Amitai Givertz's Blog – April 2008 Archive (26)

April 30, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia Faust advises on tricky situations, answers members' questions...



This week Claudia touches on a tricky subject, answering a question from 'Uneasy:'

I recently challenged my recruiting team to source hard-to-find candidates from a department of a local competitor, and one of the recruiters came back with a whole roster for us...unfortunately, she slept with one of their engineers to get it. She doesn’t think it’s a big…
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April 29, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...



Just in case you missed it, sourcing innovator and recruiter trainer Eric Jaquith just started InfoGIST News & User Exchange. If you are not familiar with Eric and his work you should be, InfoGIST too.



To get things rolling, here is an excellent webinar from… Continue

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April 28, 2008

Dave Mendoza talks with one of our members...

Today Dave introduces us to Jocelyn Donegan. Jocelyn has recently made the everyday transition form Hollywood actress and TV celeb to, um, recruiter! Jocelyn is a Managing Partner C4 Consulting & Recruiting and says of herself:

I'm a storyteller, wearing multiple hats in many mediums, because I believe that stories remind us all to go beyond what we feel is…
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April 26, 2008

A round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives...



Wrapping up the week and winding down the month, this week a different twist. We're posting this in the forum so you can all chip in with your comments, thoughts and favorite posts...



RecruitingBlogs.com: The Daily Column...

Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase: Anna… Continue

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April 25, 2008

TGIS (Thank Goodness, Its Sumser!)

'Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com'



Relatively few people come to this space with 15 months behind them in an online community. Only a handful have more than 15 years in actually building them. One of those is our very own Papa Sumser.



When you read his take on RecruitingBlogs.com John's 15 years as an… Continue

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April 24, 2008

Bill Vick's XtremeRecruiting.tv

Featuring Dave Staats, Headhunter, Flamethrower, Judge and Jury...



You know Bill Vick, don't you? Bill is one of the seminal figures in online recruiting, one of the first to write about internet recruiting techniques as early as 1996. And Dave Staats, you know Dave, right? The Fordyce Letter, prototypical… Continue

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April 23, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia Faust advises on tricky situations, answers members' questions...



Last week's post on hairy candidates raised a lot of eyebrows, hackles even. If you missed it, too bad -- we're moving on!



This week Tektree Gopi asks:



If time is the constraint, how can you analyze a candidate’s level of commitment? I work mostly on corporate-to-corporate contract…
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April 22, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...

It is not often that someone comes on the scene and immediately adds value to the conversation. Geoff Peterson is one of those people.



Geoff is the Managing Principal for General Lead and edits StaffBytes, a news site dedicated to recruiting industry tips, techniques and instructional videos. I started pointing to Geoff and his work last… Continue

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April 21, 2008

Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase

Dave Mendoza talks with one of our members...

What better way to start the day than with a good serving of Brekka? Dave introduces us to Anna Brekka who is the Senior Director Talent Management Services for Kennedy Information.



Anna says:

I have evolved into a “speaker recruiter.” I have an incredible job which allows me the opportunity to offer…
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That was the week that was...week ending April 18, 2008

Ami G's round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives...



RecruitingBlogs.com: The Daily Column...

Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase: Microsoft's Kevin Stakelum

Tutorial Tuesday: Chris Russell: Job Board… Continue

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April 18, 2008

TGIS (Thank Goodness, Its Sumser!)

'Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com'



Some of us had the pleasure of John's company in Ft. Lauderdale yesterday. We spent time together at the BROWN BAG RECRUITER training in the morning and then had lunch together. We rounded out the day networking with 12 disciples breaking bread at the South Florida Metro Recruiters inaugural shindig which was hosted in absentia by Jason Davis [aka Slouch] and… Continue

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April 16, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia Faust advises on tricky situations, answers members' questions...



Claudia responds to a question asked on the Recruiting Animal Show...



'If a candidate is very hairy on the chest and back, should they just shave right down every day to below their collar line?"



Read Claudia's fantastic reply in 'Hair of the… Continue

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April 15, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...

Chris Russell, President of AllCountyJobs.com LLC, is one of the Recruitosphere's original innovators. He has a number of grounbreaking projects under his belt including the original RecruitingFly and Jobs in Pods. Chris is widely respected for pushing the online recruiting envelope. He uses common sense tactics and strategies, social… Continue

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April 14, 2008

Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase

Dave Mendoza talks with one of our members...

For those of you who are not Mendoza groupies the fact that he is in Australia presenting at the AustralAsian Talent Conference may have passed you by. Somewhere across multiple time zones your Editor has misplaced this morning's post. Oops, sorry.



If nothing else I am resourceful! So, from the… Continue

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That was the week that was...week ending April 11, 2008

Ami G's round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives...



RecruitingBlogs.com: The Daily Column...

Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase: Ryan Leary, Philadelphia's Ambassador of The Virtual Handshake

Tutorial Tuesday: Muareen Sharib and… Continue

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April 11, 2008

TGIS (Thank Goodness, Its Sumser!

John Sumser unravels the world of recruiting and puts it back together again



Today: 'Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com'

Anyone who has been around the online water cooler -- the community blogs where a caravan of recruiters come to gargle and spit -- will know that Jason Davis [aka… Continue

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April 10, 2008

The Recruiting Animal’s Morning After Show

On Wednesdays he barks, on Thursday he bites!



Following last week's show with special guest Papa John Sumser, Atlanta-based Josh Letourneau posted comments, sent me emails and we even spoke on the phone!



Rather than spoil the fun by giving you my impression… Continue

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April 9, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia Faust advises on tricky situations, answers members' questions...



Today, 'Feeling Cheap in St. Louis' asks:



"What do you do when a candidate simply disappears? It’s happened to me twice this month: I screen them up front, they’re all excited about the opportunity, they go to the interview…and then nothing. No returned calls, no emails about taking another job, nothing. It's hard enough to find good candidates at…
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April 8, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...

Our very own Maureen Sharib, telephone names sourcer and trainer, has mastered a piece of the recruiting process that is often misrepresented, misunderstood, poorly applied and too often poo-pooed by recruiting 'purists.'



Maureens's has built a burgeoning practice generating leads for, well, you name it, Maureen's sourced it! The living proof that… Continue

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In your inbox: April 7, 2008

If you are not a member of RecruitingBlogs.com cut and paste the following into an email and send it to yourself. We don't won't anyone feeling left out...



Greetings!



If you haven’t visited RecruitingBlogs.com in the past week or two you may have missed some new and exciting things.

For one thing we have started a daily column featuring some of our favorite bloggers. Logon to read Dave Mendoza on Mondays, Claudia Faust on Wednesdays, the… Continue

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