Maureen Sharib's Blog – December 2008 Archive (20)

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 jessica.kitchin@yoh.com.

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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

Wee Own Yu

In the past decade, China has invested upward of $1 trillion, mostly earnings from manufacturing exports, into American government bonds and government-backed mortgage debt. That has lowered interest rates and helped fuel a historic consumption binge and housing bubble in the United States.



China, some economists say, lulled American consumers, and their leaders, into… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 26, 2008 at 12:37pm — No Comments

"Neimann Marcus” Chocolate Chip Cookies

This has been around a long time but these are THE BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies you have ever eaten!

"Neimann Marcus” Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups butter (1 lb.)

2 cups sugar

2 cups brown sugar

4 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

4 cups flour



2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

5 cups blended oatmeal**

24 oz. chocolate chips

8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)

3 cups chopped nuts (½… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 24, 2008 at 11:21am — No Comments

"Social networking as a job search tool will explode."

The number of unemployed Americans will continue to grow throughout 2009 and will level out in the first half of 2010, according to Chicago-based Challenger, Gray & Christmas.



Employment levels may stay flat until well into 2011 and job creation even then will show only moderate gains. It may be 2013 before we start to see the level of employment growth… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 24, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Military Tracking Santa's Sleigh

Who says Santa Claus doesn't exist?

The military personnel charged with being the eyes in the sky are certainly acting like he does — and they've been joined on the Internet by millions of believers.



Even doubters have reason to pause when they hear the North American Aerospace Defense Command — or NORAD, which monitors air and space threats against the U.S. and Canada — is in charge of the annual Christmas mission to keep children… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 24, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

What Makes Me a Smart [Sourcer]

I look for and see the "ghosts" in the systems.

I listen for and hear the silence in the noise.

I approach each and every job pretty much the same way organizationally.

I am extremely proactive.

I try to keep things simple.

“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.” ~ Sun… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 23, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Is your Recruiter smarter than a 5th Grader?!

Ariel Royzin, Pharmacy Recruiter asks, over on LinkedIn: Is your Recruiter smarter than a 5th Grader?!

Managers: How effective, smart, productive, and kean are your Recruiters (both 3rd party, and internal). Can they find the right candidates? What kinds of jobs and/or searches have you tried to managed?

Any funny stories?


See the answers… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 19, 2008 at 12:24pm — No Comments

MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat Log Tuesday, Dec 16, 2008 Glen Cathey - Boolean Black Belt

Best Remark of the Day

"Sure, the candidates you can't find are candidates who do not mention in their resume or profile what you assume they will say and search for." ~ Glen Cathey



12:00pmMaureen Sharib Welcome to the MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Chat - today we have a special guest - the Boolean Black Belt - the very talented Glen Cathey!

12:01pmGlen Cathey I started in the industry in Jan 1997 using only a CPAS… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 19, 2008 at 2:28am — No Comments

Is there a "best time" for sending Twitters?

Just wondrin'...

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 18, 2008 at 7:39am — 5 Comments

Stop Calling "My" People!

Dave Staats loves these calls.

HR Director from a company we’ve had no relationship with in the past called about 2 of our people leaving too many messages for their people. I got a 13-minute lesson on “After you try a certain number of times and get no response you should know they are not interested.”

Great and clever phone sourcing tip included in this… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 17, 2008 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

In Defense of Teasing

Today teasing has been all but banished from the lives of many children. In recent years, high-profile school shootings and teenage suicides have inspired a wave of “zero tolerance” movements in our schools. Accused teasers are now made to utter their teases in front of the class, under the stern eye of teachers. Children are given detention for sarcastic comments on the… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 10, 2008 at 10:21am — No Comments

MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat Log Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - What Industries Are Hiring?

Best Remark of the Day "Why doesn't everyone share what type of position they are currently or were last working on. Not looking for company names just the type of position or industry” ~Tom Cook



12:04pmVictor US Census is hiring for Recruiters-the pay is abysmal though...

12:05pmMaureen Sharib We're here to talk abt what industries are hiring...did everyone read the links in this… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 10, 2008 at 7:39am — No Comments

Thanks to Soldiers

XEROX IS DOING SOMETHING COOL!!



If you go to this web site, Let's Say Thanks, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.



How AMAZING it would be if we… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 10, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat Log Thursday, December 4, 2008 Quantity vs. Quality in Sourcing

Best Remark of the Day "I think the price of the project, however you charge, should be based on the difficulty or size of the task you are being asked to do. You can handle this by setting realistic expectations from the beginning." ~ Leo Mc Kiernan

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11:59amTom Cook Hello Everyone, I wanted to start today's topic by asking a question. When you start a new project for a client, what is more important: Quanity of info… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 5, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Court of Royals Seat

LinkedIn question:

How many years does it take for a High Tech Professional with great business vision to evolve to a strategic layer?

LinkedIn Answers… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 4, 2008 at 9:48am — No Comments

The 5 Ps of Sourcing

Someone left a message over on the SourcersGuild board and I thought you all might have an interest in it and in my answer!



So I need to go back to the basics. I have just started looking for talent in a new industry (HVAC Custom Electrical Design). I know I need to start with a competitors list and do some research. Does anyone have a train of thought list that they use when they are… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 3, 2008 at 4:00am — No Comments

TalkSourcing Radio Show

Join me today at 1p.m. EST on the TalkSourcing segment of the Recruiting Animal's (Noon) Radio Show. I'll be there to answer your questions on phone sourcing after Animal's guest interview with Josh Kahn, winner of Sourcecon Challenge 2008 at noon EST.



How do you "do" a company's telephone bank? (Be prepared to spend some time.)

How do you match current titles to names that come off that phone bank?… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 3, 2008 at 3:00am — No Comments

Novel Ways of Sourcing

Today's MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Class is going to center around different ways of sourcing-bring your best practices to class at noon (EST) and let's discuss!

Maureen Sharib

Telephone Names Sourcer/MagicMethod Trainer



"Diversity of stimulation means novelty, and novelty means challenge to thought." ~ John Dewey, Democracy and Education

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Don’t miss Tom Cook,… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 2, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Dirty Jobs That Pay Well

Dealing with death, bodily fluids, and foot problems may not be the most pleasant experiences, but if your ick tolerance is pretty high, the pay for these jobs can make it worth getting your hands dirty. Curious about how your own salary stacks up? Compare your salary with those of the eight jobs listed below.

1. Veterinarian Median annual salary*: $73,621

2. Waste Management Engineer Median annual salary: $67,249

3. Trauma Surgeon… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 1, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

9 Jobs That Are Here to Stay

No outsourcing danger to these:

Dental Assistant

Pharmacy Technician

Fitness Professional

Teacher Aide

Auto Repair Technician

Pet Groomer

Plumber

Veterinary Assistant

Electrician

More here.

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Looking for… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on December 1, 2008 at 11:20am — No Comments

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