"I would rather be tied up to stakes in the Kalahari Desert, have honey poured over me and red ants eat out my eyes than open a Twitter account. Is there anything you can say to change my mind?"
-Maureen Dowd, New York Times Columnist
"Well, when you do find yourself in that position, you're gonna want Twitter. You might want to type out the message 'Help.'"
-Biz Stone, co-founder Twitter
Twitter, which allows you to send 140-character text messages, and other… Continue
Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on May 15, 2009 at 5:03pm —
By applying specialised search techniques, online talent search specialists are able to uncover passive candidates in the shadowy Deep Web - wherever they gather to work and play.
The employment market is generally categorised into three main talent pools, namely the unemployed Job Seekers, the employed job seekers and the passive (non-job seeking) candidate. By understanding the nature of these various talent pools, Recruiters are in a better position to attract the right… Continue
Added by Gillian Meier on May 15, 2009 at 5:16am —
Prepare for a Shock
These seven appointments by President Barack Obama
are going to have a huge impact on practitioners
in HR in 2009 and… Continue
Added by Michael VanDervort on May 14, 2009 at 10:27pm —
With all the innovation success stories and Tipping Point-esque advice swirling around corporate culture, members of any workplace have found themselves in a very specific predicament for at least the last 15 or 20 years. Namely, being caught between a rock (the much touted “Dare to take risks” attitude) and a hard place (the unspoken but definitely implied “Don’t screw up”). We all want to showcase our talent and get rewarded for it. However, it seems that the stakes and the level of ingenuity… Continue
Added by Louis Bina on May 13, 2009 at 3:50pm —
Take a step back from the job seeker perspective and take a look at the hiring manager”s perspective. The hiring manager is hiring because he has a problem. He either is in need of additional help or he is not satisfied with an employee and he wants to replace that employee. The hiring manager has a problem, you may not know exactly what the problem is but he is looking for a solution to his problem so he is hiring.
The challenge for the interviewee is to be the solution. The hiring… Continue
Added by Rob D on May 12, 2009 at 12:23pm —
Let me start by saying, I love the recruiting business. Our business has provided my family and I (wife and 4 kids - all 5 and under!!), with an excellent living. In the past several years I have been more on the management side and given the opportunity to train and develop many new recruiters within both the corporate and agency side.
Over the years there are several words, words that I consider "dirty words", that I have seen destroy personal success and production. No recruiter… Continue
Added by Alex Putman on May 12, 2009 at 10:13pm —
Opinions may vary, but there is little doubt that Bill Gates has built, and continues to build, a very successful company. I find his secrets and his business strategies to be interesting and helpful:
1. Think and do. The bottom line is results. Thinking is a means to an end – and that end is action. You must take action to get results.
2. Only hire very, very smart people. The biggest problem with mediocre people is that they take up space that could be occupied by brilliant… Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on May 11, 2009 at 11:30am —
Selling In The Current Economy
May 8, 2009 by cvitello
My guess is that the title of this blog is one of the most searched strings on Google as of late. Everyone responsible for generating revenue or increasing profits for their business is looking for the answer to this question. You will not find it here, I am sorry to say. I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts on the subject, and what I have seen recently.
There has been, without a doubt,… Continue
Added by Chernee Vitello on May 11, 2009 at 2:03pm —
I've read a lot of blogs and articles and have sat in on countless webinars and seminars about what makes a "good" candidate and how to prep them for interviews and you know what--so much of it is so superficial it makes me want to vomit. Whatever happened to hiring people based on merit? Education, skills, training, on-the-job experience doesn't count for enough now. You also have to be pretty, charming, witty, drive a nice car, wear a nice suit, shake hands, smile, kiss babies--when did… Continue
Added by See_Jane_Recruit on May 8, 2009 at 12:28pm —
In my opinion, “time-wasting” should be branded as the 8th Deadly Sin. We’ve all been in a meeting that was less than organized, that devolved into a tangent-fest, or that didn’t start on time (or worse, end on time). But how do you ensure that YOUR meetings will avoid this transgression and accomplish goals efficiently and effectively?
Recruiter Daily (along with the help of a business… Continue
Added by Louis Bina on May 7, 2009 at 3:16pm —
Are you playing it safe, but feeling trapped in the life you have created for yourself? How do you know when it's time to move on from a job, a relationship, or even the town you live in? Often times the best strategy to achieve victory in life's battles is to "burn the boats behind us." Times may be a bit lean right now but the truth is, this is a great opportunity to grow. Before you write me off as crazy, listen to what I have to say about job… Continue
Added by Christopher McCann on May 5, 2009 at 11:38am —
Corporate recruiters and agencies are overwhelmed with job applicants in these economic times. Therefore, it is extremely important to make sure that all employment communications are planned prior to getting in the ring. However, I have witnessed a bulk of organizations, and company representatives that do not respond or follow up to jobseeker.
I'm sure this is not because they do not care, or do not have the manners to communicate. I believe most likely that it is due to poor… Continue
Added by Susan Hand on May 5, 2009 at 11:18am —
There's no doubt there's been plenty written on being careful when it comes to what you publish about yourself online. But when it comes to your career - you can't careful enough. Certain things that seem fun or kitchy now, might come back to bite you sooner or later. These "perma-prints" could follow you for years, maybe even the rest of your career.
Case in point, a few years ago, we had an intern working for the company from a very prestigious school's masters program. Because of… Continue
Added by Ragan Kellams on May 1, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I was talking with a recruiter friend of mine that I often do splits with. We were of course talking about the tough times we are going through right now. We then got into "It is so bad, I have resorted to...." and we were on the phone laughing until tears were rolling down my face. Misery does love company.
I was telling the story of how I had taken this very poor paying recruiting job in a foreign country, just to keep busy, and to see if I could recruit in a foreign country from… Continue
Added by Sherry Junker on April 30, 2009 at 3:59pm —
The word “should” implies responsibility. It connotes demand, and that's just not the case. Life has a rhythm, it ebbs and flows. My failures haven't been failures so to speak, I just haven't been as good as I needed to be. I may not have specific control over my situation, but I have a choice about how I view it.
If I continue to do things the way I've always done them, I am not going to generate as much revenue this year as I did in 2007… Continue
Added by Christopher McCann on April 28, 2009 at 10:30am —
Last week I asked this question on Twitter and LinkedIn, "What should job seekers leave OFF of their resume?" As of this writing, this question has generated 44 responses from recruiting, career, HR, and resume professionals and hiring managers. The… Continue
Added by Craig Fisher on April 29, 2009 at 8:18pm —
We hear a lot about the high availability of talent. Is that really true? While you probably know someone who happened to be in the wrong industry and they got caught in massive downsizing, they are the exception. The government reported that the unemployment rate among college educated workers over the age of 25 in only 4.3%, or we are practically at full employment.
Former GE CEO Jack Welch said that an organization has:
• A players – top 20% who can be 8 times more… Continue
Added by Pat on April 28, 2009 at 3:25pm —
In a world filled with CEOs who pilfer their company's coffins for their personal interests, there are a few like Leonard Abess Jr., CEO of City National Bank of Florida whose recent action embodies the concept of ultimate leadership. When a Spanish bank bought into 83% of Leonard's bank recently, Leonard and his executives made a pile of dough like most executives do during a successful financial transaction. However, the similarities with most executives stop right there. Leonard shared over… Continue
Added by sundar vanchinathan on April 27, 2009 at 5:47pm —
Can I just say I’ve never understood rinsing and
repeating? It seems to me that if the product can’t get the job done the first time, rather than lathering, rinsing, and then doing it all over again – the ideal would be to buy a higher quality product. No?
One thing about the current state of things is that I’m noticing a lot of repeating the same behavior and hoping for a different outcome (Ie. Using $1 shampoo and hoping for flowing shiny hair). Clients are shunning… Continue
Added by Kelly Moeller on April 24, 2009 at 9:59am —
As I was writing up a 'social media recruiting guide' for a client today, I had one of my many epiphanies:
We are finally to the point where social media can become REALLY powerful for recruitment.
Now you might be thinking, "Golly, it's been pretty powerful already hasn't it?" Yes, you just thought "Golly."
Yes and no. Yes, it's done wonders to help recruiters find talent and to help companies brand themselves as the ultimate employers of… Continue
Added by ryanchartrand on April 23, 2009 at 3:11pm —