I am often asked how I determine which candidates get submitted to my clients. The simplest answer I can give is: THE BEST ONES! Of course, the next question is “ how do you determine who is the best? ” Like in the engineering world, the best candidates have ideal FORM, FIT, and FUNCTION Form
Question : Some people seem to know everyone and how to make the most of their relationships. I have no idea how they do this. Does it come naturally, or can I learn how to create my own network of connected individuals ?
Creating and controlling your personal brand for potential employers is imperative these days. Social networks and the web have made it easier than ever for recruiters to do a quick search on job candidates, to either disqualify you or invite you to interview for an opening .
Facebook? LinkedIn? Twitter? BeKnown? Now, Google+? There are so many social network options to choose from these days to market and brand yourself to potential employers, it’s hard to know where to begin. The latest social media tool in the job seekers’ arsenal is Google+, which has excellent potential for expanding your network.
Can social media help you find a job faster? Can tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Google profiles help your personal brand? Will tools like LinkedIn replace our resumes in the future?
Question: I hate networking! I hate going to crowded meetings where I don’t know anyone, telling people I want a job and seeing them cringe, burdening my friends with my unemployment woes and cold calling. These are all activities I find totally repugnant. Yet, I know I have to do it, even though it’s getting me nowhere. Obviously, I need help. Answer: The first thing you need is an attitude adjustment. When you hate what you’re doing, it’s hard to hide your distaste. And people can sense your discomfort which makes them want to flee.
As networking has become more and more of a factor in your career – it is now the way a little over than half the jobs in America are secured – it’s time to devote more time not only to doing it, but to thinking about it.
DEAR JOYCE: I became the odd man out when the staff was slashed at the company where I was a department manager. I’m not sure, but I think my immediate boss caused my separation, which makes me a bit queasy about listing her as a reference in my job hunt. Can I leave her out when I prepare my reference list? – J.J.P. No, says John Lucht, one of America’s greatest executive talent authorities: “To do so would set off horns and sirens in the mind of every reference-checker.”