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pam claughton commented on Jason Webster's blog post 'The $20,000 Email'
"Jane is forgetting or maybe doesn't realize that for every Steve, there are often hundreds of other candidates that are targeted, contacted, assessed and rejected. What she's paying for in addition to finding a great candidate, is the time…"
Aug 18, 2013
pam claughton commented on Mona Berberich's blog post 'One page resumes – does size really matter?'
"One page resumes are fine for entry-level people. If you are dealing with more senior level folks, a one page resume may do more harm than good. I'd much rather see several pages that show the depth of experience than a shallow one page…"
Jul 11, 2013
pam claughton commented on Lisa Ranger's blog post 'Sourcing Fees Paid to a Recruiter?'
"It sounds like you are looking for someone to do the actual recruiting piece? I don't think you'd find many third party recruiters willing to unbundle their services, especially if they already have a relationship with your company. But,…"
Jun 28, 2013
pam claughton liked Stephen Nehez, Jr.'s blog post Day 17: 2 Minutes
Jun 14, 2013
pam claughton replied to Christine Coleman's discussion 'Recommend Resources for Basic Recruiter Training?'
"Check out Danny Cahill's rookie training. He holds it several times a year and it's a very comprehensive soup to nuts two day training on everything, recruiting, client development, sourcing, managing the process, etc. I've sent my…"
Jun 11, 2013
pam claughton replied to AwesomeRecruiter's discussion 'Freelance Technical Recruiter Fees structure and other info requested'
"I would advise you to go to another agency for a few years, where you can be a full-life cycle recruiter vs just working on other people's jobs. You'll likely make more money than you are making now if you go to a good firm and…"
Jun 4, 2013
pam claughton commented on Jerry Albright's blog post 'I see it's spamming season - must be something in the water....'
"Hoping the same, though I wonder if these drive by spammers even slow down enough to read posts like this."
May 31, 2013
pam claughton commented on Stephen Nehez, Jr.'s blog post 'Day 3: "And we're off...."'
"Hi Steve, Just wanted to let you know am enjoying this series of daily posts.  I also listened to the   Animal show you appeared on after reading about it here and thought it was interesting the response from most of the crowd to your…"
May 31, 2013

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Pam Claughton
Job Title
President and Principal Recruiter
Company
Custom Search Group, Inc.
Which best describes your profession?
Human Resources
How many years have you been in the business?
>15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Technology
How many employees in your company?
<10
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http://www.customsearchgroup.com
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Pam claughton's Blog

Do What you LOVE and the Right Job (and maybe the money) Will Follow

Posted on December 9, 2012 at 2:13pm 0 Comments

 

Are you in the right job for your talents? Do you

look forward to going to work each day....or do you

dread it?  

photo 20

My grandfather, who was a very wise man, gave me great advice many years ago. He said that "life is too short to be miserable at your job. If you're that unhappy, it's time to go and do something else."  

Of course, there are always circumstances that…

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How to Get Promoted

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 12:00pm 2 Comments

  I've been recruiting for a long time, over 18 years and it feels like I've checked a million references. One thing that comes up over and over again when talking to candidates, is their desire to get promoted. To move to the next level, take the next step to a manager or Director or VP, even CMO.

Some people seem to get promoted rapidly, no matter where they land. These are the people who spend on average 3-7 years at a company and during that time frame are promoted multiple times.…

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Does focusing tightly on numbers scare recruiters away?

Posted on February 15, 2012 at 6:54am 3 Comments

 

Obviously, you have to focus on activity, and numbers, but when bringing new recruiters on and during the first few years, what balance works best when asking them to turn in numbers?

 

I've seen some recruiters so freaked out about not hitting the required number of connects that they decide the job is too stressful.

 

I've seen other recruiters who don't track the numbers and it's not clear if they are making the desired number of connects either,…

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Private Sector Jobs Make Big Return in June....Positive News!

Posted on July 7, 2011 at 7:29pm 2 Comments

 

Finally, some positive news on the job market that reflects what we are seeing.

 

"July 7, 2011 8:43 AM EDT

 

The private sector jobs market in the U.S. saw a sharp rebound in June, according to the ADP National Employment Report. ADP said private…

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How to find success in recruiting

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 6:30am 13 Comments

 

Put the time in. Be a student and keep learning.

 

I was inspired to write this post after reading a blog I look forward to each morning, http://www.thesimpledollar.com/ It's a personal finance blog, written by Trent Hamm, and for him it was a hobby that turned into a full-time job. In today's post, "The Limits You Choose", he addresses how many people make excuses for not finding success by saying they just don't have the…

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At 1:16pm on January 2, 2013, rehan hussain said…

Hello Pam,

I have posted some thing in the main room.. iam a new member. How do I get it touch with you? Or could you call me at 416-721-1153?

 

 

 

At 8:20am on November 7, 2011, Scott Burgess said…

Pam...thanks for commenting on my first blog...I really appreciate it.  Looks like I have to work on my writing because I was trying to say that leading the witness isn't a good thing 9kind of like comedian explaining why their joke is funny after the fact)...anyways I just joined this site and like what I see.  Again - thanks for the comment.

 

Scott

At 1:52pm on June 28, 2011, bill josephson said…

Pam, nice to be friends--always open to new approaches.

 

Best Regards,

 

Bill

At 12:37pm on November 19, 2010, Bob Brown said…
We're having a good year. We've got some good stuff on the horizon for 2011. Glad to hear business is going well on your end. If you need anything let us know. Also, I'm trying to launch a new group here called Contract Staffing Professionals. Feel free to join. Trying to give ECS a larger presence on both LI and Recruiting Blogs. Thanks Pam, have a good weekend.
At 1:01pm on October 11, 2010, David Jacks said…
Hey Pam,

Thanks for commenting on my blog - I sent you a friend request so I could email you a response regarding our business model.

Best,
Dave
At 10:13pm on July 5, 2010, audrey chernoff said…
The responses were great and I would have liked to keep it up, but I found out much of what I wanted to.
At 5:02pm on March 16, 2010, David Jacks said…
Thank you Pam for taking the time to read my post and your thoughtful comments.
Dave
At 2:59pm on February 9, 2010, Brian K. Johnston said…
Your Welcome... Take care, Brian-
At 8:36am on July 24, 2009, Mark A. Leon said…
Pam,

I think this is going to be a very good weekend. I am taking a little rest before the weekend kicks off. I am thinking about making sushi and having a little red wine.
At 9:25am on July 22, 2009, Mark A. Leon said…
Pam,

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to read my little blog article. It is so nice to hear your kind thoughts and the things you are doing to help in your special ways.

Have a wonderful day today.

mark
 
 
 

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