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Are you adapting your services to stay relevant?

An old saying by Heraclitus a Greek philosopher that “Nothing endures but change”. If this was true in 500 BC, then today if you are not preparing for change you are dead in the water. Period!

Today I was reading a Gartner research report by Thomas Otter, aka Vendorprisey, The Effects of Social Software on Your Employer Brand (Hat Tip:… Continue

Added by Michael Specht on January 7, 2009 at 9:45pm — 1 Comment

Kicking off your job search in 2009

Over the last five to ten years the process of finding a job has changed dramatically! Now not only do you have to have a resume, you have to know how the internet works, visit job boards, be on LinkedIn and other such tools, search online social networks. It can be very confusing.

Here are a 10 ideas to help you kick start your job search in 2009.

Read the rest on the 2Vouch Blog.

Added by 2Vouch on January 7, 2009 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

Job Board trends Down Under

The past often reveals what the future holds. I looked back at some of the major job board related trends in the Australian marketplace.

1.Vibrant but volatile industry

In 2008, some 150-170 job boards exist in Australia. The number increases five folds if the definition of a job board is expanded to include online destinations that list employment opportunities. With off-the shelve software and free job board technology easily available, starting a job board has never… Continue

Added by Phillip Tusing on January 7, 2009 at 8:57pm — 3 Comments

What Makes Me an Average Recruiter

1. Saying the very same thing the last recruiter said to the same potential clients and expecting to be the one who gets the order.

2. Having the same candidate my competitor has that we both grab off Monster each morning and expecting to be the one who gets the send-out.

3. Agreeing to discount my fees because the potential client has "multiple openings and I should be happy they are letting me in".

4. Arriving at the office after 8, milling around for 1/2 hr… Continue

Added by Jerry Albright on January 7, 2009 at 6:00pm — 17 Comments

Project Management Open House

Hey all,

Happy New Year, welcome to 2009! My company in Bellevue, WA is hosting a PM Open House towards the end of this month. With the market being a little slower right now and everyone ramping up in Q1, this is a great time to really get to know your candidates and build those pipelines! If anyone in the area knows of a Project Manager that is interested in networking with us for current and upcoming opportunites, please have them email me for all the details. Also, if anyone knows of a… Continue

Added by Tiffany on January 7, 2009 at 5:26pm — No Comments

In-house Recruiting Leadership in a challenging economy

There was a discussion I was involved in on the other day, which took many directions, from the effect the US economy has on the rest of the world, to Leadership situational leaders v top down leadership. I saw and was intrigued through the conversation and the different angles people were coming from.

It did get me thinking about about… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on January 7, 2009 at 4:46pm — No Comments

What makes me a smart recruiter

It’s simple;
- Treat others with the same level of respect that you would want or expect to be given to you
- Be kind, be honest, be truthful
- Follow up and follow through

And lastly,
- Communicate

Added by Caroline Nashmy on January 7, 2009 at 4:02pm — No Comments

What makes me a Smart Recruiter

I have been a recruiter for a dozen years so far so I have survived burnout, a recession, and the booms. I am a smart recruiter because I know my limitations and never let them get in the way of succeeding. I don't think that recruiting is any harder than any other job, but it does require hard work, discipline and a little luck.

Added by Julia Stone on January 7, 2009 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Big Bucks NO Whammies……

For those of you out there who were children of the 80’s (or perhaps a bit older), hopefully you will remember the show – Press Your Luck. Contestants would collect spins that led to prizes after the spin traveled around a makeshift digital game board, all the while yelling “BIG BUCKS NO WHAMMIES.” I promise this has a point.

The other day, I was talking with a friend who was flustered about their resume and cover letter in an attempt to find the perfect recipe for submitting… Continue

Added by Kelly Moeller on January 7, 2009 at 3:09pm — No Comments


Hi Guys,

I have Enclosed the list of our own technically experienced H1 consultants.

Kindly add my email address to your distribution list for all your future requirements.

Appreciate all your help and efforts.

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Lakshman – J2EE, Hibernate, Struts – Immediately… Continue

Added by Nikki Joe on January 7, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Resolutions Be Damned!

New Year So other than the parties I believe that the best part of new year - the part that people just LOVE - is setting resolutions. Oh, I know - you're probably already picking up on my sarcasm, right? Of course, maybe you don't even make a New Year's resolution because you know that you just won't lose that extra 10lbs or you'll never find the time to pick up that old hobby again. But hey, let's chat a bit about them anyhow.

First - my resolutions from last year and how we ended… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on January 7, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Paul DeBettignies Quoted In Minneapolis StarTribune Article On LinkedIn

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

In the January 4th 2009 Sunday career section of the Minneapolis StarTribune I was quoted in this article from Brett Pyrtle, Getting LinkedIn For Career Success:

In a world where business networks and relationships are often sustained in virtual reality, having an online presence is increasingly critical to career success. That's why a…


Added by Paul DeBettignies on January 7, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

Rcruiters that cover Atlanta location for project mgmt, operations in the field of construction.

Good Day Everyone.
A long time childhood friend in Atlanta is looking for recruiters with experience outlined in the blog title.
If anyone handles this area would you mind if I sent my friend your contact info?

Added by Salvatore Petrara, CPC on January 7, 2009 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

Having the ability to source and uncover top talent is crucial to your success. Sometimes the tools we use come from non-traditional means.

I’ve recently come across an outstanding tool that is not at all meant for recruiters but you know what that means. As a breed, we are probably the more sticky and intrusive people around, but in the end we find people jobs and that’s what it’s all about.

Enter Here is a little background. Based in San Mateo Ca.,… Continue

Added by Ryan Leary on January 7, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Animal's Radio Show and Ross's Directory Chat TODAY (Weds)

The Recruiting Animal Radio Show is today and the Recruiting Social Media Awards for 2008 are being handed out - don't miss it - you just might be one of the recipients! It's at Noon EST hereor call in to listen here: 646 652-2754

Animal will be suggesting new categories and designating people and websites for… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 7, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments


Dear Claudia,

I totally don’t know what to do about this. I saw my boss and one of my workmates out on a date, although they didn’t see me. How do I know it wasn’t a business meeting? Let’s just say that things were a little steamy at the dinner table, and I’m not talking about the vegetables. I was shocked, because I had no clue at the office; to make things worse my boss’ wife is my best friend. This isn’t really the time to go looking for a new recruiting job, and I’d hate to…

Added by Claudia Faust on January 7, 2009 at 6:21am — No Comments

The ideal experience for the passive candidate online

Have you ever put yourself in the shoes of a passive candidate?

It’s a dreadful experience. You’re happy with your job, you enjoy your coworkers, salary and benefits. The last thing you’re thinking about is working somewhere else.

Yet in the back of your mind is that little voice telling you it’s time for change. “Hey, we’ve been doing this for 5 years now! Can we move on, already?!”

Your goal then as a recruiter is to talk to that little voice, to convince the… Continue

Added by ryanchartrand on January 7, 2009 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

January 6, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday with Heather Bussing

This week Heather tackles internet sourcing and opens up the discussion about privacy rights and what privacy settings really mean.

With dollops of common sense, today's post is not short on considered opinion or sound advice including how to protect your personal brand [and privates too!]: Recruiting Law: Privacy and Sourcing…


Added by Amitai Givertz on January 6, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Ami G. on Tuesday: Stack 'em high and sell 'em cheap...job postings that is

It seems the politicos at The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have teamed up with JobTarget marketeers and are set to publish a 2009 Job Board Savings Book.

Apparently, you can use the coupons at over 1,000 niche, diversity and regional job boards that are slashing up to half the price on their job postings,… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 6, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

What makes me a Smart Recruiter

Being a Smart Recruiter is knowing your customer and creating a relationship with that person. Your customer knows exactly what he/she is looking for and can provide a right direction. Once that raphor and trust is made. You will have the world in your pocket. Your customer can provide you with sample resumes of current employees that will help you build queries on data bases. His or Her staff can provide you resources i.e. Alumni Associations where Recruiters cannot connect with..For example… Continue

Added by Sara Alvarado on January 6, 2009 at 6:38pm — No Comments

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