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Down Economy Brings Opportunity

The economy has been shrinking for over a year now. We are officially in a recession. Unemployment is highest in the nation it has been in nearly 2 decades. Is there a bright spot in this economy? Well, yes. Actually, there are several bright spots in this economy! We are seeing opportunities in a several areas, but it may require you to think differently about who you are and what you do. Today I want to share some of those with you, gentle reader, with the hope that you will be able to… Continue

Added by Sean Harry on January 12, 2009 at 6:09pm — 2 Comments

What makes me a Smart Recruiter

I love, love, love to solve problems – if there is a problem to solve or a need to fill, it is a happy day for me. Happy people almost always love what they do and end up doing it well because of it.

I have an intense curiosity about the business I am in and that I am supporting. I read, listen, ask questions, attend meetings, 'hang at the water cooler', chat, network, participate -- whatever I can to do to learn what/why/how/when/where we do it. This helps me both assess a… Continue

Added by Chris Havrilla on January 12, 2009 at 5:01pm — No Comments

A Look Into the "New"

From Cheezhead ... The world’s long wait is finally over. We can all breath again. Over the weekend, revealed its new, job seeker-focused redesign. How do the changes rate? We go into the site for an in-depth look at what worked and what didn’t. And does it even matter.

CEO Sal Iannuzzi calls the new site “an entirely new site experience which allows job seekers a more engaging and dynamic way to find the career that best matches their talent, background,… Continue

Added by Joel Cheesman on January 12, 2009 at 3:16pm — No Comments

It also explains the length of time for the postings -- low fees

I hadn't heard of the site before today. Probably because they don't do a lot of Healthcare posting. An example regarding the low fees - the Physician postings were paying $8K and had been out there for over 100 days. Only someone with low regard for their time would work so hard for so little.

Added by Linda Fenton on January 12, 2009 at 2:04pm — 1 Comment

Too Much Training?

I know this sounds weird coming from a trainer, but it occurred to me that as an industry, we might be a tad over-trained.

For example, some recruiters seem to be information addicts. They’re constantly on the lookout for all manner of training and coaching, but seem to make the same mistakes over and over again. There’s nothing wrong with training, as long as there’s some LEARNING going on.

Of course, at the other extreme are the recruiters who are totally self-taught. As… Continue

Added by Bill Radin on January 12, 2009 at 1:57pm — 2 Comments

JOB: HR Senior Generalist/Business Partner – Research & Development

Hello All,

I am currently working with a client in the Westchester County, NY area who is looking for a Sr. HR Generalist with extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Below are the specs. Please contact Kim at with your updated resume, and salary requirements. Job candidates only, please.

Summary: Provides strategic and tactical Human Resource support to significant segments of the company through direct services and in partnership… Continue

Added by Kimberly LaRotonda on January 12, 2009 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Don’t Connect With Strangers! (Part 1) - LinkedIn

From Jobsighter - Social Media for Every Day Business: Especially LinkedIn

You’ve just received a request to connect on LinkedIn from a name you don’t recognize. A stranger! What do you do?

There are two basic connecting philosophies. Call them orientations—quality and quantity. If you automatically ignore the request, you have a quality orientation. If you automatically accept the… Continue

Added by Ryan S Adams on January 12, 2009 at 1:37pm — 2 Comments

Float Pool Chaos

I am wondering if anyone knows of an IRP trade association. We are seeking to promote our solution for float pools. Are there any good groups that will help us spread the word. Here is a link to our offering:

Marketing Director
Clearview Staffing Software

Added by MikeMac on January 12, 2009 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Atlanta Employment Firm launches Teaching Job Seekers the Secrets of How to Market Themselves in a Web 2.0 World

Atlanta Employment Firm launches Teaching Job Seekers the Secrets of How to Market Themselves in a Web 2.0 World

Atlanta based Employment Firm, Staff Financial Group Inc. the parent company of the, launches, a website for job seekers hosting Instructional Training Videos that are “Easy to understand tips and strategies that help job seekers navigate the interview… Continue

Added by Gus Cawley on January 12, 2009 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Sourcing on the Web: Two Key Areas to Master

I wanted to share some notes with those who are interested in improving their skills in web sourcing. This is based on my experience with the "Boolean" community. I host the "Boolean Strings" group here on RBC and a large group "Boolean Strings" on LinkedIn. I ran the "Worldwide Boolean Contest" in December… Continue

Added by Irina Shamaeva on January 12, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Stupid (Stuff) People ACTUALLY Put On Their Resumes

These are from a list posted by Dmitri Davydov on They are pretty funny and I can attest to the fact that people really do put some really stupid stuff on their resumes. I wonder sometimes if these people ever even read their own resumes. Many I get from people claiming to be experts in software…


Added by Craig Fisher on January 12, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Googling helps destroy the environment

While millions of people tap into Google without considering the environment, a typical search generates about 7g of CO2 Boiling a kettle generates about 15g. “Google operates huge data centres around the world that consume a great deal of power. A Google search has a definite environmental impact.

Click here but remember doing so makes you an anti-environmentalist

Added by Steve Levy on January 12, 2009 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Even the porn industry has its hand out

[Larry] Flynt (the "Hustler" guy) and [Joe] Francis (the "Girls Gone Wild" dude) are asking the government for a $5 billion bailout, claiming the adult entertainment industry has taken a huge shot to the face because of the downturn -- citing the fact that XXX DVD sales are down 22% from a year ago.

Yes, times are tough all over. All snickering aside, the porn has had a… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on January 12, 2009 at 8:31am — No Comments

Prospecting for Business Growth

We all want to increase business. This means that we establish a marketing strategy to put ourselves in a position where prospects buy from us. But what makes a good quality prospect?

A prospect has a need or can be convinced of the need and can authourise payment to you.

Ric's 6 Keys to a quality prospect for your business:

1. Someone who already recognises the need

2. Have the financial budget to pay you

3. History of using or purchasing… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on January 12, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Multi/ Bi lingual Sales Opportunity/ Job/ Openning/ Vacancy!!!

Hi all,

Hope you are fine!

I have an opening in UK for someone in "inside sales"/ "account management". The person MUST have FLUENCY in either dutch/french/german/spanish/italian/norwegian/swedish etc.

UK/EU authorization must.

English fluency must.

If anybody finds the above matching to her/his profile, contact


Rich Foster.


Added by Rich on January 11, 2009 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Using Recruitment Consultants to your Advantage...

Given that we have now entered unchartered territory from an economic perspective and are faced with uncertainty in our respective markets, it is important to revisit the fundamental aspects that made your business successful and to concentrate on your competitive advantage.

It is now accepted that a source of competitive advantage are your employees. What is perhaps not as widely recognised is the process in which employees enter your business and its effect on your employment brand… Continue

Added by Matt Hewitson on January 11, 2009 at 10:11pm — No Comments

You have nothing to fear but the PHONE itself

Has the Internet killed phone skills?

Does social networking limit the need for actual contact?

In short... NO!

I have been sitting on this for a while, brief communication with Michael Specht and a recent article by Maren Hogan really did push a few… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 11, 2009 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Have you met Barb Bruno or heard her speaking engagements?

I'd like to discuss what any of you found valuable from Barb's sessions. I have a few things in mind to implement and I'm wondering if anyone out there has tried any of her ideas/practices.

Added by Katie Kleisner on January 10, 2009 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Scott Love

Has anyone else out there implemented any of Scott Love's ideas? Two years ago, I wrote down the one thing that was holding me back from my own success. I forgot that I had done that until I saw Scott again yesterday and I did the same thing again. Two years later, that one thing is not longer controlling me and I increased my personal production by 52% over last year. It's interesting what you can figure out about yourself if you can be brutally honest. Wondering if anyone else has any success… Continue

Added by Katie Kleisner on January 10, 2009 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Here is a lay person's take on the E-Verify issues currently at hand. As reported on January 9, the US Department of Justice has delayed the effective date for regulations requiring federal contracto…

Here is a lay person's take on the E-Verify issues currently at hand. As reported on January 9, the US Department of Justice has delayed the effective date for regulations requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to use E-Verify. The delay effectively pushes back the effective date from Jan 15 to Feb 2o. If it's just a 6 week delay, what's all the noise about?

In truth, the business groups that mounted legal resistance to the new regulation are seeking more than just a simple… Continue

Added by Jason C. Blais on January 10, 2009 at 11:31am — No Comments

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