By now you’ve probably heard of JobDeck, a modified version of the popular Twitter search application, TweetDeck. A collaboration between TwitJobSearch and TweetDeck, JobDeck has a permanent, specialized search that focuses on jobs. These are sourced from the Twittersphere, based on employment-related keywords, plus additional content from LinkedIn.
Does anyone have fresh ideas that work in 2010. I use linked in and the telephone.
Voice Mail and gate keepers have blocked the way for me to reach the power people.
Cold calling emailing does not work like it used to. I would like to share ideas here.
Added by Jane Roth on February 2, 2010 at 8:35am —
Read the websites of any ten random recruitment companies. From any country. In the ‘About Us’ or ‘Our Services’ section, you will almost certainly find glowing and poetic prose about ‘customer service’ and the ‘customer comes first’ and ‘exceptional standards of service delivery’ and many other cliche-ridden phrases. But these claims were not written without sincerity. The companies… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on February 2, 2010 at 3:52am —
"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him."
— Jonathan Swift
In my spare time (loosely defined term), I have committed myself to go back and re-read some of the classic literature assigned to me during my formative years. As I have started this new year out with a moral constitution directed towards happy, positive thoughts - Heart of Darkness is still collecting dust on my bookshelf. Mr. Kurtz… Continue
Added by Chris Hood on February 2, 2010 at 1:20am —
In the changing world of work, the virtues of yesteryear can seem quite the opposite in the contexts and complexities of the 2010 workforce environment.
Take the reasons underlying employee absenteeism. Overall, every successful organisation wants the highest possible productivity on the corporate as well as individual levels, but in order to achieve that the work ethic must be cultivated in context.
In other words, you want people to come to work instead of finding… Continue
Added by Sam Lawson on February 1, 2010 at 8:25pm —
A new RecruitingPods.com podcast show just launched, the "Onward Search Career Cast," sponsored by Wilton, CT based staffing and executive search agency, Onward Search. In the inaugural episode I speak with Ken Clark, co-founder and SVP of Onward Search, and Josh Gampel, VP. The company does both temp staffing and executive search assignment ($100K+).
In an effort to bring you more information on a variety of topics, we have enlisted a few "guest bloggers."
I have spoken with a few managers out there and learned that workplace ergonomics was a topic of interest. I guess all managers and companies are in favour of finding ways to increase productivity while decreasing workplace accidents and sick days. So I give you Dr. Pete Moore - widely regarded in Ontario as a leading lecturer in workplace ergonomics and expert in his field. We… Continue
Added by Corey Harlock on February 1, 2010 at 3:43pm —
Why is it that candidates ALWAYS seem to get a review, raise, additional responsibilities right before your client is about to make them an offer?
Alright, it doesn’t ALWAYS happen. As recruiters we tend to exaggerate just a bit, but it happened this last week to not one, but to two recruiters I know and have great respect for, and it drives me mad when I hear this.
This should never happen.
We, as third party search professionals, shouldn’t let it… Continue
Adapt is a fully configurable, or “adaptable”, applicant tracking system that automates many of your day to day processes. Bond International Software provides this web base application that tracks your clients, candidates, job orders and even approved time cards.
One of Adapts greatest features is its dynamic dashboards, designed like that of iGoogle. Dashboards allow you to perform day to day workflow from one central… Continue
Added by Holly Pellum on February 1, 2010 at 1:34pm —
For every fan of “Project Runway,” you have heard the indelible Tim Gunn, utter his signature line “Make It Work” as he encourages, prods and sometimes embarrasses aspiring fashion designers to reach their goal of making it to the finish line and ultimately win the competition. For those of you who have a similar coach, mentor or someone you can rely on to encourage you to achieve your goals, you have received a rare gift. For those of you who do not, I’m about to help you apply the… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on February 1, 2010 at 12:02pm —
Creating a recruiting video for your company is one of the new ways to tap new media to recruit. Its main goal should be as an employment branding tool that showcases your employees and give a sense of whats its like to work there. That is something we do well at my company Jobs in Pods. But any company can create a video, its cheap and easy to do.… Continue
Added by Chris Russell on February 1, 2010 at 10:00am —
I recently started working for pharma and Bio-tech client. Would really appreciate if anyone can refer me some good job boards specifically for Pharma, Bio-tech , Research and Development, Drugs Discovery, Medical Writing , Medical Publication, ASSAY, MedRna and Molecular profiling, etc. These are few skills my clients focus on.
Your help in this regards will be highly appreciated.
A person needs good friends in life. "OK Thank you Captain Obvious!" I hear you say, but hear me out.
These reality TV shows get a big viewing in my house, the "Big Brothers", the "So you think you can dance", "Idol" etc. The first few shows are notorious for the "What the..." moments. You know what I'm talking about, those people who are auditioning, who have… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on January 31, 2010 at 8:06pm —
A job seeker recently posed the following question:
“I’ve been faced with the following question over and over. I am sure many other job seekers are confronted with this too. So, I'm curious how job seekers answer the question and what hiring managers think of the answers and the issue in general.
As a job seeker how do you answer this question? The job you are interviewing for pays X. I see from your prior…Continue
“It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.” - Vince Lombardi
People ask me a lot what the best trait I look for in a Recruiter or sales person. The list is quite big, but the one which stands out like a beacon, is Resilience.
The whole world has gone though a tough time for the last 18 months or so. Lots of businesses and people have gone to the wall, the word "NO" has become more and more common in the language of corporates… Continue
Ah, the end of the month – finally time to take a breath. January, as I’ve mentioned, has been an absolute whirlwind. This month kicked off our strategic planning efforts (an ongoing process) both business-wise and technical. We realized we’re at the point where we need to hire another developer to bring the platform to the next level – our “holy grail”: version 1.0. We’ve been collecting feedback from our user base and incorporating into our specs. Meanwhile, our user base has doubled and the… Continue
It's true. She's driven me crazy for years and keeps me up at night. I've stayed out late with her and have woken up beside her in more hotels than I can count. I've even had talks with leadership and peers alike where I adamantly denied that she was as important to me as I realize now that she is. I've been in denial for months about how much she's on my mind when I'm away from… Continue