November 2012 Blog Posts (135)

Tips to Avoid Job Searching Burnout

Let’s face it; the job searching process can be long, frustrating and discouraging.  In the tough job market we have today, the time it takes to research, apply for jobs, interview and eventually land one takes even longer than it has in the past. In a perfect world, we’d be able to devote 12 hours a day into the job…


Added by Gavin Redelman on November 30, 2012 at 11:49pm — No Comments

6 Tips To Help Organize Your Time While Job Searching

Job searching can be overwhelming, long and tiresome. In order to use your time productively and get the best results, you should organize your activities and set short-term goals.  Organizing your time will help you to stay focused, avoid burning out and help you to achieve maximum results.

Below are some tips for activities you can focus on to organize your time,…


Added by Gavin Redelman on November 30, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Who should you follow!! Updated

Who should you follow!! Updated


So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be more updates coming. By follow I mean on twitter, connected to on…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Could using big data for recruiting hide your purple squirrels?

Last night, I attended Moneyball for Talent Acquisition, a great presentation by LinkedIn’s James Raybould on how to use data to drive your talent search. Raybould pointed out some of the ways in which LinkedIn can help you narrow down your candidate pool, identifying the supply of qualified candidates for a given position based on particular characteristics. And where there’s lots of competition for qualified…


Added by Kerry Skemp on November 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Ins and Outs of IT Interviewing

A job interview can be a nerve-wracking process. This is especially true in the ultra-competitive IT industry, where experience is just one of the factors you need to beat out all the other candidates for the same position. Worse, if you’re nervous about the interview, it will show – and your stage fright may count against you.

So how can you gain enough confidence to breeze through an IT interview and prove you’re perfect for the job? Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re…


Added by Jon Raymond on November 30, 2012 at 12:46pm — No Comments

How Leaders Build the Right Metrics for Staffing Success [Free Guide]

Top performing staffing firms can tie growth and profitability numbers to specific metrics that drive business success. …

Added by Meghan Doherty on November 30, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How Long Does It Take a Recruiter to Get Started in Contracting?

When it comes to contract staffing, the mechanics of getting a job order and finding a candidate are the same as making direct placements.  What is different about contract staffing is that you must have a back-office to handle the legal, financial, and administrative issues. You have two options for a back-office: Outsourcing it or doing it in-house. Let's examine the differences between the two methods.…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on November 30, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments

Interview Tips

So, you’ve impressed with your CV and landed yourself an interview even though the odds haven’t truly been in your favour. As previously mentioned in our blog (Invest in Your Future Career By Using A CV Clinic); a staggering 53.7% of CV’s are thrown away [1] so ideally you want to continue in the winning streak by impressing your potential employer.


The next crucial stage is here – the interview! Now you may be confident in your approach when it comes to the…


Added by Steve Shacklock on November 30, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 11.24.12 to 11.30.12

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. In this article, we’ll be talking about candidate experience, Twitter for recruiting, employment branding and end of year recruiting checklists.

Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:



Added by Chris Brablc on November 30, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

Smart Hiring And Firing

People are the engines that drive the success of companies, however, most hiring and accountability processes are not as nimble and efficient as they could be. Scott shares the “thorough to hire and fire” method for improving the success of the people side of your business.…


Added by Scott Wintrip on November 30, 2012 at 8:02am — No Comments

5 Surefire Ways to Make Your Facebook Post Go Viral

Everyone is now a marketing expert. Anyone can be famous.

This is what social media has taught us over the last few years. A lady flips off the wrong unknown soldier and in less than 24 hours a chunk of the country is screaming for her head. This guy …


Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 30, 2012 at 3:28am — No Comments

3 Advantages of Working With an Executive Search Firm in Asia

Working with an Executive Search Firm in Asia insures that you make the right decision when hiring a person for your business.  
The costs of a bad hire can have negative results:
-Downtime in sales activities.
-Downtime in planning, operations and strategy.
-Downtime in expanding your business.

Added by Howard Ichiro Lim on November 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Speak to me of forbearance. Seriously?


Added by Bonnie Brooks on November 29, 2012 at 2:59pm — 12 Comments

2012 Best Recruiter Celebration and Recognition for Recruiting Leadership by Tim Strike, Director Staffing and Recruiting, General Dynamics IT

The Best Recruiter Celebration is the recognition of all the recruiters who have been voted by the security cleared job seekers over the last year at the Cleared Job Fairs. Over 150 recruiters were recognized this year at a breakfast celebration which included a keynote presentation by Gerry Crispin of Career Crossroads. Gerry commended…


Added by Kathleen Smith on November 29, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

3 Short Interview Questions That Lead to Great Hires

Finding the right employee is not easy. Here’s a simple method to reveal much of what you want to know about a candidate in record time.

3 Interview Questions That Reveal Everything Thirty minutes is not very long to determine whether a candidate will be a fit or not.  In order to get the key information you need, use this simple yet highly effective technique from industry expert,…


Added by Meghan Doherty on November 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

3 LinkedIn Etiquette Rules Recruiters (And Everyone) Should Follow

According to social media 3 LinkedIn Etiquette Rules Recruiters (And Everyone) Should Follow expert Amber Mac, LinkedIn is the social network where small, thoughtless mistakes can directly impact your professional reputation.  Be sure to avoid these LinkedIn faux pas that can work against you when recruiting and building your professional network.

1. Stop using LinkedIn's…


Added by Meghan Doherty on November 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

How to Get Promoted

  I've been recruiting for a long time, over 18 years and it feels like I've checked a million references. One thing that comes up over and over again when talking to candidates, is their desire to get promoted. To move to the next level, take the next step to a manager or Director or VP, even CMO.

Some people seem to get promoted rapidly, no matter where they land. These are the people who spend on average 3-7 years at a company and during that time frame are promoted multiple times.…


Added by pam claughton on November 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Think, Say, Act for Leaders

Video Series: The Simple Truth – Think, Say, Act for Leaders

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Scott’s new video book,…


Added by Scott Wintrip on November 29, 2012 at 8:35am — No Comments

The New Networking: Fishing, Working Out, and Partying

Job seekers and hiring managers alike: your network is easily your most powerful tool. LinkedIn has proven itself as the most influential arena for professional networking. After attending a webinar hosted by Anna Wright, Social Media Consultant for…


Added by Megan Doan on November 28, 2012 at 7:13pm — No Comments

How to Maximise the Return on Every Candidate Interview


With the war for quality talent as fierce as it is right now, if you are lucky enough to have identified a star candidate, you need to ensure that you make the most of the interview and not waste your valuable time.

There’s no denying the value of asking candidates a series of behavioural or competency based interview…


Added by Paul Slezak on November 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

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