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Does social media eliminate the need for job boards?

Does social media eliminate the need for job boards?

For the past 15 years, job boards have been a standard part of the job seeker and employer ‘tool kit’. And why not?: job boards have proved to be an efficient way for job seekers to locate hiring companies, apply for jobs, and get a resume in front of potential employers.

But now the onset of… Continue

Added by Eric Shannon on January 26, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

First Entry!

Man, this is exciting! I'm glad to be in this community with recruiters of similar ilk and to have space to share developments from my start-up in its early stages! It's an interesting ride, for sure.

Some background:

I am an independent recruiter based in NYC, specializing in New Media. As an independent recruiter, I depend a lot on my networks to source candidates. I came to the conclusion that communicating with my networks could be made a lot easier and less time… Continue

Added by Allen on January 26, 2010 at 4:22pm — No Comments

New Job Opportunities in the Great Recession

In the last post, we discussed how traditional jobs were going away, or moving towards a flexible work force. Today we'll discuss the one segment of the employment spectrum that's destined to benefit from these trends -- the ranks of the self-employed.

Changing Self-Employment Options

Too often, when people think of the self-employed, they think of the latest media-glorified entrepreneur who took sensational risks, to become wildly wealthy and successful. And while… Continue

Added by Jay Fenello on January 26, 2010 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Recruiter positions in Dallas??

Does anyone know of a recruiter position in Dallas? I have over 16 years of experience in a variety of environments (mostly technical). Please let me know....

Added by Michael Spell on January 26, 2010 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

How important is Social Media to the recruitment industry?

Twitter, Xing, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr.......there is no escaping the continuing dominance of social media in the press. Just as you think you have got your head around it all, someone invites you to connect with them on the next big social networking platform. The question is, just how important is social media to the recruitment industry?

I must start with a confession. I am a big fan of social networking and Web 2.0 platforms and whilst the debate as to whether social media can… Continue

Added by Gary Melton on January 26, 2010 at 11:05am — 6 Comments

Tomorrowland Blog

Next week, I head out to mainland China, then Thailand. Then Cate's going to Cairo and Sharm-el-Sheikh. Then I'll go to Dubai and Mumbai.

Want to come? Awesome!

Just follow this space.

Every day, I'll send postcards from tomorrow from wherever I am. I'll send pictures. Maybe videos. I'll keep it light, lively and interesting.

And that's easy to do. You may think of… Continue

Added by David Kippen on January 26, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Using Social Media to Qualify Instead of Disqualify Candidates

As mentioned in an earlier post, Social Media sites should be used in the character reference portion of the background checking phase once you have narrowed down your top 10 or 3 candidates for the position. Avoid using these sites as the only verifying source for your candidate's skills, education and abilities. This would be a smart choice.

Don't Do This Yet

If you are still a little uncertain about using social media, then give yourself a little time to adjust, because… Continue

Added by Yonica S.Pimentel on January 25, 2010 at 10:41pm — 1 Comment

“The Best Qualified Candidate Rarely Gets the Job” Webinar

This free webinar can help your business better compete nationally for the best qualified candidates who are the best fit for your business.

In many companies an employee excels and is promoted to a management position. A new employee requisition is opened and Human Resources begins sourcing candidates. Then the manager reviews the resumes and begins to interview candidates. Where in the process has this new manager been taught how to interview effectively?

Why is this… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on January 25, 2010 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Picture worth a thousand words? LinkedIn thread debates for diversity

Should Minorities, Women and Seasoned (older) Workers post their picture on LinkedIN? This question on LinkedIn posted by Derrick Douglas MBA got 118 comments! Wow I am amazed at the perceptions and believe there is an obvious disconnect. One of my favorite activites working with companies is to identify chinks in their corporate armor in terms of Diversity Recruitment. This is where we look at the difference between what we say we value and how we show that. These comments generally ran in… Continue

Added by Patti Yaritz on January 25, 2010 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Deep Thoughts for a Monday

Here we are, another Monday – looking forward to a great week!

I thought I would take this opportunity to change course a little and share some of the best pieces of management and business advice I have learned over the years. Some might be simple or obvious BUT in one way or another, they have all changed the way I think and do things or at the end of the day shape who I am today.

1. No One is talking about you! If you are thinking about yourself, wondering what everyone… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on January 25, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

New Career Resources Available for Jobseekers in Charleston, SC

A new job search engine,, finds all Charleston, SC jobs with one search.

Charleston, SC – January 25, 2010 – has launched a new search tool for jobseekers in Charleston, SC that finds all local jobs with one free and easy search at Job seekers interested in a wider field can also use the sister site for Charleston County at

Both… Continue

Added by LatPro Public Relations on January 25, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Hidden Job Market: How the Royal Wave Can Lead to a Job Offer

What is the royal wave and what does it have to do with job search? I’m glad you asked. The royal wave is loosely defined as:

“The type of the hand gesture that royalty gives when passing a crowd, normally from inside an expensive vehicle or on top of a horse drawn carriage. Similar to parade wave but with even less effort required, since everyone is already looking at royalty, there's no need to get their attention with… Continue

Added by Matthew Levy on January 25, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments

Dry Powder Job Market (Part 2)

In Part 1 of "It's a Dry Powder Market," I introduced the dry powder theory. The dry powder theory is an investment term used to describe tactics investors employ during an economic recession where they maintain a very liquid amount of assets that are quickly… Continue

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on January 25, 2010 at 10:27am — No Comments

Death of Cheezhead

I've recently noticed the Cheezhead and HRSEO domains are redirecting to Jobing.

You might ask.. So what?

Well for those of you who compete with Jobing, all of the back links (aka Google Juice) your blog or site was giving Cheezhead and HRSEO are now providing the "CheezJuice" to Jobing, resulting in a healthy heaping helping of "… Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on January 25, 2010 at 8:56am — 6 Comments

Introducing JobDeck - New Product from TwitJobSearch and TweetDeck

Headline: TweetDeck and TwitJobSearch team up to produce new job search product - JobDeck

Full-Featured social media career management product shows the future of recruiting

London, UK – 25 January 2010: With nearly half of all companies turning to social media for recruitment in 2010, TweetDeck and TwitJobSearch have teamed up to provide the ultimate dedicated job seeker platform. JobDeck (… Continue

Added by william fischer on January 25, 2010 at 7:24am — 1 Comment

Manage by Rate? Manage by Margin? It's a confusing world out there ...

In the past few years, I've seen the increasing trend of Corporate HR and Procurement departments paying attending to their contractor spend.

Back in the good old days, when a hiring freeze was put in that generally meant a wealth of need for contractors .. after all, the work has to get done right? It seemed like the wild west when I first got into the business .. companies just wanted a body in a chair, and didn't get too concerned about how much money they were being charged… Continue

Added by Lisa Howarth on January 24, 2010 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

How Does the Boss Tweet?

I really can't help it. I am a business owner with many internal employees as well as thousands of contractors and I blog, Tweet and, yes, Foursquare. While I try to avoid religion, politics and friends' most embarassing moments; I get personal and real and try to do onto others…

I struggle over this terrain. Using my weekend as an example, I enjoyed self-respect this morning in that I had governed myself by not publicizing attendance at Forty Deuce's Burlesque Cafe Was in West… Continue

Added by Diane Prince Johnston on January 24, 2010 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

The Darker Side of Recruitment

Though recruitment has various dark sides to it, the biggest for me is dirty old men! (Let’s not be ageist now, men can be inappropriate at any age!)

In my (main) job, I work almost exclusively with men; a large percentage of whom are between 50 and 60. Generally I like this demographic – they’re a flirty bunch, but with values. And by that I mean that they’re mostly happily married, respect that I too am married, and are just having a bit of harmless fun if and when they say… Continue

Added by Wendy Jacob on January 24, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Managing the 2-job employee

The era of the two-job employee (let us call him “Sam”) has emerged as a result of the global recession. Sam is a new breed who developed entrepreneurial survival skills to battle the recession, and learned how find and keep a second job.

You, the employer, do not need to be too alarmed if Sam takes on a second job as a baker, or a mechanic, because this would require Sam to be physically present at that location. However the situation is more complicated if Sam takes on a second job… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on January 24, 2010 at 3:12am — 4 Comments

Looking ahead to TruLondon II and TruSource in London

Wow, less than 4 weeks to go and the Bill Boorman phenomena takes on its latest iteration with TruLondon II and TruSource.

Inspired by RecruitFest in Toronto last year, Bill has grasped the Unconference model with both hands and taken it into places and worlds unknown. We have all gratefully jumped on board, giving us a chance to share… Continue

Added by Alan Whitford on January 23, 2010 at 10:12am — 2 Comments

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