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Before You Begin the Candidate Search, Come Up with a Good Story...

Admittedly, I like to tell stories, and if I may say so, this is one of my strengths as a recruiter. Storytelling can be a powerful tool in the recruitment process.



If you are embarking on a search to find a new team member for your own company or on behalf of a client, one of the first things I recommend (if you haven’t yet done so) is to think about the company’s story. If the company is a startup, you won’t have a lot of history to fall back on, but you can still have a compelling… Continue

Added by Donna Brewington White on July 23, 2009 at 3:13am — 3 Comments

Recruiter - Texas

Hi Fellow Recruiters,

I am urgently looking for recruiters based in Texas region. Anyone wants to discuss this opportunity please contact me ASAP at nitin.bindal@verveos2i.com

Looking forward to meet good people.

Regards,

Nitin

Added by Nitin Bindal on July 22, 2009 at 10:45pm — No Comments

No Longer a Candidate's Market-Yet have the challenges really changed?

Just over a year ago the buzz in the market was all about how much today is a buyer’s (candidate’s) market and how there were more jobs than there was talent to fill the openings. From about 2001 to the end of 2007 the economy was souring and the number of jobs being created was increasing at fast rates. It was a time when such statistics as "44 million Gen “X”ers in the workforce to replace 77 million retirees" and "11,000 people are reaching age 55 every day" were staggering numbers that… Continue

Added by Stephanie Huff on July 22, 2009 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Make new friends but keep the old

News flash - these are challenging days! OK, that's sooo old news by now, but nonetheless it still garners headlines. As a profession that relies on a healthy job market, well....need I say more?



Working in a consultancy firm - our clients have always been important to us, but in times like these they are all the more so. I am reminded of that classic little ditty, "Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold". Not to say we think of our clients as merely… Continue

Added by Maria DiLisio on July 22, 2009 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Funny Article on CNN - you said WHAT in interview?!?!!

My favourite is "I'm not wanted in this state"

It's funny though if these candidates are getting through to a face to face interview, what kind of pre screening are the interviewers doing??


http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/07/22/cb.you.said.what.interview/index.html?eref=rss_latest

Added by Laura Vezer on July 22, 2009 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

Creative Marketing that is free and Eco Friendly

I wanted to share a site with you that I found. f you're looking for a secure, reliable and free image and video hosting solution, you've found it. Use.com offers unlimited uploads, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited views. Plus, you select your privacy level - share your photos and videos with just friends and family or the whole world. The choice is yours!



Choose Use.com to host your images for eBay, Craigslist, Myspace, Facebook or any other web site, forum or board. We offer free… Continue

Added by cyndi on July 22, 2009 at 11:34am — No Comments

Okay, so you lost your job...how could you be jumping up and down on the couch?

I had an interesting conversation today with one of my clients. Over the last seven years I have been witness to Marks setbacks and successes, his layoffs and his promotions. I've met his wife, his kids, and he has met my sons. I consider him a friend.

This past Friday he was laid off from a software firm that had difficulty securing an additional line of credit. At best, the firm has another 6-8 weeks before they close up shop. Mark called me… Continue

Added by Christopher McCann on July 22, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

Why Recruitment Brand?

Let me compare recruitment brand with product brand, how important is a

brand for a product....? as important as a name is to a human. The brand is the identity of

the product, the brand is how a product will look to its customers, it acts as the medium of

communication and products brand promotion is so vital the it determines the popularity

of the products in the market, the sales of the product depends upon the brand.

Its the same with a recruitment brand, it… Continue

Added by Vinodh Rengarajan on July 22, 2009 at 8:47am — No Comments

Social Media for Recruitment

Its true that social media is gaining popularity ass a base for recruiting, The most popular

amongst them are Twitter, My space and Facebook. Only recently companies have realized the hidden

power of the social networking sites, but still many other organizations are analyze the potential of the

social media for recruitment.

Now resume finding and resume pouring into a recruiter's in-box is quite different from the new

medium of social networking sites. Now every… Continue

Added by Vinodh Rengarajan on July 22, 2009 at 8:46am — No Comments

A Little Light in the Darkness

After a year of non-stop bad news it is good to see little shards of light emerge from the darkness. The recent European Chamber Business Confidence Survey 2009, done in conjunction with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, produces the necessary illumination.



The confidence booster is to be found in the fact that 37% of the 300 European companies surveyed said that China is… Continue

Added by Frank Mulligan on July 21, 2009 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Revolutionary Road Recruiting

“You want to play house you got to have a job. You want to play nice house, very sweet house, you got to have a job you don’t like.” (John Givings – Revolutionary Road)





I agree, on the surface it is not the most likely of movies that one could relate to Recruiting but I loved the movie Revolutionary Road – I found it to be an insightful and intriguing look at the human psyche. I saw it last night for the first time and will likely watch it again tonight. If you happen to be… Continue

Added by Sarah White on July 21, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Need to know the factors that set you apart as an employer?

Ready for a reality check from your current employees?



It's time for NAS Intuition, a web-based survey tool. Intuition generates online surveys, then accumulates, aggregates and analyzes the results. Any function that can be improved through analysis can benefit from Intuition.



Intuition can be used to solicit employee opinions on a variety of subjects, from your compensation and benefits packages to perceptions of your company as an employer of choice. It can assist in… Continue

Added by Valerie Ellinor on July 21, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Net-Temps.com adds JustJobs.com partnership to Job Distribution Network

Plantation, FL - North Chelmsford, MA - July 21, 2009 – Net-Temps, the leading job board for temporary, temp-to-perm and full time employment in the staffing industry has implemented a partnership to distribute its customers' jobs to the JustJobs.com family of job search engines.



“Net-Temps goes to great lengths to make sure the jobs of our clients are widely distributed”… Continue

Added by Eric Shannon on July 21, 2009 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Not using Twitter to recruit? Why the heck not?

HireAbility.com's Recruiter Training Center is once again bringing you a stellar, exclusive training online on Thursday, July 23rd at 1:00 PM EDT, with Social Media Guru, Irina Shameva, Principal of Brain Gain Recruiting.



It's only $14.99, or $0 for Recruiter Library Card members.



Register here: www.recruitertrainingcenter.com. Seats are filling up fast!



Can't make the training? Register today and you will receive the on-demand playback and copy of the… Continue

Added by Jill Sullivan Grueter on July 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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please find my profile on www.linkedin.com/in/umesh linkin

Added by Dr.Umesh Saharia on July 21, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

Do your top prospects know that they are your top prospects?

In our business we are constantly putting together plans; sales plans, call plans, recruiting plans, marketing plans. Recently we initiated a huge marketing campaign complete with timelines, brochures and touch points. Now all we required was a list from our sales team of their top 20 prospects. Easy enough, the lists are compiled and released to marketing!



But one questions jumped out to me; “Do our top prospects know that they are our top prospect? Campaigns are great, they get the… Continue

Added by Alex Putman on July 21, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

What Lance Armstrong can teach recruiters

This month Lance Armstrong's comeback to the Tour de France is big news in the world of sport.



For those of you unaware of Lance Armstrong, he's the only man in history to have won 7 Tour de France's, road cycling's holy grail.



Just in case this isn't impressive enough, he won them consecutively and also fought back from a life-threatening bout of testicular cancer a germ cell tumour that metastasised to his brain and lungs when he was in his mid… Continue

Added by Ross Clennett on July 21, 2009 at 3:11am — No Comments

Nervous Animals

This happened today when I called the Recruiting Animal



JD – Hey Animal

Animal – What

JD – Got a second?

Animal – (silence)

JD – You have a real problem

Animal – Ya JD, tell me something new.

JD- Ok I will

Animal – (silence)

JD – (silence)

Animal – (screams)

JD – Have you heard of… Continue

Added by Slouch on July 20, 2009 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Top Three Applicant Tracking System Directories

Anyone that has spent time researching different applicant tracking systems (ATS) has no doubt found numerous recommendations and opinions online. Many folks start their research by seeking insight from colleagues on sites such as ERE.net or RecruitingBlogs.com, while others turn to sites that offer an ATS directory.



When it comes to directories, I have a preference for… Continue

Added by Jake Stupak on July 20, 2009 at 4:44pm — 1 Comment

Are you Taking Care of Your Clients and Candidates?

The most important part of sales is going out into the field and getting new customers. In recruiting we call this marketing or business development. The next thing is to keep them once you get them to give you a try.



Think about the last time you had friends over for a get together. The next day you got a call from a friend who was there you to tell you what a good time they had. Didn't that make you feel good?



If you call your client the day after you start working on… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on July 20, 2009 at 3:55pm — No Comments

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