This is more or less a newsletter for job seekers like myself. I try to find good job search strategies, bad job search strategies, pure BS and job related articles every week. So far I’ve never run short. Please pass this around. I’m not doing this for any reason other than the desire to help and communicate with other job seekers. If you have any good links or stories, especially stories please comment. If you want the story private, just put that in the comment and I will trash it and not let it post.
HR people need to read this
I’ve seen a million job ads and 99% are terrible.
A bad recruiter is worse than useless to everybody.
It seems like the lousy recruiters are only interested interested in getting the best deal for the client. I’ve been asked these questions by recruiters frequently. lately and I had to come to the decision that the salary stuff is quite frankly, none of anybody’s business but my own. lately I think it’s a problem with the recruiting companies training. Most of the people who call me aren’t experienced, I call them the “kids in suits” and frequently that’s what they are when. Their job is to pass potential candidates to the salespeople who are the real contacts at the employers. They mostly just work from the talking points that they are given.
It’s also bad policy to try to use the leverage of a possible job to abuse the candidate. Yet it happens lately with just about every call I get.
I was subject to severe bullying and aggressive verbal abuse at my last job. I think that I should have taken more aggressive action to deal with it. Instead I just sucked it up and then got left with the ptsd after I got laid off.
It’s time that businesses started to measure competencies instead of useless credentials:
Employees have to get the idea that they are mercenaries, that their employer thinks of them as disposable. Unfortunately that’s the reality we live in:
Tony Fadell is looking at creativity.
Eight bad policies of HR:
Research as much as you can before you go to the interview:
Always vet your potential employer:
Glass door, just googling, your network, all of these are resources. Use them.
Top ten oddball questions.
Top questions YOU should ask. If you have done your homework, you should have one or two good questions to ask and be developing them as the interview goes on.:
David Hunt’s latest Job Search aggregate:
There is something WRONG. I’ve seen this with jobs that I knew were not filled since I was laid off and still are not filled years later, to see that so prevalent:
This is the result of using those broken ATS programs and refusing to compromise on NOT finding purple squirrels.