I have a contract with Microsoft, and hope you can spread the word to those who are seeking employment. We are seeking C++, and C programmers with experience in shippable software product. Great if they have .net, and system level programming, even better if at the kernel level.
All applicants must apply directly--they can use my name, but no agencies are allowed to submit into these. Software Developers and Software Developers in Test links below:
Added by Susan Hand on December 29, 2009 at 11:06am —
Added by Shannon Russo on December 28, 2009 at 10:30pm —
11 years of recruiting for top companies has been an interesting place to grow a a solid base of knowledge. One thing that constantly amazes me is how few are true innovators and how many share a pack mentality. When setting up your recruitment program it is imperative it be multifaceted and tailored for the needs of YOUR organization. I am going to make some suggestions but hope to draw out some best practices that are working. One thing I can say is to be organizationally aware and honest… Continue
Added by Patti Yaritz on December 28, 2009 at 5:29pm —
Hmm Ive had some trouble accessing my page lately, so Im going to go ahead and add a post and hope that it works!
I hope that you have all had a great Christmas Holiday. New Years is just around the corner and for me this week, I am working on getting all my roles in good shape, as I am anticipating an influx of new roles with the new year/ new business quarter that we are entering.
My main focus this week is ensuring that I have a strong pipeline of candidates for all of… Continue
Added by Carolyn on December 28, 2009 at 2:23pm —
I posted and then took down a very personal blog last week. It took 24 hours for me to decide the information was just too personal to share on such a public forum. I re-read it a few times before I made the decision. Besides making me uncomfortable, I realized it had no point.
Then I received a succession of Tweets from someone who read it and told me it inspired her. She is trying to do the “impossible” right now and my post helped her believe that it was possible. In the spirit of… Continue
Added by Fran Hogan on December 28, 2009 at 11:09am —
This is the second installment of Leadership Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio
featuring Dr. Graeme Codrington, one of the founding partners of TomorrowToday, based in London, England.
Graeme is the author of the article titled; "After Shock: the five trends disrupting business in the next 5 years."
As a recognized international expert on… Continue
Added by Peter Clayton on December 26, 2009 at 10:58am —
There's something said for tradition. I'm sitting here late Christmas day 2009 pondering the day that was, and honestly, it was pretty special. My kids, my wife, my parents and my sister really rocked for me. Seeing the day through my kids eye's is just amazing, the wonder, the joy and the excitement, just give me goose bumps, even now thinking back on it. Photo's… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on December 25, 2009 at 7:40am —
This morning, I received a telephone call from the President of the Company I worked for 2007-2008. His company went under during the Great Recession. He couldn’t afford to pay my salary for the last 6 weeks before he closed the organization.
I never fought for the salary I worked so hard to earn, because I liked him, and his family so much. They were good to me, and I appreciated his family more than he knew. I expressed my compassionate understanding, and wished him well, for they… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on December 24, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Congratulations to Sodexo on winning the 2009 Workforce Optimas Award for Vision
The company was able to improve hiring speed and quality even as it cut its annual recruiting advertising budget in North America by $300,000. The effort also has corresponded with better business outcomes. Customer… Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on December 24, 2009 at 8:45am —
If you had a job this year you weren’t so lucky after all. If you did NOT have a job you probably played tennis, golf and did a lot of blogging, tweeting and other fun social stuff.
So here is the deal. For those of us that had to work like 80 hours a week, were little pissed. Sure we read your corny blogs and follow your tweets about looking for a job.
But now you’re back in the office, just like an eager Beaver, and wanting to take it all on.… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on December 24, 2009 at 5:00am —
"Oh, the silent majesty of a winter's morn... the clean, cool chill of the holiday air... an [expletive deleted] in his bathrobe, emptying a chemical toilet into my sewer..."
-Clark W. Griswold (National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, 1989
Yep, that sums up the outlook for the 2008 holiday season and the promise of prosperity in 2009. Only it was not Cousin… Continue
Added by Chris Hood on December 23, 2009 at 2:08pm —
"So, tell me a little bit about yourself."
"Describe a time when you_____."
"OK, I'll call you."
Think quick - was that a job interview or a date? Not sure? No kidding! That's because interviewing for jobs is as lot like dating, and can be just as awkward. Both scenarios are characterized by two people looking for the "right fit." Both will require a commitment. And all parties want to make sure they're getting the best possible deal.
The average job tenure is 18… Continue
Added by Victoria Schanen on December 22, 2009 at 9:13pm —
At times like this when there are so many recruitment agents, headhunters etc and everyone under the sun wants to give advice to the unsuspecting candidate, many for money, and some for not what is a person to do? How do they make their choices?
It seems that what we need is a way, an easier way to figure out the where what and how of fitting a candidate to job, in a supportive way.
Just a brief surf on the net shows me the vast amount of "stuff" that there is out there… Continue
Added by Peter Lanc on December 22, 2009 at 6:16pm —
I had a long talk with a group of job seekers recently about how long they have been searching, how they are coping with the challenges they are facing and how they feel about their prospects. It was actually a much more broad discussion than that, but I think those areas sum up a lot of it.
The length of time ranged from 2 months to almost 18 months; and more than one person was at the higher end of that spectrum. To some in the group hearing how long others had been out of work was… Continue
Added by Randy Levinson on December 22, 2009 at 5:30pm —
read recently that hybrid careers that combine computing with other fields from medicine to Hollywood, will increasingly be the new American jobs of the future. These jobs do not match the classic computer geek, gear head or nerd image — a heads-down programmer, who is socially isolated. In the new hybrid careers, computing is a crucial ingredient and, economists say, such work will be the source of many new jobs of the future.
Basically, the nation’s economic… Continue
Added by Lester Wall on December 22, 2009 at 4:49pm —
As 2009 gasps and wheezes its way to the finish line, all eyes and hopes are on 2010 and the fortunes the coming year may bring. Or not, as the case may be. If you listen to many commentators out there, both within the recruitment industry and outside it, you will hear much talk of recovery; lots of tweeting of potential upsides.
Me? I'm not so sure. And here's why.
For those not around during the last proper recession in the 90's you need to take a close look at what… Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on December 22, 2009 at 2:34pm —
I have been looking at the Trends in Recruiting within the Medical Staffing Industry specifically within Nursing and Respiratory and also some Radiology Recruiting. I have found that in the past couple of years a shift has emerged. Many hospitals are thinking twice first of all on to use Registries to staff and they are looking at cost to hire a temp to hire.
Yet, the are forced against a wall. They must meet staffing criteria and meet those criteria safely for patients. What does… Continue
Added by Roy Vera on December 22, 2009 at 2:25pm —
I was reading a blog post today over at Recruiting Blogs.com
written by David Blanton, entitled, Finding the right person harder than ever for recruiters
. David also blogs over on… Continue
Added by Justin Driscoll on December 22, 2009 at 11:27am —
Like many generous people throughout the country, my son's Cub Scout pack tries to do their part helping people who are less fortunate and I wanted to share the following story from our Cub Scout Pack Community Service Chairperson.
The second family in Hillsborough was probably the neediest family that we have helped so far. I delivered their gifts to their home in a government apartment building. When I showed up two social workers were there. I explained who I was and that… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on December 22, 2009 at 8:17am —
In my experience, November, December and January have always been the worst of the worst as far as number of candidates in my funnel. But I take heart in the fact that very soon all of the year-end bonuses will be paid out and relocation weather will be here (in the Midwest).
What do you do in January that helps you get through the last of the annual dry spell? How do you attract qualified candidates this time of year? I make a checklist of things that really help build credibility… Continue
Added by Nikole Tutton on December 21, 2009 at 4:44pm —