Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and Blink, was the first speaker at the May 2008 New Yorker Conference. “Stories from the near future” was the theme of the two-day conference. Albeit condensed, here are his words and my comments from his talk regarding the “challenge of hiring in the modern world.”
All aspects of our society are undergoing a kind of collective crisis when it comes to hiring. That relates to something I call the “mismatch… Continue
Salary negotiations can be the most stressful part of the entire interview process in medical sales, laboratory sales, clinical diagnostics sales, biotech sales, molecular products sales, cellular products sales, medical device sales, pathology sales, imaging sales, or pharmaceutical sales.
The video below is designed to help you navigate your way through.
So: How do you answer questions in the interviewing process that have to do with your… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on July 15, 2008 at 8:00pm —
I am currently doing a National search to find people in obscure areas. I have their contact names but am having a hard time finding a reliable information source to supply their phone numbers. I got on Intellius and every number was a bust, Craigs list was unhelpful as well as your common 411, etc.. Has anyone used a resource that can produce reliable phone numbers/emails for people if you have a name and a state?
So I had this sudden realization that my blog here is geared toward professionals in the recruiting industry. While I think that's absolutely fantastic and a great way for us all to share best practices, I really want different content for my customers (clients and candidates) more geared toward their needs/wants.
To this end, I started a new blog:
I'm curious what everyone's opinion is about that, if you think it's… Continue
Added by Art Pitcher on July 15, 2008 at 4:32pm —
Stickle & Associates is a full service executive search firm. They provide staffing and recruiting expertise for heavy industry that includes Pulp & Paper, Chemical, Primary Metals and General Manufacturing. Their company focus is to become their clients’ staffing supplier of choice by providing them top talent in the areas of Engineering, Technical, Operations and Maintenance.
Added by blah blue on July 15, 2008 at 3:04pm —
When trying to help candidates get the best job most recruiters are prepared to delve into their career hopes and dream and help them divine a path for them to accomplish those goals. However, during just such a conversation the other day it came to me that not only this particular candidate, but most candidates, lack the fundamental knowledge to start the conversation. In fact, most don’t spend any time at all thinking about their careers.
I'm hosting the second installment of my Social Media Headhunter series on the use of MySpace for Recruiting. Our last webinar brought in over 250 people who learned hands on techniques to using Facebook to recruit, and we're now turning to the world's largest social network, MySpace. With over 100 million members, and an open network that lets you contact the member profiles, MySpace represents an untapped potential for recruiters to reach… Continue
Added by Jim Durbin on July 15, 2008 at 2:22pm —
I am working on two full time administrative positions that I need candidates for. One is located in San Francisco's financial district and the other is in the south bay (San Mateo). Both positions are in small offices and are looking for candidates that have a 4 year degree and some work experience. Must be able to work independently. Both positions are with private investment firms and offer full benefits, salary and year end bonus.
Years ago before debit card usage became the norm, writing checks for goods and services was commonplace. A friend of mine went to her neighborhood grocery store, bought the items she needed, and patiently stood in the checkout line. When the clerk told her how much money she owed, she pulled out her checkbook and fished around in her pocket for a writing implement. Hand clasped upon a cylindrical object, she drew it out of her pocket and went to fill out her check… until she realized the… Continue
We at Recruiter Life are privy to some of the most forward-thinking executive recruiters. These are not the obligatory “Knights of the Round Table” type that continuously write the same bland material... while they stroke each others’ egos.... No, these [recruiters in my video] are key players who are making lasting…
I wanted to inform you that my company, TalentDrive will be present at SMA’s Summer Netowrking Conference on July 17. Katy Katz, TalentDrive’s Director of Client Services will be at the conference to answer any questions you might have about TalentDrive or our two sourcing technologies TalentFilter and TalentSource. For more information about… Continue
Added by Talent Drive on July 15, 2008 at 10:30am —
Leptin is a hormone tied to your body's use of fat.
When you lose 10% of your weight, leptin falls fast. So, your stupid body thinks you're facing starvation and it tries to protect you by burning 20% less calories -- and even if you're on a diet that can make you fat.
Also, once you start losing weight the parts of your brain running your love of food have more blood in them while the part that limits eating has… Continue
I submit to you this video of an interview... gone terribly wrong.
No one was hurt as a result.. I think.
How many of us have taken part in an interview where either the company or the candidate just wasn't a fit? I know that I've conducted one or two interviews with job seekers where we were both wondering 10 minutes into the interview just what the heck each of us was doing there. And yes, I've been on the other side…
Take a bite out of this scenario and chew on it for a minute:
The time has come for the recruiting awards presentation and the recruiting clan is rushing from the tradeshow floor to see who won what and the coinciding presentation on best practices. As the zombie-like audience pours in, several fall over the piles of worthless marketing brochures collected over the last 48-hours. Then, several recruiting organizations are enshrined… Continue
I have found that approach and pursuit of clients has to be done with their needs first and foremost in my mind. And, actually, this approach is not limited to current or potential clients but also past. The economic needs of my firm or me, personally, cannot be at the forefront of an initial conversation or what interested parties first learn. I can keep a capitalistic mindset behind the… Continue
Hey all, been lurking and reading a bunch of RecruitingBlogs blog from all you great people and felt like it was time to sign up and do a shout out. I'm a Web 2.0 tech guy (read: Facebook, LinkedIn, Myspace, etc) who's trying to build a useful website for you recruiters for your sourcing needs. Would be interested in networking with you all, especially anyone in my sunny (not) hometown here in Seattle.
Looking forward to connecting. Leave me a comment if you're interested in… Continue
Added by Bma on July 14, 2008 at 9:32pm —
Recently, I had a candidate who was going to get an offer–it was all over but the references. And that’s where it all went wrong. We began calling to check (yes, we really do that) and two days later, only one was done. It wasn’t even a matter of them trashing my candidate…they just wouldn’t return our calls.
If your references don’t even think enough of you to call back, it doesn’t reflect well on you. It cost my candidate a job.
I used to think that Steve Rubel was a pretty smart guy but now it seems he's just another dude taking an easy ride on the Gen Y bandwagon.
Steve says "the Attention Crash is entirely generational".
The Gen Yer's, it seems, do a far better job of coping with massive amounts of information. It's not uncommon for a lot of folks to be running Meebo with a dozen IM windows going at once, Facebooking,…