July 2007 Blog Posts (122)

Monster Stumbles. Is CareerBuilder Next?

Monster announced yesterday that it is laying off 15% of its workforce,

or roughly 800 people. The announcement followed the release of their

quarterly financials - Q2 earnings dropped 28% even though revenue was

up 20%. Looks like costs have gotten somewhat out of control. And no

wonder, considering the fact that Monster’s ability to keep visitors

coming to its site has become increasingly difficult and increasingly

costly. Perhaps they’ve gone too far in the… Continue

Added by TobyDayton on July 31, 2007 at 6:24pm — No Comments

8 things you oughta know about me...

so jeremy tagged me for this, the whole eight things you don't know bit, seems interesting since a lot of folks here may not know these assorted items...oh, but do pardon my salty language...but since all of you know how vulgar i am i suppose none of this will come as a surprise...

...and btw, not sure which eight to tag, so instead of gonna say same other 7 as jeremy's post (good list!) and perhaps add shally to that roster (was he on it?)

1) as a young child i… Continue

Added by daveinboston on July 31, 2007 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

The Opposite of Etiquette

Today on Yahoo's homepage there is a link to an article by the Brazen Careerist, Penelope Trunk. For the most part, I can see her point of view on most subjects, however this article is just plain bizzaro world. I am a Gen X'er. I am 30 years old. I am the new regime. Her tips on the "new workplace etiquette" are going to get people fired.

For example, she recommends:…


Added by Ragan Kellams on July 31, 2007 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Eight Things You Might Not Have Wanted To Know About Me

Oh Dear...I'm usually not one to follow up on these things, but my internet research colleague Amybeth Hale deemed me a good candidate for this, so here goes:


1. Post these rules before you give you the facts.

2. List 8 random facts about yourself.

3. At the end of your post, choose (tag) 8 people and list their names (linking to them)

4. Leave them a comment…


Added by Suzy Tonini on July 31, 2007 at 11:23am — 4 Comments

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

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