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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

Careers in Qatar

Doha, January 2008. Chronos Consulting engaged in massive construction recruitment project in Qatar ! Check our websites for roles.

Added by Dr Simon Harding on January 20, 2009 at 8:37am — No Comments

A First Hand Review of Bounty Jobs

I was happy with Bounty Jobs from the client side (see below for my feedback and critique of BJ). IMO the BJ concept is break through but still early in development as has a lot of room for improvement. I think to some degree you are splitting hairs by seeking to determine the total number of placements done by the BJ community. If you can do a few extra deals a year through BJ that is a no brainer for a free service. What reason can you give not to have BJ as one tool/platform you utilize. Of… Continue

Added by Greig Wells on January 20, 2009 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Looking to cut cost?

We are in a time that every dollar spent needs to be spent well. Many recruiters have had to cut costs by losing staff and having to do the legwork themselves. What if there was an option to take the legwork away and have someone else do it for a fraction of the cost that it usually would.

Outsourcing may be a scary word that sounds like it can be used only for big business. The option of outsourcing that I offer is different. I am talking about minimal training and management with maximum… Continue

Added by Anthony Jame on January 20, 2009 at 4:56am — No Comments

January 19, 2008

Mendoza's Monday Member Showcase

This week Dave gives us an intimate portrait of a recruiter who shares more than his eclectic tastes but also his incisive wisdom:

"I try to learn as much from everyone I work with as I can get. Your talents can only get better through knowledge and practice."

Meet Jeff Newman, Empathetic Eccentricity: Passion in Recruitment, Punjabi… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 19, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

I've joined the ranks of the Unemployed Technical Recruiters! Youch!

I've just joined and am so happy that a network exists for networking with fellow recruiters. Unfortunately today was the day that the recession made a direct impact on me, I was laid off due to budgets/cutbacks, etc. I would very much like to network with fellow recruiters in my position to put our heads together and effectively survive this recession. I am a senior technical recruiter who has worked in agency settings both as a recruiter and a recruiting manager. I am… Continue

Added by Scott Hendrickson on January 19, 2009 at 9:09pm — 2 Comments

Thank You to!

I'm so pleased to have been awarded the prize in the Smart Recruiters contest!

Jason called today to let me know the good news.

I'm honored to have been selected and look forward to a Master Chef coming to cook for 6 of us in my home.

Thanks guys.

P.S. I checked out the free ATS (applicant tracking sytem) software) over at and registered. It looks promising.

Added by Diana Luger on January 19, 2009 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Payrolling Service for Contractors? Suggestions?

If I were to start my a new firm and payroll contractors, where would I turn?

Does anyone have any suggestions for people to call, and what kind of rates to expect and cash upfront I would need? Especially in this economy.

Added by Jim Durbin on January 19, 2009 at 4:57pm — No Comments

healthcare candidates

How do all you you find your healthcare candidates?

Added by Sandy Peyton on January 19, 2009 at 3:16pm — 2 Comments

I need few good Resume Writers to join my team. (Telecommuting) is now one of the fastest growing online communities/job boards for the technical community. It is used by tech professionals, recruiters, and HR Managers all over the world. is owned and operated by Melendez-Yard Multimedia Inc .

Job Summary:

Work from home part-time writing resumes and cover letters for our clients. Ability to write stellar resumes and cover letters,… Continue

Added by Simone Yard on January 19, 2009 at 11:43am — 8 Comments

An endless source of nurses - RBC style

Psst...listen up. This is a super secret way to get to know nurses and potentially to know them as sources. Ready???

We'll open a RBC online store where we'll sell scrubs and offer free monogramming. The designs for these will come from our friends and family, kids, politicians with time on their hands cause they're in jail, monkeys who paint, and most of all from members of the RBC community because for certain, the RBC Art Therapy Program will… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on January 19, 2009 at 11:23am — 3 Comments

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