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October 9. 2008

Check out Mark Berger's tips on building a home-made ATS. To compliment a list of services that will help you populate it with resumes Mark points us to some off-the-shelf tools for finding that diamond in the rough.

Read: Need More Resumes? here...

Happy Thursday! Ami G.

Added by Amitai Givertz on October 9, 2008 at 8:47am — No Comments

Today is Phone Sourcing Class!

Today is the MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat over on the MagicMethod network at noon (EST). This week's topic is a continuation of the last few classes - chasing ideas on how to develop sourcing business in these troubled times.

Developing business really isn't that much different from developing a "names list" - first we have to find who the decision maker is for this activity within organizations and then the more challenging… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on October 9, 2008 at 7:23am — No Comments

The Desire To Succeed, Networking Will Get You There! Facing The Giants.

So, here we are, nearing the under 9,000 mark on the DOW and watching the world economy on a roller coaster ride of epic proportions. These are the days of lost savings, and epic hopes dashed. These are the days where your co-workers are watching their bank accounts, and freinds and family wonder: What's Next? How will I pay that bill? So much is happening around us, and many folks need that innate spark to light the way. Who will lead that way? Who will be the power players to ignite change?… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 9, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

Refresh, Refresh, and Refresh some more....

I am career coach and love to help people get hired within in 6 weeks to 2 months from the day they start their job search. I used to be a recruiter and a headhunter for about 9 years. I like to give my clients hot tips that will help them get noticed in cyber space.

It used to be that 80-90% of the people that had success quickly in their job searches were heavily networked or really using their networks. Well those statistics have significantly changed over the last 4-5 years. Most… Continue

Added by Rebecca Martin on October 9, 2008 at 1:25am — No Comments

Interview and Stuff (about joblish)

I just completed a video interview with Bill Vick, the recruiting guru and publisher of We talked about joblish, how it came to be and how it's used. I'll post a copy here when Bill releases it.

On the "Stuff" front, here's a suggestion for how an HR professional or recruiters should use joblish. (

When you're using joblish to write job ads, or code resumes, just use it. There's no need to register or to log in if you are a… Continue

Added by Mark Bielecki on October 8, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Why Americans are Confused with the "Bailout"

American Math Chuckleheads - and read the comments too.

Is it any wonder that metrics confuse so many recruiters?

Added by Steve Levy on October 8, 2008 at 4:54pm — No Comments

SQL Developers Required , Kennesaw GA Area!!

Hello all,

I am working for staffing company and ready to split the share. 10% margin till the candidate is on contract.

I am looking for candidate for a 3-6 month contract opportunity in the Kennesaw area.

Here are the details:

SQL Developer will be responsible for the analysis, design, development, maintenance and support of software applications.

Develop stored procedures

Perform tuning and optimization

Conduct unit-level… Continue

Added by Sowmya R on October 8, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Are you keeping your eyes wide open?

We all know that the economy currently has some challenges (that’s putting it mildly), and that it will continue to impact companies staffing decisions for sometime to come. Typically, this puts people into what I refer to as a defensive career posture where they are simply making sure that if negative events (RIF, outsourcing, etc.) happen at their company they aren’t the people involved. But unless you're like the guy I spoke with this morning at Wachovia Bank who is hoping to make it the six… Continue

Added by bill martineau on October 8, 2008 at 1:49pm — No Comments

HELP! Need Recruiters with Sales/PR job openings!

I have been doing some career exploration with a current client of mine. Ultimately we discovered that she has the appropriate interests, behaviors and competencies to pursue a career in one of the following areas:

Medical Device Sales

Alternative Fuel Research/Sales

Public Relations

Business Analyst

Software Sales Management

I would love to help her find a position that is a good fit for her therefore, I am reaching out to recruiters who may have open… Continue

Added by Stephanie Marberry, Ph.D. on October 8, 2008 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Animal Show Wed Oct 8 NOON Eastern Time

Alexandra Small - Recruiting Animal Show

GUEST: Alex Small

TOPIC: I'm looking for a recruiting job in Toronto

How do you introduce yourself ?

-- I'm a recruiter that specializes in french roles and IT

Which… Continue

Added by Recruiting Animal on October 8, 2008 at 10:35am — 2 Comments

Networking or List Building? (and a little Janet Jackson)

List building... what a concept. Last week I issued a challenge for the month of October. The challenge was to get involved in a social network - to create dialogue and interact - and see what happens. Based on a few emails (and a voicemail!) that I received this week I suspect that what I may have failed to really talk about might have been the difference in growing a… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on October 8, 2008 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

October 8, 2008

Tackling the concerns of many a recruiter, this week Claudia comforts Generally Uneasy about the prospects for recruiters in these uncertain times.

Pearls of wisdom this week come in the form of P's. My favorite: Personal Karma - it reminds me of my buddy Woyzeck. What Goes 'Bump' in the Night

Happy Wednesday [no, really]!… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on October 8, 2008 at 8:17am — No Comments

What Goes 'Bump' in the Night

Dear Claudia,

All of the recent problems in our economy are making me nervous that I may lose my job. I’m a good recruiter, but there’s no guarantee for employment, right? What do you think the future holds for recruiters?

Generally Uneasy

Dear Uneasy,

The short answer to your question is, "It depends." It may not make you feel any better to know you’re in good company these days, but of course you are; unemployment continues to rise in most… Continue

Added by Claudia Faust on October 8, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

eBay did what?!?

Acquired Bill Me Later..."Bill Me Later is a convenient and secure way to pay on the web or over the phone. Bill Me Later lets users pay without using a credit card. At checkout, provide your birthday and the last four digits of your social security number and your purchase is complete. It’s that easy!"

Well shazam, credit is so hard to get these days and banks are changing their logos like once a month now and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is adamant that he wasn't one of our… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on October 7, 2008 at 6:16pm — 6 Comments

Updated - Video use at MSFT

Today, in Susan Burns' Talent Talk Cafe, we were discussing the use of video in recruiting (advantages and disadvantages from both the candidate and the company's perspective).

Microsoft uses several blogs to attract, and share information with candidates, sometimes through video posts.

Here are some examples:…


Added by Carolyn on October 7, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Tuesday is

by far the happiest day of the week for us!!! We have many POs being paid....yeah..........

Added by on October 7, 2008 at 3:03pm — No Comments

What is Professionalism?

Some say it’s the way you carry yourself throughout the day; a snap in your walk, firm handshake, or an expensive tie. Others believe professionalism is a job title – the higher up the corporate ladder you are the more professional you are.

What is professional and how often do you cross paths with a true professional in life?

Early Memories of Professionalism

When the span of my life could be measured by counting all fingers on both hands (I have… Continue

Added by Phil Robles on October 7, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What is a "brag book" and how can it help my interview success?

A brag book is a folder/ binder that you can use during your interview process to clarify your skill sets and set you apart from the competition so that you can get a job offer in medical sales, laboratory sales, pharmaceutical sales, clinical diagnostics sales, DNA products sales, cellular sales, molecular sales, medical equipment sales, medical device sales, hospital equipment sales, surgical supplies sales, or any healthcare sales.… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on October 7, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

How to “rig” CareerBuilder and other job boards

It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Many take it personally, getting angry or depressed.

But it’s also your best weapon to landing interviews…


Computerized pre-screens are a necessary result of the number of resumes that CareerBuilder and other job sites flood companies with. But pre-screens give you a job seeker a HUGE opportunity to stand out from the crowd, if you know how to “rig” your resume.

So how can you get an Unfair Advantage?… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on October 7, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Job Search: How to Work With Sales Recruiters

I get many calls from people (potential candidates) asking about PHC Consulting's services. The two main questions are always the same: "How much does it cost?" and "Why can't I apply directly to the company?"

Although I am a niche recruiter (all medical sales-related jobs: laboratory sales, pharmaceutical sales, clinical diagnostics sales, biotechnology sales, surgical equipment sales, hospital equipment sales, medical supply sales, imaging sales, pathology sales, cellular products… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on October 7, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

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