July 2008 Blog Posts (332)

The Future of Recruitingblogs.com

Recruitingblogs - Recruiting Animal Show

Back in September 2007, before Dave Mendoza brought in thousands of new people, JD Jason Davis (Slouch) sat down for a long and witty conversation about Recruitingblogs.com.Here it is condensed to 8 minutes in length.…


Added by Recruiting Animal on July 21, 2008 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

What Would Happen if Job Boards Became Obsolete?

For RSS and e-mail subscribers it should come as no surprise I am not a big fan of most job boards - that is - the way that they are typically used by most organizations and candidates. For new readers, welcome, and here are a couple of posts to set the stage:

* Seriously, this is the candidate experience in a web 2.0 world?

*… Continue

Added by Jason Buss on July 21, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Don't miss Shally TODAY (Tues, July 22) on SourcersGuild!

Shally will be giving a FREE Internet Sourcing Classroom Chat on the SourcersGuild network on Tuesday, July 22 at noon EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

Shally is one of the foremost trainers in this space and you don't want to miss the pearls of wisdom he'll be imparting tomorrow!

You'll be able to ask him your burning questions in the Classroom Chat and he'll answer you. For those of you who haven't met Shally before, he has a sense of… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 21, 2008 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

UK Job Climate Worsens, But All Is Not Lost

The health of the online recruitment market in the UK seems to have taken a noticeable dip in the last couple of months; at least that’s our conclusion after some analysis of the data driving the born index.

The index, which tracks over 70 leading job boards in the UK and measures the job advertising volumes on the sites, experienced a notable decline last month. June’s index figure was down 3 points on [more...]

Added by Julian Stopps on July 21, 2008 at 4:34am — No Comments

Meet Dennis Smith, Blogger for Talent, Talk Show Host of the Recruitosphere


Linkedin Profile:

Blog: WirelessJobs.com

This article is a long time coming, I get to write about a personal hero of mine and one of my closest friends in the industry, and absolutely one of the influences which led me to the world of blogging. He will deny the role of influencer in modesty - but it is all too true and I am here… Continue

Added by Dave Mendoza on July 21, 2008 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

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Added by Delto.lee on July 20, 2008 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Seeking Branch Manager for one of famous Banking Firm

Position: Branch Manager

Location: Beijing

Duration: Long term

Start: ASAP

Rate: Open (all inclusive)


 Executing Branch Banking strategies to achieve overall target in sales and services;

 Ensuring the delivery of highest level of service to customers to achieve greater customer satisfaction;

 Growing customer base and build bank and customer relationship;

 Achieving a high level work efficiency at… Continue

Added by Delto.lee on July 20, 2008 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Family 'GAME' night going High-Tech!

Family game night going high-tech

Nick Lewis, Calgary Herald

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

More and more Canadian parents say that video gaming is increasingly becoming a family activity in their households, according to a new study by Ipsos-Reid commissioned by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada.

Released Monday, the survey revealed that Canadian parents, who themselves would have been raised around video games, are finding ways of… Continue

Added by Lisa Zee on July 20, 2008 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Why Can’t the Recruiting & Staffing Industry Operate More Like the Real Estate Industry?

In the real estate industry both buyer and seller can have a representative. A listing agent represents the seller after securing an exclusive right to market a property. A buyer's agent works to find the right property that meets their client’s requirements. A listing agent will almost always post their listing with a multiple listing service (MLS) to achieve the maximum exposure for the listed property. A buyer's agent knows to go to a MLS to see what properties are available that meet the… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

Big Mistakes You Could Be Making At Work

What you consider to be innocent small talk, bonding with co-workers, or just doing your job, may be doing more damage than you think.

Work Mistake #1: Talking Politics

If you are talking politics at work and a co-worker bashes your candidate preference, how do you feel? I would assume a little upset. You may also feel that they are uninformed or ignorant. Now, imagine how that co-worker feels if you do the same to them? Eeek! Not everyone is the same, some people just… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

Most Common Phone Interview Questions

The Phone interview plays a crucial role in a candidate’s pre-hire process. This means that the employer has reviewed the candidate’s resume and or application and they are showing some interest which is a positive step forward, although the candidate is still far away from being hired! The phone interview in many cases may be a make-it or break-it for many candidates as this is mainly a way for the employer to verify if the “you” the candidate are both a cultural and technical fit for their… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 10:49am — 1 Comment

What makes someone reluctant to try something new to solve a problem that they know they have?

What makes someone reluctant to try something new to solve a problem that they know they have?

Perceived Risk: There are two primary factors that influence perceived risk, those are amount at stake and certainty. If certainty is higher than... see more amount at stake, perceived risk is low. If amount at stake is higher than certainty, perceived risk is high. There are six types of possible perceived risks, those are physical risk, functional risk, psychological risk, social risk,… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

Phone Interview v. Live Interview

While there is a purpose for a phone interview and a purpose for a live interview, which one is more beneficial?

The phone interview is often used as a way to screen potential candidates while a live interview is used to further understand potential candidates. But what if the screening process was flawed? That’s right, flawed. While some beneficial information is gathered during a phone interview, even more beneficial information is left out. This could result in you selecting a bad… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Job Interview: Decoding The Handshake

A handshake, whether at a job interview or business meeting, can have several meanings. Not only is it important to focus on how someone is shaking your hand, but on how you shake their hand as well! Handshake meanings vary from country to country so keep in mind, the following apply only to the U.S.:

Job Interview Handshake #1: Palm Up

If you go to shake someone’s hand and you intentionally face your palm up, it can indicate humility. If you go to shake someone’s hand and… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Business Lunch Etiquette

Business lunch etiquette is undoubtedly one of the most talked about topics in business. Business lunches are becoming more popular than office meetings, and much tastier, but they require a lot more effort! Before arriving to your next business lunch, be sure to go over these tips:

Business Lunch Etiquette Tip #1: Arrive Early

You always want to arrive about fifteen minutes early to a business lunch. You don’t want to be “That Guy.”

Business Lunch Etiquette Tip… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

How Social Network Sites Can Help Your Career

With thousands of social network sites available, why aren’t you using them to help your career? Now, there are many categories of social network sites and not all of them are appropriate to use, but the ones that are appropriate you should take advantage of. Here’s how social network sites can help your career:

Social Network & Your Career Fact #1: Expand Your Network

The beauty of a “Friend Request” is when you hit the “Send” or “Accept” button, you have just made a… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Cost of Recruitment

The growth of the e-recruitment industry has been fuelled by the adoption of technology and internet penetration. Organizations have cut costs by almost 80% over traditional recruitment modes by moving over to the online recruitment process. Recruiting online is ideally more focused, fast paced, effective, and gives higher ROI on administrative expenses.

The costs associated with manual recruitment can become quite excessive, partly because of the candidates that are produced. One… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 19, 2008 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

Body Language During An Interview

As we all know, actions speak louder than words. While you may be saying one thing, your body may be saying the complete opposite. So the next time you interview a potential candidate, focus not only on what they are saying, but what they are doing while they are saying it.

Eye Contact: Eye contact helps to regulate the flow of communication, increases credibility, and conveys interest.

Swinging or Rocking Leg, or Tapping Fingers: Shows the candidate is bored and… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 19, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Illegal Job Interview Questions and How to Handle Them

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

Guest post from Communicating Your Way to Success

Interviewers and interviewees alike are often unaware that certain questions asked during a job interview are considered illegal questions. Now by "illegal", it doesn't mean that someone will get arrested for asking such a question, but it does mean that the interviewee is not required to…


Added by Paul DeBettignies on July 19, 2008 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Tax Professionals - an enigma

What's up in finance today my friends? Why can't a Recruiter find a good Tax Professional? Are they buried in numbers and afraid to come out? Do they find social networking boring? Could it kill them to post an occassional resume out there?

Maybe its just that no one wants to move to Florida, we have fun here, really... I am throwing out the white flag. I'll clean them up, make sure their ear hairs are shaved and eye brow hairs get trimmed.

Have a lovely month my… Continue

Added by Christine Hampton on July 19, 2008 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

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