Helpful Articles for Jobseekers

7 Questions Great Candidates Ask

At the end of the interview when you, the interviewer, ask the candidate, “Do you have any questions for us?” it’s often hard to know what to expect. Will the candidate ask a couple of superficial questions just to be polite, or will he or she ask deep, probing questions?

If a candidate appears to be simply going through the motions at this point, this is often a sign of a candidate who is not fully engaged with your brand and the hiring process. On the other hand, a candidate who probes and asks questions of substance is a more engaged candidate. The person is trying to form a picture of your business to see if it is the right cultural fit, job fit, technical fit and career fit for him or her. This more discerning approach is likely to be taken by the best candidates. But, what questions are these more engaged candidates likely to ask and how should you respond? READ MORE

Ask The Headhunter: The Talent Shortage Myth and Why HR Should Get Out of the Hiring Business

When HR personnel are put in charge of hiring new employees, they often rely on database searches, keywords and collecting stacks and stacks of resumes. Headhunting expert Nick Corcodilos says these may not be the most effective strategies to find the right person for the job. READ MORE

Interviewing at its most basic form…

It really does come down to these three questions…

Acing the Only Three True Job Interview Questions
Acing your response to an interview question requires pivoting off your basic answer to reinforce your strengths, motivation or fit…

http://ow.ly/gEbFB

Resume murder via the cloud?

The Cloud Will Kill The Resume, And That’s a Good Thing

I was recently going through an old banker’s box that I packed up years ago while I was cleaning out my office. There was a Palm Pilot, a mini cassette recorder, and even a stack of floppy disks. It was like a time capsule of obsolete technology. All I needed were a few Polaroid pictures and a beeper to make my time…

http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/15/rip-paper-resumes/

The not-so secret world of talent poaching in Silicon Valley…now it’s just a free for all!

The Secret Emails Behind Silicon Valley’s Poaching Wars

Before a 2010 Justice Department settlement barring the practice, Silicon Valley’s biggest companies — and its biggest executives — used to handle their poaching problems with patent lawsuit threats, according to these juicy emails made public by a recent court filing

http://ow.ly/h4HoA

It’s time to get your head out of the sand and see what’s out there!

Recovery Sign: More People Are Quitting Their Jobs…

December had the fewest layoffs since the government began tracking the data in 2000. Also, the most people quit their jobs during the month since June 2008, another sign that job growth and consumer confidence may start to pick up steam this year.

“These points go against the popular notion that the economy ground to a halt while DC negotiated the Fiscal Cliff late last year..

http://ow.ly/hGS4I

Start-Up Visas! + if you got your education here you should be able to work and contribute in the U.S.

Can Obama’s immigration reform stop Silicon Valley’s brain drain?

Francisco Sáez arrived in Silicon Valley last January. He had just dropped out of college and, like many 21-year-old app developers, the Chilean national was teeming with ambition — wide-eyed and ready to pursue his dreams of becoming an entrepreneur…

http://ow.ly/hlIjn