January 2008 Blog Posts (149)

Candidates want to make them laugh

I’m not sure of the actual number of times, but in the recent past (6 months or so) it seems that this (“I made them laugh”) is a typical response from my candidates when I ask them how they think they did on the interview.

Sure this could be a good (but isn’t necessarily)…


Added by bill martineau on January 22, 2008 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Podcast 42: Engineering An Acquisition

The latest online recruitment news podcast is out. This week we report on Trinity Mirror's 1.9 million pound acquisition of TheCareerEngineer, Reed's record breaking start to the new year and our summary of new site launches.

All this news, and more, this week on…


Added by Julian Stopps on January 22, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sony, AMD agreements may help rebuild image


Is video compression outfit DivX finally shedding the lingering taint of being tool for content pirates?

It appears so, based on two deals the San Diego company announced this month.…


Added by Michael Krug on January 22, 2008 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Don't Forget The Past

Here’s a quick tip for Recruiters.

If your search for top talent includes any of the many Job Boards there’s an easy way you can find some excellent candidates.

Before you focus your attention on those candidates who recently created their account and added their Profile/Resume (or those who recently edited it) you might want to first check out all the qualified candidates from 1,2,3 and maybe even 4 years ago if the Job Board you’re using gives you that option.

You’d be…


Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 22, 2008 at 11:31am — No Comments

Quick Tip for Sourcing Talent on Social Networks

On the Radar: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

From Shannon Seery Gude on EXCERL8ion:

How is it done? Leveraging Google’s ability to pull back search results from a specific URL, use the following methos to build a search string to find candidate profiles: keyword (such as a name, company, location etc) and then the profile URL. For example, all profiles on LinkedIn start with the URL: www.linkedin.com/pub or…


Added by Amitai Givertz on January 22, 2008 at 7:36am — No Comments

Chad(er) Cheez

The Recruiting Animal Radio Show may have some competition.

I just saw on Chad Sowash’s blog a link called Chad 'n Cheez I clicked on it and it is a password protected page.…


Added by Slouch on January 21, 2008 at 2:11pm — 1 Comment

Poking fun at Jobster

Young upstarts, LocalHelpWanted.net, take a couple swings at Jobster, or their fictional version “Employster“. It’s a poorly produced (maybe by design?) although entertaining little video which begs the question……


Added by Chad Sowash on January 21, 2008 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Top 10 Best Cities for Jobs in ‘08

Yesterday Forbes’ Matthew Kirdahy released their Best Cities For Jobs In 2008, which ranks the Top 100 cities…


Added by Chad Sowash on January 21, 2008 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Forget Millennials? Employers Want Baby Boomers Instead?

Here’s an interesting bit of information from this past weekend.

“More employers are catching on to the benefits of hiring older workers. They recognize the fact that mature workers bring good experience and skills to the workplace,” said Deborah Russell, Director of Workforce Issues for AARP in Washington.

First things first, clearly, it’s not surprising to hear this type of thing from a political…


Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 21, 2008 at 10:31am — No Comments

Social networking: IT vs HR

On the Radar: Monday, January 21st, 2008

Reported on CNET Networks:

Social networking costs UK businesses £6.5bn a year, according to a poll conducted by Global Secure Systems and Infosec 2008.

The poll was conducted "amongst 776 office workers, who admitted to spending at least 30 minutes a day visiting social networking sites whilst at work", according to their press release. "The end result is…


Added by Amitai Givertz on January 21, 2008 at 8:03am — No Comments

TW3...Week ending January 18th, 2008

This week's round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives posted on Recruiting.com...

Browse the archives of "That was the week that was..."…


Added by Amitai Givertz on January 20, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting Marathon

Sometimes I use Analogies to give me insight, motivation and ideas. I know sales people and recruiters use them everyday, "you have to go the distance", "let's hit one out of the park" etc. One of my favorite Sports analogies for recruiting is "Recruiting is a Marathon, and not a sprint". There are those times when you'll make that quick hit placement or sprint, but the majority of them take a longer time. Running a marathon takes preparation, training, mental and physical focus, support from… Continue

Added by Michael Policano on January 20, 2008 at 11:18am — No Comments

Recruiter Jargon

Written by:
Valerie A. Gonyea, CPA…

Added by Holli Maestas on January 18, 2008 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Fordyce Letter Online is 1 Week Old.

Today marks the end of the first week since we launched The Fordyce Letter blog. I’m really happy with it. I mentioned before that we launched it with only three years worth of archives. Now we will start

inputting the rest of the articles that have appeared over the last 25 years.

We are on a two year lag so you can only get up to 2005 on the site.…


Added by Slouch on January 18, 2008 at 10:34am — No Comments

LiveHire: Take two for inter-view

On the Radar: Friday, January 18th, 2008

From Michael Policano, RecruitingBlogs member nine hundred and fifty-something:

LiveHire, a Unique New Concept in Human Resources, was created by Recruiters to improve the hiring process for both employers and candidates. LiveHire is where the Interview Process meets Web Communications.

There are…


Added by Amitai Givertz on January 18, 2008 at 4:31am — No Comments

Job Search Tips for International Students

Job Search Tips for International Students

Why don't more employers take the effort to advertise information about whether or not they will sponsor international students? These students are highly talented, but ignored and under-recruited by many employers. What is your company doing to reach out to them?

Added by Willy Franzen on January 17, 2008 at 11:33pm — No Comments

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In the History of the Recruiting Industry

Is Finally Available in DVD format !

"The 25 Common Traits of Big Billers"

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Added by Brooke Bieda on January 17, 2008 at 2:42pm — No Comments

How Should You Interview Sales Professionals?

I’m often asked, “What’s the best way to interview Sales Professionals?”

Let’s face it, these are some of the most difficult people to interview and assess because they’re good at selling themselves and they do so on a daily basis.

As Jim Durbin points out, “so anyone who has ever held a…


Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on January 17, 2008 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

The end of sourcing/recruiting?

Open Question to sourcers & recruiters: What happens to our industry once we have “full market” involvement with Social Networks?

As any economist knows 100% employment (meaning 0% unemployment) is neither possible nor good for the market, and they (you know those experts) typically believe that something in the range of 3-5% unemployment…


Added by bill martineau on January 17, 2008 at 9:49am — 10 Comments

Recruiting Brothers Forever

I can't let this one go by....

Dedicated to the Recruiting Animal - our Recruiting Brother,… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on January 17, 2008 at 7:20am — No Comments

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