If you were looking for a way to do a bit of "giving" during this holiday season, here's something you might want to think about:
Xerox (full disclosure: I am an ex-Xeroid) is sponsoring a site that will print and send a holiday card to servicemen and women. You can just pick out the card that most appeals to you (they are desgined by school kids and are wonderful) and pick one of the draft messages or create your own, and they will print the card and send it.
You have no… Continue
Added by Dave Opton on December 22, 2008 at 5:43pm —
What makes me a smart recruiter is my ability to find a needle in a haystack; my ability to see the big picture; my communication skills (receiving & sending); my people skills; my persistence; my perspective; my creativity; my flexibility; my technical expertise and my business acumen. Also, what has helped me the most in recruiting and in life, has been working on my weaknesses (i.e. whether it be by working with a client; developing better search techniques; or by playing different… Continue
Added by Robin Gillman on December 22, 2008 at 4:17pm —
The number one thing that makes me a smart recruiter is I Love What I do!
I Love being the one to fill the hard to fill positions
I Love being the one who found someone a job that really needed it
I Love being the subject matter expert for the hiring manangers and or clients of mine
I Love all the hard work I have put in over the years
I Love working with integrity
I Love not being afraid of being layed off because no matter what I will survive. I work hard,… Continue
Added by Gail Sortevik Levin on December 22, 2008 at 3:52pm —
William Uranga is TiVo Inc.’s Director of Talent Acquisition and the founder of the San Francisco Bay Area Recruiting Leadership Forum.
You'll enjoy this interview if you're curious about recruiting in Silicon Valley, getting a start in recruiting, annoying recruiting practices and more.
Read the William Uranga interview
Added by Jacob Share on December 22, 2008 at 3:50pm —
And my results are:
|I took the 43 Things Personality Quiz and found out I'm an
Extroverted Self-Improving Traveler…
Added by Suzy Tonini on December 22, 2008 at 3:48pm —
WANTED IT RECRUITERS
A growing IT consulting company is looking for experienced IT (Technical) recruiters for its Pune office. 2 positions open with lots of opportunity to grow. Great Incentives on achieving targets. Apply with latest resume and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Bluesoft Solutions on December 22, 2008 at 3:33pm —
I wanted to send this message out to all of my friends to wish you a very Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas). This year has been tough for alot of us and with the unfortunate cancellation of our TV show and the closure of the company I wanted to thank you for all of your support this year and motivation. I would like to especially thank Gary Yu, Jeff DePonte, and Patti See for all of their help. My thoughts going into 2009 unemployed are that of excitement and motivation. A… Continue
Added by Mike Nale on December 22, 2008 at 3:01pm —
Dear "friends" (I mean social networking friends, not real friends)
We weren't smart enough to wish (non-specific) holiday greetings
to our many fans this last week, so here's the one we used last year.
As The Marketing Headhunter
said at the time:
"These are some of my favorite people, yet
I have never met any of them in person."
Added by Recruiting Animal on December 22, 2008 at 3:00pm —
This is a great topic and the responses have all been wonderful
For me, here is how I answer:
1) I love what I do. I love people and this industry.
2) I use technology and follow technology so I can make the most out of personal relationships
3) focus on other's favorite radio station-WIIFM-what's in it for me, I try to see things from their perspective, not my own.
4) Focus on win, win, win business relationships-if it is good for the… Continue
Added by Michael W. Patrick on December 22, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Have you ever wanted that new house or that new car and had to hold off because of that JOB (acronym for "just over broke") working for that, SOB.. is just helping you stay afloat financially?
Did you just get the notification for the BGE rate hike??
Have you seen gas prices lately?
Did you know ? ....The Retirement Age is now 67 and 62% of Retired Americans will be living on a monthly income of less then $1,200. "U.S. Census Bureau Statistic"
If you… Continue
Added by Steven Singer on December 22, 2008 at 2:56pm —
It's not just American automakers who are feeling pain; Toyota announced its first operating loss in 70 years
, 150 billion yen ($1.7 billion) for the fiscal year ending March 31. Overall, Toyota expects to report a net profit 50 billion yen ($560 million).
It's not just the UAW as many believe...
Added by Steve Levy on December 22, 2008 at 2:53pm —
Here is a question that I always have a tough time answering and quite frankly, do not care to.
" How many other candidates are you interviewing for this position?"
I can have an easier time stomaching this if the candidate asks on an initial phone screen or trying to scope out whether this role will be available much longer. I'm more talking about the candidates who ask this question once you have invited them to interview with you. Should it matter? Does that mean they… Continue
Added by Chris on December 22, 2008 at 2:11pm —
1. I made a decision NOT to be road-kill during this economic crisis. If I am to forecast anything, it won't be my own demise, LOL.
2. When I am between assignments, finding that next assignment IS my assignment, and I treat myself like I treat my best candidate.
3. I start my workday when others are asleep. I start @ 6:30 am. I put in a full day and I still have day light to do things which I enjoy...like finishing a book that I am writing.
4. I don't dwell… Continue
Added by Sheila on December 22, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Hopefully, many of you are in the holiday spirit and ready to ring in 2009. I know I am. After the economic meltdown of 2008 and seeing the legal recruiting market practically dry up, I am ready for 2008 to leave and 2009 arrive. Maybe I am being overly optimistic, but I truly feel that it cannot get much worse and all we have to go from here is up.
During this last quarter of 2008, I took a leave of absence from my blogging. With everyday of bad news, I just… Continue
Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on December 22, 2008 at 1:30pm —
In my last blog, I wrote about how companies can manage through the flood of resumes that are hitting them. If it is difficult for corporate Human Resources right now, it is devastating for those looking for a job. As bleak as the picture is, there are companies that still need to fill crucial positions. So how do you become a candidate, let alone get the job?
Show how you added value. Include quantified performance metrics – increased sales, saved money, trimmed… Continue
Added by Karen Russo on December 22, 2008 at 1:30pm —
Fun topic! I'll list the top reasons for my own personal success. Whether I am actually a "smart" recruiter is debatable!
I can take a $50K punch in the stomache and get right back up! In this business you MUST be able to "rise above" the daily ups and downs. No other profession has so much at stake with each day. I work in both direct and contract staffing. One day my spirit might be soaring high with a few new placements ready to start - and the very next… Continue
Added by Jerry Albright on December 22, 2008 at 11:30am —
EmploymentMetrix.com recently had the privilege of guest blogging for Cheezhead.com on a topic of our choice related to the recruitment industry.
Here are the top 10 tips:
1. Ensure profitability.
2. Be aware and avoid seeking funding.
3. Diversify your revenue stream.
4. Take calculated risks.
5. Understand how job seekers and employers think.
6. Look under the hood.
7. Listen and be lenient with your customers.
8. Build your… Continue
Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 22, 2008 at 11:28am —
Today my mug showed up on CNN's American Morning program.. Check it out...
- Click Here for the Video
Added by Chad Sowash on December 22, 2008 at 9:00am —
Ya' that’s true, and it is not fake. my job is not secure ,any time I can be kicked out from the company, but yet my CEO is saying to me to recruit good people for orgnization,yes I know he has given me a team for this and moreover recruitment is just a part of my profile. But no option. I will have to do that.
But my point is that because of reccession, my job is not secure then how can I recruit others??? Ya' there is no motivating factor behind this, no choice except to do.
When it… Continue
Added by Deepika Chaudhary on December 22, 2008 at 7:30am —
I AM PRAVEENA JOSPEH.I AM FROM INDIA.I AM SENIOR RECRUITING MANAGER...THIS IS MY INTRODUCTION.
BASICALLY I AM VERY SIMPLE PERSON...I LOVE FAMILY,MY COMPANY,MY LAPTOP.....
I WANT TO PROMOTE MY BUSINESS ALL OVER WORLD....SPECIALY IN AUSTRALIA SO I AM LOOKING FOR PARTNERS FROM EACH PART OF WORLD...IF ANY BODY INTERSTED PLEASE SCRAP ME ONCE....
Thanks ang Ragards
Added by praveena joseph on December 22, 2008 at 7:00am —