what's your experience using craigslist for recruiting? i'm trying to figure out what the rise of free classifieds means for job boards
my own experience with craigslist has been very mixed. but then so have results from various job boards i've used....
Added by Eric Shannon on April 13, 2008 at 4:19pm —
Seth Godin posted a story
of an online encounter he had with Forbes. Here is my favorite part of his post. It would make my YEAR if everyone who contacted me online were to do so using this credo. Enjoy!
"Here, it's simple:
You can contact just about anyone you want. The only rule is you need to contact them personally, with respect, and do it months before you need their help! Contact them… Continue
Added by Valerie Gonyea on April 13, 2008 at 11:30am —
Ami G's round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives...
RecruitingBlogs.com: The Daily Column...
Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase: Ryan Leary, Philadelphia's Ambassador of The Virtual Handshake
Tutorial Tuesday: Muareen Sharib and… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on April 12, 2008 at 10:30pm —
I have, on occasion, felt stuck in a job. It is a haunting and dismal feeling in the deepest pit of your stomach. It makes getting out of bed during the week difficult and getting through a day at work without exploding near impossible. Does this sound vaguely familiar?
I have always found that taking proactive action in my life is the key to getting UNstuck. It helps me get through my current daily grind a little bit easier. By taking action, instead of moping about your situation,… Continue
Added by Valerie Gonyea on April 12, 2008 at 5:00pm —
A senior executive family member of mine who has worked with the worlds best search firms asks: Why don't recruiters call to tell the status of the search? Even if it's a no go, people want to know so they don't think about it anymore and can focus on other opportunities. Recruiters are perceived as rude.
When you don’t hear from us, we are probably working diligently bringing things together for you and the client. In that process we are often having privileged conversations… Continue
Added by Margot@avondalesearch.com on April 12, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Is employee engagement near and dear to your heart? I'm of the opinion that engagement begins -- and can be measured and managed
for competitive advantage and ROI -- long before the hire happens. Check out some interesting chatter here
Added by Claudia Faust on April 12, 2008 at 10:00am —
Use Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques to better your communication
NLP helps us make sense of how we do things and how we can implement change to make things better.
NLP helps us re-programme our internal processes by changing the way we think, behave and interact with others.
NLP is not about what to do. It is about how to work to make things better.
Neuro Linguistic Programming! The term sounds sophisticated,… Continue
Added by Amit Bhagria on April 12, 2008 at 1:32am —
Sitting in traffic this morning, not distracted enough
by the sounds of The Beatles in my cd player, I was reminded, once again, of all that separates us as humans. My one-hour commute is usually manageable and I enjoy listening to audiobooks (my favorite: The Fifth Discipline) and great music but today seemed lonely and a bit unbearable.
There have been times when I have told myself: Begin your connecting now, don't wait until you get in front of your computer or put your… Continue
Added by Rayanne on April 11, 2008 at 3:15pm —
I am currently using DISC profiles as a tool in hiring sales and recruiters. I was wondering if anyone had other suggestions? Profile XT seems good, but pricey and takes an hour! Any suggestions?
Added by Erin Lau on April 11, 2008 at 2:50pm —
Any ideas on direct mailings that work to recruit candidates?
Added by Tracy Lowery on April 11, 2008 at 12:09pm —
take the time to read this blog
Added by Recruiterdude on April 11, 2008 at 11:09am —
I just had lunch the other day with a wonderfully talented VP of HR of a Fortune 1000 company whom I greatly admire. She asked me how I and my recruiter friends were faring in this economic slump.
Really, an economic slump or recession in my opinion is good for our business because it flushes out the wannabes and the job board surfers and those who just create alot of noise and useless calls to busy decisionmakers who need the help of those of us who are experienced no… Continue
Added by Margot@avondalesearch.com on April 11, 2008 at 11:00am —
I met with a candidate this week - very nice fellow. Was engaging in the interview, able to articulate his background quite well, seemed to be someone that likes to go above and beyond, good image / body language / eye contact and just left me with an overall positive impression. We quizzed him about his education and he seemed offended that we'd have the audacity to ask a question about his educational credentials. That's where it all went south. It's right there on the paper - see - it says… Continue
Added by Dave Templeman on April 11, 2008 at 8:00am —
TGIS (Thank Goodness, Its Sumser!
John Sumser unravels the world of recruiting and puts it back together again
Anyone who has been around the online water cooler -- the community blogs where a caravan of recruiters come to gargle and spit -- will know that Jason Davis [aka… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on April 11, 2008 at 8:00am —
There was a post over on the Yahoo group Sourcers Unleashed
"Can anyone share some proven methods of getting the names of individuals in construction companies? They are usually not typically found in googling etc, and they are usually not found at the office locations of the… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on April 11, 2008 at 6:30am —
Many people ask me about business development techniques for sourcing. I tell them most BD techniques are pretty much the same - effective IF YOU USE THEM! This is one of the best ones you can employ - starting and cultivating discussions around subjects you know. This is one way to become recognized in our business and it's a good way to grow your business.
Added by Maureen Sharib on April 11, 2008 at 6:00am —
I've been exploring the Electronic Recruiting Industry for nearly fifteen years. These days, I do it mostly through my pet project, the Recruiting Roadshow™. For those of you who don't know, Recruitingblogs.com is the official online network of the Recruiting Roadshow™… Continue
Added by John Sumser on April 11, 2008 at 6:00am —
I found this floating around....I hope you catch a Big One!
Is this your day for Fishing?
One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach, with his fishing pole propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the prospect of catching a fish.
About that time, a businessman came walking down the beach, trying to… Continue
Added by Sally Raade on April 11, 2008 at 3:36am —
Who would have thought that Recruiters, usually intense competitors, could come together in a social network like this to share ideas and lift spirits? What a transformation I have encountered over the last several years in recruiter socialization and how networks like LinkedIn, Talent Bar, Xing, ZoomInfo, and of course, Recruiting Blogs are bringing like- and unlike-minded folks together.
I have always thought there was plenty of room in this world for all of us recruiters, although I… Continue
Added by Rayanne on April 10, 2008 at 2:30pm —
anyone that knows me knows that i am in love with wikipedia
. if you watch the office
, michael scott says that wikipedia is the best thing ever
. now, while i do not share his viewpoint, i do agree that it is a great resource.
in having a conversation with a coworker regarding employee engagement, i went to google and did a search for "… Continue
Added by Recruiterdude on April 10, 2008 at 2:15pm —