September 2008 Blog Posts (298)

Tired of Being Tired

Wow talk about....going in circles..thats what it felt like today......lets go to happy hour...

Added by on September 30, 2008 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Orion International and PHC Consulting! need military bmets/cbets…

Most people know us for our work with medical sales! But we do about 15% to 20% of our placements within the technical support groups. So medical technologist, histologist, the molecular field applications, the field (or onsite) service engineer (bmet/cbet) or EE are key persons that we are interested in getting to know. We had a gentleman (bmet) separating from the military that contacted us from Germany! We placed him within 2 weeks of him landing here in the states. I asked him who else he… Continue

Added by Peggy McKee on September 30, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Perpetual Opportunist - how to stay agile in today's dymanic job market

If you have paid any attention to the news these last two weeks, you would already know about all the mass layoffs that have been taking place across the country. In this weeks BINC.TV episode we talk about what to do if you are faced with an unexpected layoff. To find out more visit

Added by BINC Search on September 30, 2008 at 5:07pm — No Comments

The life of a Technical Recruiter

You hit the snooze button on your alarm clock for just few more minutes. You are not sure if you want to get out of bed and head to your office. It is cold outside and the commute is an hour and half by bus. After all, you know what's going to happen. You will search for candidates for chewed-out "requirements," submit couple of candidates and wait for a feedback. In between, you will email lots of candidates with no responses. You will leave so many voice mails and no call backs. You then… Continue

Added by Tirtis on September 30, 2008 at 4:00pm — 13 Comments

WaMu is Excited

Just called into WaMu's customer service line; the first thing I heard was, "We are excited to announce we've become part of JP Morgan Chase!" Talk about laying it on thick. How about the WaMu recruiters in the audience - are you excited?

Added by Steve Levy on September 30, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Credit pinched, retailers to cut more costs: survey

Ho, Ho, Ho and a severance package. But at least the excess inventory will be discounted, right? But will anyone be buying?

Added by Steve Levy on September 30, 2008 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Learn a Boolean, Start a Business

In the 10+ years that I've been part of the online recruiting community, I've never seen a time when it was possible to learn a rudimentary skill and then pawn oneself off as an expert. Shally and G-Man have been internet search wonks for this period and have the experience to bolster their skills teaching with a range of specific examples;… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 30, 2008 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Improving headhunter productivity........

Business is booming at PHC Consulting, which is of course a great thing for us, but also a great thing for candidates and client companies in medical sales, laboratory sales, clinical diagnostics sales, pharmaceutical sales, medical supplies sales, hospital equipment sales, imaging sales, pathology sales, DNA products sales, cellular and molecular products sales, medical device sales, and all areas of healthcare sales, marketing, and management. Why? Lots more opportunities for both… Continue

Added by Peggy McKee on September 30, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How are things?

I was wondering how folks around the network are feeling about the business these days. We have certainly felt the impact of the economy, but are fortunately still working on new orders. I am curious to know how things are going in other markets as well as other industries (we specialize in IT and A&F). Here in Atlanta we are also faced with a gasoline shortage, which has really impacted our ability to interview candidates. I'd love to hear how others are feeling about the market. Having… Continue

Added by Chantel on September 30, 2008 at 12:55pm — 3 Comments

A bailout that has no chance of working

On news that Wachovia will be changing its logos soon, I proactively called some of my CitiRecruitingFriends to introduce them to my WachoviaRecruitingFriendsWhoAreNowNervousAboutTheirJobs. You know who you are so let's talk today, k?

It's frankly pathetic that the bailout plan has become another political football. Maureen shared a letter from one of her state reps that was replete with political doublespeak and inconsequential emotional junk yet failed to address the reasons how… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 30, 2008 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Do you know YOUR numbers?

Know Your Numbers

• Do you know how many miles are on your car?

• Do you know how many miles per gallon you get?

• How many phone calls did you make last week?

• How many cold calls did you make last week?

• Which figure matters more to your yearly income?

Source: Selling Power Magazine

Research shows that, on average, prospective customer lists have a 10 to 1 ratio of “suspects” to actual prospects – and on… Continue

Added by James Carchidi on September 30, 2008 at 10:52am — No Comments

Timeline for placements - Picking up steam

Well as any recruiter knows as the markets remain in flux the more work there is for us. Whether it be recruiting candidates whose companies just announced layoff, mergers or a buyout from the Fed or talking with companies that need to fill their vacant position quickly before they have it pulled from the budget.

So of course speed and timing in the placement process is of the essence, and that means candidates and companies who hesitate will lose out on getting the next job or… Continue

Added by bill martineau on September 30, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments

Siebel Candidates

Does anyone know of a good site where I can find Siebel Candidates??????

Added by Adam Zayed on September 30, 2008 at 9:35am — 2 Comments

Luving Social Media

SWA Blog Last week a study was released from a Boston based consultant firm (Cone) that stated almost 60% of Americans interact with companies on a social media website with one in four interacting more than once per week. The survey went on to say that 93% of Americans believed a company should have a presence in social media with a strong 85% thought that a company should be interacting with its customers through social… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on September 30, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment


Recruitment is important for everyone.In my opinion this is a very interesting blog.

Job Opportunities

Added by lauran on September 29, 2008 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Podcast: Steven Rothberg of

I sat down with Steven Rothberg, founder and president of at start the recent IAEWS (International Association of Employment Web Sites) Member Fall Congress in Chicago where Steven was both a participant and the official Congress blogger.

Did you know Steven's business, Adguide Publications, Inc. started in 1991 as a publisher of maps, including college…


Added by Jonathan Goodman on September 29, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

I have some advice for you Third-Party Recruiters...

Although, I know that most of you don't operate this way, there are some among you who do. And they piss me off. :)


Added by Katie Tierney on September 29, 2008 at 3:50pm — 7 Comments

The Marketing Headhunter's Secrets of Success


The Marketing Headhunter - Recruiting Animal Show
Harry Joiner is smarter than you. He's also a more talented communicator.

But, Bill Vick used his persuasive powers to get Harry to reveal some of his best practices… Continue

Added by Recruiting Animal on September 29, 2008 at 10:47am — No Comments

Brush up on your Subconcious Persuasion Techniques

Lifehacker points us to an article at Wiki-How on How to Persuade People with Subconscious Techniques.

Included are things like Framing, Congruence and breaking The Touch Barrier. But you know all these things already right?


Well better get reading.

Added by Anthony J. Meaney on September 29, 2008 at 8:05am — 1 Comment

September 29, 2008

In a space that has its fair share of Mickey Mouse know-it-all's sometimes there is more to be learned from the apprentice than the sourcerer. This week Dave introduces us to one such learner in Meet Susan (Kang) Nam, As Rare as a Pink Olive.

Multibillion dollar bail out of U.S. robber barons or round-up of the week's… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on September 29, 2008 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

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