Although our industry is commonly referred to as “applicant tracking”, I’ve heard it referred to as a number of different names. Below is my short list of alternative names (feel free to mix it up by adding database/software/system/solution to the end of any of them.)
1. Applicant data tracking
2. Applicant management
3. Applicant resume management
4. Application monitoring
5. Candidate management
6. Candidate resume management
7. Employment… Continue
Added by Julia on July 9, 2009 at 8:46am —
As a recruiter, we all hear the "not very-well thought out" responses to "why should we hire you" and so forth.
My first piece of praise, would be, you have already baited the hook by applying for the position, the fish took the bait when you got the interview. Now, take and reel that fish in carefully so as to not let the fish get free from the hook.
Take the interview in stride. Be yourself. If you could advertise yourself in 30… Continue
Added by D. Drayden on July 9, 2009 at 6:02am —
Okay, I admit it, I am a Tom Friedman
groupie and if you fall into that category then you will instantly recognize the title of this post as being the title of the Op Ed piece that Friedman wrote for the Sunday… Continue
Added by Dave Opton on July 8, 2009 at 3:46pm —
I'm happy to report that Albin Engineering is seeing an increase in our new job orders from clients, interviews, and placements. June was the best month in 2009 and July is off to a fast start. I'm coming up on my 3 month anniversary since joining the firm back in April.
Today we are holding a hiring event in the office for our three (3) open internal sales (account manager) positions with 16 candidates attending. It feels like the good old days and we are picking up… Continue
Added by Craig Silverman on July 8, 2009 at 1:59pm —
At one point or another, I am pretty sure all of us have experienced the "edge of the seat
," "nail-biting suspense
" of being on the "chopping block
." Fearful of getting that dreadful "pink-slip," self evaluation often comes at a time when, let's face it...it's a little too late. Whether on the giving or receiving end, by choice or unexpected economic crisis, we all know the feeling too well. But the question… Continue
Added by D. Drayden on July 8, 2009 at 1:11pm —
Above the Fold
Greg Savage takes us on a intercontinental trip to the unemployment office, finally gets to China and asks...Are we there yet?
Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom
Undeterred by arguing "reasonableness" with a cat-herder Claudia finally bags it by reminding us that there are always consequences, even if… Continue
Added by Amitai Givertz on July 8, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Specializing in the sales profession, we have seen a definite uptick in business and potential new business the past 2 months. With recruiters being considered an early indicator of economy recovery, we are hopeful that is exactly what this is- an indicator. Time will tell but we are very hopeful on this end.
Added by Cindy Houston Hazen on July 8, 2009 at 11:54am —
Interested in contracting for the Federal Government or one of the many Large Prime Contractors (Northrop, Lockheed, BAH....)? We can help facilitate.
You must be a cleared facility to work on a cleared contract and to hold individual candidate clearances. Since Sterling has the necessary clearances to work in the most classified environments, we can employ consultants requiring clearances.
Email me if you have business opportunities and are looking for a partner with… Continue
Added by Brad Moore on July 8, 2009 at 11:37am —
I was to increase my visibility in this area.. thanks in advance!!
Added by Christine on July 8, 2009 at 10:35am —
That’s not a typo. I’m not talking about writing a job description. I’m talking about you writing a job wanted description. I’m sure you already have a resume, cover letter and business cards to pass out but here’s a thought - why not create a job wanted description that tells the hiring manager or company exactly who you are, what you do well and what you’re looking for. Let’s discuss how this would differ from a resume.
What are you trying to accomplish? Anyone who reads your job… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on July 8, 2009 at 1:13am —
We all have days when all you want is to sail along on calm waters. The need to rush, think, act and move become overwhelming when all you want to do is float for awhile. There is nothing wrong with floating, drifting and letting the calm tides pull you gently in a new direction. Trusting and letting go is the fastest and easiest way and often, the safest way to get where you want to go. It's the trusting part that sometimes makes riding out the wave of fear next to… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on July 7, 2009 at 11:28pm —
We have spoken about the circumstances around recruiters being less than cooperative with candidates and the many reasons. Yes, sometimes it is just perception on the candidate's part that a recruiter is not acting in good faith as I outlined in the last couple posts, but sometimes there is shared culpability.
Today let's talk about the candidate taking preventative steps to insure themselves… Continue
Added by Bill Meirs on July 7, 2009 at 4:00pm —
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Choose Use.com to host your images for eBay, Craigslist, Myspace, Facebook or any other web site, forum or… Continue
Added by cyndi on July 7, 2009 at 11:26am —
Perhaps the most common question I get asked these days is whether the dramatic decline in the staffing market has leveled off. My own staff, clients, candidates, even journalists want to know whether there really are any ‘green shoots’ in terms of employers venturing back into the labour market.
As anyone in recruitment knows, the answer to that question is a moving target, hard to pin down at best, totally elusive at worst.
And of course it depends what sector we are… Continue
Added by Greg Savage on July 7, 2009 at 6:30am —
Designation / Position: Sr Manger/AVP-Business Finance
• Preparation of Budgets & Forecasts in Consultation with the Business Heads.
• Preparation of Monthly MIS including Financial, Variance Analysis with Budgets etc.
• Facilitate in the process of identifying a strategic investor
• Preparation of model for granting options and managing the implementation of the ESOP plan
• Preparation of Business models for existing and new TPP… Continue
Added by Raja.Raguram on July 7, 2009 at 5:32am —
Designation / Position : Business Development Manager (Account Mgmt)
Work Experience : 5+ years
Job Location : Mumbai
Key Skills : BFSI and Business development Manager, Account Manager
Industry : IT/Software
• Liaison between project team and customer for additional business operation from existing accounts.
• Maintain relationships with Key contacts in customer organizations for further account growth and… Continue
Added by Raja.Raguram on July 7, 2009 at 4:30am —
The Job Matchers, Inc. began after leaving my 22 year career in Human Resource. In November of 2006 the staffing firm was born with the idea of the job board waiting to be born. The mission of The Job Matchers and TheJobMatchers.com is to fulfill the needs of my employees, clients and candidates. We want to provide them with the personal service and low cost service that is needed so desperately needed now.
On the staffing side, I will always bring them top quality candidates to fill… Continue
Added by Lisa Montalva on July 6, 2009 at 6:00pm —
What the heck is a "Social T-Rex™". Think about this; no one alive has ever seen a T-Rex, yet everyone knows who he is, his reputation and when you hear his name, you get an automatic visual.
So how do you become a "Social T-Rex™"? Not in terms of extinction, but in preservation. Here are 5 suggestions:
1. Be Big:
Create a "big" image of yourself. Recruiters are naturally social creatures; use your tools to build your image.
2. Be Bold:
There are many… Continue
Added by Alex Putman on July 6, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Having trouble filling solar jobs?
Here’s a look at where to post them.
There are dozens if not hundreds of so-called green job boards popping up online these days. Every blogger and his mother seems to have one attached to their site touting it as the place to post your “eco friendly” postings. The problem is these green sites are not targeted enough.
A ‘green job’ is a relative term and many types of jobs can be green. So if you have a… Continue
Added by Chris Russell on July 6, 2009 at 10:56am —
Employer of Choice, EVP (Employee Value Proposition) call it what you will but attracting talent to your business is a serious business and give it any cool name or anagram you like, it's also bloody hard!
So why do most companies suck at attracting talent and end up spending huge sums of money with recruitment companies, as usual, the answer is a leadership one. Those organisations who are phenomenal at attracting the best talent, have as their best talent guy/girl, their CEO.… Continue
Added by Rowan Watkins on July 6, 2009 at 10:08am —