One of the most fun and stressful parts of being a recruiter is when a candidate you feel very strongly would be a good fit for a position meets the client for the very first time. One of my candidates had a big interview last week and I thought to myself “When was the last time I had this same feeling”? Then all of a sudden it hit me… it was when I returned to my hometown and brought my first serious girlfriend from college to meet my parents.
Looking back in time I thought it was… Continue
Added by Eric Osterman on November 8, 2009 at 12:30am —
My long-term recruiting contract is winding down and I'm looking for new opportunities. I am interested in both Contract positions or Perm positions.
I've contracted at the following companies:
-Tellabs (Telecom - LatAm Region)
-Burger King Corporation
Any guidance or assistance you can provide would be very much appreciated.
Added by Diane Martinez on November 6, 2009 at 3:33pm —
by Steve Hazelton, Head of Products, Newton Software
“Please contact support.” Makes you cringe, doesn’t it? At Newton
we encourage people to contact support—by email or phone. No, I’m not kidding.
We call it “Support Driven Design”. I’ll explain this concept in just a bit, but first I’d like to give you some background on how we came to believe that free technical… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on November 6, 2009 at 2:03pm —
Added by Ethan Bloomfield on November 6, 2009 at 12:06pm —
Be honest. You had a pager once. Admit it. It was your alarm clock in the morning. You had proudly clipped it on your belt everyday. You asked all your clients, candidates and friends to page you. You were a sophisticated jet setting Recruiter. If only your pager were a human, you would’ve made love to it nightly.
Then one day somebody got a mobile phone. You had to have one too. It was huge and weighed 15 pounds but you didn’t care, you bought it anyways. Your first… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on November 6, 2009 at 9:44am —
by Raghav Sing
We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it
- Billy Joel
A story in Fortune sums up the current economic situation well – “EVERY MORNING'S newspaper carries another story of new job losses. We hear the recession has been over for… Continue
Added by Featured Writer Series on November 6, 2009 at 9:11am —
"Supply Chain & Sourcing Solutions from concept till customer."
We are seeking full/partial cycle Supply Chain & Sourcing assignments in the Organizations & Institutes.
I am an Supply Chain & Global Sourcing expert with 20 years of rich Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing, Operations Management, Global Sourcing, Domestic procurement, PPIC, Optimization System Management, Effective Business Controls thru ERP systems & Project Engineering… Continue
Added by Sanjiv Ragit on November 6, 2009 at 1:03am —
Even though the staffing industry is a dominant contributor to our Gross National Product with nearly $100B in annual revenues, accounts for a massive piece of internet traffic, and directly touches practically everyone... Recruiters and staffing professionals still suffer from an identity crisis.
If you’ve ever spoken to someone outside of the recruiting industry and told them you were a ‘recruiter’ they may have thought it had something to do with a college or the… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on November 5, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Added by Brian K. Johnston on November 5, 2009 at 5:55pm —
by Michael G. Brandt - COO BrightMove Recruiting Software
I have been in the HR software industry for about 14 years and have seen some of the best and worst in most any company and any company’s personnel. I myself have been in a few very bad situations with my job on the line and have handled things both very well and very badly, which is what this article is about. I guess it was about 8 years ago now that I almost ended my career… Continue
Added by Michael Brandt on November 5, 2009 at 5:52pm —
I saw a post on Steve Boese's HR Technology blog
that caught my eye, mainly because I love to read stuff that confirms my own pet ideas, and especially the ones I bet my own dear dear money on.
What we are betting on is that corporate (and some third-party) recruiters would love to use MS Outlook as their primary ATS interface. Not a mere integration, but… Continue
Added by Martin H.Snyder on November 5, 2009 at 3:00pm —
When RiseSmart first entered the recruiting industry in 2008, it set its sights on a specific niche. One year later, RiseSmart shifted its business model to include outplacement. The difference between the two places presents a case study in disruptive business.
RiseSmart is a provider of Web-enabled outplacement and job search services. The former helps laid-off employees find jobs faster. The latter helps professionals find jobs in the $100k market.
"Our initial thought… Continue
Added by Rich on November 5, 2009 at 1:33pm —
With nearly 10% unemployment and almost 15 million people out of work, more and more individuals are seeking the services of recruiting firms, resume writing companies, networking websites, and personal coaches to help them identify and find new positions.
While I feel utilizing these ideas are certainly a good one, I contend that most unemployed people fail to utilize one particular source when seeking a new job.
That source is themselves.
We all have had… Continue
Added by Jeffrey Burkhardt on November 5, 2009 at 9:53am —
Your annual office party is probably just around the corner and it's important to realize that this event is still about business no matter how festive it may be. In order to avoid being office fodder for the Monday after the event here are some simple tips to keep in mind. Besides, do you really want to be remembered as the guy who danced like John Travolta at the party, or the woman who thought she looked good in the Britney Spears outfit?
Added by Kunin Associates on November 5, 2009 at 9:44am —
From clients and contacts to resumes and e-mail, everything in Adapt is searchable. Utilizing Adapt’s robust and dynamic searching capabilities, users can quickly access critical information with just the click of mouse. The Search Center allows users to access all of Adapt’s extensive searching tools on one easy-to-use screen. All of your searches are automatically saved, providing lists and the ability to create custom reports. Searching has never been easier or more productive. Attend our… Continue
Added by Holly Pellum on November 5, 2009 at 9:29am —
Order your Recruiters Book now and receive a free book added to your parcel!
Already a firm favourite for Recruiters this christmas - we have now seen a rise in sales, due to Recruiters not wanted to toe the line and buy Diaries and calendars for their friends or work mates.
The Recruiters Book is particularly great for Recruiters in R2R what better gift to buy your client's and candidates alike!
Prove you care, prove you understand their needs
Added by The Recruiters Book on November 5, 2009 at 5:47am —
, a startup building innovative, easy-to-use, applicant tracking software, presented to a packed house last night at DLA Piper’s Silicon Valley headquarters. The event, a monthly showcase of new technology startups, drew a diverse crowd of Silicon Valley engineers, business people, vendors, lawyers and venture capitalists. Newton was among the 4 lucky startup companies selected to demo their applications this… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on November 4, 2009 at 7:41pm —
Has anyone reviewed the new web-based service of Elance or Freelancer? It seems that companies that need services can put their job on there for "freelancers" to bid on.
I already noted someone posted a name generation job. All the interested parties bid on it to get the job. This includes off-shore companies that have rates that we would have a tough time competing with.
Will companies soon post regular jobs for recruiters on there too?
Added by Sherry Junker on November 4, 2009 at 1:43pm —
I’m often asked how important a cover letter is when submitting a resume for a position, or if one is even necessary at all. My answer is: “It depends.”
Who is receiving your resume? If it’s being sent to a recruiter, or you are applying to an online system, you can be virtually guaranteed that a cover letter would not be even looked at, much less read. The volume of resumes that go through a normal recruiting process makes it all but… Continue
Added by Harry Urschel on November 4, 2009 at 11:17am —
As a full fledged football widow, I hear those words screamed by Hank Williams Jr and my husband every Monday night during the season. Married to a dedicated Buffalo Bills fan, football is religion and our weekend activities are planned around what games are on TV. It’s a phenomenon that I do not really appreciate, and count down the weeks to our freedom. What I do appreciate is the amount of time and energy coaches and the players put forth in preparation for a game from week to… Continue
Added by Chernee Vitello on November 4, 2009 at 9:33am —