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Job clouds, job boards, and the job seeker

Matt Alder published a fascinating piece last week about ‘job clouds’ and why he thought Twitter could be the future of job boards. It was one of those “I wish I had written that!” moments for me, to be honest.

In brief, he posits the creation of a ‘job cloud’ created by multiple employer Twitter feeds of their jobs. This cloud would be much larger than any individual existing… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 16, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

What makes you more employable in 2010?

Recently Stuart Parkin wrote a great article on “What makes you more employable”1…


Added by Stephanie Bressan on February 16, 2010 at 2:09am — No Comments

What Matters Most?

I’ve been reviewing my posts the past few weeks, and I realized they’ve revolved around my blogtalkradio show,…


Added by Margo Rose on February 16, 2010 at 1:01am — 4 Comments

Are you in the right job?

Because of what I do, friends often come to me for job advice. I remember a few years ago a good friend was looking to transition into something different and an opportunity fell into her lap and she asked me for my opinion. She was waitressing at the time and was very outgoing, a real 'people person'. But her career before waitressing was numbers related. She had been a fund accountant and then manager for years and did a great job, before layoffs hit. She was fortunate in that she…


Added by pam claughton on February 15, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The Hiring Decision - In the Current Job Market, Who’s on First?

I have had the opportunity to observe and be directly involved in hundreds of hiring decisions through the years.

As the saying goes, I have seen (almost) everything.

As the headhunter, we have the distinct pleasure of being the guys in the middle.

This allows us to speak with the employer and the candidate and get the perspective of everyone involved. Because of this, we sometimes find ourselves in the line of fire from 2 different directions.

The candidate… Continue

Added by Steve Eddington on February 15, 2010 at 2:32pm — 2 Comments

Words and Phrases to Recruit by!!!

Words and Phrases to recruit by!!!

In no particular…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 15, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My Letter to Gen X & Boomers: The Debate is about Expectations, not Respect

I’ve been writing, blogging and speaking on Gen Y issues since 2006 when ERE gave me a…


Added by Sarah White on February 15, 2010 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

The Audacity of Social Recruiting: Obama Seeks Twitterer

On Feb. 12th 2010, advertised a Social Networks Manager position. Key content elements of this recruiting advertisement make it more likely to be shared with other members of an individual’s network: position utilizes…


Added by Omowale Casselle on February 15, 2010 at 11:25am — No Comments

Writing a Resume? I've got some tough love for ya!

You've heard of tough love right? This is the kind of love that family members dispense to love one’s who either don't listen or refuse to follow the advice of their elders. Well, in response to all of the corporate generated schmaltz and fake romance from this previous Valentine weekend, I am inspired to dispense my own version of tough love. What is the object of my affection? Well.... writing resumes or, to be more specific, the people that use a resume to get IT positions in the DFW area -… Continue

Added by Kevin Womack on February 15, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

How To Improve Your Writing

For all the advantages of the Internet, the acceleration of communication, quantity of communication, and format of communication tends to have consequences. Sometimes quality of the communication is diminished.…

Added by Rich on February 14, 2010 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Why don't Recruitment Ad Agencies do 'Twitter'?


Or Facebook. Or YouTube. Or many places in the world of Social Media? It's been a subject we've obviously noticed and been aware of for a while - especially as we're successfully involved in recruitment/employer branding ourselves.

Why the reticence? Many have set up Twitter accounts that tweet infrequently. Have they that little to talk about?… Continue

Added by mark rice on February 14, 2010 at 7:43am — 6 Comments

Recruiter/Client Relationships Matter

Job seekers should actively seek out the recruiters and companies who can have direct managerial contact with their clients,because it can dramatically increase their chances of getting the job. Having these direct relationships with the client doesn’t guarantee placements.However, in terms of probability, the likelihood of getting the job is increased when coupled with a great candidate and great relationship.



Added by Ryan McMillan on February 13, 2010 at 6:42pm — 1 Comment

The Purr of the Iron Tiger

Today's NY Times reports on something I saw first-hand in Shanghai and Beijing: the Year of the Tiger got off to an early start and the Central Bank is trying to cool things down a bit.

What's bad news for the central bank is good news for the jobs market, at least from the candidate's perspective. From my perspective, this is good news about the recovery to come in the U.S. market,…

Added by David Kippen on February 13, 2010 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Organic HR

Sustainable, non-toxic, and low on chemical fertilizer, Organic HR is something I have been developing for the last couple of years, based on over thirty years in the trenches of large and small organizations. Throw out lengthy interviews, do away with performance appraisals, and stop giving annual salary raises to everyone.Since it is unlikely that large organizations will ever see their way out of the tangled web they have woven for themselves my focus is on small business (under 150…


Added by Kim Bechtel on February 13, 2010 at 2:56pm — 2 Comments

The Art of Resume Sourcing!!

The Art of Resume Sourcing…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Honeymoon Hairstyles and Attrition

When my wife and I went on our honeymoon back in 1999, we had a great time. We went to Thailand and had a blast, the time of our life.

During this time my wife took the opportunity to try something a little different with her hair style. (Oh god am I going to get killed for this?) She took the opportunity to get all her hair beaded and braided. It was pretty cool, she'd never done that before, she looked pretty hot, although it kind of hurt when she turned her heard too… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on February 13, 2010 at 7:25am — No Comments

Revamping Diversity Recruiting Initiatives That Don't Work

I responded to a previous discussion on LinkedIn on this subject with an invitation to provide ideas. I replied with:

"So you're working on revamping your "diversity recruiting

initiative". This suggests that you're not happy with your past effort(s).

Sourcing and recruiting diversity is always a challenge, but my initial advice

is to first look within. All to often poor diversity hiring results are driven

by a hiring process…


Added by Valentino Martinez on February 13, 2010 at 6:10am — 1 Comment

How to ask questions to determine a candidates Integrity & Honesty!!

Determining the honesty and integrity of a candidate is very tough. Especially if done over the phone. Below are some ideas and questions you can ask that will help you to determine a candidates honesty and integrity…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 8:15pm — 10 Comments

Finding a New Career in the Great Recession

In prior posts, we have covered the massive restructuring occurring in our economy. We have recognized that millions of traditional jobs are gone, and not likely to return. We have predicted that the new jobs of tomorrow are likely to fall within a range of self-employment options. Today, we're going to start exploring these options in more detail, beginning with the entry level opportunities that exist in self-employment today.

Making the Employment-Model…


Added by Jay Fenello on February 12, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Unemployment Extension News

February 11 Update: The latest version of the bipartisan Senate Jobs bill includes a three month unemployment extension. The legislation, if passed, would extend the federal Extended Benefits Program, the Federal Additional Compensation (extra $25 per week) benefits, and the 65% Cobra health insurance subsidy through May 31. However, a vote on the legislation is not expected until the week of February 22 at the earliest and the current extension expires on February 28.

Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 3:48pm — No Comments

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