Machines Are Making Hiring Decisions Based on Your Social Media Posts

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The next time you take to Twitter, decide whether you are happy with your job. Not because your social media post will get your fired (even though it could). But, because your next Tweet could prevent you from getting a job. With all the Tweets and Facebook posts, it is highly unlikely that a human…

Getting Yourself Hired by a Great Company: Five Techniques for Mastering Job Interviews

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A terrific job interview is about the employer and their problems – not about what you want or need.  The employer has a problem and is looking for you to solve it. They need someone for a variety of reasons but whatever their reasons – they are looking for someone to solve a problem, and…

Rules for Dealing with Human Resources Pros

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Here are the rules we live by when working to bring new employees to HR Directors and other hiring authorities: Don’t waste their time. You don’t have nearly enough to start with. Do everything you can to avoid wasting their time. Use email as much as possible instead of the telephone. Recruiters must use the…

If It’s Worth Doing… Considering Resume Scanners, HR Generalists and the Contemporary Job Market

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As an Executive Search Consultant, I spend a lot of time searching through multiple resumes for that one individual who best matches the position. Most professionals are highly skilled at their jobs, but explaining to interested parties, exactly how they do what they do, becomes their biggest handicap. Would you buy an expensive new automobile…

Let’s go ‘Rambo’ on “Post and Pray”

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In an excellent blog post titled Post and Pray: Gone and Hopefully Forgotten, Pinstripe suggests we erase from our minds the idea of merely posting resumes on websites and praying they get filled. But I say we never forget. I say we go ‘Rambo’ on the fallacy that “prayer is the answer”! As an Executive Search…

Facebook Remorse?

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Will Gen Y feel Remorse for their Facebook Pages? When we think candidate’s Facebook pages, we’re thinking about beer bong pictures and other adolescent behaviors that tell us if the candidate has basic character and discretion. Don’t we? We’re certainly not thinking about predictive analytics designed to guess the probability of disease, pregnancy and the health issues…

Biotech Industry

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Professional Recruiter Associates works within a variety of industries. A large portion of our staff has worked in the Biotech industry in the past, and we are very familiar with the type of jobs and professionals that are involved in this industry. Industry areas we have expertise with involve a variety of disciplines including Biotechnology, Clinical…

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