Sandro A.
sandroalberti
Group Organizer
Del Mar, CA
Post #: 269
Recruiters Say Job Boards Are Here to Stay

While social networking sites such as LinkedIn are eroding some of the influence of traditional job boards, recruiters point out that job boards remain the single most important way to find new candidates. For any employer, a job board listing is an effective way to generate a large number of responses, for any job. As social media evolves, there will continue to be more tools in the recruiter toolbox, and each of these will complement or augment what already exists. For recruiters, job board leads, supplemented with intelligence from social networking sites, will remain the primary way of finding the best candidates in the shortest possible amount of time.

Job boards are still relevant because employers still rely on them greatly, especially small businesses, which typically practice reactive recruiting. Plus, job boards are good at driving lots of eyeballs to a job listing whether it's for a certain industry or location. Searching LinkedIn takes time, and only works in targeted searches. Resumes on a job board are a signal from the job seeker, and create activity in employment markets, since it forces companies to move quickly if they don't want to lose available candidates. LinkedIn is used primarily as a sourcing tool, not as a job board. LinkedIn is a different kind of database, with different strengths, that has more user data and interaction.

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Sandro A.
sandroalberti
Group Organizer
Del Mar, CA
Post #: 270
October 2012: Which Firms Are Hiring in San Diego County?


Qualcomm, UCSD, Sharp Healthcare had the most job ads, and in general most advertised positions were for registered nurses, software engineers/ Web developers, and retail salespersons.

See the whole beakdown on UT San Diego.
Sandro A.
sandroalberti
Group Organizer
Del Mar, CA
Post #: 271
Laying It on the Employment Line

Phil Blair, CEO of Manpower San Diego, says getting a job is all about who you know, or who knows you.

Check out the networking tips here
Sandro A.
sandroalberti
Group Organizer
Del Mar, CA
Post #: 274
How Much Developers Make Per City

Nice infographic, + some interesting insights:

  • New York - The cheapest place to hire a freelance developer.
  • San Francisco - More and cheaper developers than Seattle.
  • Los Angeles - The most expensive locality to hire a developer.

the full article is here
Sandro A.
sandroalberti
Group Organizer
Del Mar, CA
Post #: 290
Rockable has released a new e-book: Finance for Freelancers. Getting on top of your finances can be fun.
Sandro A.
sandroalberti
Group Organizer
Del Mar, CA
Post #: 324
Understanding How to Frame Your Creative Expertise

The Specialist, The Survivor, The Cross-Trainer, The Called... You are likely one of these four types of expert, when it comes to the work you most want to do.
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Sandro A.
sandroalberti
Group Organizer
Del Mar, CA
Post #: 325
Picasso, Kepler, and the Benefits of Being an Expert Generalist

One thing that separates the great innovators from everyone else is that they seem to know a lot about a wide variety of topics. They are expert generalists. Their wide knowledge base supports their creativity. As it turns out, there are two personality traits that are key for expert generalists: Openness to Experience and Need for Cognition.
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