Category Archives: recruiting

Job Blogr posts new jobs in India

In a time of slowdown sites like Job Blogr are doing great service to the job seekers.

Go ahead, check it out.

Recruiters can also post openings totally free.

Why are Indian resumes so long?

Krishna at Thought Clusters shares his thoughts:

The simplest reason is: Indians have long resumes because they simply don’t know any better, i.e., they have not seen resumes prepared by the typical American programmer. In fact, these resumes (while in India) also have other kinds of personal details, such as the person’s date of birth, passport number, names of parents and so on, which people quickly learn to discard after arriving in the United States. Most people who write their own resumes have no clue what recruiters and hiring managers are looking for. Most Indian immigrants who come to US use a friend’s resume as a template and just put in all the information that may be appealing to someone reading it. When they complete a project, they simply add the details of the new project to the existing resume, very rarely deleting old projects. From a job search engine standpoint, this may actually be useful in getting more resume views.

Hiring through Twitter and Blogs

Rajesh @ Blogworks says:

I am finding myself drawn to a lot of young professionals who write blogs, or are active on Twitter, for our next round of hiring at Blogworks. Much more than even LinkedIn, which I find too static, and definitely more than college recruitment proposals that we get from time-to-time.

a lot of communication students are now studying/ researching social media impact at university level; they are writing blogs that give a glimpse into their learning; Twitter is their playground and their interactions their allow a nice window into their personality. It’s easy to find a culture match when you have interacted with a prospect one-on-one through these online engagements.

So if you’re angling for a job in social media and marketing, I guess what you’ve got to do is start participating in the conversation. Think of it as getting work experience !

What I’d be interested to know is what kind of people are more the ‘blogging’ kind and what kind of people are the ‘twittering’ kind?

On first thought I’d have said bloggers are more ‘speakers’ and tweeple are more ‘conversation facilitators’ – but I guess that’s too simplistic.

Any thoughts?

Resumebucket a new site for job hunting?

  Is the world ready for another site to hunt for a job? Well Resumebucket seems to think so. They sent me an email stating:

We have features that set us apart from other job sites include:

1. Upload your resume and create your own profile, complete with unique URL, in 20 seconds:http://www.resumebucket.com/joshstomel .

2. Search other resumes to find like-minded individuals like yourself for new projects, internal hiring needs, etc.

3. Search Jobs relevant to your resume, through use of America’s largest job feed.

4. View metrics on your profile – who is looking at you, and how often?

5. Revolutionary SEO tactics that allow your resume to rise to the top of web searches on all popular search engines, allowing you more visibility in your geographic area and your professional area of expertise.

And the best part… everything is free, to all users!

So I did not have a resume ready and I thought I’d create one, but the process is not quite as painless. Millions of fields to fill and pages to navigate 😦 

I personally don’t know how they plan to be profitable if they want it to be free for all users and people’s resumes can be read by anyone…Advertising? 

I hope they do well, but as the question was – is the world ready for another site? And yes, it’s most relevant to US job hunters – and if you have used it I’d like to know how it works. For someone in India like me, it’s obviously not too useful

The ships log and blogs

Andrew Sullivan on “Why I blog“. Brilliant writing. It’s a must read for writers and bloggers.

In journeys at sea that took place before radio or radar or
satellites or sonar, these logs were an indispensable source for
recording what actually happened. They helped navigators surmise where
they were and how far they had traveled and how much longer they had to
stay at sea. They provided accountability to a ship’s owners and
traders. They were designed to be as immune to faking as possible. Away
from land, there was usually no reliable corroboration of events apart
from the crew’s own account in the middle of an expanse of blue and
gray and green; and in long journeys, memories always blur and facts
disperse. A log provided as accurate an account as could be gleaned in
real time.

As you read a log, you have the curious sense of moving backward in
time as you move forward in pages—the opposite of a book. As you piece
together a narrative that was never intended as one, it seems—and
is—more truthful. Logs, in this sense, were a form of human
self-correction. They amended for hindsight, for the ways in which
human beings order and tidy and construct the story of their lives as
they look back on them. Logs require a letting-go of narrative because
they do not allow for a knowledge of the ending. So they have plot as
well as dramatic irony—the reader will know the ending before the
writer did.

Anyone who has blogged his thoughts for an extended time will
recognize this world. We bloggers have scant opportunity to collect our
thoughts, to wait until events have settled and a clear pattern
emerges. We blog now—as news reaches us, as facts emerge. This is
partly true for all journalism, which is, as its etymology suggests,
daily writing, always subject to subsequent revision. And a good
columnist will adjust position and judgment and even political loyalty
over time, depending on events. But a blog is not so much daily writing
as hourly writing. And with that level of timeliness, the
provisionality of every word is even more pressing—and the risk of
error or the thrill of prescience that much greater.

No columnist or reporter or novelist will have his minute shifts or
constant small contradictions exposed as mercilessly as a blogger’s
are. A columnist can ignore or duck a subject less noticeably than a
blogger committing thoughts to pixels several times a day. A reporter
can wait—must wait—until every source has confirmed. A novelist can
spend months or years before committing words to the world. For
bloggers, the deadline is always now. Blogging is therefore to writing
what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more
accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing
out loud.

You end up writing about yourself, since you are a relatively fixed
point in this constant interaction with the ideas and facts of the
exterior world. And in this sense, the historic form closest to blogs
is the diary. But with this difference: a diary is almost always a
private matter. Its raw honesty, its dedication to marking life as it
happens and remembering life as it was, makes it a terrestrial log. A
few diaries are meant to be read by others, of course, just as
correspondence could be—but usually posthumously, or as a way to
compile facts for a more considered autobiographical rendering. But a
blog, unlike a diary, is instantly public. It transforms this most
personal and retrospective of forms into a painfully public and
immediate one. It combines the confessional genre with the log form and
exposes the author in a manner no author has ever been exposed before.