDF: Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance

Essentially, if you quit, get fired, or refuse a job you cannot file a claim. However, termination is a thorny issue and even quitting can be viewed from various angles differently.

If your claim is challenged by your former employer you will have an opportunity to present your case at a hearing. The reason the employer is interested in having those benefits denied to you is that their unemployment contribution to the Massachusetts unemployment fund is directly related to how many employees file for unemployment and how much they collect.

See this lnk: 6. Financing Unemployment Insurance

For this reason, your former employer may send a representative to present their side of the story. The hearing takes about an hour depending on the circumstances as a Massachusetts Division of Unemployment agent gathers your testimony under oath. I suggest not lying under oath whether you are the employer or the claimant.

If the employer succeeds in challenging your claim, you will be liable for all the money the State of Massachusetts paid you over those months. You may also be persecuted for fraud, although I suspect this rarely happens since employment law is designed to protect the claimant rather than cause additional pain.

On the other hand, if the employer does not show up within 10 minutes of the hearings official start, the case is decided in your favor by default. I saw a very happy claimant when he was informed that the employer had not shown up. Whether his claim was legitimate or not become irrelevant in the eyes of the Massachusetts once the employer defaulted on the hearing.

Whether you file or not is completely up to you. Know your rights, but also beware of the employer challenge and Massachusetts State Law about fraud. After the hearing, I have no idea which way the agent will decide.


Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.