November 2011 Blog Posts (194)

How to set up content listening posts for your Social Recruiting profiles

Once you’ve set up your social recruiting profiles and started to get members of your Talent Community, the next step is to make sure you have enough content to share on these platforms to encourage engagement & conversation as well provide value to your followers / members.


Finding good content to share with your followers can be a difficult task.  To make it easier to easily find new & engaging content, it’s time for you to start creating what I like to call…


Added by Chris Brablc on November 22, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Understanding Candidate Lies

I write a lot about lying, mostly because it is happening all the time.  Candidates lie to recruiters for a variety of reasons.  Recruiters have to expect a certain amount of lying.  Some of it is even understandable.  Here are some examples:

George says he is willing to relocate, no problem.  Weeks later, many obstacles materialize that would interfere.  These aren’t…


Added by Mark Bregman on November 22, 2011 at 12:55pm — 4 Comments

The Best of the Best

Today, it is natural to want the “best of the best.” The newer cell phone, the thinner laptop, the latest app and so on. It is common for this theme to find its way into your job search. This is a fact: People change; they move on and need to move up in their life and career. All valid, but you must make sure you do it gracefully and with respect for your current employer.


1. When interviewing for a new position, try doing it over a lunch break or after your work hours. It’s…


Added by Glenna Halligan on November 22, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

Thanksgiving: a Time to Reinvent Ourselves for The New Green Economy

Cross-posted from The Green Suits:  

I suppose for some--out of work many months--Thanksgiving is a cruel holiday.

Seated around a large dining room table, surrounded by family and friends, the down-and-out will dread providing those gathered a credible answer to the question: "for what, am I…


Added by Dan Smolen on November 22, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

7 Words I Never Want to See on Your Resume

Recently, I came across a post I highly recommend: “7 Words I Never Want to See in Your Blog Posts”.

That inspired me to think about the words that – for recruiters and team builders – can create a terrible first impression. Not words like “dependable” and “detail oriented” –…


Added by Mark Babbitt on November 22, 2011 at 10:02am — 24 Comments

Silicon Valley Demand for Tech Talent

For the first time this year, we are seeing a decrease in the volume of online job ads posted for Computer and IT related jobs when compared to the same period last year.  Employers and staffing agencies posted just over 27,000 new online job ads during the last 60 days, representing a decrease of approximately 4% versus the same 60 day period in 2010.



Added by Carolyn Menz on November 22, 2011 at 9:01am — No Comments

My Path To Becoming A Recruiter

I did not tell my parents when I was 5 that someday I was going to be a recruiter. After high school I didn’t try to find Recruiting 101 classes. And when I graduated college I wasn’t applying for work at every local recruiting firm I could find. I fell into it. Just like a lot of us. I didn’t want to really sell anything I told myself. Yet every job has a selling side…


Added by Noel Cocca on November 22, 2011 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Stressed recruiter? Take a chill-pill

Stress at work is dangerous. Seriously. I believe it leads to medical issues, and it certainly will harm your relationships and overall quality of life.

And that is bad for us recruiters because we do one of the toughest jobs around. The ‘all or nothing’ nature of what we do is designed to induce stress, it seems.

Over the years I have seen recruiters reduced to highly destructive and…


Added by Greg Savage on November 21, 2011 at 8:24pm — 4 Comments

Life Keeps Score and FYI, not everyone gets a trophy...

My oldest by a minute was working with his mother on a first grade project the other evening that, for a week, allows him to be the "Superstar" of his classroom.  Pretty heady stuff when you're not quite 7 but also very telling when you're a parent listening to your child describe who they think they are.

"Post your picture and tell us your favorite,…

Added by vinny on November 21, 2011 at 4:28pm — 2 Comments

Four Questions to Ask When Selecting Contract Staffing Back-Office

Using a contract staffing back-office is a great way to reap the benefits of placing contractors without the hassle and risk that comes with employing those contractors.  The question is, which contract staffing back-office should you entrust to be Employer of Record for your contractors?

Obviously, you want a back-office that has been in business for a long time and has a good reputation.  But beyond those basics, here are a few…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 21, 2011 at 2:43pm — 2 Comments

What Summer Camp taught me about being a Recruiter

When I was a kid I spent my summers at camp in Northern Michigan.  I loved it, and made lifetime friends there. What I didn’t know is that it would shape me into the recruiter I am today. 

If you ever went away for camp you had the preparation of packing, making sure to include just the right items. This was very hard for a teenage girl, guessing what people from all over the country would think were cool clothes, the right music etc. So you would try to prepare by talking to last…


Added by Emily Gordon on November 21, 2011 at 2:26pm — 2 Comments

Hiring Declines in New York's Financial Sector as Job Losses Begin

Over the past month, there have been several forecasts that the New York financial sector may lose up to 10,000 jobs by the end of 2012 and reports were released on Friday of layoffs at many major banks. We took a look at hiring…


Added by Carolyn Menz on November 21, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Evaluating a Job Offer

Finally!  The call you have been waiting for, an offer of employment.  You are over-whelmed with excitement and feel valued, but now you are faced with a difficult decision.  Do you accept or decline?  Fortunately, most companies will not expect you to make a decision the day you receive the offer.  You are normally given a week to make a decision.  There are many things to consider when evaluating a job offer.  Is this a good place to work?  Do I see myself there long-term?  Will there be…


Added by Kara Stringer on November 21, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

The Uncertainty of Gratitude

The economic crisis in Europe, an apparent stalemate over a debt deal in Washington, persistently high employment, the ongoing military conflict in Afghanistan, threats of another global recession…the list of uncertainties goes on and on. During this Thanksgiving week in the United States, it may be difficult for some to feel grateful given the current circumstances.

Uncertainty always exists, yet, with the proliferation of the 24-hour media outlets our society has become…


Added by Scott Wintrip on November 21, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments

Microsoft Has a New "SOCL" Network

Microsoft's SOCL is a social search / social networking site that (at this writing) is in closed beta. Jim Stroud discusses what he knows about SOCL and explores his feelings about another social network. Be sure to download the show notes for links to all of the stories cited in this episode and more:…


Added by Jim Stroud on November 21, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

That Monday morning feeling............

Today is a special day, not just a Monday but a special Monday; as today is when the FM industry grows by one more person.

The story started several months ago when a client of ours asked if I could find them a Business Development Manager for Scotland and the North; but based in Aberdeen. 'Of course', I said, took down the details and received the role description. After hanging up the phone I thought, 'Oh dear!, a tough assignment for sure. What's in Aberdeen? Oil & Gas people,…


Added by Steve Williams on November 21, 2011 at 4:52am — 1 Comment

2 Years Of #Tru

It’s been exactly 2 years since the first #truLondon, which took place in Canary Wharfe on the 18′th November 2009.70 people attended the first time, mostly dressed in suits, (me included), crammed in to the top floor of Barclay’s tower. It was only supposed to be one event, and this blog was only supposed to run for three months to promote the event.

On that day, some…


Added by Bill Boorman on November 20, 2011 at 11:08pm — 3 Comments


Alien Abductions: The Real Deal?


Added by Valentino Martinez on November 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Social Media Architecture!!!!!! Part 3

Social Media

Architecture!!!!!! Part 3

This will be the 3rd in a series of posts about Social media architecture.

In part one we went over the why, we talked about branding and about seeing what is being said out there about you.

In part 2 we discussed the different sites and more.

Now it’s time to cover tools and more.

Tools: these are tools that will help you with your social…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 18, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments

What is free anymore? Not your time.

In some ways, I pride myself on being able to recruit without having to spend a dime on anything more then the basics. I grew my LinkedIn network to over 11,000 direct connections and became a master at guessing email addresses. Boolean searching is not only tricky, but really fun. It brings a smile on my face to find the right person just from Google. Its that needle in the haystack game in many ways.


But who really knows how to do this? Is this a lost (or never found) art…


Added by Chuck Radcliff on November 18, 2011 at 2:52pm — No Comments

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