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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

What makes me a smart recruiter ?

Well the jury is out on that, and I dont work as a pro recruiter, but I do recruit heavily for my own firm and it's one of my most important roles.

1) I look for character not skills. One does not change, while skillz come and go- often surprsingly fast.

2) I dont get hung up on credentials per se- they can be important/critical in some contexts, meaningless in others.

3) I do see recruiting as probably the most important element of leadership

4) I… Continue

Added by Martin H.Snyder on January 6, 2009 at 6:06pm — No Comments

:: Introducing Nilesh Roy Consultancy ::


I represent Nilesh Roy Consultancy. We are an IT Consulting and Solutions company. We are specialized in providing cost effective solutions and forward-thinking yet pragmatic consulting services for your IT and Web Infrastructure related business requirements. Our service offerings can be broadly classified into (but not limited to) 4 highly specialized verticals such as:

® Technology… Continue

Added by Nilesh Roy on January 6, 2009 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Why Am I A Smart Recruiter?

High volume hiring requires a smart process for smart recruiters:

1. My process conforms to the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures

2. Hiring specifications are created using a multi-method job analysis involving hiring managers and job-relevant SMEs

3. Success criteria are based upon performance modeling and time to proficiency metrics

3. The Virtual Job Tryout® delivers an engaging, Web 2.0 grounded objective candidate evaluation supported with a client… Continue

Added by Joseph P. Murphy on January 6, 2009 at 5:43pm — 1 Comment

Dayak anyone?

While at my last contract recruiting assignment, I was approached by an account executive for Dayak, a website which seems to work along the same principle as Bounty. I posted my job specs with updates on a regular basis, but did find that the lack of direct communication between me and the agency recruiters resulted in substandard candidates for my positions. I did not hire anyone using this tool.

Lea Karpman, principal

PCSG/professional consulting services… Continue

Added by Lea Karpman on January 6, 2009 at 3:48pm — 2 Comments

What makes me a Smart Recruiter smartrecruiters

What makes me a smart recruiter after 20 years. I hate to open my secret but want to show you how smart i am.

Once you do a database search most people just start calling. Many data bases sort in ABC order. I always go to the end of the ABC and start calling at the end. Most of these candidate never get a call. So they are so glad when I call.

Also I tell candidates to list there resumes twice. for example.

Chris Zimmerman

Zimmerman, Chris

That… Continue

Added by C. B. Stalling!! on January 6, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

What makes me a smart recruiter

1 Say what you do, and do what you say.
2 Make sure that you keep your word, your name is your virtue.
3 Always return phone calls and emails, it can be brief - just do it.
4 Referrals - treat them all with respect, they could be your next client!
5 Today is today and tomorrow is another day - remain positive!
Other than those five things, remain true, passionate and love what you do!

Added by Peggy Patterson on January 6, 2009 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Why am I a smart recruiter- after 20 years i've learned a few rules I live by each day: : 1. Serve the candidate and the client 2. Have 2 ears to listen and only 1 mouth to speak 3. Each person is un…

Why am I a smart recruiter- after 20 years i've learned a few rules I live by each day:


1. Serve the candidate and the client

2. Have 2 ears to listen and only 1 mouth to speak

3. Each person is unique surprisingly fascinating

4. Identify what the candidate is really looking for and find that.

5. Always make it fun and interesting to speak with me

6. Respect-Care-Honest-Energy

7. All we have is our reputation. Take good care of it.

8. Never sell a… Continue

Added by Carole on January 6, 2009 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

Know thy quarry

Developers were asked what programming skills they planned to learn in 2009:

  • A new language
  • A new framework or library for a language you already know
  • A new technique or platform for languages that you already know (like multithreading, mobile development, etc.)
  • More than one of the above
  • Other (please specify in the discussion)

As of… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on January 6, 2009 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Java EE Developer

6 Months contract

Alpharetta, GA

Face to Face Interview Required

Pay Rate: $50-55/Hr W-2

They will need to take our online Java test and we MUST submit the test scores along with the resume to the client.

The candidate must have strong OOD skills, must be able to build components and be able to integrate multiple frameworks from designs.

Skills: HTML, Unix, Java, JavaScript, UML, J2EE

Additional Skills: Required… Continue

Added by Ratnesh on January 6, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Social networking recruiting in a coordinated campaign

Check out my quick video blog about the recent buzz about social networking and how it can be used for recruitment. I’ve spent many long nights compiling thoughts and strategies about social networking recruiting and think this will be the start of a video blog series on my findings (should anyone care to hear them).

Most importantly is the idea of having a targeted, coordinated campaign that connects your recruiting efforts on… Continue

Added by ryanchartrand on January 6, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

When I Was a Baby Sourcer

When I was a baby sourcer, and didn’t have the crutch LinkedIn to jumpstart my searches, I’d go to the Internet (this was before ZoomInfo - formerly Eliyon) and the other Internet strippers really got started, and I would google (back then I think it was dogpile or altavista I used before I kinda’ understood the magic of algorithms and the brains behind them) the name of the company I was trying to penetrate and the title I was working on. Mind you,… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 6, 2009 at 10:11am — No Comments

The Unprecedented Sales Management Challenge for 2009

Sales managers are facing a set of challenges that they've never experienced before. They think their team is focused on generating sales, but they are completely distracted.

As a sales manager, for years, you've had Human Resources preaching to you about the importance of work-life balance for your sales team. They reminded you that studies showed that productivity increased when employees had balance between their work life and their personal one. They told you that… Continue

Added by Lee Salz on January 6, 2009 at 9:51am — No Comments

January 5, 2009

Mendoza's Monday Member Showcase

Dave introduces us to a skilled hunter in the field and online. This guy is a consummate pro and is both grounded and a dreamer:

"The challenge and pursuit of excellence gets me into the office everyday. There is always something to learn, someone to meet. This career offers many different paths of success and forces one to grow beyond their wildest dreams."


Added by Amitai Givertz on January 5, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Bounty Jobs

I tried Bounty Jobs in the last half of last year and while many search assignments were a waste of time, I found two great new clients who I made placements with and have a continuing relationship. I don't engage on the ones that have low fee structures. I think you just have to be careful but both of these clients did not have a problem with communicating with me directly once I started presenting viable candidates.

Added by Linda Blakemore on January 5, 2009 at 5:36pm — 2 Comments

Obama to Add 3 Million Jobs -- Are You Ready?

[This post was originally posted on a sister site - I think its as important for recruiters as it is for job seekers. What do you think?]

According to a recent NY Times article, President Elect Obama has upped his goal of providing new jobs in the first two years of his presidency from 2.5 million to 3 million. Many of these jobs will be in… Continue

Added by Sean Harry on January 5, 2009 at 5:36pm — 7 Comments

Ami G. on Monday: The Sirens of Search

I have been on a quest to find a search engine that will know what I'm looking for without me ever having to input a search term, let alone search strings, symbols or syntax. No, not natural language but something even less tiresome...brain waves perhaps.

More than that, I want the aggregated results to be served in context, arranged in folders by media and domain, sorted by date and relevancy,… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 5, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments


I found this site as I was searching the internet for additional information on BOUNTYJOBS. I thought I would add my info to see if it helps anyone. I have found that if the company will communicate with you and take your calls giving you the opportuntiy to create a relationship, they are worth working with. The companies that do not do this I feel are just building their recruiting databases for free. I have even been told by 4 VP of HR's that this is the only reason they use BOUNTY.

On… Continue

Added by Jeremy on January 5, 2009 at 5:00pm — 11 Comments

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