Matt Deutsch's Blog – December 2010 Archive (5)

Calling All Recruiters: We Want Your ‘Craziest Recruiting Story of 2010’!

In the world of recruiting, anything can happen . . . just ask a recruiter.  Which is what we at Top Echelon are doing right now.

We’re currently accepting submissions for your craziest recruiting story of 2010.  It could be a story about clients.  It could be a story about candidates.  It could be a story about another recruiter.  It could…


Added by Matt Deutsch on December 16, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

Companies' Attitudes About Hiring: 'Feast or Famine' for Recruiters

With 2011 looming on the horizon, we thought it would be a good idea to ask Top Echelon Network Preferred Member recruiters what their clients’ attitudes are toward hiring. After all, a new year is almost upon us . . . a fresh start, a clean slate, so to speak. So we conducted a poll of the Network Membership and posed the following question:…


Added by Matt Deutsch on December 13, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Just What Are YOU Doing to Prepare for 2011?

It’s already December 7. The new year will be here before we know it. In addition to trying to close as many deals as they can before the end of the 2010, recruiters are also trying to prepare for 2011.

So the question becomes this one:…


Added by Matt Deutsch on December 7, 2010 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Is the Job Market Back? Is It Not? Is It in Limbo? Does It Matter?

The economy’s getting better! No, it’s not. Yes, it is! No, wait . . . hold on . . . no, it’s not.

I can see why some recruiters have decided to stop watching and reading the news. There’s no point. Do the so-called “experts” have a handle on anything that’s happening? I’d have to say probably not.

Take Friday’s monthly labor report, courtesy of the U.S. government. According to the report, U.S. employers added 39,000 jobs to…


Added by Matt Deutsch on December 3, 2010 at 1:25pm — 2 Comments

Forget Deer—It’s 'Purple Squirrel' Hunting Season for Recruiters!

Deer hunting season has just begun . . . but deer doesn’t appear to be in season for most recruiters these days.

Lately, what most recruiters have been hunting for are “purple squirrels.”

According to, a “purple squirrel” is “a recruiter's term for the elusive candidate, with exactly the right qualifications and experience, to match the client’s role.”

However, in recent months, companies have been making the “purple…


Added by Matt Deutsch on December 2, 2010 at 10:34am — No Comments


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