Amitai Givertz's Blog – May 2008 Archive (24)

May 29, 2008

Bill Vick's XtremeRecruiting.tv

A change to the formatting this week as the XtremeRecruiting.tv crew are taking a well deserved break.



For those of you still chugging away, taking a little break of your own...



Maren Hogan - Marketing Pro

Dave Mendoza recently profiled Maren in his regular Monday feature. Slouch [aka Jason Davis] paved the way for her to visit ERE. Maren is now a… Continue

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May 28, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

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



Claudia counsels "Struggling in Cincinnati" who asks:

I started recruiting about 3 years ago, and work for a small executive search firm. I really loved my job until about 6 months ago when it changed from just candidate development to include business development. The environment is hyper-competitive, and I struggle with bringing in retainers (actually,…
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May 27, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...

"Passion" is a word that gets bandied about a lot. Here is author and activist Patrick Dixon's take on what it means and how it can be applied.



Motivation, leadership business change management…

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Weekend, May 23-24, 2008

That was the week that was...Week ending May 23, 2008

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



A funny week with lots going and not much getting done. It must be summer...



RecruitingBlogs.com: The Daily Column...

Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase: Meet Heather Gardner - from $0 to $300k in Record Time

Geoff… Continue

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May 23, 2008

TGIS (Thank Goodness, Its Sumser!)

Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com



John continues adding up the sum of RecruitingBlogs.com's parts, this week adding the conversation into the equation:

From Technical tips to process questions, from professional advice to vendor critiques, the forum covered the vast arena that is our profession. As the membership multiplies, expect to see interesting voices emerge here.
Some of the conversations John is… Continue

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May 22, 2008

Bill Vick's XtremeRecruiting.tv

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

The XtremeRecruiting.tv group continues be the fastest growing group on the site! Bearing in mind that members can answer our weekly question and win Bill Vick's e-book Big Biller loaded on an iPod, you should invite your friends to join too.



Last Week's Winner!

Congratulations to John… Continue

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May 21, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

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



Claudia has a question that causes her to tread carefully this week, or tip-toe through the tulips at least:

How do you handle an interview when the candidate is preoccupied with a personal issue? I had a candidate this week who insisted she didn’t want to reschedule, even though she was obviously speaking from the bathroom and flushed the toilet many…
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May 20, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...

Another first rate video from Geoff Peterson!



This week Geoff demos a tool called X1 and give examples of others to use for surfacing passive candidates buried in your computer.



Search Your Desktop: Find Passive Talent





Find more videos like this on… Continue

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May 19, 2008

Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase

Dave Mendoza talks with one of our members...

Today Dave introduces us to Heather Gardner who is a Regional Professional Placement at Volt Services Group in Silicon valley.



Describing herself a "jack of all trades recruiter" in conversation with Dave Heather says this:

I absolutely love networking and the recruiting business, even in my “off hours”.…
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Weekend May 17-18, 2008

That was the week that was...Week ending May 16, 2008

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



A light week for posting but a heavy week for reading:



RecruitingBlogs.com: The Daily Column...

Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase: Meet Kevin Plantan, VP of Sales at ERE Media - King of The Mohito Handshake…

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May 16, 2008

TGIS (Thank Goodness, Its Sumser!)

'Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com'



Pointing to the growing number of great videos on RecruitingBlogs.com John says:

There are two reasons to check out the following videos. First of all, they are informative...Secondly, you need to watch them so that youcan begin to imagine yourself making them.
So, the question is: What do you have on tape that you will share, post on… Continue

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May 15, 2008

Bill Vick's XtremeRecruiting.tv

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

The XtremeRecruiting.tv group continues be the fastest growing group on the site! Bearing in mind that members can answer our weekly question and win Bill Vick's e-book Big Biller loaded on an iPod, you should invite your friends to join too.

New Format!

We're trying something new. Our video clip is going to be a teaser that sets up the question with… Continue

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May 14, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

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



This week Claudia has some "playground counselling" for "Snooping Around" who asks:

I have started to practice flipping and x-raying sites. I am finding some really good stuff out there, but here is my problem: by mining deeply, I am getting to directories and files (especially Excel and Word documents) that are clearly not posted for public access. So my…
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May 13, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...

There are numerous clues to candidates being untruthful, some obvious, others far more subtle and difficult to detect. Perhaps the most subtle signs of deception are microexpressions.



Here Prof. Paul Eckman gives us a quick example of a microexpression. The next link takes you to series of clips where microexpressions are pointed out as indicators of deception. The last link will take you to a test where you can… Continue

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May 12, 2008

Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase

Dave Mendoza talks with one of our members...

Dave's guest today is Kevin Plantan who is a VP at ERE Media.



It seems Dave and Kevin have a lot more in common than a passion for the industry:

You see I love Mohitos and Kevin does as well, and can appreciate my liquid toxin as a fellow colleague to pull a chair and start the conversation so that we can all…
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May 10, 2008

That was the week that was...Week ending May 9, 2008

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



A nice mix of subjects, points of view, writers and bloggy things...



RecruitingBlogs.com: The Daily Column...

Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase: Meet Maren Hogan, RecruitingBlogs Cheerleader from Omaha and Professional… Continue

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May 9, 2008

TGIS (Thank Goodness, Its Sumser!)

'Digging Into RecruitingBlogs.com'



In today's post John makes a couple of interesting observations, opening with this:

May is traditionally a slow month for Recruiting communities...the avalanche of trade shows get in the way of hobnobbing with peers.
Hmmm...I'll have to leave a comment. What about you?



You can read John thought-provoking post and his post-pickings here:… Continue

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May 8, 2008

Bill Vick's XtremeRecruiting.tv

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



The XtremeRecruiting.tv group continues to grow by leaps and bounds. So, no doubt, there will many disappointed to learn that there is no question this week while Bill and Dave cook up something special. The next question will be posted on May 15.



Last Week's Winner: Sue Hand!

Dave judged Sue's answer to… Continue

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May 7, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

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



This week Claudia dishes out some tough love for 'Seriously Frustrated:'

A recruiter in my office recently landed a VP search for a company I used to work for. I know a lot about this company’s dirty laundry, and the leadership is generally ruthless and unethical. I tried to warn the recruiter before he took the search, but he doesn’t seem to care about…
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May 6, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...

This week Geoff Peterson gives us very thorough overview of recruiting on Facebook.



There is something here for everyone from the novice to expert sourcer. As usual, excellent stuff from Geoff...



Facebook Recruiting



Happy Tuesday!… Continue

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