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Is your ATS truly mashed-up with your Microsoft Outlook ?

I saw a post on Steve Boese's HR Technology blog that caught my eye, mainly because I love to read stuff that confirms my own pet ideas, and especially the ones I bet my own dear dear money on.

What we are betting on is that corporate (and some third-party) recruiters would love to use MS Outlook as their primary ATS interface. Not a mere integration, but… Continue

Added by Martin H.Snyder on November 5, 2009 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

RiseSmart Continues To Disrupt Outplacement Services

When RiseSmart first entered the recruiting industry in 2008, it set its sights on a specific niche. One year later, RiseSmart shifted its business model to include outplacement. The difference between the two places presents a case study in disruptive business.

RiseSmart is a provider of Web-enabled outplacement and job search services. The former helps laid-off employees find jobs faster. The latter helps professionals find jobs in the $100k market.

"Our initial thought… Continue

Added by Rich on November 5, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

What is Past Is Prologue

With nearly 10% unemployment and almost 15 million people out of work, more and more individuals are seeking the services of recruiting firms, resume writing companies, networking websites, and personal coaches to help them identify and find new positions.

While I feel utilizing these ideas are certainly a good one, I contend that most unemployed people fail to utilize one particular source when seeking a new job.

That source is themselves.

We all have had… Continue

Added by Jeffrey Burkhardt on November 5, 2009 at 9:53am — No Comments

Handling the Holiday Party

Your annual office party is probably just around the corner and it's important to realize that this event is still about business no matter how festive it may be. In order to avoid being office fodder for the Monday after the event here are some simple tips to keep in mind. Besides, do you really want to be remembered as the guy who danced like John Travolta at the party, or the woman who thought she looked good in the Britney Spears outfit?

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Added by Kunin Associates on November 5, 2009 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

Are candidates lost in your database?

From clients and contacts to resumes and e-mail, everything in Adapt is searchable. Utilizing Adapt’s robust and dynamic searching capabilities, users can quickly access critical information with just the click of mouse. The Search Center allows users to access all of Adapt’s extensive searching tools on one easy-to-use screen. All of your searches are automatically saved, providing lists and the ability to create custom reports. Searching has never been easier or more productive. Attend our… Continue

Added by Holly Pellum on November 5, 2009 at 9:29am — No Comments


Order your Recruiters Book now and receive a free book added to your parcel!

Already a firm favourite for Recruiters this christmas - we have now seen a rise in sales, due to Recruiters not wanted to toe the line and buy Diaries and calendars for their friends or work mates.

The Recruiters Book is particularly great for Recruiters in R2R what better gift to buy your client's and candidates alike!

Prove you care, prove you understand their needs

Buy… Continue

Added by The Recruiters Book on November 5, 2009 at 5:47am — No Comments

Newton Software Receives Positive Feedback at Popular Silicon Valley Technology Event

Newton Software, a startup building innovative, easy-to-use, applicant tracking software, presented to a packed house last night at DLA Piper’s Silicon Valley headquarters. The event, a monthly showcase of new technology startups, drew a diverse crowd of Silicon Valley engineers, business people, vendors, lawyers and venture capitalists. Newton was among the 4 lucky startup companies selected to demo their applications this… Continue

Added by Joel Passen on November 4, 2009 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Bid for your next job?

Has anyone reviewed the new web-based service of Elance or Freelancer? It seems that companies that need services can put their job on there for "freelancers" to bid on.

I already noted someone posted a name generation job. All the interested parties bid on it to get the job. This includes off-shore companies that have rates that we would have a tough time competing with.

Will companies soon post regular jobs for recruiters on there too?

Added by Sherry Junker on November 4, 2009 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Cover or Uncovered???

I’m often asked how important a cover letter is when submitting a resume for a position, or if one is even necessary at all. My answer is: “It depends.”

Who is receiving your resume? If it’s being sent to a recruiter, or you are applying to an online system, you can be virtually guaranteed that a cover letter would not be even looked at, much less read. The volume of resumes that go through a normal recruiting process makes it all but… Continue

Added by Harry Urschel on November 4, 2009 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

Are You Ready For Some Football?

As a full fledged football widow, I hear those words screamed by Hank Williams Jr and my husband every Monday night during the season. Married to a dedicated Buffalo Bills fan, football is religion and our weekend activities are planned around what games are on TV. It’s a phenomenon that I do not really appreciate, and count down the weeks to our freedom. What I do appreciate is the amount of time and energy coaches and the players put forth in preparation for a game from week to… Continue

Added by Chernee Vitello on November 4, 2009 at 9:33am — 6 Comments

Hire MBA Interns from Harvard, Chicago, New York, Kellogg & more

More companies have made the strategic decision to hire MBA students through summer internships the past several years. This year is no exception. MBA Focus has been helping these companies identify and attract high-potential interns from the world's top-ranked MBA programs by using resume books powered by MBA Focus.

What are your MBA recruiting plans? Do they include summer interns? If so,… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on November 4, 2009 at 8:47am — No Comments


OK, so I lied... There I said it.

More of a lie of omission. I was reading over my blog, which has gone way longer that I actually expected it to, I mean who'd have thought that I'd still be doing this 18 months on. Anyway, I wrote an entry in February titled, "Why I blog" I… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on November 4, 2009 at 8:44am — 1 Comment

Home Again: "Life's A Climb-But the View Sure is Great!"

"Life's A Climb-But the View Sure is Great!"-Mylee Cyrus-Hannah Montana The Movie

It was a year and a half ago, where I wrote my first blog on when the forum was just getting started. It was 6 months ago, where the economy stole me away from my true career aspirations in staffing, where my heart and soul have been forged and honed. Here I stand in the midst of the… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 4, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

What is Professionalism and how to Judge it?

Professionalism, a term commonly used for managers and has difficult meanings in the dictionary (Don’t even want to go through them). I derived a completely new definition of professionalism based on my experience. Ok, I know, many of you may not agree but this is the best definition to me and helps to keep my selection criteria clear and focused to my organizational goals. Initially I thought of it as “The ACT that makes the body or mind used to an… Continue

Added by Hassan Rizwan on November 4, 2009 at 1:50am — 6 Comments

The Future of Work

One of my favorite fellow bloggers is Chris Wilson who is also located in Oklahoma City. While his blog focuses on digital marketing strategies for businesses, many of his posts are relevant to those in the job hunt as well as the human resource industry. A recent post of his discusses, a revealing Slide Share presentation by Jeff Brenman of Apollo Ideas discussing the future of the workplace.

With Chris and Jeff’s posts in mind, it is important for us to understand that how we as… Continue

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on November 3, 2009 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Here's Who's Hiring in New York City

In today's Here's Who's Hiring I had to look no further than the shirt I was wearing. So I went to and used the job search feature typing in What: Marketing, Ralph Lauren and Where: New York, NY. I want to help Ralph Lauren by giving them qualified candidates and fighting unemployment by giving you the direct hiring manager's email.

Their website states, "Polo Ralph Lauren is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four… Continue

Added by Dan Boersma on November 3, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Tips for Job Seekers: How To Work With A Recruiter In Your Job Search

I'm a Career Coach.

I know, I know. . . many of you probably think that makes me "the bad guy." Afterall, as a group we spend a lot of time dissing recruiters and teaching job seekers how to "work around" recruiters. The truth is, Career Coaches have their place in the HR recruitment process, just as recruiters do. Not everyone will work with a recruiter, nor should they. In fact you probably would appreciate it if FEWER job seekers sought out your services. As a recruiter you are… Continue

Added by Sean Harry on November 3, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Wes Kussmaul/Digital Authenticity

Threats to our personal privacy grow worse every year. From aggressive marketers to data miners to botnet operators to identity thieves, intruders help themselves to our most sensitive personal information.

The reality of the situation is in many ways worse than the worst fears of the privacy activists. In his book Own Your Privacy, Wes Kussmaul shows how tables of data about you from different sources mate in the middle of the night in third world outposts, producing "offspring,"… Continue

Added by Mark Berger on November 3, 2009 at 11:48am — No Comments

The Ultimate Interview Secret

How many interviews would you say it takes to secure a job? 1, 2, 5000? The truth is that when it comes to securing a job, the interview doesn't end until your last day at the company. Everyday that you engage with an employer is an interview day. And given this logic, your first "interview" is also your first workday. This is a secret that… Continue

Added by Pedro S. Silva II on November 3, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

Why job boards need branding

Branding often gets a bad rap – as if there is something inherently bad in trying to create a unique, persuasive persona for your job board. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Think about it: most of the truly successful job boards out there have built successful brands. Monster. CareerBuilder. Dice. The Ladders. RegionalHelpWanted. Of course, a brand won’t replace solid technology, good marketing, and SEO. But in combination with these, branding will help push your job board… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 3, 2009 at 9:09am — No Comments

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