Featured Blog Posts – February 2010 Archive (70)

It's Never Too Late To Revamp Your Packaging

When is the last time you've thought about packaging and how you package yourself? Not only your look, but how you message things?…


Added by Trish on February 28, 2010 at 12:32pm — 5 Comments

The promiscuous digit

So you are probably wondering what is this guy on about?. A promiscuous digit and recruitment, well let me explain.



Added by Keith Robinson on February 28, 2010 at 9:15am — 5 Comments

Reflections on the "Little Things"

When beginning my career, after starting to work in the r eal world (per say) - I would spend my time on ironing boards.

I would neatly press all my shirts and slacks, usually on the weekends. I would hear from people about how they took everything to the cleaners. Had everything pressed, starched and dry cleaned. I was never the one to do such a thing. I had the time so I did it myself. On Sundays, I would get everything ready for the week. Maybe have a…


Added by Benjamin McCall on February 25, 2010 at 9:32pm — 5 Comments

Recruiters turned Community Managers? I doubt it somehow...

Back in 1999, I was working on the development of a piece of software that allowed the recruiter to reach candidates that were coming together in newsgroups, on-line, to converse about their specialist subjects. It was while delving into this world of on-line groups that I had a light bulb moment - I realised that tapping into these communities, or 'special interest groups' as we referred to them back then, could be the future for creating a more robust and credible recruitment supply…


Added by Gareth Jones on February 25, 2010 at 6:12pm — 11 Comments

2 Secrets of Successful "Social Recruiting" Explained

Every day, somewhere out there in our universe, many Recruiters are losing their way in regards to using social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for recruiting purposes. I see the complaints (often ironically aired via Twitter) that <insert favorite social network name> simply doesn't work for recruiting and is only a waste of time. These rants are typically followed by statements extolling the virtues of the telephone - and how "real" Recruiters know how to magically work… Continue

Added by Jennifer McClure on February 25, 2010 at 1:40pm — 4 Comments

Posting & Applying Online – Why it isn’t working!

With a recovering market there must be a lot of “great candidates” on the market – right? I believe that due to some unfortunate circumstances there are some “great” people out there looking. So when you post your jobs on Hcareers or any other job board why aren’t they applying?

I am fond of saying that the great thing about the internet is that it makes it easy to apply for any job you like and the bad thing about the internet is that it makes it easy for you to apply for any job… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on February 24, 2010 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

How Twitter Relationships Work

A while back, we created this Venn Diagram to remind us of how Twitter relationships work:…


Added by Carmen Hudson on February 23, 2010 at 1:49pm — 3 Comments

Stop Thinking Like an HR Neanderthal

You may get reminded every day, as I am, that you are not twenty anymore. Especially now that both my guys are in their twenties. It's hard to take when things that you thought were so cool just aren't now. As a field HR is no worse than say, law, or accounting, when it comes to not keeping up, but that's like saying big hair is no less cool than spandex.

Take compensation, for example. Most small businesses have adopted religiously the concepts of salary grids, annual salary…


Added by Kim Bechtel on February 23, 2010 at 1:27pm — 2 Comments

My thoughts on The Recruitment Unconference

So last week saw The Recruitment Unconference AKA TRU London 2 come to town on Thursday and Friday. This was an event dedicated to Social Resourcing and other related topics and brought like-minded people together, many of whom have only ever connected online.…


Added by Michelle Fischer on February 23, 2010 at 10:26am — 3 Comments

Twitternomics: Organic vs. Automatic Growth

A Google search for “Quickly Growing Twitter Followers” is filled with pages of paid/unpaid strategies designed to increase your numbers. Some of these strategies rely on using computer software and programs (keyword based) to automate your account to follow users who automatically reciprocate.… Continue

Added by Omowale Casselle on February 23, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments

There never was, nor will there ever be a qualified candidate shortage.

What is heard often from recruiters over a drink at happy hour in Anytown, USA is the lack of qualified candidates in the marketplace. Let the increasing population, demise of entire industries, the worst recession and employment landscape in our lifetime and the invent of easier and more efficient ways to source qualified candidates, some of these recruiters may find a solution by simply making a few more phone calls. Aside from those, I subscribe that we are not and have never been in a… Continue

Added by Christopher L. Poreda on February 22, 2010 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

Judging A Book By Its Cover

The old cliché says you can't judge a book by its cover and like every cliché, it has more than a kernel of truth to it. And just like every cliché, we do it anyway. We judge people by their looks, resumes by their format or lack thereof and I'm told, women even judge men by their shoes although since I'm in Southern California it's hard to tell since a lot of people don't really wear shoes.

So it's enough to say that we shouldn't judge by appearance alone. Okay, that's enough then.… Continue

Added by James Seetoo on February 22, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

The Little Things Mean A lot....

My husband has a saying that he hears often at his company, “Let’s not try to boil the ocean!” We often try, and fail, to do too much. We often try, while attempting to reach our goals, to focus on doing everything right. In reality, that is just not possible or wise. Focusing on two or three things and doing them extraordinarily well is often the best way to solve any problem.

We just had our annual super bowl party at our house. As I was listening to all my friends I heard a common…


Added by Chernee Vitello on February 22, 2010 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Get a Hair Cut and Get a Real Job

Scene: Me sitting in an interview. In walks my interviewer who slightly resembles Steve Guttenberg from Police Academy – except my guy has a lazy eye. And the questions begin:

1: Do I sing in the Shower?…


Added by Kelly Moeller on February 22, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Why Recruitment Businesses Should Sponsor Their Local Twestival

First of all, what on earth is a Twestival?

A Twestival is a charity event organised by the Twitter community.

Twestival - March 2010

Twestival began back in September 2008 with one event in London to raise money for a homeless charity. I was lucky enough to be there and it was a great night. It was the first time I had met anyone I followed on Twitter in real life.

Less than six…

Added by Katharine Robinson on February 22, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Top Influencer Lists: Do We Really Need them?

Lists. Do we really need them? Do we need somebody else to tell us who’s the best in the business? Why would we need something like that. Aren’t we intelligent people; can’t we…


Added by Margo Rose on February 21, 2010 at 11:18pm — 3 Comments

Turning jobseekers into crazed fans

I've been thinking a lot about this. What would happen if an A-list celebrity's manager was hired to run a corporate recruitment function? Take a few minutes to think about this, then keep scrolling down ...

Celebrity-branded iPhone apps

I surmise employer branding would be high on the new manager's agenda. They would try and communicate the company's unique brand (think: Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, or George Clooney). They would want their…


Added by Paul Jacobs on February 21, 2010 at 9:13pm — 2 Comments

The oldest 18 year old

have you ever looked in the mirror and been surprised at what looked back at you? Happened to me this evening, and I"m not even sure why.

I looked in the mirror and was surprised that I wasn't the young 18 year old, full of verve and confidence looking back at me. It was a fatter, hairier, older variety. It was weird. Strangely unexpected.

What happened to that 18 year old? (I do sometimes joke that I ate him) The good news is, nothing.. just got older.

I… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on February 21, 2010 at 7:41am — 3 Comments

Stand Down, Tiger...

This morning at 10am, Tiger Woods will hold a press conference from that beautiful course that is TPC Sawgrass. (have I mentioned I'm a huge golf fan?) I frequent his official website from time to time and while… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on February 19, 2010 at 9:14am — 2 Comments

Giving up the lottery job

After a long conversation with an established Account Executive this morning, my brain started thinking in overdrive. Why on earth would a successful sales executive want to leave a position with a top tier company when she has met quota quarter after quarter, year after…


Added by Sharon Alderson on February 19, 2010 at 12:19am — 3 Comments

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