December 2008 Blog Posts (344)

December 31, 2008

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom
This week Claudia reminds us why she is so good at helping recruiters who have seemingly intractable problems with candidates, hiring managers, other recruiters, personal hygiene, and so on.

Claudia's general approach to solving problems? Common sense, good manners, a sense of humor and a few choice questions. And once again in this week's post:
I Forget

Added by Amitai Givertz on December 31, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

What makes me a Smart Recruiter

These are the TOP 5 Things That Makes Someone a Smart Recruiter:

1. Stay Positive! -Don't let people or things throughout the day bring you down whether it's people you work with, friends or family members or a candidate or client that is obviously not having a good day. Don't let these things affect your mindset. Just think YES I CAN!

2. Knowledge is Power!-Have you ever heard of the phrase the more you know the more you grow. It's the same with recruiting. Read helpful… Continue

Added by Mindy Outzen on December 31, 2008 at 6:29pm — 1 Comment

Beginning a New Year

As we all know, 2009 will not be any better than 2008 when it comes to securing employment. I have decided to try to broaden my networking efforts by joining this forum and sharing my successes and near misses. Hopefully, I will be able to pass on employment opportunities that were not a good fit for me but might be just what someone else has been searching for. In my 20 plus years of HR experience I have been responsible for recruiting, HRIS, performance management, and compensation both in a… Continue

Added by Bernie on December 31, 2008 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Happy New Year - from the "RaisingFive Family Dance Troupe"

It's the last day of the year (as well as my 11 year old's birthday). So, I thought I'd give you a peek in to the secret lives of the Smith family.

We had a different twist this Christmas to the family get-together at my in-law's house.

Each family was forewarned: "Be prepared to do a skit - sing a song - anything to make us laugh."

Well, we're certainly not short on crazy at my house, seeing how we're in the process… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on December 31, 2008 at 3:57pm — 2 Comments

Ami G. on Wednesday: Recruiters get paid easy money. Why not you?

Infomercials that offer get rich schemes are nothing new. From no-money down real estate to getting rich off tiny little classifieds it is inspiring to see quadriplegic ex-truck drivers bringing home gobs of cash and everyday housewives sporting boob jobs in the Bahamas.

For sure, the economically challenged and/or recently unemployed may be tempted to buy the turn-key this and the fool-proof that.… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on December 31, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments


Hello Friends,

The Amazon Rainforest has been called the greatest celebration of life on earth.

Hundreds of miles from civilization’s pollution, the forest thrives with more than 200,000 botanical species. “The diversity of plant species in the Amazon rainforest is the highest on earth. To date, some 438,000 species of plants of economic and social interest have been registered in the region, and many more have yet to be catalogued or even discovered.”

*Rainforests… Continue

Added by Anthony San Filippo on December 31, 2008 at 2:58pm — No Comments

New Year’s Resolutions – and 2008 in retrospect…


I’ve always felt a bit as though a New Year’s resolution was contradictory to my practice of setting progressive goals…


Added by Becky Metcalf on December 31, 2008 at 12:59pm — 2 Comments

Chad gets some NBC Nightly News

- Click here for the video -

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ron Mott, Terry Pickard and Dwayne the cool camera guy (from NBC) while showing them around Fort Benning, GA. They were able to film an extensive physical training (PT) session and even made it to the… Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on December 31, 2008 at 12:01pm — 5 Comments

Did You Know? (3.0)

This video is worth the 5 minutes it takes to watch.....very… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on December 31, 2008 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

Employee Benefits: What Trends to Expect in 2009

In the upcoming year, many employers will find it difficult to expand their employee benefits in a time when the company may be suffering as a result of the poor economy. Although there may not be a large shift in the benefits offered to employees in 2009, workers will need to be realistic in their expectations and understand that everyone from top to bottom is feeling the affects of the recession.

In a tight economy, employers will be hesitant to make drastic changes to their… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 31, 2008 at 8:53am — No Comments

Making a "To Don't" List

As we all know, it is that time of year again when whether we like it or not, thoughts start running through our heads like "this really is going to be the year that I lose those 25 pounds, stop smoking, start seriously exercising, will swear off karaoke or will stop trying to over-think my football picks."

It's an easy list to remember because for most of us it's same list as last year.

So when I got my issue of… Continue

Added by Dave Opton on December 30, 2008 at 5:55pm — 3 Comments

Market Metrix: Holding Strong in the Clerical and Administrative Industry

As we continue our series of Market Metrix, we have identified another industry experiencing positive growth: Clerical and Administrative. Although job security is always a concern, career professionals in this industry can rest assured they will continue to be highly valued as their activities help support the day-to-day operations of most organizations. An outlook report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects future job growth to continue at a faster-than-average pace in office… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 30, 2008 at 4:53pm — No Comments

What Makes Me a Smart Recruiter?

I’m Real. I market, use technology and source just like the next recruiter; what you see, hear or read from me is what you get. I honor and respect all relationships and don’t take them lightly whether it’s a client or fellow recruiter. I believe in doing the right thing even if it means I may lose money or business.

I believe in and see the good in people; candidates, clients and my fellow recruiters. My glass is always FULL and like the Velveteen Rabbit being connected and… Continue

Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on December 30, 2008 at 4:31pm — No Comments

In Job Search Mode

Open to contract (short-term, long-term, whatev!) or full-time. Check out my VisualCV and let's talk: / 972.200.3531.

Dennis Smith's VisualCV

Added by Dennis Smith on December 30, 2008 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Sourcer Position Open

Yoh is currently looking to identify the right candidate for a pharma sourcer position to sit on-site at a pharmaceutical company located in Montreal, QC. The position is open to market rate and this position is located full-time and on-site in Montreal. Any applicants or referrals can be sent to Jessica at


Make use of this lull in the economic action to tighten down your resources –… Continue

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

MBA Recruiting Continues to Grow

It is the end of the calendar year, and though MBA recruiting in general has followed the market’s downward trend this season, MBA Focus has grown in almost every aspect of the industry.

Growing Network of Top-Ranked B-Schools

MBA Focus has added many more schools and candidate populations to the already exclusive network of MBA programs, including Michigan, South Carolina, Wisconsin-Madison, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Temple, Tampa and many new… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on December 30, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

How Many Friends Does It Take To Be An Expert?

In between some satire, there always seems to be some seriousness in conversations about online authority. Some social media participants want to measure this stuff, even if it for the sole purpose of vanity or perhaps selling snake oil.

There is enough of it that Jennifer Leggio lent a near perfect expose entitled "Twitter popularity does not equal business acumen" on ZDNet. The article mentions several reasons that online popularity doesn't equal much of anything. Her hope was to… Continue

Added by Rich on December 30, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

What makes me a Smart Recruiter

Want to be a smart recruiter? Do the OPPOSITE of this!

  • Fling resumes at job orders without talking to candidates. Clients LOVE receiving unqualified resumes and Candidates Love having their resume sent to companies without your permission.
  • Submit candidate resumes to clients without qualifying them.
  • Do NOT under ANY circumstances waste your time keeping the submitted candidate apprised of the status of the job order!
  • And for heaven's sake,…

Added by PJ Cunningham on December 30, 2008 at 1:25pm — 4 Comments

Looking for Healthcare Recruiters for Commission Splits!!!!

Hello Everyone,

My name is Andrew Merola. My company is called G&M Healthcare and we specialize in staffing permanent Healthcare professionals. We are located in Pittsburgh, PA providing our services nationwide. At this point I am trying to utilize the power of blogging to incorporate business opportunities for professionals far and wide. With shortages across the US as per health care professionals, I think there is going to be a time to unite with other companies/organizations… Continue

Added by Andrew Merola on December 30, 2008 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

Executive Chef

I am looking for an executive chef position for Indianapolis, IN or surrounding area. I have a person who has moved from Mississippi to Indianapolis. Positions that would be considered: teaching at a culinary school, food development, executive chef, management. Please let me know if you would like for me to forward a resume.

Added by Deborah Denman on December 30, 2008 at 11:23am — No Comments

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