June 2010 Blog Posts (192)

Employer Interview Questions

Employer Interview Questions

With the current economic climate and changing job market, employers have now started to alter the types of questions they ask in interviews. With hundreds of Internet pages dedicated to types of interview questions and all listing the same “general” type questions (what are your strengths, where do you see yourself in 10 years, etc.), employers are now steering away from these types of questions and…


Added by Gavin Redelman on June 30, 2010 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Dream Job … Reality or Myth?

What is a dream job?

Do you know someone who has the dream job?

Is there really such a thing as a dream job ?

RedStarResume posted this question to our…


Added by Gavin Redelman on June 30, 2010 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Hiring the Right Fit

How do you really know if you are hiring a person that fits your culture? Many people have become quite gifted at interviewing and heaven knows there are more resources available than ever before to the job seeker.

Are those who do the interviewing trained effectively? Do they know the right questions to ask to ensure that the interviewee is indeed the right person? Do they really understand why they are asking certain questions of the candidates? Do the interviewers…


Added by Kellie Auld on June 30, 2010 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Recruitment Marketing Success comes when you think like a Marketer!

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

It is becoming abundantly clear that the recruiting landscape is increasingly changing. Companies are becoming more competitive and creative in the ways that they attract top talent. It's no… Continue

Added by Chris Brablc on June 30, 2010 at 1:45pm — 4 Comments

12 attributes of kick-ass recruiters!!!

1. Integrity: Honesty. It is the cornerstone of trust. Without it all else is lost.

2. Will: Failure is not an option mindset. When I was brand-new recruiter (under 90 days) my manager came to me and asked, "So, you ready to quit yet Keith?" I replied, "There's only one of two ways you're gettin' rid of me: a. If you just flat-out fire me OR b. You carry me out of here on a stretcher because I'll eat… Continue

Added by Brian Keith on June 30, 2010 at 11:45am — 7 Comments

Can a Staffing Firm Care?

Can You Describe Your Business in One Word?

We’ve all been on interviews or had that critical conversation with a boss or a client. Finally, they ask you that one crucial question. I remember being asked that one big question by the Chairman of Winter Wyman’s Board of Directors. He asked me to describe Winter Wyman in one word.

A question like this gives you an opportunity to sit back and reflect on the value you bring to all those… Continue

Added by Bob Boudreau on June 30, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

You might be a recruiter if...

  • You steal business cards out of the fishbowl at Chipotle.

  • You are the official resume editor of all your friends and family.

  • You find yourself asking pre-screen questions as conversation starters at parties.

  • After you tell someone what you do, they always say "Oh, like a headhunter?"

  • You place the guy who bought your old couch on Craigslist.

  • Your friends are sick of you reciting lines…

Added by Lori Fenstermaker on June 30, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

How to Land a Job Fresh Out of School

How to Land a Job Fresh out of School


Added by John Sanders on June 30, 2010 at 3:29am — No Comments

Simple Truths Win

One thing I can guarantee is that the first time anyone gets into

recruiting they viewed it as a more noble position than just sales. I

thought this too at first. “I am going to help others” and “people are

going to need this service”. And the first thing I learned is that…


Added by Noel Cocca on June 29, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Candidate Care

We had an interesting scenario in our office the other day. A new-ish Consultant had a complaint from a candidate about not being contacted in what he perceived to be a timely manner. And perception is what it is all about. We throw around this word a lot but really it is the crux of what we do. In such an subjective job, although every Consultant is theoretically doing the same job, we are identifying different skills in our candidates and relating differently to each of…


Added by Anna Hodges on June 29, 2010 at 5:39pm — 10 Comments

Make Your Own Rules

On the car ride home from seeing Sex and the City 2, I decided two things:

  • I, Ali Webster, will commit to a more rigorous exercise routine.
  • I, Ali Webster, will make my own rules in terms of my career, love and life.
These decisions were inspired by… Continue

Added by Ali Webster on June 29, 2010 at 4:28pm — 3 Comments

Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Anne Curry – OH MY!

OK – I have to say I work for a cool company. Not trying for brownie points here (can’t hurt) but a company that invests in the future to me – is awesome. So Aquent sponsored/is sponsoring some

great events in 2010 and I was a very lucky attendee for two of them.

  • An Event Apart – for those of you not familiar with A List Apart – An Event Apart is an intense 2…

Added by Kelly Moeller on June 29, 2010 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Why did that Recruitment Agency win the Placement?

Is there a best way to recruit? What makes some recruitment agencies more successful than others? With competition amongst candidates and agencies rapidly increasing, the solution is surely a holy grail for the recruitment consultant.

We think we have the answer – Recruitment is an artform not a science: and understanding that is what puts one agency above another.

Why do we think that? Well simply because the process of recruitment – call it the science of recruitment -… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 29, 2010 at 12:55pm — 6 Comments

Recruiters and Falsehoods!!!

Recruiters and Falsehoods!!!…


Added by Dean Da Costa on June 29, 2010 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Should Recruiters Add Contracting to Their Business Model?

I raised many questions in my previous blog post, too many questions, perhaps. So to show that I've not learned my lesson, I'm going to raise some more.

In that post, I analyzed a CNNMoney.com article titled "Say Good-Bye to Full-Time Jobs With Benefits," especially the part of the article predicting that…


Added by Matt Deutsch on June 29, 2010 at 10:06am — 1 Comment

HR marketing

What is HR marketing?

HR marketing can be defined as the activities undertaken by an organization for attracting and retaining the best talents towards them e.g. marketing the job opportunities, marketing the training programs for the internal employees etc. Hr marketing applies marketing concepts to HR thus makes it easy for an organization to hire and retain resources.

What media is used for HR marketing?

Conventional or Traditional…


Added by Vivek Jothi on June 29, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

The UK recruitment sector in the Spirit of Compromise

Coalition and Compromise

There are a lot of C words around in the UK at the moment to describe politicians,two of the most prominent being Cameron and Clegg, and personally I think they look very comfortable together despite the media desperately looking

for their lover’s tiffs.If it really does work out that our leaders, with their

conflicting ideas can come together and fix the pressing problems of the day,

it will be…


Added by Stefan Ciecierski on June 29, 2010 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

Your best recruiters: your employees

I was reminded, again, the other day, that the best recruiter for a small business is an engaged and valued employee.

Big businesses rarely have the opportunity to convert a customer into an employee. Even Starbucks has become a poster company for poor customer service stemming from poor employee experience. Small businesses, however, have a daily opportunity to check both their customer service and their recruiting brand. Just ask your customers if they would like to work for…


Added by Kim Bechtel on June 28, 2010 at 8:15pm — 2 Comments

The Black Hole of Recruitment – The Applicant Tracking System – Part 2

With the first time weekly unemployment claims still hovering above 400,000; I have more Applicant Tracking System annoyances.

As I said in my previous post, I get it because I am a Recruiter who has used ATS. And…


Added by Becki Dunaway on June 28, 2010 at 2:04pm — 17 Comments

Rant: Death to the VMS

In the course of the staffing portion of our business, occasionally we are asked to be part of a VMS (vendor management system) program. While we normally decline the business at that point, for a variety of reasons we have chosen to be part of a few of these over the years. Nearly every time I regret being convinced that this next account will be different. Now I will say, with my finance background, I get the logic that managing rogue spend is important and a system can be a good way to do… Continue

Added by Shannon Russo on June 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

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