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Why do Recruiters want to hear Objections from Clients and Candidates?

Did you know that over 60% of sales are made after the offer has been rejected 5 times? If you are a recruiter or an account manager then you need to make certain that you are hearing NO as it may happen 5 times before you get to a YES. It doesn't matter if you are asking for them to send you a resume or return a signed fee agreement. Unfortunately 75% of the recruiters and salespeople out there will give up after the first rejection. This explains why 20% of the team closes 80% of the… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on July 14, 2009 at 6:49pm — 3 Comments

Java recruiting

Marcus :
The job is located at Mount Sinai Medical center on the upper east side of Manahttan.
I am actively searching on the web etc.
However the job is on our website and Dice and is getting no response.
Where have all the JAva guys gone to?
Is everyone a microsoft developer?

Added by Michael S Mantel on July 14, 2009 at 4:16pm — No Comments

The job search is no time for nicknames

This entry is more geared towards job seekers rather than recruiters.

It is something simple that can lead to a bit of confusion and prevent you from getting submitted or it may lead to you falling through the cracks and that is nicknames.

Lets say your name is Ray Jay Johnson Junior.

I would drop the Junior and go by the same name through out the process.

If your resume lists your name as Ray, be Ray through the entire process. Never say, "You can call me… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on July 14, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Help with job search

Recruiters, I need help. I was recently caught in the tsunami wave of layoffs at IBM. My consulting background is varied. I am experienced in BI, DG, MDM and presales consulting.

Here is my dilemma; It appears that many of the recruiters that contact me are looking for singular toolset or just do not understand that one person can be experienced in presales and post sales consulting. There also seems to be a problem understanding that one person can be an architect and actually know… Continue

Added by Steve Willetts on July 14, 2009 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

Simplify your Hiring Process: One less headache

Recruiting is a misunderstood art form. For the shortsighted hiring managers out there, the word recruiting brings to mind hours of distraction that could be better spent on their “real job”. One thing the recession has taught us (particularly the mortgage crisis) is that any decision based solely on short term ramifications will generally get us nowhere in the long run. This tendency to hunker down and avoid any tasks not directly associated with… Continue

Added by Darwin Redshield on July 14, 2009 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Random thoughts: Anything not worth doing, is worth not-doing well.

What’s the true cost of all the excess fees airlines are charging passengers nowadays? Right now we pay $25 for one checked bag; $50 for the next; more fees for anything weighing over 50 pounds; $2 per bag for curbside check-in; $3 for a bag of stale peanuts; $3 to access last year’s movie or reruns of the Match Game; yet more fees for an aisle or window seat. What’s next? An in-flight pay toilet? All that makes you want to buy the lousy in-flight $10 cocktail! When I fly and deal… Continue

Added by Amy Renz on July 14, 2009 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Java recruiting

I am recruiting for a Java developer. Why do they seen scarce?
Every one is a microsoft developer.
I have found a few but nothing like I expected..

Added by Michael S Mantel on July 14, 2009 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment

Does industry news matter?

Every day I peruse, Cheezhead, Workforce, and a bunch of other sites. Why? Well, of course I’m avoiding my ‘real’ work…but I’m also trying to keep up with the ever-shifting winds of change in the HR, recruiting, and job board worlds. This task can take as little as 5 minutes – but it often sucks up much more time.

So I asked myself: does it matter? Is there really any reason to spend time that I could otherwise be devoting to my business and clients? For example, if Monster… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on July 14, 2009 at 9:22am — 1 Comment

Tutorial Tuesday....Rehab, Running, Amy Winehouse and your Sourcing Strategy....

Last time I wrote for, I suggested you pull your sourcing skeleton out of the closet. This month I have rehab on my mine. And that Amy Winehouse song is echoing...

Rehab occurs to me because I run. Or lately, I hobble. Had a series of minor injuries this year with the last being a pulled hip muscle. Every time I get an injury, there's a rest period, rehab and rebuilding my running program, from square one. I hate it. I like to run, it helps me focus and is a huge… Continue

Added by Kelly Dingee on July 14, 2009 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Hey Recruiter, I thought you were on my side! Part III of III

mad Last time we spoke about identifying the true hiring decision maker (HDM). We will go on the assumption that has happened.

We will also assume that you have been in front of the interview panel and your keen intuition says you did well in the your interviews and made a connection with at least the vast majority of the folks you met with, including the HDM. If you feel your intuition is not working,… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on July 14, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

One Stop Shop

This is my first blog posting,

and this happens to be a question..

Has The one stop shop where in a single portal which supports many other niche sites, stated gaining popularity to other sources of recruiting over the web?

These sites provide a single platform from where recruiters can navigate and find what they are looking for. is an example i can give as a single portal for recruiting.

Does these kind of sites have started to gain popularity over other… Continue

Added by Vinodh Rengarajan on July 14, 2009 at 4:15am — No Comments

NAPS and KeenHire Join Forces to Postion You As The Hiring Hero!

Are you a NAPS member?

The National Association of Personnel Services is committed to you being the best recruitment professional you can be and is amping up their benefits so you can leverage your power!

Effective July 15, 2009 every NAPS member will receive a 20% reduction on all KeenHire Assessment & Pre-Employment Screening product or service, every training product, seminar, and tool.

Check out the… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on July 13, 2009 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Your Crazy Recruiter “offering 3k (Three Thousand Dollar) referral fees” on two HOT searches!

Hello Friend, Hope all is good with you and yours. (Permission granted to send this email/video to anyone = More VIRAL the better…)


1) Client is located Orange County (SOCAL/100k)

2) FDA/ISO background

3) Supplier based interaction

4) R/D background/exposure

5) Degreed

6) Great Communicator

7) 2-5YRS ideal/ but flexible


• Technical Marketing Engineer=NAS APPLIANCE… Continue

Added by Brian K. Johnston on July 13, 2009 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Is Ready, Fire, Aim Your Talent Management Strategy?

Many businesses are still practicing talent mismanagement through "fire, ready, aim" rather than "ready, fire, aim!" Although you might get lucky and this approach may work, implementing a more logical and effective talent management process for selecting top talent is the key to your company's future success.

The approach starts with a clear definition of the key jobs your company has to fill. You will have a much better chance… Continue

Added by Vicki Z. Lauter on July 13, 2009 at 6:12pm — No Comments

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We would like to hear from recruiters, virtual sourcers, researchers, human resource, staffing professionals and others that are interested in breaking out of the STATUS QUO and are ready to position themselves to earn the highest commissions in the Staffing Industry plus recurring short and… Continue

Added by PJ Cunningham on July 13, 2009 at 4:06pm — 2 Comments

Searching in AZ

I am searching for a Certified PEGA Programmer with PRPC along with Architecture knowledge. This person must reside in Arizona. Please let me know if you know of a speciality site to find such skills.
Dee Dee Kelly

Added by Dee Dee Kelly on July 13, 2009 at 2:51pm — No Comments


just like many of us, I purchased way too many job postings from and I either use 'um or lose 'um. So, if there is anyone out there who needs any postings for dirt cheap, please contact me because I'm losing them in about 60 days.

Added by Robert Krzak on July 13, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Why the Recession is Good for You, the Buyers of Software. 3 Emerging Trends From the Fishbowl

“You better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone. For the times they are a-changin’”

Bob Dylan

The Fishbowl

A couple of weeks ago I learned that my co-workers call the office that I share with our CEO, “The Fishbowl”. The Fishbowl is the nerve center of Newton Software. Given our small footprint, the Fishbowl acts as the design studio, front office, communications center and test lab. Sometimes our co-workers might say it more resembles an… Continue

Added by Joel Passen on July 13, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Make your First Impression a Lasting One

Whether your career website welcomes online applications or disseminates information about your firm, it can be an important tool in the art of recruitment communications. In fact, in today's world, your company's presence on the Internet may be critical, enabling round-the-clock communication with potential candidates. From anywhere in the world, at any hour of the day or night, your career website “speaks” to everyone who drops by for a virtual visit.

An effective employment… Continue

Added by Valerie Ellinor on July 13, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Use podcasts to make your recruiting firm stand out.

It’s no secret: The recession has hit the recruiting industry especially hard. With fewer job listings and far more competition, recruiting firms need to employ better marketing strategies. How will your firm rise above the noise? How can you promote your brand and value proposition with little or no marketing budget? The answer could be a growing new media tool: podcasts.

According to a recent article on, Though it only requires a computer and microphone, podcasting… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on July 13, 2009 at 11:05am — No Comments

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