July 2010 Blog Posts (175)

The Art of Connecting

Understanding and executing the art of connecting is a skill that can learned and practiced. What is the art of connecting? In previous blog posts that I have written about Building Networks, I talk about steps to use and maintain your network, but what about the actual connect? How do you take the first initial meeting to a meaningful connection or even better yet, how do you make the connections you REALLY want to make?



It might be easier than you think. Don’t get me wrong,…

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Added by Jenn Francine on July 31, 2010 at 6:49pm — No Comments

YouTern... connecting emerging talent with start-ups and entrepreneur-driven companies, through internships

Hi, I’m Mark Babbitt, the CEO of eJobbz, the company that brings you YouTern. I want to tell you about YouTern, and provide a little background on why we’ve created an online community that connects college students and graduates with entrepreneurial-driven companies through internships.



In addition to my company role, I am the proud parent of five children. From the oldest to now the…

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Added by Mark Babbitt on July 31, 2010 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Be a hiring machine - Part 1: Overview

As a recruiting services company, our goal is to bring control to recruiting by building repeatable, robust and scalable talent-acquisition functions that will enable companies to accomplish their corporate objectives. In this post we'll take look at the interview process in order to understand how hiring can increase retention, engender employee development and reduce hiring risk. The concepts in this post are…
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Added by Sam Smith on July 30, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Introducing my new blog site: CRMdeduplication.com

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Added by Donato Diorio on July 30, 2010 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Recruiting a Recruiter: Like a Waitress Serving a Waitress?

A post on Recruiting Blogs by Rebecca Sargeant sparked my thoughts on this topic: (http://www.recruitingblogs.com/forum/topics/as-a-recruiter-what-do-except)

Waaaay back in my college days, I was a waitress at a well known chain restaurant. It was a fun job and I loved serving the customers and giving them great service (of course, I loved the tips, too!). Since that experience, I…

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Added by Susan J Wojtkowski on July 30, 2010 at 12:40pm — 5 Comments

Performance vs. Competency - A Better Interview



Performance-Based interviewing yields better hires, when compared to competency-based interviewing. We are advocates for doing the work during the interview to find the candidate’s precise skills in context (in directly comparable situations) that align with the SMART (specific, measurable, achievable,…

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Added by Mark Bregman on July 30, 2010 at 12:32pm — 5 Comments

Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 7.24.10 – 7.30.10

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.



Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment…

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Added by Chris Brablc on July 30, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

Recruiting Tool for Knockout Candidate Presentations (ComF5)

Good morning, Fellow Recruiters - as of late, I've seen more and more 3rd-Party Recruiters (and Contract, as well as Internal Recruiters as well) really trying to up their game with the usage of the Social Web and quicker, more effective, more efficient conversation, etc. These are all great things and the needle is definitely moving forward.



At the same time, however, I worry that the majority of us are focusing more and more and more on Candidate Identification and Attraction that… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 29, 2010 at 9:32am — 4 Comments

Hr Recruitment Software – Role in Hr Management

How long can you wait for a proficient employee, weeks or months? Guess not even days. Then what is the solution for this? Hiring recruiters is the solution which must be coming in your mind. It’s time to get rid of the conventional methods of recruiting.



In this technical savvy world would you like to see yourself as an unsuccessful entrepreneur? If not then opt for the latest advancement in the field of recruitment. Companies have got oodles of databases so to manage them… Continue

Added by Julian  wood on July 29, 2010 at 12:33am — No Comments

Working without the ball...



Wow, it's been a month since I last blogged. Amazing how time flies.



Recently, watching the World Cup, I was inspired by something that was said from one of the commentators. He said something along the lines of "It's just as important to work hard when you don't have the ball as it does when you have it."



I translated that to my world, and no, I'm not… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on July 28, 2010 at 11:47pm — 8 Comments

How to Get Rich Quick!





First of all, if you are looking for a good stock tip, or the name of the long-shot in the 6th race at Sam Houston Race Track, or the combination of

numbers in the Mega Powerball Global Lottery (3-13-23-33-43, 34 Powerball

number) this is not the place.…



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Added by Nick Tubach on July 28, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

What You Don't Know Could Hurt You

Have you ever done a Google Search on yourself? Any ideas on what you would find? Imagine you have the perfect candidate and client. What are they going to find?…

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Added by Lea McKay on July 28, 2010 at 3:31pm — 8 Comments

Of Old Spice, Cisco and HubSpot Video Content

Originally posted on the SmashFly Interns Blog





I’m working with other people on creating a unique and entertaining short video for our company that can be posted on our YouTube channel. Video is not only a great way to attract consumers to a company or brand. It’s…
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Added by Sean McManus on July 28, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Recruitment Metrics: In Real-Time or don’t bother!

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.



I talk a lot on this blog about the importance & power of metrics and data. But one aspect of metrics & data that is not talked about but is…

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Added by Chris Brablc on July 28, 2010 at 10:10am — No Comments

Cool tools talk & location-based recruiting on #TNL tonight 8pmC

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Added by Craig Fisher on July 28, 2010 at 9:08am — No Comments

How to get your dream job?

The quest for a dream job starts with a sound academic record and then mentioning all your accomplishments on the resume and then finally appearing for an interview. However this might not be as easy as it sounds, some people are not even fortunate enough to reach the level of interview processes and fail to find a career.



The most important thing about finding your first job is to be realistic. You must not look…

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Added by Lee Fossey on July 28, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Ageism - Recruiters, Are You Just Being Politically Correct?



This topic can be quite a minefield and a conversation that may need to be looked at from many different angles. In the UK age discrimination has been unlawful in employment, training and education since October 2006. In the recruitment world in the UK there are strict rules in relation to posting job adverts, collecting… Continue

Added by Mark Lennard on July 28, 2010 at 6:01am — 46 Comments

Resume Spam-aholics Anonymous

Are you a resume spamaholic? If you are not, then this article is not for you. But how do you know if you are or

are not? Here are the signs to look out for:

1. You apply to jobs you aren’t qualified for.

2. You apply to jobs knowing they are long shots.

3. You apply to jobs just to see what will happen.

4. You apply to jobs without ever reading the job description more than once or in detail.

5. You regularly apply for different jobs in different…

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Added by John Sanders on July 28, 2010 at 1:37am — No Comments

The Staffing Professionals, Recruiters, and Sourcers Scripting Language!!!!

The Staffing Professionals, Recruiters, and Sourcers Scripting Language!!!!…



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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 27, 2010 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Social Media as Part of a Balanced Diet

Even though hiring has slumped over the last couple of years, social media recruiting has been a hot topic and continues to gain traction. Many recruiters are already finding candidates through LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Other recruiters are still at the very early stage of understanding social media for recruiting. Guess what – it’s OK. If that’s you, you are really not that far behind.



Hiring is showing signs of life and it will become more critical to dip your toe and maybe… Continue

Added by Neil Costa on July 27, 2010 at 2:31pm — No Comments

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