Monthly Archives: August 2014

4 Hiring Criteria You Should Immediately Abandon

by George Blomgren Finding & landing really great talent is hard enough. One way to make it considerably more difficult is to supplement truly important requirements with ones that really don’t matter. Following are four of my favorites — sacred cows embraced by many employers. Granted, some may be more applicable for certain jobs, but […]

Job Seekers: What You Need to Know About Your LinkedIn Profile

                    by George Blomgren If you are a professional, technical or executive worker in job search mode (active or passive), the role and importance of your LinkedIn profile and your resume have largely “flipped” in the last few years (at least for many employers/recruiters). Your LinkedIn […]

The Good Jobs Adds an All-Star Board of Directors

MILWAUKEE, Wis., August 11 — The Good Jobs is proud to introduce Ane Ohm, CEO of HarQen, and Mark King, Owner of Outward Focus, Inc., as founding members of our Board of Directors. The Good Jobs provides rockstar companies a platform to showcase their unique work culture to gain a competitive edge. Ane Ohm  Chief Executive […]

eHarmony as a Job Board: DOA

by George Blomgren There’s some buzz about “Elevated Careers by eHarmony,” set to launch in December. As this article explains, they apply the same model that has worked for their dating site, to a new job board. Here’s why it’s not likely to work. (It’s been tried before, and failed for the following reasons.) The […]

Hiring Managers vs. Recruiters (The Hatfields & The McCoys)

by George Blomgren Tension, animosity, conflict … on a good day, these words describe the relationship between hiring managers and recruiters in many organizations. It’s not only toxic to the work environment, it tends to directly impact all the hiring metrics that matter: time to fill, cost to fill, quality of hire, etc. Most of […]

Blind Job Postings are Bad Mojo

by George Blomgren I’ve been asked to do blind recruitments many times over the years. When I push back, I’m always surprised to discover that many employers aren’t aware of the downsides. Frankly, the downsides are so bad, I suggest that you do anything you have to do to avoid blind recruitments. There are four […]

Filter Unqualified Applicants The Smart Way

by George Blomgren In my recent article “Good Job Postings Are Love Letters,” I acknowledged the fear that prevents a lot of employers from turning up the sugar in their job postings. They are already getting deluged with applications from overtly unqualified candidates. Therefore, making their job postings even more attractive sounds like an exercise […]