As someone who has used these sites to attract, qualify and hire talent. I can tell you that the talent pool in these job sites is tremendous. If you are a freelancer or contract worker then you are in luck, especially those in the digital design industry. The number of people in the digital and design industry working as freelancers increased five-folds in the UK last year, meaning the self-employed now account for more than a quarter of the British [...]
By Lucy Hyslop, Postmedia News You might have a social network more sinuous than a spider’s web and an online presence that would impress Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. But when it comes to landing a job, the old-fashioned resume still trumps all. That’s the opinion of three experts in the recruitment and job-seeking field nationwide. “Until we come up with a way where we can send a hologram of a person,” says Amos Tayts, a Toronto-based former recruiter with offices across Canada and [...]
Honestly, who are you kidding? Can you really be objective about your own unique attributes, professional accomplishments and goals? Moreover, can you articulate them in way that is clear and concise yet persuasive to the hiring authority?
In the words of the almost now forgotten Peter Principle, “it [the resume] has risen to its highest level of incompetence.” It can no longer honestly function as a spokesperson for that rare and special individual behind the piece of paper or electronic byte.
"I knew that he would be frowned upon for wearing white sports socks to the formal interview. Yet, there was no time to go and get him another pair. The clock was ticking; we had exactly nine minutes to figure something out. What to do?"