New Year’s Resolution: Get Fired

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting

Over the holiday break, I came to the conclusion that more employees should be fired from their teams or their jobs all together.  I even concluded that it would be good for me to get fired at some point in my career.  Not quite the Happy New Year, new beginnings, resolution stuff you were looking for?  You’re an FOT reader …

Resume Roulette – Is Yours Ready for 2011?

Kelly Dingee Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Resumes

There have been lots of blog posts in 2010 about resumes. What recruiters like, what they don’t like. What should be on it, what shouldn’t  be.  Building a resume is the initial freak-out moment of a job search for almost everyone.  They have to document their career… succinctly and with the right words… to garner the attention of a future …

Here’s Some Rope. What Will You Do With It?

Steve Boese Current Affairs, Job Seeker Advice, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Steve Boese

The scene: Colonel Rhumbus, a  recruiter from an unnamed US Intelligence Agency is interviewing and reviewing the credentials of an Austin Millbarge, a young man set to graduate from Columbia in May, for a top-secret position as an intelligence analyst. Colonel Rhumbus – So young man, let’s take a look at your qualifications, BS from Penn, Grad degree from Columbia …