Tag Archives: job postings

Every Day, You are Scaring Away Top Talent. Here’s How.

by George Blomgren How much are your open positions costing you? Many businesses report that unmet talent acquisition needs are the primary obstacle to growth & productivity. They blame job boards and recruiters, internal and external. They blame the government and schools. Most of all, they blame job seekers and “skills gaps.” To be sure, […]

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 […]

Zappos Overhauls Hiring Process

Zappos, the online retailer known for out of this world customer service and one of the most well-known and admired cultures, announced plans to completely change the way they go about engaging top talent. The following are excerpts from a recent article by Adam Auriemma featured in The Wall Street Journal which highlights Zappos’ overhaul. Want to know […]

Attractive Job Postings

Your job postings are sexy. What makes job postings attractive to job seekers? Job seekers spend just a few minutes scanning over a job posting before they decide whether they should apply, or continue looking. A company’s job postings are like a first date. The first impression counts. The job posting’s job is simple: attract […]

Talent Search

“Talent won’t fall into your lap.” – Overheard at a talent development conference. There are tens of thousands of new graduates that enter the workforce each year. Companies are answering the influx of candidates by posting their job opportunities on their career page. The problem – these postings are forgotten about and left to die […]

Who’s Applying For Your Jobs?

Placing a standard job posting online just doesn’t cut it anymore. If companies want their HR Departments to sift through hundreds of job applications and resumes, to potentially not even find the candidate they are looking for, is wasting their time. Job postings are there to entice and attract the right job seekers, not every […]

Job Postings Need Spring Cleaning, Too!

How many blog posts have you recently come across that argues the need to spring clean your resume? There seems to be a lot circulating the professional blogosphere about what to say on your resume, what to remove, and how to format it. Discerning job seekers that spend the time to create a resume and […]

Put Culture In Your Job Postings

A recent article from ERE.net discusses what sets great job postings apart from mediocre job postings. It implores that all job postings should have at least one line about the company, a detailed description of the exact responsibilities, a short list of requirements, and salary information. These four proponents of a job posting are necessary […]