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Mindless Optimism

There is something said for Mindless Optimism. I heard the term a few weeks ago. I think it came from an Op Ed in the Wall Street Journal in which someone was asked at a party how they were approaching 2010. The answer was with Mindless Optimism. What a great thought for today. Coming off of the last year or two, mindlessness feels pretty good, and optimism is always good.



But I see more wisdom in the term than that. I think mindless optimism gives us the freedom to focus on what we… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on January 13, 2010 at 10:01am — 4 Comments

Rebuilding the Candidate Pipeline

Guess what? You’re to blame for the weak hires over the last year. It’s so your fault! You have been here all year and with a zero candidate pipeline. Z-E-R-O!



Where is the recruiting strategy you promised? Why didn’t we hire any “Rock Star” candidates that were laid off? What happened to the process, the database, and the improved time to fill? Bro, where is the Beef?



Okay, stop. Rewind to January 2009.



Half the recruiting team was let go and the work load… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on January 13, 2010 at 9:09am — 3 Comments

20 tricky interview questions...and how NOT to answer them!

There are few things more daunting than attending a job interview. That's why it's good to prepare by considering some of the questions you might be asked. Just make sure you don't end up giving any of these answers....



Interviewer: What is your greatest accomplishment?

Interviewee: Finishing Phantom Mutant Death Fighter 3 for PC - and in work time too! Have you played it?



Interviewer: Could you sell me this pen?

Interviewee (shouting): Get your pens, only… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on January 13, 2010 at 5:00am — 12 Comments

Thought: Transition through Change

One of the benefits of being a part of a community like twitter, linkedin or any other face-to-face and/or internet community is that you have the ability to meet and interact with people that you would otherwise not. You have a chance to change your own typical routine and better show and witness the similarities people share, rather than the… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on January 12, 2010 at 8:05pm — 2 Comments

Advice to the Obama administration

The Obama administration will face an uphill battle delivering its promises on job growth. Replacing the 7.2 million jobs lost since 2007, will not be an easy task.



This battle becomes more complicated especially when the administration members take counterproductive measures, such as those taken by Lisa Jackson, chief of the Environmental Protective Agency. Jackson outlined a set of new smog reduction rules which will place a burden of $90 billion on private job… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on January 12, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Sales Quotas: Define 5 Ways

Setting realistic sales quotas are important to the success of your sales compensation plan. But, how do you determine the right quota amount ?



Ask yourself the following questions to formulate quotas that work.



1) What was the amount of your new account sales in the past 12 months?



2) How many properly qualified opportunities can a salesperson manage at one time?



3) What is the length of the average sales cycle?



4) What is the average… Continue

Added by Ann Clifford on January 12, 2010 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

IS YOUR DATABASE CONNECTED TO YOUR WEBSITE?

Bond Adapt’s Web Services is an all in one solution designed to allow your clients, candidates and employees to view and update key information through your website. Bond’s online modules allow you to quickly post your jobs to your website. Candidates can register and apply for jobs. Employees can enter time and update availability. Hiring managers can approve time, enter jobs and search for candidates.



Adapt’s web services will add real time functionality to your website and empower… Continue

Added by Holly Pellum on January 12, 2010 at 4:20pm — No Comments

My Best Recuriter ?

Hello All,

Tell Us ... Who is your Best Recruiter and give your best reason to support your answer ?


Regards,
Satya Villuri
Miracle Software Systems, Inc.

Added by Satya Villuri on January 12, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

OVERALLS, ANYONE? What's happening to our work ethic?

by Nanci Lamborn BrightMove Recruiting Software

"I'm sorry. I really need to stop you there."



I was right in the middle of an interview, explaining in detail the job description, work environment, and company culture to the candidate. On paper this applicant looked like an ideal match, and after the usual grueling question and answer sessions this one really seemed promising. At her surprising request I… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on January 12, 2010 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

What Industries are HOT NOW in the USA 2010? Share Ideas Please

I am in corporate travel it is dead.
I am open to any industry. I am trying IT these days.
Nice to share ideas here.

Happy New Year to all.

Jane Roth NYC janeroth7@yahoo.com

Added by Jane Roth on January 12, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

New Year = New Job(s)

Happy New Year!

I am sorry that it has taken me until the 12th to write an update and as you sit with bated breath, No, its not because I have been on paternity leave!



As everyone is constantly asking; Joanne is good, a little tired and very much looking forward to having the baby. She has really enjoyed the pregnancy and I am sure will miss being pregnant, but is very excited about the arrival and finding our whether we have a son or… Continue

Added by Jonny Hiles on January 12, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

Trends in Law Firm Partner Hiring

Here is today's report from the field:… Continue

Added by Jerome Kowalski on January 12, 2010 at 11:18am — No Comments

What you want from job boards in 2010 (and more)

A few weeks ago I put out a request: what would you want to see from job boards in 2010? Quite a few of you responded – so here are your comments and ideas:



1. Better crafted job posts: This is in fact something that a job board can’t produce, as it’s the responsibility of the employer. Such a small thing – and yet most employers and recruiters still fail to post engaging, succinct, and informative job ads. Let’s put it this way – if you don’t write a great job ad, someone… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 12, 2010 at 9:36am — 4 Comments

With or Without You



OK maybe it's just a great excuse to play a U2 song. I had this idea about a post the other day, but let the idea fall from my head, with the amount of noise happening in my life at the moment. However, as fate would have it, I had to run (OK drive) up to the shops tonight for some milk, and guess what came on the radio? Tick! This song.



What does this have to do with what I normally blog about? Recruiting.



It speaks to me at the moment. I am in… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 12, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Hear all your favorite recruiter shows on RECRUITER RADIO.COM

I got tired of the slow servers on blogtalk radio so I created my own version with all your favorite recruiters shows. Its called Recruiter Radio, powered by the Ning platform. Think of it as a "dashboard" for all the popular shows targeted towards recruiters and HR folks.

Hopefully I added all of the shows that are currently… Continue

Added by Chris Russell on January 12, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Business nutrition - you are what you eat

Thinking about how people make hiring decision, specifically why people choose different methods of hiring. I wanted to link it to a decision people make every day. From here on you will have bear with me as I stretch an analogy beyond all recognition.



Essentially, I believe the decision to hire is very similar to choosing what to do when you get hungry!



As an organisation becomes hungry i.e. it needs more people or to recruit as we call it in the industry, it is broadly… Continue

Added by Rowan Watkins on January 12, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Tweecruiting: How Applicant Tracking Software Users Recruit with Twitter

By Ian Alexander



We’re all drinking from the fire hose of hype surrounding Twitter, so imagine my surprise at a recent user conference when a presenter asked how… Continue

Added by Ian Alexander on January 11, 2010 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

Uptick in Executive Jobs Seen for 2010

As cited in The Wall Street Journal, ExecuNet’s Recruiter Confidence Index indicates recruiters are bullish on the outlook for executive-level job hunters in 2010. Mark Anderson, ExecuNet President, interprets the data:
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Added by Laura Magnuson on January 11, 2010 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Technology, It's here! Are you using it?

Apparently The Sony Corporation played this mind-boggling video at their

executive Conference this year. It really demonstrates how technology is advancing and how we are truly shifting to a global economy. Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL9Wu2kWwSY



I am one of those people who likes technology, but don’t understand it very well. It is a little over whelming and scary to me but a little more exciting. I… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on January 11, 2010 at 3:12pm — No Comments

It's a Dry Power Job Market (Part I)

Is our economy recovering?

I'd like to think yes, but after viewing the most recent December Job Report, I'm not quite so sure. In the United States we had 85,000 new people file for unemployment benefits this last month. My concern for the economy and our reported… Continue

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on January 11, 2010 at 2:58pm — No Comments

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