If you are seeking new employment, you have likely labored for quite some time; contemplating the pros and cons, wondering whether there are better options, and fearing that your value in the market is not what you thought it was. The uncertainly can permeate your job search, and affect your performance throughout the interviewing […]
Too often, we hear from candidates who want to get out of their current industry. They want new challenges, and they want to take their existing skills and experience elsewhere. In theory, it sounds plausible. It reality, it’s a huge mistake.
Competition is fierce. No doubt about it. Companies are aggressively hiring and struggling to […]
With origins in mythology and astrology, the term “Dog Days of Summer” came to mean the 20 days before and 20 days after the alignment of Sirius with the Sun. During this time – July 3 to August 11 – Sirius, aka the Dog Star, is the sky’s brightest star; visible from any part […]
You are not special. You’re just another cog in the wheel. Some of the most successful companies in the world have grown into well-oiled machines. They operate as behemoth mechanisms, void of individuality, easily plugging in one person for another without much of a hiccup.
For large companies, driven by proven systems and functioning on […]
Traditional recruiting has been about filling the funnel. Find the candidate pool. Fish the pond. Applicant to hire ratios, cost per hire, assessments, job postings, and diversity advisory groups each provide great fodder for analysis. Truly, they do. They are tools and resources used to decipher an age-old quest, “How do you find right […]
Been there. Waiting. Always waiting. Waiting for a small sign of interest. Hoping for someone to call, email, or text. Application complete. Assessment complete. Still waiting.
Sound familiar? When you are a candidate, you have access to all sorts of sites. Sites that promise unique jobs, and a direct line to the employer. From Indeed […]
Consider this – the average career spans 50 years.
Over that time, we learn new skills, meet new people, take on more responsibilities, muddle through transition, and if we’re lucky, we are able to balance personal and professional interests. As much as we prepare and plan, we often navigate through uncharted waters, and sometimes the […]
The drive to hire, under the guise of ‘talent acquisition’ – which sounds more about commodities than people – continues to move closer to its ultimate demise.
Companies have been building hiring infrastructure based solely on data. There’s an old expression, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” It seems to have been […]
By David Rose
Sometimes it seems like everyone else is getting ahead. Sometimes, especially through the filter of social platforms, we’re presented with a pretty, little picture. A snapshot or watered down version of what our connections want us to see.
When it comes to employment, specifically when our friends find something new, we find ourselves […]