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The Job Seeker Competition Principle

The Competition Principle is a formal title I gave to what I believe to be a fundamental truth. The Competition Principle simply states, “There are others more qualified or talented than you who want what you want.” To make this principle specific to jobseekers I have defined the tenet as the Jobseeker Competition Principle. The Jobseeker Competition Principle states: “There are others more qualified or talented than you who want the same job you… Continue

Added by Darin Manis on December 4, 2009 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Job Search Frustrations During The Holidays?

Okay, I admit I took a little time off during Thanksgiving, which is why I didn’t post last week. But mostly because I didn’t think I’d be alone in that and that gave me the idea for this posting.



As we move into the holiday season, or I suppose we’ve already done that with Thanksgiving – the recruitment process for both the recruiter and candidate can become increasingly frustrating. Let’s be honest, recruiters are people and they can become increasingly busy this time of year with… Continue

Added by James Seetoo on December 4, 2009 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Cell Phones: The Essential Non-Essential

Not too long ago cell phones were seen as an accessory. Most people carried them around for security or status. Kids of all ages longed for a cell phone to play games or download ring tones on, or to text friends. Over the past few years, the need for cell phones arose due to technological advances, as well as the social media phenomena of today.



When social media began its takeover on our world, many companies began to panic for they saw the potential repercussions on their… Continue

Added by Heather Schuyler on December 4, 2009 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

Christmas crowdsourcing time please:) Can you provide me with just one idea, for the ultimate (fun) Christmas Gift List for HR and Recruiters?

A Christmas List

For the last two years I have written two christmas posts that have been very popular with all of you. The posts were of a similar title; The Top 10 Christmas Gifts for a Recruiter. (Check out…

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Added by Andy Headworth on December 4, 2009 at 8:51am — 5 Comments

Dear Santa. All I want for Christmas are some Team Leaders

It's that time of the year again where recruiters try to come up with the most creative, witty and funny job advert titles. This week, the award goes to The Warehouse in New Zealand with "Dear Santa. All I want for Christmas are some Team Leaders, please."



Runners up...



* Sales and Support Specialist Get your new job wrapped up for Christmas!

* Christmas Is Coming...Get Temping Now!!

* A NEW JOB… Continue

Added by Thomas Shaw on December 3, 2009 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Don't be a sell-out Crush It

Recently I read Crush it and was so inspired.



During times of transition and change, one has the opportunity to think about their personal and professional path.

I’ve made an executive decision. If I’m not on fire about what I’m doing-I’m not doing it-period.



Life is too short to dabble in things that bring on despair. I say, bring on the joy, hop into happiness, pursue your passion, and never-ever-ever-sell out.



Tonight, I’ll be listening to HR Happy Hour… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on December 3, 2009 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Can you find the red balloons?



This is not a sourcecon challenge, it is a DARPA contest. Join my team to win $$$ for finding red balloons this weekend & sending in the Lat/Long coordinates. There are 10 scattered across the US.



Why? Because I think it is about time that the rest of the world figure out that recruiters and sourcers are better than anyone else. We know how to network nationwide and share information at the speed of light. I think it would be a… Continue

Added by Julia Stone on December 3, 2009 at 5:34pm — 1 Comment

A Linkedin mistake none of us should allow ourselves to make.

Yesterday I received the following Linkedin message from the President of an executive search firm based on the East Coast:



"Bill:



I saw your profile on LinkedIn and wanted to be connected with you on LinkedIn.



Please add my profile to your LinkedIn contacts.



My profile is: www.linkedin.com



If by chance, LinkedIn asks you for my email when adding me to your contacts, please use:… Continue

Added by Bill Ward on December 3, 2009 at 5:21pm — 35 Comments

Recruiters need to get smart to win the Generation Game

There’s been a lot of debate recently about the future recruitment landscape, and how current events and technological advances will transform the way companies recruit. I took part in at least 2 separate discussions about this at London Unconference.



Certainly we 3rd party recruiters have many challenges ahead, and one the biggest, I believe, will come from the generational shift in decision makers from Baby Boomers to Generation X.



Over the last 20 years or so agencies… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on December 3, 2009 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

What exactly are ‘communication skills'?

It has to be one of the most clichéd lines in job descriptions and hence, recruitment advertising - the request for ‘excellent communication skills'.



It is omnipresent in today's recruitment lexicon. Alternatively, substitute your favourite synonym such as ‘excellent', ‘good', ‘outstanding', ‘exceptional', ‘superior' or ‘high level'.



Unfortunately these phrases are of no help whatsoever to candidates, or recruiters.



Why?



To make an accurate assessment… Continue

Added by Ross Clennett on December 3, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Is your client seeing the whole picture?

The role of a recruiter and how the recruiter effectively contributes to the production of the enterprise is often taken for granted. That is what compelled me to write the allegory below. Please take a few minutes to read it, or re-read it if you already have, my own thoughts follow.



Once upon a time there was a man who needed a hole dug, but he did not have the means or the tools to do it. As he stood there looking at the spot where he wanted his hole dug a recruiter happened by.… Continue

Added by Randy Levinson on December 3, 2009 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Google Wave CVs?

My personal description of Google Wave: A bit like Facebook messaging in that you can follow the conversation from the top down and embed photos, videos and links. The difference is that it’s in real-time and you can also attach documents, gadgets, maps and so on. You can also add and remove people from the wave as it goes along, make it public or private, and people can contribute and edit as they see fit.



Clearly it’s a lot more advanced than that, but you get the… Continue

Added by Wendy Jacob on December 3, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Job Boards RIP v2.0 - From jobs to communities...

All the traditional channels of recruitment seem to be in for a kicking right now and the job boards seem to be the latest victim! The recruitment agency model reached middle age before its viability was questioned but the job boards are merely teenagers. One wonders if social media will make it out of nappies at this rate, particularly with all the fuss being made about 'ROI'. Since when did recruiters ever care about that?!



Anyway, job boards are definitely coming under significant… Continue

Added by Gareth Jones on December 3, 2009 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

The Best and Worst Corporate Recruiting videos.......ever!

For me this is without doubt the best corporate recruitment video I have seen from a global brand.



Clever, funny, well made and gets the message across perfectly.





Now for one that is complete sexist rubbish - obviously, just my opinion :)…

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Added by Andy Headworth on December 3, 2009 at 12:02pm — 5 Comments

Are Your Employees Ready to Leave When the Economy Picks Up?

For over a year, the recession wreaked havoc on the job market. If you were of working age in America, you either couldn’t find a job, got laid off, or if you were lucky enough to have a job…you knew that luck could run out any day. The fear of unemployment caused countless employees to cling to their jobs and hang on for dear life, whether they liked their position or not.



Fast forward to present day. The economy has finally begun to pick up and Americans can see the light at the… Continue

Added by Laura Gargolinski on December 3, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Making a list and checking it twice: -4 Days and Counting

Time: I’ve learned over the last decade that by changing my watch to the local time before a long flight, I can reduce jet lag to nothing (don’t know about you but it works for me). The trick is pretending it is the time zone you are going to and acting appropriately. I even try it a day before boarding…but then must remember to make the plane instead of going to bed.



I leave Sunday night for New Delhi, the first stop on our delegation’s itinerary. I just googled the world… Continue

Added by Gerry Crispin on December 3, 2009 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Fish where they are son!



I'm sitting at home now digesting the conference I just attended Inspecht and ATC's Recruitment Revolution, and while I will blog about this amazing day later on when I have fully disseminated all the information and translate my notes and scribbles, there is something bubbling to the top I just need to write about… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on December 3, 2009 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

CAN A SLOB SURVIVE TODAY’S UNFORGIVING JOB MARKET? - BrightMove Recruiting Software

by Nanci Lamborn - Blogger/Writer - BrightMove Recruiting Software

This week I was planning to post the continuation of last week’s article about the pros and cons of hiring inside referrals. But a story I just read piqued my interest, sending me down memory lane to discover some truths about some ugly habits and some even uglier recruiting tactics that hopefully most candidates won’t have to endure.

In a story on Yahoo’s career articles…

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Added by Michael Brandt on December 2, 2009 at 6:05pm — No Comments

TEDxSF, find a TED Event in Your Area



I managed to secure an invitation to TEDxSF, an independent version of TED, at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. I've never been to the Big TED conference but I've been a fan of the videos on the website for years. Calling TEDxSF a conference is not doing it justice. The event was more like a series mini-performances featuring musicians, entrepreneurs, scientists and change-makers.



All in all, independent TED events, TEDx,… Continue

Added by Joel Passen on December 2, 2009 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Managing High Demand Talent Markets

Throughout the past year I have attended several conferences and heard speakers from a variety of Fortune Companies including leaders like Campbells Soup, Microsoft, Adidas talk about using social media to stay in touch and engage the talent markets for the future. Micorsoft Melvin Smith said they have a no one leaves the loop policy. So whether for the near or far future they have come to realize that talent markets are definitive and need to be groomed and cultivated and that your bench… Continue

Added by Patti Yaritz on December 2, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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