Archive for June, 2009

TheJobsGuy At My New Temporary Job!

June 30, 2009 4 comments

Well, not exactly. I got a chance to work the concession stand at the ballpark where my son plays little league baseball. It didn’t pay very well, zero, but it was a ton of fun and I got to see a lot of great parents, great kids and parts of two great baseball games.

thejobsguys new job

… and yes, I love ACDC and my son and I went to their concert in January and it was awesome!

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Recruiters – How do you look at out-of-state resumes?

June 23, 2009 7 comments

Someone asked this question the other day and I didn’t have a good answer so I wanted to get some feedback from the recruiters out there. The question was; “Do out-of-state resumes automatically go in the trash?”

Recruiters, please add your response as a comment and thanks for your input!

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@TheJobsGuy Gets a Pink Slip!

Like many of you, I recently fell victim to the tidal wave of job loss that has been sweeping our great country. After spending the past year consulting with companies on career site optimization, search engine marketing, website analytics and social media as a recruiting strategy, the dismal economy finally caught up with me. Now I think my tweets will be even more relevant for job seekers as I am one of you, facing the same concerns, challenges and frustrations in real time.

I am an optimist and so I’m confident that we will all find good work in due time. I enjoy being TheJobsGuy as I have met a ton of really cool people and I will continue to do what I can to help you all find work. If any of you happen to stumble across anything internet marketing and/or social media related, please let me know, and thanks for all your follows, RTs and kind words.

BTW, anyone know of any good pink slip parties coming up in Minneapolis 😉

What is your favorite tool or website for finding a job?

June 17, 2009 2 comments

OK, we have gotten some good responses on our poll but not a lot of feedback. Please comment below and answer these questions; Have you gotten a job through one of the tools/websites mentioned in our poll or some other method? and which one? what has been your experience with the different tools we list? Your choices are;
job boards – (monster, CareerBuilder, Niche boards, etc.)
Aggregators – ( SimplyHired, Indeed, etc.)
Direct to company
Personal network – (family, friends, organizations, etc.)
Search Engines – (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.)
see results or cast your vote

Please leave a comment!

How To Make Twitter A Valuable Recruiting Tool

“How To Make Twitter a Valuable Recruiting Tool” will be presented as a free webinar on Thursday, June 18th at 12:00pm CST.  Registration in limited to 25 participants. Click here to register online;

Discover how to;

  • •Quickly build a list of job seeking followers
  • •Find and tweet relevant content
  • •Automate content and job feeds
  • •Use proper twitter etiquette or twitiquette
  • •Get your tweets to go viral and reach more people
  • •Use IGoogle to become a content expert

We’ll start by answering the question, “What is Twitter?” Then we’ll also help you determine if
Twitter is even right for your company’s recruiting efforts, how much time is involved in doing it
right, how to choose a name, how many twitter accounts to deploy and whether to go with
company or individual Twitter accounts.

Click here to register online;

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Social Media Song

A message for young people about the dangers of social media and the internet.

How To Use Twitter Hashtags

Great video explaining how and why to use hashtags on Twitter!

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