May 2007 Blog Posts (64)

Elusive Mid Level Candidates

It seems to me that finding mid level candidates is becoming increasingly more difficult, especially for technology searches. I can still find senior level people... but that elusive 2 - 3 year person with SQL Server 2005 development skills or that extremely customer service oriented help desk analyst are no longer out there and just not reproducing to meet the current demand. I've tried all the local watering holes to no avail... so now I'm going blogging. Any suggestions?

Added by Leslie Mason on May 25, 2007 at 2:22pm — 3 Comments

Best in Class Recruiting = Best in Class Marketing

Before helping found Jobster in 2004, I spent several years in the Global Marketing Organization at Microsoft. My primary responsibility at the time was managing the systems and processes that enabled Microsoft marketing activities.



Added by Neil on May 24, 2007 at 2:24pm — No Comments


Has anyone heard of Plaxo. I just recieved an inviation to it and I like participation but I have less and less time to do so. There wasn't any information about it at its website. Would anyone care to provide somefeedback. Thanka. Ya'll Rock!!!

Added by Moises Lopez on May 24, 2007 at 2:14pm — 3 Comments

first post here...

I think this is one of many forums to keep connected. I also have to be more diligent on my "functional blog", I have been negligent over there.

I have found this year in the Canadian biotech recruiting world to be more indicative than ever to either grow my own company to include staff up here or form a larger "splits" or coalition of recruiters in the US biotech industry.

Obviously, my PhD in genetics is…


Added by Kalch on May 24, 2007 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

I have heard it all now.

I just ran across a blog entry by Ethan Bloomfield titled "Are we passively missing the best…


Added by Moises Lopez on May 24, 2007 at 12:43pm — 4 Comments

Harry " Give Me The Fordyce Letter" Joiner

Harry Joiner is an interesting guy. I talk to him at least once a week and he is a guy who understands how a blog can help his business. He is contacted regularly by people who want his opinion or want his services because they found him via his blog via goole.

He submitted a very interesting lesson he has learned as a recruiter. Here is a little from it:

"For example, imagine that I submit six highly-qualified candidates… Continue

Added by Slouch on May 24, 2007 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

Barbara Bruno Does Some Math

According to Barbara Bruno, 3+3=3

Added by Slouch on May 23, 2007 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Specialist networking

Be informed that on there are separate Groups for:

- Consultants

- HR-professionals

- Trainers

- LinkedIn networkers

- Xing networkers

- Second Life networkers

- Myspace networkers

- Manufacturing specialists

- Jobseekers

- Software specialists

- Logistics experts

- Interim Managers

- Top-managers (CEO / CFO /CTO)

- Education specialist

- Government… Continue

Added by Ray van den Bel on May 23, 2007 at 4:10am — No Comments

Welcome to the first edition of the newsletter. We've learned a lot over the past year. We've worked closely with more than 300 companies who have used to cultivate their social network…

Welcome to the first edition of the newsletter. We've learned a lot over the past year. We've worked…


Added by hans gieskes on May 23, 2007 at 1:02am — No Comments

People on the move

Employers have to take into consideration the requirement for flexible working hours that employees are increasingly demanding. This information is taken from a survey that Microsoft recently implemented among 1000 office workers. The generated results show that 73% of the surveyed regard the opportunity for self-determining their working time as essential…


Added by Teodora Hristova on May 22, 2007 at 7:02am — No Comments

just giving some "link love"

I ran across a website that is posting jobs for free. I am not affiliated with them. I am just wanting to help them spread the word. They are posting our jobs and have made us a premier employer; all free. They are doing so for the next six months and then who knows. As a sourcer, I think we have to try all means and this is certainly worth a try. So far we are already seen some traffic.

In case anyone is interested the website is…


Added by Moises Lopez on May 21, 2007 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Breaking the Job Ad code

Years ago, job advertisements were ways easier to decipher – their content was much simpler and it wasn’t hard to get the idea of what the suitable applicant should look like. Now, job seekers are challenged with a real jungle of different ad formats, content and sometimes incomprehensible means of expression. If you learn how to find your way through this…


Added by Teodora Hristova on May 21, 2007 at 6:07am — No Comments

1st Contest

I was lucky again to have won the last ERE Foundation Charity poker

tournament. There will be more, don’t worry. Because of my victory, I was able

to secure through a not so lengthy negotiation a number of Fordyce Letter subscriptions.

I want to have a contest now to see if we can come up with some great

recruiting content for the next week. The winner of the contest will

win a… Continue

Added by Slouch on May 20, 2007 at 9:23pm — 18 Comments

HR Search Firm

Good to see a search firm focusing purely on HR talent !

Added by Gautam Ghosh on May 19, 2007 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Three Steps and a Breather

I don't think I've taken a four day break from blogging since I started this gig in '04.

However, being on the road last week put me three steps behind, so I've enjoyed taking a breather to catch up.

So, I got my three steps* back and I'm ready to roll.

More T-Mo jobs comin' next week - stay tuned.

*all that talk about "three steps" takes me back to the 8th grade and this… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on May 19, 2007 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Tom Peters and Penelope Trunk

Two ways to look at how we can look at a career, happiness and joy.

What's your perspective...?

Added by Gautam Ghosh on May 19, 2007 at 10:19am — No Comments

Happiness, Pride and your job

Does happiness with your job have to do with money, external relationships or is it something more intrinsic?

Some thoughts...

Added by Gautam Ghosh on May 19, 2007 at 10:17am — No Comments


TalentSpring will be a job board to hire a wide range of jobs. We use job categories to create a job board for the long tail of jobs. (TalentSpring Blog)

Our initial focus will be: Game Programmer Job Board, Developer Job Board, Startup Job Board,… Continue

Added by Bryan Starbuck on May 18, 2007 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Spring cleanning is always fun

This time of year is when I try and get the Outlook folders down to a managible size and put the pledge to the my documents. I came across this gem on my spring project and still brings a smile to my face

A Taxonomy of Recruiters By Thomas Munn

Harmful/Nusiance recruiter Species:




Added by Epihet on May 18, 2007 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

What would you say to Monster's President?

Trump Next week, I will be in Boston for Monster's Executive Customer Forum to pick up some insights into what's happening at the biggest brand in the recruiting industry.

I expect it to be a pretty interesting event, since Monster has been facing some…

Added by David Manaster on May 18, 2007 at 3:46pm — 4 Comments

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