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Smell the Roses

Dear Claudia,

I feel silly writing about this, but it’s come to the point that if I don’t get some advice soon, I’m gonna kill someone and plant sweet smelling flowers on his grave. Our company recently downsized and moved into a smaller office space; I now sit in a cubicle next to one of the engineers. Nice guy, very friendly (and curious about my job, which is annoying), but the real problem is that he has the worst body odor imaginable. No matter what I try, I can’t get away…

Added by Claudia Faust on January 14, 2009 at 7:32am — No Comments

High tech ... high touch

Late last year I spoke at a luncheon on the pool deck of the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane. During my brief address, I commented that technology, which was designed to assist our poductivity, is actually hindering our effectiveness to do smart business.

I explained that while clients attempting to arrange a meeting with me will be tapping away for minutes on their Raspberries searching for the calendar functions; the yearly planner of my Filofax is open at the ready,… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on January 14, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Interview Language

I was reading through a number of blogs and one of the more interesting things that was discussed was language, not the inappropriate kind, but of the cliches and annoying phrases that people use in common chit chatter that all too often make their way into the interview world. What if, by some chance, we could eliminate those during the interview? Would that help or assist us? More importantly, would people even notice?

First and foremost, alot of people do not notice the small… Continue

Added by Jason Monastra on January 13, 2009 at 11:32pm — No Comments

January 13, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday with Kelly Dingee

Kelly shares a really simple hack for expanding the universe on Facebook which has her reminiscing:

"This search process distinctly reminds me very first training classes back in ’98, 'Find One, Find Them All'."

So, Do you like Facebook as a source?

Talent Talk Cafe with Susan Burns

Susan says:… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 13, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Salary Secrets

I knew a recruiter who accidentally left a paycheck stub on the copier. It didn’t take long and the whole office resented him. He was overpaid and everyone hated him. Everything he said or did seemed offensive. It didn’t help morale that he was inept too.

The one thing you rarely hear someone talk about is how much money they make. Since the creation of man, money has been a touchy subject. The only people who should know how much cash you bring home are your spouse, boss, the IRS… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on January 13, 2009 at 10:02pm — 2 Comments

Overcoming Perception

The other day I was perusing the web and came across a nice little quote that touched on the topic of perception...

"Little pot, do not call the kettle black until you have been in the fire as long as he has!"

Now this was of course altered from the well-known idiom "Pot calling the Kettle black". For those who are not familiar with the original idiom it was used to accuse another speaker of hyprocrisy. It was quite easy, even as a child first hearing it, to understand the… Continue

Added by Aasia on January 13, 2009 at 4:24pm — 1 Comment

The Tao of The Hire

Somewhere a True Believer is training to recruit your candidate. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his phone and his Web 2.0 gear. He doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when his Candidate is hired and the Hiring Manager's need is filled.

This True Believer is not concerned about 'how hard it is;' he knows either he wins or he does not. He doesn't… Continue

Added by Dave Graziano on January 13, 2009 at 4:03pm — 3 Comments

Will Barack Obama's job creation plan work?

Will Barack Obama’s job creation plan work?

This will never be a political blog. I believe that personal political views and business do not mix. I will however say that I was not a supporter of President-elect Barack Obama. I do not agree with many of Barack Obama’s policies and do not believe that he has the experience to be President of the United States, especially given the challenges our country is facing such as the economy and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since Franklin… Continue

Added by Mike Astringer on January 13, 2009 at 3:47pm — No Comments

January Beauty Pageants Focus on Talent Acquisition Systems and Onboarding Systems – Register Today!

HRchitect has conducted three highly successful beauty pageants so far and they have quickly become the buzz of the industry. On November 14, 2008, iCIMS was crowned the winner of the Talent Acquisition Systems pageant, on November 21, 2008, Cornerstone OnDemand was crowned the winner of the Talent Management Systems pageant, and on December 19, 2008, GeoLearning was crowned the winner of the Learning Management Systems beauty pageant.

2009 will have a full schedule of at least two… Continue

Added by Matt Lafata on January 13, 2009 at 3:13pm — No Comments


Is anyone familiar with “Hoovers”? Is this a good service?

Added by Mary on January 13, 2009 at 2:14pm — 2 Comments

Candidate Splits

Hi fellow recruiters,

Check out this great new candidate split database for recruiters only. You have the ability to privately share candidates with other agencies. I am so excited, it's so rare that I have the right candidate and the exact right time with the right client. I can't wait to get started-they are offering free beta testing for 6 months. email to get started!

Recruiters Come Together Online!

For the first… Continue

Added by Julie Deane on January 13, 2009 at 1:57pm — 4 Comments

Potential Clients ... requesting referral to Potential Candidate

What is LinkedIn and Social Networking protocol for this type of issue?

I have a Potential client ... they have flirted with doing business with me on several occasions ... I have worked on a couple of projects with them, submitted several candidates ... with NO success ... they have a brutal hiring process that drags on for months and have both times at the last minute, went the other direction in hiring.

Now, I have the corporate HR lady asking me for a free referral to… Continue

Added by Reginald Look, Jr. on January 13, 2009 at 9:05am — 2 Comments

Happy Birthday, David Perry

I'm a day late and a dollar short, but still full of birthday cheer for the Rogue Recruiter.

Happy Birthday, David. And this card is just a reminder to always let Haluska walk in the front.

Try JibJab Sendables® eCards…

Added by Dennis Smith on January 13, 2009 at 8:31am — No Comments

Hi everyone, I now blog regularly at please, check it out. Thanks for the support.

Added by Konstantinos Kasekas on January 12, 2009 at 11:54pm — No Comments

January 12, 2009

Mendoza's Monday Member Showcase

This week Dave brings us a networker extraordinaire, community activist and all-round nice guy:

Meet Thomas F.X. Licari, Corporate Recruiter, And Activist Founder of The Illinois Recruiters Association

While you're at it catch That was the week that… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 12, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Digging Into v2.02

Digging Into Recruiting Blogs v2.02

(Jan 10, 2009) This week, I moved into a big house on the beach (well, almost) in Bodega Bay, California. The town, which is on the Sonoma Coast, is where Hitchcock's…


Added by John Sumser on January 12, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Your Internet/Recruiting Dashboard

Internet Dashboard I was talking with a friend of mine over the weekend and she mentioned how she was enjoying a few of the tips that I had showed her in regards to managing bookmarks and her Google Reader. I noticed that as we were talking it was obvious that she had several tabs open - some for very quick items or news sites. I asked if she'd given any thought to treating her browser homepage like a dashboard instead of a… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on January 12, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

The Death of Recruitment Print Advertising?

For many years farrowjamieson has been tracking the slow decline in response rates of print advertising in recruitment compared to online job sites. While the initial range of generalist job boards created a cheap alternative to listing of vacancies the reality was that people were still looking at the newspapers for casual readership and job enquiries. Over a period of time as job sites increased and print decreased we have been awaiting the crossover.

History may well show us that… Continue

Added by Iain MacGibbon on January 12, 2009 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

Down Economy Brings Opportunity

The economy has been shrinking for over a year now. We are officially in a recession. Unemployment is highest in the nation it has been in nearly 2 decades. Is there a bright spot in this economy? Well, yes. Actually, there are several bright spots in this economy! We are seeing opportunities in a several areas, but it may require you to think differently about who you are and what you do. Today I want to share some of those with you, gentle reader, with the hope that you will be able to… Continue

Added by Sean Harry on January 12, 2009 at 6:09pm — 2 Comments

What makes me a Smart Recruiter

I love, love, love to solve problems – if there is a problem to solve or a need to fill, it is a happy day for me. Happy people almost always love what they do and end up doing it well because of it.

I have an intense curiosity about the business I am in and that I am supporting. I read, listen, ask questions, attend meetings, 'hang at the water cooler', chat, network, participate -- whatever I can to do to learn what/why/how/when/where we do it. This helps me both assess a… Continue

Added by Chris Havrilla on January 12, 2009 at 5:01pm — No Comments

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