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Presentation: What Do Recruiters Want from Candidates? Utah County Job Club 6/15/11

14 June 2011

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Ever wonder why that recruiter never called you back after the 19th voicemail you left and the perfectly-crafted nine pages of qualifications you sent them through their online application form? Yeah… Tomorrow (Wednesday) June 15th at 8:00am, I will be meeting with the always-fun, always-honest members Utah County Job Club (LinkedIn Group) to talk about [...]

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Presenting at Utah County Job Club Tomorrow

20 April 2010

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I’m presenting at the Utah County Job Club tomorrow on how recruiters view your resume.  This event is held in the North meeting room of the East Bay Cafe on the Novell campus. Novell* graciously donates this space for the club’s use to the community. Come and see what “recruiter blinders” are and how your [...]

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Types of Recruiters: Corporate vs Agency

18 March 2010

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A post over at JibberJobber got me thinking about how agency recruiters and corporate recruiters often have a different view of the world and, for a job-seeker, knowing the ropes here can make a world of difference in the success (or failure) of your career search. Corporate Recruiters Corporate Recruiters generally get paid a salary [...]

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4 Telephone Interview Tips

21 July 2008

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A friend called on Saturday, frantic, because they have a telephone interview Monday morning. They had never had a telephone interview before, and her nerves were getting to her. The key is to control what you can control, knowing that you are as ready as possible. Here are some other tips to help you out: [...]

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Job Trends: Moonlight, Part-Time Desired by Candidates

12 June 2008

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It’s likely a result of the current economy, but we have noticed a very high percentage of people coming to us and looking for part-time or extra work on graveyards/evenings/weekends. These are generally very talented individuals who like their current job/employer, but are looking for additional work to take on. Likewise, these same people are [...]

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Jobs for (Steve) Jobs

13 March 2008

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Twitter friend @jeffnorris of iSCI FI sent me a bitstrip toon he made concerning job-hunters and the recruiters they love to hate. Check it. Related Posts:Still Sending Out Resumes? You’re Doing it WrongMTV Hiring a TJ: Tweet JockeyNew Office PolicyThe Bad ‘Employment Brand’ Video from Vimeo (That Actually Tells the Truth)Web Developer

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The Recruiting Animal Eats Me Alive

7 March 2008

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A little while ago, I was interviewed on the Recruiting Animal Show, a talk show for the recruiting world.  I had a great time doing the show, but you might think the Animal got the best of me…  did he? Robert Merrill, Utah Tech Jobs.com 08.02.27: Listen hereRead Bobby Merrill’s blog. His pal, Jason Alba [...]

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Bestest Blog Post Evaaaar?

4 March 2008

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I think I just wrote the best blog post of my life… and it wasn’t even on MY BLOG.  It was on Jason’s… down in the comments. It’s how to get yourself noticed by a hiring manager when you have too many skills, or you’re overqualified, or you  are a round-peg in a square-hole. Related [...]

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Interview Rules for Designers

27 February 2008

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Since I’m currently recruiting for a Web UI & Graphic Designer, the following caught my eye and I thought to share. Jessica Petersen, Senior UI Designer at local tech company Omniture, posted the following to the local Utah Graphic Arts Foundation email list, which I think is a great set of rules for interviewing if [...]

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ROBDOR! Recruitinatin’ The Neighborhood

26 February 2008

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Today is Recruiting Day. That may seem odd to those of you who think all I do is recruit, but my job is actually a little different than that. Since opening this branch of SOS Technical in 2005, I have filled all the roles of the branch. For literally a year, I was singlehanded, and [...]

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