Tag: talent acquisition

Yes, Today’s Crazy Job Listings REALLY Have Gone Off the Deep End

I’VE SEEN A LOT of job listings over the last few years, so why am I surprised at some of the preposterous skill requirements that some hiring managers seem to be looking for? I shouldn’t be — but then I saw this one. Here’s what was listed as the No. 1 required skill for a

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Micro-Internships: How to Leverage the Gig Economy to Find Great Young Talent

CONSIDER ME a really big fan of college internships. I’ve told this story before, but I trace my long career as a journalist and media executive back to my college internship on the Metro Desk of the Los Angeles Times. I got class credit instead of pay, but that wasn’t the point. I wanted a

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Good People Get Fired, But a “Failure Résumé” Won’t Help You Land a New Job

Here’s a basic workplace truth: Good people frequently get fired. Steve Jobs got fired from Apple, eventually returning to build it into the high-flying, trend-setting company that it is today. Oprah Winfrey, Walt Disney, and Harry Potter author JK Rowling all got fired, too. Listing all the famous people who once were “involuntarily terminated” is

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