Maureen Sharib's Blog (166)

Handing Out Pink Slips Hurts

NYTimes article - very human:

I spoke and told everyone that our biggest expense was headcount and that we had to lay a few people off. I said that the executives were going to leave the room, call people out one by one, and help those whose jobs were being eliminated to pack. We hoped to save them from embarrassment. ~ Matt Cooper, vice president of Accolo, a recruitment outsourcing company



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Added by Maureen Sharib on February 3, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Facebook, LinkedIn, XING and Whatever Happened to Myspace?



Today on the MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat we're going to be talking about the social networks we're using and what we like/don't like about each. I saw an interesting remark from Harold Meller over on Facebook today to John Sumser about the evolution of a couple of the social networks - it asked: Is Facebook Taking Out Linkedin? My usage over the last…
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Added by Maureen Sharib on February 3, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Gatekeeper as Friend

Did you all see Greg Pankow's article yesterday (1/28) here on ERE about using VoiceMail systems to get directly to the person(s) you want to talk with without having to talk to the Gatekeeper? It's terrific and you can find the step-by-step instructions here.



But what happens when you don't mind talking to the Gatekeeper - the Gatekeeper as friend - and all you want to know is who are all the… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 29, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Anybody read this book?

The Secret Universe of Names: The Dynamic Interplay of Names and Destiny by Roy Feinson

Charisma. Power. Sex appeal. Wealth. What does the sound of your name say about you? How do these syllables affect not only your self-image but, even more importantly, the expectations that others have of you? The Secret Universe of Names explains, in fascinating detail and name-by-name example (over 10,000 names), how the sound of a name evokes basic,… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 24, 2009 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Phone Sourcing Quiz

Take the Phone Sourcing Quiz here.

40 questions - 30 of them are answered. Last ten will be answered NEXT Friday, Jan 23 - take the quiz!

Good luck!

Maureen

“The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do.” ~ John W. Holt,… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 16, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Animal's Radio Show and Ross's Directory Chat TODAY (Weds)

The Recruiting Animal Radio Show is today and the Recruiting Social Media Awards for 2008 are being handed out - don't miss it - you just might be one of the recipients! It's at Noon EST hereor call in to listen here: 646 652-2754



Animal will be suggesting new categories and designating people and websites for… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 7, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

When I Was a Baby Sourcer

When I was a baby sourcer, and didn’t have the crutch LinkedIn to jumpstart my searches, I’d go to the Internet (this was before ZoomInfo - formerly Eliyon) and the other Internet strippers really got started, and I would google (back then I think it was dogpile or altavista I used before I kinda’ understood the magic of algorithms and the brains behind them) the name of the company I was trying to penetrate and the title I was working on. Mind you,… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 6, 2009 at 10:11am — No Comments

A Typical Phone Sourcing Business Inquiry

Hello Maureen, I am the Business Development and Recruiting Manager for XYZ. Our current focus is recruiting for the Dept of Defense so the majority of our positions require candidates with active TS SCI Full Scope clearances who are interested in exploring new opportunities in the intelligence arena. Have you sourced in this area before? I could use some help and if you are interested, let's talk.

Thank you and Happy New Year.

Name…
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Added by Maureen Sharib on January 5, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Do you have a phone abuse problem?

Are you in denial?

Please don’t put this off – this is too important. Answer these questions honestly – don’t pull the wool over your own eyes! This simple exercise may be the way back to the telephone names sourcing life you deserve to live.

Find out… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 5, 2009 at 10:57am — No Comments

Sticky Notes: Contacting Passives at Work

Jamie Seward asked an interesting (and sticky) question over on ERE in mid-December. See it here too.

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Take the only-of-its-kind phone sourcing quiz… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 4, 2009 at 4:24am — No Comments

Canada's Quiet Star

No, it's not the Recruiting Animal, 'though he's a star in my eyes!

Skiing, anyone?

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Take the only-of-its-kind phone sourcing quiz… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 4, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Health-related Directories

Browse all sorts of health related directories here.



Did you know that some online directories will "give it all up" when you just put in ONE letter of a person's name? Go here and put "a" into the name box. Watch what happens! Amazing,… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 1, 2009 at 11:38am — 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 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

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