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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

Yes you can – Join the Web 2.0 revolution – Twelve steps to get up to speed with Web 2.0

Article Title: Yes you can – Join the Web 2.0 revolution – Twelve steps to get up to speed with Web 2.0

Author Byline: Susanna Cesar Morton

Author Website:



Our recent post about “Why is HR slow to adopt Web 2.0 technologies?” sparked an online conversation covering the many possibilities. The main one seemed to be fear – fear of losing control, fear of wasting time on a passing trend, and reading… Continue

Added by Holli Maestas on July 26, 2008 at 11:26am — No Comments

Looking for Tech positions.

Hey All



I would like to invite you all to post you Tech Job on our new Tech Community/ Career Site SmartTechPeople.com As our community continues to grow, it will become the place to be if you are a Tech Professional. SmartTechPeople.com is a unique community/ career site, which caters to tech professionals around the globe.



As a way to introduce quality employers such as yourself to… Continue

Added by Simone Yard on July 25, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Look Good on TV

Source: Wired



If you sell a startup or hit it big with your blog, you'll likely end up on TV. The Daily Show's Samantha Bee offers this advice for would-be talking heads:



1. Try not to sweat through your Members Only jacket. If you're prone to perspiring under pressure, wear something that won't show… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 25, 2008 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

50 Cent Sues Taco Bell Over Value-Menu Stunt

Ok, this isn't recruiting related . . . but personal branding related. What would you do to protect your personal brand?



Rapper Not Amused by Request to Change His Name



"Not all publicity is good publicity, at least according to 50 Cent. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, filed a lawsuit against Taco Bell yesterday for using his name and likeness without permission. Mr. Jackson claims trademark… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 25, 2008 at 2:55pm — No Comments

FREE LinkedIn Webinar for Recruiters and Sourcers

Geoff Peterson, Managing Principal of General Lead (www.generallead.com) and Editor of StaffBytes (www.staffbytes.com), will conduct a fast-paced 60 minute detailed webinar on LinkedIn for Recruiters and Sourcers. This webinar will be a live demonstration via GoToWebinar.



*A FREE handout will given to each attendee going over the major points of the webinar presentation and will allow solid knowledge transfer on your own. Screenshots, website links and more will be included. A must… Continue

Added by Geoff Peterson on July 25, 2008 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Social Networking Moving Toward the Wireless Realm



Source: Information Week

Author: KC Jones



Technology, media, and telecommunications are poised for a significant transformation over the next 10 years because of a wireless social networking revolution, according to iSuppli.



An… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 25, 2008 at 1:19pm — 2 Comments

the greatness of Randy Pausch.....

He will be missed, what an inspiration......for those not familiar with his work, there is a bunch of material on youtube, here is a great one....

watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

Added by Rob Clarke on July 25, 2008 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

A recruiter friend of mine is in Africa doing some charity work for OneMama.

So Siobhan has been an amazing friend, collegue and business partner of mine for close to 8 years now. A few years ago she got hooked on this idea of going to Uganda to help out in a birthing clinic. She quickly realised that the people in this village were lacking basic necessities for life let alone for giving birth. When she came back to San Francisco she put together a non-profit organization called OneMama with the intention of providing basic healthcare needs for mothers in the… Continue

Added by Jeff Weidner on July 25, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Human Capital Strategies- Lead Development

From time to time I have had the opportunity to teach my client the power of ‘fishing’ vs. the one time benefit of handing them ‘fish.’ The power and extensibility of creating a repeatable process has many benefits which include having ownership of a passive pool of candidates, creating a branding strategy to build credibility in high potential candidate eyes and the maximum benefit of identifying true ‘A’ players. Contrasted with hiring one talented employee per requisition, and the benefits… Continue

Added by Ron Mason on July 25, 2008 at 10:12am — No Comments

Croner Reward’s Online Job Evaluation Tool - Review

Croner Reward has launched an online job evaluation tool to help employers and HR professionals check gradings for job types and benchmark salaries against market rates. The system is modelled on the company’s Job Evaluation System: a 10 factor, points based analytical system used by UK businesses.



We were quite impressed with the online tool…

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Added by Julian Stopps on July 25, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

"The day ain't over yet..."

I have had a chance recently to think about sales and why we, as Recruiters, tend to live in a state of denial about the roots of this business. I was one of them. My father was a salesman; I grew up in a house where a million dollars was always waiting around the next corner. Two of my brothers are salesmen; I guess it is in the blood.



I spent my first two years in recruitment telling my boss, "I am not a salesman." I refused to face the fact that what I was doing was the very… Continue

Added by Rayanne on July 25, 2008 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

Merry Christmas, Bob (It's Motivation Time, RBC-World!)

A buddy of mine writes articles for a site called T-Nation.com (the 'T' stands for testosterone, so they're shooting for a target market somewhat adjacent to RBC :P ) Anyway, he wrote an article titled, "Merry Christmas, Bob" a few years ago . . . an article that I go back to when I need a swift kick in the butt. It kinda reminds me of what being a true-to-form headhunter feels like - it sure aint for the faint of heart. Here she is:



"So, what are you doing for a living these days?"… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 24, 2008 at 8:59pm — No Comments

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If You Have Not Heard of Mike Dillard, I'm Hoping you will allow this to be the Day You Will. He and his team have a reputation for traffic generation that is simply unmatched. (Of course this is my opinion) Feel Free to Check out the free video training for his new Black Belt Series!

Added by A C Williams on July 24, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Web 2.0 Summit Now Courting Clean Tech Start-Ups

July 7, 2008 8:14 AM PDT

Web 2.0 Summit now courting clean-tech start-ups

Posted by Martin LaMonica 4 comments



The Web 2.0 Summit--a conference of the Silicon Valley digiterati--seems to have changed its theme from "monetize the Web" to "save the world."



Tim O'Reilly, one of the Web 2.0 Summit organizers, on Monday posted a blog with details on the fifth edition of the conference coming up in November and its Launchpad event for start-ups.



The concept… Continue

Added by Lisa Zee on July 24, 2008 at 7:15pm — No Comments

publicly traded job board companies

are there any other publicly traded job board companies that I can add to this list?

* dice.com - nyse: DHX
* hotjobs.yahoo.com - nasdaq: YHOO
* jupitermedia.com - nasdaq: JUPM
* monster.com - nasdaq: MNST

Added by Eric Shannon on July 24, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Podcast: Random Podcasts from the SHRM 2008 Show

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. Today, we are excited to post the first few attendee interviews. 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 seen over… Continue

Added by Jason Morris on July 24, 2008 at 11:52am — No Comments

New Corporate Recruiting Blog - Success Starts Here

Today, a vision has been realized.



A few years back, I attended my first ERE Expo in San Diego. It was there that I was first truly exposed to blogs, and their possibilities in the world of recruiting. I came home from that event in a frenzy, with a dozen to-do items that I felt we could address, including creating a corporate recruiting blog for my employer at the time (Gary Cluff can attest to this). I saw what Heather,… Continue

Added by Ben Gotkin on July 24, 2008 at 11:49am — 4 Comments

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