Entries by CAPTIS

How to Get Yourself “Chera-Picked” By Recruiters

By Peter Weddle — Perhaps youve heard of him? His name is Jean Carlos Chera. Hes a soccer phenom whos just 9 years old. Despite his age and the fact that he lives in a small town in Brazil, hes been offered a contract by Manchester United, one of the elite teams of world soccer, […]

The Importance of Voice

By Peter Weddle — Recently, The New York Post made a startling announcement. In an era of steadily declining circulation among newspapers, it racked up an impressive gain in its audience. Despite the Internet and all of the other media competing for peoples attention and time, it managed to add new readers. How did the […]

The Re-Beginners

By Peter Weddle — Every person in transition has their own unique set of attributes and circumstances that define the nature of the challenge they face in finding a new or better job. Some job seekers have hard-to-find skills and move quickly from one employment situation to another. Others experience a far more difficult journey, […]

To “B” or Not to “B”

By Peter Weddle — The War for Talent, a report produced by McKinsey & Company in 1997, was a seminal document in the recruiting profession. Not only did it underscore the importance of the work that recruiters do in the modern enterprise, but for the first time, it calculated the monetary impact of that work. […]

How Workaholism Can Hurt Your Career

By Peter Weddle — More and more Americans are working more and more hours. Some believe they must put in the extra time in order to hang onto their jobs, while others think that spending lots of time in the office or on the road is the key to career success. Sadly, the former are […]

The Proof of Human Bonds

By Peter Weddle — I think we in recruiting should adopt a suggestion made by the columnist David Brooks. Earlier this year, he opined, with tongue firmly in cheek, that organizations would be more productive and individuals more effective if someone would invent an Oxytocin Meter. In a profession that espouses the importance of relationships, […]

Blogging Bliss & Bloopers

By Peter Weddle — Ever since the presidential election of 2004, blogging has been the darling of both politicians and the media. Today, its also an important tool for job seekers. A growing number of recruiters are searching the blogosphere to find candidates for their openings, making it an effective platform for catching their attention. […]

Pay Attention to “Career Advancement Moms”

By Peter Weddle — Its the political season in America, and the pundits are busy coining terms for population groups that will have an impact on the vote. The best known example of these designations, of course, is the soccer mom, a genus whose power at the polls is legend. And more recently, weve heard […]

The New Way to Network

By Peter Weddle — The job market is a mess. There are opportunities available, but they come and go at warp speed. On top of that, employers are drowning in resumes, the sheer volume of which makes it very hard for anyone to stand out. Nevertheless, many of us are apparently in or about to […]

The Home of Applicant Dead Letters

By Peter Weddle — As does almost every profession, recruiting has its own special set of rules for success. Its axioms have consistently proven their validity regardless of labor market conditions and the specific requirements of individual employers. While all of these guidelines are undoubtedly important, I think two deserve special attention, at least if […]