The title of today’s post is a reference to the Reality TV Show “The Last Comic Standing”. As a professional talent scout, I am enthralled with any reality show that has to do with the talent selection process. I get hooked on the suspense of determining the “cream of the crop”. There are several interesting aspects to the format of these shows that are applicable to the hiring process.
They start by casting a large net
As painful as it is to generate a big… Continue
Added by Roy Notowitz on June 1, 2008 at 11:30pm —
My daughter's first birthday is in a couple of weeks and I have to say that I'm taken aback at my reaction to her first year of life. Fatherhood is amazing.
Everyone thought that we were having a boy because of how my wife was carrying (we waited to find out), except for me. Something inside my soul told me that we were having a girl, and low and behold, almost a year ago she arrived and turned me and my wife into a family.
I could not love my daughter more than I do and know that… Continue
Added by David Sprinkle on May 31, 2008 at 10:48pm —
Article Title: Networking, Dieting and Back Doors
Author Byline: Kevin Donlin is President of Guaranteed Resumes and the creator of GetHiredNow.TV. Since 1996, he has provided job search assistance to nearly 10,000 people. Author of "51 Ways to Find a Job Fast -- Guaranteed," Kevin has been interviewed by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Radio and others. His latest product, The Instant Job Search Sys
Author Website:… Continue
Added by Holli Maestas on May 31, 2008 at 10:30am —
got so fed up with Bank of America today, it finally motivated me to catalog my top 10 errors in business
... these are mostly my regrets and a few just empathy for others I have worked with in business.
hope you will enjoy these!
Added by Eric Shannon on May 30, 2008 at 5:08pm —
Connecting with the likes of these folks could change your career.
The Fordyce Forum 2008
It's not too late.
Added by Dennis Smith on May 30, 2008 at 4:30pm —
These days, people drop the acronym “SEO” as if it’s as familiar as “FBI” or “PETA.” That’s because it is.
Search engine optimization – part art, part science, part Google voodoo – is the practice of developing online content that helps people in your target demographic find you via search engines. And it’s a fast-growing, multi-billion-dollar industry.
For those working in HR, the right SEO strategy can be the difference between superstar job seekers finding your jobs today, or… Continue
Added by Michael Ward on May 30, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Has anyone worked with Professional Corporate Search Incorporated, the good, great, bad and ugly news about the company? I am currently talking with them; they are virtual, totally commissioned based company and wanted to see if anyone out there has worked with them or know of someone that has?
Look forward to all responses.
Added by Debra Siksay on May 30, 2008 at 3:00pm —
With the advent of new technologies, such as blogs, podcasts and vlogs, it is even more important for the self promoting recruiter to maintain an active presence. Because I recognize this, I try my best to stay connected through social networking, etc.
This is why I'm here.
So, to my old
friends and especially
the friends I've yet to meet, allow me to say; "Hello!"
I first entered the business in 1993 at Olsten in Phoenix, AZ. Since that time I… Continue
Added by Art Pitcher on May 30, 2008 at 12:13pm —
Lee and Sachi LeFever over at the Common Craft Show have done it again. Since 2007 they've been using a format they call Paperworks to present subjects "in plain English." They publish short, unique and understandable videos explaining such topics as Podcasting,… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on May 30, 2008 at 10:06am —
If one is going to affect meaningful change in the face of LinkedIn's passive-aggressive resistance toward you and other vocal “activists” -- anticipating that the majority will continue to squeeze LinkedIn for as long as gives them a drop of something and eventually abandon you on to luxuriate on the moral high-ground – it seems to me that perhaps you should consider the value of sticking it out over packing it in.
So reads one of the comments in a long,… Continue
Added by John Sumser on May 30, 2008 at 10:00am —
Recently I have created a group and I will like to invite all involved in Asia Pacific Staffing to join.
Added by Jade on May 30, 2008 at 1:43am —
I have been inspired by RecruitingBlogs.com, and have created another social network at http://www.DevelopingIndia.net. View my page on Developing India
This is a network of specific interest to some of us. If you have some ideas about how it can be better, don't hesitate to contact me. I'm always receptive to good advice! Best regards,… Continue
Added by Donald L. "Skip" Conover on May 29, 2008 at 11:00pm —
This is more of a question than a pure blog post. What do you all do (if anything) when you come across a resume, say on Career Builder, of someone who works for your company?
I have had this happen several times in recent past and am wondering if anyone has examples of what happened. Did you tell their boss? Contact them directly? Do nothing? I'm saddened, of course, because I've found one recently for an individual who is a top performer in the company. I don't know the situation… Continue
Added by Jenny Jones on May 29, 2008 at 6:21pm —
I haven't had much luck looking on the job boards, linkedin, zoominfo etc for attorney's with a specific type of experience. Is there a job board out there specifically catering to the legal world?
Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Added by Keir Maloney on May 29, 2008 at 2:21pm —
It's going to be a busy June, as we are headed out to three events this month
June 1-4: We're in Orlando, FL for the IHRIM 2008 Annual Event And Technology Expo.
June 19th, we're at the ISA Annual Event here in Chicago
June 22-25 we're at the SHRM Annual Expo here in Chicago.
Look for TalentDrive and stop by and say hello to talk about TalentFilter.
Added by Talent Drive on May 29, 2008 at 10:39am —
I. THE ROLE OF PARENTHESES IN BOOLEAN SEARCHES
AM I SUPPOSED TO GIVE YOU 5 MILLION DOLLARS OR 6 MILLION DOLLARS??
You’ve heard it said when looking at your paycheck, or looking at buying that new boat, “It’s just a matter of ‘zeros’.” Well sometimes it is just a matter of ‘parentheses’.
It makes a difference how you group the numbers below by putting in parentheses:
1+2x2=$5 million? $6 million?
1+(2x2)=5 Here we did the “multiply” first, and… Continue
Added by Hasan Mirza on May 29, 2008 at 10:23am —
Bill Vick's XtremeRecruiting.tv
A change to the formatting this week as the XtremeRecruiting.tv
crew are taking a well deserved break.
For those of you still chugging away, taking a little break of your own...
Maren Hogan - Marketing Pro
Dave Mendoza recently profiled Maren in his regular Monday feature. Slouch [aka Jason Davis] paved the way for her to visit ERE. Maren is now a… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on May 29, 2008 at 7:12am —
The advancement of the Indian BPO sector has given rise to yet another movement in the global outsourcing scenario viz., Knowledge Process Outsourcing or KPO. The exploits in outsourcing business process operations to India has boosted up many firms to start outsourcing their high-end knowledge work as well. Low costs powered with operational efficiencies, access to a highly talented manpower and superior work quality are all fundamental expectations in offshoring high-end processes to… Continue
Added by Maheshg on May 29, 2008 at 6:44am —
1. Show your experience and know-how Put your past experiences on the table and let the employer see exactly why you're fit for the position. Hands-on experience is a very efficient salary-negotiating tool.
2. Put numbers where your mouth is Flashing your past job titles isn't enough; you must also demonstrate exact figures of what you've accomplished. Show your employers that you've increased department sales by 20% and doubled your productivity in 6 months.
3. Don't ask about salary… Continue
Added by Maheshg on May 29, 2008 at 6:39am —
Interview makes every one’s palms sweat and head itch but you certainly don’t want the stress to overwhelm you. We guide you to ride and win the race in a smoother and efficient way. Our step by step approach will be a guiding hand for everyone irrespective of their qualification and experience.
Dress suitably – Be sure in wearing a comfortable, clean and formal outfit.
Memorise your Resume – Make sure you remember every item of your resume, try to have paragraph’s worth… Continue
Added by Maheshg on May 29, 2008 at 6:38am —