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Sometimes the best move is the move where you don't know the rules, the processes, and the potential obstacles. In these situations, I've found that your physical energy, creativity, and excitement actually is higher than normal because you don't know how high you can really jump. Or better yet, soar...

What we have now is a global economy where Adam Smith has taken a royal beating, where Obama Hussein Obama is now our 44th President just short of 25 years from the passing… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on January 21, 2009 at 4:02pm — 4 Comments

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated ...

Just ask my Bubbletweet HERE.

Added by Dennis Smith on January 21, 2009 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Another Tired Entry In The Search Firms Suck Category

There's a new blogger on the scene, a rabble rouser from D.C. whose marketing plan seems to be tearing down recruiters as the scum of the earth. How very unique and original!

The Staffing Advisor, who is a search firm owner in D.C. has a new business model - well, he has a business model where he pays a salary instead of commission and charges only 8% a search, including a policy where a company can hire as many people as they… Continue

Added by Jim Durbin on January 21, 2009 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

MSS Group Security Product Manager - Alexandria - VA

My Client is looking for an experience Managed Security Services Group Security Product Manager. I have included a job description below and if you are interested or know anyone that might be interested please send all resumes to Relocation and competitive Salary provided.

MSS Group Security Product Manager

Location: Alexandria, VA

We are looking for a senior security services product manager to join an entrepreneurial team focused on providing… Continue

Added by Garth Kharitou on January 21, 2009 at 12:52pm — No Comments

To use LinkedIn Intorductions or NOT ? ---For Recruiters

I got this link with 10 LinkedIn tips for recruiters today and I'm not sure if I agree with #9. What do you all think about using LinkedIn introductions?

#9 LinkedIn tip

Do not use the “ask for an introduction” feature - It’s a waste of time! And it makes you lazy. If you have a name, city company name and title, you should not need any more information to pick up the telephone and ask for this person by name. Besides, if you still need an introduction to speak to… Continue

Added by Greig Wells on January 21, 2009 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Seeking a Proven General Manager Flagship Madison Avenue, New York City April '09

The Walking Company is the World’s Leading Retailer of Comfort Footwear and one of the fastest growing retailers in the United States. We are opening our Flagship store on Madison Avenue in April.

The Walking Company is redefining comfort footwear. With industry leading technology, a commitment to finding the best brands from around the world and dedication to customer service...we offer the opportunity to win, everyday.

The Walking Company is currently offering rewarding… Continue

Added by Barry D. Weinstein on January 21, 2009 at 12:11pm — No Comments

High impact college recruiting on a small budget

Considering the current economic climate, most organizations are tightening their collective belts when it comes to cash expenditures. The area that seems to be targeted very quickly is recruiting and hiring budgets. Whether your company or customers have placed hiring on freeze or simply slowed things down, it is almost a sure thing that the action taking place is being done with less money being spent. Unfortunately, people looking for a job don't care what our budget looks like, they want a… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on January 21, 2009 at 11:53am — No Comments

Interview the Interviewer

This is a subject and conversation that I have had with so many people over the years. With it there comes a lot of strong opinions from all sides stating their perspective on why/why not to do this, or how to approach it. It surfaced this morning in a discussion about why people will not take certain jobs, and the fact that a high powered engineer we were working with has been turning down job offers in this economy. Do people do that I was asked……the answer is YES and for good… Continue

Added by Jason Monastra on January 21, 2009 at 11:37am — No Comments

Recruiting with Courage during a depression oops I mean recession

The unemployment lines are long, the phone is busy, and resumes seem to drop into a black hole--- Seem familiar? Well for all you HR, Recruitment or Sales professionals that may not have seen times like this before remember this... The labor market will improve, the Global economy will follow and you will make a difference if you act with courage and integrity. People, Candidates and Businesses don't only remember you when you are hiring and cruising in good times, they remember what you do or… Continue

Added by Susan Hand on January 21, 2009 at 10:52am — No Comments

Myths in Pricing Professional Services

There is an enormous amount of myth and mistaken thinking in the professional services arena around pricing and fee structures.

Myth: It's a price sensitive market

Reality: It's a value sensitive market

Myth: Start cheap to enter the market and capture your share

Reality: You have now set the benchmark low and customers will always want you to be that cheap

Myth: The competition will charge less than me and I will lose the business

Reality:… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on January 21, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

January 20, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday with Rich Becker

We are lucky to have Rich join the lineup of regular columnists on

Rich has been an industry observer for some time. He sees the "social recruiter" through the prism of branding and communications and PR and good ol' fashioned business.

Kicking off then, Elizabeth Lauer, this one's for you!… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 20, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Guns and Common Sense

Dear Claudia,

I was assigned to support a really great hiring manager at my company last year; he’s a good boss to his employees and a great hiring partner, and has never made any unstable or inappropriate gestures that I know of at work. So when we were talking in his office the other day and he suddenly asked if I would close the door, I was curious; then he showed me a gun in his desk drawer. I asked if it was loaded and he said no, he had just bought it and wanted to “show it…

Added by Claudia Faust on January 20, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Does anyone have any experience with Robert Half Finance or Ajilon Finance?

I am trying to break into the business and I am interviewing with both Robert Half and Ajilon. I don't want to sound naive, but I have read the posts on the Vault by former employees of both companies and they are not positive. Does anyone have any feedback on this?

Added by Sidney Silver on January 20, 2009 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Advanced Internet Sourcing Class - This Saturday in Campbell, CA

If you want to brush up your skills during these slower economic times, then you should take Duran HCP's Advanced Internet Sourcing Class. This is an intensive one-day class that covers all the techniques that a sourcer/recruiter needs to know.

Including search engine use, advanced Boolean search string construction, passive sourcing with social networks, blog, & technical forums, association searches, usergroup and people searches. Basically, if the resume/profile/name is out… Continue

Added by Mark Tortorici on January 20, 2009 at 8:14pm — No Comments

When client companies say they already have the resume you sent in their database from several years ago.


I'm sure you have all discussed this before, but I am new to so I apologize if this is a duplication.

I ran into a situation today, that actually happens frequently and am not sure how others might address this.

I sent a resume to a client company today, after thoroughly screening the candidate and confirming that the candidate had not sent her resume to my client of course.

After submitting the resume and summary, I was emailed by the client… Continue

Added by Debbie Peda on January 20, 2009 at 6:40pm — 23 Comments

How useful do you find the "recruiter's recruiter"?

I am currently a recruiter of recruiters for the staffing industry and I am seeking some feedback. Do you as fellow recruiters use recruiters and if not, how come? If you have used a recruiter to find a new position, what was the best/worst part of your experience. I am not trying to gain business here, just looking to improve my skills and learn from my fellow recruiters. Thank you.

Added by Dana Brandani on January 20, 2009 at 4:55pm — 1 Comment

Why Are Some Employers Missing the Social Boat?

Social media sites are fast becoming the go to outlet to compliment a marketing campaign. Companies of all sizes are embracing the technology and the ability to interact with their audience to boost sales and enhance marketing. But as I stated in a previous post, Employer Branding with Web2.0 & Social Media, HR and PR departments are lagging far…


Added by Craig Fisher on January 20, 2009 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Five Easy to Follow Tips For Setting Your Career Goals For 2009

With the New Year upon us, people across the country are making resolutions and setting goals for 2009. At the onset of the New Year, it's hard enough sticking to your resolutions but with the current state of the economy how are business professionals expecting to keep their resolutions for 2009? The most important thing to keep in mind when setting goals, whether it is to better yourself personally or professionally, is that it is essential to set goals that you will be able to reach. A… Continue

Added by Jeremy Hatfield on January 20, 2009 at 4:09pm — No Comments

You can never go wrong with having "Good Intention" "Honesty" and "Compassion"

We all have seen all the advice/tips that we all shared here on how to become a successful recruiter and they are all awesome tips for sure:)

One thing though that I would like to add, base on my 4 years in recruiting plus 3 years working in customer service and Team Lead (leading 20 people under my care and management)- I would like to add how having the best intention for everyone you deal with definitely takes that relationship to a level that which is-… Continue

Added by Jennifer LaVigne on January 20, 2009 at 10:35am — 2 Comments

Chrome Gets Fed... and Stumble(d)Upon

Chrome Even as a huge fan of Google's Chrome browser I'm always looking for great ways to customize my experience and use the browser to it's fullest potential - at least for what I do. My real goal is to find quick and easy ways to streamline my job and the job of my team by maximizing the power of various web based tools, applications, and software suites. So when Chrome came out I was both excited and a bit… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on January 20, 2009 at 9:21am — No Comments

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