10 Resume Phrases That Will Get You Hired…Or Not…

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Resumes, Tim Sackett

Liz Ryan (The Savvy Networker), at Yahoo Hotjobs, had a post last week on the 10 Boilerplate Phrases That Kill Resumes.  Liz’s list of killer resume phrases are: Results-oriented professional Cross-functional teams More than [x] years of progressively responsible experience Superior (or excellent) communication skills Strong work ethic Met or exceeded expectations Proven track record of success Works well with all …

The MBA Oath is no Hippocratic Oath!

Tim Sackett Tim Sackett

There has been a ton of press lately on the 2009 Harvard MBA graduates who created and signed an oath that would have them “act with the utmost integrity.”  They even created their own website so that whoever it is, that is interested can see who signed the oath and learn more about the Oath and its creation (here). The MBA Oath …

What Won’t You Do To Get A Job?

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

A recent Wall Street Journal article, by Joann S. Lublin, raised the question: “What won’t you do for a Job?”  Which got me thinking about what are those things I wouldn’t do for a job.  First, I had to set some parameters around the question: 1. Not just any job (I can get any job) but a really good job.  You know …

What’s Wrong With “Kelly Girls” as a Brand Position?

Tim Sackett Tim Sackett, Working With Recruiters

In a recent Workforce Recruiting article, the author speaks to Kelly Services Execs regarding the company’s desire to separate its brand away from the traditional Kelly Girl image that has stuck to them like Gorilla Glue.   I always find it interesting when companies try so desperately to shed an old image or slogan – spending so many resources in the process – but in …

Why Starting A New Job Can Really Suck!

Tim Sackett Onboarding, Tim Sackett

The HR Capitalist, Kris Dunn, and I have something in common (no it’s not our mad outside J) – we’ve both started new gigs recently.  I think we would both argue that we landed some pretty good positions, with great companies – but I might also argue that both companies probably could have done a little better on the orientation …

Taking the Easy Way Out – Cutting Hours to Reduce Costs Is Not the Answer…

Tim Sackett Culture, Driving Productivity, Performance, Tim Sackett

Ok, I admit it… I read the April 2009 edition of HR Magazine – well at least one article, and a look in the back to see what companies still use their HR Jobs section (which can't be a good use of recruitment dollars). The article that caught my attention was Cutting Hours Without Raising Hackles by Senior HR Mag Writer, Rita …

Think Twice About Vasectomies, Please!

Tim Sackett Succession Planning, Tim Sackett

In a recent sign of our current economic times, vasectomies are are on the upswing around the country; Visits to Vasectomy.com — a 10-year-old informational site that also markets doctors to patients — were up 17.5 percent in the first quarter, compared with the first three months of last year as written in this recent NY Times article.  To be quite …