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The Right Fit...

I submit to you this video of an interview... gone terribly wrong.

No one was hurt as a result.. I think.

How many of us have taken part in an interview where either the company or the candidate just wasn't a fit? I know that I've conducted one or two interviews with job seekers where we were both wondering 10 minutes into the interview just what the heck each of us was doing there. And yes, I've been on the other side…


Added by RecruiterGuy on July 15, 2008 at 10:25am — No Comments

Zombie Recruiter Need Input . . . . . . Zombie Recruiter Need Best Practice

Take a bite out of this scenario and chew on it for a minute:

The time has come for the recruiting awards presentation and the recruiting clan is rushing from the tradeshow floor to see who won what and the coinciding presentation on best practices. As the zombie-like audience pours in, several fall over the piles of worthless marketing brochures collected over the last 48-hours. Then, several recruiting organizations are enshrined… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 15, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

July 15, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...

Stuff you can learn on the streets of Manhattan that will help you your read your candidates.

Tonya Reiman - The Power of Body Language

Hey, you guys! No holding hands with candidates, keep them in your pockets...

Want to join us on… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on July 15, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Capitalism vs. Socialism and how about a little feather ruffle while I'm at it?

I can see clearly now the rain is gone...

I have found that approach and pursuit of clients has to be done with their needs first and foremost in my mind. And, actually, this approach is not limited to current or potential clients but also past. The economic needs of my firm or me, personally, cannot be at the forefront of an initial conversation or what interested parties first learn. I can keep a capitalistic mindset behind the… Continue

Added by Rayanne on July 15, 2008 at 4:00am — 2 Comments


Hey all, been lurking and reading a bunch of RecruitingBlogs blog from all you great people and felt like it was time to sign up and do a shout out. I'm a Web 2.0 tech guy (read: Facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace, etc) who's trying to build a useful website for you recruiters for your sourcing needs. Would be interested in networking with you all, especially anyone in my sunny (not) hometown here in Seattle.

Looking forward to connecting. Leave me a comment if you're interested in… Continue

Added by Bma on July 14, 2008 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Job search tip: Choose your references wisely

Recently, I had a candidate who was going to get an offer–it was all over but the references. And that’s where it all went wrong. We began calling to check (yes, we really do that) and two days later, only one was done. It wasn’t even a matter of them trashing my candidate…they just wouldn’t return our calls.

If your references don’t even think enough of you to call back, it doesn’t reflect well on you. It cost my candidate a job.

Choose your references wisely. The best… Continue

Added by Peggy McKee on July 14, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Multi-Tasking Making Gen Y The Dumb Generation

I used to think that Steve Rubel was a pretty smart guy but now it seems he's just another dude taking an easy ride on the Gen Y bandwagon.

Steve says "the Attention Crash is entirely generational".

The Gen Yer's, it seems, do a far better job of coping with massive amounts of information. It's not uncommon for a lot of folks to be running Meebo with a dozen IM windows going at once, Facebooking,…

Added by Recruiting Animal on July 14, 2008 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Services For Job Seekers

If any of you have candidates who need to brush up their resumes and cover letters, or need some customized coaching on how to approach their search and interviews, you might be interested in two products that I have just for job seekers.

Resume and Cover Letter Review—$50

Evaluation and feedback of one cover letter and resume via email. Includes editing, proofing, layout suggestions, and general feedback.

Informational Meeting Package—$75

One-hour,… Continue

Added by Pamela Moore, SPHR on July 14, 2008 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Podcast: Barry Nixon, Executive Director - Pre-Employment Directory

employeescreenIQ’s Nick Fishman sat down with Barry Nixon, Executive Director for the Pre-Employment Directory and the National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence for an insightful conversation about trends in workplace violence and how background checks have played a significant role in the decline of workplace violence incidents. Mr. Nixon explains that while the number of workplace violence incidents have declined significantly over the past decade that year over year numbers… Continue

Added by Jason Morris on July 14, 2008 at 3:29pm — No Comments

How to Create a Career Page on Facebook and MySpace

In a previous blog I discussed the importance of social networking. Utilizing web 2.0 services gives recruiters the tools to source deeper than ever before, and the ability to find specialized passive candidates. This is only 50% of the equation. To fully implement the effectiveness of Facebook and Myspace it is essential to set up a "Careers Page". Creating the Careers Page offers you as a Recruiter the ability to maintain your own company job site; one that is easily adaptable and very… Continue

Added by Jordan Shaw on July 14, 2008 at 2:40pm — 2 Comments

Successful Applicants Have High Levels of Testosterone and a Good Morning Workout Plan

An interesting article came out in April about the direct relationship to high levels of testosterone and making money in the day trader profession. The day traders daily world revolves around uncertainty, high-risk, overwhelming information, reliance on instinct, and the having full knowledge that a decision can lead to euphoric wins or catastrophic losses… kinda like a recruiter.

Time Article:… Continue

Added by Kyle Smith on July 14, 2008 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

It May Be Quiet - But It's No Secret...

QuietAgent Last week a handful of Fortune 500 companies launched a little program called AllianceQ - with the hopes that it would revolutionize the recruitment industry by establishing a free and generous supply of job candidates to its members. Formed and implemented by QuietAgent this massive push…


Added by RecruiterGuy on July 14, 2008 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

July 13, 2008

That was the week that was...Week ending July 11, 2008

A round-up from the recruiting industry’s group blogs, portals and individual archives...

Reflecting a couple of tweaks this week, here is what we've got...

Monday: Ami G's Weekly Round-up: That was the week that was...Week ending June 6, 2008

Tuesday: Susan Burns' Talent Talk Cafe:… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on July 14, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

jobs in the SPORTS area

Hello you all

Just to let you know that i need sports/sports coach recruiters
their ads would be welcome
and best wishes for Mr Slouch
by the way: i'm gonna try a video to get that trip!!!!!


Added by Gina Block on July 14, 2008 at 2:24am — No Comments

US Permanent Resident with two Masters Degrees (US), 15 years of professional history in Oracle development,

Business and financial Analysis, IT Generalist is seeking a position anywhere in ths US.

Added by HighLander on July 13, 2008 at 9:04pm — 1 Comment

The Law of Attraction or Detraction - It's Your Choice

Just know what you’re choosing. When I first learned about the law of attraction, it was from my coach Jeanna Gabellini, and it was before The Secret came out. While I highly enjoyed the movie The Secret, it was only an introduction to the work of the law of attraction; and there is a lot more to it. In my conversations with recruiters, staffing people, men and women about the job and about life; it seems, at times as if people are confused about what the law is and how to make it really work… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on July 13, 2008 at 8:04pm — 3 Comments

If You Snooze, You Lose

It’s no news to any of you who recruit for a living that time kills all deals. We all know it. It is the mantra for recruiters. Why is it then that we still spend so much time explaining this concept and reiterating it to hiring managers?

Chances are, if you are really interested in that candidate, so is someone else. And at the end of the day, it’s usually going to be the player who moves the fastest to hire the person. As the candidate’s main point of contact to you, it is a… Continue

Added by Shannon on July 13, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Take Control of Your Finances


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Added by MEL SMITH on July 12, 2008 at 6:14pm — No Comments

The Goal of Life

As a first-class professional in your particular industry, what is the goal in life? What is your goal in life?

For many people in the world, real meaning in life is the next vacation, career success, or stepping up the income ladder. It is a life based on pleasurable experiences.

Many a human being has toiled their whole life to gain a pleasurable lifestyle only to find a life that is empty and meaningless. You only have to watch television for one evening to discover… Continue

Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on July 12, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Looking for Business Partner_RPO


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WHAT IS… Continue

Added by Amar Pratap Singh on July 12, 2008 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

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