If you are out of work or, simply open to new opportunities, and you meet a recruiter: DO NOT start pitching your resume to them. Why? You might be wasting each other’s time! Just because someone is a recruiter doesn’t mean they are in a position to help you. For example, back in the day I used to work for Lanta Technology Group where we staffed startups with executive and technical talent. I was always on the hunt for software developers and senior managers who wanted to join a startup and get rich overnight. During the dot com era, it was not considered too outlandish to accomplish that very thing. When I would attend networking functions, business cards and resumes were tossed at me like ninja stars.So many times I wanted to scream out loud (and I think I did once) that I could not help everyone. And more often than not, I had to refer people to other recruiters I knew. Why? The job title of “recruiter” is not a one-size fits all kind of position. There are many different types of recruiters: military recruiters, diversity recruiters, technical recruiters, healthcare recruiters, college recruiters, sports recruiters, executive recruiters, physician recruiters, nurse recruiters, bilingual recruiters, sales recruiters, firefighter recruiters, truck driver recruiters, veterinarian recruiters, legal recruiters, management recruiters, and pharmaceutical recruiters. And this is just off the top of my head. In case you think I am exaggerating, take any of these recruiter job titles and look them up on a job board. Sigh…On some occasions, I think I offended some people by referring them elsewhere. But honestly, back then I served a specific niche. If you were a schoolteacher or a CPA, I would not have been able to help you. I wish back then I would have pointed people to Google Plus.Google Plus is going through something of an identity crisis, but for now, I liken it to a Facebook competitor. One of the things I really like about Google Plus is how easy it is to find people on it. (Go figure). Check out what happens when I do a search for “technical recruiter” on Google Plus and refine my search by “People and Pages.”I get rows and rows of pictures of people on Google Plus who are college recruiters, or at the least, have those terms on their Google Plus “About Me” pages. Moreover, if we have mutual friends in common, I am able to see that at a glance. And the best part, if they have the Google Hangout symbol on their profile, I can reach out to them and say “hello.”Of course, if I were to reach out to a perfect stranger on Google Plus, I would make very sure that my Google Plus profile is looking good and does a great job at showcasing my professional achievements. Why? It’s the first place someone will look and it is what they will use to determine whether or not they will reply to your hangout request. Make sense?
Chelsea are preparing a bid for Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli.The Blues are keen to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Everton and also are targeting Alli, says Don Balon.The Tottenham midfielder and Everton striker will reportedly set Chelsea back £88million each.Lukaku recently rejected the chance to become Everton’s highest-ever paid player as he looks to join a club competing in the Champions League.Alli has helped Spurs to third and second-place finishes in the Premier League, scoring 32 goals and providing 24 assists in the process.Chelsea completed the free signing of former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero today and also agreed a deal for Exeter youngster Ethan Ampadu.
Any time a team gets 300 yards passing and three touchdowns from its quarterback and holds an opposing team — one with a top-ranked offense — to around 100 less yards than they normally average, it should have a decent chance to win the game.Because of those circumstances, the Arizona Cardinals certainly had their chances to win Sunday’s NFC showdown in Philadelphia. However, a turnover-happy first quarter and a sluggish start to the third quarter plagued Bruce Arians’ squad, as it dropped its first game in five weeks by a final of 24-21. Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo – / 22 While the margin of defeat was slim and the chances to pull even were plenty, Arizona never seemed to completely have a handle on the flow of the game.It was a disjointed effort to say the least.“I feel like we had opportunities right until the end of the game. We just didn’t make enough plays,” Johnson said. “I felt like offensively when we got going, the defensive fell back. When the defense forced three straight three-and-outs, the offense fell back. “We were never on the same page together as two units to do what we needed to do win this game. We just didn’t make enough plays.”Although Todd Bowles’ unit only held Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense to 24 points at home, two defensive lapses turned a tight contest into a come-from-behind affair.After Dave Zastudil knocked a punt inside the Eagles’ 19-yard line with just under 2:30 to play in the first half, Arizona had an opportunity to hold its ground in order to keep its deficit at 10-7 going into the half.Instead, Nick Foles directed a nine-play, 78-yard drive that resulted in a one-yard touchdown grab by tight end Brent Celek with 15 seconds left to play in the second quarter. Philadelphia marched into the locker room with a 10-point lead and subsequently had all the momentum.Following the halftime break, the Eagles went on another soul-crushing drive, spanning 82 yards in 13 plays. The result was another touchdown reception by a tight end, Zach Ertz, this time from 24 yards out.“It was fast. That’s the best way to put it. They come out and do a lot things that are different from a normal offense,” said Johnson of the Eagles’ offense. “If you’re not disciplined and you’re not set in what you’re doing, they can gash you and get big plays against you. I think they were able to do that, especially going into that third quarter. “That opening drive was a statement drive. As a defense, we didn’t do what we needed to coming out with it on our shoulders to get the offense the ball back. They drove down, and we gave up a touchdown. That’s something we can’t do as a defense.”The Cardinals hadn’t allowed points on the final possession of the first half and the first possession of second half since Week 7 against Seattle — the last time they lost a game.According to Johnson, those back-to-back possessions will force the defense to do some collective soul searching ahead of next Sunday’s divisional matchup with the St. Louis Rams. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories “We always preach going into a half that we stop them and we get points as an offense,” said Johnson. “We didn’t do that. Coming out in the third quarter, we are on defense and its our opportunity to go out and make a statement and get our offense the ball back. And we didn’t do that, either. As a whole on defense we are not pleased with the way that we played. “Coming into the game we were well-prepared, and they didn’t do anything that we didn’t expect. We didn’t make the plays that needed to be made, and that’s something we need to look in the mirror about, watch the film and be tough on each other.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires