A little more than a year ago I was asked to participate in something I personally had never done before. Help create a sourcing team from scratch. After taking a rather large gulp of my soda I began to think about all of the various things that needed to be done. Can it be done? How long is it going to take? I quickly knew my biggest challenge was gaining credibility as a sourcing team and instilling confidence within the team as well as our peers.
In a market where many sourcing… Continue
Added by Cynthia Wehrenberg on July 13, 2009 at 10:30am —
When proceeding through the interview process you may find yourself in a position where you will have to partake in 'small talk'. Whether it be conversing with other applicants, attending a social event for your prospective employer, or simply creating small talk before an interview actually begins. This is a skill that needs to be learned and practiced, below are some tips to help you become successful.
1) Be the first person to reach our… Continue
Added by Kunin Associates on July 13, 2009 at 9:46am —
... the 20,000th Geek to join our Wireless Jobs Group on… Continue
Added by Dennis Smith on July 10, 2009 at 11:32am —
After a recent placement I sat at my desk and thought, I really love this business. Client's Happy, Candidate's Happy, Recruiter's Happy, Me........we all win. That's the great thing about this business. When we win, we all win. And at a time like that, even a little dry period looks like a good thing in hindsight. It's over, but sobering and helps keep you grounded and focused. The problem is, right now I don't think this downturn we are in is anywhere near over. I talk to a lot of clients and… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on July 10, 2009 at 9:26am —
I’ve been playing Golf for seven years and I am bad. I’ve dropped cash on Ping Irons, Big Bertha Drivers, Dry-fit golf shirts, and even a Mack Daddy golf bag that I take family canoe trips in. No matter how good the equipment, I just suck palsy bad.
Most of the clubhouses around Atlanta have my picture posted on their bulletin boards. They warn their members via loudspeaker whenever I tee it up. My friends even started to wear a cup. “Dude, just throw the golf ball,” a friend once… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on July 10, 2009 at 7:56am —
We are pleased to announce a new training program, StaffingForce’s G-Recruiting Primer.
“ ‘G-Recruiters’ are people who combine Google's free services and related tools to replace conventional recruiting products and services. ‘G-Recruiting’ is what we do.”
The sessions are presented by Amitai Givertz who is a leading expert in googling for recruiters. Ami is the also the program leader for G-Recruiting.com and the BROWN BAG RECRUITER initiative.
For exciting… Continue
Added by PJ Cunningham on July 10, 2009 at 7:46am —
Here is a prediction. As the market recovers the first impact on our industry will be a revival of the temp and contract market.
Employers will see increased work volumes as the economy recovers, but will “dip their toes” into the labour market at first, hiring flexible solutions initially. But then, as momentum is gained and confidence returns, they will start to hire permanently. But the first place they will go for their permanent hires will be to transition tried and tested… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on July 10, 2009 at 6:30am —
Some things are better heard than read. For example, testimonials from your employees and interns. An interview with your CEO. Reflections from your executives and managers. These can all make a greater impact when presented as spoken words rather than words on a page.
Podcasting, the technology that brings audio files to the Internet, is a great way to hit your potential job applicants right between the ears. With the feasibility and accessibility of podcasts, not to mention their… Continue
Added by Valerie Ellinor on July 9, 2009 at 5:30pm —
2 ladies from finance were chatting about one's niece who had foot surgery and had gone back recently to have the pins removed. "You're not going to believe what happened to my niece the other day," she started. And she goes on to explain that while in the doctor's office, the niece half-jokingly said that she would love to work there as an X-Ray Tech. The doctor half-jokingly replied that he'd hire her, but she left not knowing if he was serious. When she returned the next week for the follow… Continue
Added by Shawna Armstrong on July 9, 2009 at 4:23pm —
It may be a sign of the times. It may be a result of the web becoming an open forum for the masses. It may just be that people are generally unhappy. I don't know the reason why explicitly, but I do know that there is a lot more snark in the world today. You might wonder what I mean specifically, by the term "snark." It's more than negativity. It's more than being opinionated. It's the negativity and commentary that is infused with venom, spite and oftentimes pure hatred.
I am a… Continue
Added by Ragan Kellams on July 9, 2009 at 1:55pm —
Added by Cheezhead on July 9, 2009 at 12:13pm —
We are looking for a dynamic, energetic, proactive Director of Revenue with good technical skills to drive Room Revenue. Our client is a five star deluxe International hotel property in California. The preferred candidate should have at least three to four years Hospitality and/or service industry revenue management/reservations experience. Should have strong computer skills and the ability to learn industry specific software. The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication… Continue
Added by Menezes on July 9, 2009 at 11:15am —
Above the Fold
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have careers thrust upon them."...Sia Collins waxes lyrical
Rayanne wants to you to test your mettle...The Gold Standard
30-seconds in blogging is… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on July 9, 2009 at 10:30am —
Although our industry is commonly referred to as “applicant tracking”, I’ve heard it referred to as a number of different names. Below is my short list of alternative names (feel free to mix it up by adding database/software/system/solution to the end of any of them.)
1. Applicant data tracking
2. Applicant management
3. Applicant resume management
4. Application monitoring
5. Candidate management
6. Candidate resume management
7. Employment… Continue
Added by Julia on July 9, 2009 at 8:46am —
As a recruiter, we all hear the "not very-well thought out" responses to "why should we hire you" and so forth.
My first piece of praise, would be, you have already baited the hook by applying for the position, the fish took the bait when you got the interview. Now, take and reel that fish in carefully so as to not let the fish get free from the hook.
Take the interview in stride. Be yourself. If you could advertise yourself in 30… Continue
Added by D. Drayden on July 9, 2009 at 6:02am —
Okay, I admit it, I am a Tom Friedman
groupie and if you fall into that category then you will instantly recognize the title of this post as being the title of the Op Ed piece that Friedman wrote for the Sunday… Continue
Added by Dave Opton on July 8, 2009 at 3:46pm —
I'm happy to report that Albin Engineering is seeing an increase in our new job orders from clients, interviews, and placements. June was the best month in 2009 and July is off to a fast start. I'm coming up on my 3 month anniversary since joining the firm back in April.
Today we are holding a hiring event in the office for our three (3) open internal sales (account manager) positions with 16 candidates attending. It feels like the good old days and we are picking up… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on July 8, 2009 at 1:59pm —
At one point or another, I am pretty sure all of us have experienced the "edge of the seat
," "nail-biting suspense
" of being on the "chopping block
." Fearful of getting that dreadful "pink-slip," self evaluation often comes at a time when, let's face it...it's a little too late. Whether on the giving or receiving end, by choice or unexpected economic crisis, we all know the feeling too well. But the question… Continue
Added by D. Drayden on July 8, 2009 at 1:11pm —
Above the Fold
Greg Savage takes us on a intercontinental trip to the unemployment office, finally gets to China and asks...Are we there yet?
Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom
Undeterred by arguing "reasonableness" with a cat-herder Claudia finally bags it by reminding us that there are always consequences, even if… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on July 8, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Specializing in the sales profession, we have seen a definite uptick in business and potential new business the past 2 months. With recruiters being considered an early indicator of economy recovery, we are hopeful that is exactly what this is- an indicator. Time will tell but we are very hopeful on this end.
Added by Cindy Houston Hazen on July 8, 2009 at 11:54am —