Christopher L. Poreda
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To Job Board or Not to Job Board...that is the Question.
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There has been a lot of chatter over the years about job boards; their use, quality of candidates, quality of postings, etc.  I have always felt that the job board should simply be one of many tools…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob McIntosh Feb 3, 2010.

Job Board vs. Social Media

Why is the eminent demise of job boards consistently thrown at the feet of social networking sites? Why job boards? Should then all sites who attempt to engage two interest parties bow to the social…Continue

Started Feb 1, 2010

ultimatejobboard.com goes LIVE!

Contact: Christopher Poreda FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(P): 1.908.517.0800(E): Christopher@ujbcorp.comULTIMATEJOBBOARD.COM GOES ONLINE TO REDEFINE AN INDUSTRYNew York, NY, Jan. 20, 2010 – Three years ago…Continue

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Christopher L. Poreda commented on Corey Harlock's blog post 'Posting & Applying Online – Why it isn’t working!'
"Alas Paul...glad we agree!"
Feb 25, 2010
Christopher L. Poreda commented on Corey Harlock's blog post 'Posting & Applying Online – Why it isn’t working!'
"Bravo Peter. I completely agree. I believe candidates inherently know if they are qualified or not. If not, they are looking simply to get a foot in the door and job boards make it easy. And clients who are technologically advanced can store those…"
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Paul Alfred commented on Christopher L. Poreda's blog post 'There never was, nor will there ever be a qualified candidate shortage.'
"@Barbara You are so right .... I could not agree with you more ... You know you have a better perspective about this industry if you have been involved long before Job Boards came about..."
Feb 25, 2010
Barbara Goldman commented on Christopher L. Poreda's blog post 'There never was, nor will there ever be a qualified candidate shortage.'
"The Elephant I refer to is the old story. A blindman touches an elephant. First, he touches the tail. Oh, this is a fire hose. This animal must be shaped and look like a fire hose. Then, he touches the tail, Hmmm. This is a different animal. This…"
Feb 25, 2010
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Christopher L. Poreda left a comment for Christopher L. Poreda
"Barbara, Thanks for your note and your perspective, although I don't quite understand the elephant analogy. This string reminds me when I worked for two large, national recruiting firms. I was an executive at those firms and one thing always…"
Feb 24, 2010
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"I read the blog twice. At first, I just shook my head in amazement. Then, after thinking about it for a while, I guess it all depends on your particular perspective. It's like a blind man touching an elephant, and trying to figure out what it…"
Feb 24, 2010
Paul Alfred commented on Christopher L. Poreda's blog post 'There never was, nor will there ever be a qualified candidate shortage.'
"@Casey Id love to work in your world ... I work in a world where our clients have Internal Recruitment Teams doing your job every day looking for active candidates. What value would I bring to that customer if they utilize the same tools going after…"
Feb 23, 2010
Paul Alfred commented on Christopher L. Poreda's blog post 'There never was, nor will there ever be a qualified candidate shortage.'
"I forgot to answer your question ... Thanks for reading our website ... Yes the Best Candidates are off the Market ... When we recruit theses candidates the statement remains true they were never on the market- they leave because we have sold them…"
Feb 23, 2010
Paul Alfred commented on Christopher L. Poreda's blog post 'There never was, nor will there ever be a qualified candidate shortage.'
"I fail to understand what it is you don't understand about that Statement .... Let me repeat it "The Best Candidates are Not on the Market " ... SVPs of HR I deal with get it and understand that statement. Lets look at the market for…"
Feb 23, 2010
Christopher L. Poreda commented on Christopher L. Poreda's blog post 'There never was, nor will there ever be a qualified candidate shortage.'
"Paul...we are getting off topic but I'll indulge. I have never asked a client that question because my clients don't care, nor do yours. They have little interest in where the candidate is sourced, so long as it's the best candidate…"
Feb 23, 2010
Paul Alfred commented on Christopher L. Poreda's blog post 'There never was, nor will there ever be a qualified candidate shortage.'
"I guess we have to agree to disagree on this one .... When I ask Clients do you want to see a candidate on the Job Boards where tons of other recruiters already have their resume or do you want the Candidate that is happy working at your competitor…"
Feb 23, 2010
Christopher L. Poreda commented on Christopher L. Poreda's blog post 'There never was, nor will there ever be a qualified candidate shortage.'
"Paul, Thanks for the response. There are a number of ways to look at the recruiting business. From my perspective of 12 years in the business, I've always believed that the most qualified candidates are always on the market, as they are in…"
Feb 23, 2010

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There never was, nor will there ever be a qualified candidate shortage.

What is heard often from recruiters over a drink at happy hour in Anytown, USA is the lack of qualified candidates in the marketplace. Let the increasing population, demise of entire industries, the worst recession and employment landscape in our lifetime and the invent of easier and more efficient ways to source qualified candidates, some of these recruiters may find a solution by simply making a few more phone calls. Aside from those, I subscribe that we are not and have never been in a… Continue

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

From job boards, where do you have the greatest success?

Job posting or resume searching?

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 3:41pm

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At 4:59pm on February 24, 2010, Christopher L. Poreda said…
Barbara,

Thanks for your note and your perspective, although I don't quite understand the elephant analogy.

This string reminds me when I worked for two large, national recruiting firms. I was an executive at those firms and one thing always made me laugh...both Presidents stood up and made lavish speeches about how we source the best candidates and we have the best clients. That was nonsense. We all; me, you and our clients (especially yours because they are highly sophisticated) have access to the same information. It's how we decipher, process and manage that information that separates recruiters...therein lies the value...nothing else. Our clients don't pay us to push paper. They pay us to source the best candidate, quickly; regardless of the source.

I see you have 15 years experience. I'll bet more times then are on your two hands you placed a candidate with a client when that candidate was already in their system. Guaranteed. We get paid what we get paid because we are nimble and efficient. Our clients usually aren't.

And I would submit that your clients are not as sophisticated as they may appear. If they were they would more than likely be on our side of the desk, where the money is.

For me, every candidate is on the market. If they are willing to listen, they are on the market. If you and Paul have ways to bubble those who resist and aren't willing to listen, then you and Paul would make far more money on the lecturing circuit. I would guess you're doing your job, pitching a different opportunity and healing a pain. But that doesn't mean the candidate isn't on the market, it means you're doing your job.

My blog was never about an abundant world of candidates, only qualified candidates. They are abundant and are easy to find. It's managing the process and building trust that separates us. It simply takes a special recruiter to bubble them to the surface. It appears that you are one of those recruiters.
At 2:49pm on February 24, 2010, Barbara Goldman said…
I read the blog twice.

At first, I just shook my head in amazement. Then, after thinking about it for a while, I guess it all depends on your particular perspective.

It's like a blind man touching an elephant, and trying to figure out what it is. The trunk feels like one thing, the tail another.

If candidates register on your job board, it may seem like there are lot of them. But, if you work a recruiting desk, the situation is different. Nobody would pay a recruiting fee if good people were easy to find. Companies hate to pay fees.
If talent were abundant, and not scarce, then I would be starving. So would every other third party recruiter.

Most of my clients are highly sophisticated when it comes to recruiting. They only pay me as a last resort.

I agree with Paul. my candidates aren't on the market.

I'm trying to understand your point, but I'm curious as to what part of the elephant you are holding onto? With the advent of internet recruiting, third party recruiting has increased, not decreased.

I'm still shaking my head, wondering why I'm not starving as a third party recruiter in a candidate abundant word.
 
 
 

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