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How Will You Invest In Your Business in 2009?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Julia Stone Dec 29, 2008.

Is Social Media Relevant To Recruiters?
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Case Study On How To Use Social Media In Recruiting

One of the biggest criticisms of social media is a lack of results. Sure, we know that sites like recruitingblogs.com bring us value, but naysayers want to know how many hires we've made for the time spent.

It's not always easy to get those numbers. It can be hard to track, and when you do track them, you don't necessarily want to pass that number on to competitors. Luckily, Rehabcare was open to me talking about their success.

My latest column is up on ERE.net on… Continue

Posted on February 11, 2009 at 9:35am — 2 Comments

Anyone Know Anything About Jobs.com

What was the story behind Jobs.com, prior to getting purchased by Monster. Anyone got some scoop, public or private?

Posted on January 29, 2009 at 4:47pm — 3 Comments

Job Application of the Future?

This parody of a job application is pretty good - it's a lot of inside baseball, but you folks tend to be pretty good at that sort of thing.

They're missing one line - Have you ever been paid to work on these accounts (not including AdSense, PayperPost, or Reviewme.


Posted on January 25, 2009 at 7:30pm

Another Tired Entry In The Search Firms Suck Category

There's a new blogger on the scene, a rabble rouser from D.C. whose marketing plan seems to be tearing down recruiters as the scum of the earth. How very unique and original!

The Staffing Advisor, who is a search firm owner in D.C. has a new business model - well, he has a business model where he pays a salary instead of commission and charges only 8% a search, including a policy where a company can hire as many people as they… Continue

Posted on January 21, 2009 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Payrolling Service for Contractors? Suggestions?

If I were to start my a new firm and payroll contractors, where would I turn?

Does anyone have any suggestions for people to call, and what kind of rates to expect and cash upfront I would need? Especially in this economy.

Posted on January 19, 2009 at 4:57pm

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At 3:57pm on October 24, 2011, Tamara Gore Pendleton said…

Hi Jim,

I work for Hire Opportunities Career Fairs and noticed you are in Irving.  I am hosting a career fair in Irving in December and wanted to invite you to recruit at that event.  You can go to www.hireopportunities.net for more information and you can also use coupon code 40off for $40 off the registrations fee.



At 8:26am on February 5, 2009, Dan Nuroo said…
thanks for the invite and advice Jim.. .will check out the video's. I love using free stuff.. my bosses favourite price :)


PS love the other video's posted...
At 2:37pm on January 23, 2009, Gino Conti said…
Jim -

Thanks for the comments on my post. I'm glad to see that what I'm putting up is being well-received!

At 6:49pm on August 11, 2008, Elaine Basham said…
Hi, Jim - thanks for reaching out - looking forward to getting to know Missouri recruiters!
At 4:27pm on August 11, 2008, Karen Whipple said…
Hi Neighbor! Thanks for the invite. Most of my recruiter friends are in Kansas but I have a few in Missou. Even a couple out by you. BTW - love the blog!
At 3:24pm on August 11, 2008, Rob Clarke said…
Hey Jim, read your blog- James Green from St. Louis just joined as I told him your contest- he is a long time IT recruiter- great guy- hope you two can connect. Have a great week, thanks Jim!
At 8:31pm on August 8, 2008, Jim Durbin said…
Not at recruitfest - but on twitter at smheadhunter
At 7:49pm on August 8, 2008, Susan Kang Nam said…
great to connect to you.. ~ oh? hmm... I didn't know you were on twitter.. :) if you are.. I will be happy to follow. Will you be at Recruitfest? All the best, Susan
At 11:02pm on July 10, 2008, Maureen Sharib said…
Paid to blog? Sounds like a dream job.
At 6:10pm on July 10, 2008, Ian Millar said…
add me to your webinar list for myspace recruiting. i've had a little success there, so I'm interested in learning more.


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