June 2009 Blog Posts (166)

Recruiting As A Career Path For The Gen Y -SHRM Highlights!

Being an entrepreneur is in the forefront of the minds of the Y. They want freedom, power and control. I assured them they would have all of this if they were also proactive, tenacious and willing to do the work.

I spoke on Saturday to a group of professors, students, and HR leaders /mentors about careers in and around HR. As always I was passionate and engaging with the audience. What they did not know they'd get that they did was a powerful dose of ‘pursue your passions’ and what… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on June 30, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Summer Plans Revealed: More Innovation, Less Fish

“Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s jobs with yesterday’s tools.” Marshall McLuhan

I was at a barbeque in San Francisco this weekend and while everyone agreed that it’s nice that summer has finally arrived, our conversation inevitably meandered into talk of work and our summer work intentions. Alex, a partner in a small marketing consultancy, remarked how he planned to lay low and enjoy the summer, taking… Continue

Added by Joel Passen on June 30, 2009 at 7:44pm — 1 Comment

Happy is so Yesterday!

As a recruiter with 20+ years of experience I’ve heard the phrase “no thanks I’m very happy where I am at now” more times than I can count, and as recruiters all the world over know this is the equivalent to the brush off “no thanks….I’m just looking” that many of us use with retail sales people. However, what I’m finding as I recruit now is that that very few (and I mean VERY FEW) people bother with such comments as more now prefer to get more details about the job/career… Continue

Added by bill martineau on June 30, 2009 at 5:44pm — No Comments

June 30, 2009

Above the Fold

John Sumser gives us an update on his progress compiling his list of rain-makers, booty-shakers and HR-placators...Top 100 Influencers Progress Report

Tutorial Tuesday

Rich Becker reminds us that you can't please all the people all of the time. "What goes on in Vegas Stays in Vegas" used to be a virtue. Now it seems it is a vice. Or vice… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 30, 2009 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Six Rules to Twitter! Mind your Tweets!

Six Rules to Twitter! Mind your Tweets! http://ow.ly/g7nq

Added by Recruitnik on June 29, 2009 at 7:01pm — No Comments

Searching for an OR Surgical Services Director - CNOR/RN

Inquire for Details

Added by Med Agents on June 29, 2009 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Resource links on JustJobs.com for recruiters?

seo advice from Einstein I spend the first 45 minutes of every day reading blogs and forum. It's healthy to read lots of different viewpoints and have a good picture of what's happening around us. But, it's also easy to learn the wrong things from the "experts". Years ago, there seem to be a consensus that reciprocal links no longer worked.

As a result, we abandoned the practice. The real lesson we should have learned was this -- reciprocal links became less effective, but so what? They were still a…


Added by Eric Shannon on June 29, 2009 at 11:58am — No Comments

The Slice


Added by Cheezhead on June 29, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

What do recruiters want from a resume?

We asked a few recruiters what they like and what their pet peeves are, when it comes to resumes. Here's what they had to say.

What they look for in a resume:

  • "It has to do with whether the person has progressive career development along the way. Is there career growth, what type of projects and assignments did they handle. Will they fit the job they are applying for"
  • "Appearance - should be sharp, readable, easy to skim, clean and no…

Added by Candice Arnold on June 29, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Why is this corporate recruiter "just not that into me"?

perplexed Last time we spoke about some reasons why corporate recruiters don't always seems to be on your side. We discussed how these reasons could be mistakes made on both sides.

From some feedback I got (mostly from the recruiter world), there is sometimes a misconception of impropriety by the recruiter because candidates try to "shoe horn" themselves into being the right fit for a position even though it is… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on June 29, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

June 26, 2009

Above the Fold

John Sumser introduces us to the first of the funny accents as he chalks another one up...Top 100 v 1.10 Rob McIntosh

Friday Features

Bill Radin posts on the importance of Language in Business. Recruitomatic replies with more… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How to Approach a Partnership with an ATS Vendor

Every so often I get asked by companies or individuals what I feel is the best way to approach a partnership with an applicant tracking system (ATS) vendor. This typically revolves around the introduction of a new technical integration the company has to offer. While it is important to note every potential partnership is different, I believe there are some factors that can maximize the partnership potential. Again, these factors might differ from ATS vendor to ATS vender depending on the type… Continue

Added by Jake Stupak on June 26, 2009 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Your Recruiter is there to Help

It is a difficult job market, but your recruiter (headhunter, employment agency - call them what you will but be nice) is there to help. They are overwhelmed with resumes and underwhelmed with job opportunities at the moment. While you want to stay fresh in your recruiter's mind, you don't want to stalk them or waste their time by applying for jobs where you don't qualify. So what's the best approach?

Research - Research recruiters before contacting them to ensure… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on June 26, 2009 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Building Your Recruiter Contact List

One of your main job search resources is, of course, your recruiter/headhunter contacts. As I've mentioned many times before, while you should not contact every recruiter in the world, you should build a list of recruiters who specialize in your industry and preferred location. Today we will add a few more names to that list.

Clark Davis Associates - Clark Davis focuses on job opportunities in the New York tri-state area with specialities in… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on June 26, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

How to Work With a Recruiter | Top Five Tips to a Successful Business Relationship

With the unemployment rates soaring and the number of companies hiring through the traditional job boards and classified advertising down, what's a job seeker to do when you're considering making a change? The truth is in spite of the current economic conditions, there are many companies who are hiring. The problem is that as their staffs have been cut, they are turning to headhunters to quickly fill the positions - because they simply don't have the manpower to follow the recruitment process… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on June 26, 2009 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Pre Employment Tests Can Avoid Bad hires

Business owners could avoid making bad hiring decisions by implementing pre employment tests, according to a new study.

A recent survey from SurePayroll found that three out of four business owners admitted to hiring at least one employee that they later regretted. On top of that, 12 percent of business owners indicated that the mistake resulted in a significant financial loss, or more than $10,000 per bad… Continue

Added by Cheezhead on June 26, 2009 at 1:18pm — No Comments

5000 followers and nobody wants to help; frustrated job seeker

Imagine a world where your complete understanding of interacting with people was turned on its head. A world without Twitter, LinkedIn or FaceBook. This world wouldn’t have online “social media” sites as you know them today and would not allow you to interact using short message bursts or text messages. How would you survive? How would you manage? How would you go about identifying company contacts and leads?

Ok. You can open your eyes now, take a deep breath and exhale. This is not… Continue

Added by Duane Roberts on June 26, 2009 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

HUSH!! "Create (JVP) JOB Value Proposition"

Hello and hope your day is fantastic!

As you know I am a 3rd party Search Recruiter (Headhunter)

When I am evaluating if I will take on a search assignment with existing or new client I qualify, qualify, and qualify, some more.

Why you may ask? As a contingent recruiter I WILL NOT work on a search, nor allow emotions to get involved, unless the company provides compelling, "reasons to work the search".

Here is how I create a Job Value Proposition, by… Continue

Added by Brian K. Johnston on June 26, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Twouble with Twitters (Short Video- Hysterical!)

This video is hysterical! Laugh a lil' Twouble with Twitters http://bit.ly/15IoGA

Added by Recruitnik on June 25, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

June 25, 2009

Above the Fold

Bill Meirs helps us understand why The Lone Ranger slept with one eye open. Yeah, Tonto loved him alright...Hey Recruiter, I thought you were on my side!

Bonus Track

In a post fittingly titled "Secure Your Own Mask First" Rayanne asks: How's that mask… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 25, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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