June 2011 Blog Posts (220)

What is your Recruitment Story?

Stories make the world go round.  It’s stories that bring us back to your favorite TV show, stories that make you buy a product and ultimately stories that make a candidate want to work for a company.  The key with stories is making sure to craft and lead with your best ones (preferably as early as possible in your recruiting process.)

 

That is not to say you can’t have multiple stories that provide value to your recruiting organization.  It’s just that you need to prioritize…

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Added by Chris Brablc on June 28, 2011 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

New schools, new students, new class of 2012 & 2013 MBA resume books!

The new resume books for the upcoming academic year are now available for pre-order! Just go to the Resume Books page or click on a school link below to get started:



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Added by Ryan Pratt on June 28, 2011 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Employment for the Financial Services Industry Keeps Growing in 2011

Despite the Fed recently lowering the US economic and employment forecasts, employment in the financial services industry is growing.  Over the past 60 days, financial organizations posted more than 100,000 new online job ads – a 24% increase from the same 60-day period in 2010.  In fact, job ads within this industry have been booming since the beginning of the year, now up 19% from January.

 

Hiring Demand in the Financial Services Industry…

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Added by Carolyn Menz on June 28, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Stress Management for HR Professionals

By iCIMS Blogger Karen Bucks

 

Can you believe it is almost July? As many of you get ready to kick-off your Fourth of July weekend celebration, I’m sure HR will be far from your mind. But as with most jobs, the workload will only increase with every day off. How do you handle work that piles up?



In the HR industry,…

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Added by Karen Bucks on June 28, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

17 Great Answers To 17 Job Interview Questions You Don't Want To Be Asked

 

Great post from the business Insider

 

The question I have: Who comes up with these type of questions?  Is there a standard psychological/intelligence profiling procedure where these types of questions are created from or does the enterprise hire an external consultant to create a reaction based query in order to satisfy C-suite that HR is profoundly interested in the intelligence capability of the candidate?

 

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Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on June 28, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments

Least Favorite Interview Questions

There was a question posted in the LinkedIn Q&A Staffing and Recruiting section that I’ve been wanting to comment on.  The question is:  What is your least favorite interview question to ask or answer?  The question gathered 54 answers, from both recruiters and job seekers.  I’m fascinated by the answers.  I find that both sides, recruiters and job seekers, are…

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Added by Mark Bregman on June 28, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments

CK Science Launch Science Jobs app for iPhone!

CK Science is always looking for new and innovative ways to make the job hunting experience as easy and as enjoyable as possible for our candidates. We would therefore like to introduce to our new free Science Jobs iPhone app.



The Science Jobs app for iPhone will help take the hassle out of searching for your next job in science. By simply downloading the app you can…

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Added by CatherineGutsell on June 28, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

VIRTUAL RECRUITERS NEEDED!!!

 

GOAL Recruiting Group (www.goalrecruiting.com)

is an energetic company dedicated to delivering recruitment and training

solutions for both companies and business professionals throughout the country.

 

Our business has grown and we need a couple of Virtual Recruiters ASAP to help with

our load.

 

We support DIRECT HIRE (“Permanent Placement”) and long term…

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Added by Portia Thompson on June 28, 2011 at 1:09am — No Comments

A roast without the trimmings isn't a proper roast...

 

When I first stepped (or more accurately fell) into recruitment 10 years ago, the agency that employed me said they were impressed with my sales background and that is why they hired me. I thought that was odd because recruitment is all about interviewing, matching candidates to clients and helping people find a job...isn't it?

 

 I went on their induction course and it was full of people similar to me with no recruitment experience that had worked in telesales or had…

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Added by Luke Collard on June 27, 2011 at 11:07pm — No Comments

A Formal Hello & Thank You

Hello RBC –

I wanted to just take a quick moment to offer a hello to everyone. It has been quite hectic since last week as you can all imagine, but I really wanted to express my sincere appreciation for all the kind words and feedback both Noel and I received. It means a great deal to us and illustrates the true value of the RBC, which is the community.

 

I wanted to also take a moment to thank Jason. His time and insights since the beginning of this process have been…

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Added by Tim Spagnola on June 27, 2011 at 1:10pm — 3 Comments

Grandma's Chicken Soup #23: Competition for LinkedIn?

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It is more obvious than ever that recruiting teams have to diversify their…

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Added by Scott Ryan on June 27, 2011 at 12:45pm — 2 Comments

Two killer questions great recruiters ask every time



If you have plans to be a great recruiter, please, remember this and never forget it.

Filling a job does not start with finding good candidates for a particular job order. It starts with the quality with which you take the job order in the first place. It does not matter if you take the brief face to face (and you should, if at all possible), or over the phone. Filling the order starts with how well you qualify that order.

You have to make sure, at the very…

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Added by Greg Savage on June 27, 2011 at 7:00am — 16 Comments

Its Cheesy - But it home for me today!

Are you motivated to achieve what you really want in life? And how hard do you push yourself to get things done?



Wanting to do something and motivating yourself to actually do it are two different things. So, what's the difference between those who never reach their goals, year after year, and those who achieve one goal after another? Often, it's their… Continue

Added by Vasti van Rooyen on June 27, 2011 at 3:26am — 3 Comments

"For what it's worth"

 

Initial thoughts from a Corporate Recruiter on Monster’s new product announcement:

 

“There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear”

My Tweet stream was inundated on Saturday evening by an onslaught of messages heralding the new job seeker application developed by Monster on the Facebook platform, “BeKnown”. Because I follow several Monster Marketing folks, this wasn’t much of a surprise. The surprise was the “canned” messages being…

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Added by Frank Zupan on June 26, 2011 at 11:53am — 11 Comments

#BeKnown: #Monster Creates Potential Competition to #LinkedIn

 

BeKnown is good news! There are lots of posts out there with facts and screen shots, so I skip that.



Here some initial thoughts.



1) It’s fantastic to see potential competition to LinkedIn; Moster has been one of the few big players capable of that. LinkedIn’s quality has been hurt by not having…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on June 26, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

How to impress at your next job interview

One of the MOST stressful parts of looking for a new job is the interview!

 

If you have been successful in getting shortlisted to the interview stage, you need to take just as much care (if not more!) of how you handle the interview. The interview is not just about the actual appointment itself - your performance at the interview is what can make or break you!
The interview is your opportunity to shine! It is your chance to showcase your skills, abilities and your…
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Added by Stephanie Bressan on June 24, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

We’re Attending the SHRM Conference — Will You Be There?

The Society for Human Resource Management’s 63rd Annual Conference and Exhibition is being held from June 26-29, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. eEmpACT is very proud to be participating in this event, as we agree with SHRM that the next two years will be a turning point in the HR profession and a vital time for the recovery of our nation.

SHRM says that this year’s conference will feature the largest number of practitioners, strategic…

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Added by Tim Giehll on June 24, 2011 at 2:48pm — No Comments

… More about Difficult People

In our newsletter last month, we published “Poison Control” – an article on how to deal with toxic individuals in the workplace (e-mail me for a copy).  This week, Peter Cappelli published an article called Managing the Difficult Employee, in which he points out that there are a lot of…

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Added by Mark Bregman on June 24, 2011 at 1:25pm — No Comments

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