May 2007 Blog Posts (64)

According To Penny

According to Penny, This is the kiss of death.

Penny: Penny speaking

Candidate: Hi Penny, it's candidate here.

Penny: Hi, how did the interview go?

Candidate: It was GREAT! I did really well, I think they were really impressed and I'm really interested in the job.

Penny: Click

Please see my response to the… Continue

Added by Slouch on May 31, 2007 at 10:33pm — No Comments

About my Blog

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Added by Troy Bettinger on May 31, 2007 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Thursday, May 31st, 2007

On the business of recruiting...

"Recruiting is about driving the business forward. Competitive advantage. Period. Nothing more, nothing less. It doesn’t exist to get people jobs and it doesn’t exist so that people who couldn’t get jobs being a camp counselor can make 6 figures. That means that you figure out the positions that will make or break your company and you get the perfect person for that job, and you pour your blood, sweat and tears into that, and…

Added by Amitai Givertz on May 31, 2007 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Your Funniest Names Sourcing Tactic - Another Contest

Submit your Funniest Telephone Names Sourcing Tactic and be immortalized by the talented Jim Stroud in one of his famous cartoons in his " The Recruiting Life" series.

The winner will also receive

1. The Magic In The Method - all past and upcoming training courses

2. One year of the… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on May 30, 2007 at 5:47pm — 12 Comments

Mr. Harry Joiner Wins A Year Of The Fordyce Letter

Congrats to Harry Joiner.

Harry is the winner of the 1st ever contest. He

submitted what he considered to be the best recruiting lesson he ever

learned. Harry wins a year of the Fordyce Letter. There were about 16

other great submissions. Thanks… Continue

Added by Slouch on May 30, 2007 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

Which Will Be The First Web 2.0 Job Board?

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In all the articles in the mainstream press trying to educate the masses about what web 2.0 is, almost none include a site solely dedicated to

employment classifieds among their lists of prototypical web 2.0 sites.

A few articles might make reference to LinkedIn, but usually more as a

social networking site than primarily a vehicle to find a job or an



Added by TobyDayton on May 30, 2007 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

On "whatever-it-takes"...

"I'm a little surprised that anyone would have a problem with John Sullivan's stand on aggressive recruiting tactics. In my opinion, once you've made the decision to poach another company's employees, you've already crossed the line. Other than misleading a candidate about the merits of the job, everything else a recruiter does to find…

Added by Amitai Givertz on May 30, 2007 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Israeli Job Search Myths Debunked

Even in the Age of the Internet, it can still take a lot of time for changes and trends to become publicly known among a volatile group of people like job seekers. As a result, when the job market evolves in Israel or elsewhere, what once was true can become myth. Here are how some of those old truths look today.

Please read the full article here

Added by Jacob Share on May 30, 2007 at 8:39am — No Comments

Google’s fatal flaw?

Robert Cringeley takes the pulpit in his latest article titled “The Final Days of Google: It is going to be an inside job“.

Cringeley writes:

Google is an amazing entrepreneurial petri dish. Yet at the same time, it is doomed to disappoint nearly…


Added by Chad Sowash on May 29, 2007 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Feeling The Candidate's Pain of Dealing with Recruiters

(Disclaimer: to all the great recruiters I have spoken with, and that I am waiting back to hear from, no, this doesn’t apply to any you. You all gave me permission to keep in touch, and have been great to deal with. You know who you are - and if you are reading this, THANK YOU!)…


Added by Sherry Karr on May 29, 2007 at 5:31pm — 2 Comments

The *NEW* Fordyce Letter

As everyone must know by now, I love the Fordyce Letter. Not many publications are worth a couple of hundred bucks a year -- but the Fordyce Letter is an exception.

Having said that, today I received my June 2007 Fordyce Letter. The new look and feel are great! The publication is thicker and contains even more great material than it did before. Now there's even MORE great material for me to struggle to finish each month. Thanks, ERE!

Now for the complaint: I hate the… Continue

Added by Harry Joiner on May 29, 2007 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

I appreciate the warm welcome...

Hi everyone and thank you for the warm welcome.

I am getting married June 16th & working on some very engaging and intense projects right now.

Will start the process to craft my identity here and share some insights for your consideration after the wedding.

Slouch - thanks for your offer and I will take you up on it.

Added by Russ Moon on May 29, 2007 at 11:31am — 3 Comments

The Best Recruiting Lesson I ever Did learn....

Tomorrow is the day that the winner of the 1st contest will be chosen. The Recruiting Animal and I will be on the Recruiting Animal Show and will announce the winner at noon EST.

I know making a decision has not been easy for the Recruiting Animal.

Life is hard enough when you live in a cave with no electricity and no

fresh running… Continue

Added by Slouch on May 29, 2007 at 9:02am — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

On social networks...

"Social networks suck. There is a new social network launched every other day, and they suck as well...The biggest risk to all social-networking players is the flighty, unpredictable behavior of Internet users...In an attempt to keep visitors hanging around, many social networks are integrating entertainment, such as videos, music clips, blogs, and instant messaging into their sites. But with each new update, social networks become harder to…

Added by Amitai Givertz on May 29, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

Quote for the Day: Monday, May 28th, 2007

On blogging etiquette...

"The professional world is increasingly the last outpost of civility in a world where 'upper class' is defined by Paris Hilton instead of Jackie Onassis. 'You are what you blog,' is the order of the day here: if you call Bill Gates a coprophagic pederast, I'll take your word that's honestly representative of your feelings, but I'll also back slowly away from you while looking for the exit."

Colin Kingsbury,…

Added by Amitai Givertz on May 28, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments


original post on my blog, but I wanted to share this here as well!!

My favorite quote this week comes from Brian Tome, one of the senior pastors at my church. He said this morning, "You will get a person's best when you encourage and uplift them; you will not get their best when you criticize and belittle them."

I have been mulling over in my mind for the past couple of days a project I would like to work on in my spare…

Added by Amybeth Hale on May 27, 2007 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

The Virtue of Short Posts

Hmmm...Need I say more?

Added by Amitai Givertz on May 27, 2007 at 12:05pm — 5 Comments

Facebook “F8” Sends Ripples Into The Job Search Space

LinkedIn, MySpace, Craigslist, Google Base, and anyone else in the classifieds biz should take note. If you haven’t been using Facebook…


Added by Robert Neel on May 26, 2007 at 5:30pm — No Comments

And Alexa Says - Top 25 Recruiting Blogs

I was talking to Harry Joiner

yesterday and he was telling me that I should compile a top 25 list of

Recruiting Blogs. I said that is crazy, everyone knows that those Alexa rankings don't mean anything. I told him everytime I speak to John Sumser or… Continue

Added by Slouch on May 26, 2007 at 1:06am — 25 Comments

Happy 2nd Anniversary And 500th Post, MN Headhunter

As posted this afternoon on MN Headhunter:

Two years ago Monday, May 21st, I started this MN Headhunter blog. This post also hits a milestone of 500 posts.

Before getting into this I did not intentionally make this the 500th post.…


Added by Paul DeBettignies on May 25, 2007 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

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