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LinkedIN quality is dying. I am part of the problem. Solutions in hand.

Recently I’ve been diving into social networks with an interest in automation. Don’t get me wrong, I get a good deal of business from LinkedIN, but I worry about it’s future.

I have to thank Dave Mendoza and Jason Davis as being great examples of leveraging networks. I’ve used LinkedIn from early days, but only recently have I started adding connections en mass.

In the past few weeks, I’ve been adding 1000+ LinkedIN connections per… Continue

Added by Donato Diorio on July 9, 2008 at 12:56pm — 5 Comments

Talent Talk Cafe Transcript: Generations....Myths and Realities

This week's Talent Talk Cafe discussion was focused on Generations - the Myths and Realities of attracting, engaging and retaining talent. With so much discussion around the significant difference with each Generation what we really found out is that its more about connecting and establishing best practices for all. You can access the Chat transcript HERE and please… Continue

Added by Susan Burns on July 9, 2008 at 11:40am — No Comments

7 Java/JSF developer openings

Job description:

We currently have 7 Java/JSF developer openings at one of our largest clients in Harrisburg, PA Area. JSF is the big key for this project.

The hiring manager is our former delivery team, and has given us a heads up on the positions. Candidates will be working on a large long-term development project, and MUST be US Citizens-no exceptions due to client's contract with their customer. Bill rate is $60/hr c2c, and candidates need to be able to pass a… Continue

Added by David B. Assadi on July 9, 2008 at 11:26am — No Comments

<u><b>Sr. Relationship Project Manager</b></u>

Sr. Relationship Project Manager

• Interfaces daily with Senior PM's on the Credit Card LOB on CIG Projects from inception through implementation.

• Ability to coordinate and manage multiple project plans spanning customer call center applications.

• Responsible in driving and delivering projects on time and within budget

• Role is NOT a people mgmt position.

• Facilitate meetings, develop and maintain MS Project Plan

• Issue Mgmt, budget, resource… Continue

Added by David B. Assadi on July 9, 2008 at 11:23am — No Comments

Digital Digging…

More and more, employers big and small feel the need to know about the background of prospective, even current, employees. The question of how to find the best employees without violating internet privacy rights laws can be confusing.

In recent years, there has been an explosion of Internet data brokers that offer to find out anything about anybody, with little or no questions asked. Typically, these services offer public records searches, including criminal records, for most… Continue

Added by Luigi Lupo on July 9, 2008 at 11:08am — No Comments

Informatica Senior Developer, Baltimore, MD, Project is set for 3 mos+++

Informatica Senior Developer, Baltimore, MD, Project is set for 3 mos+++Informatica Senior Developer, Baltimore, MD, Project is set for 3 mos+++

Has 5+ years of experience with PowerCenter.

Familiar with PowerExchange, Data Profiling, and other Informatica tools.

Experience with PowerCenter 8.X is preferred.

Has 5+ years of data warehousing/data integration experience.

Responsible for creating mapping specifications for junior developers with some… Continue

Added by David B. Assadi on July 9, 2008 at 11:04am — No Comments

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Added by Recruiting Animal on July 9, 2008 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Bonus Structure

I had started as a Recruiter about a year ago in a small private practice. This is the first time for this position to be full-time and they came up with a bonus plan for every employee I hire. It's not working and I have nothing to compare it to. Can anyone share with me their bonus structure? I hire Physical and Occupational Therapists in a Medicare part B practice. Thanks!

Added by Peg Bocci on July 9, 2008 at 9:07am — No Comments

July 9, 2008

Claudia’s Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia Faust advises on tricky situations, answers members' questions...

Claudia helps "Not Amused" deal with this interestin problem:

I called a candidate for a scheduled phone interview this evening and after we chatted for a few minutes, I asked the first interview question. She interrupted me suddenly and asked if I would hang on for a moment. I listened as she poured herself a glass of wine (I know this because she offered me…

Added by Amitai Givertz on July 9, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Capgemini - Who We Are

Capgemini is headquartered in Paris, France and operates in more than 30 countries. We are, above all, a people company—over 83,000 people in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Management and support roles aside, our employees are grouped into four major disciplines, each of which is governed by its specific economic rules, and managed with its own profit.

Our Goals and Values

Four fundamental objectives guide the operation of our business:

-To use… Continue

Added by Kunjal on July 9, 2008 at 2:47am — No Comments

AZExpats Society - Learn About the Expatriate Living

We are a society that will enrich each other's experience, business and personal goals by sharing what we have seen in the world and that will facilitate growth and development.

I started AZExpat Society with an intent to make a connection to anyone who is living or had lived as Expat anywhere else in the world regardless of reason either business-based or family based. Or whether or not your role within a given organization supports an… Continue

Added by Juntee Terrenal MA GMS on July 9, 2008 at 2:09am — No Comments

Park it at the door, missie.

Hi Claudia,

I called a candidate for a scheduled phone interview this evening and after we chatted for a few minutes, I asked the first interview question. She interrupted me suddenly and asked if I would hang on for a moment. I listened as she poured herself a glass of wine (I know this because she offered me some), lit up a cigarette, and picked the phone back up again. Then she said, "Ok, begin". What’s your impression of a candidate like this?


Added by Claudia Faust on July 9, 2008 at 12:30am — 12 Comments

Multilingual recruitment in The Netherlands: why?

Hi all,

Ok, not many Dutch people here (yet). But since I tend to recruit people from all over Europe and even worldwide, I presume it might be interesting for 1 or 2 others to know about this new venture called and the Dutch multi-lingual jobmarket in general.

So, what's the deal over here? Well, Holland is home to many European or EMEA headquarters of some major international companies (Philips, Shell and Unilever not surprisingly, but also for… Continue

Added by Careers In Holland on July 8, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Now Available! Class of 2009-2010 MBA Students and Alumni Resumes

Get It Now!

Be among the first to order access to the MBA resume database for the 2008-2009 academic year to identify the best MBA student candidates for your intern and full-time hiring needs. As of June 2, 2008 you may place your order for online resume books from over 60 of the world's top MBA Programs and get access to all of those schools’ candidates (first-year, second-year, part-time, executive, and alumni).

Simply click on the… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on July 8, 2008 at 3:55pm — No Comments

MBA Recruiting Made Easy!

Browse 40,000+ MBA Resumes and Work Profiles

Want to take a more hands on hiring approach and find the specific business talent your company is looking for? On the MBA Focus Direct Order Resume Database website, you can get access to more than 60 top MBA programs’ resume databases, and then filter through the 40,000 MBA candidates to find precisely the talent your company… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on July 8, 2008 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Software Engineers- SF Bay Area

I'm seeking Software Engineers for many of my SF Bay Area Clients. All roles are full time, top schools preferred.

Some of my clients include

Maybe you are on a contract- can't use a resume of someone just not a fit? Willing to do a flat rate of $5000 of resume you send over that I can fill a position for. Interested- email me at Only willing and able to work with people I can trust and provide… Continue

Added by Robert Greene on July 8, 2008 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

Linkedin- Now What

Hi All- I'm a big believe and user of linkedin. Wanted to know if others are finding any other sites , social networking or not to be of value for recruiting full time talent. I've used Jigsaw (diluted), Zoominfo (too high level for me).

I'm always open to suggestions and ideas. Regards, Robert

Added by Robert Greene on July 8, 2008 at 3:10pm — 1 Comment

Dream Functionality?

There is so much a recruiters job that can be helped with technology. is asking for input as to systems that recruiters think can help them in their daily life. Being a small but nimble company means allows us to stay on the bleeding edge of technology. Here is your chance to be part of the process!

What part of your recruiter life would you want to see automated?

How is technology failing to deliver?

Beyond candidate development and ATS's what would… Continue

Added by Mike O'Brien on July 8, 2008 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Google Server Error??? (Wow, Are Pigs Flying, Too?)

For the first time, I have finally received a Google 502 server error!!!!

"Server Error
The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request.
Please try again in 30 seconds."

Wow, are pigs now flying, too?

Joshua Letourneau
Mg Director
LG & Assoc Search / Talent Strategy

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 8, 2008 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Definition of Insanity - Reading the ERE daily? - by David Szary - Recruiter Academy

Albert Einstein defined insanity as “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting your results to change!”

I often use this quote during my training/speaking engagements to reinforce the fact that creating good habits and/or breaking bad habits is a very difficult thing to do.

In my last blog post, I touched on “attitude” and how it will either positively or negatively affect you, your day, and ultimately . . . your passion for recruiting!

My advice… Continue

Added by Mike McLean on July 8, 2008 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

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