Tom Sweeney

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Posts Tagged ‘Blog’

Celebrating One Year of Blogging

Posted by sweens on January 14, 2010

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the people over the last year that have come to this blog. When I started this blog just over a year ago it was something I wanted to try and experiment with. It has since grown to something I enjoy doing and has becoming an integral part of my day.

The last year has seen us share over 150 blog posts while over 7000 of you have travelled to this website to view my blog. It is with a lot of gratitude that I say a sincere THANK YOU to each and everyone of you!

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Posted by sweens on October 27, 2009

Has anyone heard of this service yet?  I was catching up on some blogs recently and discovered this service called Resuwe.  Their information page contains the following information:

We are experienced recruiters constantly reviewing resumes on a daily basis. We know what works from a company’s perspective and also see the most common mistakes firsthand. So often we are helping job seekers tweak the content and formatting of their resume to suit the requirements of employers.

Why Resuwe? We decided to launch ResuWe as a way to help job seekers quickly and easily optimize their resumes to improve their chances of successful employment. We also are excited to blend our expertise as recruiters to make a truly interactive resume optimization and job search site.

Many aspects of a resume and the job search process remain the same over time yet so many aspects change and evolve at a rapid rate. ResuWe is geared to preserve the traditional job search techniques like a clean well formatted resume, a custom cover letter, top interview tips, yet incorporate the most effective cutting edge tools including a web based resume, online profile, social media, and resume optimization.

So far the site seems to have some good content but I have yet to try their service.  They also have a blog titled Fight Unemployment which may be worth checking out.  I have included the link here and have added it to my blog roll as well.

Any feedback or comments anyone has would be appreciated….

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Put yourself out there and be found!

Posted by sweens on October 15, 2009

I have taken it upon myself to do a lot of research on the recruitment industry and if there was one thing that popped up over and over again it was this message:  if you want the right job to come to you, put yourself out there!

 I am sure this sounds obvious to most of you. But when you really start to think of it, how “out there” are you?  Is your resume on Workopolis? Do you have a LinkedIn account? What about a Facebook account? Do you have a blog? A website? Is your name on published documents?

 I am not saying that you should join every social network or post your resume on every site but I am saying that you should think about your own presence online. The fact of the matter is, if you are a talented and skilled worker in the tech industry, you should definitely make yourself available to be found. The labour industry is facing some incredible challenges and companies are always looking for talented people. But, those opportunities won’t always come your way if you are hiding in your office cubicle.

 It should also be said that recruiters are always vying for that coveted passive candidate, which means we are desperately looking for that person that is not looking for us.  So, hate to break it to you, but if you are the kind of person that applies incessantly to job offers, you are not exactly putting yourself out there in a way that gets results. You are better off making a name for yourself on LinkedIn writing comments on blogs and even joining “Talent Pools” for specific industries (jobs that go to you). The point is, get your ideas, your achievements, your personality posted in areas that will be seen and opportunities might just come knocking on your door.

 You would be surprised how many candidates, both passive and active, have been turned on to new opportunities which were made possible by the powers of social networking, and the ability to be found.  So, there you have it: make yourself known, make yourself accessible and make yourself found.  What is the worst thing that could happen??

**Article inspired by Jane and Marta**

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