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Recruiting Animal Awards

I'm handing out recruiting social media awards Wed at noon EST. Categories & winners are picked but input is still welcome.

By that I mean that you can suggest new categories and designate people and websites for special mentions -- See here:

Added by Recruiting Animal on January 5, 2009 at 10:49am — 1 Comment

Clients requiring approved vendors to utilize bounty jobs

Hi Folks;
Happy New Year!
A large and steady client for over a decade is requiring its vendors to use the bounty portal.
As a seasoned recruiter I find no value in bounty and it takes out the human element and surtaxes my fee.
Has anyone had this experience and how did they remedy the situation?
Thank you!

Added by Salvatore Petrara, CPC on January 5, 2009 at 10:19am — 58 Comments

Recruit me not my Facebook account

I titled this post to focus on recruiting not politics...I'd like to see more candidates take the suggestions below (in case you don't feel like reading the article):

Use a Modified Name

Using a completely false name is against Facebook's terms of use, and accounts with questionable names are routinely something like J.S. McCain is OK, while Little Old Ladys Killer (an actual Facebook listing) might… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on January 5, 2009 at 9:36am — No Comments

Houston Expansion

My company Chronos Consulting has several thousand relatively recent vacancies in the oil and gas sector globally - places like Spain, Russia, Argentina, Brazil, Middle East etc. You can check these out at or any of the thirty oil and gas groups we have on ning and LinkedIn e.g. Think Oil !. We have been working mainly with foreign majors but now we have been engaged by several US majors. This month we are also acquiring the assets of a publically listed mining and oil… Continue

Added by Dr Simon Harding on January 5, 2009 at 8:06am — 1 Comment

What to say when a Recruiter's fly is open

[this has nothing to do with recruiting; just used the word recruiter to get the eyeballs]

Saying your fly is open is so old school. So whenever you see a recruiter with their barn door wide open, try some of these:

  • Dr. Kimble has escaped!
  • I can see the gun of Navarone.
  • The cucumber has left the salad.
  • Your pod bay door is open, Hal.
  • Your soldier ain't so unknown now.
  • Elvis Junior has LEFT the…

Added by Steve Levy on January 5, 2009 at 8:05am — No Comments

I'm sure use these in our blog posts

Lake Superior State University "maverick" word-watchers, fresh from the holiday "staycation" but without an economic "bailout" even after a "desperate search," have issued their 34th annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. This year's list may be more "green" than any of the previous lists and includes words and phrases that people from "Wall Street to Main Street" say they love "not so much" and wish to have erased from… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on January 5, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Understanding the differences; Acting on the commonalities…

The common practice, when looking at the prospects of selecting the right individual for an overseas assignment, is usually to focus on the individual’s technical/functional skills, with the assumption that it will be sufficient to operate successfully across borders. I recently collaborated with Brian Sun, Managing Partner from Orion China, on a presentation to visiting US EMBA students, from Purdue University (Chicago), aimed at highlighting the characteristics of leaders who can seamlessly… Continue

Added by Patrick Courtois on January 5, 2009 at 7:19am — 2 Comments

Digging Into v 2.01

Digging Into v 2.01

(Jan 02, 2009) I'm entering this new year with a problem. These days, more than half of my communications are through social networks like RBC, Facebook and Twitter. More natural and less formal than freestanding email systems, each tool has its own utility and its own idiosyncrasies.

Twitter offers a flow of really fresh professional information tinged with…


Added by John Sumser on January 4, 2009 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment


Welcome to the best source of college information on the Web! Here you'll find hundreds of pages of articles about choosing a college, getting into the college you want. Gaining some advices,guidance,assistance and mentors. Makes yourself worth while studying.

"Strong emphasis on personal development" each student has to complete an applied research project

Below are the list of masters degree that provide and direct… Continue

Added by jolina on January 4, 2009 at 3:28pm — No Comments

MBA the integral of education

The integral part of education the fundamental of human being education start with his home taught by his parents and guardians basically that knowledge is values and family relations. Entering school is the first step of learning; this step is the foundation of his ability. Able to write, read, draw, identify, solve, analyze and so on. Molding and nourishing ones capability depend of the school and universities where he can gain values and competent.…


Added by jolina on January 4, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

2009 - What will be different

Well, 2008 came to us on a high note and ended on what many have said is the lowest of lows. Mortgage crisis, housing decline and the US automotive industry on brink of collapse were the highlights of the low lights.

Going into 2009, what can we expect recruiting? I do not have a crystal ball, or even a magic eight ball, but I would venture to say to following should happen in your departments during the upcoming year:…


Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on January 4, 2009 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

Let's Start a Partnership - Your cost = $0


I joined this group because of my affinity for recruiting having served as a professional recruiter for 25+ years for a well established Executive Search firm. Today we operate a resume and interview coaching service and cater to the very same audience.

How often do you see worthy job applicants with weak resumes? A simple referral to us will yield a strengthened résumé thus enhancing their marketability. Consider how this no cost, nothing to lose investment will boost…

Added by Arthur Frank on January 4, 2009 at 10:49am — No Comments

Sticky Notes: Contacting Passives at Work

Jamie Seward asked an interesting (and sticky) question over on ERE in mid-December. See it here too.


Take the only-of-its-kind phone sourcing quiz… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 4, 2009 at 4:24am — No Comments

Canada's Quiet Star

No, it's not the Recruiting Animal, 'though he's a star in my eyes!

Skiing, anyone?


Take the only-of-its-kind phone sourcing quiz… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on January 4, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

January 2, 2009

This week John turns the New Years' page to open a new chapter only to find an old problem: social media overwhelm...

"I can't figure out how to streamline my communication process. I'd like a single interface for some of the things I do on each of the systems...I'm dropping too many balls."

Help John and the rest of us out if you the panacea for posting-ping-ping pottiness: Digging Into… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 2, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Ami G. on Friday: John Sumser in the fullness of time

A year is not a very long time in the overall scheme of things. Online, time seems to be compressed in ways that defy imagination. We measure our time and attention span in the language of machines. We live at such a frenetic pace that rarely do we stop to pause and reflect.

Change happens in front of our very eyes but we often miss it. In so doing we miss out on developing a level of appreciation for things that should come… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on January 2, 2009 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

What makes me a smart recruiter?

1. I have an innate interest in people.
2. I'm curious about people.
3. I like people.
4. I like talking to people.
5. I'm a very good listener.

And they can tell that about me and in turn they tell me EVERYTHING about themselves, and before I know it, I understand their value system and if I'm able, I can either engage them as a candidate, or provide them better service as a hiring manager. It's really that easy.

Added by Peter Ceccarelli on January 2, 2009 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

11 Ways You Create Your Own Recession [Great article]

11 Ways You Create Your Own Recession

by Stephen Martile

The media seems to be hypnotized with a recession (if that’s what you want to call it). The media is just killing the minds of the masses and it’s gone too far.

You see, there have been many big ideas out there, except there is one problem. The big ideas are in the wrong direction - the ideas are on big debt instead of earning big money.

I have a close friend of mine tell me that the sky is… Continue

Added by Leslie Lopez on January 2, 2009 at 2:56pm — 5 Comments

Recruiters - If you are looking for a Jobs Social Network to post your open reqs by Niche

We recently launched a "Jobs Social Network" for jobseekers in niche areas. Obviously it doesn't work without employers and recruiters.

You are welcome to join us at and post your open reqs or jobs in the niche group forums.

We have a job site network that has been in business since 1998.

Added by Suresh on January 2, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Making a 2009 Networking goal is MAGIC!

I have always loved to network. Yes, it is in my blood somehow. But sometimes even I have to push myself to go to more events.

Last year I made a very mild goal of attending a minimum of two networking events every month. Within 4 months, I had attended enough events to cover my “quota” for the rest of the year.

The thing about going to networking events is that they are magic!

Do you remember when you were a small child and the excitement you felt about your… Continue

Added by Valerie Gonyea on January 2, 2009 at 12:13pm — 4 Comments

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