August 2010 Blog Posts (213)

Learning Lessons the Hard way or Hard Lessons to Learn – same words different perspective! - Day 3

As you probably know by now I am looking for a job. In fact my job at the moment is to find job.…



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Added by Gary Franklin on August 9, 2010 at 1:55am — No Comments

Why Interviewing Should be More Like A Dating Service

As we consider the reality of surpassing 400 million Americans by 2030, a global recession that continues to linger and a dramatic change in social lifestyle, the schematics of dating have taken on a new framework. Competition is higher and the quality of candidates has shrunken to some questionable lows. Mobile communication and Web 2.0 have reduced the percentage of time spend in actual intimate face to face settings and more and more of us are becoming desensitized to human… Continue

Added by Mark A. Leon on August 9, 2010 at 12:04am — 2 Comments

Think Before You Tweet

It had to happen one day.



It’s probably happened before and I’m sure this sorry story will be repeated many times in different forms until recruiters finally understand the power of social media, and it’s use for informing and engaging not just name gathering.



This week it happened to a recruiter I know…



The Scene:



Candidate has an interview for an interim role with Company XXX. The interview goes well, and candidate is asked if they have any… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on August 8, 2010 at 5:25pm — 4 Comments

Hunted to Hunter – tales of a hirer who needs hiring - Day 1

Today I find myself in a place that I had hoped never to return to, at least not just yet. I now have to apply myself to the recruiting merry-go-round as an applicant. It will be interesting to note if I will see in myself some of the behaviours seen from the other side of the fence. More importantly it will be very interesting to see how…

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Added by Gary Franklin on August 8, 2010 at 2:44pm — 5 Comments

Fishing in the Net and Slapped by a Wet Fish? - Day 2

I have here’s how and why…



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Added by Gary Franklin on August 8, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

It's a question; just ask it!

"Hey, quick question."



I've found that this phrase has become the preface for the majority of questions at work. If you can't answer the question…

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Added by Laurie Bell on August 6, 2010 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Most of all, social media is for grown-up recruiters

It’s easy to think social media is a trivial diversion, ideal for 20-something’s with an addiction to technology and too much time on their hands.



But I don’t think so. In fact, properly used, it is a highly sophisticated business development and relationship management tool, which has the ability to increase recruiter productivity exponentially.



Twelve months ago I wrote my first blog for ‘The Savage Truth’. At about the same time I… Continue

Added by Greg Savage on August 6, 2010 at 4:29pm — 1 Comment

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 7.31.10 - 8.6.10

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…

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Added by Chris Brablc on August 6, 2010 at 10:29am — No Comments

How to become an excellent Recruiter....Generalist or Segment specialist...

Many people think that one can recruit in any industry. Become a generalist and recruit in accounting, finance, engineering and manufacturing - it doesn't matter which industry. They think that if their recruiting skills are good enough, industry should not matter. Just get the competitors names and start sourcing people from phone directories, switchboards and operators and we're golden! Is this really true? I guess there are some aspects to truth in this approach to headhunting but the… Continue

Added by Brian Pho on August 6, 2010 at 8:58am — No Comments

How Does Mycareeri Help Both Employer And Employee Alike

Everybody have their dream job, a dream to establish their career In many ways, job hunting has been totally revolutionized, as online classifieds, video resumes, and the so-called live jobs search help both employers and potential employees find the information they need quickly and easily. Why you apply for job your first step is to prepare a resume. With more and more…

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Added by Lee Fossey on August 6, 2010 at 3:08am — No Comments

Three Words That Will Kill Your Cover Letter

It’s pretty easy to recognize a terrible cover letter within the first 2 seconds of reading one. People tend to forget that this document is a sales tool – you use it to sell yourself to a prospective employer. That being said, it’s very easy to ruin your potential sale with just a few simple words.

The most important thing you need to do when writing your cover letter is remember that the person reading it cares about what you have to offer them, not about who you are in…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on August 6, 2010 at 2:28am — 2 Comments

How Far Back Should Your Resume Go?

I recently came across a resume that listed a summer cashier position in 1976 as part of a person’s “professional experience.”

While it may seem a little strange or ridiculous to include an irrelevant position from nearly 25 years ago, I can tell you that it’s actually not that uncommon to come across something like this. A lot of people think that they literally need to include everything they’ve ever been involved with on their resumes, and I can assure you that not only do…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on August 6, 2010 at 2:25am — 1 Comment

APS/SmartSearch adds SmartPost job posting and sourcing technology

Leading recruiting business solution expands global reach and social networks job management through strategic partnership

August 5, 2010 -- Oceanside…

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Added by Sylvia Dahlby on August 5, 2010 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Be a hiring machine - Part 2: Making the Determination



Making the Determination: Interviewing For Ability, Talent and Character



Here's part two of our series on how to be a hiring machine. You can read part one here.



When we interview we are trying to create a hypothetical environment to mimic a real-world situation. This simulation will hopefully enable us to reduce the risk of making… Continue

Added by Sam Smith on August 5, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Taking a Vacation

A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for

your work. ~Morris Fishbein






Originally posted on Q4B Marketing Blog



I associate

the month of…
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Added by Nick Tubach on August 5, 2010 at 6:31pm — 1 Comment

I'm Afraid of Americans

I know half of my audience will be thinking of the P-Diddy song from a couple of years ago when they read the title although I took the title from a David Bowie song of the same name. I’m not even sure if it is the best

title for my ensuing…

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Added by David Jacks on August 5, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The Orlando Chapter of the Florida Staffing Association Rebuilds

The Orlando Chapter was at one time one of the most productive chapters

in the Florida Staffing Association. When the economy started to decline

unfortunately so did membership participation. Uncertainty and fears

about the stability of their field made members shy away from

participating; which is both sad and ironic as it is our goal to band

together and protect the future of the industry.







With temporary staffing on the rise and employment… Continue

Added by Andrea Faye Clarkson on August 5, 2010 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Recruiting Top Talent

The goal when recruiting for any position, regardless of the size or orientation of your company, is a simple one. To get the very best person possible. Like most goals, however, it is far more easily stated than accomplished – especially when given the limited size of our local population on Vancouver Island.



When you set out to find your next employee, where and how do you begin your process, and where does it end? If you’re like most companies,…

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Added by Jim O'Sullivan on August 5, 2010 at 5:15pm — No Comments

So You Think You Can Dance? Pay-Per-Click Recruiting Edition

Benchmarking Your Organization for Pay-Per-Click Recruitment Marketing



I’ve asked each and every member of the HireClix team, whether they think they can dance. The answers ranged from no, to heck no, to things I’d prefer not to put in a blog. While we might not know how to do the worm, HireClix knows…

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Added by Neil Costa on August 5, 2010 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Resume - Rest in Peace (good riddance!)

For ten years I have been ranting about the inefficiency of the resume and how ridiculous it was that a marketing and sales document had become a de facto credit report type document that corporations used to "screen out" people based on the way they did their career selling. Pity…

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Added by K.C. on August 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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