My employer is asking me to look into recruiting strategies for LAMP/PHP developers. We've been having bad luck finding appropriate candidates and actually getting them in for interviews (posting jobs on CareerBuilder & CL). I'm not really an HR person (nor am I a tech person), so I've never done this before. He's interested in possibly buying resume access on Monster, CareerBuilder, or Dice -- is one better than the others for this type of thing? Any suggestions for other strategies to use? [more inside]
Hey Mefites, here's my question:
My younger sister, mother, and I suffered years of abuse at the hands of an alcoholic stepfather - physical, verbal, etc. When we were younger, my sister and I were absolutely focused on getting the fuck out and did, getting scholarships to great schools, thankfully. My mom, not so much. She is no longer in a relationship with him, but they have been living together for economic reasons - she needs his disability paycheck to pay the bills (all of which are in her name, including the mortgage payment.) [more inside]
I am a web developer. I am not your web developer (yet.) Do you want to see a picture of me on my web site? [more inside]
Your top 3 book recommendations for job hunters? [more inside]
Tips for getting my resume to technical recruiters, optimizing it specifically for them and questions I can ask to weed out "sketchy" recruiters? [more inside]
What kind of writing samples would be appropriate to submit with a resume for this job? [more inside]
Help me put together a sleek resume without using Microsoft Word. [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with professional resume writers? I would like to have an amazing resume that really sells my skills and experiences and think I need some help. Please recommend any companies/persons too if you or those you know have used such a service.
What's the best way for my resume to be notice in a pile of canidates? [more inside]
MonsterFilter: I've had my resume up on Monster for at least 6 months now and I've only had 17 hits - is this normal, are there a bunch of tricks I don't know about, or are employers only using Monster to post vacancies, as opposed to using it to search for prospective employees?