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Promoting what you need with Twitter + Facebook + Tiny URL

It took me a while to understand the point of Twitter but at the Recruiting Road Show I saw the light.



You can search them outside of your network and outside of your network can search yours.

You can also add a URL of what you want to promote, shorten it with Tiny URL and make it appear in both your Facebook and Twitter Status.



You will need to have both a Facebook and Twitter account.



Add the Twitter application on… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on November 6, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

If They Aren't "Engaged" Then What Are They?

At ERE this year I had the pleasure of meeting and listening to Steve Lavin, ESPN broadcaster and former UCLA head coach. The sports legend and current analyst spoke about a few different aspects of recruiting while tying them in nicely to personal… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on November 6, 2008 at 12:49am — No Comments

Confessions of a new Twit! Increase blog traffic via Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

I have a problem. I really like Twitter. And you should too. dfwtweetup



In my quest to learn and pass along personal branding tips I have experimented with all kinds of tools. I firmly believe you need a good blog to help establish your personal brand. But you need to get people to read it.



In addition to consistently posting Pulitzer quality articles about your area of expertise or interest, you need to utilize the most effective Web 2.0 tools to generate traffic…

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Added by Craig Fisher on November 5, 2008 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Compromise Candidates

What do you do to make the Hiring Manager realize that you have looked under every rock but have still not come up with their ideal, perfect candidate? You bring them 'compromise candidates' and talk directly to the Hiring Manager about what you have found and what potential candidates have told you. Tell them what the candidates themselves have told you about the opportunity. Of course, in order to do this, you have to call those "less than perfect" compromise candidates and pitch the position… Continue

Added by Cathy McCullough on November 5, 2008 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Beauty and the SEO Beast

Beauty

Over the past couple of weeks you might've recognized that JobCentral has undergone heavy cosmetic surgery. This new, more aesthetically pleasing and thoughtful design was developed to provide a better user experience...



The Beast

...while housing a combination of newly search engine optimized, geo-targeted, occupational coded, and company branded pages. (over a million for… Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on November 5, 2008 at 7:17pm — No Comments

When recruiters lose their credibility

Networking has always been fun for this introvert but especially so when speaking with a fellow recruiter or HR generalist (to include all levels). Don’t get me wrong, there’s always a rush when I get a C-level on the phone (Jason Alba can attest to this) but I feel when someone of my own ilk is on the other end, it’s as if we both know the punch line from the same joke -… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 5, 2008 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Eight industries needing bilingual workers

CNN.COM Posting



According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2006 American Community Survey, approximately 80 percent -- or 223.2 million people -- of Americans use only English at home.



The remaining 20 percent -- 55.8 million people -- speak a language other than English. Add the millions of tourists visiting the country each year and you have a huge demand for workers who can communicate in more than one language.



Thankfully, bilingual workers come to the rescue. In… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 5, 2008 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Uh oh -- you said THAT at work?

CNN.COM Posting



Karen Giberson, president of Accessories Council, a nonprofit organization that stimulates consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessories, was scheduling an appointment with a major retailer to show it a new line of pantyhose. When confirming the meeting, the secretary asked who would be attending. Giberson replied, "Oh, just me and a bunch of great hose!"



"I didn't even realize what I said until the assistant said, 'Excuse me?'" Giberson… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 5, 2008 at 1:40pm — No Comments

America's most-wanted workers

CNN.COM Posting



Though the U.S. economy has softened this year -- headlines warn of mortgage woes, layoffs and escalating gas prices -- there are still jobs out there... you just have to know where to look.



We dug deep into Bureau of Labor Statistics data to find industries that are still adding jobs despite a rising national unemployment rate.



Health care



With a large segment of the population entering retirement age, health care remains strong… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 5, 2008 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Social networking sites dos and don'ts

Posting from Cnn.com



By Mike Hargis

CareerBuilder.com vice president of customer care



Editor's note: CNN.com has a business partnership with CareerBuilder.com, which serves as the exclusive provider of job listings and services to CNN.com.





Many hiring managers are actively using social networking sites to seek out the right candidates.



Many hiring managers are actively using social networking sites to seek out the right… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 5, 2008 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Google pulls out of Yahoo partnership

Post from Cnn.com Technology news



Google pulls out of Yahoo partnership

Online search advertising giant says antitrust battle with government risked loss of business, retreats from deal with struggling peer.



WASHINGTON (AP) -- Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. have scrapped their Internet advertising partnership, abandoning attempts to overcome the objections of antitrust regulators and customers who believed the alliance would give Google too much power over online… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 5, 2008 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Some Applicants say the darndest things...

Some humor for the week from HR.com – you just can’t make this stuff up. Found on real resumes and cover letters:



•"Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year."



•"Wholly responsible for two (2) failed financial institutions."



•"Failed bar exam with relatively high grades."



•"It's best for employer that I not work with people."



•"Let's meet, so you can 'ooh' and 'aah' over my experience."



•"You will want me to be Head Honcho in… Continue

Added by Luigi Lupo on November 5, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

When a PMP just isn't enough

Hiring Project Managers and have a requirement for a PMP? It's not as if the certification ensures that the person will be a great PM just like AIRS or CIR certs ensure someone being a great sourcer or recruiter or a PHR or SPHR being a great HR person. Please...

Here's a nice article that speaks to the PMP-only syndrome.

Added by Steve Levy on November 5, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

November 5, 2008

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom

This week Claudia talks to not throwing the networking baby out with the referral bathwater... Welcome to Splitsville

Happy Wednesday! Ami G.

Added by Amitai Givertz on November 5, 2008 at 10:19am — No Comments

Failure

This week we’ve seen great success and great failure in our national elections. On Thursday in the MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Class Chat we’ll be continuing this week’s discussion on failure.



"The failure is mine, not yours." ~ John McCain, November 4, 2008



What do you think failure is?



One of Tuesday’s participants commented, “We… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on November 5, 2008 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

One Year Accelerated US MBA in Boston, London, Dubai or Shanghai

Dear All,



I am Jerry Chang, Director of Recruiting for Hult International Business School. I am responsible for Hult MBA talents acquisition in South East Asia. I actively work to select potential qualified candidates in this region with impressive interpersonal and leadership skills, outstanding qualifications and work experience to be part of our community. Here are some fast facts about our school:



1. Opportunity to study and live in Boston, London, Dubai or… Continue

Added by Jerry Chang on November 5, 2008 at 8:33am — No Comments

Dan Schwabel, Luke, and Obi Wan discuss the future of recruiting

Good post from the Branded One, Dan Schwabel, as he interviews Chris Russell (Luke Skywalker) and Peter Clayton (Obi Wan Kenobi). They echo what I have long thought, the future means - social media: in, job boards: out. http://snipr.com/550v0

Added by Craig Fisher on November 5, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Splitsville

Dear Claudia,



I have a large network and am frequently asked for referrals by recruiters who seem oblivious to the fact that I make my living with placements too. Is it reasonable to expect a fee split when I don’t know the person asking?



Cranky






Dear Cranky,



When I was young my grandmother’s next door neighbor, Mr. Moore, kept a sign posted by his door that said “I don’t buy from strangers. Expect to stay a while.” I asked him once if… Continue

Added by Claudia Faust on November 5, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Ten Ways to Make Someone Smile

Ten Ways to Make Someone Smile



There’s nothing better than knowing you’ve made someone happy – especially if you can do so in some simple,cheap wow gold thoughtful way. Here’s ten easy ways to make someone smile today: I guarantee you’ll be smiling too!



I’ll start with the most straightforward and work up to ideas which need a little bit more planning



1. Write a note to say “thank… Continue

Added by diana on November 5, 2008 at 3:11am — No Comments

Dale Carnegie’s Thoughts on Freedom and Happiness

Dale Carnegie’s Thoughts on Freedom and Happiness



When we were kids, anything was possible. The wide world lay open and we saw the future as a great adventure. We could do anything. I believe that all life should be an adventure, and that happiness is our natural, default state of being. But clearly we have allowed things to get in the way of our Happiness and freedom. As we have traveled through the landscape of our lives, we have encountered many challenges and, sadly, we have… Continue

Added by diana on November 5, 2008 at 3:10am — No Comments

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