I rarely give advice to the general public, but there is one advice I want to share with everyone: Information is everywhere.
You can get information from organizations and workers about the company culture and the people from talking face to face, research at the library, and/or go on the internet and utilize those resources on job searches and organizations you want to work with. Read numerous sources and try to find your bullseye. That’s it, you all have a great day, send me an email if you want to talk further about my advice.
It’s that easy for my advice, but…
There are bloggers and micro-bloggers that are using advice to bring in readers, especially this time where advice is crucial for job seekers and employers. Paul DeBettignies and Lance Haun discuss about bad advice and how it can be prevented and what should we do as an audience. The problem is since there are a boatload of advice on the internet, it’s hard to police which is good or bad because each has a different point of view on that advice. There is bad advice out there, but some take it as gospel and they subscribe to their RSS feed, Google Reader, and comments to prove it.
The best solution to maximize advice you were given is get numerous information from an assortment of people/blogs that you trust, believe it, and use that in their job search or research for your organization. Also remember, there is no such thing as best advice. If there’s such a thing, everyone would battle for the same crap. The only advice you should listen is if the advice makes you comfortable and you react to it. It does not matter if I agree with their advice even if it’s outlandish; all it matters is how you feel about it. The reason why there are wonderful HR and recruiting bloggers is not because they want an audience or did a terrfic marketing job branding themselves, although that play some role. It’s their personality, their background, and their passion for the job/industry attracts not only readers, but trusted sources for our category.
Finally, let me make a few points about my advice for your reference:
- My HR/Recruiting advice comes from my 5 years in HR and recruiting.
- I love using case studies from my unique experiences, popular culture, and intriguing stories people should look into as a HR/recruiting perspective (i.e. the Joseph Molloy story).
- If you truly want my advice, please contact me and let’s chat since there are “different strokes for different folks.” My expertise is in nonprofits and associations but I can forward people to HR and/or recruiters to certain industries you want to contact with and can help out. Advice should be personal, not general.
With that, I hope I was a trusted source in your job search or helping your organization out at some capacity. Now really, have a great day!