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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

INTERNS: Build Your Talent!

Should you "build" or "buy" talent? It is the ultimate dilemma for entrepreneurs. Busines owners don't have time to train newbies (build), and they can't afford to hire experience (buy). So what do they often do? They hire mid-level people with average talents; obtaining average results.

The accounting and legal professions have perfected the "build" model. Every year they hire interns that turn into direct hires. They train and mentor the heck out of them; thus always having a… Continue

Added by Ann Clifford on January 19, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

Why employee performance appraisals are ineffective, sometimes?

One of my HR Community friends, Basheer wrote to me:

> Dear Mr. Gireesh Sharma,Paper Based Appraisals


> When most people consider traditional performance appraisals a time consuming and expensive task, I also believe they are ineffective in the present work culture of organizations.


> I…


Added by Gireesh Kumar Sharma on January 19, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Recruit Thru Social Networks

Barack Obama used social media to get himself into the White House and thousands of companies are using social media to create brand awareness and an online buzz. However, social media can also be used for many other purposes as well. If you work in Human Resources, you may be thinking, “I dont want to get to the White House — I just want to recruit some employees”. Social networks are an amazing channel for finding potential employees and increasingly becoming an even expected way of finding… Continue

Added by Ayelet Noff on January 19, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

A dip in the Hudson demonstrates why experience counts

Ms. Higgins said one reason everyone survived was that the plane carried "very senior flight attendants." All were in their 50s, according to US Airways. "This is a testament to experienced women doing their jobs, because they were, and it worked," said Ms. Higgins, who has worked for several federal agencies since 1969.

Hey Recruiters - ARE YOU LISTENING?!?!?!?

Article… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on January 19, 2009 at 7:35am — 4 Comments

You can't grow by cutting back

My mother's car broke down in the Brisbane CBD at 7 am on a Monday morning. Now there's a stress test you can't pay for at the Wesley Hospital! The automobile club were dutifully telephoned, and as expected there was a delay. After a short while, the roadside assist mechanic arrives, checks for the basics, only to conclude the vehicle will need towing.

After three hours of standing in the heat, pent up frustration and umpteen telephone calls to Colin on the customer service hotline;… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on January 19, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Digging Into v2.03 Verbal Summary

(Jan 09, 2009) It's not the shovel, it's the garden.

Have you been following the defriending trend? The notable tip of the iceberg is the Burger King campaign offering a Whopper in exchange for deleting friends on Facebook.

In an industry known for indiscriminate and promiscuous linking (Recruiting),…


Added by John Sumser on January 19, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Interview time is story time

Job hunting can be a very difficult time for candidates. Looking the the right job, dealing with recruiters, getting the interview, and finaly receiving a suitable offer.

Most jobs end up having only a few candidates make the shortlist for the interview stage. For a candidate getting to the interview stage means they are one or two steps away from a potential offer, they just need to pass the interview and not crash and burn.

The best way to get through the interview is… Continue

Added by 2Vouch on January 18, 2009 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Dr Jeckell and Mr Hyde.. or more millennial... THE HULK.. Are we the same beast at work and at home?

Am I a different person at work and at home? Should I be? Isn't being me the thing I do best?

At the start of my career I used to laugh at some girls in my office, who had an official phone voice..... you know the types, they would be talking to you normally, the phone would ring and then the voice would lower, their vocabulary would dramatically increase and the… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 18, 2009 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Is your Recruiting Team ready for tomorrow?

Is your Recruiting Team ready for tomorrow?

Many Recruiters and Recruitment Managers do not see that the recruiting profession is changing. The skills that made Recruiters successful in the past will not bring organizations to the front of the war for talent in the future and the Recruiters of tomorrow will not find success using the same techniques that make them successful today. The Recruiter of tomorrow will embrace online social networking and viral marketing techniques. The… Continue

Added by Mike Astringer on January 18, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why am I a smart recruiter? because I'm WISE!

Being smart means being WISE in everything you do.

W Willingness (to listen and change, to both the client and the candidate because they both have something to add to the recruitment process)

I Integrity If you don't have integrity you won't last and your clients will not come back, more importantly your candiddates will quickly pass the word about you, probably on a recruiting blog!

S Simplicity. Straight talk,… Continue

Added by Iain MacGibbon on January 18, 2009 at 3:03am — No Comments

need a HR for an upcoming software development company

Hi ,

Interested people can forward resume to


Added by Sumanth pokala on January 17, 2009 at 8:49am — No Comments

What would more publicity do for you?

Want to learn how to receive free publicity? What is your biggest question about publicity?
All your questions will be answered by Dan (Janal) the Publicity Man.

Dan was on the original public relations team that launched America Online nearly 20 years ago! He is an internationally-recognized speaker, Internet marketer and best-selling author.

Added by Bert Martinez - The Emotional Engineer on January 17, 2009 at 12:40am — No Comments

Buzz on Twitter is that Recruiters are spamming on LinkedIn - Are they?

Buzz on Twitter is that Recruiters are spamming on LinkedIn - Are they?

II recently posted this to LinkedIn Q&A and it has ignited quite a debate, so I'm curious to see what the response is here at Recruiting Blogs?

I've noticed quite a bit of buzz on Twitter lately accusing recruiters of spamming on LinkedIn, I wanted to get your opinions and bring to your attention what the outside market is thinking of recruiters:

Here is a Tweet:

Recruiter on… Continue

Added by Greig Wells on January 17, 2009 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

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