August 2010 Blog Posts (212)

The Recruited Talent Social Media Strategy

Lately there have been spirited conversations in the recruitment world pertaining to the viability of social media as the replacement solution for job boards and traditional recruitment models. Basically the internet has a very wide reach and has become socially interactive, but most recruiters disagree as to which strategy is best for recruiting top talent. To add to that debate, many from the old school of recruiting have argued that relationship building remains the key in connecting…

Added by Ken Forrester on August 31, 2010 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Why do we have a bad rep?

Why do we have a bad rep?

It always makes me happier when I am at networking group or out for the night if there is an estate agent present, (apologies to any estate agents reading) however their…


Added by jane blackmore on August 31, 2010 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Talent is King

By Rob Segall

Talent is the lifeblood of innovation. A company that truly believes talent makes the difference will thrive even in the harshest of

economies. Ask Cisco. Ask HP. Better yet, ask Apple.

When the dotcom bubble burst at the end of 2000, Apple took advantage of the rarest of opportunities and went on a hiring spree. While

companies were folding, downsizing, and freezing hiring tickets, Apple…


Added by Rob Segall on August 31, 2010 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Heavy Weight fight, LinkedIn Profile versus Resume!!

Heavy Weight fight, LinkedIn Profile versus Resume!!

Over the last few months, I have dealt with a few candidates who,…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 31, 2010 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Monster Acquires HotJobs

Monster officially acquired HotJobs from Yahoo last week, paying $225 million for the third largest U.S. job board, and setting in motion what may be a new chapter in the race for market share with Careerbuilder.…


Added by Perrin Peacock on August 31, 2010 at 2:28pm — No Comments

The art of interviewing and candidate briefing

The art of interviewing and candidate briefing

When you have worked in recruitment for far too long it becomes…


Added by jane blackmore on August 31, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

"What is your Desired Salary?"

Okay, so I am new to this group, and thought I would introduce myself by posing a question. Actually it is two questions, in the form of a survey on my LinkedIn profile:…


Added by Shawn Olsen on August 31, 2010 at 12:35pm — 4 Comments

Why do unqualified applicants demand explained answers?

While most candidates are very appreciative to receiving feedback to jobs they apply to, it seems there is always an exception. I have a recent HR position where I was contacted on LinkedIn of why they were rejected for a job they applied to. The applicant wondered my they were 'summarily rejected' and wanted to know if there were other requirements not posted. While I wanted to respond and give a good further reason to help with branding and being responsive to applicants, the tone in the…


Added by Bob Petersen on August 31, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Unemployment & unfilled job openings

I recently read a post by Henry Blodget ( where he discusses the scariest jobs chart ever, we…


Added by Michael Drake on August 31, 2010 at 11:33am — 1 Comment

Don't Look at Me in That Tone!

Are you looking for the right things to say during the interview, the perfect ways to communicate a new project to your boss, or simply trying to stay out of the dog house with your significant other? It all comes down to what you’re not saying, which most times speaks much louder than your actual words.

It’s called… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on August 31, 2010 at 9:20am — No Comments

Nothing is easy

I have been up for hrs thinking about where to find my next candidate. It did not take long but the most important tool I have is the phone. I hear recruiters ask all the time what is the best tool for this.

That is what they are tools.. But nothing beats the power of talking live to a candidate. You can hear their voice, you can hear if they are focused or do they have 5 dogs in the back barking out of control.

So pick up the phone and call call…


Added by C. B. Stalling!! on August 31, 2010 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

Benefits Of Video Resume Over Traditional Resumes

Everybody have their dream job and a dream to establish their career. It may sound easy but is not, an individual has to go through a long difficult process to reach their destination. Firstly when you apply for any job, a perfect resume has to be created. Nowadays paper resumes have been taken over by video resume. A video resume is a way for job seekers to showcase their abilities beyond the capabilities of a traditional paper resume. The video resume allows prospective…


Added by Lee Fossey on August 31, 2010 at 7:11am — 4 Comments

Suit Required. How Dress Codes May Affect the Quantity or Quality of Interested Candidates.

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. A fantastic rule of thumb for up and comers in Corporate America 10, 20, even 50 years ago. However, a new generation of office professionals have been unleashed into the workforce general population. With an ideal job spanning the likes of “video game tester”, “dotcom billionaire”, or “Facebook inventor”, dressing for the job you want no longer includes a suit and tie, or even slacks for that matter.

I had a candidate for an…


Added by Michael Brandt on August 31, 2010 at 1:29am — No Comments

LinkedIn Profile Photo? 5 Things NOT To Do

If you’re reading this article, the chances are you will already be on LinkedIn. Today’s tip sheet post is about a key part of the profile that all us have spent either too much or too little time thinking about – the Profile Picture. This post is about why you need to have one, and 5 basic rules on what not to do once you’ve decided to put it up. Let’s get started.

You need a profile…


Added by Hung Lee on August 31, 2010 at 12:30am — 34 Comments

The honest recruiter

I had a baby recently; with that in mind I may have gained a few extra pounds which has taken me out of my normal clothing size into one I would rather not divulge at this time.

Recently I saw a top online and tried to order it via the phone, the very kind and brutally honest saleswoman explained that it does not come in such a large size and she couldn’t help me (serves me right for trying to buy designer when I should stick with the high street). Although the message was delivered… Continue

Added by jane blackmore on August 30, 2010 at 6:16pm — 12 Comments

Resume Book Release Dates for September 2010

Did you know that some of class…

Added by Ryan Pratt on August 30, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

When the student is ready, the teacher will arrive...(Zen Proverb)

I have heard this saying a few times now, and most recently in a health book I have been reading. What's the difference? It finally hit home. We are all in a constant dance between being the student and teacher depending on the relationships we hold.…


Added by Lisa Switzer on August 30, 2010 at 1:07pm — No Comments

The Talent Network and Employer Brand of USA Basketball

Originally posted on the SmashFly Intern Blog.

The World Basketball Championships take place in Turkey from August 28 to September 12. The tournament is considered to be the most prestigious international basketball competition in the world, rivaling the Olympics. The American men’s national team is participating in this tournament and… Continue

Added by Sean McManus on August 30, 2010 at 11:35am — No Comments

Do you know about


As a seasoned Recruiter I have been extremely frustrated with how to practically apply the use of “Social Media” to my full desk environment. The more times I posted positions to my LinkedIn signature, groups, et cetera the more silence I seem to have been creating. As my frustration reached a…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on August 30, 2010 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

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