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Job Search Tip: How to Attract a Recruiter’s Attention

Article Title: Job Search Tip: How to Attract a Recruiter’s Attention

Author Byline: The Medical Sales Recruiter

Author Website:

OK, so this title isn’t nearly as cool as the title of the article I want to talk about: How to Headhunt the Headhunters, by Tara Weiss from But, that’s the way it goes. The article got my attention and it has some… Continue

Added by Holli Maestas on December 8, 2008 at 2:44pm — No Comments

References; Best Practices


I am writing an article on references for my newsletter and thought it would be fun to poll other recruiters. I would like to hear your thoughts regarding best practices for references. Specifically, how do you make sure you are legally compliant, do you have set questions you ask (i.e. behavioral, technical, etc), do you allow confidential references, do you accept letters of recommendations in place of references, how long do you keep reference data on file,… Continue

Added by Kristin on December 8, 2008 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Recession 2009

The statistics are chilling...

In November 2008, 533,000 Americans lost their jobs, the most in 34 years, according to a Dec. 5 report from the U.S. Labor Department. Job losses this year so far are 1.91 million.

We're all busy, but does anyone have any thoughts on how recruiters may be able to assist the growing number of unemployed individuals?

Added by Scott Wheeler on December 8, 2008 at 1:45pm — No Comments

I’m Nervous, You’re Nervous, Everybody is Nervous…GOOD!

The consensus suddenly is that clients are putting the brakes on hiring and job orders are shrinking. I am hearing that the client driven mantra to outside recruiters is that “the economy is terrible, we need to tighten our belts and there are a lot of good candidates out there.” Attitude is 99% of this game and if you want to see doom and gloom, that is your prerogative. However, where there is chaos there is opportunity and right now there is a tremendous amount of opportunity for great… Continue

Added by Kendall Messner on December 8, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Communication - Collaboration - Conversation - Community

Communication - Collaboration - Conversation - Community

What do these terms mean to you?

To me they represent the data shift that we have seen over the past few years; it represents the need to share information and the need to touch as many people as possible for no real specific reason. It’s about having the feeling that you belong; the feeling that your thoughts and work are respected and needed. It’s the impact that you have on your peers and the idea that your… Continue

Added by Ryan Leary on December 8, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Ever sent a text to the wrong person?

2 weeks ago, I was spending time with one of my friends who has a 13 year old. The 13 year old accidentally sent a text to her mom instead of her boyfriend when we were at lunch. It was something like, "i can't wait to see you either, I miss you so much, kisses!"

Naturally, we laughed our collective a$$e$ off at that one and she was mildly embarrassed when we all texted her back, although I swore I noticed a hickey the next day on both of them.

Like this story, this… Continue

Added by Julia Stone on December 8, 2008 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Back in the recruiting game....

I must say it is great to be back doing what I love and am great at. After a short almost 4 month hiatus, I am back making a difference in peoples lives again.

What is amazing is the number of phone calls I received in just the first week of employment from agencies looking to fill my positions. Isn't that why I was hired? Some agencies have particular expertise and I get the need. For others, I am less convinced.

After working the past 2+ years in the job board space, I… Continue

Added by Recruiterdude on December 8, 2008 at 11:44am — No Comments

The staffing agency can be advantageous for several reasons....


The staffing agency can be advantageous for several reasons. First, temporary help through a staffing agency does not require going through the hiring process. The company does not have to set up tax forms, with hold taxes or extend any benefits to the temporary personnel. All that is done through the staffing agency. This simplifies the process a great deal…


Added by Leslie Lopez on December 8, 2008 at 10:10am — No Comments

Leadership: A Gender-Balanced Act


One would have thought that in the 21st century the discourse about the role of gender in leadership would have been a story of the past. Nothing is further from the truth. In the recent U.S. presidential election, gender was used in the discourse to define effectiveness as a leader. Leadership has been traditionally defined as the ability to engage…


Added by Leslie Lopez on December 8, 2008 at 9:12am — No Comments

What I've noticed about new members of RBC...

Is that when attractive women join, men will leave more welcoming comments than will men and women leave to all other new members. Just an observation...

Added by Steve Levy on December 8, 2008 at 7:18am — 4 Comments

FREE WEBINAR This Thurs: Turbocharged Passive Candidate Sourcing: Best of Telephone, Google & Online Database Research Techniques



"Turbocharged Passive Candidate Sourcing: Combining the Best of Telephone, Google, and Online Database Research Techniques"

Date : Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008

Time: 1pm

Presenters: Sheila Greco, Founder and President SGA

Mark E.Berger, CPC, AIRS CIR,…

Added by Dave Mendoza on December 8, 2008 at 2:16am — No Comments

Digging Into v1.28

Making Your Mark

(December 05, 2008) How many times can you say "Please keep the job postings on the job board." Maybe this would be clearer: "When you put your jobs in the blogs or the forums, you make the place less useful to the people who inhabit it".

I suppose you could say that "posting jobs anywhere but on the job board is rude and inconsiderate". You might frame it as "Anyone who doesn't take the time to understand RBC before posting risks looking like the morons… Continue

Added by John Sumser on December 7, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Hiring "A" Players

Seth Godin, author of The Dip, recently wrote a blog post entitled, "The 90/10 rule of marketing a job." He writes, "It only takes 10% as much effort to hire someone in the bottom 90% of the class. And it takes the other 90% to find and cajole and retain the top 10%." He asks why companies looking for the top 10% don't invest the resources necessary to attract and develop them.

I have my own personal theory on this matter. First, most hiring managers lack the patience and discipline… Continue

Added by Ann Clifford on December 7, 2008 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

Finally...I am Slouch

Added by Steve Levy on December 7, 2008 at 3:41pm — 10 Comments

What's there to be Thankful for in a Recession

This was posted as my first blog at though belated I wanted to share it with the RBC community.

What’s there to be Thankful about during a recession?

For starter’s Thanksgiving is an American Holiday and it is OK to wish someone a Happy Thanksgiving regardless of their religion or race; there is nothing offensive or politically incorrect about saying Happy Thanksgiving. In fact, in the last week many people have said “Have a Happy Holiday”… Continue

Added by David Jacks on December 6, 2008 at 9:04pm — No Comments

Video Recruiting Platform

JSTN is a video-centric multimedia recruitment platform providing compelling information about employer’s job and career opportunities. JSTN is the first and only company to produce news formatted high quality video for companies to use as a powerful and compelling recruiting tool for employers in the US. JSTN's primary content strategy is to report on specific career opportunities to enhance employer's searching effort to acquire qualified candidates.

JSTN creates value for… Continue

Added by Young Jea Shin on December 5, 2008 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Sr. Mechanical Engineer/Fee Split

Our Engineering Resources division is conducting an urgent search for a Sr. Mechanical Engineer in the Kansas City area. This is an outstanding career opportunity for someone seeking a leadership opportunity. Here are the requirements:

This professional will supervise Mechanical Engineers, EITs and Technicians. The will also prepare construction documents for HVAC and plumbing systems, including calculations, drawings, specifications, and reports. An excellent opportunity that allows… Continue

Added by Andy Schroeder on December 5, 2008 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

Minnesota Recruiters Supporting Second Harvest Heartland

Information from the Minnesota Recruiters group:

For each Minnesota Recruiter event we are now partnering with a local community organization to highlight their needs and how we as Recruiters and HR professionals (and employers) can help support their mission.

For our Fall 2008 event we are supporting Second Harvest Heartland…


Added by Paul DeBettignies on December 5, 2008 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Excellent Consultants available on Corp-Corp


With the intent of strengthening our business relations we are sharing our consultant’s availability list with you before hitting the market. We are committed to work closely with you and your company. Kindly check my list of available consultants and let me know if you have any suitable requirements for them with you. However I would love to work with you in the future kindly add me to your mailing list. Looking for a long term business… Continue

Added by sana on December 5, 2008 at 3:03pm — No Comments

A newly renovated Luxury Hotel in Boston Common is looking for an HR Director!!!

The newly renovated Luxury Hotel in Boston Common is looking for an HR Director. This hotel is a sanctuary of modern urban luxury in the heart of one of the nation’s most historic cities.

This is a very hands on position dealing with the day to day functions of 193 room hotel with a small HR office. Responsible for the leadership and management of all functions of the Human Resources department, in accordance with hotel standards. Must have strong knowledge of government labor… Continue

Added by Leslie Lopez on December 5, 2008 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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