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Congratulations! You have graduated from college. Now What?

The cap and gown is slowly making it's way to the back of the closet, the out of town guests have returned home and the haze of the last semester plus the euphoria of the graduation ceremony could now be slowly wearing off. Having spent the last eight years in college career center operations, I know that many college grads, despite what you hear, have not confirmed next steps. What is a new grad to do? As you consider your options, and there are many, here are some possibilities that have… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on September 22, 2008 at 8:40am — No Comments

September 22, 2008

This week Dave introduces us to a fellow FreeScale alumni Kal Luben in: Meet Kal Luben, Recruiter at Freescale Semiconductor: "Torch Passes From Father to Son"

And for those who wish it was still last week: That was…


Added by Amitai Givertz on September 22, 2008 at 7:17am — No Comments

Atheists In The Foxhole

Yesterday I got an email from a recruiter friend announcing his availability for a new position and directing interested parties to a website where the company’s resume book would be available. Blah-blah-blah. There was the euphemistic “company restructuring”, “impacted employees”, blah-blah-blah. My heart bleeds for him. Really. I know how it is.

Out of loyalty to the company who just axed you -- mind you! -- you put the best spin on the situation, not just as a face… Continue

Added by Maya Walker on September 22, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

Agency/Third Party vs. Corporate Recruiting

I'd love to get everyone's take on which side they think is better. In my job search I've been considering both but really kind of wary of going back to an agency. Maybe I'm the only one with a bad experience ?....

Agency has it's obvious advantages on the comp side but what I like about the corporate world is that you have direct contact with the Hiring Manager and have access to get your questions answered on the role. I've also found that I get more 'respect' as a corp recruiter vs.… Continue

Added by Alex on September 21, 2008 at 10:36pm — 6 Comments

26 Job Seekers for every 10 Jobs

The gap between workers and jobs continues to expand. In December of 2006, there were 1.6 job seekers for every open job. Now, by comparison, in July of this year there were 2.6 job seekers for every open job.

So what does this mean….well this past July, there were 8.8 million more unemployed job seekers in the US. Unfortunately, there were only 3.4 million job openings, according to BLS.

We are currently looking at 5.4 million more job seekers than job openings in this… Continue

Added by Luigi Lupo on September 21, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

RecruitFest! Pictures

Pictures from RecruitFest!

if you have any and want to submit them, attach recruitfest as a tag and it will go into this.

It feels like it was a great event

Pictures from RecruitFest!

Added by Slouch on September 21, 2008 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Digging Into v1.19

RecruitFest Intro

(September 19, 2008) I was sitting in the bar of the Toronto Intercontinental with Claudia Faust. We talked about friendship, community, recruiting and the value of We agreed that 'following your nose' is the key to the unfolding of things you don't understand.

We're in town for the RecruitFest.

I'm getting to know Claudia (and a host of others) because of my involvement in the universe of people who are the online community of…


Added by John Sumser on September 21, 2008 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Forget Cannes, TIFF, or the Sundance Festival, I was at RecruitFest!

Have you ever been to a movie premiere with Geroge Clooney, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, and Pierce Brosnan?

Well neither have I.

** Okay, maybe I should have thought about B actors' names :-) **

Nonetheless, when I walked into RecruitFest, I felt awestruck. I was in the presence of thee stars of recruitment, and Jason Davis - our own slouch - was the producer/director who managed to sweep all the oscars with his… Continue

Added by Maha Akiki on September 21, 2008 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Screw Recruiting...Work for the Railroad

"Virtually every career employee — as many as 97 percent in one recent year — applies for and gets disability payments soon after retirement...The L.I.R.R.’s disability rate suggests it is one of the nation’s most dangerous places to work. Yet in four of the last five years, the railroad has won national awards for improving worker safety."

From the article:

During contract negotiations in 1994, management also tried to take… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 21, 2008 at 9:08am — No Comments

What Makes You HOT In IT

This almost sounds like the title for an article in some romance magazine and in a way, one could say the concept of romance does come into play with what the article is all about.

In our case, we, as IT professionals, have two choices to make about our future:

1. We can find a wonderful company to work for and hunker down for the long-term (i.e. retirement).

2. We can continue to sharpen our skills and choose an area of IT that has a deep need for new… Continue

Added by Phil Robles on September 20, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Master Class, October 24th Leiden, Netherlands

Masterclass online recruitment

Disruptive Talent Acquisition Strategies
Would you like to reduce your time-to-hire and learn how to spend your online budget in the most effective way? Do you want to improve your online ROI and find out why certain targets are not reached? In a master class by Gordon Lokenberg, interim recruitment specialist, you will find answers to all these… Continue

Added by Gordon Lokenberg on September 20, 2008 at 8:18am — No Comments

A word of advice to the "vultures"

I don't mean "vultures" in the pejorative sense of the word but a bit of sense and sensibility to recruiters circling high above the din of Wall Street's failure...consider the character of the people who engineered this fiasco before recruiting them to your angelic little firm.

Not everyone can wildly thrive in a turnaround environment - or your environment.

Added by Steve Levy on September 20, 2008 at 7:04am — No Comments

Only the best recruiters need apply

Gross National Debt Statistics - we're now shareholders!

Poor Financial Services now has Henry Paulsen and his version of the RTC to blame - no thank - for the handou...uh, bailout. From his Treasury Department bio, "...[before] coming to Treasury, Paulson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs since the firm's initial public offering in 1999. He… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 20, 2008 at 6:33am — 2 Comments

Extreme Tactics of a Headhunter

Visit askBinc to see the latest BINC TV Video on funny and extreme tactics that some headhunters have used

Added by BINC Search on September 19, 2008 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Prove, Persist, Get Hired - Part 2

I wrote [previously] about the two Ps of job hunting: proof and persistence.

To get hired for your ideal job you must do two things: prove to employers that you can do the work, and persist past the point where others give up.

Here's another success story from someone who did just that, with lessons you can apply to your job search today ...

"When I was 15, I wanted to cook at a local restaurant. It was the nicest one in town and well known for its steaks," says… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on September 19, 2008 at 6:21pm — No Comments

The Secret to Filling Jobs Faster

Have you ever had an open job requisition come across your desk, that you were positive you could fill quickly - only to find thirty days have passed, and there are STILL, no qualified candidates in your pipeline? As a hiring manager, or human resources professional, responsible for the recruitment function, you are painfully aware of the number of hours necessary to source for your next hire. With an ever shrinking "quality" talent pool, your job only continues to grow more demanding of your… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on September 19, 2008 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Don't be a vulture

Over one ERE's NYC Group, there's a juicy little thread debating what kind of bird calls into Lehman these days...

Added by Steve Levy on September 19, 2008 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Yes we need a work sample

The concept of getting work samples from potential employees is not new, and in certain industries it’s absolutely the only way to go (artist’s portfolio, etc.). However, in the IT field there seems to be a new wave of companies that are not just asking for, but requiring candidates to submit work samples even prior to any interview process beginning.

This may seem logical and even reasonable to some but in the IT world issues surrounding proprietary work as well as intellectual… Continue

Added by bill martineau on September 19, 2008 at 3:32pm — No Comments

"Fatal Attraction" Job Seeker Style - don't be that Glenn Close character - ever!!!

This is the BEST advice with regards to job hunting: DO NOT let your emotions control your search.…


Added by Heather Gardner on September 19, 2008 at 2:02pm — No Comments



An administrative assistant has a lot of responsibilities. Some of the business office procedures are internet research, web design and maintaining published articles, setting appointments and attending meetings, legal transcribing and paralegal, filing, computer programming, are graphic artists, create advertisement campaigns, do inventory, accounting, bookkeeping,, filing, background checks, tracing, analysis, proof… Continue

Added by Christine on September 19, 2008 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

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