May is traditionally a slow month for Recruiting communities. Actual Recruiting and the avalanche of trade shows get in the way of hobnobbing with peers. It's no surprise that the longer more thoughtful postings are a little on the light side right now.
That means it's a great time to stand out and make a name for yourself. One of the real tricks in the development of a reputation in an online community is a sense of timing. Jumping into the fray when everyone else is piling on is one… Continue
Added by John Sumser on May 9, 2008 at 12:30am —
Added by Martin H.Snyder on May 8, 2008 at 10:41pm —
there was a jobless young woman in a small town with few prospects. Okay, the time was 1998, the young woman was me and the small town was in MN. I was devestated after losing my job in leasing finance in the family business and realizing no local finance institution would hire me due to conflict of interest. It left me scared and clueless about what what direction to go in life.
My friend, Julie was interning at a international recruiting agency. I was always fascinatd by the crazy… Continue
Added by Naarah N Hastings on May 8, 2008 at 9:30pm —
not hiring remotely
was the most costly mistake I ever made in business. If the best person for the job is in Iowa, why was I hiring somebody in Florida who I'd end up firing six weeks later?
Added by Eric Shannon on May 8, 2008 at 5:35pm —
We’ve all seen it. Summertime is over and you head back to school and inevitably there is a new girl on that first day. Of course, everyone suddenly wants to date her and is falling all over themselves to do so. Why? It could be any number of reasons, but the real answer is that’s she’s new. That’s it, but in our society, as we all know, new is better. Ok maybe not everyone believes this, but that doesn’t stop every IT professional from pulling the high school equivalent when a new company… Continue
Added by bill martineau on May 8, 2008 at 4:14pm —
When I read the article "Former HR Chief at AIG, Others Charged in Alleged Headhunting Scam" late last year in Workforce Magazine, I was extremely disappointed that the recruiting profession was exposed to this negative press regarding a situation that was extremely avoidable.
Click Here to read more......
Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on May 8, 2008 at 1:29pm —
I am currently seeking an experienced Environmental Litigation Attorney
for a in-house position in Chicago. They will pay for relocation. HOT JOB!!!!
Senior responsibility for all environmental and environment-related law advice and counseling and for all legal representation in environmental and environment-related disputes or matters brought in federal, state and local courts and agencies, and with respect to all media (air, water, land),… Continue
Added by Marina Hartung on May 8, 2008 at 12:27pm —
Ok, this bad-boy is 184 slides long. Yeah I know, that's a… Continue
Added by Dennis Smith on May 8, 2008 at 11:33am —
This year my intern is twittering about life as a social media intern. More details here
Added by Chris Russell on May 8, 2008 at 9:10am —
You’ve bought a new suit for your interview and you’ve practiced your answers to possible interview questions, but that isn’t where the preparation ends.
You might want to also practice your speaking abilities so you can leave a great and lasting impression.
I’m not talking about learning and using big, elaborate, “10-cent” words, but rather following some basic rules of speech:
* SLOW DOWN
* BE CONFIDENT IN WHAT YOU ARE SAYING
* AVOID FILLER… Continue
Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on May 8, 2008 at 7:47am —
Bill Vick's XtremeRecruiting.tv
Featuring Dave Staats, Headhunter, Flamethrower, Judge and Jury...
The XtremeRecruiting.tv group continues to grow by leaps and bounds. So, no doubt, there will many disappointed to learn that there is no question this week while Bill and Dave cook up something special. The next question will be posted on May 15.
Last Week's Winner: Sue Hand!
Dave judged Sue's answer to… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 8, 2008 at 7:30am —
2 years, 5 months and 27 days after selling his first job board to media group Trinity Mirror and Mr Secs (a.k.a SecsInTheCity founder Jon Grocott) is back. This time with a new network of niche job boards branded ClearlyJobs.
This news is hot off the press, but we can confirm… Continue
Added by Julian Stopps on May 7, 2008 at 3:20pm —
Corporate Recruiting: Action Steps During a Recession
Things that recruiting and HR can do to protect the budget
Monday, April 14, 2008 | by Dr. John Sullivan
Anyone who has worked in corporate recruiting for any period realizes they work in a profession that has dramatic up-and-down cycles. Unfortunately, the down cycles following rapid growth tend to be the harshest. Who can forget the literal "implosion" of world-class recruiting functions like those at… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on May 7, 2008 at 12:29pm —
IT Recruiting is one of the most complicated environments I have ever worked with. Largely it has to do with all the levels of employees needed and all the people and organizations involved with having someone start working....
Here are a few examples...
1.) Job boards
- There are people, like myself, who work for a job board. We are all out there filtering through candidates and presenting them to different recruiters and companies
2.) Recruiting… Continue
Added by Caroline Poroski on May 7, 2008 at 11:21am —
Sarah Needleman wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal on May 6, 2008 giving tips on how to properly work with executive recruiters. I have summarized the bullet points, most of which were given by Danny Cahill of According to Danny. For the full article please go here.
Generally speaking, I agree with most of these points as they relate to a specific “job search” which I define as follows - a candidates gets out of bed, decides to make a job change, updates resume, goes on… Continue
Added by BINC Search on May 7, 2008 at 10:53am —
“How long did you work during your last job?”
The Employer hesitated for a moment because the Candidate was obviously only in his 20’s, but he wasn’t sure how to proceed.
The Candidate sensed some confusion.
“You’re wondering how old I am, right?”
“I’m 27 years-old. Now you’re wondering how… Continue
Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on May 7, 2008 at 10:53am —
As an owner and manager of an IT recruiting company we are constantly talking to candidates and clients alike about the advances of technology and how it can impact our industry or potentially help us run our business better. Over twenty plus years I’ve gone from a 100% paper environment to an almost paperless existence and seen the rise of the fax machine, PC’s, the Web, company websites, job boards, social networks and many different software tools developed specifically to assist our… Continue
Added by bill martineau on May 7, 2008 at 10:39am —
It is 2:39 am and I am in my hotel room typing away. I am writing my ideas and strategies for the next week along with some time sensitive information, but my computers freezes and I loose hours of work that I wrote because today for some reason I wasn’t saving every five minutes. This moment is a defining moment for me because my stress level is at an all time high and while it is my fault for not saving I can’t turn the clock back now.
Everyone has had a stressful moment or time… Continue
Added by Mark Hamade on May 7, 2008 at 6:27am —
Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom
Claudia Faust advises on tricky situations, answers members' questions...
This week Claudia dishes out some tough love for 'Seriously Frustrated:'
A recruiter in my office recently landed a VP search for a company I used to work for. I know a lot about this company’s dirty laundry, and the leadership is generally ruthless and unethical. I tried to warn the recruiter before he took the search, but he doesn’t seem to care about… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 7, 2008 at 6:15am —
Those that are avid users of networking sites liked Linked In/Viadeo/Plaxo in EMIA - good for you. How long will these great tools last? Are we going to see these tools decline due to over use and excessive contact requests making candidates shy away? This appears to happening to some extent in the US?
Join the EMEA Recruiters Group to look at the full discussion and comment!
Added by Philip Eames on May 7, 2008 at 4:24am —