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Social Media – Friend Or Foe For Recruiters? | Presentation

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I was asked to do a presentation for the and talk to my colleagues about the use of Social Media in recruiting and if it helps or hurt us:

Here is the description of the event:

It used to be staffing companies and recruiting firms were the only ones with all the information, the "Golden Rolodex" of candidates and companies.  Now our clients and candidates have access to much of the same information.  Social media sites are a great tool but some clients are hiring their own internal recruiters to mine these same sites for candidates. 

So what can we provide that they still need and how do we show our value?  What are companies doing and what could we be doing?  Finding people is easy, it is the information overload we all struggle with and how to best handle that.  Come hear about some simple techniques that you can implement when you get back to the office.

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The Importance Of Questioning Skills In The Interview

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

 
It might surprise you to know that asking questions of your own during your job interview is just as important as answering them.  Candidates spend a lot of time on interview preparation, and they should.  Doing your research on the company, bringing your 30/60/90-day plan, and preparing compelling answers to interview questions (as well as having some stories to back them up) are guaranteed ways to have a good interview.  But one thing that will make you stand out from other candidates is asking questions.

Asking questions tells you what you need to know.

After all, you’re interviewing the company, too.  Is it going to be a good fit for you?  Is it going to be somewhere you’ll be able to grow and advance your career?  To find out these answers, you’ll ask questions about the company, the mission, the typical work day, travel schedules, and so on—just don’t ask about the salary or the vacation!

Asking questions gives you better answers to interview questions.

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3 Tips For Developing The Perfect Executive Resume Title

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You’ve made it.  All your hard work has paid off, and you’re officially The Big Cheese.  Now it’s time to go out and find a great job that bears both the responsibilities and rewards of being a top executive.  The trouble is, depending on which company is advertising a job, you may be applying to be CEO, Director, or President.  How should you title your resume in order to be picked up by recruiters and hiring managers?

Target a specific sector

If your job search is aimed at leading a certain size company in a particular industry, it will be fairly easy for you to determine an appropriate title for your resume.  One tactic is to copy the search words you use to look for jobs appropriate for your experience.  For instance, if you are looking for Vice President positions that require an M.B.A., your title might be “Senior Vice President” and you would include M.B.A. after your name, as in “John Doe, M.B.A./ Senior Vice President”.

Know your industry

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The Job Market Is Returning, Consumer Confidence Is Up, The GDP Is Going Up...

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So what does this mean to you the candidate or the hiring manager?

As a candidate, it means there are more job openings, you can expect multiple job offers and recruiters will be calling you more.  So as a candidate, you need to make sure you are networking, your resume is ready and you start polishing your interview skills. 

Also you need to expect more competition for jobs, because not only will all the unemployed be looking, the one who stopped looking will return and those who are working but don’t like their jobs or want something new will start looking because there will be more job opportunities that will get them excited.

As a hiring manager, this means candidates will have more choices, so if you are not selling your opportunity they will move on to the one that sounds better.  In addition, as the number of jobs increase there will be less fully talented/qualified people for each job. 

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How To Format A Master Resume

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If you’re thinking about creating a master resume, you’re on the right path to writing amazing resumes when you apply for specific jobs.  Master resumes allow you to have one place to store all of the details of your career so that you can easily find specific details to add to submission resumes.

Though the master resume is one you won’t submit, to help keep your information organized, it’s a good idea to format it.  Here are some formatting ideas to consider as you create your own:

Create Sections That Correlate With Submission Resumes

A great way to keep your master resume organized is to create the same sections that you would use in the resumes you will eventually submit.  Depending on the types of resumes you send out (i.e., functional vs. chronological), you may need different sections.  In this case, you could either add all of the unique sections to your master resume, copying some information to both sections, or simply create a functional master resume and chronological master resume.

Don’t Stick to a Specific Length

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Minnesota Recruiters Conference #13 | Invite

What follows is the invite that was sent to the group leading up to Minnesota Recruiters Conference #13

Minnesota Recruiters

Friends and Colleagues,

Below is the agenda for Minnesota Recruiters Conference #13.

Thank you to Jeremy Phillips, Joshua Kahn and the team at Best Buy for hosting us.

When:

April 15, 2010

Where:

Best Buy Corporate HQ’s

Who should attend this event:

Corporate Recruiters

HR VPs/Directors/Managers

Staffing Specialists/Managers

HR Recruiters

Workforce Planning Professionals

Researchers/Sourcers

Search Firm Professionals

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

The following new Minnesota Recruiter Jobs have been added to the :

 

Check out . An informal group of 2,200 corporate, consulting and search firm recruiters - you must be in Minnesota to join.

 

   
 

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It’s Better To Be Respected Than Liked

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When I started University, my faculty passed out a sheet of paper to all of the students that contained a set of 10 rules for being successful in the business world. And while I have long since lost the sheet, there is one rule I remember very clearly:

    It’s better to be respected than liked.

While this made some sense to me at the time, I have only recently started to appreciate exactly what it means for your career. Now that I have been in the corporate world for a few years, it has become easier to see the link between how people view you and your career advancement.

There are many ways/reasons for people to like you. You could:

    1. Be a genuinely nice person
    2. Be social
    3. Do favors for others without any expectation of favors back
    4. Make people smile or laugh

But ultimately, being liked in itself will not advance your career. Do to this, you need to be respected. And in my opinion, there are only two ways to gain the respect of others:

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