Many recruiting offices have a button that rings a bell. You can only push the button when you make a placement. Some recruiters live only to press that button. When they do press it, they keep their finger down for a full minute. It drives everyone else nuts with envy. Recruiters are competitive people.
Certifications can definitely get you a job interview. They can also get you laughed at. BS, MBA and PhD are all certifications. So are CPA, CISSP, MCSE, MCAD, MCST, CNE and CPC.
The most amazing certification chameleon has been MCSE-Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. At first it was a sure key to a quick job and […]
Re-use re-engineering is taking something that works and figuring out 10 ways to use it that it’s creators never imagined.
Us recruiters do a lot of reverse lookups. We have paid for training in how to get information from the wrong source. We x-ray websites. Yes, that is what it is called. We use social […]
An 18 inch cockroach is the best resume I’ve seen. A friend of mine was applying for a job as a programmer of railroad simulators. He knew that many programmers could do the technical part. He also knew that the artistic part was just as important. Drawing is difficult, but sculpture is even tougher. He […]
Even a fox can get a job guarding a henhouse if he has good enough references.
Internet job boards fill 25% of jobs, recruiters fill 16%, and referrals fill 27% of jobs according to one survey. So where do you want to concentrate your job hunting time?
But there are so many jobs on Indeed, […]
The most spectacular networking I have ever seen was done by an out of work international executive. It took incredible guts and an unswerving belief in his mission.
He was a multilingual Canadian who had hired and fired a lot of people in his career. He did something very simple, he started a job hunting […]
There are 6 billion people. If you passionately care about something, someone else will too. Find them and you have a network.
This is either a metaphor or a call to action. You can either use the idea of blogs to create a non-computer network, or you can start your own blog.
Personal networks are […]
It is true for every job and skill, as well as for IT.
Only about a third of the IT jobs are in the tech industry. The best paying industries are not necessarily the ones that are hiring the most IT guys. The industries hiring the most IT guys may not want the latest and […]
Networking with scissors and screen prints – for jobs
Your best introduction can be made with scissors or a screen print.
Decide which people you want to network with. Let’s say program managers. Look in websites, newspapers, trade publications, and business magazines for any mention of any program manager who might hire you, or know […]
Your age can be a problem. It can also be an asset when job hunting. Whether you are in accounting, computers, or engineering, age discrimination exists. You can also use your age to your advantage.
Do you remember Ronald Reagan saying that he wouldn’t use his opponents youth and inexperience as a political tool? (here […]