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Making progress with fake resumes

After a few years witnessing the continual buildup of fake resumes, we seem to have finally cracked the armor and have had several candidates who have presented their fake resumes fess up. We take the direct approach - "We know your resume is fake because it has all the earmarks of the typical fake resumes we receive daily. If you want help finding work, please send us your real resume and we will help you." This direct approach works more times than not. It results in both an admission that… Continue

Added by Steve Fleischner on February 4, 2010 at 12:23pm — 2 Comments

BREEDING ARSONISTS...the exciting conclusion!

When last we left our recruiting hero, they had successfully completed their search assignment, cashed a fat check, and were on to the next search.

The question remains. Is it a good thing to be a firefighter for your clients? That's the crux.

Initially, it seems like something you want your customers to do-think of YOU first.

Since you're in the service industry it's logical and profitable to be perceived as responsive and customer focused.

Don't… Continue

Added by Brian Keith on February 4, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments

Build Your Brand Today in Recruiting

If you are looking for a role or a promotion in today's economy you must understand how to make yourself stand out.Developing a personal brand could be the key to making yourself more marketable. Noone is more brand conscious than celebrities,just like corporate brands recruiters must leverage themselves and their names.

Creating a signature brand that is recognizable and uniquely yours can put you on the map.So,if you are not Trump,Oprah or Diddy how do you establish your personal… Continue

Added by A J on February 4, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

All Tomorrow’s Parties – what TruLondon and Unconferences mean to me

The first time I read about unconferences three words sprang to mind – ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’

Those three words mean two things to me (and no doubt a lot of other rock fans) – an iconic song from the Velvet Underground debut album and an alternative music festival, which runs every year as an antidote to more corporate music festivals.

Both encompass the spirit of everything that I believe unconferences should be, and none does it better than TruLondon.

I will… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on February 4, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Search Entrepreneurs: Who Sits On Your Board of Directors?

You will find my blog as well as great tactical and strategic best practice ideas for Search Entrepreneurs at:

Most of you answered "No one."

Should that really be your answer?

This Saturday I met with my Board of Directors in Chicago for the first of three meetings we will have this year. I was exhausted after our day of hard work together, which of course was… Continue

Added by Jeff Skrentny, CERS on February 3, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Get ready to start countering – or not

As the economy picks up and more jobs come available, people are going to start resigning. With that, employers are going to counter offer. I say – Don’t do it!

Here are the facts;

over 80% of people who accept a counter offer cease to remain at that company after 6 months. WOW

54% of your current staff are looking for a new job – seriously they are. As soon as the market gains some strength they are shopping their resume.

So get ready to start countering –… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on February 3, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Listen up Recruiters!

I would like to talk about Recruiters and I don't mean military recruiters but workforce recruiters. Recruiters are the liaison between employers and job seekers, a recruiter will contact a prospective candidate for a job opening that might fit the qualifications that they're looking for (as they find candidate resumes on job boards, etc), then the recruiter will speak with candidate in a phone screen and a face to face interview about the candidates qualifications and the job opportunities… Continue

Added by Noelia Hamilton on February 3, 2010 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

Boston Software Jobs apply online

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Microsoft Application Virtualization (“App-V”) is the pioneering application virtualization software for enterprise application management. The App-V Product Group is seeking a Software Development Engineer to join the Sustained Engineering (SE) team… Continue

Added by Susan Hand on February 3, 2010 at 5:21pm — No Comments

44 States Show Positive Job Trends in January

January’s jobs report from the Department of Labor is scheduled to be released later this week and based on data released this morning by LinkUp, Friday’s report will show that the job market improved sharply during the month. LinkUp, a job search engine that indexes jobs from over 20,000 company websites throughout the U.S., reported that new job listings on company websites rose by 69,082 (18%) from December. Total job listings on company websites in LinkUp’s search engine increased by 34,525… Continue

Added by Molly Moseley on February 3, 2010 at 4:49pm — 2 Comments

Candididate Care and the Employer Brand

Large numbers of active candidates due to layoffs have flooded the marketplace requiring more vetting, due diligence and overall work. At times like these, candidate care may be reduced potentially harming the company brand.

A positive experience translates into quality hires, strengthens your company's employment brand, and reduces its cost per hire. A negative experience can result in a decline in the acceptance of employment offers, a decrease in the quantity and quality of… Continue

Added by Dianne Delich on February 3, 2010 at 3:07pm — 13 Comments

Budgets are do I effectively invest in Social Media & Job Boards?

I was retained by a client in December of 2009 to help build a “North American Talent Acquisition Strategy” and the subsequent “action plan” to implement what we designed. This organization is a mid-sized manufacturing organization and they have 900 employees with the intent of conducting 125 internal and/or external hires in 2010. During these talks, we engaged in conversations that circled around social media and how to engage these popular tools as a recruitment branding engine and… Continue

Added by Travis Furlow on February 3, 2010 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Breeding Arsonists...

The problem with being a really good fireman is that it tends to breed arsonists.

Fires happen every day: some intentional, some accidental. Regardless of the cause the call comes in, our brave firefighter responds, and puts out the blaze. Lives hanging in the balance are snatched from the jaws of doom. Awards, pictures in the paper, a personal meeting with the mayor. Hurray for our brave firefighter! Next fire please!

Apply the above scenario to recruiting. Crises… Continue

Added by Brian Keith on February 3, 2010 at 11:54am — 1 Comment Launches Unique Job Application Filtering Tool, South Africa's Job Portal - today announces the launch of their pioneering new Job Application Filter as part of their existing application filtering suite.

With the unemployment rate in South Africa currently at its highest in over 25 years it is estimated that around 1,0 million Job Seekers lost their jobs in the last year as a result of the recession, and with January and February typically known as the… Continue

Added by Gillian Meier on February 3, 2010 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

Wordle to the Wise...

It's Wednesday so let's have a little something to push us through the middle of the week that might be fun.

I enjoy puzzles and riddles and games - so I thought it might be fun to use a slick little tool called Wordle that runs on a… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on February 3, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Funny Math

There is some funny math going on here. Like my kids say, it's not funny ha's funny strange! See, the numbers are always supposed to add up and make sense. But right now there is something missing. We had good production in the fourth quarter. The numbers were good for production in January as well. Number of interviews and candidates in the pipeline? All looking really good. Up and down the line, all of the critical numbers that we look at are good. Very good considering the last… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on February 3, 2010 at 8:57am — 4 Comments

Recruiting…. Anytime, Anywhere, On Any Device.

Have you heard of Cloud Recruiting? What is it exactly?

Virtualization…Access On Demand. Cloud Recruiting is based off of Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing, in the simple form, is the ability to access everything in one location. For those of you that are familiar with, think of the possibility of adding GoogleWave on top of and what that could mean. Seems pretty cool, right? For those of you that are unfamiliar with and…

Added by Jenn Francine on February 3, 2010 at 12:28am — 1 Comment

That noisy thing on your desk. It's the Phone.. Pick it up!

I read "Recruiter Daily" well, daily, always enjoying the gems Jo Knox brings us.

Today I say a post called
Poor response rates turning off top candidates

Robert Godden was responsible for the piece. I don't know Robert, but I'd like to thank him for… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on February 2, 2010 at 8:06pm — 11 Comments

February's online recruiting news

February's online recruiting news roundup is live.

I'd say the biggest news this time is not in print. The big news is that job boards are getting busier and our revenue is stable or growing. Usually, we have a better sense for where the economy is going than the economists, so I'd say look for positive news coming out in the next couple months.

Added by Eric Shannon on February 2, 2010 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Make sure you have a product before jumping on the ‘Personal Brand’ band wagon

“You now have to decide what ‘image’ you want for your brand. Image means personality. Products, like people, have personalities, and they can make or break them in the market place.” – David Ogilvy

A lot has been said in the past few years about personal branding. A term introduced in the early 80´s by Al Ries and Jack Trout in their book: "Positioning: The Battle for your Mind". In chapter 23 Ries and Trout point that you can benefit by using positioning strategy to advance… Continue

Added by Jose J. Ruiz on February 2, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

VMS Part II: Vendors - Are you a “limp noodle”?

Are you currently an IT staffing vendor working through a VMS? What kind of results do you get? Have you measured your return on time? Do you feel like you “sling resumes” up against the wall and see if they stick like your homemade spaghetti?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you’re probably following the VMS process as it was laid out by procurement. You’ve heard it all before right? “Don’t contact the managers directly”, “Only submit resumes through the VMS… Continue

Added by Kevin Womack on February 2, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments

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