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Resume screening applications make it hard for IT pros to argue their case, even as companies complain about skill shortages Network World 04/10/2008 By Denise Dubie Terri Morgan could sell her talents to anyone that would listen, but software programs used to screen IT job applicants don’t hear so well. Morgan has dealt with more résumé screening programs than human beings in her quest to gain a live interview at companies such as IBM, KPMG and Disney (see related story). These talent management...
With news of layoffs and rescinded job offers everywhere, few envy the job market May's graduating class will be stepping into.   eWeek 04/11/08 By Deb Perelman Bad job market omens are everywhere: Advanced Micro Devices announced April 7 that it was slashing 10 percent of its work force, Dell is in the process of laying off at least 8,500 employees and the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the unemployment rate rose from 4.8 to 5.1 percent in March. On April 5, news leaked that...
The Coolest Job Out There Graduating Engineer Magazine April 2008 By John Edwards Services like YouTube and iTunes, as well as the proliferation of streaming content on media and corporate Web sites, prove that the Internet is rapidly becoming a virtual universe of sound and images. That's great news for grads planning careers in Internet media production, as well as for those searching for work in media software development. "Internet media is unbelievably cool," says Rich Milgram, CEO of Beyond.com,...
How to Understand and Empower Employees   Smart Business Magazine April 2008 By Brian Horn To lead his more than 60 full- and part-time employees effectively, Rich Milgram first needs to understand them. That means understanding their personalities and then adapting his management style based on those qualities, says the CEO and founder of Beyond.com Inc., a network of online niche career communities that posted more than $8 million in 2006 revenue. “Some people need more time and a hands-on approach;...
Canadian HR Reporter January 28, 2008 Byline Article by Rich Milgram Over the past decade, the Internet has become the single most powerful tool in recruitment advertising. Because of the growth and popularity of online recruitment, thousands of job boards are now emerging, giving employers more options than ever before. When it comes to online job boards, however, one size does not fit all. Although many employers are satisfied with generic job boards that provide a high volume of potential candidates...
March 6, 2008 – Beyond.com CEO Rich Milgram was featured on JimStroud.com, a blog website focusing on the recruitment industry, to discuss how social networking is influencing the recruitment industry and the future of social networking and online recruitment. Listen to the podcast
Beyond.com finds success in the online job-hunting biz Norristown Times Herald March 9, 2008   By Keith Phucas UPPER MERION — While the threat of a recession has some business bigwigs rattled, it doesn’t faze Beyond.com’s chief executive officer Rich Milgram, whose vast network of job sites is leveraging the Internet and experiencing phenomenal growth. Powering 15,000 Web sites for job seekers, hiring managers and business professionals, Beyond.com recently topped Deloitte’s 2007 Greater Philadelphia...
Staffdigest January 2008 edition Byline Article By Rich Milgram Social networking websites and Web 2.0 technologies have taken the internet by storm and have revolutionized the way society connects and interacts with each other. What once were thought to be internet fads are now commanding the attention of people and businesses around the world. To take advantage of these emerging technologies and not be left behind, companies need to continually rethink the way that they search, identify and recruit...
Online Recruitment Magazine January 2008 Edition By Paula Santonocito Online social networks. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, one thing is for sure: They get a lot of traffic. Consider the number of unique visitors to the two top social networking sites, MySpace and Facebook. For the month of November, MySpace logged nearly 57.4 million unique users, and Facebook had almost 22 million unique visitors, according to Nielsen Online, which measures and analyzes website traffic. But the million dollar question...
  Washington Times December 31, 2007 By Shelley Widhalm If the diagnosis is Sunday night blues and a perpetual longing for Friday, the cure might be a career change in the new year. "The best time to do a career change is when you're currently working," says Joseph O'Hare, job opportunity coordinator at Montgomery College's Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus. "What strategies and techniques can you use to bring that about when time is on your side? It's a time-intensive and labor-intensive process,...
Philadelphia Inquirer December 9, 2007 By Jane M. Von Bergen Frank Manzo keeps doing the math, trying to figure out how he can still offer health insurance to his employees. His 28-employee tech-staffing company, Computer Methods Corp., charges clients $35 an hour for help desk workers. He pays them $25 an hour. Health insurance premiums proposed for 2008 for a family run nearly $12 an hour - up 30 percent from last year. Forget about profit. Forget about rent on the company's Marlton offices, the...
November 28, 2007 – Beyond.com CEO Rich Milgram was featured on Fox Business News to discuss the benefits of incorporating play in the workplace. Rich explains what he does to motivate Beyond.com employees and how a fun work environment is a productive work environment.    Watch the Video
November 7, 2007 - Beyond.com employees are interviewed at the company's King of Prussia office by a reporter from Philadelphia CBS Channel 3 in recognition being named one of Philly's Best Places to Work by Philadelphia Magazine. Watch the Video
Philadelphia Inquirer November 22, 2007 By Jane M. Von Bergen Yes, every day, businesses have to turn a profit. Sales need to be made, books balanced, snafus unsnagged - kind of like doing the laundry and taking out the trash. But beyond the daily grind, Rich Milgram finds the psychological aspects of business really fascinating - the idea of examining a company as an organism, affected by its patterns and personalities. Luckily for Milgram, he owns his own business, and so, as a person with a mathematical...
  Network World's IT Careers and Training Newsletter 11/14/07 By Linda Leung The pool of IT job openings on Beyond.com is the highest of all industries, according to the online job portal's Career Trend Analysis for the third quarter of 2007. The IT industry represents 12.87% of the online job postings on Beyond.com, and has remained the No. 1 sector for online job postings since the beginning of this year. Sales and sales management was second with 12.77% of jobs, and healthcare and medical was...
We know — it seems like you work all the time. But fear not: We found some local companies that make the office feel a little more like home, and that may point the way to the future Philadelphia Magazine November 2007 By Iain Levison  Photography by Aaron WarkovIn the past few decades, Philadelphia seems to have developed into the world’s largest office park. We have quality infrastructure, plenty of top-notch colleges to supply eager graduates, and open land from Malvern to South Jersey just begging...
  Career Advisor Financial Planning Newsletter July 19, 2007 By Lauren Barack Adding a new planner to a growing firm can be an exciting experience, but it can also be stressful. You need a hiring process that will enable you to choose a person who can mix in well with current staffers, and fit in with your firm’s culture and client relationships. A new style of meeting potential hires, tagged “behavioral interviewing,” may help planners who are looking to expand their firm find the right fit. “The...
A trend is developing for both employers and job seekers to use niche sites when looking for the ideal candidate or career posting online.       HR Fact Finder Newsletter September 1, 2007 By Rich Milgram The virtual career space is evolving as visitors from general job boards begin to migrate to niche job sites. Employers and job seekers alike are making the shift since niche communities can attract a more targeted audience based on specific industries or geographic locations. Niche jobs sites...
Certification Magazine July 2007 By Ben Warden Even with a degree in IT, finding that first job can be a daunting and overwhelming task. But with a little focus and patience, it doesn’t have to be. The first step to landing your first job is taking a basic personal inventory: What do you want? What must you have to get what you want? How do you present both to a prospective employer? In addition to assessing personal strengths and weaknesses, potential IT pros should look at their own institution’s...
Yes, job market is tough for 20-somethings, so it pays to be flexible     MSNBC.com June 22, 2007 By Eve Tahmincioglu Are many young adults today just not trying hard enough to launch their careers and gain financial independence? My June 4 column addressed how many parents were struggling to help get their adult sons and daughters on the right career path. I suggested their kids needed a little bit of tough love. Mom and Dad can’t keep the gravy train going forever, right? Well, I got a bunch of...

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