I wanted to send this message out to all of my friends to wish you a very Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas). This year has been tough for alot of us and with the unfortunate cancellation of our TV show and the closure of the company I wanted to thank you for all of your support this year and motivation. I would like to especially thank Gary Yu, Jeff DePonte, and Patti See for all of their help. My thoughts going into 2009 unemployed are that of excitement and motivation. A… Continue
Added by Mike Nale on December 22, 2008 at 3:01pm —
Dear "friends" (I mean social networking friends, not real friends)
We weren't smart enough to wish (non-specific) holiday greetings
to our many fans this last week, so here's the one we used last year.
As The Marketing Headhunter
said at the time:
"These are some of my favorite people, yet
I have never met any of them in person."
Added by Recruiting Animal on December 22, 2008 at 3:00pm —
This is a great topic and the responses have all been wonderful
For me, here is how I answer:
1) I love what I do. I love people and this industry.
2) I use technology and follow technology so I can make the most out of personal relationships
3) focus on other's favorite radio station-WIIFM-what's in it for me, I try to see things from their perspective, not my own.
4) Focus on win, win, win business relationships-if it is good for the… Continue
Added by Michael W. Patrick on December 22, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Have you ever wanted that new house or that new car and had to hold off because of that JOB (acronym for "just over broke") working for that, SOB.. is just helping you stay afloat financially?
Did you just get the notification for the BGE rate hike??
Have you seen gas prices lately?
Did you know ? ....The Retirement Age is now 67 and 62% of Retired Americans will be living on a monthly income of less then $1,200. "U.S. Census Bureau Statistic"
If you… Continue
Added by Steven Singer on December 22, 2008 at 2:56pm —
It's not just American automakers who are feeling pain; Toyota announced its first operating loss in 70 years
, 150 billion yen ($1.7 billion) for the fiscal year ending March 31. Overall, Toyota expects to report a net profit 50 billion yen ($560 million).
It's not just the UAW as many believe...
Added by Steve Levy on December 22, 2008 at 2:53pm —
Here is a question that I always have a tough time answering and quite frankly, do not care to.
" How many other candidates are you interviewing for this position?"
I can have an easier time stomaching this if the candidate asks on an initial phone screen or trying to scope out whether this role will be available much longer. I'm more talking about the candidates who ask this question once you have invited them to interview with you. Should it matter? Does that mean they… Continue
Added by Chris on December 22, 2008 at 2:11pm —
1. I made a decision NOT to be road-kill during this economic crisis. If I am to forecast anything, it won't be my own demise, LOL.
2. When I am between assignments, finding that next assignment IS my assignment, and I treat myself like I treat my best candidate.
3. I start my workday when others are asleep. I start @ 6:30 am. I put in a full day and I still have day light to do things which I enjoy...like finishing a book that I am writing.
4. I don't dwell… Continue
Added by Sheila on December 22, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Hopefully, many of you are in the holiday spirit and ready to ring in 2009. I know I am. After the economic meltdown of 2008 and seeing the legal recruiting market practically dry up, I am ready for 2008 to leave and 2009 arrive. Maybe I am being overly optimistic, but I truly feel that it cannot get much worse and all we have to go from here is up.
During this last quarter of 2008, I took a leave of absence from my blogging. With everyday of bad news, I just… Continue
Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on December 22, 2008 at 1:30pm —
In my last blog, I wrote about how companies can manage through the flood of resumes that are hitting them. If it is difficult for corporate Human Resources right now, it is devastating for those looking for a job. As bleak as the picture is, there are companies that still need to fill crucial positions. So how do you become a candidate, let alone get the job?
Show how you added value. Include quantified performance metrics – increased sales, saved money, trimmed… Continue
Added by Karen Russo on December 22, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Fun topic! I'll list the top reasons for my own personal success. Whether I am actually a "smart" recruiter is debatable!
I can take a $50K punch in the stomache and get right back up! In this business you MUST be able to "rise above" the daily ups and downs. No other profession has so much at stake with each day. I work in both direct and contract staffing. One day my spirit might be soaring high with a few new placements ready to start - and the very next… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on December 22, 2008 at 11:30am —
EmploymentMetrix.com recently had the privilege of guest blogging for Cheezhead.com on a topic of our choice related to the recruitment industry.
Here are the top 10 tips:
1. Ensure profitability.
2. Be aware and avoid seeking funding.
3. Diversify your revenue stream.
4. Take calculated risks.
5. Understand how job seekers and employers think.
6. Look under the hood.
7. Listen and be lenient with your customers.
8. Build your… Continue
Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 22, 2008 at 11:28am —
Today my mug showed up on CNN's American Morning program.. Check it out...
- Click Here for the Video
Added by Chad Sowash on December 22, 2008 at 9:00am —
Ya' that’s true, and it is not fake. my job is not secure ,any time I can be kicked out from the company, but yet my CEO is saying to me to recruit good people for orgnization,yes I know he has given me a team for this and moreover recruitment is just a part of my profile. But no option. I will have to do that.
But my point is that because of reccession, my job is not secure then how can I recruit others??? Ya' there is no motivating factor behind this, no choice except to do.
When it… Continue
Added by Deepika Chaudhary on December 22, 2008 at 7:30am —
I AM PRAVEENA JOSPEH.I AM FROM INDIA.I AM SENIOR RECRUITING MANAGER...THIS IS MY INTRODUCTION.
BASICALLY I AM VERY SIMPLE PERSON...I LOVE FAMILY,MY COMPANY,MY LAPTOP.....
I WANT TO PROMOTE MY BUSINESS ALL OVER WORLD....SPECIALY IN AUSTRALIA SO I AM LOOKING FOR PARTNERS FROM EACH PART OF WORLD...IF ANY BODY INTERSTED PLEASE SCRAP ME ONCE....
Thanks ang Ragards
Added by praveena joseph on December 22, 2008 at 7:00am —
Liposuctioning unwanted blubber out of pampered Los Angelenos may not seem like a dream job, but it has its perks. Free fuel is one of them.
"The vast majority of my patients request that I use their fat for fuel--and I have more fat than I can use. Not only do they get to lose their love handles or chubby belly but they get to take part in saving the Earth."
This plastic surgeon is… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on December 22, 2008 at 6:30am —
"Know your client & your clients business & ethics and be part of their company" I find this has always worked and the trust that you develop stands you outside of the normal recruitment box
Added by Kevin Muddell on December 22, 2008 at 3:41am —
Based on my agency background, here are my top five reasons:
– When you are a third-party recruiter (TPR), issues arise and you must be solutions-focused to move forward and recover quickly. Anticipate all possible scenarios in the hiring process and do not react emotionally.
2. Continuous learning
– We are very lucky to have so many leaders and experts in our field (especially on http://www.RecruitingBlogs.com - shameless plug) that willing to… Continue
Added by Jenny DeVaughn on December 22, 2008 at 12:59am —
What makes me a Smart Recruiter? Recruitingblogs.com makes me a smart recruiter and all of you make me a smart recruiter. Let’s face it, we all share somewhat of the same drive and attributes as recruiters. Some just succeed a little more than others.
So what makes me different? Honestly, not much. But one day oh probably a little more than a year ago, I had some great conversations with some guy who had a vision. A vision to create a home for recruiters like you and I. A home where… Continue
Added by Ryan Leary on December 21, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Open to contract (short-term, long-term, whatev!) or full-time. Check out my VisualCV and let's talk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Dennis Smith on December 21, 2008 at 3:30pm —
What makes me a smart recruiter......
1. I realize this is a game of "finding" not "creating".
A lot of recruiters pay lip service to the old "round hole, square peg" line about the business, but only the ones who get it know deep down that this is a game of finding, not creating. There is a right job for every person and a right person (or more appropriately, right persons) for every job. I drive my business by focusing on finding the right fit, not trying to make what I… Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on December 21, 2008 at 8:10am —