Tag: recruiter

The Social Media Job Search: Is It All Over but the Shouting?

The Social Media Job Search: Is It All Over but the Shouting?

Lately I’ve noticed an interesting trend when it comes to social media and the employment process. Everyone in the hiring world seems to have something they need, be it a job seeker looking for a job or a hiring pro looking to fill a position, and from both sides, I keep hearing that there is no one out there to fulfill these needs. Somehow there aren’t enough jobs, and yet when there are jobs, there aren’t people to fill them.

How can that be?

Recruiters Are Not “Employment Superheroes”

Recruiters Are Not “Employment Superheroes”

It’s pretty simple. A recruiter, typically, will only be looking for candidates who fit with the types of positions he or she is being paid to recruit for (or will be paid for if a suitable candidate can be found).

If you don’t fit with what the recruiter needs, then he or she can’t help you. The recruiter might keep your info on file and contact you if anything does come up, but basically it is time to move on.

Resume Writing Tips: How Far Back Do I Go on My Resume?

Resume Writing Tips: How Far Back Do I Go on My Resume?

There is a lot of information floating around about how far back a candidate should go on his or her resume. Frankly, much of it is conflicting. In recent years, the trend has been to include about 10-12 years of work history on a resume. For different reasons, many professional resume writers will not include any information for jobs prior to that range. They will cite issues like potential age discrimination, lack of employer interest, and space considerations. All are valid reasons, with the age discrimination argument as the possible exception, but that is a story for another time.

BREAKING NEWS!! What’s the #1 Impediment of Any Job Search?

BREAKING NEWS!! What’s the #1 Impediment of Any Job Search?

We have wrestled through job search coaching sessions. We have tried desperately to get people to follow our No-Nonsense Job Search Strategy approach (because we know it works!). But for some reason, job seekers like to think that if they just throw their resume out there, talk to a recruiter or two, or make a call here and there, then they can just sit back and wait for something to happen.