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What makes me a Smart Recruiter

I have been a recruiter for a dozen years so far so I have survived burnout, a recession, and the booms. I am a smart recruiter because I know my limitations and never let them get in the way of succeeding. I don't think that recruiting is any harder than any other job, but it does require hard work, discipline and a little luck.

Added by Julia Stone on January 7, 2009 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Big Bucks NO Whammies……

For those of you out there who were children of the 80’s (or perhaps a bit older), hopefully you will remember the show – Press Your Luck. Contestants would collect spins that led to prizes after the spin traveled around a makeshift digital game board, all the while yelling “BIG BUCKS NO WHAMMIES.” I promise this has a point.

The other day, I was talking with a friend who was flustered about their resume and cover letter in an attempt to find the perfect recipe for submitting… Continue

Added by Kelly Moeller on January 7, 2009 at 3:09pm — No Comments


Hi Guys,

I have Enclosed the list of our own technically experienced H1 consultants.

Kindly add my email address to your distribution list for all your future requirements.

Appreciate all your help and efforts.

Keerthi - QA Tester, Rational Tools, Mercury Quality Center – Immediately - Open

Arivu – Mainframe, Cobol, DB2, Assembler – Immediately - Open

Lakshman – J2EE, Hibernate, Struts – Immediately… Continue

Added by Nikki Joe on January 7, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Resolutions Be Damned!

New Year So other than the parties I believe that the best part of new year - the part that people just LOVE - is setting resolutions. Oh, I know - you're probably already picking up on my sarcasm, right? Of course, maybe you don't even make a New Year's resolution because you know that you just won't lose that extra 10lbs or you'll never find the time to pick up that old hobby again. But hey, let's chat a bit about them anyhow.

First - my resolutions from last year and how we ended… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on January 7, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Paul DeBettignies Quoted In Minneapolis StarTribune Article On LinkedIn

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

In the January 4th 2009 Sunday career section of the Minneapolis StarTribune I was quoted in this article from Brett Pyrtle, Getting LinkedIn For Career Success:

In a world where business networks and relationships are often sustained in virtual reality, having an online presence is increasingly critical to career success. That's why a…


Added by Paul DeBettignies on January 7, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

Rcruiters that cover Atlanta location for project mgmt, operations in the field of construction.

Good Day Everyone.
A long time childhood friend in Atlanta is looking for recruiters with experience outlined in the blog title.
If anyone handles this area would you mind if I sent my friend your contact info?

Added by Salvatore Petrara, CPC on January 7, 2009 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

Having the ability to source and uncover top talent is crucial to your success. Sometimes the tools we use come from non-traditional means.

I’ve recently come across an outstanding tool that is not at all meant for recruiters but you know what that means. As a breed, we are probably the more sticky and intrusive people around, but in the end we find people jobs and that’s what it’s all about.

Enter Here is a little background. Based in San Mateo Ca.,… Continue

Added by Ryan Leary on January 7, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Animal's Radio Show and Ross's Directory Chat TODAY (Weds)

The Recruiting Animal Radio Show is today and the Recruiting Social Media Awards for 2008 are being handed out - don't miss it - you just might be one of the recipients! It's at Noon EST hereor call in to listen here: 646 652-2754

Animal will be suggesting new categories and designating people and websites for… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 7, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments


Dear Claudia,

I totally don’t know what to do about this. I saw my boss and one of my workmates out on a date, although they didn’t see me. How do I know it wasn’t a business meeting? Let’s just say that things were a little steamy at the dinner table, and I’m not talking about the vegetables. I was shocked, because I had no clue at the office; to make things worse my boss’ wife is my best friend. This isn’t really the time to go looking for a new recruiting job, and I’d hate to…

Added by Claudia Faust on January 7, 2009 at 6:21am — No Comments

The ideal experience for the passive candidate online

Have you ever put yourself in the shoes of a passive candidate?

It’s a dreadful experience. You’re happy with your job, you enjoy your coworkers, salary and benefits. The last thing you’re thinking about is working somewhere else.

Yet in the back of your mind is that little voice telling you it’s time for change. “Hey, we’ve been doing this for 5 years now! Can we move on, already?!”

Your goal then as a recruiter is to talk to that little voice, to convince the… Continue

Added by ryanchartrand on January 7, 2009 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

January 6, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday with Heather Bussing

This week Heather tackles internet sourcing and opens up the discussion about privacy rights and what privacy settings really mean.

With dollops of common sense, today's post is not short on considered opinion or sound advice including how to protect your personal brand [and privates too!]: Recruiting Law: Privacy and Sourcing…


Added by Amitai Givertz on January 6, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Ami G. on Tuesday: Stack 'em high and sell 'em cheap...job postings that is

It seems the politicos at The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have teamed up with JobTarget marketeers and are set to publish a 2009 Job Board Savings Book.

Apparently, you can use the coupons at over 1,000 niche, diversity and regional job boards that are slashing up to half the price on their job postings,… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 6, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

What makes me a Smart Recruiter

Being a Smart Recruiter is knowing your customer and creating a relationship with that person. Your customer knows exactly what he/she is looking for and can provide a right direction. Once that raphor and trust is made. You will have the world in your pocket. Your customer can provide you with sample resumes of current employees that will help you build queries on data bases. His or Her staff can provide you resources i.e. Alumni Associations where Recruiters cannot connect with..For example… Continue

Added by Sara Alvarado on January 6, 2009 at 6:38pm — No Comments

What makes me a smart recruiter ?

Well the jury is out on that, and I dont work as a pro recruiter, but I do recruit heavily for my own firm and it's one of my most important roles.

1) I look for character not skills. One does not change, while skillz come and go- often surprsingly fast.

2) I dont get hung up on credentials per se- they can be important/critical in some contexts, meaningless in others.

3) I do see recruiting as probably the most important element of leadership

4) I… Continue

Added by Martin H.Snyder on January 6, 2009 at 6:06pm — No Comments

:: Introducing Nilesh Roy Consultancy ::


I represent Nilesh Roy Consultancy. We are an IT Consulting and Solutions company. We are specialized in providing cost effective solutions and forward-thinking yet pragmatic consulting services for your IT and Web Infrastructure related business requirements. Our service offerings can be broadly classified into (but not limited to) 4 highly specialized verticals such as:

® Technology… Continue

Added by Nilesh Roy on January 6, 2009 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Why Am I A Smart Recruiter?

High volume hiring requires a smart process for smart recruiters:

1. My process conforms to the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures

2. Hiring specifications are created using a multi-method job analysis involving hiring managers and job-relevant SMEs

3. Success criteria are based upon performance modeling and time to proficiency metrics

3. The Virtual Job Tryout® delivers an engaging, Web 2.0 grounded objective candidate evaluation supported with a client… Continue

Added by Joseph P. Murphy on January 6, 2009 at 5:43pm — 1 Comment

Dayak anyone?

While at my last contract recruiting assignment, I was approached by an account executive for Dayak, a website which seems to work along the same principle as Bounty. I posted my job specs with updates on a regular basis, but did find that the lack of direct communication between me and the agency recruiters resulted in substandard candidates for my positions. I did not hire anyone using this tool.

Lea Karpman, principal

PCSG/professional consulting services… Continue

Added by Lea Karpman on January 6, 2009 at 3:48pm — 2 Comments

What makes me a Smart Recruiter smartrecruiters

What makes me a smart recruiter after 20 years. I hate to open my secret but want to show you how smart i am.

Once you do a database search most people just start calling. Many data bases sort in ABC order. I always go to the end of the ABC and start calling at the end. Most of these candidate never get a call. So they are so glad when I call.

Also I tell candidates to list there resumes twice. for example.

Chris Zimmerman

Zimmerman, Chris

That… Continue

Added by C. B. Stalling!! on January 6, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

What makes me a smart recruiter

1 Say what you do, and do what you say.
2 Make sure that you keep your word, your name is your virtue.
3 Always return phone calls and emails, it can be brief - just do it.
4 Referrals - treat them all with respect, they could be your next client!
5 Today is today and tomorrow is another day - remain positive!
Other than those five things, remain true, passionate and love what you do!

Added by Peggy Patterson on January 6, 2009 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Why am I a smart recruiter- after 20 years i've learned a few rules I live by each day: : 1. Serve the candidate and the client 2. Have 2 ears to listen and only 1 mouth to speak 3. Each person is un…

Why am I a smart recruiter- after 20 years i've learned a few rules I live by each day:


1. Serve the candidate and the client

2. Have 2 ears to listen and only 1 mouth to speak

3. Each person is unique surprisingly fascinating

4. Identify what the candidate is really looking for and find that.

5. Always make it fun and interesting to speak with me

6. Respect-Care-Honest-Energy

7. All we have is our reputation. Take good care of it.

8. Never sell a… Continue

Added by Carole on January 6, 2009 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

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