I was reading a blog earlier this morning on ERE.net that got me fired up. The writer, Sam Medalie, hits the nail right on the head. The point is, as Recruiters, we have to seek out the right candidates (passive, active, whatever want to call them) regardless what their current work status might be. It means we have to be vigilant in the resources we are using and, more… Continue
We launched the first of the Talent Drive Commercials today. It's uploaded at the Recruiting blogs video, but I can embed it here.
Links to Flektor, and to the new Talent Drive blog will also show you the video. We're doing this in a series, so each week we'll have a new video. Comments, notes, diggs, and stumbles would all be great. If you link or embed it, send me a note and I'll make sure to link… Continue
Added by Jim Durbin on April 16, 2008 at 12:02pm —
Today’s cartoon comes to us from Grantland. For over 20 years, they’ve been creating buiness cartoons (specifically for the workplace) as a unique way to reach large audiences and their work has been used by thousands of organizations with great results.
With 2,900+ cartoons in their archives give them a call today to get their permission to use their materials if you need help spicing up your presentation, newsletter, or… Continue
This post started out as a flippant remark made to someone yesterday, but it made me think further.
There seems to have been another influx of new job boards coming into the already crowded space recently. My question is simple and worrying at the same time. What would stop a foreign owner (doesn't have to be foreign of course) setting up a job board? Then building up a database of CV's quickly, with some fancy promises, only to disappear to 'farm' all the personal information they have… Continue
I really enjoy discovering stories about people who completely change their lives. I admire people who make a plan and stick to it in order to make it happen. That is a fundamental philosophy of this blog…to career courageously through life and to not let people tell you that you can’t do something. As I come across stories like this, I will post them here. We can all learn from each other’s experience.
If a candidate is very hairy on the chest and back, should they just shave right down every day to below their collar line?
This question actually came up on last week's radio show with a hilarious response by guest recruiter Joshua Letourneau...check out my music list for the audio clip, provided for your listening pleasure courtesy of the…Continue
Last year wasn't a fluke for me...I did it again...I filed my taxes on time this year! This may not seem like a great feat, but I used to be notorious for procrastinating on my taxes and filing an extension.
What's been the difference for me, you ask? Well, I got married in 2005 and my wife was not about to let me procrastinate and let the government keep our refund (yes we got one again, which means I need to adjust my W4...). My wife holds me accountable and I love her for it… Continue
If you’re currently not using Craigslist as one of your online recruiting channels, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to find candidates. Guy Kawasaki agrees in the extraordinary effectiveness of Craigslist, read about his experience with posting jobs.
For those that are unfamiliar, Craigslist (as defined by Wikipedia) is a centralized network of… Continue
Maybe it's just me, but my Sales 101 class told me that if you leave a message 80% of the time you're not going to get a call back. Rather than listen to our team lament about how people don't call back I decided to ask a few pointed questions. Question one was "are you making more than one attempt?" and their answer told me I didn't need to ask any more questions. So I implemented a procedure using our ATS to increase our call back hits & wanted to share it with you.
Chris Russell, President of AllCountyJobs.com LLC, is one of the Recruitosphere's original innovators. He has a number of grounbreaking projects under his belt including the original RecruitingFly and Jobs in Pods. Chris is widely respected for pushing the online recruiting envelope. He uses common sense tactics and strategies, social… Continue
Article Title: Why shy people make great networkers Author Byline: Lindsey Pollak is a college campus speaker and author of "Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World" (HarperCollins, 2007) Author Website: http://www.lindseypollak.com/blog
Shy people often ask me, "How can I overcome my shyness to become a better networker?"
There are definitely some good strategies for overcoming shyness--join… Continue
Added by Holli Maestas on April 14, 2008 at 10:30pm —
Why are people the way they are? I think it is far more complicated than nature vs. nurture. I have five siblings that were all raised pretty much the same way. My mother had/has very strong values and didn't lighten up on those values as she aged. So I can say, with much certainty, that she was as strict with the baby as she was the oldest. The point is..., we, the six of us, were raised the same way and we couldn't be more diverse. We have the same bloodline and, still, we are… Continue
Added by Rayanne on April 14, 2008 at 7:39pm —
Sometimes Monday morning my brain does not work right and what i think is correct is not.
I sent an email to the network this morning with the wrong link to a great webinar that TalentTechnology is putting on. I then relized I inserted a bad link. I resent an email to everyone and then realized I put 10 pm instead of 10 am EST.
HireVue is excited to take part in the 2nd webinar of the Checkster Innovation Series. Click here to sign up. We'll be discussing how innovations in video technology solve the most pressing challenges that recruiters and hiring managers face, such as:
Call me old fashioned, but I don't have a MySpace page. I started one several years ago to blog on, but closed it because I just didn't find any value in a professionally focused MySpace page. That also was about the time I ran into LinkedIn which to me was a more valueable professional networking tool. So I'm just scratching the surface of the Web 2.0 scene outside LinkedIn - a rookie if you will. That's why I'm going to get involved in more blogging and reading this site, ERE.net,… Continue
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