Get Over Yourself – How The Interview Should Tell Your Story

Kathy Rapp Communication, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Hit on this article about how companies should stop talking about their products and/or services and instead tell their customer’s stories. Brilliant – and also, fairly common sense. Translate this into interviewing. How lovely would it be if the person you were interviewing talked less about themselves and more about how their clients/customers viewed their experiences with them?! Tough to …

Dear Judy Job Jumper….

Kelly Dingee Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

Dear Judy, I like you, I really do. Your resume is gorgeous, dare I say you’re perfect on paper in many aspects. You’ve got the keywords that I’m looking for, worked for the right companies, graduated with a fabulous degree and it looks like you’ve kind of progressed through your career, hop by hop. But here’s the thing.  You stay …

Dear HR Graduate – What I Wish I’d Been Clued In On

Kathy Rapp HR (& Life!) Advice, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Personal Brand, Social Media, The HR Profession

“School’s out for summer.  School’s out forever.”  Alice Cooper’s lyrics hit home this month as a fresh crop of new grads enter the world and gasp, “Now what?!!” I have a cousin who just graduated from LSU and is headed to graduate school in the fall.  He’s staying in Baton Rouge for the summer and some of the relatives are …

Advice to 2013 Grads from HR [Video Bonus!]

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Coaching, College Recruiting, Generations, Good HR, HR, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Leadership, Onboarding, Performance, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

It’s that time of year when college and universities around the world will release onto us the great minds of the 2013 graduate class.  This always makes me think of the popular advice – Wear Sunscreen: While this advice might be from 1999 – it still rings true today – but like everything else in the world this can be …

1st Time Job Regrets

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Compensation/Cash Money, Generations, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Negotiation, Onboarding, Recruiting, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

how can i get back with my ex girlfriend One of the most read blog posts I've written in the last two years is: How To 'Really' Get An Entry Level Job.  It's pretty basic, straightforward advice on how I would go about finding an entry level job, if I was just coming out of college.  One piece of advice …

What HR Expects From Universities

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Culture, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Job Fairs, Job Seeker Advice, Making Offers, Organizational Development, Recruiting, Resumes, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Trench HR, War for Talent

I was talking recently to a head of HR of a manufacturing company in the Midwest about some recruiting challenges they were having.  You see, I don't know if you know this or not, but I'm kind of a big deal when it comes to providing solutions for people's recruiting challenges. Anyway – my solution for her was she needed …

HR's Dirty Little Secret – We don't like to hire Vets

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Communication, Culture, Diversity, Employee Communications, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Interviewing, Job Fairs, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

You know what I learned really early in my career in recruiting? Companies really don”t like to hire folks coming out of the military. Yeah, I just said that. That might be the most politically incorrect thing that a HR Pro can say nowadays! In fact, we hear the exact opposite from company executives, don”t we? In fact if you …

GenY’s Succession Plan – Fire the Old Farts

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Relations, Generations, Influence, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Organizational Development, Recognition, SHRM, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett

For those who read my stuff regularly, you know I’m not a real fan of all the generational talk that goes on in our space – “GenY’s are like this, and Baby Boomers are like that, and GenXers are something totally different…”, blah, blah, blah.  It annoys me when people paint broad strokes over an entire population of people – …