June 2011 Blog Posts (220)

Healthcare – One of the Healthiest Job Markets in the Country

Healthcare jobs are hot, and the call for qualified candidates shows no signs of slowing. Salaries are also on the rise for many of the most in-demand positions in the industry, according to the “2011 Compensation Data Healthcare” survey results from Compdata Surveys.

If you’re a healthcare recruiter in the United States, this is good news for you, also. With the need for healthcare positions to be filled, demand is predicted to be strong for the foreseeable future. With salaries in…

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Added by Tim Giehll on June 24, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Compel IT candidates to accept your offer by making a personal connection

Here’s a news flash – finding top IT talent is becoming increasingly difficult as budgets loosen up and employers are desperate to fill positions requiring high demand skills.  The problem seems to be that there are more jobs (believe it or not) than qualified candidates (who are actively looking for a career change).

Finding top talent can be a bit challenging in today’s market, but that’s what IT recruitment agencies like…

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Added by Jon Prete on June 24, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Space: The Final Frontier...of Your Resume

You’ve carefully outlined your responsibilities as obviously as possible in a clean, easy on the eyes format. You’ve spent hours carefully quantifying the results of your years of hard work on a position-by-position basis, highlighting one carefully worded, attention-getting achievement after another. Every single letter on your resume is perfectly in place; it is a marvel of precision phraseology worthy of a Pulitzer (or a Polk, if you’re Bill O’Reilly).



And it’s a quarter page or… Continue

Added by Dan Ogden on June 24, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Can Lara Croft or Gordon Freeman get you more hires?

The launch last week with much fanfare in the USA (and a lot less elsewhere) of the new Marriott game on Facebook raises an interesting question, perhaps not quite the characters in the title, but can online games get you more hires? Does it inspire new candidates who would not have previously have thought of a career in your sector, does it help self select out those that are thinking of your company or sector or is…

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Added by Robert Zajko on June 24, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Want To Prove You Are a Professional? Start With Your E-mail Address

You look up one day and realize that you have been thrown back into the job market.  Suit (and tie) ready?  Check.  Updated resume available electronically and printed on nice sturdy 100% cotton paper where you can actually see the fibers?  Check.

So you’re prepared.  However, have you checked the professionalism of your e-mail address? 

Maybe the e-mail address is a small priority to some in the grand scheme of things since there are so many other concerns when prepping…

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Added by Martay Smith on June 24, 2011 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

New York City Hiring Demand Gains 46%; Web Developers in Short Supply

New York City area employers and staffing agencies posted more than 80,200 new online job ads jobs in May, up 23% over May 2010. Demand has now rebounded from the drop in April and has gained 46% since the beginning of this year.

 

Hiring Demand for NYC Metro Area — 4 Years:

Hiring Demand for NYC Metro Area — 4 Years

Source:…

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Added by Carolyn Menz on June 24, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

Bullhorn Reach – The Future of Social Recruiting

 

 

“Social Recruiting – Social recruiting is when companies and recruiters use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and and other social media sites to source and recruit candidates for employment.”

You can always count on About.com for the most simplistic definition for everything in life. Thanks to CEO Stewie Griffin and CFO Elmo, we now know the true essence of this…

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Added by Mark A. Leon on June 24, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

If You Build It - They Will Come

I loved "Field of Dreams" a movie that spanned so many different interesting topics and life parallels that even to this day I watch to put myself in a reflective mood.  I have been thinking about the ever-changing, and ever-evolving staffing landscape - like a field of dreams - where individuals find their work, eager companies snatch up amazing talent, and vehicles of change drive life's deals and closes - not to mention an ever changing web and technology landscape.  When my career began…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 24, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Coughlin’s Laws and Recruiting

Ok, bunch of you guys are wondering what the hell I’m talking about...so, quick history lesson. In 1988, Tom Cruise starred in “Cocktail” the story of a “talented NY bartender”. Well, I’m not sure I agree with that but this movie is the essence of 1980’s bad cinema....and I LOVE it! One of the main antagonists is Doug Coughlin who’s basically a drunk jerk.



That being said, he has the "laws" that he lives by and is generally obnoxious about them. Pretty much throughout the movie… Continue

Added by jeffreytmoore on June 23, 2011 at 9:55pm — 4 Comments

Taking the Stress Out of the Salary Discussion

It is interesting how much stress there can be over the salary discussion in the interview process.  If you ask me, it is the one question that should be easy to answer because it is factual.  The recruiter should ask, “How much do you make?”  And the candidate can answer with a number.  Easy, right?

When we are socializing or networking we don’t talk about money.  We are very comfortable asking someone what they do for a living, but we would never say, “Wow, that sounds interesting. …

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Added by Cathy McCullough on June 23, 2011 at 8:28pm — 7 Comments

THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT! How to get a job in a tough market

With the market as tough as it is, I often receive calls from students or young people in property asking how they can get their first job, or transition into a new area where they might not have experience.  I give the same advice over and over again, but not many seem to take it. Applying to jobs on seek is not going to get you a role when you have no experience. In this market, you need to be prepared to do work experience (often for free) and the only way to secure these positions is…

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Added by Ineke Read on June 23, 2011 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Advice: When and How...

There has been some discussion going around recently through LinkedIn, and some other sites about the etiquette of “advice”: namely, when should you give it and when should you charge for it; when you should offer it freely and when you should just say ‘no’ and politely remove yourself from the situation.



I’ve had some time to think this through, and I think a sound strategy is to know the difference between an opinion wanted, and an opinion/request for guidance or assistance. You… Continue

Added by Daniel J Smith on June 23, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Four More Ways to Screw Up Your Executive Recruitment Experience



Cross-posted from The Green Suits:

Yesterday, Business Insider published a sobering article--Headhunters Reveal 11 Ways To Ruin Your Chances Of Getting A Job. It illustrates some of the ways that…

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Added by Dan Smolen on June 23, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Wild and Crazy Resumes

Most recruiters are still trying to get candidates to switch to bullet points instead of paragraphs, and use one font consistently. 

One sector that has gone way beyond bullet points is the media business.  Just for the fun of it, take a look at this article 7 Ingenious Resumes That Will Make…

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Added by Mark Bregman on June 23, 2011 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

How much is a Facebook Page “Like” worth?

Like most Recruitment Agencies that are involved in Social Media, I run various Facebook Fan Pages.
Once the idea for the Page was created I set it out and included all the details about the business, location, opening hours etc
I linked my Twitter feeds into the Page, added a cool “Welcome” tab (see my previous post on Welcome…
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Added by Richard Johnson on June 23, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments

What do recruiters look for in your resume?

You have less than half a minute to catch the attention of recruiter going through your resume. I am not exaggerating, that’s how busy the recruiters are and that’s what they (think) can afford on scanning through each of those dozens of resumes on a typical day.

And if you fail to get them interested in you through your resume you just end up missing many good career opportunities.  It does not matter how capable, committed and accomplished professional you are.. what matters is how…

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Added by Kiran Gali on June 23, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

I can see clearly now the rain is gone

 

 

Too often companies decide to “save” $$$$ by cutting back or eliminating fees to agency recruiters. And, why shouldn’t they?

With the advancement of technology and Social Media sites like FaceBook, Linkedin, Monster, Careerbuilder, Myspace, Ping.fm, Flickr, Yahoo Profile, Google Buzz, Delicious, Yammer, Ning, and Twitter; coupled with the progression of Boolean search string technology, targeted email campaigns and online talent communities (Pheww!), the resources…

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Added by Jason Simmons on June 22, 2011 at 11:14pm — 3 Comments

Custom search engine to look for resumes of software engineers in Silicon Valley

CSE Challenge — Julia Tverskaya

This search engine automatically triggers search for resumes of Software Engineers in the San Francisco Bay Area. There’s no need to enter complex Boolean. Try entering keywords like C++ or Java and see the list of…

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Added by Julia Tverskaya on June 22, 2011 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Want to know who bought RecruitingBlogs.com?

As you know RecruitingBlogs.com was sold yesterday via auction. There were a lot of people trying to ultimately be the winning bid but in these sorts of things there can only really be one. However, in this particular case there are two, and they are both recruiters in the healthcare industry:

Noel Cocca and Tim…

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Added by Slouch on June 22, 2011 at 3:30pm — 29 Comments

In a tight job market, is it positive, or not..when companies make offers and give candidates short windows to respond

What does everyone think about this? 

 

You're representing an A candidate. Let's say this person is a hard to find Ruby on Rails or PHP/LAMP Software Developer who has the kind of personality that everyone likes and wants to work with. This is the candidate every company wants and needs. In a tight job market, a seasoned, sharp hiring manager understands that time is of the essence and that time is your enemy. Some companies, knowing this, will make offers and give a very…

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Added by Mark K. Goodstein on June 22, 2011 at 3:08pm — 3 Comments

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