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 —
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 the background information. My real problem is that it’s now my job to generate candidates to fill this role. I absolutely don’t want to work on this search. Am I right to feel this way?… Continue
Added by Claudia Faust on May 7, 2008 at 12:00am —
Sometimes something happens in an interview that leaves you stunned and speechless. This typically is an impossible feat, as I am rarely stunned and never speechless.
While working as an In-House Recruiter for a Start-Up company in Newport Beach, CA, I was given a recruitment requisition for a "Director of Sales" to create the sales department for a new company that was struggling to develop electronic paper. It was an amazing technology but product development was slow. The thought… Continue
Added by Rayanne on May 6, 2008 at 7:30pm —
The State of the Job Market- Why IT professionals hate Recruiters?
In my career, I was a recruiter. I networked and called people from the Job boards. When I transitioned to IT recruiting, I was blown away by the open animosity toward me for merely calling them. It perplexed me because they should be expecting my call since they posted their job online. I then felt I needed to prove my technical knowledge in order to gain respect or slip in that I went to college for IST. Only after… Continue
Added by Caroline Poroski on May 6, 2008 at 4:27pm —
Today’s ERE article by Lee Salz
speaks to the importance of creating the right Job/Candidate Profile so you can attract the best-of-the-best.
One quote sums up the challenges we face quite nicely…
“I really want to help my client, but I feel like I’m searching for a needle in a haystack. I don’t dare send any candidates unless I find an exact match to what they’ve given me. I don’t… Continue
Added by Jeffrey K. Radt on May 6, 2008 at 3:19pm —
If anyone out there has candidates that meet the following requirements. I am looking for candidates for full time employment / permanent positions..
1. Siebel Analytics (can be based anywhere in the US) Travel Mon - thurs, 2+ years of current Siebel Analytics. Siebel Certified up to 190K base + bonus
2. Siebel implementer (also need team lead & project manager levels) Siebel 7 or 8 certified, able to travel to customer sites mon - thurs up to 190K base + bonus (can… Continue
Added by Chris on May 6, 2008 at 11:46am —
Help ------- Regarding Solicitation of my Candidate.
First of all I would like to thank you for taking your time out inspite of your hectic schedule.
I have placed a candidate on contingency basis to a client through a vendor. After working for 8 months the consultant went ahead and joined the vendor directly and still he works at the same client.
Consultant says the project which he got through me was over and this was a new project., the Vendor says that they can't… Continue
Added by Tektree Gopi on May 6, 2008 at 9:52am —
Teach something, learn something...
This week Geoff Peterson gives us very thorough overview of recruiting on Facebook.
There is something here for everyone from the novice to expert sourcer. As usual, excellent stuff from Geoff...
Happy Tuesday!… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 6, 2008 at 4:30am —
As posted on Minnesota Recruiters
and MN Headhunter
PLEASE NOTE: We have "sold out" this event and are currently working from a wait list. We usually have a few cancellations if you would like to be added to the wait list send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following… Continue
Added by Paul DeBettignies on May 5, 2008 at 11:08pm —
Garrison DOIM Operations Director
Serves as Director of Garrison DOIM Operations, reporting to the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Operations (DCIO-OPS) with responsibility for directing the efforts of civilians and contractor personnel engaged in installation management information technology (IM/IT) operations planning, garrison DOIM support, and systems implementation, fielding and support, having supervisory oversight of multiple subordinate branches or similar… Continue
Added by moe kader on May 5, 2008 at 4:00pm —
I'm hosting a webinar on Facebook recruiting on May 21st. It's going to be an in-depth, live conversation using screenshots and walkthroughs of an actual job search, from sourcing to contact to referral generation.
This is a paid webinar. It's $89 per person, but video playback will be available to you, to help you refresh your memory and to make sure you get the full value.
Publicity of course is welcome. If you have a blog or website, and link to the webinar, I'll be… Continue
Added by Jim Durbin on May 5, 2008 at 3:52pm —
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