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Stop Falling Down in 3 Easy Steps: Turn Job Loss into Opportunity!

Are you playing it safe, but feeling trapped in the life you have created for yourself? How do you know when it's time to move on from a job, a relationship, or even the town you live in? Often times the best strategy to achieve victory in life's battles is to "burn the boats behind us." Times may be a bit lean right now but the truth is, this is a great opportunity to grow. Before you write me off as crazy, listen to what I have to say about job… Continue

Added by Christopher McCann on May 5, 2009 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

Susan Hand's Tips "responding to job applicants" Make it a Process

Corporate recruiters and agencies are overwhelmed with job applicants in these economic times. Therefore, it is extremely important to make sure that all employment communications are planned prior to getting in the ring. However, I have witnessed a bulk of organizations, and company representatives that do not respond or follow up to jobseeker.

I'm sure this is not because they do not care, or do not have the manners to communicate. I believe most likely that it is due to poor… Continue

Added by Susan Hand on May 5, 2009 at 11:18am — No Comments

17 Ways MBA Focus Improved MBA Recruiting Last Season

It is the nearing the end of the 08-09 academic year, and though it was a tough year for recruiting, companies continued to hire high-potential and high-performing leadership talent. MBA Focus led the charge in helping top global companies connect with these outstanding candidates. And it will continue to redefine the way companies recruit MBA talent this upcoming academic season, starting June 1, 2009 at

Here are 17 ways… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on May 5, 2009 at 11:05am — No Comments

Seminar thoughts

So I completed some job search/resume writing/interviewing seminars last week. Things went pretty well. I had about six people out to each one, but at least they all seemed interested.

I may have some more thoughts later on, but one of the main revelations I had was that I talk too much.


Added by Jonathan McLeod on May 5, 2009 at 8:44am — No Comments

Finally I am here, and need some suggestions

My name is Leela and I am a recruiter from Vancouver BC Canada

Recently got laid off from the agency where I worked for the past 3 years.

- Got into Recruiting 3 years ago with a local employment agency.

Due to economy situation

The company laid off employees and I was one of them

What I am planning to do:

- Building my own business (self-employed recruiting, currently working on setting up webpage)

Would like to talk to some… Continue

Added by Lee Pathan on May 4, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

You’ve been laid off - stop crying!

You’ve been laid off. I’ve been laid off. Your neighbor has been laid off. The unemployment rate is astronomical and everyone you know is looking for a job. Get over it and start acting like a grown up. There I said it. Now is not the time to freak out and worry about your situation. Now is the time to man (woman) up, get out there, and take care of your responsibilities. Welcome to the tough love post.

After you’ve taken a day or two to cry and wallow in your tears, you need a plan.… Continue

Added by Duane Roberts on May 4, 2009 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Free Stuff for the Thrifty Recruiter

Remember back in college when you weighed all of 96 pounds and half of it was hair? You were lean and mean back then. You ate cereal for lunch and dinner, everything was paid in cash. Rent was like $75 that you were always paid late.

Yeah, those were the good days. Life was easy and the only gizmo you had was a math calculator your parents bought for your birthday freshmen year. Hey don’t laugh. I still have it and it… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on May 4, 2009 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

Smile, you're on Applicant Camera!

video I happened to take part in a discussion with others in the recruiter/HR/career services world and the topic was about video resumes becoming the standard.

There was a definite strong opinion in one direction on this. Before I offer up my opinion and the general feeling of the discussions, I would like to get some feedback from you about it from both a job seeker and a recruiter/HR perspective. I… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on May 4, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Digging Into v2.16 Tweeting Off

Tweeting Off

So, I was at this party a couple of weeks ago. All sorts of twitterati were there. There was even a small shrine for our forbears, Paul DeBettignies and Jim Durbin. The place was throbbing and crowded . If you yelled loud enough, you could hear yourself over the music. Lots of people lined up to yell at each other while pretending to listen.

You know the scene.

Anyhow, I walked over to the bar to get a drink. Along the way, I struck up a conversation with a…


Added by John Sumser on May 3, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

By the Bootstraps

One of the most professionally rewarding experiences for me is the opportunity to mentor students on career choices. I love wide-eyed, the world is an oyster, enthusiasm. I received a tweet last night from a UCBerkeley Psych and Linguistic double major student contemplating a career in HR - specifically recruiting - I decided to come here to help her with her choices by invoking the power of all of us to answer her question.

"Hi Karla, how'd you get started in HR? and most HR asst… Continue

Added by Karla Porter on May 2, 2009 at 11:32am — 5 Comments

Tales from the script : another dose of stupidity

From time to time (weekly?) I get see to some rather incredibly funny things we humans do. The job is rife with it. For fun I thought I'd post this stupidity. Most of it has a lesson to it. About like the old Aesop's fables do. Usually in the form of life slapping you hard enough that we actually listen.

So for amusement may I present to you this weeks ignorance.

The following is an actual email I received awhile back. It is from our consultant we had recruited for a nice paying… Continue

Added by Hank Edwards on May 1, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Recruiters Invited to Silicon Valley Meetup

It's time for some F2F Recruiter Networking in the Silicon Valley.

We are excited to announce and to host an Open house recruiter networking event on FR 5/15 from 11am-2pm in our Santa Clara offices for Recruiters, Independents, HR, Corporate, Contract, staffing professionals of all types.

Maybe you are looking for a job, intersted in hanging out with some seasoned recruiting experts, hoping to pick up some candidate sourcing tips,… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on May 1, 2009 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

Are there such things as permanent footprints?

There's no doubt there's been plenty written on being careful when it comes to what you publish about yourself online. But when it comes to your career - you can't careful enough. Certain things that seem fun or kitchy now, might come back to bite you sooner or later. These "perma-prints" could follow you for years, maybe even the rest of your career.

Case in point, a few years ago, we had an intern working for the company from a very prestigious school's masters program. Because of… Continue

Added by Ragan Kellams on May 1, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

door64 Tech Fair - Musings

If you're in the Central Texas area and you're a technology dude or dudette, you probably already know about door64 ( door64 is run by Matt Genovese (thanks Matt!!) who is a Functional Verification Engineer at Freescale Semiconductor...

Anyway, yesterday door64 held a Tech Fair at the Goodwill Center here in Ausin. They had over 1000 folks RSVP and 37 companies exhibiting. Can you say success??!! I attended the 3 sessions offered (all excellent!) but 1 entitled… Continue

Added by Donald Olson on May 1, 2009 at 2:05pm — No Comments

What's in a name? How we screwed up naming in Newton once and why we won't ever again.

Be really (really) careful how you name things. And, NEVER use the same word to describe two different things.

Sloppy naming can lead to minor frustrations, or it can lead to some really big problems for your users. The road to sloppy naming is paved by the careless use of synonyms or by naming two different things with the same word or phrase.

First of all, let’s look at synonyms (the more obvious of the two naming blunders). When considering a naming framework for… Continue

Added by Joel Passen on May 1, 2009 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Is Twitter a "Triumph of Humanity"?

In this article from the Business Profiles section of, Twitter is touted as a progressive, conscientious company and employer. But, as you can imagine, Apple does quite a bit of tooting its own horn. It rings a little hollow to call Twitter a “triumph of humanity” when the latter half of the article is a Mac love-fest. In the entire article, the name “Twitter” is mentioned 32 times (yes, I counted). On the other hand, “Mac”… Continue

Added by Louis Bina on May 1, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The Client Side - Sponsorship - A Client's Perspective

Sponsorship used to be a pain to deal with. It's much worse now. In my opinion it is almost always not worth dealing with. I have people try to make the case all the time that with NAFTA, a TN Visa is no problem, but not clients. A great client took the time this week to lay out the sponsorship situation from a Canadian company taking someone from the US or another country and I thought this would be well worth sharing.

"There are 2 steps and the first is rather lengthy. A company… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on May 1, 2009 at 10:55am — No Comments

The Slice

Added by Cheezhead on May 1, 2009 at 10:53am — No Comments

You have no idea how to really interview candidates

Kris Dunn wants to waterboard candidates and as a mutual fan of 24, I say it's high time we Jack Bauer potential employees (you'll notice my Jack Bauer facts on the right side of my RBC page).

I just don't call it asking for negative information as Kris puts it; what he's referring to is… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on May 1, 2009 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

ACS Search - Career & Workforce Management Solutions - Alliances Online

Karen Mattonen, Advanced Career Solutions, Inc. has teamed up with Steve Delaney, Alliances Online, Inc., Career and Workforce Management Solutions. Together they have 20 years HVAC&R and over 30 years general Recruiting experience. While Karen is still on sabbatical and developing a recruiting law and ethics portal, Steve is working hard to maintain and develop existing customer relationships & expanding geographically throughout the United States.

Added by Steve Delaney on April 30, 2009 at 9:28pm — No Comments

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