A reader recently asked us to address the topic of whether job seekers should proactively reach out to headhunters. The answer is yes! Headhunters, as some recruiters are called, can be a source of job leads and connections in your job search and should not be ignored. Read More
Video Friday – Building Your Online Presence
Increasingly, recruiters are sourcing candidates online. This means your online presence is the first impression you make with potential employers. In this video, we talk about what you can do to establish a positive professional image and make your expertise evident online. Read More
Getting an Engineering Job at Google – The Interview Process
Google frequently tops “Best Companies to Work For” lists. We recently talked to a technical recruiter at Google (Seattle/Kirkland) and learned some details about their interview process for software engineers.
The Work – Public and Non-public Projects
Google has about 1,200 people in their Seattle area offices, with more than 85 on-going projects. About one-third of these projects can be shared with people during the interview process. Read More
Job Search: Why Referrals Work
Job seekers know that networking is an important part of a job search. But just how important is it? The Salary Reporter and Jobvite, published this month, clearly demonstrates that networking is vital to your job search – and highlights some interesting networking possibilities you might not be fully taking advantage of. Read More
Video Friday: Working with Job Recruiters
Tips for working with recruiters during your job search. Read More
Working with Employment Agencies
Many job seekers work with placement agencies or temp agencies to increase the reach and effectiveness of their job search. There are some advantages to this, but also reasons to be cautious. News coverage of poor treatment and even scams by agencies has some job seekers wary.
Here are some good reasons to work with an agency: Read More
Video Friday: Working with Recruiters
How can you tell if a recruiter is good? Video Friday offers quick tips for finding and working with the best recruiters. Read More
Why Social Media Matters
Job boards may soon become a thing of the past. According to a recent report published by The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), only a third of companies used social media to locate passive candidates in 2008, compared to 56% in 2011. In addition, 63% recruiters have successfully hired candidates via social media. So, instead of using job boards, where are companies looking for talents? The answer is social media channels, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Read More
Twitter and Your Next Job
Twitter is very hot these days, and it can be a very powerful tool in your job search. Last week we shared the mysteries of Twitter hashtags. This week, we go in depth on what Twitter can do for you. For the uninitiated, Twitter is a social networking service for people to stay connected. Twitter is different than the other sites for a couple of reasons.