Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 2010 Employer Newsletter

Interviewing Tips
As an interviewer, asking a candidate to tell you about the best boss and the worst boss they ever had can be quite revealing about their attitude towards authority. Some things to look out for in the candidate’s response to this question are:

  1. When describing their best boss, does the candidate mention the boss’s willingness to coach them and to help them learn and grow? This may indicate their desire to learn and can be probed further
  2. Do they mention that the good boss pushed them hard but gave them credit and recognition for doing a good job? Again—perhaps an indicator that they value recognition
  3. Do they focus on describing the good boss as easy going and friendly? This may raise a red flag to investigate further regarding the candidate’s attitudes towards working for a highly directive supervisor
  4. When talking about the worst boss, does the candidate get into the blame game—accusing the ex-boss of causing them to fail? This raises a red flag about the candidate’s willingness to take accountability for their own performance and, at the very least, shows the candidate’s lack of political savvy.

A great follow-up question is to ask, “looking back now, is there anything you could have done to improve your relationship with your supervisor?”
A smart candidate will use this as an opportunity to demonstrate how much they have learned since having this experience with a past boss and will try to make points such as:

  1. At the time, I thought my boss was being over critical of me but I can see now that he was giving me useful feedback—I am much better at accepting feedback now
  2. I now understand more about the pressure my supervisor was under at the time and I can see why he might have appeared so abrupt
  3. If the candidate comes back with a comment such as, “no, there was nothing you could ever to please that SOB”, it may provide another red flag to follow up on regarding their attitudes to authority.

Use broad open ended questions as part of your interview technique—using this technique can get the candidate talking and they may unintentionally reveal strengths and red flags that you might otherwise miss.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Powerful Partners

Partner: Cycle Trader.com
Why is this important to you?
Cycle Trader gets a lot of people browsing their website every minute of the day. If you post a job with Motorcycle Industry Jobs, your job is automatically listed on the Cycle Trader website under Research, Resources, and Careers. http://www.cycletrader.com/research/resources/motorcycle-careers-jobs/
Job seekers click on your job listing and get directed to the Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com website to view the full listing and apply.
More web traffic = more qualified candidates

Partner: Job Aggregators like Indeed and Simply Hired. (16 Million Jobs)
Why is this important to you?
Job aggregators collect job feeds from select job board websites and feed them onto their own website. Your next job candidate may be browsing one of these websites and run into your job listing. Job seekers click on your job listing and get directed to the Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com website to view the full listing and apply. Job aggregators like Indeed and Simply Hired average 16 million jobs.
More web traffic = more qualified candidates

Partner: Henry Lonski & Assoc. - Powersports Recruiter
Why is this important to you?
Henri Lonski uses Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com consistently to help him recruit candidates for his job openings. High end job seekers and experienced people in the industry know to go to Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com to find good jobs in the industry.
Quality Job Seekers = Quality Employees

We work in the industry everyday just like you and we continuously watch for partnerships that would benefit you, our customer.

Staffing for Success

Hiring is arguably the most visible activity within the scope of your responsibilities. Your company and its executives count on you to keep every department staffed with the best possible employees. In today’s market, the talent is available, so being the employer of choice becomes a key strategy. Given the current economic conditions, if your company is able to invest in additional talent now, you can staff from a large pool of highly qualified applicants to meet your future strategic objectives.

For more information or for assistance call toll free: 1-866-376-8964 or email us at
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Job Seeker eNews

How can Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com help me with my job search?
There are a few key steps to take right away if you want to begin your job search in the Powersports Industry.

1. Create a FREE account on Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com. This will help keep you informed on any current or helpful news that we may have to send to our job seekers.

2. Request that jobs be delivered immediately to your email account when they get posted on Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com. You can select based on Job Title, Key Word, City, State, or ALL Jobs. This gives you the advantage of being able to send in your resume or contact the employer first or close to first.

3. Get your resume posted to the resume databank for free. You would be very surprised at how many employers don't post their jobs and just browse and select resumes from our databank for interviews. You can either start one from scratch on the website or upload your current resume as a Word or pdf file.

4. Get connected on our Social Media Network by doing some or all of the following: follow our blogs, Like us on Facebook, Link to us on Linked In, or Tweet. Each job is shared with our expansive Social Media Network and comments may be posted from ourselves, employers, job seekers or other followers. These comments may connect you or give you good insight on the position.

5. Upgrade to a "Premium Resume" on Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com. A Premium Resume is a very inexpensive way to enhance your connection with hiring employers. Premium Resumes rotate onto the homepage for maximum exposure and your resume is highlighted and priority listed at the front of the pack when employers browse our resume databank. All Premium Resumes are custom made by you and the MIJ staff. Get creative and set your resume apart from all the rest! For a mere $29 your Premium Resume includes:
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- Priority Listing Over Other Resumes

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Employer eNews

Social Media – What’s all the Buzz?

Social Media Defined:

Social Media is a category of websites that is based on user participation and user-generated content. They include social networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other sites that are centered on user interaction.

Why does MIJ.com use Social Media to Help Me Find an Employee?
Because getting noticed by as many prospective, qualified employees and recruiters is the name of the game! Social Media has evolved into an important job search and networking tool. And rather than sitting around waiting for a job seeker to click on your job posting, we use an array of interactive Web opportunities to peak the interests of current job seekers and stay on top of
what's going on in the industry.

What else does Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com do for me?
Motorcycle Industry Jobs.com actively drives traffic to your job posting

  • Social Media Networking
  • Paid Search Engine Marketing
  • Online Industry Partnerships (CycleTrader.com, etc)
  • and Industry Specific eNews Campaigns

Each job posting goes on MIJ.com PLUS gets listed to SM networks and partner websites.
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