Sometime ago we started a Survey which is STILL on as under :
Title : ‘Effectiveness of Job Ads on “Social Media ” like LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter etc.’
Survey at : http://mytopjob.in/polls/index.php?sid=86816&lang=en
Or Via : http://tiny.cc/mypoll
Attached / Hereunder are the Results so far, for your own conclusions :
Exact Field summary for Result
Question : What was the BEST RESULT of your Application(s) ?
A Job Offer (Off) 1.75%
An Interview (Int) 8.77%
A Call / E-mail from the Advertiser (Call) 10.53%
NOTHING Happened ! (Noth) 21.05%
Not Relevant since Never Applied to Any Job via any Social Media Site (NR) 57.89%
This is the Response Summary of one question.
HOWEVER, the Responses presently are only around 60 odd . Even NO response is a Response I suppose, but I want to make this a GENUINE Survey !!
So please, please DO participate – it will take less than two minutes ” Momofuku ” time !
Once the Survey finishes, people who leave their E-mail Addresses will be sent a Comprehensive Report, spliced/diced in many MORE ways .
So please DO participate via the links provided above. ALSO please share this post / Forward the attached PDF File ( has a nice pie chart too of the results so far 🙂 to all your friends so that they may put their views as well. Thank you !
So which one you want to keep …..the present one or the ” Next” one ? 🙂 )
And here is the ad. which started this all :
- Knowledge and use of social media/social networks considered an asset
- Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
- Experience with Radian6, video, photography considered an asset
- 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 !.
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 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’
This is too good not to share !
Enjoi – and may it ring many bells with you too !
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….