Source: From Gaping Void
, Interview With Seth Godin
I like Seth Godin. But when I read point number one in this interview, I had to wonder if I'm dumb.
He claims to be saying something radical but it seems to be a confusing restatement of the most basic business principle: If you provide a product to a market that wants it you are going to be successful.
Or is he saying that if you want… Continue
Added by Recruiting Animal on October 10, 2008 at 11:39am —
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 10:21am —
So I've a friend that is a college recruiter. But not like you'd probably think. Most people hear the term 'College Recruiter' and think of a fast talker looking to get new grads to attend their college because of this sports program or that sports program. Others might imagine a corporate (or professional sports) type that hits the colleges to impress juniors and seniors with great corporate culture or career opportunities.
My friend recruits for people to attend college… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on October 10, 2008 at 10:00am —
"Hispanics often are raised in environments in which they’re taught not speak up and that sharing their accomplishments constitutes bragging."
"People tend to assume all Hispanics are the same — that’s like assuming everyone who speaks English is the same."
"The death rate of frontline Hispanics in the manufacturing and construction industries is higher than any other group, so organizations would be wise to implement work-safety training programs in Spanish for those… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 8:00am —
Here's Forbes 200 Best Small Companies
: Was wondering is these companies also have better than average recruiting functions. Anyone from these companies on RBC?
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 7:53am —
Nothing like making a contentious statement on a Friday is there? Well this one has been rattling around my brain for the last week, and I felt it was about time it got 'aired'!
Is there now going to be an evolution in the generation Y revolution? Continue
For all the people that read my blog regularly (and thank you by the way), you will have got the vibe that I am a…
Added by Andy Headworth on October 10, 2008 at 5:12am —
There's a reason people associate used-car salesmen with charlatans. Cars went from a luxury to an absolute necessity, and with the proliferation of models, brands and personalization of automobiles, who's to know if the one you're getting is better or worse than an equally priced one next door?
Similarly, Software Professionals have gone from targeting their careers to sophisticated design of top secret military programs or higher education applications to being requested for pretty… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on October 9, 2008 at 2:01pm —
I'm speaking at a chapter of the MOAPS October 23rd, teaching recruiters how to use LinkedIn for their recruiting needs. The training differs significantly from what you'll see in other places - it's purpose is to convince recruiters that the attitude you take into a network like LinkedIn is more important than the actual number of contacts or the resumes you can uncover.
The training looks like it will be reprised in Springfield, MO later this year, under a new arrangement I've put… Continue
Added by Jim Durbin on October 9, 2008 at 1:30pm —
As recruiters, we work with companies when they are on the verge of change. Most of the time, they are either ramping up for growth, replacing someone who's left, replacing someone who's currently in the position, or are adding a new division and they need to staff up. Either way - a job order from a company signifies change, growth, and new opportunity.
It goes without saying that the candidates with whom we work are at the cusp of change in their lives as well. They are either… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on October 9, 2008 at 11:08am —
Check out Mark Berger's tips on building a home-made ATS. To compliment a list of services that will help you populate it with resumes Mark points us to some off-the-shelf tools for finding that diamond in the rough.
Read: Need More Resumes?
Happy Thursday! Ami G
Added by Amitai Givertz on October 9, 2008 at 8:47am —
Today is the MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Classroom Chat over on the MagicMethod network at noon (EST). This week's topic is a continuation of the last few classes - chasing ideas on how to develop sourcing business in these troubled times.
Developing business really isn't that much different from developing a "names list" - first we have to find who the decision maker is for this activity within organizations and then the more challenging… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on October 9, 2008 at 7:23am —
So, here we are, nearing the under 9,000 mark on the DOW and watching the world economy on a roller coaster ride of epic proportions. These are the days of lost savings, and epic hopes dashed. These are the days where your co-workers are watching their bank accounts, and freinds and family wonder: What's Next? How will I pay that bill? So much is happening around us, and many folks need that innate spark to light the way. Who will lead that way? Who will be the power players to ignite change?… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on October 9, 2008 at 1:30am —
I am career coach and love to help people get hired within in 6 weeks to 2 months from the day they start their job search. I used to be a recruiter and a headhunter for about 9 years. I like to give my clients hot tips that will help them get noticed in cyber space.
It used to be that 80-90% of the people that had success quickly in their job searches were heavily networked or really using their networks. Well those statistics have significantly changed over the last 4-5 years. Most… Continue
Added by Rebecca Martin on October 9, 2008 at 1:25am —
I just completed a video interview with Bill Vick, the recruiting guru and publisher of http://www.xtremerecruiting.tv/. We talked about joblish, how it came to be and how it's used. I'll post a copy here when Bill releases it.
On the "Stuff" front, here's a suggestion for how an HR professional or recruiters should use joblish. (www.joblish.com)
When you're using joblish to write job ads, or code resumes, just use it. There's no need to register or to log in if you are a… Continue
Added by Mark Bielecki on October 8, 2008 at 6:30pm —
American Math Chuckleheads
- and read the comments too.
Is it any wonder that metrics confuse so many recruiters?
Added by Steve Levy on October 8, 2008 at 4:54pm —
I am working for staffing company and ready to split the share. 10% margin till the candidate is on contract.
I am looking for candidate for a 3-6 month contract opportunity in the Kennesaw area.
Here are the details:
SQL Developer will be responsible for the analysis, design, development, maintenance and support of software applications.
Develop stored procedures
Perform tuning and optimization
Conduct unit-level… Continue
Added by Sowmya R on October 8, 2008 at 4:30pm —
We all know that the economy currently has some challenges (that’s putting it mildly), and that it will continue to impact companies staffing decisions for sometime to come. Typically, this puts people into what I refer to as a defensive career posture where they are simply making sure that if negative events (RIF, outsourcing, etc.) happen at their company they aren’t the people involved. But unless you're like the guy I spoke with this morning at Wachovia Bank who is hoping to make it the six… Continue
Added by bill martineau on October 8, 2008 at 1:49pm —
I have been doing some career exploration with a current client of mine. Ultimately we discovered that she has the appropriate interests, behaviors and competencies to pursue a career in one of the following areas:
Medical Device Sales
Alternative Fuel Research/Sales
Software Sales Management
I would love to help her find a position that is a good fit for her therefore, I am reaching out to recruiters who may have open… Continue
Added by Stephanie Marberry, Ph.D. on October 8, 2008 at 12:59pm —
GUEST: Alex Small
I'm looking for a recruiting job in Toronto
How do you introduce yourself ?
-- I'm a recruiter that specializes in french roles and IT
Added by Recruiting Animal on October 8, 2008 at 10:35am —
List building... what a concept. Last week I issued a challenge for the month of October
. The challenge was to get involved in a social network - to create dialogue and interact - and see what happens. Based on a few emails (and a voicemail!) that I received this week I suspect that what I may have failed to really talk about might have been the difference in growing a… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on October 8, 2008 at 9:00am —