Recruiting Blogs (20)

A bad case of CEOitis

Do you remember that guy who got a funding of $3million in his the series A round, he had an impressive business plan, he displayed rapid growth and claimed he was 12 months from breaking even? Do you remember how he delivered his commitments during the first 6 months, which was followed by a series of losses? This situation is all too common, we have all seen this, but now instead of ignoring this situation, lets shed light on how this could happen, and what signs can we watch out… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on August 20, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

No Respect for the Candidates! Who is with me?

Where has the respect for the candidates gone?

I was trained in recruitment some years ago by the true old timers. The owner of the agency I cut my teeth in had owned this permanent recruiting agency for 30 years at that point. Same office, a handful of the original guys, ashtrays on the desks next to the phone and of course a phone book. No computers, applications or technology. Believe it or not you got smacked in the back of the head and… Continue

Added by Darrin Grella on August 20, 2009 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

The Ringmaster's on a smoke break...

Time management - oh the words sound so simple but are yet so darn tricky. How else are there several books, infomercials, classes, and seminars dedicated to this very topic? How often do we feel like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland singing badly along to "I'm late for a very important date..." while frantically staring at our pocket watch? We learn and adjust to suit the obstacles we face. But every so often I can… Continue

Added by Kelly Moeller on August 20, 2009 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Resume Parsing System Built just for RecruitingBlogs.com

I wanted to show you something that I think is really a great little tool that Hireability has built and co-branded with RecruitingBlogs.com.



It is a resume parser that sits on top of Microsoft outlook and essentially, you take a folder of resumes and click a button and the system extracts all the information from that resume and creates a contact in your email for that candidate, including the resume which is searchable. It's… Continue

Added by Slouch on August 20, 2009 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Performance Feedback I

I found here a funny analogy with performance feedback:



"Question: What’s the difference between performance feedback and a root canal?



Answer: Anesthesia"



During performance reviews, I’ve noticed two dominant reactions when receiving negative feedback:



* Constructive – The receiver listens to the sender’s arguments (if the case, also bringing… Continue

Added by me_in_HR on August 20, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Create Your Career Vision Board ...

Waiting, wanting and willing to put up with all of the uncertainty and fear of not knowing what is coming around the corner is enough to make anyone wish they were not living in the now. We have a way of throwing ourselves off balance, waiting for the right moment to make a career move whether we know where we are going or not. Well, it’s okay to be afraid. When in doubt, it’s time to move on…



Life is full of changes. Whether you are expecting a child, moving into a new house,… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on August 20, 2009 at 1:45am — 1 Comment

5 reasons why your business should be using online ATS to recruit.

Application Tracking System is an online software application which is designed to recruit employees for an organization. It improves the hiring efficiency of the business. Especially for small businesses who have low Human Resources budget and would operate more effectively by saving on hiring cost.The system works wonders and here's how...



<1. The online system is accessible to applicants regardless of their geographic location. Applicants just have to go online and apply. This… Continue

Added by HDot on August 20, 2009 at 12:32am — No Comments

The Occupation DNA of a Recruiter

At Stanford University, we developed a concept called OccupationDNA. I am sure that several others may have already experimented with this concept, so we decided to take it to new level.



Just as any living thing has a DNA, similarly every occupation has a DNA too - its what the occupation requires for it to be fulfilled. We collaborated with data provided by US Dept. of Labor and developed the OccupationDNA (made up of a collection of 275 traits that we identified) for over 4500… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on August 19, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Talk it out

With so many talented professionals seeking work in today’s job market, it is interesting to see a number of bright and capable individuals having trouble overcoming themselves during these tough times. For those who have been successful time and again in stronger markets, the loss of career footing is truly disconcerting. The previously successful professional who never experienced pause or setback is now faced with a task that is proving to be very challenging on many different… Continue

Added by Suzanne M King on August 19, 2009 at 5:39pm — 2 Comments

Blogging Contest

JobMob is an Israeli web site. Their specialty is job search information.



They are having a Blogging Contest until the end of the month.



I wrote an article for the contes. The title is: "Real World Example: The Logic Recruiters Use To Find Candidates"



You don't need to leave a comment, just visit this page. http://jobmob.co.il/blog/real-world-recruiter-logic/



For every visitor to this site (specifically the page with the article I wrote) over the next… Continue

Added by Todd Porter on August 19, 2009 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Reflections on getting the most out of every conference you attend, or How I got the nickname "the girl that gets around"

I attend allot of conferences.



I think recruitfest was the most profitable one for me last year.



In this interview with Kathleen Kurke, President of the Pinnacle Society, we discuss attending conferences.



Hear some of my tips on how to get the most out of any conference you attend, and get a glimpse into my philosophy on networking at social events like recruitfest09!



Hope to see you there.…



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Added by Julia Stone on August 19, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Giving Back

To my fellow 3rd party recruiters & sourcers,

Over 30+ years of working in this wonderful industry of recruiting has taught me a lot. Knowledge gained through experience, mistakes, successes and a lot of shared knowledge from peers, collegues and associates. It would be fair to have described me as a "lurker" and not a participator in the public exchange.



I am extremely grateful to all of you that have so generously shared your ideas, thoughts, tips and tricks over the… Continue

Added by Fran Hogan on August 19, 2009 at 12:19pm — 2 Comments

How long is your shortlist?

“What do you mean there is only one person on the shortlist?” Bob exclaimed as I discussed with him the recruitment process for the Environmental Engineer. Despite the tight labor market and war for talent, managers still expect and demand to see between three and five applicants on the shortlist.



One of the flaws in recruitment is that most managers tend to recruit on the basis of finding the best person for the role. Taking this flawed approach to the next level, they will… Continue

Added by Charles Van Heerden on August 19, 2009 at 9:51am — 4 Comments

Is good recruiting about experience, expertise or talent?

One thing that many years in the recruitment industry has taught me, is that actually in the big scheme of things we know comparatively little. Yes of course we know our industry, our marketplace and even our industry sector very well, but anyone who professes to know much more than that is, quite frankly, stretching the truth a little!



There is more to know about the recruitment industry are than any of us involved in it can ever hope to learn – social recruiting has shown us how… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on August 19, 2009 at 9:37am — 13 Comments

Elbowing your way into a crowded market

One of the most common questions I’m asked (apart from “Are you British? Because those hyphenated names are always British“) is “How can I compete in (insert your favorite market category)? There are so many competitors!”



(And no, I’m not British).



Well…almost all market categories are crowded. Trust me, this is a good thing. This means that there is business to be had. Yet it’s true that a crowded market means that you can’t simply waltz in with a half-finished job site… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on August 19, 2009 at 9:11am — No Comments

Social media – it’s a tool, not a strategy

I was very reluctant to write this post initially. There has been so much noise about social media, and how it’s going to impact our industry, do we really need another blog on the topic?



Probably not. But the rhetoric and hyperbole about social media has been bugging me lately, and it will make me feel better if I offer some thoughts about how all this may play out.



Lets start ‘big picture’ and then focus in on social media itself. It seems to me that the big issue facing… Continue

Added by Greg Savage on August 19, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Account Executive/Experienced Recruiter - Hiring NOW, Must work out of Hollywood, FL office. AWESOME Opportunity

Recruiter – answerQUEST Executive Search – Multiple Positions Available

Location – Hollywood, FL

Compensation – Base + Commissions + Bonus



Answerquest is a leader in identifying and delivering top sales talent the technology space. We recruit world-class executives in different industries for early stage and powerhouse companies. We have been ranked in the top 1% of all 1,000+ offices within (MRI) Management Recruiters International.



We are seeking an EXPEREINCED… Continue

Added by Rebecca on August 19, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

The hiring frenzy has started!

Companies are begining to hire again, my research team just handed some valuable information on hiring trends and patterns in the UK.



Announcements of the creation of new jobs across the UK in 2009



30 July - Government pledge 47,000



28 July - NHS (apprentices) 5,000



17 July - Travelodge 250



3 July - Westfield Stratford City 18,000 By 2015



14 May - Lebara Mobile 130



1 May - PricewaterhouseCoopers1,000



27… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on August 19, 2009 at 8:42am — No Comments

Looking for a Senior Test Engineers

Mandatory Skills:

 3+ yrs experience in IT

 Good experience in Manual Testing & Product Testing is must.

 Excellent at writing Testcases

 Good experience in Database Testing and writing simple queries

 Understand the various Testing processes and terminologies.

 Perform various levels of testing (stress, Functional, system, regression, user acceptance, etc.)

 Log necessary, timely, critical Problem Reports into the defect tracking system.

… Continue

Added by Sabareesh on August 19, 2009 at 6:19am — No Comments

The money question

The money question

The money question always comes up in job interviews. If you are a candidate looking at a new position, you can safely assume the person on the other side of the desk will ask some form of the money question. Your answer is difference between moving forward and being eliminated.



In an interview, the employer has four basic questions in mind. However they dress them up, whatever creative spin they put on them, employers really want to know four things:

1.… Continue

Added by Eric Raynard on August 18, 2009 at 7:41pm — 6 Comments

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