IT recruiter available for contract or fulltime position in the Chicago area.
Over 10 years of full lifecycle recruiting experience
Contact at Lvanucci@wowway.com
Added by Larry Vanucci on May 13, 2009 at 11:37am —
Most people have heard of LinkedIn® (LI) and may even have an account. What I want to discuss today is if you are looking for a job and don't have a LI account (a basic account that is free is all you need), get one. If you have one, some easy things to make it work better for you.
First, a brief (well, we'll see about that) history of LI. It started out as a business to business networking platform… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on May 13, 2009 at 9:07am —
Above the Fold
Rob D. says: "Another radical way to prove that you are a solution to your problem is to offer to work for free for a certain time period."
Recruitomatic says: "Oh, my...oh, dear."
Any you sez? Be the Solution
Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom
A titillating question gets an unadulterated answer.
Indeed, sales and HR are strange… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 13, 2009 at 8:30am —
Year to date I'm paperless. That's right - I haven't personally created even a shadow of a paper footprint so far this year. Some days are obviously easier than others but for the most part it's been a pretty satisfying journey.
In staff meetings I typically have my laptop for notes and follow up items. When that proves too cumbersome or unrealistic I simply take notes on my blackberry or iPhone. (Yeah, I'm getting pretty fast with these thumbs - soon I'll have the mad… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on May 13, 2009 at 7:30am —
Search engine giant Google
has recently added some significant enhancements
to the search experience, with the addition of Search Options
. The new functionality allows a user to filter their search results by category and, more… Continue
Added by Julian Stopps on May 13, 2009 at 4:28am —
Let me start by saying, I love the recruiting business. Our business has provided my family and I (wife and 4 kids - all 5 and under!!), with an excellent living. In the past several years I have been more on the management side and given the opportunity to train and develop many new recruiters within both the corporate and agency side.
Over the years there are several words, words that I consider "dirty words", that I have seen destroy personal success and production. No recruiter… Continue
Added by Alex Putman on May 12, 2009 at 10:13pm —
To all my interested colleagues and industry contacts... this is a great paper on Pres Obama's vision for working with Afghanistan...
Executing the Obama Plan and Beyond
This report offers an implementation framework for translating the goals of President Barack Obama's administration into feasible processes and actions in Afghanistan. It identifies four major threats that need to be tackled: Al-Qaida, insurgency, narcotics and poor governance and corruption.… Continue
Added by Erik Plesset on May 12, 2009 at 4:50pm —
Take a step back from the job seeker perspective and take a look at the hiring manager”s perspective. The hiring manager is hiring because he has a problem. He either is in need of additional help or he is not satisfied with an employee and he wants to replace that employee. The hiring manager has a problem, you may not know exactly what the problem is but he is looking for a solution to his problem so he is hiring.
The challenge for the interviewee is to be the solution. The hiring… Continue
Added by Rob D on May 12, 2009 at 12:23pm —
Please direct questions to email@example.com
As a professional Recruiter and Member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) I sat at 5:50 on a Friday evening (when the weekend was calling me!) drawing lines in a hard bound book for the following weeks Recruitment activity. Suddenly in a moment of inspiration, as I looked around at my Recruitment Consultant colleagues I realised we were all doing exactly the same thing! (And whether it is a security blanket for… Continue
Added by The Recruiters Book on May 12, 2009 at 12:00pm —
We all have been witness to a challenging job marketplace for the past year plus, and those especially hard hit have been the recruiters that make a living placing professionals into firms across many industries. From my personal perspective, as a recruiter within the financial industry, my area of expertise has been decimated. However, the light I see at the end of the tunnel is not an oncoming train
, and I sense that companies will need to start turning back to the recruiters to find… Continue
Added by Mark Moyer on May 12, 2009 at 9:35am —
Above the Fold
points to eight winning strategies she calls The Bill Gates Method
Take a few minutes to watch Glen Cathey
dissect LinkedIn and then take a stab at answering the $64 something question… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 12, 2009 at 8:30am —
Not a week goes by that a Social Network Evangelist gets asked how to measure the power of their network. And hey, why not? If I were a naysayer and on the fence about a process that, at a glance, takes up a significant amount of time but is a challenge to measure - I'd probably ask too.
Just a few months ago I posted a quick video and blog… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on May 12, 2009 at 6:30am —
I thought that I would keep this post nice and simple. For anybody interested in viewing my latest list of applicant tracking system vendors, it is now available at www.TheATSGuide.com
. There are currently over 140 vendors listed, and it continues to grow. Please feel free to comment on any systems that I may have missed.
Best of luck!!!
Added by Jake Stupak on May 11, 2009 at 9:07pm —
Per the previous post, let’s take a look at a few things that can make employers (yes, the folks actually paying) throw up their hands and run screaming from a job board. (Remember, this is just one man’s opinion - throw your own into the mix with a pithy comment). So, without further ado, here are 4 things that make a job board ’sucky’:
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 11, 2009 at 5:04pm —
Here’s something we can all relate to on a Monday: Bob Sutton recently wrote a post on an article from the Academy of Management Review titled “Sleep Deprivation and Decision-Making Teams: Burning the Midnight Oil or Playing with Fire?”
Staying up late for work may sometimes be a necessary evil. What this article’s research found was that, while individual sleep deprivation has been… Continue
Added by Louis Bina on May 11, 2009 at 2:33pm —
Selling In The Current Economy
May 8, 2009 by cvitello
My guess is that the title of this blog is one of the most searched strings on Google as of late. Everyone responsible for generating revenue or increasing profits for their business is looking for the answer to this question. You will not find it here, I am sorry to say. I wanted to share with you some of my thoughts on the subject, and what I have seen recently.
There has been, without a doubt,… Continue
Added by Chernee Vitello on May 11, 2009 at 2:03pm —
When working with a Recruiter it is always a good idea to follow these simples tips to ensure that everyone gets the best out of the situation. 1) Take time to know the Recruiter before meeting with them. Make sure they handle the type of opportunities you are looking for, whether it be temporary or permanent. Also make sure they handle the discipline you need such as; Accounting, Finance, IT, Sales, Medical, etc.
2) Fees are almost always paid… Continue
Added by Kunin Associates on May 11, 2009 at 12:45pm —
As a belated mother's day gift to the mothers on the board...
Top 10 Reasons Mothers Make the Best Recruiters:
10. We’ve been lied to by enough men and children to know exactly what a lie looks like before it even gets out of a hiring manager or candidate’s mouth.
9. We’ve spent most of our lives surrounded by whiners so we are able to tune out anything annoying.
8. The meanest hiring managers/executives/company owners are not intimidating to a woman… Continue
Added by See_Jane_Recruit on May 11, 2009 at 11:59am —
Opinions may vary, but there is little doubt that Bill Gates has built, and continues to build, a very successful company. I find his secrets and his business strategies to be interesting and helpful:
1. Think and do. The bottom line is results. Thinking is a means to an end – and that end is action. You must take action to get results.
2. Only hire very, very smart people. The biggest problem with mediocre people is that they take up space that could be occupied by brilliant… Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on May 11, 2009 at 11:30am —
I hope everyone had a great weekend and that all RBC moms got lots of love. This Monday we have two special posts including an in depth expose on the Recruiting Animal here:
"Is he a beast? A predator? A caged animal pissed off with Gen Y whiners and the recruiting world?"
And a straightforward question from a flummoxed recruiter… Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on May 11, 2009 at 11:28am —