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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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Anthony Caputi liked Amy Ala's blog post Stop Trying To Reinvent Recruiting
May 20
Maddy B. commented on Amy Ala's blog post '5 Reasons This Job Ad is Pure Brilliance'
"It's good if it actually does attract the kind of candidate they're looking for. I'm all for honesty in job postings, especially if they are transparent about the tough parts of a job. It's always a balance between…"
May 1
Amy Ala commented on Mirka Biel's blog post '11 Reasons Why Recruiters Are Sad'
"bahahahah!! this is great :)"
Apr 30
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5 Reasons This Job Ad is Pure Brilliance

Man did this ever ruffle feathers… a small company in San Diego is hiring not ONE but TWO awesome developers. Instead of bothering with a laundry list of must haves and educational requirements, they dropped an F-bomb laden missive on Craigslist targeted at a certain kind of…See More
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Nicholas Meyler commented on Amy Ala's blog post '5 Reasons This Job Ad is Pure Brilliance'
"I love to make jokes and laugh and make others laugh, but I doubt I would want to work at a company like this.  I'd want to have a very serious idea of what the company's mission is, what their competitive advantages are, why the…"
Apr 23
Amy Ala commented on Amy Ala's blog post '5 Reasons This Job Ad is Pure Brilliance'
"it's not for everybody that's for sure Christopher - I think the right kind of dev who would be happy in this environment will find it hilarious. Plus they're getting TONS of free press because we're all sharing and talking about…"
Apr 23
Christopher Warren commented on Amy Ala's blog post '5 Reasons This Job Ad is Pure Brilliance'
"F'n awesome and unique :) but would wonder about the employer as well with this type of ad.  Maybe that's what it takes to get really good talent in a tight market?"
Apr 23

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

5 Reasons This Job Ad is Pure Brilliance

Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:43am 4 Comments

Man did this ever ruffle feathers… a small company in San Diego is hiring not ONE but TWO awesome developers. Instead of bothering with a laundry list of must haves and educational requirements, they dropped an F-bomb laden missive on…

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The Passive Candidate Conundrum – Skill vs Luck

Posted on April 4, 2015 at 1:48pm 9 Comments

Get a room full of recruiters and inevitably the subject of “passive versus active candidates” will come up. Active candidates are the ones who apply – the ones pursuing open roles by completing online applications and such. Passive, on the other hand, are talented folks who would…

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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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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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