ENGAGE!

by Megan on 11/08/2016

I could write a novel (or a series of articles…more on that later) on the sourcing and research tools that I have entertained, explored, researched, evaluated, tested, trialed, used, and eliminated. I strongly believe that technology will never completely take over the role of a sourcer or recruiter, but I do believe we need to embrace the things we cannot do ourselves and leverage them to our benefit.

An amazing example of this is ENGAGE.  If you haven’t heard of it yet, you have now.

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Oh yeah, I’m a huge ST:TNG fan.  If you want to learn more about that, visit my other blog.

This is just the tip of the iceberg.  ENGAGE provides all of the following with speed, accuracy, and effectiveness.  There are amazing things on the horizon, so hold onto your hats!  This might just be the destination you’ve been looking for!

– Candidate/company data aggregation

– Boolean and faceted searching

– Candidate contact information

– Integrated PayScale compensation ranges

– Dashboard for tracking candidates and companies you are interested in

– News alert functionality

– Reverse search (company target lists -> candidates)

– Search companies by technology (inference of candidate skill availability)

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Show That Pretty Face!

by Megan on 06/04/2016

Are you looking for a job? Do you care about your future jobs? Are you really a “professional”? Then please, use a picture on any job board that you use.  That shows you are an open and transparent employee. It’s very hard to take you seriously when you use a selfie, picture with friends/animals, or no photo at all.

Who are you…really?

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Beyond…

by Megan on 05/31/2014

I use and evaluate many, many resources for sourcing and recruiting.  Beyond.com is one (like Indeed) that is an invaluable resource for Recruiters and job seekers alike.  I would encourage you to take some time to flesh out your profile on this site – the ROI will be well worth the few minutes it takes to create your profile.  Here is my resume in infographic form as an example! BeyondBeyond3Beyond2Beyond4

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EVERYTHING is on the Internet!

by Megan on 05/31/2014

Well, not everything.  NINETY-SIX PERCENT of the Internet  ISN’T accessible through standard search engines.  What does that mean?  Wake up call – you are only getting 4% of reality.  I’m not going to get all political, but the internet might not be your best friend.

We now live in the information age.  Are we better off?

Probably maybe yes…

The internet is vast.  It’s helpful, it’s hurtful, it’s empowering, it’s dark: it IS the new economy – the knowledge economy.  Get used to it, be comfortable with it – it is changing everything, so be ready to change.

I, for one, can’t wait for the future!!imove

 

 

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10 Great Slide Decks from SLA 2013

by Megan on 05/14/2014

I’m so proud to be featured as one of the great Slide Decks from the 2013 SLA conference (Open Education Database)! WOW! Thank you!

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The External Talent Market – 2014

by Megan on 04/16/2014

Do you have anything to add?  Comments, questions, suggestions?

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I’m excited to announce my first published article in Information Outlook: Adding Value to Recruitment Services. This is a highly respected publication by the Special Libraries Association and I am honored that they asked me to contribute to the publication. Constructive criticism is welcome in the comments!

Adding Value to Recruitment Services

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What Motivates YOU to Switch Jobs?

by Megan on 03/10/2014

We all have our reasons for changing jobs. Compensation, location, commute, brand, title, etc. One or many factors may push us over that edge we thought we weren’t ready for or the right combination might come into play at the right time. Regardless, taking on a new job with new responsibilities can be exciting and uplifting; on the other hand, it can be scary to venture into the unknown (Will I like it? Will they like me? Did I make the right decision?)

This is a great infograph that shows stats from more than 1800 professional in 26 countries and was conducted by LinkedIn and Lou Adler – both widely respected in the recruiting world. I would love to hear what your motivations are to switch jobs in the comments!

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I love this article on ways to make your first 100 days in a new position impactful.  Here are the highlights:

– Deeply understand how the business creates value
– Learn how to serve all your constituents
– Stay focused on what you do best
– Show what you will do differently

Do you have any other tips for “wowing” in a new position/job?

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Social Media Addictions

by Megan on 02/23/2013

Allison Morris recently contacted me about a post she wrote on social media addictions.  I do believe they are real – but exactly how much harm are we doing to ourselves?  Many jobs require social media strategy (my, how times have changed!) and many family and friends keep in touch, find each other, and have relationships based in part on their interactions online.

Can something that feels so right be so wrong?  Like other addictions, it turns out it can be harmful…but when our jobs and family/friendships depend on it, how (or DO) we manage our “addiction”?

Please Include Attribution to OnlineCollegeCourses.com With This Graphic Your Brain on Social Media Infographic

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