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A simple need...

Due to the current state of affairs in the U.S. and world, I have been thinking quite a bit about the economy and what, if anything, will ease my own personal financial strains, as well as the burdens of my family and friends. When questioning economies of different countries, it is important to keep in mind the types of leadership and government, as well as the histories of these countries. I am lucky enough to have a friend who lives in Ontario, Canada. One evening, we briefly discussed the… Continue

Added by Rayanne on July 2, 2008 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Please send me your requirements..

Hi, My name is Prasad. i am working as a IT recruiter in Paradigm Infotech. Please do send your direct client requirments to prasad@paradigminfotech.com

Added by Sam prasad on July 2, 2008 at 10:24am — 1 Comment

Animal Show Jul 02 NOON EDT

GUEST: MAREN HOGAN. All call in and listen info here

Added by Recruiting Animal on July 2, 2008 at 10:03am — No Comments

Mid-Year... Stepping it up.

RecruiterGuy Improve Gel Well the 4th of July is upon us. It's this time of year that I'm always catapulted into taking a hard look at my current fitness program, recruiting practices, personal relationships, or work related self-development. Strange, I know - considering most people do this around January when resolutions run rampant or in the Spring when love is in the air (or is it because of that spring cleaning thing? either way...)

Every year at this time I spend some time on each of the above…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on July 2, 2008 at 9:27am — No Comments

July 2, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia Faust advises on tricky situations, answers members' questions...

This week Claudia advises "Steaming Mad" how to deal with a potentially toxic relationship with a co-worker who may have issues:

...The Generalist has been telling our business customers that I’m struggling in my job (of course, she denies that she said this). To make matters worse, she “forgot” to invite me to a meeting last week with an SVP to intake a new…
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Added by Amitai Givertz on July 2, 2008 at 8:13am — No Comments

Dangerous Liaisons

Dear Claudia,

I’m a corporate recruiter at my company, and I work closely with an HR Generalist for business hiring. I thought we had a great working relationship until a few weeks ago when another recruiter took me aside and said that the Generalist has been telling our business customers that I’m struggling in my job (of course, she denies that she said this). To make matters worse, she “forgot” to invite me to a meeting last week with an SVP to intake a new requisition, and now I’m…
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Added by Claudia Faust on July 2, 2008 at 1:05am — 11 Comments

How to beat the Summer Recruiter doldrums….? Web 2.0 networking

How to beat the Summer Recruiter doldrums….? Web 2.0 networking

You show up to the office Monday after a great weekend and are ready to source, the instinct of hunting takes over. You sign onto your favorite job sites, write you Boolean and search. Thinking to yourself, what interesting talented people will you get to talk to this week. There is a problem, why are there only 3 new candidates, and none are a fit for your role? The answer is that you are experiencing the summer doldrums! It… Continue

Added by Jordan Shaw on July 1, 2008 at 2:33pm — 2 Comments

Something to think about...

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Added by RecruiterGuy on July 1, 2008 at 1:48pm — 10 Comments

Starbucks Recruiting

I'm reading a book called Starbucked right now - it's the story of the little coffeshop in Seattle. There's a some things that we recruiters can learn from how Howard Schultz ran his company and grew it from a small niche coffeeshop to the corporate juggernaut that it is today.



Starbucks delivered quality coffee in an era when the coffee in the US was terrible and had been for decades. The majors used lots of low quality "robusta" beans to supplement the "arcadia" beans that make up… Continue

Added by Dave Templeman on July 1, 2008 at 1:11pm — 2 Comments

How Does TalentFilter Work?

This is a blatant product pitch. It's okay to do this occasionally, says Jim Durbin, so I thought I'd showcase how the TalentFilter software works. Recruiters currently spend up to 65% of their day searching for resumes on job boards. Although fancy Web 2.0 services promise passive candidate results, the truth is most of us use job boards…

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Added by Talent Drive on July 1, 2008 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

Surprise! NYC Tops Nation in High-Tech Jobs

The Big Apple’s concentration of jobs surpasses major tech hubs such as San Jose/Silicon Valley, Boston and Washington, D.C.



The region had a total of 316,500 high-tech jobs in 2006, the latest year for which figures were available, states “Cybercities 2008: An Overview of the High-Technology Industry in the Nation’s Top 60 Cities.” The report was conducted by AeA, a… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 1, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Job boards... referrals... splits....

I am looking for candidates in the Northeast.... Baltimore, Philly and looking for Arkansas. Need to have 3-5 years surgical sales experience, clean resume, top 10%, and a desire to have an aggressive quota!! Hungry!! Must have strong surgical contacts in territory. If you know of any job boards geared towards the health care industry/ surgical sales or recruiters that work in this field, please contact me!!
Have a fantastic day!! ~ Amy
amy@thekgroup.net

Added by Amy on July 1, 2008 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

Back in the Saddle...

Ahhhhh, RecruiterGuy here and it's good to be back - sort of.

After a terrific week in Southern California I'm headed back to the office today. With batteries completely recharged I'm reminded why vacation time is so important. As addicted to online communities, email, my blackberry, etc. as I am I'm still a hard-core believer that you must completely unplug while on vacation in order to truly recharge.

Having not read a single email or dialed in even once to check voicemail I…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on July 1, 2008 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Cuts Both Ways

When Susie Q comes in and sits down in the conference room to interview for that Account Supervisor role, she is very nervous. She spent yesterday going through her closet to find the right outfit for this little chat. She wanted to project that she’s confident and capable, but not too stuffy. At the last minute, she might have found herself in the dressing room at the Limited trying on silky blouses to go under her black jacket because the plain white button down one was too… Continue

Added by Shannon on July 1, 2008 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

July 1, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...

Geoff Peterson continues his series of videos that introduce us to new tools and methods for recruiting. This week's video is on Jigsaw.



Jigsaw is an online name search site where Recruiter and Sourcers can benefit from strong information and competitive intelligence



Jigsaw Tutorial…



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Added by Amitai Givertz on July 1, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

21 Ways to Get Attention

1. Speak softly.

2. Show up early.

3. Think several steps ahead.

4. Refrain from frequent praise.

5. Don't tell others everything about yourself.

6. Don't complain.

7. Defend an underdog or a maverick.

8. Use few words.

9. Speak last.

10. Speak slowly.

11. Be reliable.

12. Avoid fads.

13. Be creative.

14. Emphasize ethics.

15. Avoid vulgarity.

16. Go out of your way to be thoughtful.

17. Remember names.

18.… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 30, 2008 at 5:28pm — 7 Comments

Interview: John Carney, CEO, Affinity Mobile

If you have an interest in the mobile community, I just posted an interview I had last Friday with

John Carney, former Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at T-Mobile, and currently the Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Mobile, a global provider of mobile financial services.



John Carney is… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 30, 2008 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Tuesday Phone Sourcing Class Chat: Phone Fear

Good Morning Maureen,

I know that you are in many places at once on the web and it is hard to keep track of you LOL.



I am in need of your help once again.



Why all the debates on which is better direct phone sourcing or online sourcing?? Why all the panic and fear? I don't get this. I started your course on May 15, 2008 and I am still having a bender every… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on June 30, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

One Bad Apple... Or... The Blight Amongst Us

Taking advantage of our recently gorgeous Northwest sunshine the other day, I decided to take a walk. As I started out on my three mile trek, I noticed a home that had a beautifully landscaped yard. The grass was green and weed-free, the flowers thrived in rich brown soil with plenty of sunshine, and there were decorative pots on the porch containing healthy looking plants. This was the kind of yard that made you want to go home and set your yard on fire, you know?



Except for this… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on June 30, 2008 at 1:42pm — 5 Comments

Things It Would Be Cool To See Change: GIGO, Money-Trails & Snake Oil, and Industry Awards Going To Colonels

a href="http://www.recruitingblogs.com/forum/topic/show?id=502551%3ATopic%3A191247">In replying to another post this morning, I thought hey, I'd throw out some ideas of things that would be really cool to see move in a better direction through the remainder of 2008 and 2009:



a. Garbage in, Garbage out. If I have to sit through another run-of-the-mill, same-old/same-old stuff presentation again . . . I might wind up even going to less conferences than I already do! (Kennedy… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on June 30, 2008 at 12:11pm — No Comments

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