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Amy Ala
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Free CRM for Recruiters?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Roberts, SPHR Nov 3, 2014. 23 Replies

Why I Love Recruiting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Leary Jun 9, 2012. 29 Replies

The Sticky Stuff !! Confused about outplacement services...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandra McCartt Oct 26, 2011. 4 Replies

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"thanks Linda and absolutely! my 20 yr old put it best - on Facebook she commented "Regardless, freedom of speech is in the Bill of Rights, it's meant to protect you from the government. Corporate employees and individuals can tell you to…"
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"Great post!  I am glad you said you don't google your candidates. I don't either and it's never come back and bitten me.  On a side note, when I was in my early 20's, my boss was going on vacation for two whole weeks.…"
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"lol my 20 yr old read it and said the kid was an asshat so I felt somewhat vindicated in my "get off my lawn" mentality"
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"Welcome back. This kick ass post reminds me that I'd go to war with you any day (I'll let you choose the battle)."
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Profile Information

Name
Amy Ala
Job Title
Staffing Consultant / Recruiter
Company
Microsoft
Which best describes your profession?
Corporate Talent Acquisition
How many years have you been in the business?
10-14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Technology
How many employees in your company?
>5000
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/amyala
Twitter Profile
http://twitter.com/#!/AlaRecruiter

Amy Ala's Blog

Battles Worth Fighting

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 10:00pm 7 Comments

I shared two very different articles on Facebook this week. One was about a…

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Leave Marshawn Alone!

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 11:07pm 1 Comment

By now you’ve heard the news… Super Bowl 49 has come to an end. My beloved Hawks fell to the Patriots because of a…

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Trust Me, I'm a Professional

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 7:59pm 8 Comments

Oh RBC how I've missed you... my divorce fueled hiatus has come to an end and in the immortal words of Elton John, the bitch is back.

So much has happened since we last chatted... one thing that hasn't changed? My love/hate relationship with my profession. Don't get me wrong,…

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Hey That's MY Candidate!

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 3:35pm 8 Comments

A recent RBC article shined a light on the concern many recruiters have about connecting with other recruiters on LinkedIn. I was perplexed as I’ve always considered public profiles (on LinkedIn or elsewhere) to be, well, public and therefore easy to…

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Life, Interrupted

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 10:51pm 18 Comments

This is the hardest blog post I’ve ever written. Some will say it’s too personal, and they’re probably right. My regular readers know this blog is a diary of sorts, I generally write about whatever is top of mind and damn the consequences. Others may feel…

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At 7:52pm on June 6, 2014, Keith Halperin said…

Celebrate like there's tomorrow- you deserve it, Amy!

At 11:33am on June 6, 2014, Mark Tortorici said…

Happy Birthday, Amy!  Have a great one!  :) 

- Mark Tortorici

At 4:51am on March 2, 2014, PAUL FOREL said…

Hi, Amy...

I am new here and am catching up on old posts.

"...great agency recruiters act in the best interest of whoever's writing the check. Nice crap-stirring post though I'll give you that..."

Brava!

See 'ya....

Paul

At 4:49pm on March 14, 2013, Daren J. Mongello said…

Oh wait...so does every friend see this?
If so...."no bueno"
My email is dmongello@trilogyhr.com if you want to ping me.
Good luck on the new gig btw.

At 10:09pm on March 12, 2013, Cristina Lewis said…

Thanks, Amy. Thank goodness for this page and network of recruiters. I love it. 

At 3:32am on June 14, 2012, Dyll Davies said…

Thanks for the reply Amy.  It sounds like you (or your UK people) have it well covered and I am not sure Zones would be in my sweet spot (finding C/VP level staff for early stage software start-ups) - but, heh, if anything does come up you (or they) think I could help with, I always say a conversation is never wasted. I am very open and honest about what I can and cannot do with clients and potential clients so I wouldn't take something on I couldn't deliver on.


Anyway, as I say, it sounds like you guys have it covered.  Good to touch base with you.

All the best,

Dyll

At 3:56am on June 13, 2012, Dyll Davies said…

Hi Amy,

Sorry for the rather random wall post out of the blue but I have seen a few of your posts on RB and you seem a very sensible and knowledgeable internal recruiter.  I checked out the Zones website and it seems you guys are soley US based which probably means I can't be of much help to you (more than your existing US based recruitment partners at least) as I am UK based and specialise in mainly start-up companies based or looking to set up in Europe/EMEA. . . but if that ever changes let me know.

It is refreshing to hear an internal recruiter who understands the value of a good external head-hunter.  You clearly know your job and your company's needs and know that working with good 'externals' can help you achieve your goals too.

Apologies again for the random post but I thought I'd take some time to point that out :-)

At 2:59pm on February 21, 2012, Kyle Schafroth said…

Amy -

Thanks for connecting! I really enjoy the content you put out and I look forward to tackling some other 'debates' out here!

At 4:33am on January 3, 2012, Brigadier YR MAINDIRATTA said…

Dear Amy,

Would you please share your email id? I want to ask you for professional advice in the field of recruiting.

Regards,

Brigadier Maindiratta

At 7:33pm on June 23, 2011, bill josephson said…
I noticed your recruiting is like dating comment.  I'm a 3rd party recruiter doing extensive cold calling which also seems like dating.  To me, it's like being in a social situation and either striking up a conversation with a guy or asking a girl out.  Feelings are very much the same.  With the girls, so are the 'turndowns.'

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