How To Avoid A Social Media Faux Pas That May Damage Your Job Hunt

Linda Reyes Blogging, Forbes Coaches Counsel

There’s no denying that social media plays a role in today’s job search process. Networking sites such as LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and even Facebook allow for both potential employers and job candidates to research one another. For candidates, these sites provide the perfect opportunities to read up on job opportunities and the interests, brands and stories tied to specific companies. …

Connect with the Right Staffing Firm

How to Connect with a Staffing Firm

CareerPro Inc. Blogging, Corporate Services, Talent Acquisition

Working with staffing companies, recruiters (both third party and company/organizational) can be intimidating. In a recent interview and discussion with one of our longtime networking friends I found some notes I thought would be helpful to our readers. Jeff Raxlin serves in an executive role with a leading recruiting company in North Carolina, Kelaca, and I posed a number of challenging questions to to find out some of what I call the insider secrets to networking with and building a relationship with recruiters. What you will see focus on Mr. Raxlin’s thoughts and my notes and thoughts on this issue of staffing and recruiter communications.

Are You In Auto-Tune Regarding Your Career?

CareerPro Inc. Blogging, Individual Services

If you already have a voice, a style and a market it might make sense to vary the “instrument” you use for your professional career. Whether you can speak or not you project your voice into everything that you do. A coach mimics a great voice coach for those that know about voice training. Even great singers need voice coaches. …

Are Recruiters Demanding Too Much Information in the Hiring Process?

JohnOConnor Talent Acquisition Leave a Comment

I asked one client about his recent experience during an all day executive assessment.
He said: “Are they allowed to pull my DNA too? I cannot believe how much I had to reveal and submit for them to even consider me. When did this happen?”
If you haven’t been interviewing or are not ready to handle these requests the message is clear. Companies want more information from you and they are trying to get it whether you like it or not.
Has this happened to you? What have you done to respond? How will you respond in the future?

One Shot One Win

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services 47 Comments

In the last several weeks clients have presented some problems they were facing in their careers. People often ask me what we do. I probably could give them better answers over the years but what we like to do is help them solve career problems. Who is a good client for us? I feel that someone who knows they have a problem, acknowledges that they cannot figure out a solution on their own and wants to partner with us to find a solution.

Are You Desperate?

JohnOConnor Uncategorized 10 Comments

If you really want to know what most people broadcast loudly in their career transition or job search it really comes down to about one word. In every quality relationship, think about the value you provide and the value that other person can provide to you. In everything that you do you must indicate your value not quiet or loud desperation.

No Sorry Dogs

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services 42 Comments

Noted author David Snyder, who writes for Headway Corporate Resources 2 million job seekers, employees and candidates, is currently publishing a series of articles using information and interviews with me. The blog is entitled “How to Be a Workplace Champion” and the recent addition admonishes us all: Snyder says that You Must Market Yourself. His grandmother once said: It’s a sorry dog that can’t wag its own tail.

3 Thoughts on Making Your Executive Career Transition

JohnOConnor Blogging, Individual Services Leave a Comment

Even though the unemployment rate continues to stay very high, many executives and business leaders are quietly, confidentially looking for new opportunities. In fact I have long predicted there will be an exodus as the economy and job market eventually, hopefully improves. You watch.
Overworked, overwhelmed but paralyzed by current fears, some won’t move unless timing and opportunity are just right. Rightly they know they should be doing something to land because it just seems to stand to reason that things, somehow, will get better.