What did you just say on Facebook?

August 29, 2009

social_networkingDoes your employer check your Facebook or Myspace profile? You’ve probably heard it before but were probably too skeptical to believe it.  Why would your employer waste time in checking your social networking sites?  It is, after all, your private space.

If you never believed what you’ve been told, now is probably the best time to change that attitude. More employers, as a matter of fact, are checking their employees’ profiles to get a good grasp of who they’re hiring. It has worked to the disadvantage of a lot of people–especially those who doesn’t even realize the incriminating details in their profiles. Before you proclaim your networking site free of anything that might prevent you from getting a job, check your profiles for the following:

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Recruiting Industry Lingo

April 22, 2008

If you have ever worked with a recruiter you will know that they can have some interesting sayings. Here is a short list of recruiting jargon:

Airplane test: To pass this test means that a recruiter is willing to spend 7 hours with a candidate in an airport or airplane. Are you a bore? Talk too much? Read more

Sourcing Google

April 14, 2008

Sourcing Job Candidates
Have you ever had to hire someone with experience supervising at least 25 people, but didn’t know how to source them effectively? Here is a good technique using Google to focus on a range of numbers. Read more

Building a Recruiting Source Pool

April 12, 2008

Many recruiters purchase lists or books that contain information about where to locate those difficult to find job applicants. Here is a tip that will save you thousands:

Build your own candidate source pool. Read more