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Who's Hiring from the Fortune 500 - Vol 18

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: CareerAlley

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau

And what you see is not always what you get (not to be confused with "you don't always get what you want").

The Fortune 500, long a measure of successful companies, is not always what it seems. This is an excellent list to leverage in your job search, but be careful and do your homework.

Conduct research on the company, not just its financial soundness, but its public image and what its employees think as well.

I kick-off today's post with two research links in addition to links to the career sites of some of the Fortune 500.

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Minnesota Business, Technology, Recruiter And HR, Politics And Sports Blogs Updated

What follows is an update (26 blogs) to my blog roll. These blogs are also added to my TwinCitiesBlogs.com project.

Minnesota and US Recruiter and HR Blogs:

Minnesota Technology Blogs:

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Florida Search Firm: “No Unemployed Candidates Will Be Considered At All”

I have one thing to say to what follows (numerous times)... WTF

And a disclaimer: this ad we will talk about was posted on the search firm’s website, not Sony Ericsson who is the client.

OK, lets get into this.

The NBC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia 11 Alive has this story that aired a couple of nights ago, Job Listing: Unemployed Need Not Apply

It shows how the Florida based executive search firm The People Place (I am intentionally not linking to them) had a job description that included text:

“NO UNEMPLOYED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED AT ALL”

WTF???

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The One Question You MUST Ask The Interviewer

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From: Peggy McKee

 

Don't get me wrong...there are many questions you must ask the interviewer in order to land the job. Questions of your own to ask in the interview demonstrates your intelligence, drive, enthusiasm, and preparation for the job. It turns the interview into a conversation between professionals, putting you in a better psychological position, interview-wise.

You'll also find out if you really want to work there. You'll find out, for instance, if the environment is a good fit, if you can work with this manager, and if it's a place where you can advance your career.

But...

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How To Get Started In A Work From Home Career

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From: Christina Archer is a career agent, recruiting specialist, resume writer, and author.


The number of people who worked at home increased by nearly 2 million, from about 9.5 million in 1999 to about 11.3 million in 2005, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Nearly half of these home workers had college degrees and nearly half of them earned $75,000 a year or more.

While the telecommute choice becomes more popular on a national basis, many job seekers find these opportunities are rarely advertised, and fill very quickly.  For the individual who wants to explore the option of working from home, here are some tips to help them become set up for their new job, and advice on getting started.

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Job Search - We're Not in Kansas Anymore

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: CareerAlley

"You, my friend, are a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the unfortunate impression that just because you run away you have no courage; you're confusing courage with wisdom." - Wizard of Oz

I went on a job interview the other day (my first since landing a job during the "Great Recession"). I'm not really looking for a job, so you are probably wondering why I went on an interview.

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