November 2008 Blog Posts (343)

A Financial Times Saturday

Nothing like reading the Big Salmon on a Saturday morning to take in a global view of business. From letters and op/eds on the editorial pages, here's my take on how FT and it's readers view the world and how it relates to recruiting...

As a result of the global financial pickle, many around the world can see that regulators have "a legitimate interest in how… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 30, 2008 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Focus, Music, Sport--Leadership

Focus, Music, Sport--Leadership

I recently returned from the Florida Kennedy conference and as part of my trip I got to visit my father in Tampa. He is a 40 year exec with technology company that competes with IBM among others. I got to spend time with him on his Birthday along with my boss from Germany. We started talking about great leaders and executives and what makes them truly great. My father got on this kick about focus. He… Continue

Added by Steve Fogarty on November 29, 2008 at 4:55pm — 2 Comments

7 Ways to Network for the Holidays

No matter who you are or where you work, networking is the key to a successful career and future! According to 60% of all jobs are found as a result of networking. It's never too early to start or too late. And the holidays should be no exception. Here are 7 ways to network during the busy holiday season with low cost and minimal effort.

E cards. Send out free internet Holiday cards to your network. has a large variety of interesting and work… Continue

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on November 29, 2008 at 2:54pm — No Comments

The Name Game

Zenas Ackah has heard it all his life: What kind of name is that? You must not be from here. You must be foreign. Actually, no. Born in the United States, the 22-year-old college senior with the Greek first name and the Ghanian last name grew up in Philadelphia.

But Ackah is hopeful that change is coming, that the idea of an "American" name will expand beyond monikers like Tom and Harry and Sally and Jane and Smith and Jones. He figures… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on November 29, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting for Obama's national CTO/CIO

President-elect Obama has intimated that he wants to appoint someone to a cabinet-level position that oversees technology. Makes sense - there are existing positions that oversee everything except for technology (unless you think of the DoD as that is inaccessible to all but the military). But I agree with Eric Lundquist of CIO Insight:… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 29, 2008 at 9:19am — No Comments

Business structures 101

LLP, LLC, S-corp and C-corp: It's not just alphabet soup! A breakdown of what you need to know, in layman's terms.

(Fortune Small Business) -- What exactly is an LLP? What's the difference between an LLC and a corporation? What about S-corps and C-corps? Sorting through the legal jargon and tax codes defining these business structures can be daunting for entrepreneurs - but picking the right structure for your company brings vital tax benefits and legal… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 28, 2008 at 4:12pm — 1 Comment

Marketing Activity Winners & Losers Published by UK’s Chartered Institute of Marketing

These are the estimates on the types of Marketing that would be used in the coming 12 months:

The winners - in order





The losers - in order



Internal marketing

I thought CRM was particularly interesting. If used right you have a powerful tool to put a personal touch on marketing to your consumers. Our CRM partner was talking about one client that tags all of their top… Continue

Added by Steve Fogarty on November 28, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Strategies: More on building your business through the Web

By Rhonda Abrams, USA TODAY

Want to get your website to appear high up in the results when someone is looking for the kind of stuff you sell? In last week's column, I shared with you some of the basics of using search engines to drive traffic to your website. Today, I'll share with you some keys to ranking high. Go here.

Added by Maureen Sharib on November 28, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments


Beat the recession. December 1st Chronos Russia completes placements on budget and schedule for Stokhman project ! See our websites for oil, gas, engineering opportunities. In fact if anyone would like more info on some great opportunities we have in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan please ask me. There is loads to do ! You can also see more on the Think Oil ! group.

Added by Dr Simon Harding on November 28, 2008 at 9:44am — No Comments

The DogHouse - a video that must be seen by men (and women who think their men are morons)

My friend Marian sent over this link to a great "training" video. What do you think?

Added by Steve Levy on November 27, 2008 at 1:44pm — 6 Comments

CPA with Big 4 experience Available - Roles: Sr. Manager / Sr. Auditor / Director - Forensic


I have a senior CPA professional with MBA and Big 4 experience as Sr. Auditor / Manager / Director of Forensic.

Looking for full time openings preferably in South/ west coast.

Contact me by email - with job details ASAP


Added by Jay on November 27, 2008 at 12:16am — No Comments

Jobs and Recruiting Partners...

Hope everyone is planning on a great Thanksgiving Holiday.

We are looking for some direct employment and split partners nationwide. Helping Friends is a nationwide service with global network employment reach for placements in IT (all levels), Marketing, Sales, Finance.

Particularly looking partners with a bulk of split Job Orders to work, so we can improve the listing and exchange communications-- more time spent sourcing the right talent and filling reqs, less time spent… Continue

Added by Dawn Christine Khan on November 26, 2008 at 8:25pm — 1 Comment

Six Degrees from Delicious

It's that time again: Thanksgiving is tomorrow

And The Early Show offered a heaping helping of help to anyone getting set to make a turkey for the big day -- as three great chefs shared their secrets for making the perfect turkey.

Personally, my receipe is a bit exotic:

At the El Dave home, I cook all day and I arrange the following:

One stick Butter

Chicken Broth

Wine Bottle


Orange Juice


Added by Dave Mendoza on November 26, 2008 at 4:55pm — No Comments

A Family Memory

Waking to the sweet smell of celery and onion cooking in my mother’s big black iron skillet on the stove I remember a child's almost hysterical excitement under all the hustle and bustle of a holiday's preparation. The always-huge pink turkey would be splayed on the kitchen counter, marinated, washed, patted dry and rubbed with salt, pepper and sage, waiting to receive its stuffing; a miraculous tasting (even raw!) mixture of bread crumb, sage, onion,… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on November 26, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Opportunities for professional growth in a slowing economy, I'm looking inward...

I'm not exactly a newbie to RecruitingBlogs, rather I've been a passive “lurker” for some time. Thanks to some of the more regular contributors on the site and their almost startling openness, something has awoken in me that wants to get more involved, to let my voice be heard. I don't imagine I'm the only one who has wondered just how to go about "putting themselves out there" and what it truly means to do so. I’m very glad to have a forum such as this to learn so much from.

So in… Continue

Added by Becky Metcalf on November 26, 2008 at 11:38am — 8 Comments

Shift Keeps Happening

Dear Claudia,

My company is merging with a competitor, and after attending some transition meetings I'm really concerned about the culture clash that is happening between the two companies. The business leaders may be in favor of this deal, but the rest of the employees are not at all convinced. I recruited most of our employees in the last five years, and many are already starting the process of posting resumes and looking for new jobs. What can I do to stem the…

Added by Claudia Faust on November 26, 2008 at 8:32am — No Comments

Recuitment in Crisis - Rise to the challenge!

The balance of power has shifted – and not just in the White House. As Obama takes his seat in the oval office, he looks out over a world economy in tumult – and a recruitment industry finally feeling the effects.

Where once, confident financiers sat deliberating the next sky-high step for their salaries, now, quivering bankers fill recruitment agency waiting rooms, not knowing where their next pay-cheque may come from. The financial industry is just one of a glut of traditionally… Continue

Added by Kevyn Robins on November 26, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat Log Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Best Remark of the Day

"I've interviewed and hired a ton of Recruiters and Sourcers. There are MANY that can talk a good game...within 90 days they have either made it or failed." ~ Paul Davenport


12:02pmMaureen Sharib Everyone read today's topic? What happens when you have a dissatisfied customer? How do you handle it? What do you do to correct things? Are there unreasonable clients?

12:03pmRyan Haire… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on November 26, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

Being Grateful For What Is And What Isn't

KeenHire is celebrating our 1st 6 months, I am grateful that we are here, engaged and working

I am grateful for my coach Jeanna Gabelini

I am grateful for my beautiful, caring and supportive sons

I am grateful for my previous husband Jim and all the support he has always shown me

I am grateful that the "War for Talent" was branded by McKinsey

I am grateful that I got certified in OD when I… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on November 26, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Developing Your Personal Brand- the first step in a job search

The Pachera Group is hosting a webinar on December 9th at 10am Pacific.

Whether you are in the job market or positioning yourself for future success, you need a strong, memorable, personal brand in order to stand out. We now compete nationally for opportunities and differentiating ourselves has never been more important.

In this seminar, executive recruiter, Vikki Pachera & team, will show you how to create your own brand to ensure you stand out. We'll start with your… Continue

Added by Vikki Pachera on November 25, 2008 at 7:11pm — 2 Comments

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