With the unemployment rates soaring and the number of companies hiring through the traditional job boards and classified advertising down, what's a job seeker to do when you're considering making a change? The truth is in spite of the current economic conditions, there are many companies who are hiring. The problem is that as their staffs have been cut, they are turning to headhunters to quickly fill the positions - because they simply don't have the manpower to follow the recruitment process… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on June 26, 2009 at 3:12pm —
Business owners could avoid making bad hiring decisions by implementing pre employment tests
, according to a new study.
A recent survey from SurePayroll found that three out of four business owners admitted to hiring at least one employee that they later regretted. On top of that, 12 percent of business owners indicated that the mistake resulted in a significant financial loss, or more than $10,000 per bad… Continue
Added by Cheezhead on June 26, 2009 at 1:18pm —
Imagine a world where your complete understanding of interacting with people was turned on its head. A world without Twitter, LinkedIn or FaceBook. This world wouldn’t have online “social media” sites as you know them today and would not allow you to interact using short message bursts or text messages. How would you survive? How would you manage? How would you go about identifying company contacts and leads?
Ok. You can open your eyes now, take a deep breath and exhale. This is not… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on June 26, 2009 at 12:37pm —
Hello and hope your day is fantastic!
As you know I am a 3rd party Search Recruiter (Headhunter)
When I am evaluating if I will take on a search assignment with existing or new client I qualify, qualify, and qualify, some more.
Why you may ask? As a contingent recruiter I WILL NOT work on a search, nor allow emotions to get involved, unless the company provides compelling, "reasons to work the search".
Here is how I create a Job Value Proposition, by… Continue
Added by Brian K. Johnston on June 26, 2009 at 9:30am —
This video is hysterical! Laugh a lil' Twouble with Twitters http://bit.ly/15IoGA
Added by Recruitnik on June 25, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Above the Fold
Bill Meirs helps us understand why The Lone Ranger slept with one eye open. Yeah, Tonto loved him alright...Hey Recruiter, I thought you were on my side!
In a post fittingly titled "Secure Your Own Mask First" Rayanne asks: How's that mask… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on June 25, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Excellent resources for candidates that seek to enhance their professional skill sets.
Added by Hector Perez on June 25, 2009 at 4:24pm —
This is an excellent site for Hiring Managers and HR Professionals that seek valauble tools and information for hiring the RIGHT candidates.
Added by Hector Perez on June 25, 2009 at 4:00pm —
In a job market were companies are searching for new and highly qualified candidates to fill positions within their organization, Social & Business networking sites have enabled candidates to search for jobs in new and innovative ways. Many candidates opt to send their resumes to companies via email or apply directly to website postings. More and more job seekers, however, have taken things a step further. They have posted a video taped interview of themselves on their website or on YouTube… Continue
Added by Excel Recruiting on June 25, 2009 at 2:05pm —
Newton Software has debuted the Newton® Affiliate Program, a third-party sales program for its smart, easy-to-use, recruiting technology, Newton®. The program allows qualified individuals to refer Newton® to friends, contacts, and companies and earn a percentage of the revenue generated from each sale. Ideal affiliate partners include agency recruiters, contract recruiters, human resources consultants, and other service providers.
Interested parties can sign up for the program on the… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on June 25, 2009 at 1:00pm —
How often have you wondered whether you were on the right path professionally? Whether the job as a finance analyst or a creative designer is the one you were destined to become? When do we know it’s time to unlock the doors and set out on our journey to discover our true potential?
The value we place on ourselves is based in part from the perceptions we remember from our past. Whether we were competitive, shy, nurturing, independent or withdrawn, we define our perception of… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on June 25, 2009 at 12:17pm —
The internet has been experiencing a massive
amount of duplicate job content over the past couple of years. No question this content has been used to help job seekers find jobs, unfortunately it has also been used to leverage traffic using duplicative content, extract job seeker information and create many other issues
Added by Chad Sowash on June 25, 2009 at 10:25am —
A while back
I examined the recruiting value of Twitter and its possible effects on job boards. Since then, Twitter has kept growing at a torrid pace, the economy continues to slide, and most job boards are happy if their revenues are only down 20 or 30 percent. I thought it was time to take another look.
Chris Russell created a very nice ’starfish’ that runs down the various social media tools… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 25, 2009 at 9:32am —
One of the best tools LinkedIn has to offer is its Groups Directory. Currently there are 314,366 groups out there for you to join on LinkedIn. They cover a wide range of categories and come in many different languages, so no matter what industry you are in there is probably a group for you.
Since I’m in the online recruitment/employment business, I thought I would share my favourite… Continue
Added by Frank Di Lello on June 25, 2009 at 8:05am —
Professional resume writing services offer the promise of putting together a top-notch resume for job seekers. While I don’t doubt there intentions, I do believe that you can put together an equally professional resume for a lot less money! Not $100…not $80…not $50….how about zero dollars!! That’s right, you can design a world-class resume (just like the pro’s) and it won’t cost you a dime. Here’s how:
· Forget the age old rule that a resume should be only one page long. Your career,… Continue
Added by Excel Recruiting on June 24, 2009 at 9:34pm —
Above the Fold
Jason Monastra makes a good case for employers not to throw the baby out with the bath water. How else would we make soup?...Laid Off and Done Badly
Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom
Claudia tiptoes between cognitive bias, discriminating employers and dress code reminding me of the candidate who said that the stud in her tongue was for opening beer bottles and would shnot… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on June 24, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I am working with a company listed on the NYSE -36 yrs in business. They are expanding and looking for people who would like to earn extra income working p/t or f/t. It is a PLAN B OPTION. As a recruiter, and jobs are limited, I am offering others a PLAN B...
Why is network marketing not a viable option when it's no more secure than working in corporate America..
Added by Ramona on June 24, 2009 at 2:52pm —
and I have logged a lot of hours on the phone solidifying a solid relationship based on the the love of two fundamental addictions in our life we both have. The first is recruiting and the second is domain names.
Two weeks ago Harry calls me up and says I just bought a really good domain name. I'm jealous immediately and he then shows me why it's so good but I don't need graphs or stuff to know it's good and he knows it… Continue
Added by Slouch on June 24, 2009 at 2:30pm —
I need to hire quality resources on DWH in India
I have created a blog for myself to start with , i am trying to find how blogs can be used to reach out to these dwh/bi folks.
Can sumone guide me on the above
Added by Subramaniam Ramaswamy on June 24, 2009 at 1:22pm —
I found the following post on Craigslist in several locations: http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/etc/1234727293.html
. It reads as follows:
“Do you use an Applicant Tracking System (Research Study)? (Greater Chicago)
I am conducting usability research for an applicant tracking system. If you work in the HR field and use one of these, I would like to invite you to take part in a 45-60 minute usability… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on June 24, 2009 at 10:33am —