August 2007 Blog Posts (107)


As the originator of bioblogs, a new art form for traditional resumes, I am interested in what recruiters think about them and particularly, if they don't care for them, what they suggest as an alternative to the look-alike resumes that circulate these days.

For those who haven't yet seen a bioblog, here's where to see them:

Color and b/w samples are shown on these blogs, and recruiters who are used to working with the… Continue

Added by MICHAEL HOLLEY SMITH on August 19, 2007 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

If You Recruit in India

Come join my new site, that I put together wih my friend Suresh.

We're in start up mode and hope to bring a lot of traffic to you.

Jeff Altman
The Big Game Hunter

Added by Jeff Altman on August 18, 2007 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Alexa is a toy, comments from the gallery

I have long thought of Alexa as more of a toy than a tool, but instead of focusing on my thoughts let’s see what others are saying.

Alexa needs an overhaul. It’s long since become less than useful. -…


Added by Chad Sowash on August 17, 2007 at 1:19pm — No Comments

On the irony of finding sales talent...

Quote for the Day: Friday, August 17th, 2007

Finding sales talent can be as challenging as finding new clients. You have to consider your search for good salespeople to be no different than any other marketing or sales effort. You have to find a large list of prospects, and attract one or more of them to join your firm. Of course, this state of affairs is ironic: you need to be a good salesperson in order to attract someone to help you with…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 17, 2007 at 11:00am — No Comments

Is this chick for real?

So, normally, I try to stay away from commentary on other people's opinions, because everybody's got one and if they were all the same, this world would be a very boring place. But, a couple of weeks ago I posted on Penelope Trunk's article regarding ettiquette, and voiced my own opinion that she was way off base. Well, she's at it again and honestly I am now beginning to wonder if her writing is satirical because her advice…


Added by Ragan Kellams on August 16, 2007 at 3:38pm — 7 Comments

60 seconds to a better college graduate?

?What don't they teach students in college? Apparently, a lot of things that businesses want.

When you interview graduates, do you long for technical skills or pine for interpersonal abilities? Or do you want both?

Take a minute (literally!) and share your knowledge.

Added by John Kaufeld on August 16, 2007 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

Just Hit 500 members on

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Added by Slouch on August 16, 2007 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

More gruel, I mean more VIDEO please!

After announcing the addition of VIDEO, to JobCentral Employer Pages, I was asked by several companies “Can we list more than one video?“…

But of course!



Added by Chad Sowash on August 16, 2007 at 11:38am — No Comments

On keeping confrontational jerks around, or not as the case may be...

Quote for the Day: Thursday, August 16th, 2007

"Confrontation is never easy. This is especially true with someone like a jerk, who actually thrives on confrontation. As you work though the other reasons to keep a jerk around that I’ve included on this list, keep in mind that confrontation is also an issue in the manager’s mind. What can you do? Simple: Partner with the manager to work though the other issues, and when the manager arrives at the conclusion that now…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 16, 2007 at 11:00am — No Comments

The 80% solution for those tough to fill openings

Attending my brother’s graduation from college some twenty years back has brought inspiration in what I do every day since. He was an industrial engineer and the speaker was talking about resolving problems (that’s what we do right!) and that an 80% solution today is better than a 100% solution that’s late, and being an IT recruiter many of my code delivering clients agree that putting in a system that handles most of the needs now is better than continuing to wait with no solution…


Added by bill martineau on August 16, 2007 at 9:34am — No Comments


I’ve found myself slowly slipping into a world I knew little about a few short months ago. A world where there are new and wonderful things to discover, and terrifying unknowns lurk around every corner. I’ve slipped, deeper and deeper, into Recruiterworld.

Yes, Recruiterworld.


Added by Katie Tierney on August 15, 2007 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Gerry Crispin Rants Much Better Than He Plays JJ

Gerry Crispin who is coming to Toronto soon, talks about Video Resumes and as a result, will sleep well tonight. Sweet Dreams Gerry.

Added by Slouch on August 15, 2007 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Eight Random Facts About Mr. Moustache

I was tagged by Karen Mattonen a few days ago and was holding off until I could find 8 more people to tag, but then I decided it might be more fun to let people tag themselves. If you want to be tagged, tag yourself in the comments. If no one does, then I'll add some names later, starting with John Sumser.

Here are eight things about me:

1. The moniker "Mr. Moustache" comes from none other than the Recruiting Animal. Now, I share the search term with a song by Nirvana. If… Continue

Added by Rich on August 15, 2007 at 6:51pm — 4 Comments

10 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Veteran

1. Accelerated learning curve.

Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real-world situations. This background can enhance your organization's productivity.

2. Leadership.

The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation, and inspiration. Veterans…


Added by Kenneth George Dreger on August 15, 2007 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Hilarious Job Interviews

Thanks to my colleague Allison who has this video on her MySpace page...tell me that doesn't ring a bell w/some of you!!

This guy needs some serious internet research and sourcing help!

Hilarious Job Interviews

Added by Suzy Tonini on August 15, 2007 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Hey, JD! What? No Poker? Sheeesh!

Shout-out to Jason Davis and The Fordyce Letter for sponsoring the Recruiting Roadshow starting with the upcoming bash in Atlanta. A really heartfelt "Thank you!"

If you haven't already visited, hop over to the new blog and check out what's going on starting with today's post:…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 15, 2007 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

On the language of "transparency"...

Quote for the Day: Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

"...Telling someone that a particular hedge fund is 'highly leveraged' is a lot easier than saying, 'They've borrowed a lot of money in order

to speculate and multiply their positive returns using other people's


On the other hand, the vast majority of buzzwords exist for one reason: to hide. By…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 15, 2007 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

On recruiter blogging, center stage...

Quote for the Day: Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

"Take a look around today's public market in Recruiting. The pros are quickly learning to make candidates a living breathing part of a network, allies in pursuit of a larger goal. While this is not new, it used to be a back office experience. Blogging brings the Recruiter to center stage. "

John Sumser, Humanizing

File under:…

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 14, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Recruiters ... how long is your checkout line?

What are people saying about you - your company - when they walk out of your door, post interview?

What can you do that will put your personal signature on your job?

I think Johnny hit it spot on...great service comes from the heart.

Check out Johnny's story here ... Simple Truths of…

Added by Dennis Smith on August 14, 2007 at 2:18pm — 1 Comment

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