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Effective Networking in your Underwear

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It sounds like everyone’s worse nightmare…. You go to the office and suddenly realize you’re just wearing underpants, or worse nothing at all. I think we’ve all had that dream, am I right?

BUT, in reality it doesn’t really matter how you’re dressed to affectively present yourself in the BEST positive light. From the comfort of your home (wearing whatever), simply get involved and BRAND yourself as the expert that you WANT to be.

Here’s how I roll in my… Continue

Added by Heather Gardner on May 20, 2009 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Call for Presenters!

VCG Operational Excellence Webinar Series: Call for Presenters

Since 2006 VCG has hosted a free online Webinar series targeting staffing and recruiting management-level professionals who are looking for the means to make their staffing or recruiting company invaluable to clients. The crucial factor is Operational Excellence – which will unlock maximum value for you in growth, sales effectiveness and profitability.

We have had subject matter experts in sales,… Continue

Added by Phil McCutchen on May 20, 2009 at 2:39pm — No Comments

BYOBM - If you've got it, flaunt it!

Spring has sprung! Birds are chirping, pedestrians are darting out in front of my car, I narrowly avoid running into people on bikes – seriously some of you people are slightly dangerous. Ahhhhh…. Summer is on its way. And to top it off I’m seeing signs of an upswing in the market. WOO HOO!!

Recently, I was fortunate enough to take part in a few events focusing on job hunting, technology, new products, etc. at the Microsoft building in Cambridge, MA. Can we talk about how… Continue

Added by Kelly Moeller on May 20, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Recession 2009: Two Marketing Views in Massachusetts

The recession we’re in has the media in a frantic tizzy. You can’t read or watch or talk about anything with anyone without the state of the economy coming into play. From a small business marketing viewpoint, it’s really bad, right?

Well…yes, but…

There's more than one way to look at it

Added by Phil McCutchen on May 20, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Dating Scammers now using

Hello Everyone;

I often receive tons of email scams (nigerian, russian women, UK lottery winnings) But this is the first to utilize

Read below.

Perhaps not a (fake) member and spidered the email addresses from ERE.

Happy Memorable Day, please pray for our troops!


kelly williams sent you a private message, "hello":

my dearest new friend,

it give me a great honor to contact you after viewing your profile which interest me in… Continue

Added by Salvatore Petrara, CPC on May 20, 2009 at 10:49am — 5 Comments

The marketing tightrope

Marketing a job board is akin to walking a tightrope with two contentious children hanging from either end of your balancing rod. On one side you have your employers, wanting more exposure, better candidates, and yes, their logo in a prominent location. On the other side you have your job seekers, wanting some sort of response from employers, a really great (or at least well-paying) job, and lots of stuff for free.

The challenge? Too many job seekers and you’re most likely spending… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 20, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Has the Cellar been reached???

The Employment Guide, job fair employers, and job-seekers at Citifield have given us reason to believe that the sky is the limit once again for this great nation’s economy and job market. On Thursday, May 14th 2009, at 8am people weren’t lined up outside of the Mets new stomping ground to catch an early game. No, the line was full of Job-Seekers galore looking to hopefully help in the lowering of the tremendous 8.1% unemployment rate ( in New York. Upstairs waiting in the… Continue

Added by John Vincelli on May 20, 2009 at 9:03am — No Comments

At last, the convenience of one pond to fish from...

The No.1 career site in Australia and New Zealand exclusive for Recruiters.

Come on in and have a splash around...

Added by Michael Dimopoulos on May 20, 2009 at 5:59am — No Comments

The F in Recruiter

When you think of the common traits of a recruiter, you typically think about many; driven, motivated, gregarious, talkative, hard working....the list can go on. This list will be full of strong adjectives and can become quite the long list.

I have boiled the traits of a recruiter down into two: Fight or Flight.

A fighter is in it to win, takes the punches, takes his/her bumps, rides the coaster up and down. When pushed/backed into the corner, this person will come out… Continue

Added by Alex Putman on May 19, 2009 at 9:44pm — 2 Comments

Finding a new job with web 2.0

A lot of buzz has been generated around the term, "web 2.0" lately. Over the past year or two, the term was coined to define the evolving nature of how we interact with each other through the internet. With the advent of blogging, social networks, and other interactive features, we can easily connect with people all over the world. When is the last time you looked in the newspaper for a job? Probably not recently. In fact, web 2.0 strategies are spilling over into the job hunting and recruiting… Continue

Added by Michael Meisner on May 19, 2009 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Market Bouncing Back, Complete Recovery in Sight!!!

You are reading further than the initial headline for a reason. You want to believe. You want a little taste of something that has been sadly absent from business in America of late, positivity. Yesterday, I had a person tell me that he thinks that the United States may never recover, that we may never get back to where we were. The timbre of business conversations harkens back to the “Dot Bomb” fiasco several years ago, only magnified. The damage to the American psyche intensifies every day we… Continue

Added by Kendall Messner on May 19, 2009 at 3:55pm — No Comments

I really didn't want that job anyway!

Let’s just cut to the chase - interviewing and looking for a job can be extremely tough. If you have approached your job search in a professional manner you have already:

- researched and learned all you can about the company, interview team and hiring manager.

- properly formatted your resume and made sure it presents you in the best light for the position you are interviewing for.

- bought a spiffy new suit and even got your car cleaned (see previous post - Stop… Continue

Added by Duane Roberts on May 19, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Networking using LinkedIn®, part 2 of 2

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OK, so last time we spoke about setting up your LI account and basics you need to get going. Today, we will talk about some basic hints on using it to find a job.

We will assume you have gotten some recommendations and have made connections to whomever you can. One thing I didn't get into last post was "open networking", because I didn't… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on May 19, 2009 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Are YOU an HR InSider? - Check out our NEW Podcast Series

Coach Colette and the team at InStep Consulting recently launched our NEW podcast series called InSide the HR Studio. This series features conversations with senior corporate HR leaders who provide an insiders perspective on career transition and success.

The current guest… Continue

Added by Colette Ellis on May 19, 2009 at 12:01pm — No Comments

I have a puzzling Love/Hate relationship with Twitter....please help!

Let me start by saying I'm a Twitter fan, and think we've only begun to scratch the surface of it's potential.

That said, as my Twitter base grows and I politely try to follow back the majority of people that for some reason have decided to follow me, I've run into a frustrating situation.

I'm following close to 1000 people and it's beginning to feel very disconnected, like we're all talking at each other.

This is no doubt mostly my fault as I don't spend a ton… Continue

Added by pam claughton on May 19, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Involuntary P/T workforce - a leading indicator

Involuntary part-time workers account for "...almost one in three of all part-time workers. Almost all the new involuntary part-time workers were formerly full-time workers accepting cutbacks in hours. Part-time employment invariably rises during recessions, but...the magnitude of the rise in this recession has been unprecedented since records were first kept in the 1950s. It also suggests that the jobs numbers and unemployment rate underestimate the extent to which employers have cut costs… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on May 19, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Question to self.... are you a fraud?

It's been an interesting day. A busy busy day, which started in a flurried search for a phone hiding in my car and ending with me questioning my very worth... as I said... interesting day.

The flurry of the morning was compounded by an innocuous little quote in the book I'm reading. Now I won't quote it directly as it is fiction, and I cannot be bothered… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on May 19, 2009 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

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The Senior Software Developer will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of components of system… Continue

Added by Ravi Revuri on May 19, 2009 at 7:27am — No Comments

Advertise your jobs if you want to find the best hidden skills.

During the current financial crisis many companies are being forced to retrench staff; and it’s in times like these that quality employees are holding onto their jobs. Generally these are the candidates that are making a valuable contribution to their current employer and are less likely to be considered for retrenchment. But these are exactly the types of skills that recruiters will need to hunt down if they want to ensure that they are hiring the best.

South African… Continue

Added by Gillian Meier on May 19, 2009 at 7:21am — No Comments

Unorthodox Salary Boosters

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HR Manager Pay Do you work in HR and feel underpaid?

Has your employer announced a wage freeze…

Added by Michael VanDervort on May 19, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

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