October 2011 Blog Posts (188)

Coffee and Writing Effective Email Introductions

In a Perfect World
In a perfect business development world the very best scenario we could experience would be a telephone call to a…

Added by Robert Wright on October 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

OT - The Moon Song - beyond the Missouri Sky

Work's at days' end...when it's about to be lights out.  Listening to the mellowest of melodies...love this Charlie Haden & Pat Matheny construct of:

The Moon Song from their beyond the Missouri Sky album/disc.






Added by Valentino Martinez on October 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

How to: Start Your Job Search

When you decide that it’s time to look for a job, what steps do you take?  Do you go onto job boards, start searching and submit your resume?   Do you ask around to your friends and family to see if they know someone hiring in your field?

How about using a Staffing Agency? There are many rumors that surround using Staffing as a means to get a job.  I am here to help settle those rumors.…


Added by Glenna Halligan on October 31, 2011 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

Seven Billion

The United Nations projects that the seven billionth person will be born today somewhere in the world. Our ever increasing population and the demands it creates for goods and services generates tremendous opportunities for companies of all sizes. Simply being ready to serve a wider audience, however, does not constitute the preparation necessary to compete in the new economy. You must eliminate, innovate, and automate aspects of your business to hone your competitive edge:



Added by Scott Wintrip on October 31, 2011 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

Detailed Job Descriptions are Critical

Author: Denise Bradford

Recruiter’s main responsibility is to find the perfect employee for a company.   So saying, “I need a SOX Expert with 3-5 years experience in the oil and gas industry” is not going to get you what you need!  Here are a few questions you should ask yourself when creating a great job description that will reward you with the person you need. 

  1. What is the jobs purpose to…

Added by Kara Stringer on October 31, 2011 at 10:08am — 2 Comments

If Business was a Contact Sport HR Would be in the Infirmary

Vince Lombardi said it best when he said“Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is”. It never ceases to amaze me that most HR people I meet are non-competitive when it comes to helping their business win and in applying HR strategies and policies. They use words like ethics and fairness to tell us why they are so restrained but really it’s a…


Added by Francois Guay on October 31, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Recruiters - What if the one that got away came back?


Most of us have memories of the Good, Bad, and Ugly recruiting experiences related to great candidates who got away.  The painful memory of those great candidates that got away related to:  a predicted outcome; deception on their part; slow to move hiring managers; our (recruiter) missteps…and what else?  Maybe an Act of God would also fit.

How many…


Added by Valentino Martinez on October 31, 2011 at 5:38am — 10 Comments

Looking For Work? You Can Always Fight Pirates.

It goes without saying that the Marines are an excellent fighting force.  Be it the United States Marines or the  British Royal Marines, tens of thousands of dollars have gone into training so that these fighting units can be the most formidable in combat.

But then once the Marine is an ex-Marine, there is a question as to what to do with those skill sets.  Can't really use the harder core aspects in the typical office setting, lest one's fellow employees look askance at your crawling…


Added by Gordon Basichis on October 31, 2011 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Am I Too Ethical To Be A Recruiter?

Well now, it's been a couple of years and my recruiting life is going along pretty good. Exceeding my numbers, gaining exclusive clients, having fun and thinking this is the best job and the best place I could ever work. We have monthly contests, quarterly contests, yearly contests; go on weekend retreats (with our spouses) to golf resorts and ski resorts (depending on the time of year) for morning training meetings and golf outings or skiing or even just laying around the pool in the…


Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on October 29, 2011 at 12:01pm — 25 Comments

Words to the Wise - "Believe you can and you're halfway there." Theodore Roosevelt

 Cardinals 6, Rangers 2

All the Way Back, the Cardinals Win the World Series

Matt Slocum/Associated Press

The St. Louis Cardinals celebrated after defeating the Texas Rangers to win the World Series. More Photos »…


Added by Valentino Martinez on October 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

CV Search+

Further to our earlier blog titled The Brilliant CV which outlined the basic requirements for a great CV, there are a couple of further useful observations which are worth sharing with all prospective candidates. Despite various arguments within the recruitment community that the CV is on the way out, it is still of utmost importance and although it can be embellished with great tools such as…


Added by Ger McInerney on October 29, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

Ithaca College Hosts Nov. 3rd 'Tailoring the Green Suit' Career Strategy Session

Next week will surely be very exciting!


The afternoon of Thursday Nov. 3 marks my return to Ithaca College. Later that evening, I will present Tailoring the Green Suit: Establishing…


Added by Dan Smolen on October 29, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Thirty Innovative Recruiting Tips for 2012


Recruiting is a tough job. It’s especially tough if you’re doing it the same old tired way. There are tons of new technologies, new ideas and new attitudes to finding and hiring the absolute best talent. We asked some of the best and brightest recruiters (at ERE Recruiting Innovation Summit; #RIS11 and online) to give us their most innovative…


Added by Terry Starr on October 28, 2011 at 4:38pm — 9 Comments

Do LinkedIn members view Klout scoring as a credible measure of individual influence and reach? Let's ask!

I was fortunate to read through today's RBC Daily Update to find the subject matter addressed the Klout score as a measurable credential. I had recently thought about this subject myself. Subsequently, I launched a poll on LinkedIn (and shared it on FaceBook) just a few days ago. This poll was targeted at assessing the real influence that Klout scoring has among career-minded professionals who are somewhat active on LinkedIn, Twitter, and FaceBook.


Many of us strive to…


Added by schonfeld.michael19 on October 28, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

A Prelude to Social Media Architecture/Framework!

A Prelude to Social Media Architecture/Framework!

This is going to be a

prelude to a 5 part series on social media architecture/framework for


First thing is first, what are you trying to accomplish?

Who are you trying get noticed by?

Once you have determined that, figure out what message

you should send to accomplish this and what your personnel brand should be.



Added by Dean Da Costa on October 28, 2011 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Wild and Crazy Resumes

Most recruiters are still trying to get candidates to switch to bullet points instead of paragraphs, and use one font consistently. 

One sector that has gone way beyond bullet points is the media business.  Just for the fun of it, take a look at this article 7 Ingenious Resumes That Will Make…


Added by Mark Bregman on October 28, 2011 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

5 Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 10.22.11 to 10.28.11

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about the Recruiting Innovation Summit, the death of the ATS?, Facebook Employee Engagement, Crowdsourcing and building Talent Pools.


Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…


Added by Chris Brablc on October 28, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Is Social Media more effective than Debt Collectors ?

A Minneapolis based company that is in HR space has not paid its bills and could be in financial trouble. After almost a year, they have pretty much gone cold on any responses. Although, they are still operating as far as I can tell.

What would you do? Social Media would be good to inform others of this company and prevent any future occurences.



Added by Suresh on October 28, 2011 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

The Offer – to Negotiate or to Not Negotiate? That Is The Question.

A Google search of “how to negotiate starting salary” netted just under 2 million results. 8 tips here, 6 steps there, all sorts of advice. For the most part, it sucks. There are some things I agree…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on October 27, 2011 at 8:31pm — 17 Comments

10 Tips for a Recruitment Newbie

  1. Work Hard - like all jobs worth doing; it's worth doing well. And like all good professions it looks easier than it is. Hard work is a basic requirement and the starting point for all successful recruiters

  2. Recognise that you're in Sales - OK you're not pushing mobile phones or house insurance but you are selling your services to clients, job opportunities to candidates and candidates to…

Added by Robert Wright on October 27, 2011 at 4:01pm — 3 Comments

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