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January 2010 Blog Posts (201)

Friends don't let friends do reality TV

A person needs good friends in life. "OK Thank you Captain Obvious!" I hear you say, but hear me out.



These reality TV shows get a big viewing in my house, the "Big Brothers", the "So you think you can dance", "Idol" etc. The first few shows are notorious for the "What the..." moments. You know what I'm talking about, those people who are auditioning, who have… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 31, 2010 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Your Salary Is High. Why Should We Hire You?



A job seeker recently posed the following question:





“I’ve been faced with the following question over and over. I am sure many other job seekers are confronted with this too. So, I'm curious how job seekers answer the question and what hiring managers think of the answers and the issue in general.



As a job seeker how do you answer this question? The job you are interviewing for pays X. I see from your prior…
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Added by Matthew Levy on January 31, 2010 at 7:37pm — 1 Comment

How many No's can you take?

“It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.” - Vince Lombardi





People ask me a lot what the best trait I look for in a Recruiter or sales person. The list is quite big, but the one which stands out like a beacon, is Resilience.



The whole world has gone though a tough time for the last 18 months or so. Lots of businesses and people have gone to the wall, the word "NO" has become more and more common in the language of corporates… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 30, 2010 at 8:34am — 2 Comments

1 month into 2010...

Ah, the end of the month – finally time to take a breath. January, as I’ve mentioned, has been an absolute whirlwind. This month kicked off our strategic planning efforts (an ongoing process) both business-wise and technical. We realized we’re at the point where we need to hire another developer to bring the platform to the next level – our “holy grail”: version 1.0. We’ve been collecting feedback from our user base and incorporating into our specs. Meanwhile, our user base has doubled and the… Continue

Added by Allen on January 29, 2010 at 7:12pm — 2 Comments

My Office Affair...

officeromance It's true. She's driven me crazy for years and keeps me up at night. I've stayed out late with her and have woken up beside her in more hotels than I can count. I've even had talks with leadership and peers alike where I adamantly denied that she was as important to me as I realize now that she is. I've been in denial for months about how much she's on my mind when I'm away from… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on January 29, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Three Questions Executives Should Ask for the New Year

We're almost out of January, and a lot of the resolution stuff is wearing off so I am rushing to get this off my chest before it simply proves I am further behind the power curve than even I thought.



Question: Do you hate stuff that makes you think as much as I do? Okay, maybe hate is too strong a word, maybe feeling humiliated and embarrassed is more like it.



Well, I have to admit publically that when I read… Continue

Added by Dave Opton on January 29, 2010 at 5:05pm — 2 Comments

Just Curious - "A" Candidate VS "B" Candidate

Hello Bloggers!



We're constantly choosing between our A,B,C Candidates and how they fall within our scope of clients. Also, what is an "A" candidate? Assuming a Type A personality that could get any job just by a snap of their finger? I wish! Or someone that gets multiple offers and ends up taking the higher paying job. Can I blame them? And how does this relate to "Candidate Control"? Well lets be honest on how many "A" candidates we have control of. So why take the risk? Maybe to… Continue

Added by Neha on January 29, 2010 at 4:19pm — No Comments

The Tail of the Tiger

Early last year, during the depth of the financial crisis, I had the opportunity to do market research in China for a major pharma firm. At the time, even highly employable R&D scientists and marketers were worried about the coming crisis. Conventional wisdom was, “when the developed world sneezes, the developing world catches a cold.”



Not so much this time. More like a sniffle. Though China’s economy has suffered—who can forget the breathtaking… Continue

Added by David Kippen on January 29, 2010 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Contract Recruiter opportunity in NYC

Got a 3+ month contract recruiter opportunity in Mid-Town NYC for Pfizer.

Need corporate experience with corporate groups such as finance, I.T., Legal, Communications, etc. and 8 years of recruiting experience.

It is a 3 month assignment with good possibility of extension.

resumes to jpettine@corpit.com

Added by John Pettine on January 29, 2010 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Things are getting better - really they are!

How about some “optimistic” news for a Friday? I think things are starting to turn around?



How do I know you might be asking? Here are some things I have noticed in the past week or two alone.



My phone is ringing – a lot more than it has been!

I just read an article that said hotel occupancies are up in Q4 to 07/08 levels. They say that ADR is way down, but occupancy is up. Still pretty good news.

There are more mergers and acquisitions in the Oil & Gas… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on January 29, 2010 at 11:19am — No Comments

What Twitter and F.R.E.E. have in Common

My last blog post received a lot of great feedback, especially my theory on F.R.E.E. and how it applies to using Twitter. I felt that it would be appropriate if I elaborated.



F. – F is for follow. I often think how Twitter is comparable to an ant farm. Without the ants there are not going to be any tunnels built to connect with other parts of the farm, but once you introduce ants into the ant farm they begin building connection tunnels almost immediately. In order for you to move on… Continue

Added by Stephen Moyer on January 29, 2010 at 10:52am — 2 Comments

Today At StarBucks with the Recruiting Animal

Animal: JD, where's my money



JD: It's close



Animal: HOW CLOSE



JD: you don't have to scream, we're at StarBucks.



Animal: (looks around)



JD: like I said, it's close



Animal: JD, I want my money. I've kept you in business long enough and now it's my… Continue

Added by Slouch on January 29, 2010 at 7:42am — 9 Comments

Gen X using Gen Y tools spells trouble...

Social networking sites, such as Twitter and facebook in particular, are featuring significantly in online debates at the moment, principally for two reasons it seems:



* Employers are using social networking sites to 'check out' candidates before extending job offers



* Employers are complaining about the time 'wasted' by employees who use these sites regularly at work



If you are currently in HR, and find… Continue

Added by Gareth Jones on January 29, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Social Media At Work & Creating A Platinum LinkedIn Profile-Web 2.0 goes 3.0



Social Media at Work-Linkedin Training-Final-rev.pdf



Well, I just got back from a great event, where some new friends helped put on a great social media and networking opportunity for our professional associations, jointly sponsored by the BYU Management… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 29, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Does Your CQ match Your EQ? Who Cares?

Tonight, on #hrhappyhour @SteveBose and @HR_Minion hosted, and Grant McCracken appeared. This post is not about him, nor is it about his book Chief Culture Officer. He was an intelligent, and engaging guest, and after perusing his book on Amazon.com I’m convinced he has his thumb on the pulse of how to shape, mold, and transform the internal and external organization culture. Cold cultures, and toxic cultures will kill the life blood of the company, its employees, and bury its bodies in the… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on January 29, 2010 at 12:32am — No Comments

MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN

Popularized by "mad men" marketing wonks in days gone by, "must be present to win" is the tag line you've heard a thousand times in contest rules. Face it, no one is going to hand you the keys to the pretty sports car in the window based on you scribbling your name on the equivalent of a cocktail napkin - you have to be there when the drawing is conducted with legitimate identification at the ready. With the evolution of online media, being "present" has taken on new meaning. With the a few… Continue

Added by Alisa Tazioli on January 28, 2010 at 10:12pm — 2 Comments

No transferability, no feedback – Candidates have feelings too…

We have just completed some research to find out what candidates find most frustrating in the current jobs market.



300 candidates gave their views on a number of scenarios in the current job market, and indicated whether they were satisfied or frustrated. We also asked them to grade their frustration…



The headline results are that the following had the highest percentages of ‘very frustrated’ or ‘quite frustrated’…



The overall lack of relevant job… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on January 28, 2010 at 6:12pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting Going Mobile in 2010

She who texts the fastest WINS!! OK, not really, but to be on the forefront of recruiting, mobile is where it's at. Think about this... In the month of January alone, I have sent 6,272 SMS messages. These messages served a variety of purposes. They were to friends, family, charities for donations, etc. I accomplish my main personal communications all through text. I am not saying that everyone is using text as much or even half as much, but you cannot deny it continues to grow. My son… Continue

Added by Jenn Francine on January 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

College Recruiting - Starting Salaries Across the Globe



The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has recently released some exciting compiled data that was created via the International Network of Graduate Recruitment and Development Associations (INGRADA).



As I was reading and reflecting on the information, it occurred to me how important it is - particularly in our current global marketplace/recruiting space - that we are aware of how the US is comparing to other… Continue

Added by Jennifer Rutt on January 28, 2010 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Measure Twice... cut once



In a few of my blogs I have spoken about things my Dad has told me. How I try to follow them. It may come out like I always do. Unfortunately I don't always, and yes, I pay for it. (He'll love this)



This saying has been topical for me for a couple of reasons of late.



Measure twice, cut once!


Over the… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 28, 2010 at 8:57am — No Comments

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