December 2009 Blog Posts (188)

New Year Wishes from Gaurav Mittal CEO ITCONS e-Solutions Pvt Ltd - A Recruitment Software Solutions Company.

WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR.



May this New Year bring prosperity, love, happiness and delight in your life!!!



Feel the Freedom of hiring with Recruitment Automation SaaS based/ In-house deployed Resume management software solutions products like Resume Parser @http://onlineresumeparser.com &

Applicant Tracking System @… Continue

Added by Gaurav Mittal on December 31, 2009 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Social Networking and Global Flesh Pressing in 2010

Talent professionals in social media love labels. Thus, those of us who use social channels for recruiting and networking together have brilliantly entitled our scene "Social Recruiting". We've been doing this "social recruiting" thing for years with LinkedIn and recruiting networks like RecruitingBlogs.com. But with the explosion of Twitter,…

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Added by Craig Fisher on December 31, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Time I had to “Curb my Enthusiasm”

This is not my usual kind of post but I had to share it with someone so you, my recruiting friends.



This morning, December 31st, 2009 I had a total Larry David moment. I seriously could hear the light little tune that is a stable of his show running through my head. Please try to hear that in your head as you read this.



The other guy, I have never seen him before in my life but let’s call him Larry, arrived at the gas station before me and attempted to use… Continue

Added by Randy Levinson on December 31, 2009 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Closing Out '09 With A Little Dose Of Optimism

As we close out the year I thought I would share some of an article that a colleague sent to me yesterday and my reaction to it. The article below describes a measured, but more positive outlook for the coming year.



Survey adds to positive hiring outlook



by John Zappe Dec 29, 2009







There’s a bit more to celebrate tomorrow night than the start of a new year. A report from CareerBuilder today says more employers are looking to hire next year; fewer…
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Added by Todd Kmiec on December 31, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

My HR Word Search for 2010

If you like word searches, you will love this one! All words are HR related and contain "O".
Enjoy and Happy New Year.
http://bit.ly/5U7QPT

Added by Yonica Squires-Pimentel on December 30, 2009 at 8:38pm — No Comments

New Years Resolutions for those of you that use Twitter.

Here are my top 10 resolutions for all the tweeters I know:



1. People – DO NOT put “Please RT” in your tweets. If it is interesting, I will RT. If it is interesting and you ask me to RT, I won’t cause that’s just how I am.

2. The authenticity debate ends. No one is actually authentic unless you see what they do in their own house all alone when no one is watching. You are who you are.

3. #FF AKA #FollowFriday will actually have different people every week. I get it, you… Continue

Added by Sarah White on December 30, 2009 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Keeping It Simple in the New Year....

With the New Year upon us it’s time to clear the way for the new by discarding the old. Time to clear out the closets and rid yourself of what no longer fits. Grab that hefty bag and start emptying out draws, shelves and purge anything and everything in your life that no longer serves you. When you start the New Year with a clean slate in every aspect of your life, you send yourself and the universe a message that you are making room for the new. It’s time to simplify your life and your job… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on December 30, 2009 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Getting Hip to Social Media

Social media is becoming ubiquitous. Websites like Facebook and YouTube are among the most popular websites racking up millions visits - ok, and they're also among my most visited websites too. But beyond the entertainment factor, I'm realizing more and more that social media is an indispensable part of any serious job search. As a recruiter seeking a position right now, this is especially the case for me.



Why should social media be an integral part of your job… Continue

Added by Victoria Schanen on December 30, 2009 at 10:41am — 4 Comments

Motivation - We aint dead yet



It's not dead yet! Don't be de-motivated just because of the time of year.



What's your motivation? What gets you up in the morning? Why do you do what you do?

Are you self motivated? And if you are how do you do that? Can you motivate others consistently?



This time of year is an interesting study into the psyche of the world as I know it. Things are supposed to slow down, it's the way of the world. People are being merry, thankful and looking… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on December 30, 2009 at 8:31am — No Comments

You have just been “Bought” online!!!!

Well guys (gals too) – how does that sound? Weird? Unreasonable, so on…. Search Engines like Google and Yahoo has just figured out that it is possible too. And why not? It is web 2.0 and everything is so easy.



I recently put my name on google.com “sarang brahme” and was surprised to see my name in their sponsored listing section. For people who do not know what is sponsored listing in Google (popularly called ADWORDS in SEO language) – these are the paid listings which have been… Continue

Added by Sarang Brahme on December 30, 2009 at 1:38am — No Comments

Germs, Viruses, Geeks, and a Recruiting Freak

Sometimes my wife calls me a freak. I respond to her in body building pose and shout “Freak of Nature! Yeah baby, yeah!” That usually ends it right there.



Come to think of it, I am freak. Yeah, I’m a freak around the office. I open the bathroom door with a paper towel, drink a lot of crap that has vitamin C, and I use a gallon of anti-bacterial hand sanitizer every day.



I’m freak. A Germaphobe. When someone sneezes, I want to be wearing a fraking face… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on December 29, 2009 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Job Seekers: Stop Complaining and Do Something!

My Look Ahead For 2010: Quit Bitching About The Economy And Do Something

29th December 2009



written by Margo Rose



I just got off the phone with Steve Levy, and he said something that really stood out, “The Best Way to Predict The Future Is To Invent It.” When he said this to me, it swept the cobwebs out of my head like a vacuum and made me realize: If you don’t like the current economic temperature-quit kvetching an do something about it.



Yes 2009 sucked… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on December 29, 2009 at 4:45pm — 8 Comments

Social recruiting: Facebook and You

Recently, I attended a webinar with @JennyDeVaughn. In this session we learned how to identify and recruit talent using Facebook. At first, I bit my lip, worried that recruiters and employers might scouring my facebook page seeking information about me and my life-long friends. I mean really, do they care about what I ate for dinner, or seeing my dogs dressed in the latest couture? Well the answer is maybe. Employers and recruiters are looking for you, and will use facebook, twitter, myspace,… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on December 29, 2009 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Credit Scores Can Be Harmful to Employers and Job Candidates

Credit is a big issue these days. Whether it is about our financial institutions providing businesses with the capital to expand, or fear that your credit score has been compromised by identity theft, the topic of credit is a media constant. Type in to any internet search engine and the term “credit score” and it yields over 45 million hits.



Most all of the media hype about credit scores is helping people maintain and improve their credit ratings. Those annoying commercials by… Continue

Added by Carl Greenberg on December 29, 2009 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Jobs Software Developer Roles in Boston MA

Hi All,



I have a contract with Microsoft, and hope you can spread the word to those who are seeking employment. We are seeking C++, and C programmers with experience in shippable software product. Great if they have .net, and system level programming, even better if at the kernel level.



All applicants must apply directly--they can use my name, but no agencies are allowed to submit into these. Software Developers and Software Developers in Test links below:



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Added by Susan Hand on December 29, 2009 at 11:06am — No Comments

Happy Holidays from Kinetix

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Added by Shannon Russo on December 28, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

1,2,3, Ready or not here it comes 2010

11 years of recruiting for top companies has been an interesting place to grow a a solid base of knowledge. One thing that constantly amazes me is how few are true innovators and how many share a pack mentality. When setting up your recruitment program it is imperative it be multifaceted and tailored for the needs of YOUR organization. I am going to make some suggestions but hope to draw out some best practices that are working. One thing I can say is to be organizationally aware and honest… Continue

Added by Patti Yaritz on December 28, 2009 at 5:29pm — 2 Comments

Merry Christmas Recruiting Friends

Hmm Ive had some trouble accessing my page lately, so Im going to go ahead and add a post and hope that it works!



I hope that you have all had a great Christmas Holiday. New Years is just around the corner and for me this week, I am working on getting all my roles in good shape, as I am anticipating an influx of new roles with the new year/ new business quarter that we are entering.



My main focus this week is ensuring that I have a strong pipeline of candidates for all of… Continue

Added by Carolyn on December 28, 2009 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Blogger’s Remorse & Doing the Impossible

I posted and then took down a very personal blog last week. It took 24 hours for me to decide the information was just too personal to share on such a public forum. I re-read it a few times before I made the decision. Besides making me uncomfortable, I realized it had no point.



Then I received a succession of Tweets from someone who read it and told me it inspired her. She is trying to do the “impossible” right now and my post helped her believe that it was possible. In the spirit of… Continue

Added by Fran Hogan on December 28, 2009 at 11:09am — 7 Comments

The T.I.D.E.S. of Change, Part 2: What Do You Need to Know to Be an Winner in the New Normal?

This is the second installment of Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio featuring Dr. Graeme Codrington, one of the founding partners of TomorrowToday, based in London, England.



Graeme is the author of the article titled; "After Shock: the five trends disrupting business in the next 5 years."



As a recognized international expert on… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on December 26, 2009 at 10:58am — No Comments

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