Why do you love recruiting? What makes you excited to sit at your desk each day? The RBC is partnering with Bullhorn Reach for our February blogging contest for a chance to win an iPad and other great prizes. All you need to do is share your blog (200 word minimum) on why you love recruiting. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers since we all do what we do for different reasons.

The contest will start on Monday, 02/06/12 and will run through Tuesday, 02/28/12. The winners will be announced on Friday, 03/02/12. The winners will be chosen based on the number of "Likes" received from the Recruiting Blogs community. These are not Facebook "Likes" but rather, network "Likes" (see pic). We are using this system because it will allow only RBC members the opportunity to vote (only one vote per member for each entry).

The blog that receives the most "Likes" by midnight ET on 02/28/12 will be our grand prize winner and will receive an iPad from our friends at the Bullhorn Reach team. The grand prize winner will also receive an opportunity to have their blog featured on RecruitingDaily.com and on RecruitingTrends.com. So in addition to a great grand prize, this is a chance to get some great exposure recruiters!

The second runner up will receive a copy of the Inbound Recruiter's new book Headhunter and Headhunted and a $50 Amazon gift card. The third runner up will receive a copy of Headhunter and Headhunted.

Share your blog on why you love recruiting, network and friend other members of the RBC to get their support and enjoy reading why recruiters love recruiting.

*Your Entry must be placed in the I love Recruiting - Blog Contest Forum to be official.

Good luck!


RecruitingBlogs.com “Why I Love Recruiting” Blog Contest Official Rules:




SPONSOR: RecruitingBlogs.com (“RBC” or “Sponsor”), New Haven CT 06515.


Timing: The Contest commences at 8:00 am ET on Monday, 02/06/12 and will run through midnight ET on Tuesday, 02/28/12. Winners will be announced on Friday, 03/02/12 (“Contest Period”).


Prize(s): The grand prize will be one (1) Wi-Fi 32GB iPad 2 ($599 value) and an opportunity to have their blog featured on RecruitingDaily.com and on RecruitingTrends.com. The second runner up will receive a copy of the Inbound Recruiter's new book The Headhunting Guide and a $50 (Fifty dollar) Amazon gift card. The third runner up will receive a copy of The Headhunting Guide.


Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for a designated prize or for a component thereof if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.


Eligibility: The Contest is open to those ages 18 or older at the time of entry. Employees of RBC and their immediate families (parents, siblings and children, spouses of any of them, or persons domiciled with any of them) are not eligible.


Agreement to Official Rules: Participation constitutes entrants’ full and unconditional agreement to these Contest Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon a participant fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


How To Enter:

To enter, submit your story in the “I Love Recruiting” blog contest forum. One entry per person and Entrant must be a member of the RecruitingBlogs.com community. All submissions must contain at least 200 words in order to qualify for the contest. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, or incomplete entries or entries not received for any reason. Entries become sole property of Sponsors, and none will be acknowledged or returned. By entering, Entrant warrants that his or her entry (1) is original and does not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party and (2) has not won an award.



The top three entries will be selected based on the number of network “Likes” submitted by the RBC community. Voting is restricted to members of the RBC. There is a maximum of one vote per member per blog submission. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification. Decisions of judges are final and binding. Winner will be notified by e-mail on Wednesday, 02/29/12.


Winners will have two (2) business days from the day the Sponsor sends notification to respond to and confirm their winning entry by sending an email to Info@RecruitingDaily.com containing all information requested by Sponsor in the notification. If the initial winners do not respond within this period, prize(s) will be forfeited and issued to the next winning entrant(s). RBC is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners. If a prize or prize notification email is returned as undeliverable, the prize may be forfeited and the next winning entrant will be selected. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.


Publicity: Participation in the Contest constitutes winners’ consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration from Sponsor to the winners.


Rules subject to change without notice.


iPad 2 is a registered trademark of Apple Computer.

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We all have our reasons for doing what we do and how we stumbled into the world of recruiting. There are also numerous sources of motivation that propel us each and every day to strive for new heights of success. One consistent theme that became evident from our blog contest is that we are in a position to help people. Whether it’s helping clients, colleagues or most importantly candidates, being in a position to offer assistance and perhaps make an impact on another individual's life is really something special. On that note we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to share why you love recruiting. We have almost thirty entries, all of which share excellent insights and serve as great motivation to be the best recruiter you can be. We’d like to acknowledge and congratulate the top three bloggers and their posts:

First Place: Amy Ala - Why I Love Recruiting
Second Place: Joel Garcia - Why I Love Recruiting
Third Place: Sandra McCartt - How come it is I love Recruiting

YES, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS! of the Why I Love Recruiting - Blogging Contest

Amy Ala
Amy Ala

Joel Garcia

Joel Garcia

Sandra McCartt

Sandra McCartt

I voted for each of you and your impressive entries.

And kudos to the RBC and Bullhorn Reach for the idea of promoting and sponsoring such a blogging contest on "Why I Love Recruiting" on the RBC.  It certainly allowed everyone who took the time to read the nearly thirty contest entries to get to know each participant a little bit better--both on the professional and personal level.

I certainly enjoyed participating and was enriched by the overall experience.

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