September 2008 Blog Posts (304)

Recruitfest ~ Dedicate this to RBC Community Professionals I met at Toronto and Jason Davis



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Dedicate this to the ladies ~ xo!~ Susan



PHENOMENAL WOMAN

by Maya Angelou



Pretty women wonder where my secret lies

I'm not cute or built to suit a model's fashion size

But when I start to tell… Continue

Added by Susan Kang Nam on September 28, 2008 at 3:51pm — 2 Comments

Recruiting in the Great Depression of 2009-20??

It has been several years since the more astute professional has seen gathering storm clouds across the horizon.



And, there are a multitude of reasons why not just the U.S., but the entire world, is facing extremely troubling times ahead. There's even talk that what lies ahead will be even more challenging than what our grandparents (and great-grandparents) faced during the 1920s.



Now is not the time for a weak heart or complacency. The mother of trouble is bred… Continue

Added by Phil Robles on September 28, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com v1.20

Recruitfest: Track Leader Report

(Sep 26, 2008) I had a really good time at Recruitfest. The idea that a professional conference can be fun was a real eye opener. Maybe we should start to expect that networking is a success when it produces really big smiles.

The design of Recruitfest was pretty interesting. Each of four track leaders held court in a breakout room for much of the day. Same general topic, three different sessions. That way, participants had the chance to…

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Added by John Sumser on September 28, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Why Mentoring should be higher on your Agenda

Every successful professional can recall the exact moment when the "seed" to succeed was planted by their mentor.



In most cases it was that moment you and someone kind enough to help your career forged a bond in mentorship. That one person you fondly remember as your first (and maybe only) mentor was the catalyst that woke you up to the potential that lay within your mind and soul. Your mentor was the person who showed you what you could become with effort and attentive skills to… Continue

Added by Phil Robles on September 27, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

NED Contract to Hire - Senior Systems Analyst Integrator

Title: Senior Systems Analyst Integrator

Duration: 3 Months to hire



Location: Phoenix, AZ





Senior systems analyst integrator/programmer using .Net, C#/C/C++, Visual Basic, Eprise, Web Trends. (Strong potential for contract to hire)



Looking for an experienced senior with a heavier focus on .Net skills. It's essential they can lead a small team (2-3). Mainframe skills are highly desired



· 5-7 years experience in technologies such as exchange,… Continue

Added by Kunal on September 26, 2008 at 7:04pm — No Comments

MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat Log Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

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Best Remark of the Day "The Sourcer assesses whether the Prospect should be INTERVIEWED for the role. The Recruiter and interview team determines whether the Candidate should be HIRED for the role." ~ Paul Davenport

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11:56am Recruiting Animal Hi Tami. Maureen just sent me an email to wake up but she's not here



12:00am Maureen Sharib Welcome to MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Class!



12:01am Recruiting… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on September 26, 2008 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Way off topic but hey, it's Friday

As a UVM grad and an attendee when Ben and Jerry's started up their enterprise in an old gas station bordering the square in downtown Burlington, VT, when I read this today, many words passed my lips...



In response to our letter, Ben and Jerry's issued the following statement: "We applaud PETA's novel approach to bringing attention to an issue, but we believe a mother's milk is best used for her child."



PETA,… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 26, 2008 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Selecting Difference Makers - A How To Guide



It’s no secret that a major driver of corporate success is putting the right person in the right role the first time. In fact, statistics from the Harvard Business Review and other leading human resources thought leaders indicate that as much as 60%-85% of the retention problems many companies face are directly related to defects in the hiring process. Serving as recruiters and search firms for our clients, it’s our job to help them reverse… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on September 26, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

My top 50 groups on Linkedin. And my criteria for keeping them.

My Linkedin groups

A few weeks ago Linkedin implemented a change in the number of group an individual could join on the network. I was a huge proponent of joining groups as a way of attracting new invitations. But with the policy change I've had to make some decisions on which groups to remain a member of. So I culled my original member list of 480 groups down to the 49 you see below. The criteria was simple; a) group had to relevant to my interests and or needs as an owner of HTC Research… Continue

Added by Jeff Weidner on September 26, 2008 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

Sumser's Dallas Recruiting Roadshow...

I finally managed to attend one of Sumser's Recruiting Roadshow - and I'm glad I went. With great speakers presenting there was no shortage on good information to review - although this, in my opinion, wasn't the real win of the event.



The feel of the event was very much UNlike your typical conference. The focus was truly local and had more of a 'town hall' vibe. It would seem that… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on September 26, 2008 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Staffing tricks of the trade

I have been involved in recruitment since the fall of 2000 having enjoyed recruiting for multiple disciplines. I have supported both corporate and third party; first attracting the best and most qualified Architect, Engineers, Interior Designers, Bankers and now IT folks. I have spent four years recruiting in corporate for one of the top ten banks nationally and four years on the agency side; one of those was supporting the second largest parent agency in the world. I cannot guarantee you an… Continue

Added by Jay Perreault {DCTechRecruiter} on September 26, 2008 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

Healthcare Informatics in Atlanta!

just wondering if anyone is having any success with hospitals these days in leau of the economy? I am trying to break into hospitals around here.....



My company Chase Technology Partners is trying to reach out to the healthcare Informatics market, so here is a realistic look at what my team provides:







Project Management



Application Implementation



Application Analysis



Applications Analysis



Systems… Continue

Added by Greg Kost on September 26, 2008 at 11:23am — No Comments

September 26, 2008

In this week's reflection on RecruitFest John stands back to size-up the bigger picture. Read it, think it over: Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com v1.20

RecruitFest Roundup Happy Friday! Ami G.

Added by Amitai Givertz on September 26, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

The letter you will get from "W" next week.

September 29, 2008



Dear Taxpayer and Concerned Citizen,



You are receiving this letter as you are the account holder of funds within an F.D.I.C. backed financial institution.



Over the weekend Congress and I worked together to solve what appeared to be the greatest threat to our economy in decades. This crisis would most assuredly have brought our nation to its knees in a matter of days – if not hours. We had to act quickly in order to insure our own freedoms and… Continue

Added by Jerry Albright on September 26, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Is your Email getting through?

Email is the current primary means of communication. It’s important to make sure the emails we send to our candidates reach their target – The In-Box. So I decided to do a little more research...



Every day, scores of legitimate emails get blocked by email filters and corporate firewalls. In fact, market intelligence companies estimate up to 38% of permission-based emails are wrongly blocked by filters and firewalls. Your all-important emails to candidates, recruitment campaigns, and… Continue

Added by Luigi Lupo on September 26, 2008 at 9:49am — No Comments

Keeping Recruiting Costs "Down"

A thread over on ERE's Recruiting Leadership Forum asks the throngs Monday's question of the day, "How do you keep recruiting costs down?"

Naturally this begs a question: How many in recruiting really know and track the direct and indirect costs of talent acquisition?

How can you decrease what you don't know or track?

Added by Steve Levy on September 26, 2008 at 8:53am — 1 Comment

MidnightMagic Chat

Tomorrow night, Saturday Sept 26, we're going to be having another Midnight Chat here on the RecruitingBlogs network and I hope you'll attend! We'll be talking about things you can do in the middle of the night with a telephone and you're sure to be amused! Join us at midnight (EST) on the main page of RecruitingBlogs for some fun!

Maureen



"I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on September 26, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Economy, How to set yourself up for Success when the Market Slows

Are you worried about the economy yet, and how it will affect your business? If not, you should be. I'm fortunate in that my focus, technology, has not slowed down, yet. It most likely will, eventually, but at least I'll be ready for it this time.



Back in 2001, coming off the fast and furious internet boom, we initially thought the slowdown was just a blip, a bump in the road that would quickly smooth out. This internet thing was just too big to go away, right?

Needless to say,… Continue

Added by pam claughton on September 26, 2008 at 8:18am — No Comments

Margo Moves Part Time to The Silicon Valley

If you want to keep up on my adventures and escapades, join me at FordyceLetter

I will be writing weekly if not more often on my trials and tribulations about my start up. Sometimes personal, sometimes business, sometimes failures, sometimes successes. I promise to give you food for thought as well as some laughs. Also watch for my blog entries on Third Party Thursdays.

Added by Margaret Graziano on September 25, 2008 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Making sense of all your information

If your like me you have an account on Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, Twhirl, TalentBar, RecruitingBlogs, WirelessJobs, Plaxo, Jobirn, Doostang, Jobthread, Spoke, Naymz, and RecruiterRockstar. Those are just the websites, my membership in user groups probably doubles that. Logging into each and every one of these sites could be a full time job. True relationship building gets lost in an effort to be the most connected.



Is it quality or quantity we are after? Or both? I am… Continue

Added by Jordan Shaw on September 25, 2008 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment

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