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Candidates > Openings = Wall Street Fallout

"The tidal wave of bad finance news is freezing credit availability and battering investment portfolios, but a more human toll is almost certain to follow."

Over on comes an eye opener for the masses: With the carnage resulting from Wall Street's inability to lead and govern itself comes the reality of the worst case of musical chairs seen since the Great Depression...and their won't be that many chairs in the game.

Certainly many will find jobs; I certainly… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 19, 2008 at 8:40am — No Comments

He's Baaack...Invite him to RBC and give him a real welcome

From ASK Maureen over on ERE...


9/18/2008 1:12 p.m.


Im back


Good day, just wanted to let folks in this group know Im back. I have been absent from the board for a year while engaged in my new role.

I am currently leading recruiting for the East Coast, Federal and Canada at HDS in the sales and consulting groups.

Im formerly a long time employee of a PLM leader now part of Siemens.

Glad to… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 19, 2008 at 8:23am — No Comments

Do you fully understand the Banking Mess we're in? If not, read this.

Like many people I've found this whole Wall Street mess confusing. It's hard to fathom how the people who do understand the ins and outs of finance, those who work in Banking, let things get so out of hand.

My sister, who was a finance major years ago and who does have a better grasp of the fundamentals, admitted to being just as puzzled as to how all this blew up so badly. She sent me this piece from yesterdays New York times, the Freakanomics column, that clearly explains how we… Continue

Added by pam claughton on September 19, 2008 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

A Cover Letter That Didn't Suck

I ghost wrote this blog post for one of my clients about 10 months ago to highlight how cover letters don't have to suck the lifeblood out of its readers. Readership spiked to 18,000 over the typical, uh, 30-40 hits; comments were aplenty.

For those who hate clicking, here's the cover letter that sent me over the edge...

"I’ve been bouncing boxes for Uncle Sam 2.5 years now in some of the most… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 18, 2008 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Need a Job? $17,000 an Hour. No Success Required.

"Last year, Mr. Fuld earned about $45 million, according to the calculations of Equilar, an executive pay research company. That amounts to roughly $17,000 an hour to obliterate a firm. If you’re willing to drive a company into the ground for less, apply by calling Lehman Brothers at (212) 526-7000."

A must read...

Added by Steve Levy on September 18, 2008 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Using my superpowers for good....

When born with superpowers and upon the day of realization – the first step in the life of a Super Hero or potential Villain is the careful choosing of the name – or at least, that’s how it happens in the movies. As a Head Huntress, my first obvious choice would be The Head Huntress of the World or The Princess of Placement; however, in reality based upon an average day, my name should truly be something like The HR Defeater or perhaps Requirement Rambo… Continue

Added by Kelly Moeller on September 18, 2008 at 7:35pm — 2 Comments

Prove, Persist, Get Hired - Part 2

I wrote last week 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 18, 2008 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Is a Real Estate Career Right For You?

Are you looking for a rewarding career that will provide you with a flexible schedule and an opportunity to help other people accomplish their dreams? If so, real estate might be a great career choice for you. Realtors have the opportunities to help individuals and families find the homes of their dreams. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to become a successful Realtor, but the personal and professional rewards can be great.

Getting Started

Realtors… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on September 18, 2008 at 6:14pm — No Comments

"Relative to When this Major Competitive Move [Recruiting/Talent Acq] Hit the Market, When Did You Learn About It?"

I thought it might be worthwhile to share the following chart with everyone at RBC. If you think about this chart, it's more about game theory and competitive response than anything else . . . so my question is, what if you focused purely on the 'innovation' element relative to recruiting or talent acquisition?

How would that change the responses here? My take is that most competitors are not keeping tabs on competitors relative to their 'plays' or 'moves' to improve their relative… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on September 18, 2008 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Recruting for a Key Account Sales Rep in LA Area - home based position

This position will be an Install Based Rep with a Hunter Attitude – They will be working the Los Angeles as an Outside Sales Professional for Key Accounts. May have to travel to San Fran or Phoenix from time to time –

Should have Technology Background

Be Strategic with a consultative sales approach

Be a Quarterback with an eye for a detail

Overall Responsibilities:

Generate enterprise sales opportunities by identifying appropriate business targets,… Continue

Added by christine on September 18, 2008 at 2:54pm — 3 Comments

Honesty and Social Media: Is It Just Me? Or Does Anyone Else Consider These Things?

Funny question for all of you . . . because this very situation here shows me what can be so refereshing about social media: Honesty.

At the same time, I will admit that providing an honest response to John's question makes me consider that it may upset some people . . . and let's keep it real - doing so can impact our personal brand. A quick cost-benefit… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on September 18, 2008 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Recruiting Coordinator Needed

Recruiting Coordinator Position Description

Company Description

LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP) is the nation’s largest independent Long Term Care Insurance Agency with over 500 Producers and 30 Sales Leaders supported by a 40 + person home office. Company is committed to profit sharing through annual dividends based on earned and vested Share Grants.

LTCFP was listed by the Wall Street Journal and Kiplinger’s as the… Continue

Added by dan cahn on September 18, 2008 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Law 4 - Always Say Less than Necessary

"When you are trying to impress people with words, the more you say, the more common you appear, and the less in control. Even if you are saying something banal, it will seem original if you make it vague, open-ended, and sphinxlike. Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish."

In other words, better recruiters will speak less yet say more. Or to put it colloquially, give someone enough rope and… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 18, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

More Jason Davis on Recruitfest 08 09 17

He showed up on The Recruiting Animal Show again. (Audiofile)

Added by Recruiting Animal on September 18, 2008 at 11:14am — No Comments

Hi-Lites From Jennifer McClure Interview

Yes this is self-promotion. But not shameless self-promotion. This stuff is different and interesting. If you listen and think I'm wrong leave me a nasty comment.

Jennifer McClure - Recruiting Animal Show
GUEST: Jennifer McClure, The CincyRecruiter


No… Continue

Added by Recruiting Animal on September 18, 2008 at 11:13am — No Comments

September 18, 2008

Not one to mince her words, this week Margaret Graziano gives some hard truths for us all to digest. Are you ready for this? The Truth About Hiring Recruiters …….At Least.... My Version Of The Truth

Happy Thursday! Ami G.

Added by Amitai Givertz on September 18, 2008 at 8:24am — No Comments

SourceCon 2008

What an amazing event! I am still reeling from all the wonderful information that I have learned. So much to put into action and turn into sucess! A special thanks to Leslie O'Conner for all she does!

So many people spoke this year and here were my favorites!

Dave Copps Keynote - Semantic Web

Gerry Crispin - Expanding Sourcers Pipeline

Michael Buckner - Sourcing Team Integreation

Otis Collier - Diversity Recruiting

Marvin Smith -… Continue

Added by Alecia Sullivan on September 17, 2008 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment


Our client is a highly successful retailer of premium goods sold worldwide through boutique retail stores. The client is seeking a top level operations executive to oversee and expand its US retail operations which encompasses over 450 stores.

Full P&L responsibility to manage and expand US retail sales and operations -

Location: Northeastern US

Key requirements /criteria:

· Senior level individual (by education, experience and accomplishment)… Continue

Added by Vince Albrecht on September 17, 2008 at 3:17pm — No Comments


Our client is a leader in the design and manufacture of fully-integrated architectural glass and metal building envelope systems for the commercial construction industry.

Seeking a seasoned Sales Rep familiar with the commercial construction community in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia.


· Identify, initiate and build relationships with commercial product specifiers, (architects, designers, GC’s, project owners)

· Develop, plan and… Continue

Added by Vince Albrecht on September 17, 2008 at 3:03pm — No Comments

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