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When ambition outweighs ability

We all know them, have seen them, snickered at them when they aren't looking. Hey, I'm sure we've all been that person.

I had to sit in a review the other day and tell a guy that basically he wasn't as good as he thought he was. I didn't enjoy being the teller, and I'm sure he didn't enjoy being the hearer. But it's part of the gig.

I sat down Saturday night and looked at the job I had ahead of myself. We are doing renovations at home (I know... long drawn out story,… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on March 3, 2010 at 5:25pm — 1 Comment

I Don't Care...Are They A Fit?

Originally posted on my blog "Let's Talk Recruiting" (

I am entering my 17th year in recruiting and it still amazes me to hear how corporate recruiters will not utilize the sources that are most readily available to them but only focus on new or trendy sources. In addition, over the years I have read articles about best sources, and how if I didn't use a certain source before…


Added by Mark Sullivan on March 3, 2010 at 1:50pm — 7 Comments

Where "Math" Intersects with Recruiting/Sourcing & Weapons Systems, Talent Pools & Terror Cells

Originally posted at my blog here.

Earlier this morning, I stumbled upon an extremely interesting overview of a "Mathematics Event" presentation offered at the 2010 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science).…


Added by Joshua Letourneau on March 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Seeing what is really there, a story of how to X-Ray

Seeing what is really there, a story of how to X-Ray

The term “X-Ray” sounds so cloak and dagger that it confuses Recruiters more than anything. The…


Added by Dean Da Costa on March 3, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Leaders are Listeners

Added by James Robbins on March 3, 2010 at 10:10am — No Comments

Facebook Fan Pages, What Are They Good For?

If your company is focused on hiring entry-level employees, being active on Facebook is an essential element of your overall recruiting strategy. Looking at Facebook demographic data from, one sees that 18-34 year olds are well-represented on this social networking site. One way to leverage Facebook is to connect with this demographic through the use of a… Continue

Added by Omowale Casselle on March 3, 2010 at 8:59am — No Comments

The Job Market Longtail

The Long Tail Book Jacket Chris Anderson's The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More describes how shifting technologies create opportunities for some businesses and ruin others. It turns out that when we have unlimited access to everything for nearly free we purchase more niche products and less blockbusters. How has the Long Tail influenced the job market?


Added by Tim Collins on March 3, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Climbing the New Career Ladder in the Great Recession

Last post, we discussed how to get started in the new, self-employment-based careers of the Great Recession. In today's post, we'll describe this in more detail, along with the career paths available in this new environment. To get an idea of the new career ladder, let's explore a hypothetical worker who has reached the top of the traditional ladder, and show what it looks like to start over as a self-employed worker.

For this example, we'll use a CEO of a small…


Added by Jay Fenello on March 2, 2010 at 8:24pm — 1 Comment

Six Key Elements of Social Recruiting

About 6 months ago I wrote a post on which was a first attempt to group together some of the key elements and themes of social recruiting. For my first post on UK Recruiting Blogs I thought it would

be worth revisiting them to see if they are still relevant and to see if

anything has changed. This is what I came up with last July -…


Added by Matt Alder on March 2, 2010 at 4:54pm — 9 Comments

Top 5 articles on

As a fledgling blog I am delighted with the amount of interest there has been in

what I have been talking about on I am also really pleased

to see how many people are returning to read each new posting. I trust that all

of you reading it find it both enjoyable and useful! As with any new blog the

build up of traffic can be gradual so I wanted to share with you…


Added by Recruitment Dad on March 2, 2010 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Confessions of a job board doctor

It’s been a year since I started blogging – a year filled with both good things and not-so-good things. But the best thing? I’m still blogging, you’re still reading, and we’re all still learning.

I rarely (well, actually, never) write about my personal life. Why? Because I’ve always assumed that: a) it’s pretty boring; b) you have better things to do; and c) why would you be reading the Job Board Doctor’s blog, if not to learn about job boards?

That being said, I’m going a… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 2, 2010 at 9:13am — No Comments

How Do I Get The Phone to Ring?

The telephone has become mobile, and it has transformed recruiting from a 9-5, to a 24/7 work day!

But it is also an irony that this effective device is vastly becoming the most overlooked tool in recruiting passive candidates.

The content of this blog post did not start out as a study; it started out as a mission of a fast start in 2010 and to erase some of the bad memories…


Added by Ken Forrester on March 2, 2010 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

A recent survey – Do Job Seekers want to see agency and employer jobs on East Midlands Jobs?

With my fledgling UK based Jobboard Empire being added to a few weeks ago with the successful launch of Just4Medical, I found myself looking back to my first venture, East Midlands Jobs. I had a few questions that I needed answering regarding the purpose of this Jobboard. Published in early 2008. I needed to know whether this Jobboard was fit for purpose.

Since its inception nearly two years ago I have been marketing the Jobboard as Employers Only and not allowing agencies to post their… Continue

Added by Richard Johnson on March 2, 2010 at 5:59am — No Comments

Recruitment and addictive gaming

Video link.

The above video is supreme. It has nothing directly to do with recruitment, but it made me think hard about recruitment, especially what would happen if there was more revolutionary, transformational and original thinking within the recruitment industry. It also follows on from my…


Added by Paul Jacobs on March 2, 2010 at 5:27am — 2 Comments

Talent Acquisition Metrics

Talent Acquisition has always been referred to as a sales driven function in the Human Resource domain and I tend to agree with such a broad conjecture. In an economy being driven more on Intellectual capital and an apparent shift from the traditional machinist roles pretty evident, acquiring and nurturing talent has become critical.

That is exactly the point, where the still nascent field of Talent Acquisition Metrics is gaining importance as organisations become more focused on… Continue

Added by Ritvik Bhawan on March 2, 2010 at 1:28am — No Comments

A Day in the Life of a “Killer” Recruiter!

Thought I would share a bit with the Corporate HR world on how far we go to deliver the right Candidates to our Clients and what we do day in and day out to close candidates. A member of my recruitment team had to break down the numbers as to why the $83k/yr job was not as valuable as the $70k/yr role. Yes he pulled him away from the current opportunity and re-close him on the role that…


Added by Paul Alfred on March 1, 2010 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

Behavioural Descriptive Interviews: A chainsaw where a scalpel is needed.

As an example of using a chain saw when a scalpel is needed, is there a better one in HR than Behavioural Descriptive Interviews? Most people in HR have no idea what the background is on these ubiquitous interviews, don't understand why they were developed, and, as a result, advocate their use in the wrong places. Before I start my rant, some disclosure, I am Certified in Behavioural Descriptive Interviews, right from the source, DDI themselves. But that doesn't mean I have joined the cult,…


Added by Kim Bechtel on March 1, 2010 at 6:47pm — 2 Comments

Why Should You Care?: Blogging

So many blog entries - so little time. It's the blessing and the curse of the internet: You get to hear a lot of voices.

Personally, my head hurts. I'm guessing I'm not alone.

So what can make a blog entry stand out from the masses? I ask not only because I'm curious - but also because I'm interested in hearing your thoughts of my interpretation of creating a "Purple Cow" of a blog entry - using TV News rules.

I used to work as a reporter in television news.… Continue

Added by Sean Ryan on March 1, 2010 at 6:36pm — 3 Comments

Referrals pay, so don't get cheap.

I’m sure that many of you Recruiters have worked in an organization that provides some type of referral program to encourage more qualified candidates. Unfortunately, most of these programs limit your ability to provide a flexible referral dollar or incentive to the referring party.…


Added by Kevin Womack on March 1, 2010 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Future of Learning: Learning HOW to LEARN

I am a lifelong learner. I will continue to fill my plate with whatever quenches my appetite.

“The people that are the most passionate about what they do

never, ever stop learning”

Many people are… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on March 1, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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