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Reference Letter or Reference Check?

Periodically, I receive (either solicited or unsolicited) an e-mail with a resume that also has one or more reference letters attached. I must admit that I find these to be of little to no value to me. While I don’t offer this opinion unsolicited to the individual, once I have a follow up conversation, the candidate will usually ask my opinion about it, or whether they should send them out on their own when they are dealing directly with a company.

While reference letters have their place,… Continue

Added by Jim Martineau on June 4, 2008 at 2:35pm — No Comments

10 most annoying programs on the Internet

Gallery: 10 most annoying programs on the Internet



by Andy Smith | 05-22-08



Tags: Misery, Pit, Internet, Andy Smith, applications



The Internet has brought us many joys. It's rewritten the rules of business and pleasure.



And pain. For it allows what may have seemed like bright ideas at the time ('let's use it to make sure our customers have the latest software', for example) to turn into a stinking pit of misery — usually, but by no means always, after… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on June 4, 2008 at 1:14pm — No Comments

A Screenshot: Google's Android comes to life

Screenshots: Google's Android comes to life



by CNET News.com | 05-29-08



Google demonstrated its Android mobile-phone software Wednesday at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco. The project, under development by Google and a number of partners in the Open Handset Alliance, is due to ship as open-source software when the first Android phones go on sale later this year. This is a view of the home screen, demonstrated by Steve Horowitz, Android's engineering… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on June 4, 2008 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Manufacturing Recruiting

I have a challenge that I welcome any suggestions.

I have a client that is in need of manufacturing employees such as Surface Mount Operators and Die Mount Operators and Automated Measuring Machine Operators. These positions require the individuals to have prior experience.

Does anyone have any suggestions where I might find such individuals?

Thank you
~Dawn

Added by Dawn on June 4, 2008 at 10:45am — No Comments

RecruiterGuy.net Toolkit (the beginning)

So I've mentioned here and there that I'm putting together a toolkit for Recruiters - a dynamic reference for Online searches, social networking, blogging guide, etc. If you were on my team you'd know that I store many of these items on a centralized and shared server for all to reference. One of the documents I'm working on is a listing of search engines that I use and what the functionality or specialty is of each.

A few days ago I received an email from a reader of…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on June 4, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

June 4, 2008

Our resident "Agony Aunt" the indefatigable Claudia Faust, is away today but will pick up her Wednesday Wisdom post next week. So if you have a delicate situation which Claudia can help you find answers to drop her a line and we'll back in the swing of things next week.



In the meantime, something completely different. Sound bites from international citizen Ander Sorman-Nilssan...



Think…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on June 4, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Does anyone know..

Does anyone know cute and catching blogs to add to your signature? Or any catchy phrases that involve recruitment?

Added by yesenia e on June 3, 2008 at 8:42pm — 2 Comments

Pick Me!

Now that I have your attention I'd like to say Thank you first and foremost for taking the time to read my blog post. My name is Tonya Hines of Chicago, IL. Seven months ago I relocated to the Atlanta Metropolitan area. I am seeking to join the Recruitment Industry. In every management position I've ever held there was one aspect that I have always enjoyed which has transformed into a passion. That passion is being a resource, a link, and an informer in regards to their paths they… Continue

Added by Tonya Hines, Atlanta Metro on June 3, 2008 at 8:16pm — No Comments

10 Career Lessons from Country Music

Source: Tech Republic - Jody Gilbert, Sr. Editor

Author: Calvin Sun



I guess my Oklahoma roots are showing because I loved this TechRepublic post by Calvin Sun. Not bad for a guy who probably doesn't have a single Country CD in his collection.



Take a load off and… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on June 3, 2008 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Gaining Exposure By Giving The People What They Want

Gaining Exposure By Giving The People What They Want

by Chris Young , Tuesday, June 3, 2008



THERE IS A FAMOUS TINSELTOWN quote often attributed to comedian Red Skeleton about the well-attended 1958 funeral of Harry Cohn, the tyrant president of Columbia Pictures.



Skeleton said "Give the people what they want to see and they'll come out for it."



The sentiment is also an axiom for most businesses. When you provide a quality product or service that people… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on June 3, 2008 at 4:14pm — No Comments

"Teradata DBA" professionals - Excellent and URGENT openings for Top Indian MNC (CMM Level 5)

Dear Candidate,



We have excellent and URGENT openings for “Teradata Application DBA” and “Teradata System DBA” with our client (a CMM Level 5 Company) for your career growth. The position is challenging and compensation will not be an issue for deserving candidates.



Job Description

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Designation : Senior Consultant

Experience : 5-14 yrs total experience with 4+ years of relevant… Continue

Added by Gagan on June 3, 2008 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Applicant Tracking Tool for Hiring Managers

Problem: You're a hiring manager, not a professional recruiter, who needs hire the best candidate quickly while still doing your day job. Quickly, your email inbox fills with resumes, you forward them on to other decision team members for feedback. Some respond quickly, others more slowly. Meanwhile, you are trying to keep track of peoples thoughts on each candidate while still more resumes and follow-ups are filling your inbox. All you need is a… Continue

Added by Mike Wagner on June 3, 2008 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Searching for Wireless Talent

Hello Everyone,

I am currently searching for wireless talent for my employer, Cox Communications. I am always searching for Wireless Project Managers
Wireless Business Analysts
Wireless Java Developers


This is for our new wireless initative in Atlanta, GA.

Feel free to contact me with anyone you know who would be interested.

Thanks,
Colleen

Added by Colleen Somerville on June 3, 2008 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Talent Talk Cafe - Tuesday, June 3rd

Don't miss today's Talent Talk Cafe - Here's our discussion topic:



You have a blank check AND infinite influence. What are the two changes in your recruiting world you would most like to see occur. And, if these two changes did occur, you would see them have a positive influence on:



> how you contribute value to your company

> the hiring process experience for both job seekers and recruiters

> your overall career



What's…
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Added by Susan Burns on June 3, 2008 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Twitter vs. Jaiku - enter Google.

Well the Twitter outages are no secret to anyone that's been using the web based micro-blogging tool lately. And the picture of the whale being carried across the sea by small (tweeting) birds when Twitter has reached maximum capacity says it all. And despite the fun we have blaming…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on June 3, 2008 at 9:59am — 5 Comments

June 3, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...

This week we are welcoming Scott Love to our line up for Tutorial Tuesday. Scott will be bringing us all sorts of goodies as they relate to developing peak recruiting performance.



Kicking off, Scott explains how recruiting is "personal development opportunity described as a job."



Overcoming The Fear of Rejection

If you're serious about staying on top of your game and…

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Added by Amitai Givertz on June 3, 2008 at 7:15am — No Comments

SAP FSCM ,FSCM Biller Direct , HCM and eTravel Consultant Required

We have presently requirement for following for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.



W22 - FSCM Biller Direct



Purpose : The SAP Best Practices scenario for biller direct supports the process of presenting invoices/bills and processing them electronically (electronic bill presentment and payment) via the Internet. The Wholesale Distributor can use this feature to offer customers the option of viewing and paying bills via the Internet; or creating inquiries, comments or disputes to… Continue

Added by Mohsin on June 3, 2008 at 12:28am — No Comments

HRD Needed

ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In FORTUNE magazine's 2008 list of "America's Most Admired Companies," ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and… Continue

Added by Erica C. Lee on June 2, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Microsoft Shows Its Hand

Microsoft Shows Its Hand

by Steve Baldwin , Monday, June 2, 2008



IT'S BEEN CALLED A STUNT, a desperate move, and "little more than a gimmick." It's been derided as a failed idea already tried by Amazon's A9, iWon, and other rebate-hawking sites that never gained traction. It is, of course, Microsoft's Live Search Cash Back, the first of what promises to be a series of "disruptive" initiatives designed to derail Google's overwhelming, yet ever-growing dominance in search (now… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on June 2, 2008 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Microsoft Wins Default Search Space On HP Computers

By Tameka Kee , June 2, 2008



Microsoft Wins Default Search Space On HP Computers

Search Engine Land

While the blogosphere focused on Microsoft's cashback deal, the software giant was plugging away at another, behind-the-scenes deal that would secure it even more search market share. It's a deal with HP for Live Search to be packaged as the default engine with all new computers--and Microsoft wrestled the agreement away from Yahoo.



Starting January 2009, new HP… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on June 2, 2008 at 5:18pm — No Comments

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