Maha Akiki's Blog (6)

What makes me a Smart Recruiter

Strategic Recruiting, Tactical Approach, Time Organization

Job Board Searching, Active Candidate Sourcing

Cybersleuthing, Rusing-Rousing - whatever you want to call it

These are learned Techniques

What makes me a Smart Recruiter?

My passion for recruiting

The smile I get on my face when I talk about recruiting (accompanied by the "Mediterranean trademark: talking with one's hands)

My love for recruiting

The challenge I love to wake up to… Continue

Added by Maha Akiki on December 29, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments, LinkedIn, and open reqs

I just added a new applications to my LinkedIn profile,, and thought... now what? what can I upload that I want to share on my profile?
Aha!! My open roles! I think I will upload all of my job descritpions I'm recruiting for!

Added by Maha Akiki on November 3, 2008 at 8:17pm — No Comments

"The day I was featured on Dave Mendoza's Six Degrees Top Ten List" OR "How I will make a hire thru my LinkedIn connections"

Okay, so I was #16 (or was it 17?) on el-Dave's Top Ten List, but I bet it did not alter the results...

On October 1, 2008, Dave Mendoza published his weekly Top Ten list, and I was on there... and my life as a recruiter will never be the same.

Prior to that day, my LinkedIn first degree connections hovered around 1200+, thanks to invites trickling in at a rate of five or so a week.

Since that day - I just counted - my connections increased by 270+ connections.… Continue

Added by Maha Akiki on October 10, 2008 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

Forget Cannes, TIFF, or the Sundance Festival, I was at RecruitFest!

Have you ever been to a movie premiere with Geroge Clooney, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, and Pierce Brosnan?

Well neither have I.

** Okay, maybe I should have thought about B actors' names :-) **

Nonetheless, when I walked into RecruitFest, I felt awestruck. I was in the presence of thee stars of recruitment, and Jason Davis - our own slouch - was the producer/director who managed to sweep all the oscars with his… Continue

Added by Maha Akiki on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments


Added by Maha Akiki on April 3, 2008 at 11:53am — No Comments

If this is how Facebook might look in 30 years, what would LinkedIn look like?

Added by Maha Akiki on February 27, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments


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