Archive for October 2009

Share If You Dare: Part 2 of Employment References

by Nanci Lamborn – Brightmove Writer Last week we took a look at the value of securing prior employment references. As promised, let’s turn the tables and look at how we respond when we’re the one being asked for the reference. When a coworker or a subordinate leaves and requests to name us as a…

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Complimentary White Paper: Social Media Field Guide

BrightMove, Inc., a leader in Applicant Tracking Software for HR, Staffing and Recruitment Outsourcing (RPO), has released a complimentary White Paper/Field Guide designed to aid recruiting firms and HR departments in getting their Social Media Recruitment efforts in full swing. BrightMove has partnered with Nanci Lamborn, a 20 year veteran of recruiting and HR in…

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Share If You Dare: What is the Value of Prior Employment References?

“References available upon request.” We are all extremely familiar with the phrase, or some variation thereof, indicating that a host of credible witnesses stand at the ready to affirm a candidate’s praises. Some modern day camps including Emory University in Atlanta no longer recommend including the classic expression as a part of a polished and…

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To See or Not To See? Photo-Inclusive Resumes Are the Question

This woman’s eyes were so scary, they made me shudder. Her toothy rectangle of a smile was frozen under a clearly cosmetically enhanced nose which formed the T-square support for a pair of repulsively bulbous orbs. I think she must have been a Crappie fish in a former life. When I was flipping through a…

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Straddling the Ever-Widening Skills Gap

Do mistakes on resumes and cover letters really matter? I am unashamed to admit it; I am a grammar freak. Maybe it can be blamed upon genetics (my mother used to diagram complex sentences for fun) or upon my authoritarian yet somehow endearing English professor, Mrs. Stolpe (may she rest in peace). I am also,…

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