July 2007 Blog Posts (123)

Charlie's Angels or T-Mobile Recruiting?

I was in Chicago most of this week in training. Since a lot of the team was there we managed to get a picture on the last day (thanks Carrie for bringing your camera!).



After the picture, a guy yelled at me from across the parking lot, saying -



"Hey, it looks like you're making a
Charlie's Angels…

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Added by Dennis Smith on July 27, 2007 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

On "Recruiter, re-tool thyself"...

Quote for the Day: Friday, July 27th, 2007



"The solution is that we need to re-engineer the thinking of the recruiters. In my experience many of them believe they have to always

be in control. This has had its' down side it alienates and infuriates

candidates, it drags out the recruitment process which adds costs and

it frustrates the company that is trying to fill a position. Why can't

we make positive changes to this…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on July 27, 2007 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Ning Networks

This is an interesting post on the Ning Network Creators Page. It gives some insight into what is going on over there. (RecruitingBlogs.com runs on Ning for those of you who did not know this)

Added by Slouch on July 27, 2007 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

The Career News Says "Simple"

Ever since I met a few recruiters, I've looked at some of these e-mails with suspicion. Really? How easy is it? I'd love to know how recruiters feel about e-mails like these ... here are the opening graphs:



"It's simple. To get a job, the people looking to hire someone like you have to know you exist, be aware of your skills and know how to contact you. Well, maybe not so simple. Assuming you have a resume that effectively represents your skills and abilities, then the next logical… Continue

Added by Rich on July 26, 2007 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Wanna Play?

I am about the only geek on this blog that raves about the gaming industry. But honestly, how can you ignore a 10 billion dollar industry that is expected to grow to 25 billion in the next five years. Companies are hard pressed to find people who can do the work. Plus, Game Conferences, like the GDC, are shifting a lot of their focus from new game products to careers in gaming. And,Game Conferences are growing… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on July 26, 2007 at 2:28pm — 2 Comments

YouTube, Video Resumes & P. Diddy

I’m sure you’ve heard about P. Diddy using YouTube to attract a new Personal Assistant. If you haven’t, Diddy has requested interested candidates upload their…

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Added by Chad Sowash on July 26, 2007 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Linkedin

<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/azrecruiting" ><img src="http://www.linkedin.com/img/webpromo/btn_myprofile_160x33.gif" width="160" height="33" border="0" alt="View John Mitchell (John@AzRecruiting.com)'s profile on LinkedIn"></a>

Added by John Mitchell on July 26, 2007 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

the worst job

Added by Jason Goldberg on July 26, 2007 at 12:24pm — No Comments

On educating tomorrows workforce and the poor getting poorer...

Quote for the Day: Thursday, July 26th



"Our education system is driving a massive wedge between the upper and lower classes in America, splitting the middle class between those willing to mortgage their futures to get into the right school district and those who either can’t afford, or think it is imprudent, to take that kind of risk. The fault line that is being created by a lack of corporate recruiting competence is leaving the poor completely behind. They can’t…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on July 26, 2007 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Good Recruiting and Job Domain Names Have Value

Lately, I have been keeping the domain name info off the main page here and putting it in the domain name group I set up but I figured this is too good to only share with the 13 people who are members of that group.

I just saw that Resume.com sold for $300k

Added by Slouch on July 25, 2007 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

On internet recruiting and the perspective of time...

Quote for the Day: Wednesday, July 25th, 2007



"Job candidates are being matched with client employers using the Internet.

Five percent of recruiting firms have already joined the Internet, and the number is growing by an amazing 12% per month. Right now, over 500,000 jobs are listed on the Internet...it's easy to miss critical technology changes. These days, the penalty can be a shorter life for your company."…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on July 25, 2007 at 6:30pm — No Comments

agency fee letter

does anyone have a killer agencey fee letter? the one my company uses is pretty basic and i am looking to cover all bases.

Added by Scott Sperling on July 25, 2007 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Hey recruiting bloggers



I wanted to take a minute to personally invite any and every recruiting blogger to a special webinar I am hosting this Thursday July 26, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. just for bloggers and media regarding Jobster’s new Facebook Application that we are

launching on Thursday (same day).







Jobster’s new Facebook application builds on our 6 months of working with Facebook and on the 36,000+ registered…

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Added by Jason Goldberg on July 25, 2007 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Happy Birthday Matt

One year down and hopefully many more to come. I'll tell the recruiting animal to sing you a song on his radio show today

Added by Slouch on July 25, 2007 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

How I Won SourceCon Challenge #2

So I was excited about SourceCon challenge #2, as it appears I was a close runner-up to Mike Notaro who won Challenge #1 and I was determined to find the answer to the second challenge.





9 AM PST Monday, July 16th, I was awaiting an e-mail with instructions, and nada, so at 9:05 AM I went to the website and lo and behold I was looking at a real…

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Added by Suzy Tonini on July 25, 2007 at 7:28am — 17 Comments

Recruitment Techniques!!!!!!!!!!!

There are so many problems that takes to convince a candidate for a contract position. Does anybody has some specific ideas to how to converse in these cases?

Added by Roshind on July 24, 2007 at 9:59pm — 2 Comments

Seriously?

I have been up to my neck in employee performance reviews for the past two weeks, so needless to say, I am a little behind on all the gossip. But, I just came across the hullaballoo regarding Karen M and the ERE. All I can say is: "Seriously?" I mean, how does something get to that point? Aren't we all professionals? And adults? I am just sitting here with a blank stare on my face right now. Seriously?

To read more of the bizzaro world…

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Added by Ragan Kellams on July 24, 2007 at 9:12pm — 1 Comment

Would you like to be in my next book?

Hi, I'm David Perry, the author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters. I want to include some exciting job hunting stories in my new book. If you have a story for me

I'd love to hear it. Please send it to me via dperry@perrymartel.com Want to know

more about me 1st? Try …

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Added by David Perry on July 24, 2007 at 4:30pm — No Comments

On HR and Staffing MIA or AWOL...

Quote for the Day: Tuesday, July 24, 2007



"If talent acquisition is to be the linchpin for how HR finds, develops and retains employees that drive their firm’s performance, then Staffing is truly the lead element in the war for talent and, for most, it is unequipped to do its job, poorly trained to operate as a team and poorly organized for the mission at hand."



Gerry Crispin,…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on July 24, 2007 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Beyond Recruitment

What is Recruitment:

Recruitment refers to the process of finding possible candidates for a job or function, usually undertaken by recruiters. It also…

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Added by Rushit Shah on July 24, 2007 at 2:06pm — No Comments

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