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Google Flu Trends and Job Search Engines?

Survey Data vs. Behavioral Data



Google Flu Trends offers a fascinating look at how search engines can replace traditional models for data acquisition to great effect. When google took search requests of flu symptoms by region and mapped them to CDC data, they indicated that at much greater speed and lower cost they could collect epidemiological info the closely… Continue

Added by william fischer on November 13, 2008 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

The power of networking when your position has been eliminated!

I remember at my first recruiting position how scared I was to pick up the phone to talk to someone. I could feel sweat start to drip from the back of my neck and my voice started to quiver as I asked for their name. I figured emailing would suffice and I could fill jobs that way, right? WRONG. I had no idea what I was doing or what I was asking. All I knew was that I wanted to get off the phone and make the next call so the day could be over. Well, years later I hardly use email and would… Continue

Added by Tina M. on November 13, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Senior Technical Recruiter Seeks New Oppotunity

I am a Professional, results oriented, customer focused Recruiter, skilled at building relationships with hiring managers to ensure success in hiring employees. I am experienced in all methods of direct and indirect recruiting and knowledgeable in numerous applicant tracking systems. The industries in which I have recruited include Information Systems and Services, Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Banking, Sales, and Clinical Laboratory, Life Sciences, Food Sciences and… Continue

Added by Dennis on November 13, 2008 at 10:56am — No Comments

Tough times call for tougher Action!



“In job transition” is a commonly used phrase I hear more and more these days. As the recruiting manager for a sales consulting firm, I receive and review dozens of resumes on a daily basis. When recently asked how many of those resumes were well written, properly formatted, and didn’t violate the ‘no spelling errors’ rule I responded, “About 10%”- That’s scary!



It's hard not to feel sympathetic to those that have been 'downsized' out… Continue

Added by David Benjamin on November 13, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

TARP won't cover it at all

The Treasury Secretary said it was clear by the time Congress passed the Tarp legislation that the plan to buy assets would “take time to implement and would not be sufficient given the severity of the problem”. Capital injections offered a “more powerful” way to shore up the financial system and support lending.



“I will never apologise for changing an approach or strategy when the facts change,” Mr Paulson said.




There are so many people to blame here but it makes… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 13, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

63 Questions: Be part of Obama's Team

"They must include any e-mail that might embarrass the president-elect, along with any blog posts and links to their Facebook pages."

If you really love Barack, why not be part of his team?

Added by Steve Levy on November 13, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Becoming a Master Sourcer(er)

It is an interesting role, being a sourcer and supporting multiple recruiters. These folks are good at what they do, so when you have a recruiter stuck in a race to get that talent to the hiring manager, there may be a good sourcer behind that magic. So, how to become one of the best sourcer(ers), a worker of magic?



1. Learn the job backwards and forwards. I study my JD as best I can. I want to know the role, live it, breathe it. I see the essentialness of this every day.

2.… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 13, 2008 at 2:39am — 1 Comment

JobsInSocialMedia is now mine, all Mine! bwahahahaha!

Sorry about the title - I've always wanted to be an evil genius, but I seem to be missing both the evil and the genius part.

Chris Russell built the JobsinSocialMedia social network for social media folks, and with my focus in the industry, it made sense to reach out and snag it.

Who says that flipping domains is a thing of the past?

Added by Jim Durbin on November 12, 2008 at 7:25pm — 5 Comments

Senior Architect : Cranston, RI

Hi !



I am looking to fill this role.



Role: Senior Architect

Location: Cranston, RI

End Date; 3 + months



Deliverables: criteria/results by which success can be measured:

Skills: IBI and Data Migrator

We are looking for a senior architect experienced in IBI Data Migrator.

Plus: SQL and PL/SQL skills and analytical skills. WebFocus and IWAY skills required.



Technical Knowledge:

§ PL/SQL, Data Mapping

§ People… Continue

Added by Parmila on November 12, 2008 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Thoughts on the Recession and Jobs

I keep reading and hearing about the doom and gloom of this economy, and that jobs are being lost faster than they are being created, (and the world is falling apart, well....). At Cool Works, we are paying close attention to the world around us and have our own concerns, but I thought I would add some bright spots of working in the seasonal world for those willing to think outside the box. And yes, I am considered to be a glass half-full sort of person.



1. Employers are still… Continue

Added by Kari Quaas on November 12, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Talking - the best kind of sourcing

Today I want to post about "talking" as a sourcing tool. Recruiters often tell me that they have searched every paid resume board, all the freebies, LinkedIn, the ATS, etc. and they just can't find anyone that fits the spec. That is when I typically recommend that they try a low tech tool - the telephone! If you have checked every site in your arsenal and can't find anyone - maybe there is a true shortage or maybe there is something wrong with the way you are searching or the pitch you are… Continue

Added by Cathy McCullough on November 12, 2008 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

Too Aggressive Job Seeker?

Is it possible to be too aggressive in the search for a job? I say NO, in some cases I am sure it’s happened however more commonly job seekers tend to send a resume or fill out an application and then wait and then, well ….wait some more. To those job seekers I say….get out there and make it happen! If it’s a job you want and think you are the ideal candidate follow up and make sure you are don’t become just another applicant in a pile of applications.





Just yesterday I was… Continue

Added by Amy Hoster on November 12, 2008 at 3:50pm — 10 Comments

Chasing your tail?

As more and more people are hunting for jobs a lot of their interview experiences feel a lot like they are chasing their own tails. Unfortunately working with the wrong recruiter can do this to you and may cost you your next job.



In the mindset of the unemployed there is no job that they can’t do, but unfortunately there are lots of jobs for which our clients won’t hire them. However, if you’re working with a highly skilled recruiter they can tell you quickly if your skills are even… Continue

Added by bill martineau on November 12, 2008 at 2:53pm — No Comments

How Talented Women Thrive

McKinsey Quarterly

Centered Leadership: How Talented Women Thrive

Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston and Rebecca A. Craske,



A new approach to leadership can help women become more self-confident and effective business leaders.



Women start careers in business and other professions with the same level of intelligence, education and commitment as men. Yet comparatively few reach the top echelons.



This gap matters not only because the familiar glass ceiling is… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Monster and Dice!!!!

When I was really young, my Mommy and Daddy told me that there is no such thing as a Monster and playing with Dice looked like gambling to them. And look at me now, I am grown up and I have my own personal Monster and Dice. I play with them everyday. But think of this, what if Mom-Dad were correct? What if I want to follow their advice? Where will I find people from, apart from these Social Networks?

Added by Kunal on November 12, 2008 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

How influence patterns are impacted by social media

Insightful study (it's a PDF file) of social media is impacting influence patterns. Significant connections to managing internal and external talent relationships...



From the report:



The Society for New Communications Research set out to conduct an examination of how influence patterns are changing and how communications professionals are addressing… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 12, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mini nuclear reactors on sale!

When I read this, I question where will all the radioactive material go once the ten years are up?





Small and Nuclear



Say the words “nuclear reactor” and you probably imagine a vast complex with cooling towers, radiation symbols plastered everywhere, and Homer Simpson asleep at the controls. That’s not what John Deal has in mind. Deal, the CEO of year-old New Mexico startup Hyperion, has licensed technology from the labs at Los Alamos that lets him build safe, small… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Secrets of their success "Managing Talent"

What separates the legendary CEO from the chronically dissatisfied cubicle dweller? It's not innate talent, argues Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell in his new book.



By Jennifer Reingold, senior writer Fortune Magazine



Fortune Magazine) -- In the business world, managing talent is one of those topics that are both overanalyzed and misunderstood. What separates the legendary CEO from the chronically dissatisfied cubicle dweller?



In his provocative new book,… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Fortune Magazine Top most profitable Industries

Industry Rank Industry 2007 % Growth in Profits



1 Pipelines 80.9

2 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 60.1

3 Packaging, Containers 49.8

4 Engineering, Construction 46.1

5 Airlines 33.8

6 Wholesalers: Health Care 31.4

7 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 28.9

8 Entertainment 25.6

9 Network and Other Communications Equipment 23.7

10 Household and Personal Products 20.3

11 Medical Products and Equipment 20.3

12 Aerospace and Defense… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

Fortune Magazine Top Industries

Industry Rank Growth in Revenue



1 Real Estate 29.9

2 Engineering, Construction 19.7

3 Securities 18.7

4 Internet Services and Retailing 18.5

5 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 18.4

6 Network and Other Communications Equipment 15.6

7 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 13.5

8 Wholesalers: Diversified 12.8

9 Metals 12.5

10 Financial Data Services 11.9

11 Commercial Banks 11.9

12 Pharmaceuticals 11.5

13 Telecommunications 10.6

14… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:16pm — No Comments

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