I've read a lot of blogs and articles and have sat in on countless webinars and seminars about what makes a "good" candidate and how to prep them for interviews and you know what--so much of it is so superficial it makes me want to vomit. Whatever happened to hiring people based on merit? Education, skills, training, on-the-job experience doesn't count for enough now. You also have to be pretty, charming, witty, drive a nice car, wear a nice suit, shake hands, smile, kiss babies--when did… Continue
Added by See_Jane_Recruit on May 8, 2009 at 12:28pm —
Willy dips Skoal, hunts, drives a tractor and is missing a finger. But he has a great personality and extreme likeability factor too.
When he is not outdoors killing defenseless animals he is updating his Facebook account. We are like his livestock and he is constantly feeding us daily tidbits and photos.
The single most incredible fact about Willy is that women love him. On his wall posts women leave flirty posts and even going so far to ask him out. That’s unheard of in… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on May 8, 2009 at 12:00pm —
If HMOs were developed to drive normally well-adjusted sick people over the edge, then I would posit that the typical ATS was designed to make a job seeker sink into deep and utter despair.
Yes, I understand why an ATS is a useful - in some cases, necessary - part of a company’s career site, particularly in these days of few jobs and many applicants.
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 8, 2009 at 10:33am —
Interesting thing happened to me this week. I ran into an old colleague in a coffee shop (that's not the interesting thing) but he said something to me which resonated a bit. He said "Nuroo.... man, I feel I know more about you now that I did when we worked together, with your blogs, your twittering and your facebook stuff."
We laughed it off, however it got me thinking. "That's pretty sad isn't it?" Was I not open enough? Was our communication that poor? or is it just a comment on… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on May 8, 2009 at 10:26am —
I'm not above shameless self promotion. I am just absolutely excited about our new ProfilerX product. Video is below. ProfilerX combines the real-time contact information from the Internet combined (and mashed up) with our new partner, Hoovers. This is a 1 + 1 = 7 solution. Worth looking at for anyone who has ever reviewed Broadlook, Hoovers or both.
Want to see if live for yourself? I am giving a series of live Sneak Peaks over the next week.… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on May 8, 2009 at 10:23am —
Three things in life are certain. Death, Taxes and you will be in a Database. As soon as the Doc slaps your fanny and your mom cries your name – Boom in you’re in a Database.
Get a loan, a credit card, buy a house or a car – Boom in you’re in Database.
About the only thing you can do to escape being entered in a database is to be raised by wolves in the wilderness. But then you risk some scruffy environmental scientist discovering you, shooting you with a tranquilizer and… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on May 8, 2009 at 10:00am —
I have an idea. Let's see what we can do to suck the value out of Twitter
. C'mon... I have some great ideas and you know you want to help out, right?
Ideas that Suck for Twitter
- Let's create an auto-follow service so that you can immediately follow anyone that follows you first.
This way your twitterstream is full of dialogue from anyone that simply decides to follow you - regardless…
Added by RecruiterGuy on May 8, 2009 at 6:00am —
I have talked primarily in this blog about the "traditional" job search process. That being defined as scouring job postings either online or in the printed media.
Although this is a necessary part of the complete job search experience, it really is inefficient and mostly yields low results.
The other fact is most people who apply don't get called back about the job nor do they get hired through… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on May 8, 2009 at 5:00am —
Jason O'Connor is a Recruitment and Retention specialist, at Orcon Internet Limited, based in Auckland NZ
If you are searching for a job online at the moment, you will no doubt have found that it is pretty tough out there. Due to current economic conditions most businesses are either freezing their staff growth, or worse, are planning for redundancies as a measure to lower costs and save on salaries. Things don't look… Continue
Added by Jason O'Connor on May 8, 2009 at 4:35am —
Added by Jennifer Loesch on May 7, 2009 at 6:56pm —
Several weeks ago I was contacted by Bill Vick from XtremeRecruiting.tv to do an interview covering the latest in applicant tracking system (ATS). It was a very nice surprise and compliment, yet I did get a bit nervous. To help ease my nerves, my wife told me to just have fun like Recruiting Animal did in his interview. While I didn’t really take the Animal’s approach, I still had a great time. Bill just posted the interview today. Here is the link:… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on May 7, 2009 at 5:29pm —
In my opinion, “time-wasting” should be branded as the 8th Deadly Sin. We’ve all been in a meeting that was less than organized, that devolved into a tangent-fest, or that didn’t start on time (or worse, end on time). But how do you ensure that YOUR meetings will avoid this transgression and accomplish goals efficiently and effectively?
Recruiter Daily (along with the help of a business… Continue
Added by Louis Bina on May 7, 2009 at 3:16pm —
Added by JackChang on May 7, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Even though companies are laying off employees left and right, it’s still difficult for HR managers and recruiters to fill the few empty positions they do have. Why is that? As Rapleaf CEO Auren Hoffman explains in his blog Summation
, it’s all about quantity versus quality. The top performers (what Hoffman calls A-Players) in a department are rarely fired; that misfortune usually falls on the… Continue
Added by Louis Bina on May 7, 2009 at 1:19pm —
There are lots of folks out there that simply like to build things themselves. This can easily be seen with home improvement and is backed up with the success of “How to” books and the DIY network. The same is true for software.
A few weeks ago, I was browsing around the internet for some applicant tracking system (ATS) information and came across a video entitled “Build Your Own n-Tier Applicant Tracking System (ATS) in 10… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on May 7, 2009 at 11:00am —
We have an urgent requirement to be filled out for the following position. Kindly forward any of your consultants who fit the bill.
Position: AIX Admin
Location: Arlington, VA
Duration: Long Term
Need to start on Monday, 11 May, 2009
please shoot your resume along with contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks & Regards,
703 - 544 - 3922 ||email@example.com || www.itlogix.com
Added by RT on May 6, 2009 at 8:00pm —
With budgets being cut, HR offices trying to find ways to spend less and recruit more it MAY be time for ad agencies and outside recruiters to work together.
www.dwaonline.com is an recruitment advertising agency (don't hate me), we partner with HR teams across all industries and work with them on everything from direct mail campaigns, employee referral programs, online postings, social networking and the dreaded print ads!!!
Love to connect with the best of the best of… Continue
Added by Jared Antista on May 6, 2009 at 4:01pm —
I'm duplicating some of my posts at jonathanmcleodrecruiting.blogspot.com
. There will probably be some unique content to each blog.
I don't pretend that any of it will be interesting.
Thanks for reading.
Added by Jonathan McLeod on May 6, 2009 at 3:27pm —
With all the current economic woes, I am constantly asked by.....well everyone, "when will it get better". Lots of predictions are being made, but the bottom line is, we don't know. So let me share a story about tough times getting better;
3 years ago I was laid off (terminated, downsized, pick the term) from a large corporate entity. I could see it coming, so months prior I had incorporated myself, just in case termination was in the cards. I set up shop in my home and within 2… Continue
Added by Alex Putman on May 6, 2009 at 2:03pm —
I am working on a mandate, sharing the partial JD with you. Please let me know if you can refer me any one whom you think will be fitting in to this role.
Title : Head Testing - BD
Location : Bangalore
Experience : 16 Years +
Testing practice head – some on with 16 - 20yrs exp, good at operation or sales or presales, or some one who has headed the testing group of at least close to 200 +
Well for the testing head, we are… Continue
Added by Amit Gupta on May 6, 2009 at 3:41am —