February 2008 Blog Posts (152)

Worst States For Job Hunting

If you’re a Recruiter, a good piece was published the other day on CNN’s website regarding the worst states for job hunting that you should spend some time with.

One frequently overlooked, but critical factor in finding a new job is a state’s Unemployment Rate - - hardly a news flash to us in the Recruiting industry.

The Unemployment Rate is the percentage of job seekers in the work force who are still looking for work. The higher the percentage, the more difficult it is… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 29, 2008 at 12:01pm — No Comments

RecruitingBlogs.com Networking Party in Dallas (from your Roving Recruiter Reporter on the Dallas Freeways)

With only seven days to go before the inaugural "RecruitingBlogs.com Dallas Networking Party," Roving Reporter Dennis Smith unleashes the 2nd in a series of absolutely worthless video segments.

Watch to see if the sun sets before Dennis is able to get all the way through his 1:20 second… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on February 28, 2008 at 11:41pm — No Comments

3rd Party Splits - The Pro-Rata Guarantee

I have found that the simplest way to conduct split fee agreements is to operate on a Pro-Rata Guarantee. Essentially what this means is, the client holding agency disburses fees as warranty milestones pass, therefore alleviating any need to worry about chasing down other 3rd parties should the client require refund, or worse nagging 3rd parties to fulfill a replacement guarantee.

The way I have seen this work most effectively is in thirds. Supposing the average warranty time frame… Continue

Added by George Easton on February 28, 2008 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Join Chris Russell and I for The Social Media Recruiting Show

Chris Russell (JobsinPods) and I have decided to run a twice-monthly online radio show titled:

The Social Media Recruiting Show

It should be fun and interesting. You can listen in and call in to ask questions.

The goal of this program is to educate HR people and recruiters on the evolving social media landscape as it pertains to… Continue

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on February 28, 2008 at 1:29pm — No Comments


Good day everybody! I just wanted to extend this invite to all you you to connect with me on linkedin. My email is jlane@rci-together.com. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you.

Warm regards,
Jason Lane

Added by Jason Lane on February 28, 2008 at 11:36am — No Comments

Build Your Talent Pool, Strickland Style

Yes there are National skill shortages, but this national problem can only be answered locally. Every locale has its very own personality, needs, and in this case skill gaps. You weren't naive enough to think we could just start-up a national skill factory and answer the problem did you. The root of the problem is LOCAL and to answer this problem you can't expect national answers.

Hard questions...

What are you doing… Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on February 28, 2008 at 9:51am — No Comments

Bill Gates asks, over on LinkedIn, this a.m....

Bill Gates of Microsoft fame asks, over on LinkedIn, this morning:

How can we do more to encourage young people to pursue careers in science and… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on February 28, 2008 at 8:20am — 2 Comments

Why Everything You Do Today, Matters Three Years From Now

My good buddy and colleague, Paul Myers (VP, Business Dev - WorldLink, Inc) convinced me that I needed to attend an HR Breakfast Briefing this morning sponsored by HR Search Firm (Levy Curry) and Challenger, Gray, and Christmas, Inc.

Breakfast - speaker - and networking ... all excellent. But it's the networking part that's had me scratching my head all day.

I was speaking with… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on February 28, 2008 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

My first blog!...How to Win

Hey fellow recruiters, this is my first blog! Thank you for checking it out. Ok, let's cut to the chase.

Let's talk about how to win in the recruiting profession. First and foremost people have to like you. If you're a jerk and only in this for yourself, you may win a few battles, but you are destined to lose the war.

So, let's say that you're the nice guy and you don't want to finish last...well being nice doesn't guarantee that your prospects will like you. They have to… Continue

Added by David Sprinkle on February 28, 2008 at 12:18am — 4 Comments

Thoughts on picking a recruiting vertical; building a new desk

What is a good vertical market to recruit in? I get asked this question every week.

However, most often the question is more a question of what I “feel” would be a good market to start a new desk specialty in.

“Donato, what do you feel a good new desk specialty would be?”

I say. “I feel like a great market would be placing sales reps in software companies that do real time data mining of contact information.”

They respond, “but Donato,… Continue

Added by Donato Diorio on February 27, 2008 at 11:52pm — No Comments

If this is how Facebook might look in 30 years, what would LinkedIn look like?

Added by M A on February 27, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Working The Workhound

WorkHound UK job aggregator Workhound have been busy of late. Not content with grabbing the headlines at the turn of the year by securing 100k in funding, they have pushed out two noteworthy news items this week.

First off, Workhound is the only [contiune… Continue

Added by Julian Stopps on February 27, 2008 at 2:59pm — No Comments

My Blog

A blend of recruiting and life as I go out on my own Go read, check out my past lives too!

Added by lisa rokusek on February 27, 2008 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Hump Day Humor 2/27

This is a good one from Work Joke! May we all consider this as it has both professional and eternal significance.

When a young salesman met his untimely end, he was informed that he had a choice about where he would spend his eternity: Heaven or Hell. He was allowed to visit both places, and then make his decision afterwards.

“I’ll see Heaven first,” said the salesman, and an angel led through the gates on a private… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 27, 2008 at 12:54pm — No Comments

The legitmacy of technical certifications

Just everyone knows upfront- I am a novice at blogging, however I felt like I should just throw something out there that bothers me. I am part of a technical usergroup that I won’t mention and I just got a posting that really bothers me. I just received a posting titled “Obtain VmWare Certification Without Tests(100% Passing Guarantee)” . This obviously caught my attention and so I started reading the posting. Come to find out, there are several certifications including VmWare that you can get… Continue

Added by Josh Neeble on February 27, 2008 at 12:43pm — 2 Comments

Recruiting the recruiter @ Broadlook Technologies

We've come to the point where we need to hire a full time recruiter at Broadlook. I'm looking for first hand advice on the best sources, methodology, anything to get the word out about our position. The position is in-house in Pewaukee, WI about 30 minutes outside of Milwaukee.

Anyone refers to me a candidate I hire, I will put up a full year of Broadlook tools as a thank you.



Added by Donato Diorio on February 27, 2008 at 9:34am — No Comments

Forgotten Fun

ERE Article Published 2/27/2008 by Maureen Sharib

I'd forgotten the fun of Internet search.

I had a job come in during January. The position was for a senior-level manager in the R&D software group of a major storage business. The customer told me in the specifications that the person we were looking for was "an uber-geek who has the capacity and the desire… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on February 27, 2008 at 6:28am — No Comments

Podcast 47: Stepping Into Norway

The latest born podcast is out.

Internet recruiting news this week: Another acquisition for Stepstone, The Network has a revamp and more newspaper partnerships.

All this news and more, this week on… Continue

Added by Julian Stopps on February 27, 2008 at 4:03am — No Comments



Added by Sonal D. on February 26, 2008 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Who hates automated email-gen recruiting software?!?!?


Yes you, with the crappy automated-resume-searching-email-generating-software. You're a disgrace to this industry. You're the reason people sneer when they hear the word "recruiter" and we're sick of it. You're taking us down the tubes. If you keep this up, someday we'll have no more street cred than ambulance chasers, postal workers and school lunch ladies.... and we're not going to let that happen.

The gloves are coming off.

Whoever sold you… Continue

Added by Christian Fauchald on February 26, 2008 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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