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Two-Way Street: Interviewing your boss-to-be

Bill and Richard over at their Contented Cows blog write about being choosy about your next boss. Ask your potential manager some pointed questions then be prepared to drill down into their answers:



* What’s your proudest moment thus far as a manager? Listen carefully for “I answers” as opposed to “we answers.” Is this person a narcissist (a legend in their own mind), or someone who… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on April 4, 2009 at 3:09pm — 1 Comment

Broken English: The reason behind the Binghamton shooter

People had made fun of Wong due to his difficulty speaking English, leading him to feel "degraded," his loved ones told police.

Wong was recruited to his present job - the one he was laid off from this past November; I wonder if the recruiter was aware that existing employees were prone to teasing other employees about their language skills?

Read the news out of Binghamton here

Added by Steve Levy on April 4, 2009 at 1:36pm — 6 Comments

Help, I need an interview suit!!

What happens when you have an interview...but not an interview suit (CNN video).

Added by Steve Levy on April 4, 2009 at 9:19am — No Comments

Invitation to all

Hey guys I wanted to extend an invitation to all to join SmartTechPeople.com it is a Free Social Networking site for Tech Professionals.

FYI - We were featured on mashable.com as one of the top ten ning networks to find a job! Check us out at www.smarttechpeople.com

Added by Simone Yard on April 4, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Podcast Interviews from ERE San Diego

Had a very productive trip to ERE Spring 2009, and have started to post interviews: First up:



Charee Klimek, Chief Marketing Officer, Guardian Angel of JobAngels - 16 minutes. If you're not familiar with JobAngels, I encourage you to get acquainted. This interview contains a full transcript, for those who prefer to read!



Just posted today. The CyberSleuth -… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on April 3, 2009 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Most Requested Reason for Applicant Tracking System Newcomers

Since the beginning of the year, I have spoke with an increasingly large number of applicant tracking system (ATS) newcomers. While one might expect the main reason for the influx to be reducing costs in general, there is a very specific goal almost all have in common. They wanted to manage the large number of candidates applying for positions. Of course this can easily be correlated with the current unemployment rate at 8.5%. One HR professional from a smaller organization said she had over… Continue

Added by Jake Stupak on April 3, 2009 at 5:53pm — 1 Comment

One door closes... another opens

This week one project is completed and now my time is open to take on an additional project or two depending on the specific needs and time duration to complete.



My partnership with you enables you to focus more on your top priorities assisting you in the projects that can be outsourced. I am your partner researcher, sourcer, recruiter and marketer and business development prospector. Here is how I offer you immediate service.



Let's utilize my Broadlook Diver, Broadlook… Continue

Added by Sarah West on April 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Survivors Guilt

My phone is ringing off the hook. My email box is flooded. Every few minutes or so, my Twitter notification pops up with an update from @adagencylayoffs. I am reading Facebook status update after status update about another friend losing their job. Vendors hurting for business, willing to offer any sort of deal to just get something going. Third party partners pulling out the big guns by saying, “Did we do something to personally offend you? If so, what can we do to make it up to… Continue

Added by Ragan Kellams on April 3, 2009 at 3:23pm — 1 Comment

RECRUITING HIRING TRENDS AND COMMON MISTAKES

Recently, we had the chance to sit down and chat with Brian Brown, Executive Vice President of SkillStorm, about hiring trends and mistakes companies tend to make in the recruiting business. He offered some great insight and advice.



Interviewer:

You have been counseling recruiters and customers about hiring trends and mistakes for over 12 years now. What are some of most valuable things you have learned over the course of this time?



Brian… Continue

Added by SkillStorm on April 3, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

ARE RECRUITERS STEPPING UP AND STAYING MOTIVATED?

Are we doing all we can as recruiters? It seems that when things heat up in the staffing business, recruiters tend to be more on their “A” game, so to speak. Now, there just aren’t as many positions to fill as in the past. With fewer positions to fill, recruiters may become discouraged and sometimes overlook the steps vital to filling open positions.



The recruiting business is competitive and can be quite challenging, but it’s what we do when we are faced with those challenges that… Continue

Added by SkillStorm on April 3, 2009 at 2:16pm — No Comments

MAXIMIZING YOUR JOB SEARCH

The job search process can seem very overwhelming but with SkillStorm’s guide to maximizing your job search, you can easily get on track to finding your career path. The job search process can be divided into two parts—preparing for your job search and implementing it.



Preparing For Your Job Search

The first step in preparing for your job search is deciding what it is that you would like to do. It would be nearly impossible to find a job or career path if you don’t know what you… Continue

Added by SkillStorm on April 3, 2009 at 2:15pm — No Comments

ECONOMY PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES FOR STAFFING INDUSTRY

The current state of the economy is hitting businesses hard, with many companies throughout the country implementing hiring freezes and laying off employees. This presents opportunities for those in the staffing industry to reach out to those professionals and place them in new jobs. Companies are also in need of talented professionals to help them make it through these rough economic times and grow their businesses.



The staffing industry has a great impact on our economy. More… Continue

Added by SkillStorm on April 3, 2009 at 2:14pm — No Comments

SKILLSTORM ON SAN DIEGO LIVING ON CHANNEL 6, THE CW

Need help with nailing that job interview? Want to make sure you’re fully prepared for the interview?



Get great tips and advice from SkillStorm Executive Director and Senior Vice President Brian Brown, a recent guest on San Diego Living, a daily morning show on TV Channel 6, The CW. In this interview, Brian talks about the importance of business ethics and also provides job interview strategies and tips.



Check out the video by… Continue

Added by SkillStorm on April 3, 2009 at 1:53pm — No Comments

The Client Side - Ours is not to reason why. Ours is but to do or.........

We had a really good week. There is a ton happening and I have that good kind of stress where you're just really scrambling to get everything done. Clients have come through with some really interesting job orders. Candidates are moving along in the interview process and the pipeline of deals is looking stronger than it has in a while. These are all really good things and billings are fine for the first 3 months of the year.



I don't trust it. Most clients have no jobs and no sign of… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on April 3, 2009 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Fighting for Superstars

It's superstars who make the critical difference in your company's performance. Everyone wants the superstars, and you have to fight for them - both the ones you have and the ones you want. Winning takes a multi-faceted approach that includes building a healthy culture and involves everyone in the organization.



Profile of a Superstar:

The first step in the fight to win superstars is understanding who you are looking for and what they value. How do you recognize a superstar,… Continue

Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on April 3, 2009 at 11:23am — 2 Comments

MagicMethod News

Tuesday’s MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Class Chat suffered from some of ning’s most recent changes but we got partially way in before the lights went out! RyanHaire and Celiaten were able to give us a partial glimpse into how they build company directories. You can read through the first twenty or so minutes of the Class Log here.



There's some great new content posted on the MagicMethod site that you… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on April 3, 2009 at 7:53am — No Comments

Investing in Human Capital: Modern tools to ensure success

Winston Churchill once said, “Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.” An organization, be it a country or a company, is only as strong as the people who drive the process and agenda for that organization. In the modern business environment, Human capital is the driving force behind success and in many cases failure.



The modern global economy has brought down barriers and opened up the market place. Under the mounting competitive pressures, many managers lose… Continue

Added by Darwin Redshield on April 2, 2009 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

Recruiting for.... April 2nd

I am looking for candidates for the following positions:

1.) Logistics Engineer (Food Grade warehouse and/or transportation experience, necessary) - Chattanooga, Tennessee
2.) Inventory Manager - Milton, Ontario, Canada
3.) Director of Operations - Kalamazoo, MI - Medical products

Added by Tony Santori on April 2, 2009 at 3:19pm — 2 Comments

Chirp Chirp TWEET! I dun went n' did it!

Based on two noteworthy items:



#1 - how frequently it is discussed here

and

#2 - how ABSOLUTELY addicting it is



I started a Twitter account. Yes, I even downloaded a Twitter app to my Blackberry.



So if you're so inclined, feel free to add me: Art_Pitcher



Or is the correct syntax: @Art_Pitcher ?



Also, if you're on there and find it valuable, let me know and I'll add you too!



I dunno 'bout all this yet. A man has to chirp… Continue

Added by Art Pitcher on April 2, 2009 at 3:17pm — 6 Comments

Recruiting in a vacuum

Having spent almost a year in my current in-house role I've started to reflect back on where I came from. I took a look at my previous agency experience and compared what I did there to my current responsibilities and realized that although accidental, the format of my last job prepared me very well for what I was walking into.



The setup was such that every recruiter had one skill set within which he or she was to become an expert. The thought was for each recruiter to become fluent… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on April 2, 2009 at 2:44pm — 1 Comment

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