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Vote for The Personal Excellence Blog in Weblog Awards 2011!

Personal Excellence Blog

Started since 2001, it has since grown to be the longest-running and one of the largest awards for weblogs. What is the Weblog Awards?

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Gaming the Interview Process

The Undercover Recruiter

Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 80 million young adults born between 1976 and 2001 make up Gen Y, and as of this year will […].

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Resume to Referral

People retire, change jobs, and, sadly, like 172 corporate vice presidents on September 11, 2001, die unexpectedly. commentary :  Succession happens. Of course, the terrorist attacks that killed so many employees in the World Trade

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Tap Into These 5 Hidden Recruiting Talent Pools


million) served during Gulf War era I (August 1990 to August 2001) or Gulf War era II (September 2001 forward). Talent pools are tapped.


Resume to Referral

People retire, change jobs, and, sadly, like 172 corporate vice presidents on September 11, 2001, die unexpectedly.  Succession happens. Of course, the terrorist attacks that killed so many employees in the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and in a a field in Pennsylvania didn’t change the fact that by one means or another, every

I Was Fired For Recruiting on LinkedIn


first used social recruiting in 2001 when I recruited online for store retail positions using chat rooms, forums, and dating websites.

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CHANGE: Randstad's Purchase of Monster Proves Your Should Budget R&D to Kill Your Primary Business.

HR Capitalist

This one is about change and the conversations we get into as HR leaders related to strategy. Ready? Let's go. Randstad just bought Monster for $423M.

3 Ways To Avoid A Minimum Wage Job After College

Career Realism

Recently, an alarming article came out on Bloomberg , which addressed the increasing amount of ‘underemployed’ college graduates. They Get educated.

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Introducing the Five Generation Workplace


Celebrating National Employee Appreciation Day. That’s where demographics come into play and the five generation workplace.

CHECKLIST: Make Sure You Get the Company Twitter Password From Gen Y Early in Mass Layoffs.

HR Capitalist

In 2001, you delivered the news with compassion, took the time necessary and then went through the Exiting Employee Checklist. I'm out. .

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Who Are the 5 Generations At Work? #fivegenwork


You can listen to my first podcast interview with Jackson Fall, a Millennial freelance UX Designer Developer by clicking here. Boomers. Generation X.

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7 Kinds of Job Search Kindness To Make You Squirm


When I started my first Israeli job search in 2001, my friend Assaf S. In that same 2001 job search I mentioned above, another friend, Assaf B.,

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How HR Metrics & Big Data Can Transform Your Hiring


Learn more about how data can transform your recruiting efforts by registering for our webinar on Aug. 20, 2015 at 12 PM CST. Click here to register. .

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The 9 Most Publicized Firings in Corporate History

Resume Bear

Whose idea was it to associate something as sweet and nice as the color pink with something as nasty as firing people? Steve Jobs. Carol Bartz.

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Tight Job Market Expected Until 2017 #shrmtalent #ere15


This is the reason I first used dating websites to source candidates from in 2001. Click here to register. . Over the last 12 months, the U.S.

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Why Internet Sourcing Isn’t Your Recruiting Savior


In 2001, I successfully sourced candidates on a dating website and made a number of hires for the retailer where I worked. Social media combined with the power of the internet has re-invigorated a once overlooked skill of sourcing within recruiting. In terms of internet sourcing, it is research for the purposes of recruiting. What it Does?

Ep 39 – What’s Important in #SocialRecruiting with Andy Headworth


Our use and application is still in it’s infancy. I was one of those early adopters first using dating websites to recruit candidates in 2001. I had success with forums, chat rooms and Myspace. When it comes to using social media sites for recruitment and hiring, we still have a long way to go. You can click here to purchase. Stitcher.

Here's Why You Should Never Be Afraid to Fire Someone Resistant to Change.

HR Capitalist

Raise your hand if you thought in 2001 that AOL''s sub base would decline by 90%. Anyone? They didn''t think so either. They stuck with dial-up.

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How to Find a Job Using Social Media

Career Alley

Launched in 2001, Lingo24 now has over 170 employees spanning three continents and clients in over sixty countries. Think about your profiles.

No STEM Crisis, No War for Talent?

Hiring Technical People

Bob actually has data, as opposed to my anecdotal evidence, now and dating back to my article from 2001, Crisis? Have you read The STEM Crisis Is a Myth ? It’s a fascinating article. What Crisis? Contrarian Perspective. For those of you who don’t know the four letter acronym, STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

How Shortsightedness Is Hurting Your Long Term Recruiting Strategy #ere16


Back in 2001, I was a certified resume and application snob. I was new in my human resources and recruiting career. didn’t know better.

How To Find Out If Your Company Is About To Lay You Off

Resume Bear

Kudos to my pal Karen Mattonen for not only being cited by Inc. What is it? Its called WARN. It became law in August 1988 and took effect in 1989.

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Mobile Recruiting is a Form of Employee Age Discrimination


This lower adoption percentage is due to the simple fact that smartphones have only been around since 2001. The free webinar is worth 1.0

Resume Downfalls That Prevent You From Getting That Dream Job

Corn on the Job

From relevant job experience and achievements, to qualifications and skills, we all understand what is supposed to appear on a resume. Salary History.

5 Expert Tips to Reduce Employee Turnover

Corn on the Job

It’s a fact that if a business has a high rate of staff turnover it can hurt a company’s profit levels. Source: Robert Half. Read more at [link].

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Bill Simmons and ESPN: 5 Times When It's Time to Fire Your Biggest Star.

HR Capitalist

ESPN found him and brought him aboard in 2001, where he continued to write his column under the ESPN banner. Many of you probably aren't aware of a guy named Bill Simmons, who got fired by ESPN last week. Simmons is one of my role models, and if you like what you read here it's fair to say it's heavily influenced by the stylings of Simmons.

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BLOG.COMPETITIVERESUMES.NET: Job Seekers Can Learn Resilience From.

Competitive Resumes

It was in 2001 in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. The Voice Of Job Seekers.from the page of an empathetic resume writer. Comments RSS 2.0

Isn’t Hiring Easy: We’re Recruiters Not Miracle Workers


The length of time to hire is at its peak since 2001. Learn the secrets from the masters to find and assess your top technical talent by joining our 12/9 webinar at 1 PM EST. Click here to register. . That’s the question I get asked a lot these days. “Recruiting and hiring isn’t tough,” they say. ” U.S.

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How to Use Military Experience in Your Resume

Career Realism

” (Peter Newfield, President, Career Resumes,, October 10, 2001). trainer, manager, personnel officer). Watch it!

Really, BUY this book.

Job Stalker

Even in the brutal economic times we have been going through, this country has shown a net job growth every year since 2001. million.

Veterans Hike from Maine to Georgia to Raise Awareness of Unemployment

Resume Bear

Unemployment and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are two of the most critical issues facing United States veterans today. According to the U.S.

Be Easy To Do Business With

Learning Voyager

From my experience, plus the wisdom of Ram Charan (whose 2001 book What the CEO Wants You to Know is a small gem), here are some guidelines for HR leaders in working with the CEO and other business heads. Actually it's a list of points for HR leaders. Good points to ponder, to be sure, but not what I expected. HR is no exception.

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9 Mistakes Boomers Make In The Job Search

Tim's Strategy

Thinking that any experience prior to 2001 is relevant today. I don’t think anyone really cares what you did in 1998. 6. Ignoring social media.

Will Human Resources Become Robot Resources?


Think HAL in 2001 or Skynet from the Terminator series. At What Point Are Robots an HR Issue as Much As an IT Issue? The All Too Human Element.

2001 15

How Mobile Recruiting & Technology is Transforming HR


Download the full essay on how mobile, technology and HR as featured in J. HOW MOBILE RECRUITING & TECHNOLOGY IMPACT HR. Photo Credit.

The Mobile Takeover #MobileRecruit


You’ve had a mobile strategy for awhile. Omission – Commission, same dif. . And to this day, I do not answer blocked numbers. Really?

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Moving Past the Starter Hire (in Technical Hiring)


And in our first creative recruiting efforts in 2001, that meant we sourced for talent using dating websites. Approved for 1.0 It was exciting.

The Most Under-Used Resource To Find Jobs Here or Overseas


In 2001, I moved back to Israel from France after leaving my web development production manager job at ” Put differently-.

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Ditch the Day Job: Turn Part Time Dabbling Into Full Time Income

Career Alley

There may be economic recovery in parts of the U.S., but it’s not being created by big business. Scheduling. Taxes. Bookkeeping. Payment. Where.

25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search


How to shake yourself from the daze of a long job search and start getting conclusive results. My own long job search story. Do whatever it takes.

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