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Video Stats and Ramblings..


During the month of May, in the United States, 3 out of 4 internet users streamed video.

comScore reports - In total, nearly 132 million Americans viewed online streaming video in May. Google Sites also…


Added by Chad Sowash on July 31, 2007 at 10:36am — No Comments

Yo! - Video....Sean Diddy As Recruiter? Yep...

Never thought I'd see the day when I was being asked for thoughts and comments on video and resumes and companies in the context of a Sean Diddy article on Reuters.

It has become a very small world indeed. And to think my daughter didn't think I knew rap. Yo!

Sean Diddy Article on Reuters

Added by Pete Altieri on July 31, 2007 at 9:39am — No Comments

On weird onboarding...

Quote for the Day: Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

"Encourage people to ignore superiors and peers. Hire defiant outsiders. Rather than teaching newcomers about company history or procedure, have the newcomers teach the old-timers how to think and act. Encourage people to drive you crazy by doing what they think is right rather than what they are told. "

Robert Sutton, Weird Ideas…

Added by Amitai Givertz on July 31, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Second Life and recruitment – trailblazers, fast followers, and cynics (Part 3)

This post continues on from Part 1 and Part 2, with a focus on recruitment agencies setting up shop in Second Life (SL).

So far this year a trickling of well-known multi-national recruitment agencies (eg Semper…


Added by Paul Jacobs on July 31, 2007 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

No Blogs, No Fluff, No Functionality, No Web Site! Just A ‘Coming Soon’ Page.

Thanks to Riveting Rosie for calling out one of the worst web gaffs I’ve seen in a long time. First, the new logo for JobFinderUSA is, as Rosie rightly points out, a total rip-off of LinkedIn,

which by itself is an egregious flaw for any company. Secondly, I’m not

sure… Continue

Added by TobyDayton on July 30, 2007 at 9:23pm — No Comments

On job descriptions and selling value...

Quote for the Day: Monday, July 30th, 2007

"If you sit down with the hiring manager, ask them about their business, take a look at the resumes of employees who were previously successful in the hiring manager’s organization, and then use specialized services to deliver passive candidates that can’t be found through posting on a job board, then you are selling value. You can charge a little more and be a little less efficient, because you offer something better…

Added by Amitai Givertz on July 30, 2007 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Is Second Life too risqué for business?

According to the LA Times, companies in Second Life are working too hard and paying too much to reach too few visitors, compared to other traditional and more cost effective advertising mediums. End result, many companies are closing their doors in Second Life. The question is, will they return another day…


Added by Chad Sowash on July 30, 2007 at 3:43pm — No Comments

International Staffing Perspectives: PASCALE COGNARD, Staffing Specialist, Freescale Semiconductor - France

By Dave Mendoza, Master Cybersleuth, A JobMachine Affilate Partner

Click here to connect with me on LinkedIn

I highly recommend taking an opportunity today to Connect directly with

Pascale Cognard on LinkedIn, simply… Continue

Added by Dave Mendoza on July 30, 2007 at 10:21am — No Comments

Guy Who Has A Recruiting Blog Gets A Job

I have some exciting personal news to share today. Last week I accepted an offer from Dave Manaster to come join ERE and help build the Fordyce Letter.

This is an incredible opportunity for me. I really like the recruiting business and I really like it from a third party recruiter’s perspective. I started subscribing to the Fordyce Letter almost 10…


Added by Slouch on July 30, 2007 at 12:14am — 22 Comments

Short Story Competition

Expanded Universe Short Story Competition

The Story. Write a 250- to 1,000-word short story about something happening in the

expanded universe of Jericho (outside of Jericho) with original

characters. While Jericho can be mentioned, please refrain from using

anything that may interfere with future plot lines. Your name and

address must be included on the… Continue

Added by sweat1951 on July 29, 2007 at 2:26pm — No Comments

My Blog Manifesto

You're invited to visit All Things scorpia. It's a great mix of sports, celeb news, society, politics, and much more. It's from my perspective, I report and then I rant!! So come check it out, you can even participate in daily polls and shop.

Added by latarsha dc on July 29, 2007 at 2:23pm — No Comments

It's easy to fall victim to...

It's easy to conform to the worlds many winding roads.

Wouldn't you rather be the path that has many intersections to decide what is good for you?

Don't let yourself become so off track that you lose yourself, is it worth it?

I think not, when planning is not an issue and goals aren't either then you're in trouble!

Remember to follow your path and make a left or a right from time to time, but never take that steep incline, becaue you'll be trying to get back on…


Added by latarsha dc on July 29, 2007 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Google has no recruitment issues...?


I just viewed the Google recruitment video and must say it looks like a brilliant place to work! (I posted it here on my page for you all to see).…


Added by Jakolien Sok on July 29, 2007 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Job Boards as a Source of Hire - Growth since 2001

Job Boards / Sites have been growing on a steady clip in the last 5 years — I’ve been putting together some of the numbers from CareerXRoads - who seem to be one of the only sites online that compile year to year statistics of Job Source of Hire statistics (anyone…


Added by roundpegs on July 28, 2007 at 10:21am — No Comments

Offboarding - the rules for professionally resigning from your company

In today’s market place where you may work remotely on a virtual team and your boss may be hundreds if not thousands of miles away people are struggling with just how to resign professionally. OK some aren’t, but they’re the ones who will type “I QUIT” on a piece of paper with a 72 font size and sign their name. So we won’t listen to them since we’re trying to not burn any bridges and we would prefer to have people say good things about us after we’re long gone.



Added by bill martineau on July 27, 2007 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Charlie's Angels or T-Mobile Recruiting?

I was in Chicago most of this week in training. Since a lot of the team was there we managed to get a picture on the last day (thanks Carrie for bringing your camera!).

After the picture, a guy yelled at me from across the parking lot, saying -

"Hey, it looks like you're making a
Charlie's Angels…


Added by Dennis Smith on July 27, 2007 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

On "Recruiter, re-tool thyself"...

Quote for the Day: Friday, July 27th, 2007

"The solution is that we need to re-engineer the thinking of the recruiters. In my experience many of them believe they have to always

be in control. This has had its' down side it alienates and infuriates

candidates, it drags out the recruitment process which adds costs and

it frustrates the company that is trying to fill a position. Why can't

we make positive changes to this…

Added by Amitai Givertz on July 27, 2007 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Ning Networks

This is an interesting post on the Ning Network Creators Page. It gives some insight into what is going on over there. ( runs on Ning for those of you who did not know this)

Added by Slouch on July 27, 2007 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

The Career News Says "Simple"

Ever since I met a few recruiters, I've looked at some of these e-mails with suspicion. Really? How easy is it? I'd love to know how recruiters feel about e-mails like these ... here are the opening graphs:

"It's simple. To get a job, the people looking to hire someone like you have to know you exist, be aware of your skills and know how to contact you. Well, maybe not so simple. Assuming you have a resume that effectively represents your skills and abilities, then the next logical… Continue

Added by Rich on July 26, 2007 at 7:38pm — No Comments

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