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Social Media Has Changed The Marketing (and Recruiting) Game . . . The Heat Is on, And How You Play Will Determine Winning Vs. Losing

So I posted a response to Bill Vick's question about 'interview preparation' today ("Should recruiters outsource the interview prep to other professionals?") . . . and noticed that there had been some positive and potentially negative responses to the vendor that Bill spotlighted. That's not a bad thing -… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 28, 2008 at 8:37pm — 2 Comments

Keywords; The Simplest form of Searching

Before you begin searching

No doubt, you are already used to doing keyword searches on the Internet. The thing you need to know about keywords in order to use them effectively on a search is that you have to match them to the keywords that would be found in the candidates web page, bio, profile or resume. Plain keywords may be the simplest form of searching but they are also the core of the search itself.



Keywords are not either seen or read by the search engine in the same… Continue

Added by Moises Lopez on July 28, 2008 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

Open Source Software Developers-Location Search

Aloha Life Makers



I am just working on a new project to staff a major initiative in open source development and will soon have a clear idea of the number of positions. I am working with the C level exec to determine locations that can be rich in mining open source software developers. I need to get this data that will help in deciding a location for recruiting. Please do keep in mind that these will all be full time positions.



Any thoughts or sugestions on locations (USA… Continue

Added by Harish Nair on July 28, 2008 at 8:06pm — No Comments

SalesTrax.com is a top-ranked free job board - interview with CEO Gary Upah

Founded in 1998, SalesTrax caught my attention with its December '07 announcement that job postings would henceforth be free -- unusual for a top-ranked job board. You can find their job posting policies and pricing here. SalesTrax is based in the Kansas City area and offers "a comprehensive array of Internet services, nationwide career fairs, and direct placement services". I wanted to find out from Gary how offering free job postings has worked out and I think you will… Continue

Added by Eric Shannon on July 28, 2008 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Medical Sales - lots of travel, what to do with Fido?

So, the other day I was talking to someone I thought would be a great candidate for laboratory sales–high-energy, great people skills, knowledgeable, everything. She was interested in the opportunity, too. Her only concern: with all the traveling involved, what does she do with her dog? My answer: doggie day care. Many dogs don’t do well when left alone, even with a dog door. Doggie day care facilities dogs them with socialization skills, so they’re a happier dog when you pick them up and you… Continue

Added by Peggy McKee on July 28, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

American Sales Network Rules!!

ASN has partnered with hundreds of Fortune 500, regional and local companies to link them with the largest and most qualified sales pool in the nation. The vision of our principals is now a reality... there is a better way to hire and to match exceptional candidates with outstanding jobs. Now is the time to join the leading resource for sales, marketing and management professionals - American Sales Network.

Added by American Sales Network on July 28, 2008 at 5:52pm — No Comments

MQ Series Message Broker Consultant, Bentonville, AR.

Hi,





There is a opening for MQ Series Message Broker Consultant, Bentonville, AR. Please revert back with resume, contact details, current location of candidate, rate confirmation and availability status ASAP. If you are interested then please send me your updated copy of resume or you can call me in 773-253-5230 Ext 7834.







TITLE: MQ Series Message Broker Consultant

LOCATION: Bentonville, AR

DURATION: 6 Months



JOB… Continue

Added by Sudip on July 28, 2008 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Sun On Your face, Wind In Your Hair; Life Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

Driving past a local elementary school the other day, I saw the best example of unbridled enjoyment that I’ve seen in a long time. A boy on a scooter, going fast down a grass-covered embankment, his dark hair blown back, his freckled face split wide with a huge grin, his eyes mere slits because of the size of his smile, his arms acting as shock absorbers as his scooter hurtled him down the bumpy grass hill and slowed slightly as he reached the flat field. His friends reclined nearby under the… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on July 28, 2008 at 4:12pm — 2 Comments

Confessions of a Headhuntress

This blog can be found at: http://headhuntressconfessions.blogspot.com/



“And what do you do?”…. pause. I answer “I work in IT Software Consulting and Staffing.” Longer pause and blank stares. I continue “Staffing…. Recruiting…? Ummmm.. I get computer people jobs at big companies.” Ahhhh – recognition spreads across his face and like those before him, he smiles and snidely replies “So… you’re a HEADHUNTER.”



Now – I realize that there are several terms out there describing… Continue

Added by Kelly Moeller on July 28, 2008 at 2:50pm — 1 Comment

Podcast: Attendee Podcasts from the SHRM 2008 Show (Round 2)

In addition to the subject matter content expert podcast interviews from this year’s SHRM Conference, we also conducted “man [or woman] on the street” interviews with some of the attendees that stopped by the employeescreenIQ booth. Last week we posted the first few attendee interviews. Here are three more! Among the topics discussed were their thoughts and attitudes and employment screening and background checks. Our favorite responses came when we asked about the biggest resume lies they had… Continue

Added by Jason Morris on July 28, 2008 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Talent Maze



I had the opportunity to meet with Jason Leonard last week. If you are in the recruiting industry and know Jason, you likely met him while he was a Director of Recruiting @ Citi, or, Director of Talent Acquisition at Mosaic. I've known and respected Jason for a number of years - had the priviledge of hearing him speak at the Kennedy… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 28, 2008 at 12:10pm — 2 Comments

She is afraid of using her injured leg

Last Saturday, my mom left to play golf with my dad as usual on her two happy feet. Around 1PM, I received a call that she was being rushed to the hospital. She had slipped on her way out of the restroom, and fell on her right knee on ceramic floor. When I got to the emergency room, I was told that her knee cap had broken into three pieces from the fall. She needed immediate surgery.



Today was our first visit to the hospital since her surgery. Fortunately, her knee is healing nicely… Continue

Added by Catia Yun on July 28, 2008 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

Should Succession Plans Be Disclosed?

Apple's stock price went on a roller-coaster ride last week in response to rumors about its iconic CEO's health. Jason Corsello raised the question of whether this suggested that companies ought to disclose their succession plans publicly. My answer depends on what one means by "ought to disclose."

If it means, "a company does not want to see large movements in its share price then it ought to… Continue

Added by Colin Kingsbury on July 28, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Got Brand?

RecruiterGuy 2008 Gone are the days where 'branding' was just about marketing a company or a product. And gone are the days where branding is difficult - at least for those that are serious about their personal brand or perceived identity.

Regardless of your profession or the profession that you aspire to - your brand is important - and could give you the edge over your competition. Don't think some…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on July 28, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

July 28, 2008

Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase

Dave Mendoza talks with one of our members...

Dave gets reacquainted with Martin Warren. who he met on his recent Australian walk-about. Martin is a Principal Consultant at Insidejob, a division of Human Capital Management Solutions (HCMS).



Says Dave:

In all my travels, Martin stands out as someone I look forward to collaborating with for many years to…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on July 28, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Recruiting, Social Media, and Friends. Twitter Rocks!

From Jason Buss (@jjbuss).



What all started with my first tweet - has continued to evolve into something so much more than answering that simple question - “what are you doing”?



After talking with a good friend earlier this year (@seerysm) about twitter, I decided to give it a try. So I started with a few followers, continued tweeting, networking, and talking with many great people. I even posted a few stories on my blog about… Continue

Added by Jason Buss on July 28, 2008 at 7:08am — No Comments

Recruiting In The Silicon Valley

On My visit to the Silicon Valley I got to know some really cool recruiters that volunteer their time on the California Professional Staffing Association. They head up the Silicon Valley chapter and welcomed me to the area with open arms. As we ate, drank fabulous wine and shared many funny stories, I began to make some new friends and feel like I was in my second home (maybe it was the wine?).



Our conversation spun from vacation… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on July 28, 2008 at 1:22am — No Comments

A Lesson from Vacation

A few weeks ago, my family and I took our first long vacation in several years. We visited family in Ellijay, Georgia, and we spent some time on beautiful Topsail Island, NC. It’s obviously been a long time since we’ve had a vacation, so my ability to step away from work was a little rusty. In fact, when I found out that our beach house had wireless, I was so excited I did the… Continue

Added by Katie Tierney on July 27, 2008 at 11:10pm — No Comments

July 27, 2008

That was the week that was...Week ending July 25, 2008

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



Winding down another month. Dag, time flies...



Mendoza’s Monday Member Showcase...

Meet Dennis Smith, Blogger for Talent,… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on July 27, 2008 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Chetan Bhagat: Keep the Spark Alive.

Keep the Spark Alive.



Excerpts Inaugural Speech for the new batch at the Symbiosis BBA program, Pune - 23rd June, 2008.By Chetan Bhagat.




Good Morning everyone and thank you for giving me this chance to speak to you.



This day is about you. You, who have come to this college, leaving the comfort of your homes (or in some cases discomfort), to become something in your life. I am sure you are excited. There are few days in human life when one is… Continue

Added by Amit Bhagria on July 27, 2008 at 4:51am — No Comments

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