Interesting American History series here
The Great Depression
"Now let's be frank. You and I know that immediate relief of the unemployed is the immediate need of the hour."
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt (referring to… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on October 11, 2008 at 9:24am —
Okay, so I was #16 (or was it 17?) on el-Dave's Top Ten List, but I bet it did not alter the results...
On October 1, 2008, Dave Mendoza published his weekly Top Ten list, and I was on there... and my life as a recruiter will never be the same.
Prior to that day, my LinkedIn first degree connections hovered around 1200+, thanks to invites trickling in at a rate of five or so a week.
Since that day - I just counted - my connections increased by 270+ connections.… Continue
Added by Maha Akiki on October 10, 2008 at 9:31pm —
New MBA Interns Available Now!
The following graduate business schools’ class of 2010 resume books have been released for online access to employers. If you haven’t already ordered (or pre-ordered), you can now. These first-year MBA students will soon be the business leaders of tomorrow. Don't miss out on hiring the world's finest talent for your intern recruiting needs
. Order access… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on October 10, 2008 at 4:54pm —
The MBA Focus resume ordering website
has just added INSEAD
to the already impressive list of international business schools (and some 50 top North American MBA programs) that offer access to their students and alumni via online resume/CV databases.
As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools,… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on October 10, 2008 at 4:50pm —
I am an onsite HR partner with Samsung in Dallas, TX. I have been focusing on staffing Samsung's field marketing team and they currently have an opening for a District Field Marketing Representative in East and North Los Angeles,CA.
The hiring manager is looking for someone with at least 2 years in wireless (or related technology), 2 years in the field (store to store, B2B) stable job tenure, willingness to travel within a 60mile radius via personal car and a desire… Continue
Added by Leslie Randle on October 10, 2008 at 4:09pm —
When it comes to holiday hiring, employers need to put together a recruitment plan well before the radio stations start playing “Jingle Bell Rock” every half hour. Whether you’re the hiring manager of a restaurant franchise or you own a small clothing store in the mall, there’s no denying that business picks up starting as early as November 1. In fact, according to an article in The San Francisco Chronicle, both independent and chain stores have seen a rise in sales between 45 and 170 percent… Continue
Added by Brittany on October 10, 2008 at 2:43pm —
Brief history of online job hunt:1. Job board:
& Yahoo! Hotjobs
Recruiter/HR: I can know my candidates only through resume.
Job seeker: only job description could I understand the job.… Continue
Added by JackChang on October 10, 2008 at 1:38pm —
These last few weeks have been a rollercoaster – as a Head Huntress and as an American. Wall Street is in shambles, our bailout didn’t really do any bailing out, unemployment is going up, our Presidential candidates are debating but not necessarily answering any questions, people are scrambling to maintain standards of living, our greatest joy is the return of Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are more popular than ever, and I can’t seem to understand the hiring patterns of… Continue
Added by Kelly Moeller on October 10, 2008 at 1:03pm —
Original post and comments are on:
Web 2.0 with its main characteristic that ‘Everyone Can Publish’ didn’t really make much difference to the jobs web sites. Even the ‘Most Professional’ social network LinkedIN
did not have much of the impact on the job boards, even to the ones tightly integrated with it like… Continue
Added by Ivan Stojanovic on October 10, 2008 at 12:39pm —
"Narcissists like to be in charge, so it stands to reason that a new study shows individuals who are overconfident about their abilities are most likely to step in as leaders, be they politicians or power brokers.
However, their initiative doesn't mean they are the best leaders. The study also found narcissists don't outperform others in leadership roles."
An unscientific study by recruiters - who themselves scored high on narcissism scales - included comments such… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 12:14pm —
Latest story: A hiring manager I am working with in medical sales asked for a completed job application, rather than just a resume. The job is a 65 -75k base, with another 45k up for grabs in commissions. Nothing to sneeze at, surely. When the manager reviewed the application, he discovered that the candidate didn’t fill out the references area or any of the money questions. (You do leave this stuff off a resume, but not off an application when they are specifically asked for.) The manager that… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on October 10, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Source: From Gaping Void
, Interview With Seth Godin
I like Seth Godin. But when I read point number one in this interview, I had to wonder if I'm dumb.
He claims to be saying something radical but it seems to be a confusing restatement of the most basic business principle: If you provide a product to a market that wants it you are going to be successful.
Or is he saying that if you want… Continue
Added by Recruiting Animal on October 10, 2008 at 11:39am —
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 10:21am —
So I've a friend that is a college recruiter. But not like you'd probably think. Most people hear the term 'College Recruiter' and think of a fast talker looking to get new grads to attend their college because of this sports program or that sports program. Others might imagine a corporate (or professional sports) type that hits the colleges to impress juniors and seniors with great corporate culture or career opportunities.
My friend recruits for people to attend college… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on October 10, 2008 at 10:00am —
"Hispanics often are raised in environments in which they’re taught not speak up and that sharing their accomplishments constitutes bragging."
"People tend to assume all Hispanics are the same — that’s like assuming everyone who speaks English is the same."
"The death rate of frontline Hispanics in the manufacturing and construction industries is higher than any other group, so organizations would be wise to implement work-safety training programs in Spanish for those… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 8:00am —
Here's Forbes 200 Best Small Companies
: Was wondering is these companies also have better than average recruiting functions. Anyone from these companies on RBC?
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 7:53am —
Nothing like making a contentious statement on a Friday is there? Well this one has been rattling around my brain for the last week, and I felt it was about time it got 'aired'!
Is there now going to be an evolution in the generation Y revolution? Continue
For all the people that read my blog regularly (and thank you by the way), you will have got the vibe that I am a…
Added by Andy Headworth on October 10, 2008 at 5:12am —
There's a reason people associate used-car salesmen with charlatans. Cars went from a luxury to an absolute necessity, and with the proliferation of models, brands and personalization of automobiles, who's to know if the one you're getting is better or worse than an equally priced one next door?
Similarly, Software Professionals have gone from targeting their careers to sophisticated design of top secret military programs or higher education applications to being requested for pretty… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on October 9, 2008 at 2:01pm —
I'm speaking at a chapter of the MOAPS October 23rd, teaching recruiters how to use LinkedIn for their recruiting needs. The training differs significantly from what you'll see in other places - it's purpose is to convince recruiters that the attitude you take into a network like LinkedIn is more important than the actual number of contacts or the resumes you can uncover.
The training looks like it will be reprised in Springfield, MO later this year, under a new arrangement I've put… Continue
Added by Jim Durbin on October 9, 2008 at 1:30pm —
As recruiters, we work with companies when they are on the verge of change. Most of the time, they are either ramping up for growth, replacing someone who's left, replacing someone who's currently in the position, or are adding a new division and they need to staff up. Either way - a job order from a company signifies change, growth, and new opportunity.
It goes without saying that the candidates with whom we work are at the cusp of change in their lives as well. They are either… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on October 9, 2008 at 11:08am —