Sometimes our computers or smart phones get stuck. Ugh. When that happens, tech repair professionals will usually tell us to reboot our device and see if the problems disappear. So we shut down our device… Read More »Bernie Reifkind is the Managing Principal and Founder of Premier Search, Inc.
Candidate of The Day
As a Recruitment Executive I see resumes all day long (as you might imagine.) If someone does not have a BS/BA degree then for education I will often see things like Graduate of the Dale Carnegie course or Toastmasters, etc. It’s not the same.
In many cases, having a license to work in a specific field such as nursing or physical therapy looks great on a resume (without having a college degree) ; however having a license along with a college degree in most cases trumps the competition….on paper.
Just as marketing emails incorporate catchy or memorable subject lines, you may want to use similar tactics. You could use your name in the subject line, but the prospective employer doesn’t know you yet. Instead, try something like, “This Week” and then the message may contain information about you applying for the position and how you’d love to talk about it “this week.” There’s an urgency to this subject line that makes it clickable.
Did you know that September 1 is National Letter Writing Day? Richard Simpkin, an Australian photographer, started the holiday to celebrate the feeling of receiving a handwritten letter in the mail. And he’s right. There’s… Read More »The Importance of a Follow-Up Letter After an Interview
How to Make People Feel Welcomed. The idea of the Opening Games is to celebrate everyone’s talents and contributions, and that’s just what employers should do when they welcome prospective job candidates into their offices. After all, the prospective employees aren’t the only ones trying to impress; the prospective employers should be, too. The Olympics roll out the red carpet for their participants, so to speak, and so should firms when it comes to inspiring their contenders.
All it takes is an Internet search to discover how over-saturated online job boards have become. Job boards such as Indeed, Zip Recruiter, Glassdoor, Careerbuilder, and Monster may be helpful for job seekers; however uploading… Read More »What Recruiters Do That “Indeed” Can’t
At one time, being a job seeker who used social media had a negative connotation. Since Facebook started as a college resource, many students and potential job candidates were warned not to post too much about themselves (think: “party pictures”), as it could cost them a job opportunity.
If you are not using social media to recruit the very best talent, then you’re losing out against your competition.
Almost everyone utilizes some form of social media at some point. Recent estimates show that Facebook has 1.65 billion active users, Twitter has 310 million users, and LinkedIn has 433 million users.
So how does social media benefit recruiting?
When it comes to searching for and placing top-notch healthcare professionals, Premier Search Incorporated knows exactly what it takes to match the right candidate to the right firm. But some recruiters just don’t get it and when mistakes happen there can be major consequences.