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Social Networking and your (Next ) Job !

So which one you want to keep …..the present one or the ” Next” one ? 🙂 )

Social Interviewing !

And here is the ad. which started this all :


Desired Skills:

  1. Knowledge and use of social media/social networks considered an asset
  2. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  3. Experience with Radian6, video, photography considered an asset
  4. Klout Score of 35 or higher

They sure got what / who they were looking for !

Time to join the Klout wagon ?

via Social Networking and your (Next ) Job ! | Top Jobs, Top Talent, Top Employers – and everything in between !.


Salary Negotiations !

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked the young marketing executive, ‘what starting salary were you looking for?’

The candidate said, ‘Somewhere around 100,000 pounds a year, depending on the benefits package.’

The HR Person said, ‘Well, what would you say to a package of 6-weeks holiday, bank holidays, full medical and dental, full pension, and a company car replaced every 2 years with all the tax paid. The Engineer sat up straight and said, ‘Wow!!! Are you kidding?’

The HR Person said ” Well buddy, you started it !”


The Way to Write a Right resume !

The Right Resume- A Third Party Recruiter’s Viewpoint !

Resumes, CVs, Bio Datas, Career History  – many names are put to this Document which is – supposedly – the starting point for anyone looking for a “ Better Career ” than his / her present one .

 And there are several  websites , consultants and softwares claiming to deliver THAT resume which will get you YOUR Dream Job ! Some of them are free – except for your time – and some of them cost you a fair amount of money !

 But MOST of them do NOT consider what could be a critical link in your Job Search – the Third Party Recruiter  ( TPR ) !! When you think about it, this gap is glaring since many positions are filled ONLY via TPRs ! More so when you are considering middle/senior level technical / Managerial positions.

 During my several interactions with other TPRs and also based upon my experience I feel that  many candidates fall short in this area. More than 90 % of the Resumes for any position are screened out by the Third Party Recruiter just on the basis of what is written therein and the “feel” it gives of the Candidate who wrote it. You may be the BEST candidate but you may STILL get screened out ! And sadly, most candidates do NOT seem to even realize this ! And then they wonder why their tremendous efforts, mass mailings, follow-ups etc are not leading to even a reply by the TPR !

Click hereunder to read on and let me have your views too , please !

The Right Resume’

Once , Somewhere Oh So Loooooong ago …….

One upon a time oh so looong ago …..

A ” Job Interview ” was on !

BBC, with its considerable capabilities has been  able to resurrect it.

Using my “inside connections” with BBC, have managed to bring it here …

Just so you my friends, can know that the “fundamentals” never change….