Zenas Ackah has heard it all his life: What kind of name is that? You must not be from here. You must be foreign. Actually, no. Born in the United States, the 22-year-old college senior with the Greek first name and the Ghanian last name grew up in Philadelphia.
But Ackah is hopeful that change is coming, that the idea of an "American" name will expand beyond monikers like Tom and Harry and Sally and Jane and Smith and Jones. He figures… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on November 29, 2008 at 2:30pm —
President-elect Obama has intimated that he wants to appoint someone to a cabinet-level position that oversees technology. Makes sense - there are existing positions that oversee everything except for technology (unless you think of the DoD as technology...technology that is inaccessible to all but the military). But I agree with Eric Lundquist
of CIO Insight
Added by Steve Levy on November 29, 2008 at 9:19am —
LLP, LLC, S-corp and C-corp: It's not just alphabet soup! A breakdown of what you need to know, in layman's terms.
(Fortune Small Business) -- What exactly is an LLP? What's the difference between an LLC and a corporation? What about S-corps and C-corps? Sorting through the legal jargon and tax codes defining these business structures can be daunting for entrepreneurs - but picking the right structure for your company brings vital tax benefits and legal… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 28, 2008 at 4:12pm —
These are the estimates on the types of Marketing that would be used in the coming 12 months:
The winners - in order
The losers - in order
I thought CRM was particularly interesting. If used right you have a powerful tool to put a personal touch on marketing to your consumers. Our CRM partner was talking about one client that tags all of their top… Continue
Added by Steve Fogarty on November 28, 2008 at 1:30pm —
By Rhonda Abrams, USA TODAY
Want to get your website to appear high up in the results when someone is looking for the kind of stuff you sell? In last week's column, I shared with you some of the basics of using search engines to drive traffic to your website. Today, I'll share with you some keys to ranking high. Go here
Added by Maureen Sharib on November 28, 2008 at 9:55am —
Beat the recession. December 1st Chronos Russia completes placements on budget and schedule for Stokhman project ! See our websites for oil, gas, engineering opportunities. www.chronosconsulting.com. In fact if anyone would like more info on some great opportunities we have in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan please ask me. There is loads to do ! You can also see more on the Think Oil ! group.
Added by Dr Simon Harding on November 28, 2008 at 9:44am —
My friend Marian sent over this link
to a great "training" video. What do you think?
Added by Steve Levy on November 27, 2008 at 1:44pm —
I have a senior CPA professional with MBA and Big 4 experience as Sr. Auditor / Manager / Director of Forensic.
Looking for full time openings preferably in South/ west coast.
Contact me by email - firstname.lastname@example.org with job details ASAP
Added by Jay on November 27, 2008 at 12:16am —
Hope everyone is planning on a great Thanksgiving Holiday.
We are looking for some direct employment and split partners nationwide. Helping Friends is a nationwide service with global network employment reach for placements in IT (all levels), Marketing, Sales, Finance.
Particularly looking partners with a bulk of split Job Orders to work, so we can improve the listing and exchange communications-- more time spent sourcing the right talent and filling reqs, less time spent… Continue
Added by Dawn Christine Khan on November 26, 2008 at 8:25pm —
It's that time again: Thanksgiving is tomorrow
And The Early Show offered a heaping helping of help to anyone getting set to make a turkey for the big day -- as three great chefs shared their secrets for making the perfect turkey.
Personally, my receipe is a bit exotic:
At the El Dave home, I cook all day and I arrange the following:
One stick Butter
Added by Dave Mendoza on November 26, 2008 at 4:55pm —
Waking to the sweet smell of celery and onion cooking in my mother’s big black iron skillet on the stove I remember a child's almost hysterical excitement under all the hustle and bustle of a holiday's preparation. The always-huge pink turkey would be splayed on the kitchen counter, marinated, washed, patted dry and rubbed with salt, pepper and sage, waiting to receive its stuffing; a miraculous tasting (even raw!) mixture of bread crumb, sage, onion,… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on November 26, 2008 at 3:00pm —
I'm not exactly a newbie to RecruitingBlogs, rather I've been a passive “lurker” for some time. Thanks to some of the more regular contributors on the site and their almost startling openness, something has awoken in me that wants to get more involved, to let my voice be heard. I don't imagine I'm the only one who has wondered just how to go about "putting themselves out there" and what it truly means to do so. I’m very glad to have a forum such as this to learn so much from.
So in… Continue
Added by Becky Metcalf on November 26, 2008 at 11:38am —
My company is merging with a competitor, and after attending some transition meetings I'm really concerned about the culture clash that is happening between the two companies. The business leaders may be in favor of this deal, but the rest of the employees are not at all convinced. I recruited most of our employees in the last five years, and many are already starting the process of posting resumes and looking for new jobs. What can I do to stem the… Continue
Added by Claudia Faust on November 26, 2008 at 8:32am —
The balance of power has shifted – and not just in the White House. As Obama takes his seat in the oval office, he looks out over a world economy in tumult – and a recruitment industry finally feeling the effects.
Where once, confident financiers sat deliberating the next sky-high step for their salaries, now, quivering bankers fill recruitment agency waiting rooms, not knowing where their next pay-cheque may come from. The financial industry is just one of a glut of traditionally… Continue
Added by Kevyn Robins on November 26, 2008 at 6:00am —
Best Remark of the Day
"I've interviewed and hired a ton of Recruiters and Sourcers. There are MANY that can talk a good game...within 90 days they have either made it or failed."
~ Paul Davenport
12:02pmMaureen Sharib Everyone read today's topic? What happens when you have a dissatisfied customer? How do you handle it? What do you do to correct things? Are there unreasonable clients?
12:03pmRyan Haire… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on November 26, 2008 at 6:00am —
KeenHire is celebrating our 1st 6 months, I am grateful that we are here, engaged and working
I am grateful for my coach Jeanna Gabelini
I am grateful for my beautiful, caring and supportive sons
I am grateful for my previous husband Jim and all the support he has always shown me
I am grateful that the "War for Talent" was branded by McKinsey
I am grateful that I got certified in OD when I… Continue
Added by Margaret Graziano on November 26, 2008 at 12:00am —
The Pachera Group is hosting a webinar on December 9th at 10am Pacific.
Whether you are in the job market or positioning yourself for future success, you need a strong, memorable, personal brand in order to stand out. We now compete nationally for opportunities and differentiating ourselves has never been more important.
In this seminar, executive recruiter, Vikki Pachera & team, will show you how to create your own brand to ensure you stand out. We'll start with your… Continue
Added by Vikki Pachera on November 25, 2008 at 7:11pm —
Social Networks: Virtual Organize It, Stupid!
by Pierre Coupet
No doubt you've heard of the tongue-in-cheek expressions, "Keep it simple, stupid!
" and "It's the economy, stupid!
" However, in today's day and age, the appropriate mantra for those who belong to social networks should be, "Virtual organize it, stupid!
". Let me tell you why:
Great Investment of Time & Effort
You spend a great deal of time joining social… Continue
Added by Pierre Coupet on November 25, 2008 at 6:24pm —
A young couple is golfing one day on a very exclusive course lined with million-dollar houses. On the third tee, the wife slices her shot right through the large front window of the biggest house along the course. They walk up, knock on the door, and hear a voice say, “Come on in.” Opening the door, they see glass everywhere and a broken bottle lying on the floor.
A man on the couch says, “Are you the people who broke my window?” The husband begins to apologize, but the man cuts him… Continue
Added by Faisal Javed on November 25, 2008 at 4:30pm —
Shared by Ryan Leary (www.CruiterTalk.com
I’ve noticed recently many people adding VirtualCV to there list of online media to promote themselves. What is it? I hate when I get pictures on resumes, I think it’s silly (though that mindset can change tomorrow and probably will).
But this is different. It’s a way to add some pizzazz to your on-line brand.
VisualCV is highly indexed… Continue
Added by Ryan Leary on November 25, 2008 at 4:30pm —