Friday, July 31, 2009

Money in the bank

Three of four executives that were recently polled said that a typo on your resume would disqualify you for a job with them.

An estimated 400,000 tech jobs currently remain unfilled (candidates with right skills aren’t available).

If you’re unemployed, make sure you register with temporary staffing firms.

There is a lot of speculation that when employers decide to add to staff they will often “test the waters” first by bringing someone on in a temporary capacity first.

Harvey Dorland

Pacific Recruiting

936-597-6500 - direct

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Money in the bank

Fortune 100 companies are not necessarily the best place to work during recessionary times.

86% of them have laid-off employees during the past year and a half.

The financial services industry insurance sector remained rather resilient, however, with their unemployed ranks (3/09) being less than 2%, their recruiting efforts being only 26% less than a year ago and increasing 8% the second quarter of 2009.

So... those that pooh-pooh our industry, take note...

And for those of you who may be unhappy, your recruiter friend may have a position for your!

Harvey Dorland

Pacific Recruiting

936-597-6500 - direct


You see an ad for a job you want and need; something that you used to do before you got promoted. How do you convince an employer to hire you even though you are overqualified?

Employers don’t want to hire you because they fear:
You are marking time until something better comes along.
You’ll get bored or will be unable to adjust to a lower rank and prestige.
You can’t afford a lower salary for a long period of time.
You’ll intimidate your peers and immediate supervisors.
You’ll take a slot from a developmental candidate.

So what do you say to convince them? Tell them:
You know that jobs at your level are not likely to open up locally and you don’t want to relocate.
You appreciate more work–life balance from a less demanding job.
Your financial needs have lessened and you can live comfortably on a lower salary.
You can help develop less experienced staff.
You bring valuable competitive knowledge and contacts.
You will get up to speed more quickly than a less experienced person.
You provide bench strength for senior and managerial roles.
You want job stability and you have had good tenure in your past jobs.

Peter Baskin CPC

Top Twitter Techniques

Interesting thoughts on Twitter worth reading. Follow link:

Scot Dickerson, CPC


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Phone: (515) 987-0242 ext 18

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Second Quarter News!

Good news for Property and Casualty Insurance! See Lloyd's article below.

Laura Hill
The Hill Group, L.P.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Money in the bank

Here’s some career advice from prominent executives / public figures:

· A manager must also be a good teacher.

· Solicit opinions before you give people yours.

· Always serve the best interests of your client.

· Set realistic goals, achieve them, and then set new ones.

· Work exceptionally hard and step up from day one.

· You won’t become a general unless you become a good 1st lieutenant.

· Have a coach / mentor.

· If you hear certain feedback about yourself regularly, you’re being perceived that way even if you don’t agree with it.

· If you give advice, it is not nearly as well received as when it is asked for.

Harvey Dorland

Pacific Recruiting

936-597-6500 - direct

Friday, July 10, 2009

Keeping it legal!

Dot your I's and cross your T's - even on the internet!

Here is a good article to read if you are sourcing candidates on the internet.

Laura Hill
The Hill Group, L.P.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Been there, done that!

I just read a great blog on the recession by Greg Savage that I want to share.

Been there, done that!

Laura Hill
The Hill Group, L.P.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Money in the bank

Among workers 50 to 64 years of age, 54% say they will work at least 3 years longer than expected and 34% expect to work an additional 5 years or more.

An overwhelming majority cite the decline in their 401K value as the biggest reason, and the high cost of health care the second biggest.

So... stay healthy!

Harvey Dorland