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From Newspaper Boy through Engineering to Recruiter, with several stops on the journey to today! John Rose CPC [also known as Resourcefuljohn] has over many years embraced change, developed new skills and shared them with the passion and belief that ‘the world is not flat’ and ‘you can teach old dogs new tricks’. John Rose CPC is an exponent for everyone to apply 'Best Practices' and the effective and beneficial utilization of Social Media to connect, communicate and collaborate with people and businesses.   Even with the advancements in technology, John Rose CPC strongly believes "people make businesses succeed".  John's passion is about people and business people re-engineering. John does train others and talk about recruiters | recruitment | careers | job search | social media as a tool. Being an early adopter of new tools and process in the recruitment and careers market, John Rose CPC  believes in learning through communication and collaboration. Presently on the Board of Advisers to AIESEC LAURIER - a graduate student led business that facilitates international student internships.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Wind of Change is a Coming!! (For some of us it is already here!)

The past 3 weeks has been hot, dry and slightly breezy due to a weather bubble that hung over a major part of North America.   During this time people and animals spent their days/evenings moping around, sunning themselves, drinking lots of fluids, seeking shade (or an air conditioned places) and/or a cool pool to dive into and the grass/garden became dormant just waiting for the rain to return to help it/them grow an prosper.  

During this same period 2 major events occurred that will have a major impact on how Recruiters and HR people handle the finding and filtering people...

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Firstly, If you have been on holiday for 2-3 week, then you could have missed the launch of Google's serious invasion into Facebook's territory.  Google+ is still in its infancy, however it is an infant that has grown exponentially, a recent report originally posted July 21, 2011 by Paul Allen he indicates that there are just under 18 million users on Google+ after approx; 4 weeks and 20 million plus users as of July 25, 2011 as mentioned by Mike Vilimek in his blog 'Candidates Can Now Apply for Jobs Using Google+'

Secondly, LinkedIN has launched "Apply with LinkedIn" button that can be added to job postings, thus enabling individuals to submit their LinkedIn Profile for a position, rather than a Resume/CV.  This feature has the great impact on companies and how they screen 'applicants'.  And, individuals who must now create meaningful and informative 'profiles', without making them read like a traditional Resume/CV.