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Respond to Your Applicants

That is all.

Okay, a little more. ; )

In the seasonal world, the turn of the calendar from December to January acts as the green light of a NASCAR race. Everyone truly interested in working summer jobs in great places gets on-line and starts applying. As employers, it's both a wonderful time and a stressful time as your in-box just tripled in size. I say embrace it and work the applications to the best of your…


Added by Kari Quaas on January 11, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

2010 is a New Year with Opportunities

Faster Hiring in 2010 Save Money in 2010 Save Time in 2010 Better Service in 2010 Contact me to learn how!

Added by Tony Lipinski on January 11, 2010 at 11:27am — No Comments

Casting A Wide Net on the Net

I suppose this goes without saying, but when in a job search don't put all your eggs in one basket. Early in my search for an IT Staffing Recruiter position, I made the mistake of limiting my activity. I was talking and meeting with five firms, two of which were aggressively pursuing me. I let two new opportunities slip under my radar because things seemed to be going well enough that I expected to get an offer from one of the five firms.

And then the holidays came. Three of the five… Continue

Added by Victoria Schanen on January 11, 2010 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

January 8th Job Search Resolutions

It cannot be avoided. It is the new year and talk of resolutions will abound. However, rather than blog about new year's resolutions in December when people are speaking of future commitments or January 1st when we are still buzzing with excitement that we survived another calendar year. I waited a week out when the cloud has been lifted and the high has worn off. Since it usually only takes about a week for most people to start breaking their resolutions, I felt that… Continue

Added by Pedro S. Silva II on January 11, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

Start your morning right with some Recruiting Power Protein

Forget that pathetic packet of coffee over in the break room and try some of my Recruiting Powder Protein. Just pour some of this into your water bottle every morning. Don’t be alarmed if some powder floats up enveloping you in a cloud of recruiting goodness. Take it in. Breath it out. Ahhhh.

As you take a swig, seven minerals blast through your bloodstream. Bam! You just got 15% of your recommended daily intake of Fistful of… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on January 11, 2010 at 8:48am — 1 Comment

Have You Figured Out Your Value Added Proposition? Don't Know What VAP is? You should...

I have been speaking and emailing with quite a few job seekers recently about their luck on their job searches. I keep hearing over and over that they are not having a lot of luck. They are getting interviews, which tells me that they have the requisite skills to do the job and that their resumes are making a fairly decent first impression. The fact that they still do not have an offer leads me to make a few conclusions - 1) They are up against really stiff competition and time and again, the… Continue

Added by Rachel Salley on January 10, 2010 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Irritating co-workers. The definitive list.

I originally wrote these observations with the intent of making some kind of HR Top Trumps game out of them. I thought it would make a nice leave-behind gift for recruiters, but as I am no illustrator I stuck to the verbal descriptions.

Let’s face it, From the person who stinks the office out with their lunch, to the colleague who hijacks the office diary to sneakily block book dates for the coming year's vacations, to the very helpful character who leaves guidance notes…


Added by Alasdair Murray on January 10, 2010 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Getting Back Into The Game

I left recruiting after the hurricane hit New Orleans. It was a good decision at the time; however, it is time to get back into the game! Since I can start from scratch, I am researching what area I want to concentrate in. Obviously I am trying to find the industries where the highest paid recruiters focus on, any suggestions? You can post or email me at



Added by Bear Norris on January 10, 2010 at 3:29am — No Comments

2010 Job Growth Prediction

As a professional recruiter since 1981, I have now experienced four recessions that impacted my profession. As a result of my experience, I have developed the “Recruiter Economic Barometer”. It may not be as scientific as other economic barometers but it has proven very effective.

Typically when companies are anticipating a slow down or hiring freeze, they either assign their corporate recruiters to other duties or lay them off. The contingent recruiting industry tends to wash the third… Continue

Added by Bill Humbert on January 9, 2010 at 3:04pm — 5 Comments

The Changing Nature of Employment in the Great Recession

I recently saw the Great Depression film "The Grapes of Wrath," and while I had seen it before, this time I was reminded of what's going on in employment today. The movie starts off with Henry Fonda returning to his family farm after having been away for a few years, only to find his home abandoned. He soon learns that his family, as well as all of his Oklahoma neighbors, have been evicted and are leaving for the promise of jobs in California.

We then learn that the families in… Continue

Added by Jay Fenello on January 9, 2010 at 11:46am — No Comments

Facts about Executive Search Firms and Health Care Recruiters

If you are job hunting, you should send your resume to recruiters.

Different recruiters know about different positions. They do not usually know about the same ones. This is particularly true with retained firms. By sending your resume out widely, you will be placed in many different confidential databases and be alerted of many different positions. If you send your resume to only a few, it may be that none you send to will be working with positions which are suited for you. Throw… Continue

Added by IBW Recruiters on January 8, 2010 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Looking for some meaningful reviews of Jobscience.

Most of what I can find online is a very effective marketing blitz. We are strongly considering and I want to understand how Jobscience stacks up with Maxhire, Bullhorn, etc. If anyone knows where I can find a real constructive critique of Jobscience as a Applicant Tracking System for contract and full time staffing, please let me know.

Added by Michael Jablon on January 8, 2010 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Social Media in Organizations: Opportunities and Challenges: A Free Two-Part Webinar Series

Changing technology in digital communication in general, and social media in particular, has tremendous implications for organizations and how they function - not just externally (with clients, customers, and other stakeholders), but internally as well. The impact of social media cannot be overestimated - even if you don't believe a digital revolution is underway, the technological advancements currently taking place will have a significant impact on how organizations function in the… Continue

Added by Heidi on January 8, 2010 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

New to

Hey everyone, new to the blog. Looking forward to the ride.

Added by Rex Rolf on January 8, 2010 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

Entering 2010 As a Former Employee

Over the past few weeks, I met with a number of unemployed and unplanned new consultants / freelancers. Many of these people were simply looking for a new job but they almost all came armed with business cards for their new "consulting practice," and of course their resume. After thinking about several of these meetings it made me wonder about these people and others like them, "are you a former employee who wants to be one again or are you an entrepreneur trying to make your newest venture… Continue

Added by Justin Driscoll on January 8, 2010 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Irrecoverable Knowledge within Irrecoverable Social Networks?

Ok, so being a novice, I am unsure whether I should repost a post from my original blog . . . or just transpose it here. I'm a newbie with this, so please forgive my stumblings before I figure it out :)

A good friend and National Defense recruiting guru, Christopher Young (@chrismarkyoung), forwarded me an NYT article today, "… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on January 8, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Five Day Digital Detox

Happy 2010! With the turn of a new year and decade, many people set resolutions which commonly revolve around fitness and health. I, like everyone else, have a few of those, but have also been thinking about my career goals and what I would like to accomplish professionally in 2010.

In the last year the business world continued its exposure on social networking sites such as Twitter and… Continue

Added by Andrea Persico on January 8, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Create an online community to be the hub of your social recruiting strategy

As I indicated in my popular post - The Social Recruiting Battlegrounds in 2010 - building your own online community will be a crucial part of successful social recruitment strategies in 2010 and beyond. Now whether you choose to do this via,… Continue

Added by Andy Headworth on January 8, 2010 at 9:11am — No Comments

This is the reason why I got into HR in the first place.


Added by Paul Jacobs on January 8, 2010 at 7:11am — No Comments

Talent +Hard Work +Character = Success

Well, it’s NFL playoff season and while it’s a bit cliché, sports really are a good metaphor for life and career. It’s not enough to be talented and it’s not enough to just want something. Now, I’m going to come clean here and proclaim myself a Green Bay Packers fan. I like other teams but as a native New Yorker I’ve seen teams leave my city and that’s something that the Packers won’t do. And it’s such an underdog of a small market compared with the rest of the league.

But aside from… Continue

Added by James Seetoo on January 7, 2010 at 8:24pm — 2 Comments

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