February 2008 Blog Posts (152)

DivX Announces Plans to Shut Down Stage6.com

It's a sad day for all! Enough said....

Added by Michael Krug on February 26, 2008 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Standout Jobs is Looking for a Senior Business Development Guru

Standout Jobs is looking for a Senior Business Development Guru with recruiting industry experience and an interest in working at startups.

The full job description can be found here:

Senior Business Development Manager

If you're interested, please apply! Or pass it on to others that might be interested.


Ben… Continue

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on February 26, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dating analogy valuable tool with client companies as well

We’ve all heard and understand how the process of dating equates nicely to the interview process. Hell, someone even wrote a book about it. As a recruiter I’ve used the dating process as an analogy for the interview and offer process with candidates for over twenty years. Mostly because it works so well to help candidates understand the emotions that they are going through and deal with them more effectively so they won’t interfere with their decision making process. However, in working with a… Continue

Added by bill martineau on February 26, 2008 at 9:18am — No Comments

Where will we find professional talent be in 3-5 years?

I have just been asked by a client to consider their future strategies aroung direct resourcing. I would be very interested to hear what your opinions are on where the professional talent will be found in 3-5 years time and what you think we are going to have to start doing now, to tap into those areas.

Thanks, I look forward to reading your ideas.

Added by Andy Headworth on February 26, 2008 at 8:50am — No Comments

IT Talent thats impossible to find.

I have been aggressively looking for a Senior Linux Administrator in Southern California for weeks now to no avail! The worst part is that the client seems to be expecting too much from a skills perspective for the money they are willing to pay. Does anyone have any non-traditional methods that I should be utilizing to find these guys?

Added by Bill Sullivan on February 25, 2008 at 8:47pm — 2 Comments

New Company Site




Have a great day!

Heather Phillips
Professional Staffing Resources

Added by Heather Phillips C.A.C. CIR on February 25, 2008 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Could anyone please offer suggestions for good Sales Pitches for Account Managers wanting to generate new business in IT?

Hi All:

Could anyone please provide any ideas for the following 2 scenarios:

1. You meet the IT Hiring Manager of a company you are prospecting to in the elevator, you have already left voicemails for him and you now have a minute or so in the elevator with this Hiring Mgr. This Hiring Mgr knows your name already from your voicemails. How would you sell your services and perhaps arrange a meeting with this Hiring Mgr.

2. You are given a referral by a consultant… Continue

Added by Sonal D. on February 25, 2008 at 1:16pm — 4 Comments

Monday Morning

I wanted to send out a Monday note to everyone on RecruitingBlogs.com about some things.

We have two great events coming up. The first is in Las Vegas next week and the other is in Dallas March 6th.

What is interesting about Vegas event is that almost all of the sponsorship money was from members of RecruitingBlogs.com. I really appreciate the generosity from Ben Yoskovitz and standoutjobs.com, George Vasu from… Continue

Added by Slouch on February 25, 2008 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

China Soft Landing - End of Low-Tech Jobs?

The World Bank just issued a report that signals continued good times for 3rd party recruitment companies, with some possible relief for hiring departments, and an ongoing challenge in retention.

The World Bank never uses the expression soft landing but that is essentially what they are suggesting. This is good for 3rd party recruitment companies because the skills demand continues, but at only a slightly reduced level. The uncertain economic… Continue

Added by Frank Mulligan on February 25, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Reducing Voluntary, Avoidable Turnover Through Selection

I would like to thank Dr. Zimmerman for giving me the opportunity to speak to his graduate and undergraduate classes at Texas A&M. I had a great time, and I think I actually taught them something on what it takes to be a successful recruiter.

During my time at Texas A&M, I spoke to Dr. Zimmerman and Dr. Boswell about their research papers they have published ............…


Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on February 24, 2008 at 11:13am — No Comments

Paying the Bills, Feeding the Soul

As I scrolled through the endless emails that accumulated overnight, one title caught my eye “Career Exploration: Paying the Bills and Feeding the Soul.”

As I opened the email to learn more I thought of the candidates I’ve worked with over the years, male and female for whom this message resonates. We often connect the nourishing of the soul and spirit with women but it is very much a need common to both genders.

When this need is fulfilled it can have a positive impact on… Continue

Added by Karen Swim on February 23, 2008 at 3:08pm — 2 Comments

Are You a Martyr To Your Job?

Article Title: Are You a Martyr To Your Job?

Author Byline: Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.

Author Website: http://doitnowcareercoach.info


I believe anyone reading this article knows or has known about job martyrs. Maybe you are one. My definition of a martyr is one who has a calling to become self sacrificial and is willing to sacrifice themselves to a purpose that is larger than themselves and not one that is making happiness come… Continue

Added by Holli Maestas on February 23, 2008 at 11:38am — No Comments

The World's Most Innovative Companies

It is interesting that Nike is the only one listed that was also on the list last year. I am surprised LG wasn’t higher

The World's Most Innovative Companies

Added by Recruitnik on February 22, 2008 at 9:50pm — No Comments

I learned the value of a personal network.

I have only been in recruiting for a year and a half now. My first gig after going through Internet Recruiter training at Duran HCP was at Google, where I was able to build a small network of friends. When my contract ended, I applied for every sourcing job I could find and some would get back to me, but they went no further. Instead it was through a friend I met at Google that I was able to score my next gig at Yahoo!. At Yahoo! I met many more people, and when my contract ended there, they… Continue

Added by Steve Sill on February 22, 2008 at 4:03pm — 1 Comment

Are you a Great Staffing Partner?

This question affects all of us anyone looking to acquire great talent has a staffing partner. But the question is what kind of staffing partner are you to your clients?

As a recruiting professional I have run into many recruiters that do not understand the true meaning of being a great staffing partner, or they think that they have done all they can, and feel there is nothing more they can do. Let’s cover a few key areas that would be a great start to building a great staffing partnership… Continue

Added by Shift BPM on February 22, 2008 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

How To Bond Without A Camp Fire

There’s an excellent article today by Ken Forrester over at ERE titled Bond With Your Candidates that boldy asserts that “before the Internet, Recruiters successfully filled jobs without a Resume or Job Description.”

Imagine that!

All kidding aside, he’s absolutely right and this reminder - slash - piece of advice can also be extended to not only our… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on February 22, 2008 at 11:22am — 2 Comments

Dallas Recruiting Networking Party (sponsored by RecruitingBlogs.com)!

RecruitingBlogs.com brings the first, free, recruiter-focused, social networking event to Dallas (thank you Jason Davis!).

Join us at Cape Buffalo in Addison from 6-9pm on Thur. March 6th!

This is a, no-strings-attached, nothing-is-for-sell, networking party for recruiters. It's about free food - free drinks and free fun.

Space is limited to the… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on February 22, 2008 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Girl Power: Meet Tricia Moran, Bay Area Full-Cycle Recruiter - Part 2


Linkedin Profile

Connect with Tricia

(408) 507-6462


Our continuing series on the rank and file and thought leaders who make us proud of our vocation.…


Added by Dave Mendoza on February 22, 2008 at 10:07am — No Comments

Recruiting the Old Fashioned Way

Okay... I admit it... Traditional networking and headhunting isn't as easy as it used to be. It's difficult to get back into the swing of "dialing for dollars". Any new tips on luring skilled IT professionals who are otherwise 'not looking'? I am still confused about how to go about blogging so any tips on that are also greatly appreciated. I am sure my colleauges would like any tips on using the Internet as a tool as well.

Happy Hunting!

Added by Corrie Waarum on February 21, 2008 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

RecruitingBlogs.com Traffic Stats for the last 30 days

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Added by Slouch on February 21, 2008 at 1:26pm — 4 Comments

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