August 2010 Blog Posts (213)

Are Job Portals Dying a Slow Death?

Social Media has changed everything for the better. People are spending more time on facebook, orkut, Linked In, Twitter and other Social Sites.

People are building their social and professional networks to stay connected, communicate, share and much more. Everyone is more approachable now than before.

Now, It is easy to reach out to…


Added by Rajan Chandi on August 23, 2010 at 10:17am — No Comments

Is your Social Network an Asset or Liability?

We have been connecting with our friends, family and professionals on a multiple social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Orkut etc. It has been…


Added by Rajan Chandi on August 23, 2010 at 10:15am — No Comments

Monster Vs Indeed - Detailed Traffic Analysis

Indeed is a Job Agregator and collects jobs form a ton of web-sites.
It has slowly over-taken Monster in Traffic.
This has happened recently - in last 2-3 months as the traffic shows it.
Expanding Reach of Indeed…

Added by Rajan Chandi on August 23, 2010 at 10:14am — No Comments

Pros and Cons of Linked In as a Recruitment Tool!

Linked In has changed the way we do business around the globe. Now, we make more informed decisions and connect with professionals around the globe in an online but more personable

environement without even needing to meet in person. All the

information about a person is on our finger tips and we are able to

drive better busienss decisions and recruit top talent as well. Lets do

a deeper analysis and find out the Pros and Cons of…


Added by Rajan Chandi on August 23, 2010 at 10:12am — No Comments

Is JobVite really Social? - May be 18.61%

It has turned out that most excutives have been concerned with measuring ROI from Social Media.

While it is hard to measure the exact ROI but ignoring it will not get us great results.

At Hireplug, We have been working 'Social Recruiting' space from a results standpoint and not just as a fun and social activity.

JobVite is 15.5 million USD funded silicon valley company with 5+ years in…


Added by Rajan Chandi on August 23, 2010 at 10:10am — No Comments

“Dont Dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want to have”

Dress for Success

Does what you wear to an interview really make a difference in the hiring process? The answer is yes – the way you dress always matters

Don’t allow your appearance to damage your chances of being hired for a job. As the old phrase…


Added by Gavin Redelman on August 23, 2010 at 7:47am — No Comments

Job Interview Killers

When it comes to your job interview, you want to leave it with nothing but positive energy. You want to leave the interviewer thinking that you will most certainly be a positive addition to his or her company. The last thing you want to do is to kill your chances with a simple mistake or two. While there are a number of ways to prepare for a successful interview, there are also a number of ways to quickly end your chances of getting hired. Below are some simple things to avoid during an… Continue

Added by Gavin Redelman on August 23, 2010 at 7:43am — No Comments

Five Ways to Boost Your Career at a Trade Show

Woe for those who rely on job boards and advertisements to advance their careers. The cold truth is that most job vacancies are filled by word-of-mouth referrals and established relationships.

If you are ready to cultivate job opportunities rather than idly wait for them, take a look at trade shows. You will have to be on your game in this high-energy arena. Whether you’re actively looking for change or just flirting with the idea, these tips will help you attract the attention and earn…


Added by Roy Notowitz on August 22, 2010 at 10:56pm — No Comments

We Are All in This Together – So Act Like it!

Not so long ago, our newly elected Prime Minister had no hesitancy in letting us know that things could not continue the way they had done for the last few years. Whatever your political views, in terms of a

common sense approach, everyone will have agreed with the statement “We are all

in this together”...................

After two years of high petrol prices, big brands on the high street…


Added by Mike Waterton on August 22, 2010 at 6:59am — No Comments

Post for Free Job Boards

With job boards like Monster and Careerbuilder charging upwards of $500 per job

post, recruiters may be reluctant to shell out that kind of cash without guaranteed

results. That's why many free job boards and job search aggregators have sprung

up offering an alternative avenue for recruiters and job seekers.

What a lot of recruiters don't know is that job search websites like Indeed,

Simplyhired or Juju can get just as many visitors as the top job boards. Jobs… Continue

Added by Patrick Schroeder on August 21, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Mobile Recruiting: A New World of Opportunity Awaits

The mobile and social Web spaces interest me to no end. I can sit in front of a computer for hours reading about new innovative…


Added by David Michael Hennessy on August 20, 2010 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Do You Read Cover Letters? - And Other Questions For Recruiters

Originally posted on the SmashFly Intern Blog.

In this article I’m taking a different approach by looking at recruiting from a candidates point of view. In past posts I’ve written articles from a recruitment marketing perspective on topics such as candidate…

Added by Sean McManus on August 20, 2010 at 3:22pm — 6 Comments

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 8/14/10 – 8/20/10

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 20, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Hands On Recruiting and what does 'Rolling up your sleeves' mean - Get out there and meet people.....

Recently, I have been looking at where I gain the most value during my time recruiting. Is it behind a phone and computer making calls to 'potential candidates' and headhunting them out of their organizations or is there some different way of doing the same thing. As recruiters, we all have limited amount of time, too many job orders to fill and not enough qualified candidates. We always battle with our clients on arranging interview times as they seem to always conflict with vacation times and… Continue

Added by Brian Pho on August 20, 2010 at 9:03am — 4 Comments

If you had it to do all over again, what would your recruiting look like?

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.

At some point, everyone has asked themselves the question: if I had it to do all over again, would I change anything? They look…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 19, 2010 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Not all recruiters are created equal

Working with a recruiter is a great way to get your foot in the door with reputable companies both large and small. Often, recruiters will have relationships with hiring managers that could be very beneficial to you. They know what the hiring manager likes/dislikes and what their personality is. A recruiter’s advice can be very beneficial when tailoring your resume, submitting your application, preparing for an interview and through the offer process. Many are very experienced…


Added by Christy Spilka on August 19, 2010 at 12:44pm — 1 Comment

New York Giants Exclusive: The Recruiting Process in the NFL

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I have been a diehard football fan all my life! I love the game and look forward to the start of the football season every year. I especially love watching the NY Giants games, since they come to my hometown every August for… Continue

Added by Chernee Vitello on August 19, 2010 at 12:36pm — No Comments

A rose is a rose is a lovely flower that smells good

We have nice offices with lots of tasteful plastic plants strategically located throughout. Each year, one of our summer students is responsible for taking them all outside and

hosing them off. One year, a

particularly enterprising fellow asked, after finishing the job, if he could

put “Plant Manager” on his resume. It

got chuckles all around until I figured out that he wasn’t really joking.…


Added by Laura Machan on August 19, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments

Need Help!!

I have a good client and friend that had to close is newly opened outpatient clinic in Bullhead City, AZ. His PT had to leave suddenly and without a licensed Physical Therapist they had to close their clinic.…


Added by Robert S Yeager on August 19, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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