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Are job boards dying…or evolving?

There are an endless number of articles predicting the imminent death of job boards. Yet this one caught my eye – it was thorough and it was re-Tweeted a number of times. (In the author’s defense, it was aimed at job seekers – and despite the provocative title, was fairly balanced. Nonetheless, CB took issue!)

But I (as you might guess) beg to differ. I think we’re asking the wrong question. The real… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 11, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

Job search coaches, buyers beware

If you are facing unemployment or a career change in this market a good coach can be your best friend but do your homework and be ready to work. Today virtually everybody could use a good coach. At this time in your life what could be a better investment in your future. Today no matter what your skills are or what your specialty is a productive and successful job search is a fulltime job. A coach can make you more effective and the process more comfortable but you still have to do the work. If… Continue

Added by Mark Warren on August 11, 2009 at 9:11am — 2 Comments

The Perfect Follow-up Letter is a must

Post Interview Follow-up

The Perfect Follow-up Letter

Mark Warren

Follow-up after the interview starts with a carefully written follow-up letter as soon as you can get to your computer. If you do not send a well thought out letter using perfect English, spelling and punctuation do not count on a second interview. Remember that anything you put in writing can’t be taken back and there may be people involved in the decision making process who will not meet you but… Continue

Added by Mark Warren on August 11, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Now THAT'S what I call social media

So I'm playing with one of those online resume searching deals ( CV fox for those of you keeping track), and about ten pages into my returns, I find a PDF that's actually an attendee list from a convention held by professionals within my specialty.

So, I'm going to like, socially reach out to them and see if I can't change someones life for the better.

Just thought I'd offer encouragement to the sourcers out there - keep on digging. :)

Added by Thomas Patrick Chuna on August 11, 2009 at 8:51am — No Comments

A future digital recession

Added by Mark Powney on August 11, 2009 at 8:31am — No Comments

How to Make Piles of Cash in the Magical Land of Social Media Recruiting.

Once upon a time there was a magical land where Recruiters made heaps and piles of cash. Pit rooms, placement bells, residual commissions and 400% mark ups grew on every tree. Every day was sunny and every resume was perfect. Every submittal was a fit too, no questions. Then one day….

Depression 2.0 occurred.

We Recruiters couldn’t pay for afford Starbucks and were…


Added by Michael Glenn on August 11, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Great hires / bad hires: how to tell the difference BEFORE you make the offer

You hire someone. They don’t work out. They leave. What is it that you remember and say about them in the past tense? It’s rarely the fact that they didn’t know how to work the numbers, or that they couldn’t put the pieces of a widget together. No, it’s almost always their soft skills that generate conversation—their personality, character and values.

Two recent scenarios from my personal experience serve as good examples: A multi-generation family-run, team-oriented company in… Continue

Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on August 10, 2009 at 10:37pm — 5 Comments

August 11th, 2009 12:01am

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Added by Liz Cosline on August 10, 2009 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Pick Up the Dang Phone (and take it to the bank).

At the risk of starting a blizzard of spitballs and chewing gum wads, I'm going to bring up a touchy subject. Why the heck not? I never won a popularity contest, was never voted class president (or class anything), and had to invite my own date to my prom. Hell, when I was a kid, even my mother sold my favorite blouse at a garage sale for ten cents.

Ever know when people screen their calls? You just never seem to connect, but the voicemail doesn't pick up…


Added by Amy Renz on August 10, 2009 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Moving to the UK? Read this!

UK visa Tier 2 MAC report out soon – Global Visas states concern.

Added by Global Visas on August 10, 2009 at 11:18am — No Comments

Good Questions to ask the Interviewer

The interview is one of the most important elements in your job search, and often a job can be won or lost in this stage. To increase your chances for success it is imperative that you prepare properly.

Here are some good questions you can ask the interviewer:

1) What do you see as the challenges of this position? 2) What are the responsibilities of this position, and which are the most important? 3)Are there any projects in… Continue

Added by Kunin Associates on August 10, 2009 at 9:51am — No Comments

Recruiting Evolution...

Social Recruiting - image courtesy of Fistful Of Talent So there's a bit of a fuss online with recruiters that took offense to Peter Weddle's recent article that social media within the realm of recruiting is just a scam. Some said he was wrong and others outright… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on August 10, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Create a Shared Culture as Part of Your Overall Talent Management Strategy

Health care leaders need to employ patience and persistence if they're going to create a beneficial, shared culture in a growing system.


Health care systems with a strong culture ensure that their environment is represented in all of its offices or operations. To achieve this, the organization must apply and measure the same processes, policies and rules throughout the field. If there is a significant variance, then the culture will not be seen as important or a… Continue

Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on August 9, 2009 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Don't pee in your own Pool

Customer Service is an amazing thing. Something which seems so easy and straight forward, you're helpful, friendly and essentially do as you say, providing a service.


This may seem petty to some, but this really got my blood boiling the other day. My 5 year old son was awarded an encouragement award at the local football club a few weeks ago (OK they all get them, but it didn't quell the pride, father and son both felt as he picked up his award.) The award, a… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on August 9, 2009 at 10:56am — 5 Comments

Can the Social Networking Save the World?

To me the internet is the shining light on the economic horizon. I see it opening up so many doors. This world of social networking is amazingly powerful. That fact that people from all over the world can connect and relate is wonderful. I think we are on the edge of some remarkable changes where the "little guys" voice and influence can effect great changes.

Added by Lisa on August 8, 2009 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Win a Close Encounter to RecruitFest '09

I can't go to Recruitfest this year on September 23rd and 24th, and I'm pissed. It has the unfortunate fate of falling in a month that contains two of my kids' birthdays, my anniversary, my Shriner initiation, and a guest spot on The View. Plus the fact that I'm helping to put on the first ever TalentNet Live Expo here in Dallas to coincide with…


Added by Craig Fisher on August 8, 2009 at 6:00pm — 7 Comments

Employing in my happy place- employing 'online'

The world's population is increasingly going online. The internet is expanding exponentially, making space for almost every aspect of life. Constantly battling with time, we are always looking for easier, faster, more effective ways of doing things. People are buying and selling, communicating, even marrying online. Businesses all around the globe are now saving on their hiring costs and recruiting people using the online application tracking systems. These online systems are helping to… Continue

Added by HDot on August 8, 2009 at 4:30am — No Comments

Regional Head for Mumbai and North - Can you do it ?

Current Mandate:

Head (Western Region): Key Account Manager:- Mumbai

Handling portfolio of 100 Cr - 1000 Cr (Ideally 300-500 Cr)

Expertise into Solutions Sales preferably hardware sales NO Box sales or Channel Sales.

Experience Level should have 15- 20 Yrs post qualification

Engineering degree (full time) must to have

Experience of Larger corporates and selling the customized solution in larger corporate is must to have

This role will involve 60%… Continue

Added by Amit Gupta on August 8, 2009 at 1:51am — No Comments

Why would you want this person working for you in the first place?

(I initially posted this at, but thought some people at RecruitingBlogs might enjoy it too.)

Cleaning up my inbox, I found my letter of resignation from my previous job. Some might wonder, what the hell was I thinking?

Keep in mind that I liked the job, was good friends with my boss (and still am), and was on very good terms with the company... oh, and I… Continue

Added by Jonathan McLeod on August 7, 2009 at 3:51pm — 1 Comment

Visiting Las Vegas on August 16 to 20th


I'm visiting Las Vegas Nevada, and would like to find oportunities to promote my site does anyone have any suggestions?

I am not above shamelessly handing out cards on the streets there!


Added by Darrick Baxter on August 7, 2009 at 1:12pm — No Comments

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