March 2008 Blog Posts (214)

Things are starting to happen.

Yesterday was nothing to write about so I'll combine the 2 days into one post. I spent most of the day gathering names and numbers for marketing calls. I really didnt get much else done, where does the time go?

Today I had a few candidates to catch up with and do some general interviews. I am getting a small collection of top-notch candidates together for MPC calls.

I did manage to get a few calls out today. got a bite on the first one and am sending the candidates profile out… Continue

Added by Mark Walton on March 5, 2008 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Making up for lost time

Making up for lost time

OMG it's been a WHILE since I last wrote in here! Thanks to one of my wonderful candidates for reminding me I still have a blog! :)

Also recently I got a less than nice message about my LinkedIn profile picture, sent straight to my account. Just want to say to whoever it was: NOT COOL! Definitely NOT appreciated! And unless you have something nice to say, find something better to do with your time instead of writing hate… Continue

Added by Yvonne Wong on March 5, 2008 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Let There Be Light!

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.” -- Eleanor Duse

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 AM this Sunday, March 9, 2008, as clocks move ahead by one hour.

Daylight Saving Time is the harbinger of spring for me. Days lengthen, skies brighten, moods lighten... and as spring… Continue

Added by Maya Walker on March 5, 2008 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

Podcast 48: The Rise Of Smart Recruiting

The latest born online recruitment news podcast is out.

On the show this week: RiseSmart secures funding, TMP partners with SelectMinds and is February the new January for online recruiting?

All this news, and more, this week on… Continue

Added by Julian Stopps on March 5, 2008 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Social Networking Is Changing Fast

While speaking at John Sumser's Las Vegas Recruiting Roadshow, I mentioned how a social network for bloggers,, was working on several applications to help streamline social networks. Last night, they launched SocialStream, which adds portability to social network data in the form of a widget.

Added by Rich on March 5, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

More hump day humor - with a recruiting twist!

How bad a mistake can you make on your resume?

Here are some real-life examples:

"My intensity and focus are at inordinately high levels, and my ability to complete projects on time is unspeakable."

"I have lurnt Word Perfect 6.00 computor spreadsheet progroms"

"Received a plague for sales person of the year"

"Reason for leaving my last job: maturity leave"

"Wholly responsible for two failed financial institutions"

"Failed… Continue

Added by Graciela Lopez on March 5, 2008 at 1:57pm — 3 Comments

Short, good, free online training link - e-mail marketing

Here is a link to a short online training on successful e-mail marketing methods. It provides a good overview of things to consider before developing an email campaign. It was developed by MMS which markets specifically to physicians but the training is relevant to any industry. Enjoy.

Added by Graciela Lopez on March 5, 2008 at 1:54pm — No Comments

First Grandmaster Sourcing Challenge of 2008 [March 10th at 12:00pm EST] + More

I know many of you on Recruitingblogs last year were the most active participations in the SourceCon sourcing challenges (Particularly those OS2i Sourcers). I can not count the number of personal messages I have been receiving since SourceCon2007 in Atlanta last September asking when is the next batch of challenges coming out?

Since all you RecruitingBlog members are so special, I am here to let you know that the first challenge will go live on Monday the 10th of March at 12:00pm… Continue

Added by SourceCon Dude on March 5, 2008 at 1:29pm — 4 Comments

Hump Day Humor 3/5

Be careful what you promise your customers because you always want to make sure you can deliver and follow-through!

A door-to-door Vacuum Cleaner Salesman manages to bull his way into a woman’s home in a rural area.

“This machine is the best ever!” he exclaims, while pouring a bag of dirt over the lounge floor.

The woman says she’s really worried it may not all come off, so the Salesman says, “If this machine doesn’t remove all the dust completely, I’ll lick it… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on March 5, 2008 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Reach 35,000 attendees at the National Enterprise IT Show & Conference

This is the best time and the best way to recruit IT Professionals who are actively or passively looking to change jobs, locations, and companies.

At the National Enterprise IT Show & Conference every attendee will have easy access to the regional edition of USA TODAY and our bannered recruitment feature, targeting this otherwise hard-to-reach audience of active and passive candidates.

According to current surveys, the number one issue on IT… Continue

Added by Jason Lane on March 5, 2008 at 10:21am — No Comments

Creative Recruiting on the Rise

On the Radar: Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

According to a new survey:Recruitment Advertising: Moving in New Directions:

Organizations plan to spend less on print and major job boards, and more on Web 2.0 elements, such as social and business networking sites, referral programs, blogs, video and virtual worlds. The war for talent and the inability of the job board behemoths to find quality candidates are…

Added by Amitai Givertz on March 5, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments The search engine that grows every time it searched

On the Radar: Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Billed as the "World's Largest Exchange of Web Resumes" offers a new twist on sourcing resumes on the web., worth checking out, playing with.

Hat tip: Geoff Peterson, StaffBytes

Added by Amitai Givertz on March 4, 2008 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Creative sourcing techniques? Let's hear the war and success stories!

Hello World!

It's my first time blogging so please be gentle on me! While adding Yahoo Messenger to my arsenal of communication tools to stay in touch instantly with the outside world, I noticed something called Chatrooms and wondered, have any of you effectively set up or gone into the computer rooms to recruit? What are your war stories for methods you thought were creative but failed miserably? What worked that you never thought would? I look forward to hearing your inspiring… Continue

Added by Lisa Matkowski on March 4, 2008 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Employees See Value in Volunteering

Article Title: Employees See Value in Volunteering

Author Byline: William Frierson is a Staff Writer.

Author Website:

Full Credit for this article on February 10, 2008 goes to Vinnee Tong of The Assoicated Press.

As a result of today's employees perspective on volunteer work as a source to develop new skills or advance their careers, volunteering is… Continue

Added by Holli Maestas on March 4, 2008 at 10:35pm — No Comments

US News & World Report - Middle Managers Are In Short Supply

Despite rising jobless claims, some positions will be hard to fill this year, a survey finds. Read more here:

Added by Ben Gotkin on March 4, 2008 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

Advice You Can't Ignore

Today’s post is for Recruiters and Hiring Managers who are tasked with adding Sales Professionals to an organization.

An excellent piece titled “Secrets Buried in a Salesperson’s Resume” on ERE today by Lee Salz talks about the importance of accurately assessing the Resume of a Sales Rep who is better than the average person at selling themself to others.…


Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on March 4, 2008 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Update: Networking Party in Dallas (Thursday)

...the food has been ordered.

Slouch - you'd better bring a phat wallet.

Added by Dennis Smith on March 4, 2008 at 1:07pm — 4 Comments

The Endless (Mindless) Ravings of the Roving Recruiter...(when will he stop?)

Don't even think about braving the streets of Dallas's a nightmare out there:

Added by Dennis Smith on March 4, 2008 at 1:05pm — No Comments

The Story of a "Fair Weather" Networker

This is a true story about how NOT to network.

About 3:00 this afternoon I received an email indicating that I had received a recommendation.

I was psyched! Within another few minutes, however, I received a second email from the same person titled “Unemployed”. Ahhh…I see how this works.

Now I’m not picking on the guy, he was a candidate of mine several months ago. He ended up finding a job on his own…the "perfect job" he told me at the time. Hey, it happens.… Continue

Added by Valerie Gonyea on March 4, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

How's your ego?

On the Radar: Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Come on, we all need a little strocking! From egoSurf:

Simple. You enter your name and your blogs web address. We search google and find links to your blog. We calculate your ego ranking. We show you where your blogs appear in the search engines. Did we mention that we can search in Yahoo, MSN, and Technorati too? Got more than one blog…

Added by Amitai Givertz on March 3, 2008 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

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