I’ve noticed a disturbing trend among Human Resources professionals recently. They are leaving tech companies due to professional dissatisfaction. The trend signals that these companies don’t have an active, engaging role for human resources beyond administrative tasks. A gap is emerging between the next generation of human resources defined as ‘human capital developers’ and the human resources born out of the 20th Century. Today, HR is undergoing a seismic shift driven by th
A classic cover letter mistake has long been not bothering to send one. Call it a sin of omission. I’m OK with this because, as a recruiter, I almost never read cover letters. I find the resume a meatier, more comprehensive read than most cover letters. You can find opinions a-go-go on the necessity of cover letters. Sadly, there’s not much hard data backing up either the pro or con positions. I was curious, so I decided to look for some good research on the topic. I found th
posted from TheUndercoverRecruiter.com Bending the truth in your resume can be a double-edged sword. It may help you get the job you apply for, while getting caught bending the truth can come back to bite you years later. Depending on the truth you bend, you might cause legal issues for yourself, especially if you are bidding for a project as a contractor. It’s sometimes a temptation to exaggerate your experience or give your job title a slight upgrade, but I suggest you thin
In our Meet the Staff series we introduce you to the fantastic employees that make The Job Shop function. This week we meet Tamara Doss, The Job Shop’s one woman HR and accounting department, and learn what makes her tick. Q: Who are you, and how long have you been at the Job Shop?
A: I’m Tamara Doss, Mom to four, Grandmother to seven, Wife to one. I’ve worked for the Job Shop since 1999. Q: What do you do at the Job Shop?
A: Accounting, Payroll, HR and Benefits, etc. I hav
The Job Shop was started with a unique concept in mind – provide our clients and our candidates with the respect that they deserve. We offer guarantees on every placement that we make. This is to give both parties the ability to make a comfortable decision when hiring and accepting a job. The Job Shop places candidates in direct hire, temporary and temp-hire positions at various companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our clients range from small start-ups to international F