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Your cost per interview; effective job searching?

If you are sending out 50 resumes, to get 10 interviews that lead to one job offer, is that an effective ratio? I don’t profess to be a statistician, matter of fact, I didn’t do well in the class in college. What I do know is you should be spending your time on tasks that will lead to a job. How do you measure the effectiveness of your job search? A lot of people spend $200 -$500 for resume writing services. If that resume generates 10 interviews for you, you’ve paid $20-$50 per interview. If… Continue

Added by Duane Roberts on June 3, 2009 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Top Three Medical Jobs

The healthcare industry is often considered to be recession-proof, and therefore many unemployed workers are turning their focus to finding medical jobs.

According to an article by U.S. News & World Report, jobs in the healthcare industry are often easier to get because they have a higher volume of openings when… Continue

Added by Cheezhead on June 3, 2009 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Can Someone Move That Boulder Please?

Obstacles, we all face them. Whether it’s the proverbial boulder in the road or the car that won’t start on your way to a meeting or, the 10th interview that will never lead to a job offer. We all have to face temporary road blocks in order to make it to the other side. As frustrating as these setbacks seem, it is part and parcel of what we all experience as we grow and move towards our ultimate goals.

In truth, it’s our reaction to these obstacles that either keep us stuck in the… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on June 3, 2009 at 11:58am — 6 Comments

Regional Software Sales - Chicago

I just posted this to: a WordPress Blog
There will be a link to the Social Solutions website soon.
Please feel free to refer Software Sales people you know in the Chicago area. Preferably people who have experience or expertise in the Non-Profit sector.
Thank you!

Added by Harvey Clay on June 3, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Potential hiring pact rankles rusing recruiters!!!

Restraint of trade? Violation of the Sherman Anti Trust Act of 1890? I'm sorry but you can keep your best people - we don't want them!!

Oh Lord take me now! What is a recruiter to do???

Da Syndicate awaits da response from da FOKs...

Added by Steve Levy on June 3, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

Business vs Social Networking & Legislation

Things that make me go hmmmmmmmmm....

I recently attended a free webinar, where the speaker made distinct lines between social and business networks. However, as recruitment professionals, those lines are often crossed. Isn't a true network a mix of both?

I do recognize that some Social Networks like Facebook are mostly created for the personal, and are used as social sharing pages. However, the recruiter and HR professional have checked it for networks into companies, business… Continue

Added by Susan Hand on June 3, 2009 at 11:15am — 1 Comment

Search for People on Google Profiles

What is ‘Google Profiles’?

According to Google it's the way that people can control how they appear in Google by creating personal profiles. When people search for a name on Google, it will show a list of the Google Profiles that users have setup under that name. This is a great feature for people who want to control what will appear when others search for their names on Google.

Recently, Google introduced a new… Continue

Added by Rami Madi on June 3, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

Don't be seduced with the dream of easy success

Weird times we live in huh?

A few months ago, I was sitting in my office, thinking of ways to keep my department relevant. So much time and brain power was used in thinking of ways to keep the Recruiting team out of the firing line (literally) in times when hiring wasn't happening as quickly as it had in the past. I knew it was tough times, but fought hard to keep my team in tact. Not that it was specifically targeted by my company, however I know investors and market analysts asked… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on June 3, 2009 at 10:10am — No Comments

Recruiter, Leading into Sales (positions available across Canada)

Actively looking for entry level salespeople/recruiters across Canada. Base salary plus uncapped commission, no IT knowledge/background required. Please visit our website at For more information, please email me at Thank you for your interest, Shirley.

Nous recherchons activement du personnel des ventes ou des conseillers en recrutement débutants partout au Canada. Salaire de base plus commissions illimitées, aucune connaissance ou… Continue

Added by Shirley Alexander on June 3, 2009 at 9:33am — No Comments

New Classes of 2010 & 2011 MBA Resume Books Available Now!

As of June 1, 2009, you can pre-order the online resume books from over 60 of the world's top MBA Programs and get access to all of those schools’ first and second year students, as well as alumni. Simply click on the MBA Focus store to place your order today:

Now, you can pre-order any or all of these 60+ graduate b-schools MBA class of 2010 & 2011 student resume books and get access the day they… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on June 3, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Recruitment Fair is Being Hosted for Employees in the Intelligence Community... If You are Being Affected by BRAC, You Don't Want to Miss This Event!

The D.C. Department of Employment Services (DOES) cordially invites you to participate in the Base Realignment & Closure (BRAC) Recruitment Fair at the Courtyard Marriott, Navy Yard on Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 10AM to 4PM. The Courtyard Marriott, Navy Yard is located on 140 L Street, SE, Washington, DC and is an excellent venue that provides easy access to potential employers and jobseekers. A military identification card for the “job seeker” is required to enter the… Continue

Added by Debra Fitzwater on June 2, 2009 at 6:34pm — 2 Comments

Management vs line level professionals

I am recruiting for a Fire Safety Director for Mount Sinai. I have also been asked to find coders(the folks that figure out the insurance ) It is much easier to find senior people. The operator or area just gves out the names. To find coders (or programmers in my previous life) takes an inrodinate amout of digging. Senior people are also much more receptive and frequently give out refferals. If a line level professional is not looking many times(but not all) you get attitude.

Just my 2… Continue

Added by Michael S Mantel on June 2, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Why Talent Acquisition vs. Recruiting - A Definition With A Difference

Reposted from Bearing Fruit Consulting at

Lipstick_pig I have often been asked what is the difference between Talent Acquisition and Recruiting. A conversation popped up on Twitter on his topic between me,…


Added by Michael Homula on June 2, 2009 at 2:28pm — 1 Comment

Jobs/Career Domain Name Auction on SEDO - June 3rd - 10th

Here are a couple of my names in the auction, if anyone is interested in bidding. Starts tomorrow at 12:00 noon

Bid on
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Auction Main Page - Complete list of domains

Added by Suresh on June 2, 2009 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Tell Us What YOU Think: NEW Survey on Workforce Issues

Hello Recruiting Community!

My firm, InStep Consulting LLC, and LASD Resource Development have created a NEW SURVEY to analyze the impact the economic climate has had on the workforce. In particular, we are seeking to find out the types of investment businesses are making to support workers who have been displaced as a result of layoffs (e.g., outplacement services).

If YOU either make or are involved in hiring… Continue

Added by Colette Ellis on June 2, 2009 at 8:56am — No Comments

Hire Winning Salespeople Using Valid Assessments

With Thanks to Dave Kurlan

1 reason to hire sales people using valid assessments

Cost, Return on Investment, Total Cost of employment. Most of all the financial and emotional costs of failure. And yes I said the 1 reason - and that reason is direct bottom line impact

10 Reasons for HR and Sales Management to Hire Winning Salespeople Using Assessments

There are three management beliefs about assessments as they relate to hiring… Continue

Added by John Hill on June 2, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

8 Cool Ways to Engage Your Hiring Managers and Hire More “A-level” Talent

8 Cool Ways to Engage Your Hiring Managers and Hire More “A-level” Talent

by Lou AdlerMay 29, 2009, 6:01 am ET

If it wasn’t for hiring managers, recruiting would be so easy. But, alas, this is not to be. Instead, we can either confront them head on, or put our heads down in despair, and find still other perfectly qualified candidates they still won’t like. Unfortunately, too many recruiters fall into this endless productivity-draining black hole, and wonder why the latest new sourcing… Continue

Added by Rajnish Sinha on June 2, 2009 at 12:14am — No Comments

Back to the Future: January 2010

Back to the Future: January 2010

by Lou AdlerMay 15, 2009, 7:00 am ET

Fast forward to January 15, 2010. What are some of the hiring challenges you’re now facing?

As you put the list together, consider these assumptions:

The trough of the economic downturn was reached in April 2009.

Job losses continued through October 2009, but at a declining rate, with job gains finally turning positive in November 2009, at around 20,000 or so.

The unemployment rate… Continue

Added by Rajnish Sinha on June 2, 2009 at 12:10am — No Comments and ERE media acquire

Today ERE media and I ( announced that we have acquired from Chris Russell. Here is the announcement from Chris.

I left a video comment there as well about my excitement but after looking at it, it looks like I am… Continue

Added by Slouch on June 1, 2009 at 5:43pm — 5 Comments

Any comments? Or should I not be asking these questions?

For those of you who work in agencies and are placing contractors I have some questions for you.

What are agencies getting for Markups on Contractors these days, Percentage?

How many of you are offering benefits on W-2 contractors? If so, what are you offering?

How many do not offer benefits on W-2 contractors?

How many of you are placing 1099's, and how often?

What is the average number of contractors a Recruiter should have on assignment,… Continue

Added by Pamela Bovaird on June 1, 2009 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

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