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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

October 7, 2008

Kelly Dingee shows shares with us the tools of her trade and invites you to do the same. This should be an interesting list, don't ya fink?

Check it out: From a Sourcing Researcher - a Few of My Top Tools (right now....)

Happy Tuesday! Ami G.

Added by Amitai Givertz on October 7, 2008 at 10:11am — No Comments

Video Job Interviews: Remote Trumps Live

The obvious use of Video in Recruiting is at the job interview itself, through Video Job Interviews.

The "Live" option works in a way similar to MSN-Skype video applications, allowing conversation to take place.

In the "Remote" option, a Company sets up a Job Interview, sends it to the Candidate, and he/she completes it independently using a webcam. Click here to read… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on October 7, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Afraid You'll Get Laid Off?

Wouldn't blame you if you were. But don't just sit there worrying. Do something! Here are five steps you can take today:

1. Get informed. Rumors kill (you). Learn what's going on in your industry. Read the newspaper, biz mags, stock analyst reports-anything you can get your hands on. Get, or get more, active in your industry's networking groups and/or professional (or whatever) associations.

2. Be visible. People, even bosses, find it harder to dump likeable employers they… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on October 7, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

7UP: The Blueprint for Getting Up When You're Down

Have you ever had a trial or tribulation? If not then the rest of this article is not for you. I wrote this article for the ones that have been through something. The next time you fall down, you don’t have to stay down.

I use the number 7 because it means completion. Your life will never be complete if you never know what you are made of. Every journey has a path that leaves a trail for the next pioneer. Below you will see 7 ways to get up so you never have to stay… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on October 7, 2008 at 8:30am — 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 last week's - 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 part comes (for us shy… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on October 7, 2008 at 6:30am — No Comments

Building a Powerful Employer Brand in Recruitment Marketing

Does your company have a Talent Brand or Employer brand? Why would someone want to establish a lasting career with your company? What do you offer your employees?

My colleague wrote a great article on Building an Employer Brand. Read it and if you like it Digg or Stumble it.

I am always interested in recruiters comments on Recruitment Branding or Employer… Continue

Added by Patsy Stewart on October 6, 2008 at 11:24pm — 3 Comments

Qualifying Opportunities

In this week’s BINC TV episode we decided to talk about qualifying opportunities – as in how a candidate should be qualifying a good opportunity and how a client should be qualifying an ideal candidate. On the candidate side, the following are criteria that are qualities to look for in a potential next employer.

Amount of funding

Pedigree of the management team

Strength of the product and it’s potential to generate revenue for the company

The company’s exit… Continue

Added by BINC Search on October 6, 2008 at 8:20pm — No Comments

SD configuration consultant

I have an SD configuration consultant available right now at 180 ph. rate. If anyone is interested please email me. Houston area.

Added by Neil R. Martin on October 6, 2008 at 7:18pm — 1 Comment

joblish is here!

It's October 1st, 2008. After 9+ months of hard work, we're launching joblish, a set of structured keywords that you can add on to job postings, resumes, LinkedIn profiles and any other place that job seekers and talent seekers may be looking for each other. You don't need special programming or software upgrades, and it's absolutely free.

Check it out at

Here's joblish tip #1. Add joblish codes to your job postings and job ads. It will save a lot of time… Continue

Added by Mark Bielecki on October 6, 2008 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Motivating staff when times are "mildly annoying"

So not to be one to dwell on the so called "down turn" but staff are obviously getting slightly fed up with the doom and gloom, jobs are not as thick and fast as normal which has a knock on effect with team morale.

Any suggestions on keeping spirits up!!!

Added by Mary Pratt on October 6, 2008 at 2:28pm — 3 Comments

Don't Try this at Home! Avoid Telecommuting Pitfalls.

Do you remember the Atari game, Pitfall? Great game. The main character, Pitfall Harry, was constantly having to grab jungle vines, cling and swing for dear life to avoid quicksand, crocodiles, and tar pits.

As anyone who does much of their work from home can attest, telecommuting can have plenty of it's own pitfalls. From family interruptions to poor time management, the modern remote worker has to be wary of the quicksand and tar pits at their… Continue

Added by Craig Fisher on October 6, 2008 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

PHC Consulting's You Tube Channel: job candidate's survival guide!

In my constant quest to get the word out about PHC Consulting’s top-of-the-line recruiting and employment opportunities in all areas of medical sales, I started a blog. And the blog was good. I have covered information relevant to all aspects of job searching, interviewing, networking, and sales training for pharmaceutical sales, laboratory sales, clinical diagnostics sales, cellular/molecular products sales, medical equipment and supplies sales. That kind of information has been popular, and… Continue

Added by Peggy McKee on October 6, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Justifiable Hiring Optimism?

It’s difficult to put your best foot forward when your China hiring report is released as major financial institutions have just gone into a major meltdown.

Such is life.

Of course, the Hudson Report for July to September 2008 is as deep and accurate as you would normally expect from them. We just have to adjust many of the results downwards.

The trends should be much the same as in the report but the optimism is much less warranted. 2009 looks like a bit of a… Continue

Added by Frank Mulligan on October 6, 2008 at 11:23am — No Comments

It doesn't have to be "End of Days"

The calls and emails have been coming in; the voices imperceptively waiver: The recruiters are nervous. Corporate leaders and naifs are looking out their windows, some even waiting for the call to come. Third party firms are wondering where the callbacks are. Who is Satan and who is the Saviour?

Satan is real and you are the Saviour but you don't know this yet. Satan wants you to be afraid; he wants to cull the herd. Don't let him scare you.

Push for long term… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on October 6, 2008 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Europe Falls into the Financial Abyss

This Article I read puts this week's headlines in perspective

By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Last Updated: 11:05AM BST 06 Oct 2008

We face extreme danger. Unless there is immediate intervention on every front by all the major powers acting in concert, we risk a disintegration of global finance within days. Nobody will be spared, unless they own gold bars.

Star-crossed bankers: The European Central Bank played a shockingly destructive… Continue

Added by Dave Mendoza on October 6, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Chemical Engineers in San Diego, CA

Hello People,

We are beginning a search looking for chemical engineers with experience in development or applications of vegetable based esters, fatty acids fat and vegetable oil-based chemicals and derivatives.

I would truly appreciate if anyone could suggest alternate ways to source for such a position. My email is,

Any help would truly be appreciated.

All the best,

Added by Hans Guiscardo on October 6, 2008 at 10:20am — No Comments

Big Job Market in Small Places

You've seen the headlines -- thousands of jobs vaporized at corporate behemoths Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch. Some of the world's biggest businesses face big problems in the coming months.

That's why, if you're looking for work, you should take a long look at small businesses.

Small firms employ about 50% of all private-sector workers in America and, since the mid-1990s, have generated 60 to 80 percent of net new jobs each year, according to the U.S. Small Business… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on October 6, 2008 at 9:32am — No Comments

When There's No Home to Return To

Many of my close friends as well as my sister recently took voluntary separation packages from the large newspaper company for whom I toiled for 14 years.

I was long gone, but I still kept tabs on the shocking demise of my former industry, so the announcement of a buyout offer for anyone employed in the newsroom for at least five years didn’t take me by surprise.

What did surprise me was how many people had the guts to take the deal--seventy-five--and how many of them,… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on October 6, 2008 at 9:24am — No Comments

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