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There is one word you will always find in any analysis or even casual discussion about the recruitment industry.
Get two recruiters or more together, in any setting, and I bet that 90 % of the conversation will be about how competitive its all become and how to beat the competition.
Added by Greg Savage on May 4, 2010 at 2:54am —
Conducting a search for a candidate online is faster now than it was five years ago, or is it? Even though more information about potential candidates is on the web, wading through the oodles of web pages is time consuming.
Overloaded with candidates yet still hunting for the right one? Wandering around the web can be inefficient use of time. It all comes down to how much time you have versus where it’s spent.
Also, consider the hectic life of a… Continue
Added by Shireen DuPreez on May 4, 2010 at 1:30am —
Added by Jenn Francine on May 3, 2010 at 10:43pm —
I’m sitting here at 11000m above the ground somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney thinking about career management. Why? You ask. Well late last week one of our consultants received within the space of an hour three emails from three different candidates attaching their CVs and asking politely for meetings with us and for their CVs to be added to our database for consideration for any current and future roles we may be trying to fill.
Nothing unusual in that, you think.
Added by Aaron Dodd on May 3, 2010 at 8:09pm —
It's an exciting day for Ben Yoskovitz
who is/was the CEO of StandoutJobs.com
. Ben wrote on his blog today about the sale of StandoutJobs.com
I remember walking into their office while StandoutJobs was in development so that Ben and I could talk about the product and brainstorm ideas. That was the first time I met him… Continue
Added by Slouch on May 3, 2010 at 2:44pm —
Want to find the next outlet for recruiting talent? For starters, stay clear of recruiting communities, HR sites and your recruiting industry peers. Step "outside of the box" and your comfort zone with those in recruiting and HR, and get a completely new perspective. I was an early adopter of popular recruiting destinations today including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Currently I'm working… Continue
Added by Geoff Peterson on May 3, 2010 at 9:54am —
Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 13!!!…
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 3, 2010 at 9:47am —
Over the past few weeks, there have been big changes from well-known technology companies including Facebook, Twitter, and Ning. At the core of many of these changes is a recognition that free only works to a certain point. With this in mind, it makes sense for those who are considering new Social Recruiting services to be cautious whenever a site lists one of its major benefits as free. If you can’t figure out how they are making money now or plan to in the future, it is very risky to base… Continue
Added by Omowale Casselle on May 3, 2010 at 8:25am —
It is no secret that technology is moving industries to a paperless system. I still remember writing papers with a pen and paper as opposed to creating a Word Document and using spell check as my spelling guru. At this time, you couldn’t even find lined paper at my desk let alone a pen to write with. Everything is on my hard drive, or back up disk drive, USB, and shared drives.… Continue
Added by Neha on May 2, 2010 at 8:17pm —
I had a great day today. Did one of the things I love doing most of the world. I went to the MCG with my Dad and my son (and cousin and 90,000 of my best friends) to watch an AFL game. I just love it. The atmosphere, the food, the shouting, the passion, the raw combative power and nature of the game.
I get pretty fired up at these games, I'm not my normal calm self, I kind of get involved. However I have had to calm/centre myself, now I have to be an example to my son. I do need to… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on May 2, 2010 at 10:31am —
Success. Is it defined by actions? How you treat others? The number of fills you obtain?
A month ago we had the privilege to meet the American Idol from last year Kris Allen at an event I had won tickets to from our local radio station, among the perks were the opportunity to discuss success with Kris Allen and what it meant to him. It was a brief exchange, but he said in so many words, that hard work pays… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on May 1, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Pre Constructed Boolean Search Strings Part 12!!!…
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 1, 2010 at 1:00pm —
I just picked up a new recruiting project and one of the first things the client said was, "Will you post this job?" And I immediately said, "NO!". I don't think I even let him finish the sentence. I am a real recruiter! I don't post jobs, I hunt for my candidates! Posting is for inexperienced, slacker recruiters. Seriously, if my candidate comes from a posting, what value have I brought to the client?
I pride myself on… Continue
Added by Cathy McCullough on May 1, 2010 at 9:10am —
You just need to do it. Nike has a point!
Switch off your tweetdeck, log out of facebook, put those Recruiting blinkers on and just go for it. In football parlance... get your head down, put your bum up and just do.
Read the cv's, get on the phone, organise interviews, meet people, get activity happening. Do the reference checks, get the appropriate sign off, give the offer, close the deal! Shhhhh don't tell anyone, but that's your job Mr Recruiter.
Added by Dan Nuroo on April 30, 2010 at 11:31pm —
b.y.o.Résumé will return with a more informative blog next week...in the meantime...Are you working for or with an idiot? This book is quite funny, insightful, and a quick read. You can find it on Amazon (hard copy & Kindle), as well as Netlibrary.com (if you wish to give it a free trial run before buying).… Continue
Added by Laurie Bell on April 30, 2010 at 4:02pm —
IT Job Market is Growing! Is your company ready?
Over the past few months, actually since November of 09 the IT Job Market has been changing drastically from the overall “DOWN Market” that we have seen since late 2007. Across the IT recruiting world we have seen an increase in overall Job’s posted on sites such as Monster, Dice and the like. We have also seen an increase in the number of Perm and Contract positions that are not posted, but are filled through word of mouth or through… Continue
Added by Glen Phares on April 30, 2010 at 2:30pm —
It’s on – technology hiring is in full swing. For the past 12 years we’ve proven to be a leading indicator of market conditions, especially for the technology markets: people stop hiring when things get scary (see last year), and they start hiring when things look good. We’ll be the first to tell you, things are looking very good. And, as if you needed any more proof, we’re actively hiring technology recruiters and recruiting account managers in our… Continue
Added by Sam Smith on April 30, 2010 at 2:30pm —
By Pat Meehan
“Managing change is the art of breaking down unknowns into predictable and hopeful visions of the future.”
Fear of the Unknown …. That phrase doesn’t really make much sense does it? Fear is not measurable or tangible. It is a…
Added by Pat Meehan on April 30, 2010 at 1:49pm —
HirePress is still under development, but we are now open and we encourage you to get a Free jobblog on HirePress. It's fun, free, and has a lot of cool options. Below are some of our Featured jobblogs created this week.…
Added by Roger Cohen on April 30, 2010 at 1:17pm —
The economy is strengthening – the signs are everywhere. 1st quarter profits in all segments of hospitality are up and some are way up.
With increased business volume comes the hiring crunch. If you have been following my blogs you will know that I have been trying to prepare companies for this “next” step of the economic recovery for a while. Trying to get them to take care of the people they have in house, get the training in, get the cross training in – prepare them to… Continue
Added by Corey Harlock on April 30, 2010 at 12:25pm —