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Reading a good book…

June 19, 2009

“Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters in Your Workplace”

It came out several years ago, I just found a copy and it gives good insight and suggestions on how to mediate between the “Baby Boomers, Gen X, Y, etc”… how to listen and be understood, how to hear others and understand them. Suggestions can work in any work setting.


1 job offer from the Mock Interview Group!!

June 17, 2009

Isn’t that great news? One of the two people that had interviews recieved a job offer today.

Recruiters/Staffing Specialists I have a question….

June 11, 2009

If you were on a deserted island, what are the tools you need to have with you to be able to hire candidates?

I think I’d need:
– The Job Description
– Salary information
– The internet to source for candidates

Finished a good book…

June 10, 2009

“H.R. Management Applications: Cases, Exercises, Incidents, and Skill Builders”. It’s in a workbook format, and has good exercises. I am going to try to format some interview questions from the activities.

Informative article about considering Contract Work, or being a “Free Agent”

June 5, 2009

This is an encouraging idea as those of us looking for employment still want to remain “current” in our fields and stay fresh.
As I am continuing with my job search, I must admit I keep the portable phone with me as I go from room to room at home so I’ll be available when prospective employers call, they won’t go to voicemail if I can help it!!! hahaha
Here is the link to the article:

Interviews scheduled from the group I did Mock Interviews with

June 4, 2009

I’m so excited for them! 2 of the people in the group will be interviewing next week. They feel confident about answering behavioral questions and they have up to date resumes. I think they’ll do great!! I have my fingers crossed!! 🙂

I’m signed up to attend a Webinar

May 30, 2009

“Becoming a Strategic Partner in your Organization” on Tues 6/9 thru Recruiting Trends website. It’s 1 hour long, he topic is very relevant in today’s economy.

I’m reading an interesting H.R. Book…

May 29, 2009

“Personnel Records: What To Keep, What To Toss” a guideline to follow on proper disposal of disciplinary actions, job applications, attendance records, etc…

Resume Writing and Mock Interviews

May 26, 2009

I had some friends over a few weeks ago to help them with updating or creating a resume. They have been told that Lay Offs are in the near future with their current employers, so this helped to empower them and not feel so helpless. We were able to put down on paper what their duties and responsibilities are, and emphasized thier strong points.

You could hear the clicking of the laptops as they typed from outside of the house!!!

We are going to get together again this weekend to review the resumes and make any changes/additions they would like. It was great to see them excited and proud about their accomplishments. If we have time after the resumes are done, I think we will work on “Mock Interviews”, and help prepare them for over the phone and in person type of interviews. That is a lot, so I think we might put that off for another time!

It felt so good to talk again about job descriptions, responsibilities, etc…and what they mean. I really miss my work as a Senior Recruiter talking to potential candidates about positions, and this gave me a taste of what I was doing before the Reduction in Force last March.

What else can I do to help these folks?…..

Good article about tracking the sources of new hires:

May 26, 2009