Recruiter Musings is an interactive blog that was created in 2009 by Michael Spiro, then President of Midas Recruiting. Its original mission was to provide free advice, information, guidance and support for all types of job-seekers in the real world during a time of unprecedented economic challenges at the height of the most recent recession. Since its creation, it has rapidly grown in popularity. The 50+ articles and topics, along with their constant flow of reader comments, have been continuously updated and are just as timely now as they ever were. The blog continues to receive thousands of viewer hits every week, and has regular followers and subscribers from all over the world.
The following is an index of links to the most popular blog postings published here, organized by topic, that should be of particular interest to new readers:
Résumés and Cover Letters:
► The “T” Cover Letter – The Only Type Worth Sending
► The Brutal Truth on How Résumés Get Eliminated
► Explaining Short Job Stints and Employment Gaps
► The Résumé Test & Checklist: Does Yours Pass?
► Beating the Résumé-Elimination Game: Where Do Recruiters’ Eyes Go?
► The Truth About Lying on Résumés
► How to Network: A Step-by-Step Guide for Job Searching
► Looking for Networking in All the Wrong Places
► Targeted Networking: How to Effectively Reach Out
► The Art of Giving: the Key to Effective Networking
► Phone Interviews: Secrets, Tricks and Tips
► Face-to-Face Interviews: Secrets, Tricks and Tips
► Skype Interview Tips … Welcome to the Future!
► Nuggets: A Secret Interviewing Technique
► Answering the Dreaded Salary Question
► 20 Surefire Ways to Blow an Interview
► “So, Do You Have Any Questions?” Nailing the Interview Closer
► Cool InfoGraphic: “What You Wish You’d Known Before Your Job Interview”
► Age Discrimination: Secret Conversations Revealed
► Age Discrimination: Exposing Inconvenient Truths
► Are You “Overqualified?” Handling the Age Issue …
► Baby Boomers to the Rescue! An Idea Whose Time Has Come …
► Overcoming Job-Search Obstacles and Redefining Your Career After 50
► Advice for Recent Grads and Career-Changers
General Job-Seeking Advice & Information:
► The Real Truth About Working with Recruiters
► Contract/Consulting Jobs Explained … Available in 3 Different Flavors
► The Dirty Truth About Misleading Unemployment Statistics
► Let the Jobs Find You: Making Yourself More “Searchable”
► “Help … I Need a Job!” A 9-Step Guide for Newly Minted Job-Seekers
► Avoiding the “Black Hole of HR”
► Is Your Elevator Pitch Taking You UP or DOWN?
► Time Management: Recipe for a Well-Balanced Job Search
► Getting Un-Stuck from your Rut!
► The Double-Whammy of Rejection and Isolation
► “Unemployed Need Not Apply” – Working Around This Scary Message
► Using Social Media to Enhance Job-Searching
► Warning: That Rant You Posted Just Went Viral!
► The Golden Rule: Never Burn Bridges
► The Power of a Positive Attitude
► Why Job Hunting is a Consultative Sales Position
► Top 10 Most Helpful Things for Job Seekers
► Top 10 Most Annoying Things for Job Seekers
► New Year’s Resolutions for Unemployed Job-Seekers
► Comic Relief: Job-Seeking Humor – Volume 1
► Comic Relief: Job-Seeking Humor – Volume 2
► Comic Relief: Job-Seeking Humor – Volume 3
► Comic Relief: Job-Seeking Humor – Volume 4
► Comic Relief: Job-Seeking Humor – Volume 5
► Comic Relief: Job-Seeking Humor – Volume 6
► “In Transition” and Other Awkward Euphemisms
► Candidates Gone Wild: Recruiter Horror Stories
Links to all the above listed blog articles can be also be found on the right-hand sidebar of every Recruiter Musings page.