When is the last time you took an elevator?
Some of you are rocking the views from your elevator ride! Some folks are taking the stairs wearing their activity tracker. Some folks have made successful careers in places where elevators are hard to find (yippee!), or where they stay in their fuzzy bunny slippers all day (ahhh). Whatever your case, do you have an elevator speech? Read more »
Social Recruiting – What You Need To Know
Buzz buzz buzz – Social Recruiting is all the buzz.
But is it more than a fashion trend to catch your attention? Will it really help you to hire? What do you really need to know about social recruiting?
So what is social recruiting?
It’s called having a conversation –
Social recruiting has been around since before there was a term called social recruiting. It’s basic human nature to talk about opportunities to your friends and people you like. And there’s an obvious head start in terms of cultural fit if you are reaching like-minded people through your network, so yes, social recruiting is an important way to acquire new talent. Read more »
By Heidi Clark & Rob Reeves
Feeling the Love?
“When you are doing it right, your staff will let you know,” asserts Rob Reeves, CEO at Redfish Technology – an award-winning nationwide tech recruiting company. “If you aren’t hearing appreciation and feeling the love, you need to take a look at what you are creating.”
Return on Investment
The focus on company culture is an investment worth making on many fronts.
Attracting and retaining talented, dedicated staff is all the more easy when people know about your company and want to work for you. “Recruiting is a tough business, and it takes very intelligent and motivated professionals to do the job well,” reflects Heidi Clark, CHO at Redfish. Read more »
Resumes – Lipstick on a Pig
If you Embellish, it will be a Blemish – or Much Worse
The results of a recent Career Builder survey have been splattered all over the internet in the last several days. The responses reveal that 58% of employers have caught a lie on a resume; and 33 % said they have seen an increase in resume embellishments post-recession.
The poll found that this transgressions include embellished skill set (57%), embellished responsibilities (55%), dates of employment (42%), job title (34%), academic degree (33%), companies worked (26%), and accolades/awards (18%). It is very interestingly the industry that finds the most fibbing is financial services (eh-hem) at 73%! But Information Technology came in a 63%, and Health Care at 63%.
HireRight.com, a provider of on-demand employment background screening, found that 34% of job applicants lie on resumes. Read more »
Ten Things You Need to Do In Your Job Search
Do you find yourself looking for a new career opportunity? Has it been a while? Here are ten things you should do in your job search.
1. Set aside time every day to perform your job searching activities.
An active job search requires dedication. How much time will it take? That depends on your situation and your motivation. If you are working, it may be only 30-60 minutes per day; if you are out of work and are motivated to find a job soon, then you should consider your job search a full-time activity.
2. Do Some Self-Assessment.
Take a good hard look at yourself. What are your best attributes? What are your least developed ones? Where do you excel? What do you bring to the table? What are you accomplishments? Quantify these. This exercise is imperative for re-vamping your resume and preparing for interviews, but more importantly this type of self-assessment should allow you to take a fresh look at the kind of work and industries that you want to pursue. Read more »
Saying ‘I Do’ to the Recruiting Process
It’s a Commitment
The hardest part of recruiting is not finding the specific purple squirrel. It is not sourcing and screening candidates. It is not communicating the corporate culture or the company mission. It is not coordinating telephone and onsite interviews. It’s not even negotiating the employment package. It’s getting the commitment of the hiring powers.
Funny how this should be the easy part. Once a decision to hire has been made, once the method by which that hiring process will be conducted has been decided, the company should be ready to roll. But it is not always the case.
“Companies and hiring managers need to understand and give themselves to the hiring process knowing it will take time away from everyday operations,” states Mike Curry, Tech Recruiter Read more »
What’s the Latest Emerging Code Your New Hire Better Know? By Meredith Dean, Executive Recruiter, IT Division
Filed under: Best Practices, Employer, Hiring Strategies, Human Resources / Capital, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks, Talent Acquisition, Talent Retention, Training
What’s the Latest Emerging Code Your New Hire Better Know?
By Meredith Dean, Executive Recruiter, IT Division
But requiring the latest, emerging new code in terms of a hiring requirement definitely means that the talent pool available is going to be extremely small. And with quasi-fulltime employment, tech talent is already highly in-demand before you even start ‘stacking’ the technology deck against yourself. Read more »
Road Map Your Resume
By Leah O’Flynn, Sales & Marketing Recruiter High Tech
Leah O’Flynn, Tech Recruiter
Strategic thinking is key in plotting the course for a great career. In order to build a fantastic resume, thought needs to be put into creating the experience and accomplishments that great companies want. Here are some things to think about:
Play the field but do so with some strategy when you are young and starting out. Avoid more than three jobs within your first five years out of college. By year five, you should have a much clearer expectation of what you want from your job, what you have to offer, and what sectors are a good fit. Read more »
Should You Work for a Startup?
Redfish Tech Recruiters Share Their Perspectives
Recruiting talent for big companies and startups in various stages of development usually means searching for talent with different profiles. The technical skills needed may be the same for both types of companies, but beyond skill sets, personality makes a crucial difference in terms of the talent sought.
Startups are not for everyone.
Every startup is different but regardless of the stage of the company, by nature these budding companies are typically not going to offer the same employment opportunities as large, established corporations.
Startups tend to be in unique niches in often untested waters, they are creating disruptive exciting technologies and new business models. They attract creative, confident risk-takers and strive to attract agile innovators who thrive on finding new solutions and making things happen. Read more »
Wabi Sabi Job Search
Hunting for the Perfect Job?
By Anna Mathieu, Marketing Communications Manager
Is there a perfect job? What would and how could it be? What is Wabi Sabi job search?
As headhunters, i.e. corporate matchmakers bringing together the right candidate for the right position, you might expect to hear us say that there is a perfect job. But really no job is perfect on its own, no company is perfect in isolation, and no candidate represents the pinnacle of perfection.
The Wabi Sabi concept is abstract and hard to pin down but has been boiled down by some as “everything is imperfect, incomplete and impermanent”. This applies to jobs, bosses, companies, products, and, well ‘everything’. Read more »