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By careers on 2/22/2012 4:52 PM

By Peter Weddle

For Job Seekers

Taking a job offer from an employer you barely know
is like ignoring the terms and conditions vendors impose when you make an online purchase … only worse. If a product is defective, you can usually return it. When an employer turns out to be bad, however, there is no such recourse. And, the harm can be long lasting.

For April Fool’s Day in 2010,

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By careers on 2/15/2012 5:28 PM

By Peter Weddle

For Recruiters
What works best when sourcing top candidates?
That’s the key question, isn’t it? Sure, it’s interesting to explore new ideas and techniques. But, at the end of the day, job one is to recruit talent in the most efficient way possible for the openings you have right now. So, what techniques do recruiters find most effective today? That’s what WEDDLE’s annual Source of Employment (SOE) survey reveals.

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By careers on 1/26/2012 6:30 AM

By Peter Weddle

By now, you’ve probably heard of Stieg Larsson's bestseller,
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. For those who haven’t yet read the book, it’s(sort of) a murder mystery intertwined with the self-identity quest of a young woman with distinctive body art. While all of the plot’s secrets are revealed by the end of the tale, one question is never addressed: what’s the meaning of the dragon tattoo? The answer is especially important to jobseekers.

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By careers on 1/19/2012 5:06 AM

 

By Peter Weddle

Stephen King has another best seller out called 11/22/63. It’s a time-travel story about a man who ventures back to that date – the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. His mission is to change the past, to prevent the crime, and thus reshape the world he and we know. It’s a fascinating yarn, but just as important, the truth it reveals about resetting ourselves offers an important lesson for recruiters.

 

 

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By careers on 1/12/2012 4:42 AM

By Peter Weddle

I’m going to let you in on the two secrets to success in applying for a job online. First, be smart about how you apply.  As easy and appealing as it may be, the shotgun approach doesn’t work. Those who apply for every interesting job they see – whether or not they are qualified – NEVER get interviewed or hired for one of those positions.

If you want to maximize the odds of actually getting hired ...

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By careers on 12/14/2011 6:01 PM

By Peter Weedle

Leadership is the ability to engage and then organize others in the successful accomplishment of a common purpose. In other words, leadership is not the position you hold, but the work you do. As we all have experienced, there are supervisors and bosses who are clueless about leadership and individual members of a team who are superb at it.

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By careers on 12/3/2011 4:57 AM

Are you a successful Account Manager or Business Development Executive for a communications or marketing agency? If so, OmniCreative Staffing and OmniStudio may have a position for you. They are seeking a person with creative leadership experience to join their business development team.

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By careers on 11/15/2011 7:09 PM

Ketchum Washington is growing its public affairs and healthcare practices and they are looking for a range of candidates with healthcare policy, government relations or pharma experience. Specifically, they are looking for:

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By careers on 11/2/2011 3:47 AM

By Mike Gardner, Thinkinghire

At a networking event this week I ran into a gentleman who happens to be looking for a job.  This person is a senior-level, well-respected manager, and he took a few minutes to describe some of the challenges he has been facing in his job hunt, now at 30 weeks. “I just can’t figure it out.  I’m doing everything I think I should be doing, but < Read More »

By careers on 10/23/2011 6:39 PM

Vocus, Inc, held its first recruiting open house at its new corporate headquarters in Beltsville late last month. The event attracted over 200 job-seeking candidates in a variety of areas, including sales, technology, finance, marketing and accounting.

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