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Job Seekers Iron out the Wrinkles

Job seekers can now add Botox to the job search checklist just after resume and coverletter. In an increasingly youth-obsessed culture, job seekers look to physical enhancements to appear more confident and youthful in the job search. These enhancements vary from hair coloring, weight loss, Botox, and even plastic surgery.

And as the number of unemployed climbs above the 16 million mark, job seekers are becoming more conscious of ways to differentiate themselves from other candidates… Continue

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on October 20, 2009 at 4:37pm — No Comments

How To Overcome The Need For Closure

Do you see a connection?

This isn't the first time that the subject of closure has come up on this blog. In a previous post entitled Handling Non-acceptance, we told candidates not to focus on the things that they cannot change. Sometimes you will not know why you were not chosen for a… Continue

Added by Pedro S. Silva II on October 20, 2009 at 4:27pm — 3 Comments

SHARE IF YOU DARE. What is the value of prior employment references?

“References available upon request.” We are all extremely familiar with the phrase, or some variation thereof, indicating that a host of credible witnesses stand at the ready to affirm a candidate’s praises. Some modern day camps including the University of California at Berkeley and Emory University in Atlanta no longer recommend including the classic expression as a part of a polished and professional CV. It is now assumed that if the candidate is as fabulous as they claim, they will be able… Continue

Added by Michael Brandt on October 20, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Top 10 Free Ways to Advertise Your Job Openings

Save quite a bit of cash by taking advantage of these free ways to advertise your job openings:

10. Blog

Writing a blog is free (we recommend using, and allows you to put your message on the web without involving your IT department.

9. Twitter

With TwitterFeed, you can easily setup your jobs to auto-post on your Twitter site - just follow these… Continue

Added by Julia on October 20, 2009 at 10:27am — 10 Comments

Happy birthday Richard

When are you going to get my invoice paid?

Added by Jon Murchington on October 20, 2009 at 9:31am — No Comments

Moving from HR to Social Business Strategy

There's an update from my end - After a decade in HR and training - my career has taken a turn for the new - I have joined social business strategy firm 2020 Social in India to head the enterprise practice

Here's my detailed blog post about it :-)

Do drop me a note just to say Hi!

Added by Gautam Ghosh on October 20, 2009 at 6:55am — No Comments

What you say online IS your personal brand!

Please read all my blog posts here

I have been reading quite a bit lately about creating a personal brand online. The subject fascinates me, not least because I see so many people making a total hash of it by the inane things they post on Facebook, Twitter, blog replies, and to a lesser extent, LinkedIn.

But recently I had such a powerful personal example happen to me, that I feel compelled to share it with you. This small Twitter exchange… Continue

Added by Greg Savage on October 20, 2009 at 2:33am — No Comments

SmartJobBoard version 2.4 launched

Next SmartJobBoard job board software release 2.4 has been launched today. We made a big effort by including frequently requested features to this new version. Among them such significant improvements as:

* Multi currency system

* Boolean search

* Templates highlight

* Resume Visibility option for job seeker

* And much more…

Please see a complete list of new… Continue

Added by Rodion on October 20, 2009 at 2:33am — No Comments

Staffing World


If so, please stop by our booth #319

Great give a ways, drawings and product demos available.

Adapt Staffing is the ideal software solution for staffing and recruiting agencies wanting to reduce costs, improve customer satisfaction, and increase market share. With over 35 years of experience in developing benchmark products and services for the… Continue

Added by Holly Pellum on October 19, 2009 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Great Article!

Hi Dan!

I so agree that we have to understand how vulnerable people are when they put themselves 'out there', so-to-speak. One thing I do with my candidates when I have to deliver nebulous feedback is to give a relationship analogy. Relationships - dating/interviewing, etc., are about chemistry - if it doesn't click, it is not the fault of either party, but simply an unexplainable feeling. When I explain disinterested feedback in that way, people seem to take it… Continue

Added by Deborah Kantor on October 19, 2009 at 11:55am — No Comments

Can job boards truly be ‘Web 2.0′?

At their core, most job boards are series of one-way communications: employer posts a job; job seeker responds to employer; employer does (or doesn’t) respond to job seeker. Each communication is distinct and separated by both time and method – some might even say fragmented.

Compare to a blog, social networking site, or Twitter: you send out a communication – and built into your communication are methods for readers to respond, as well as the expectation they will; readers DO… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 19, 2009 at 9:39am — No Comments Acquires

I love days when I can share good news and today is one of them.

I am happy to be able announce that has acquired and even more excited about being able to work with Laurie Ruettimann. Laurie has a great spirit and she knows how to make things work. If you have not been to her… Continue

Added by Slouch on October 19, 2009 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

The Hub - Focus

Okay, Okay, I know that I have not posted in the last couple of weeks. In my experience, blogging is something that you need to get into the habit of doing and once you do it regularly, you will enjoy it. If you don't do it regularly, then you find it hard to start again!

I have experienced a couple of similar scenario's recently.

1) Walking

Last winter, when I started working at a regular office again, within 2 miles from home, I was… Continue

Added by Jonny Hiles on October 19, 2009 at 5:47am — No Comments

Fridays: Lost and (hope to be) Soon Forgotten

Sunday night you gear up for Monday. Packed the computer - check. Car keys are in place - check. Employee Badge in purse - check. We plan and schedule the most important meetings beginning of the week so we can then plan on spending the latter part of the week "catching up".

Mondays are always buzzing around with people chugging down coffee by the gallons asking others what they did over the weekend. Then comes Wednesday, hump day, and things… Continue

Added by Tina M. on October 16, 2009 at 5:44pm — 1 Comment

Nashville Job Seekers Get Break

Those with jobs in Nashville got a small break as Tennessee's employment rate slightly declined. Go to to find Nashville jobs.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently announced that the state's unemployment rate declined .2 percent, from 10.7 percent during August to 10.5 percent during… Continue

Added by Cheezhead on October 16, 2009 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Six bottom-line best practices in recruiting

Recruiting strategies may flex and change with economic conditions and in reaction to competitors in the market. But there are certain best practices that are a constant benefit to every organization that adheres to them, whether the economy is up or down. Recruiting excellence has a direct, and positive, impact on the bottom line. Increasing revenue per employee and saving turnover costs are two important benefits. Here are six recruiting best practices that will make a measureable difference… Continue

Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on October 16, 2009 at 9:48am — 3 Comments

Are you a Gold Recruiter?

Recruiting is a highly competitive sport. All external recruiters reach for the top, hoping to become finally recognized as a Gold Recruiter.

Recruiting is probably not much of a team sport, based on my observations from a corporate HR desk. Perhaps it is a function of the general reward system, with commissions linked to placement. Perform well and you get paid well.

The competition suggests there are a lot of recruiters. Entry levels are relatively low. This is evident… Continue

Added by Charles Van Heerden on October 16, 2009 at 4:26am — 4 Comments

Top 7 Mistakes that "Star" Recruiters do & "Good" recruiters dont

If you are a recruiter, and even if you are a star recruiter, make sure that you dont do the below mentioned mistakes as part of your recruitment process. They are criminal and not excusable. Just because your time to fill and cost to fill metrics are good does not mean that you can get away messing up with the process and system.

1. Not entering the data into the Applicant Tracking System.

Lot of so called star recruiters hide behind the excuse that data entry is too tedious… Continue

Added by Kiran Gali on October 16, 2009 at 4:25am — 7 Comments

Excited about our feature printed in Recruiter

I had to share this with you all. has just ran a main feature about PeopleMaps' new product.

It talks about how Employers are able to receive unlimited access to a free online psychometric profiling service from PeopleMaps.

Now that's a very cool idea, don't you think?

Added by Martin Gibbons on October 16, 2009 at 3:28am — No Comments

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I have recently started a new Eczema website.
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Added by nataliap392 on October 16, 2009 at 1:39am — No Comments

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