job search

Posts Tagged job search

Every time I think I have seen everything, something new comes along.  I will share a few thoughts to those of you out there today who are candidates, or who may be candidates, for future opportunities.  I don’t pretend to have all of the answers, but I want to share a few tactics that will not endear you to client firms if you end up being someone they consider hiring.

April 14, 2015

A recent San Francisco Fed research report illustrated what those of us in the hiring and recruiting process have known for some time – jobs need to find talent in today’s “candidate market,” and not the other way around.

April 13, 2015


“He’s dead, Jim” is the error message you might see from Google when your computer doesn’t have enough memory to run a tab. It could also be used to describe the resume–and other ineffective and outdated hiring processes in the new era of job seeking. 

April 13, 2015


Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines. 

Majority of Justices Seem To Have Minds Made Up in Health Care Case

By Allen Smith  3/4/2015

News Updates
March 5, 2015


Updated daily, the HR News home page is your one-stop shop for the latest news and featured articles. This page compiles top staff-written and external news of general interest to HR, plus major stories in the HR Disciplines. 


News Updates
February 20, 2015

On February 18, @shrmnextchat chatted with Dave Ryan @DavetheHRCzar about the "Job Board Dilemma."

In case you missed this excellent chat, here are all the informative tweets:



February 18, 2015


HR will be called upon for creative retention strategies      


It may be of little consolation to those who remain out of work, but more people are viewing the U.S. labor market in a positive light. Consider, for example, the plight of “discouraged workers,” who are defined by the federal government as people not looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for them.

February 10, 2015

Recent college graduates have a serious problem. Job statistics increasingly show that college graduates are underemployed and, even when they find employment; they are only rarely in a field applicable to their college majors (or that they expected to get a job in). This isn’t ideal for young adults trying to get into rewarding careers, and ultimately it’s not good for business, either.

February 3, 2015

I speak with overwhelmed job seekers every week who can't seem to gain any traction in their job search. They tell me, "I'm applying for just about anything that will pay me". This, my friends, will get you nowhere. My suggestion to the job seeker is to stop the scatter-shooting and laser focus your search.

August 21, 2014

Job seekers are up against multiple hurdles these days as they look for meaningful work. While poorly written job descriptions and malfunctioning career sites hinder the job search, they now must face an even higher hurdle -- the algorithm.

Most job search websites have increased the use of software that uses complex algorithms to screen and sort resumes by searching for keywords that match specific skill sets and experience. Other programs, like LinkedIn’s “Recruiter,” can help talent managers find passive candidates by searching for a specific location, title or skill.

August 18, 2014

I have worked in the talent acquisition world for many years.  I got started while working as a manager in the manufacturing world and then shifted my focus to the HR generalist side in the non profit and professional services space.  Over 8 years ago I moved to the Executive Search world where I work with candidates every week, if not every day. 

July 24, 2014

At the midway point of 2014, it is clear that the U.S. labor market has shaken off its winter slowdown. Preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show that on average, 231,000 jobs were created each month from February to May, compared with an average of 114,000 jobs in December 2013 and January 2014.

News Updates
July 23, 2014

As a college student at James Madison University preparing to search for my first internship, I was filled with apprehension after hearing classmates’ scary stories from their past internships. Many of my friends spent their unpaid summers tucked away in a corner cubicle with a copier and a coffee maker as their only company--and their stories formed my impression of what to expect from internships.

June 17, 2014

I often write about the pitfalls and perils of the job search and today’s post will be another in that series.  With the full bloom of spring we all have a number of things we do in preparation for the onset of this wonderful time of year.  Your job search and the methods and strategies you employ should be the same.

When I think of spring cleaning I often use the phrases listed below:

May 22, 2014

Got ambition? An MBA? A fistful of references?

It may not matter. The No. 1 quality employers want in workers is “personality,” according to an international survey by the Sweden-based global learning institute Hyper Island.

In fact, 78 percent of the survey’s respondents ranked “personality” as the most desirable quality in a worker, and only 39 percent said an applicant’s “skill set” was most important.

News Updates
May 14, 2014

With improved economic conditions come increases in staff turnover. As the market improves, HR professionals will be looking for new jobs of their own, according to the results of a new HR Jobs Pulse Survey, released Jan. 22, 2014, by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

News Updates
January 31, 2014

The percentage of health care clinicians using social media to find a job in 2013 has doubled since 2010, and twice as many receive job-alert texts from recruiters than did three years ago, according to a new survey by AMN Healthcare, a San Diego-based provider of health care workforce staffing services.

The findings are from AMN Healthcare’s Use of Social Media and Mobile by Healthcare Professionals: 2013 Survey Results.

News Updates
December 20, 2013