Ben Yoskovitz's Blog (16)

Recruitings Trends Survey - Please Help!

Standout Jobs and PBP Media would like to announce our joint Recruiting Trends 2009 Survey.

Click here:

The recession is overwhelming us with bad news, particularly in the world of HR. Our goal with this survey is to look at 2009 and beyond from a different angle; focusing less on hiring freezes, layoffs and other negative realities… Continue

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on January 14, 2009 at 10:07am — No Comments

Top 5 Mistakes Companies Make Hiring in a Recession

Lance Haun guests writes a post on the Standout Jobs blog with 5 top mistakes that companies make when hiring in a recession. These include:

1. Thinking great candidates grow on trees.

2. Under-estimating your staffing needs.

3. Hiring now, only to layoff quickly thereafter.

4. Under-compensating employees because you can.

5. Not replacing necessary employees.

Please check out the full article at… Continue

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on December 11, 2008 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Standout Jobs Launches Next Version of Recruitment Communication Platform

Standout Jobs just launched the latest version of its Recruitment Communiation Platform at

The website has been completely revamped as well. We've announced a number of strategic partners and implemented our subscription-based business model.

Please check out the official press release for more… Continue

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on October 27, 2008 at 5:19pm — 3 Comments

How Do You Treat Rejected Candidates?

HRMToday has a very interesting and amusing story about a rejected candidate that was eventually hired and became a star player. It’s a great anecdote and reminder of a couple things:

1. We reject too easily.

2. We always benefit by treating people well.

The big question is really this: How do you treat rejected candidates? And can it be done in such a way that diminishes the negative… Continue

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on August 26, 2008 at 12:07pm — 3 Comments

Standout Jobs Partners with Scribd to Offer iPaper Integration on Resumes

Standout Jobs has partnered with Scribd to use their iPaper technology inside our applicant tracking system. This makes it possible to view, search and print resumes directly from the browser.

The goal is to provide the simplest candidate tracking system, with a great user interface and user experience.

Click here to read the full blog post.

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on April 29, 2008 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Standout Jobs and CUhire Provide Free Job and Career Sites for Credit Unions

Standout Jobs has partnered with CUhire, a recruiting solutions provider to the credit union industry, to provide credit unions with free Job and Career Sites. With Standout Jobs’ RECEPTION product, CUhire customers can create employment branding and recruiting sites in minutes, with no I.T. support or resources, by visiting

Read the full press release:… Continue

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on March 26, 2008 at 1:23pm — No Comments

6 Tips for Hiring Top Talent at Startups

Based off an article written by David Lefkow for ERE, I've added 6 tips for hiring top talent at startups:

1. Get everyone involved in the hiring process.

2. Recruit constantly.

3. Build a positive reputation in the local community.

4. Focus on personality and cultural fit above everything else.

5. Don’t oversell stock options.

6. Don’t over-hire.

Read the full blog… Continue

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on March 19, 2008 at 12:05am — No Comments

Join Chris Russell and I for The Social Media Recruiting Show

Chris Russell (JobsinPods) and I have decided to run a twice-monthly online radio show titled:

The Social Media Recruiting Show

It should be fun and interesting. You can listen in and call in to ask questions.

The goal of this program is to educate HR people and recruiters on the evolving social media landscape as it pertains to… Continue

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on February 28, 2008 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Standout Jobs is Looking for a Senior Business Development Guru

Standout Jobs is looking for a Senior Business Development Guru with recruiting industry experience and an interest in working at startups.

The full job description can be found here:

Senior Business Development Manager

If you're interested, please apply! Or pass it on to others that might be interested.


Ben… Continue

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on February 26, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Social Network Recruiters: Coming to an Office Near You?

Are we on the verge of seeing a new job in HR -- for Social Network Recruiters? Some think so, but I see more opportunities to blend jobs of social media / community / social network marketing with HR to really have success in a Web 2.0 world.

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on February 18, 2008 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Standout Jobs is Happy to Sponsor Networking Event in Vegas

Just wanted to extend my thanks to Jason - is a great resource and he's been a big supporter of Standout Jobs. And I'm very happy to be sponsoring the Networking Event in Vegas. I think it's a good way for people in the space to connect at a grassroots level - and that includes the Recruiting Roadshow.

I hope to be there. And here's our brief announcement on our small participation:…


Added by Ben Yoskovitz on February 7, 2008 at 4:11pm — 1 Comment

Jason Goldberg: The Startup CEO School of Hard Knocks

Recently Jason Goldberg, previously CEO of Jobster, wrote a great article on lessons learned.

This is a follow up piece to that with additional thoughts and commentary (from another CEO with lessons learned, and now getting into the job space...)

Read the full post:

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on January 24, 2008 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Guy Kawasaki's Rules for Hiring with Craigslist

Guy Kawasaki recently posted a job ad on Craigslist for his new startup Truemors. He reveals some of the results and his experiences. Much of his experience was positive.

He wrote a follow-up post about how NOT to hire on Craigslist (or any job board for that matter.)

Both posts are summarized here:

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on August 31, 2007 at 10:35am — No Comments

Video: Hiring Stories From Silicon Valley Revealed

At the recent TechCrunch party in San Francisco, we interviewed a number of high profile and interesting entrepreneurs and venture capitalists about their hiring stories and frustrations.

The result is a short, entertaining video with the likes of Robert Scoble, Guy Kawasaki, John Furrier and others.

Check out the full blog post and video at:…


Added by Ben Yoskovitz on August 6, 2007 at 3:21pm — No Comments

How-To Retain Great People

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Responding to and expanding on Marc Andreessen's thoughts about recruiting and retaining great talent in large companies and startups.

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on July 5, 2007 at 11:26am — No Comments

Your Resume Is A Story

Excerpted from the Standout Jobs blog:

Resumes should be more like stories and less like grocery lists.

How can we make resumes more into stories? Your feedback and suggestions are appreciated!

Added by Ben Yoskovitz on June 25, 2007 at 9:07am — 1 Comment


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