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Phone Interview v. Live Interview

While there is a purpose for a phone interview and a purpose for a live interview, which one is more beneficial?

The phone interview is often used as a way to screen potential candidates while a live interview is used to further understand potential candidates. But what if the screening process was flawed? That’s right, flawed. While some beneficial information is gathered during a phone interview, even more beneficial information is left out. This could result in you selecting a bad… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Job Interview: Decoding The Handshake

A handshake, whether at a job interview or business meeting, can have several meanings. Not only is it important to focus on how someone is shaking your hand, but on how you shake their hand as well! Handshake meanings vary from country to country so keep in mind, the following apply only to the U.S.:

Job Interview Handshake #1: Palm Up

If you go to shake someone’s hand and you intentionally face your palm up, it can indicate humility. If you go to shake someone’s hand and… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Business Lunch Etiquette

Business lunch etiquette is undoubtedly one of the most talked about topics in business. Business lunches are becoming more popular than office meetings, and much tastier, but they require a lot more effort! Before arriving to your next business lunch, be sure to go over these tips:

Business Lunch Etiquette Tip #1: Arrive Early

You always want to arrive about fifteen minutes early to a business lunch. You don’t want to be “That Guy.”

Business Lunch Etiquette Tip… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

How Social Network Sites Can Help Your Career

With thousands of social network sites available, why aren’t you using them to help your career? Now, there are many categories of social network sites and not all of them are appropriate to use, but the ones that are appropriate you should take advantage of. Here’s how social network sites can help your career:

Social Network & Your Career Fact #1: Expand Your Network

The beauty of a “Friend Request” is when you hit the “Send” or “Accept” button, you have just made a… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Cost of Recruitment

The growth of the e-recruitment industry has been fuelled by the adoption of technology and internet penetration. Organizations have cut costs by almost 80% over traditional recruitment modes by moving over to the online recruitment process. Recruiting online is ideally more focused, fast paced, effective, and gives higher ROI on administrative expenses.

The costs associated with manual recruitment can become quite excessive, partly because of the candidates that are produced. One… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 19, 2008 at 10:14pm — 1 Comment

Body Language During An Interview

As we all know, actions speak louder than words. While you may be saying one thing, your body may be saying the complete opposite. So the next time you interview a potential candidate, focus not only on what they are saying, but what they are doing while they are saying it.

Eye Contact: Eye contact helps to regulate the flow of communication, increases credibility, and conveys interest.

Swinging or Rocking Leg, or Tapping Fingers: Shows the candidate is bored and… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on July 19, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Illegal Job Interview Questions and How to Handle Them

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

Guest post from Communicating Your Way to Success

Interviewers and interviewees alike are often unaware that certain questions asked during a job interview are considered illegal questions. Now by "illegal", it doesn't mean that someone will get arrested for asking such a question, but it does mean that the interviewee is not required to…


Added by Paul DeBettignies on July 19, 2008 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Tax Professionals - an enigma

What's up in finance today my friends? Why can't a Recruiter find a good Tax Professional? Are they buried in numbers and afraid to come out? Do they find social networking boring? Could it kill them to post an occassional resume out there?

Maybe its just that no one wants to move to Florida, we have fun here, really... I am throwing out the white flag. I'll clean them up, make sure their ear hairs are shaved and eye brow hairs get trimmed.

Have a lovely month my… Continue

Added by Christine Hampton on July 19, 2008 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

Job Search Tip: Keep a Brag Book

If you’re looking for a job in medical sales, clinical diagnostics sales, laboratory sales, DNA sales, medical supplies or equipment sales, pharmaceutical sales, or biotechnology sales, marketing, or tech support (or you will be soon), it would help you tremendously to have a brag book.

A brag book is a list of your accomplishments (stories for behavioral interviews, right here), new skills and training, stack rankings, performance reviews, e-mails or letters from satisfied… Continue

Added by Peggy McKee on July 18, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

please find the rek of Red Hat Linux Admin position in Stamford CT We have an urgent Direct Client rek of Red Hat Linux Admin at Stamford CT Position : Red hat Linux Location : Stamford CT…

please find the rek of Red Hat Linux Admin position in Stamford CT

We have an urgent Direct Client rek of Red Hat Linux Admin at Stamford CT

Position : Red hat Linux

Location : Stamford CT

Duration : 3-6 months Contract or CTH or Full time

The client is looking for someone who has HP-Ux flavour also in his CV

Please send resumes for immediate interviews with contact… Continue

Added by SUMITA HALDAR on July 18, 2008 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment


Position title – Server Infrastructure Engineer

Location – RI (providence)

Duration – 8 Months + contract

Required Skills:

Must Have-Hard Skills :

• Windows Server Environment-preferably Windows 2003 and Active Directory controlled domain

• IIS version 6

• Expertise with java application servers and JVM configurations is key (Web sphere, Tomcat, Geronimo)

• Understanding of network… Continue

Added by SUMITA HALDAR on July 18, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Social Networks and Job Search

Just thought I'd share this with the group. Check it out. Also.. I checked the web address at the end and ... unless you read French.... it is useless. However, the slideshow is interesting. You may need to click the SlideShare logo in the bottom right of the player to view it on SlideShare where it can be pushed to full screen.... so that you can see the labels in the charts. I look forward to your comments. - Jim…


Added by Jim Canto on July 18, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Sudip Ganguly, Sr. IT Recruiter in Altius Consulting Inc.

Hi All,

I am Sr. IT Recruiter in Altius Consulting Inc., We are working with very good clients and also we are try to build new client also, if any body like to work with us please contact me or you can add me in Yahoo messenger I have currently a very hot requirement, if any body matching all skills like to send resume please send me on with his contact details and rate.

Skills: Oracle Data… Continue

Added by Sudip on July 18, 2008 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Contingencies on an offer aren’t a joke

I heard a mortgage horror story the other day from a friend as he was buying a new house and selling his town home. He had arranged to have back to back closings to make it easy, but as it came time to close on the sale of his house the buyer was a no show…it seems that he had just lost his job and now was not in a position to qualify for the loan, much less make the payments. He very quickly was put in the position where he was being pressed to make a decision on signing his closing papers… Continue

Added by bill martineau on July 18, 2008 at 10:50am — 2 Comments

Tony Snow Teaches Recruiters

Kris Dunn learned this from the president's press secretary:

Critics should prove they can do better

Tony criticized the president's communication policy and was willing to step in to to fix someone else's mess when asked. (Don't criticize unless you can do better?)

If you're nice, your enemies will be nice, too.

Tony took the "high road" when he could have… Continue

Added by Recruiting Animal on July 18, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Captain-Save-A-Candidate to the Rescue!!!! ("Up, up, and away!")

Ok, well . . . not really. In putting on my cape this morning, I looked in the mirror and realized I more resembled these lil' fellas than the Superman cartoon character :P

Which leads me to ask . . . do you think a candidate would more trust one of these guys or the super-buff, super-slick, original Superman?

How about Gen-Y versus a Boomer?

With all the time spent on the art of neuro-linguistics programming,… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 18, 2008 at 9:25am — 1 Comment


Anybody checked out Scour?

It's a new social search engine that employs the power of the top 3 search engine giants: Google, Yahoo and MSN. What's interesting is that you can gain points to redeem for Visa gift cards.

You get points by....searching. Hmmmmm. Seems to easy....I'm sure… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 18, 2008 at 8:18am — 1 Comment

"It's me. Can you hear me?" The VoIP argument.

Re: For those using VoIP for your home and/or office lines: are you having issues lately?

This is a really interesting subject to me. I hear the argument all the time from would-be telephone sourcers who want to use VoIP.

"Go ahead," I say.

"But it works just fine!" they insist.

"No it doesn't," I reply.

"Yes it… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 18, 2008 at 7:27am — No Comments


Added by sugarcane on July 18, 2008 at 3:20am — No Comments

Strategic Positioning for Recruiters

Have you thought about WHY a company would use YOU..................rather than the myriad of alternatives to find and secure their next player?

Is it because you are better?

Do you do it faster?

Are your candidates Better? Who says? ..................................You?

Or do the statistics report that when you make a placement that the company objectives get met?

Is it that you are totally enthralled with finding your client the next key… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on July 18, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

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