Amitai Givertz's Blog – December 2007 Archive (23)

Best of Linked Intelligence 2007

On the Radar: Monday, December 31st, 2007



Scott Allen posts on his blog:

As we draw the year to a close, I thought it would be a good idea to do a wrap-up of some of the best posts of the year. I picked these through a combination of popularity and my personal preference. Enjoy!…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 31, 2007 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

TW3...Week ending December 28th, 2007

Slimmer pickings than usual on this Holiday Week but here is a round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives posted on Recruiting.com...



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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 30, 2007 at 11:34am — No Comments

Kicking off 2008: Interview on Demand

On the Radar: Friday, December 28th, 2007



Carl Chapman has a new venture, Interview on Demand which claims to help remove the barriers between candidates and the employers who seek that seek them by providing "an on-line video interviewing service so powerful and effective that our clients cannot imagine hiring without it."…



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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 28, 2007 at 8:23pm — 5 Comments

Facebook challenged by ad-free rival

On the Radar: Thursday, December 27th, 2007



According to the Guardian, a new U.K. network promotes an alternative to ad-supported networks:

Badoo, a social networking website which offers users the chance to pay to be popular while banning all advertising, is set to launch into an increasingly crowded UK market.



At the moment, Badoo is a…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 27, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Steady staffng levels predicted for 2008

On the Radar: Wednesday, December 26th, 2008



According to USA TODAY:

Most U.S. employers plan to keep their payrolls stable early next year, according to a survey out Wednesday that points to a steady, but not stellar, employment environment heading into 2008.



Sixty percent of hiring managers said they planned no changes in the number of full-time, permanent employees at their…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 26, 2007 at 6:30am — No Comments

Meetup: Get up! Stand up! Stand up for your reqs...

On the Radar: Monday, December 24th, 2007



It seems the people at Meetup are led by a big idea:

We want to see the world's people self-organize. We believe that people can change their world, or the world by organizing themselves into groups - Meetups - powerful enough to make a difference.

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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 24, 2007 at 6:28pm — No Comments

TW3...Week ending December 21th, 2007

Here is this week's round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives posted on Recruiting.com...



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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 23, 2007 at 10:20am — No Comments

Ripping Yarns

Trying to wrap my head around information foraging theory I’m hoping a modern-day forager extraordinaire might help me make some stodgy stuff a little easier to digest…hmmm, maybe not!

The Discovery Channel airs an interesting program called Man vs Wild. The…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 22, 2007 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Share your desktop and build your reputation

On the Radar: Thursday, December 20th, 2007



CrossLoop was originally designed to enable easy screen sharing for remote technical support. For virtual recruiters especially it is just as powerful a tool. Online juice comes from rated screen sharing sessions:

CrossLoop opens up a whole new world of collaborative possibilities. People of any level of technical expertise can now remotely collaborate with others over the Internet.…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 20, 2007 at 6:59pm — No Comments

E-mail address verification with MailTester.com

On the Radar: Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Need I say more?

Added by Amitai Givertz on December 19, 2007 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Google encouraging people to build knowledge, reputations and rankings

On the Radar: Tuesday, December 18th, 2008



Googling is touting its alternative to Wikipedia, encouraging participation:

The web contains an enormous amount of information, and Google has helped to make that information more easily accessible by providing pretty good search facilities. But not everything is written nor is everything well organized to…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 18, 2007 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Google Launches Social Network

On the Radar: Monday, December 17th, 2007



According to Chris Brogan:

Google slipped a social network into Reader last night while I was sleeping. It’s simple, and unobtrusive, and gently prompts me to add more info, if I want. It’s about sharing your news- for now. But there it is. There’s Google’s simple, easy, I’m -destined-to-use-it social network right there.…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 17, 2007 at 1:30pm — No Comments

TW3...Week ending December 14th, 2007

Here is this week's round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives posted on Recruiting.com...



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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 15, 2007 at 5:16pm — No Comments

IPSOJOBS for recruiting in a hurry

On the Radar: Thursday, December 13th, 2007



Ipsojobs is a free job bank focused on "urgent employment" and "something for nothing." The site is multilingual and international. Obviously needing some lift, off the blog:

We are all in agreement that promoting ipsojobs is hard and requires a good deal of effort, but you have to think that little by little, with the help of everyone, the site will grow more and more…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 13, 2007 at 5:30am — No Comments

RecruitPress Is Here!

On the Radar: Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

According to the RecruitPress site:

Welcome to the Job Board application for WordPress. RecruitPress is a free application to create a job board built on the powerful WordPress blogging software.

RecruitPress is not a plugin for WordPress. It is a group of widely available WordPress plugins and some WordPress core file modifications that you install on…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 12, 2007 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Professional Networking: Beyond Sourcing

On the Radar: Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Professional Networking Sites

December 11, 2007 at 2:00 pm

Eastern Standard Time (GMT -05:00, New York)

ERE hosts Scott Allen who writes on the The Virtual Handshake Blog for a free webinar today:

By now most recruiters are aware that blogs and social networking sites can be invaluable tools for sourcing…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 11, 2007 at 7:09am — No Comments

Sourcers Guild gets LinkedIn

On the Radar: Monday, December 10th, 2007

The indefatigable Maureen Sharib does it again, this time on LinkedIn.

Join the Sourcers Guild group on LinkedIn here...

Added by Amitai Givertz on December 10, 2007 at 9:49am — No Comments

TW3...Week ending December 7th, 2007

Kicking off December, here is this week's round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives posted on Recruiting.com...



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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 8, 2007 at 1:40pm — No Comments

I’m On LinkedIn - Now What???

On the Radar: Friday, December 7th, 2007

The blog behind Jason Alba's book I’m On LinkedIn - Now What???

A useful resource, worth checking out.

Added by Amitai Givertz on December 7, 2007 at 12:00pm — No Comments

2008 Employment Outlook: Ask a sentimental worker

On the Radar: Thursday, December 6th, 2007

On CNNMoney.com today:

Bleak Hiring Expectations and Financial Outlook Contribute to Drop in Worker Sentiment

The Hudson Employment Index fell 8.9 points in November to a record low of 91.9. Growing concerns about hiring and signs of personal financial strain triggered the decline. In stark contrast, the Index registered 105.3 one year ago, more than 13 points…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on December 6, 2007 at 8:51am — No Comments

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