Tag-Archive for ◊ executive recruiters ◊

• Friday, October 14th, 2016

Most employers and recruiters prefer (and often require) a cover letter.  This is an opportunity for the job seeker to express themselves and provide a targeted message to the hiring manager/HR/recruiter. However, most job seekers do not take advantage of this opportunity and render their Cover Letter useless! What are they doing wrong? Many job […]

• Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Gen Yers aren’t specifically using Facebook for business, but with an average of 700 “friends” and a propensity to change jobs after two years, the lines between social and business are so blurred they aren’t even aware it’s happening. Data out this morning from a study of Facebook’s Gen Y members (18-29) shows that, on average, each […]

• Monday, January 09th, 2012

The smaller your company, the more hiring the right people matters. (Granted making the right hiring decisions is important no matter what size your organization, but when there are only three employees and one is a disaster…) Everyone makes hiring mistakes, but here are five that you might be making without even knowing it: 1. […]

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• Tuesday, June 07th, 2011

What do hiring managers / recruiters really want to hear when they say “Tell me about yourself”? Speaking for myself, I want a brief summary of your experience, highlighting the abilities that relate directly to the job. When it comes to the Hiring Manager, he also wants to hear that you know something about his […]

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• Tuesday, June 07th, 2011

Several years ago, the Corporate Leadership Council surveyed approximately 8,000 recruiters to determine what’s most critical to effective recruiting. The most common answer was “the hiring manager.” In another recent study, the Council analyzed 30 factors to determine what’s most important when it comes to attracting and retaining employees. It found that base pay and […]

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• Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Good news, college grads: the entry-level job market is the best it has been in three years — but you may have to settle for less money and a position outside your preferred career path, a new report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows. “There’s lots of positive news out there, and we’re finally seeing some […]

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• Wednesday, March 09th, 2011

The U.S. unemployment rate dipped to 8.9% in March, the lowest mark in nearly two years, according to the latest report from the Labor Department on Friday. The report stated 192,000 jobs were created last month. Economists had predicted between 175,000 and 200,000 jobs would be created in February. The unemployment rate had been at 9.1% […]