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"Big Picture" comment

Reading John Sumser's "big picture" post today reminded me of a show I saw last night on Nova - there was a segment about a young MIT roboticist Karl Iagnemma, who moonlights as an acclaimed fiction writer. Interesting, because it explored how one person could have two successful careers and how one career impacted the other. I would have posted this on John's wordpress site… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on August 21, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Announcing - The Recruiters Roundable...Please Come Join Us!!!

Hello All!

Welcome and thank you for joining The Recruiters Roundtable. We are just starting to get off the ground, so word of mouth will be critical to our success. Please feel free to contact me with any ideas, suggestions, desires to contribute, etc., and PLEASE tell your friends and colleagues.

While we are called The "Recruiters" Roundtable, we are a group that thinks beyond that title alone when welcoming our members. We are looking to add as many individuals who are… Continue

Added by Keith Wolsko on August 21, 2008 at 4:46am — 1 Comment

Web-Based Employer/Candidate Database & Profiling System for Sale

My former company developed a unique candidate database/profiling system to meet the needs of our growing executive search/staffing firm. The company has since closed (I now work independently), but I still own the rights to the software and wish to sell it. This web-based profiling system is perfect for a staffing firm with multiple recruiters or with a bit of tweaking and refinement, could be used as a job board.

This system is truly the first of it's kind because it allows all… Continue

Added by Thad Greer on August 20, 2008 at 12:10pm — 11 Comments


It's almost here folks. The 2008 OnRec Expo will start September 9 at 8am and end on September 10th at 1pm. The Expo will be held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Illinois.

To Help start the buzz on who is going to be there:

Tamara J. Erickson, Author

Jason Katcher, Manager of Education and Recruitment Advertising, Google

Amy Richman, Senior Director of Corporate Staffing for Starwood Hotels &… Continue

Added by Talent Drive on August 20, 2008 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

As Legal Recruiters, Do We Practice What We Preach?

I am going to state from the begining that this blog, or as they say in legal land, "blawg", will be more of a train of thought. My apologies from the start. I usually write my blogs in Word and then copy the blog to the posting site. However, this blog was screaming to get out. I think it has something to do with my new self reflection approach to life.

As a legal recruiter, I am sitting back and trying not to panic at the state of the legal market. The talk of major New York… Continue

Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on August 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Please Remove the Pirate Hat........

In this generation of Millienials, fashion forward companies, and casual days extending far beyond Friday – I’ve found these past few years a surge toward a new interview attire spotted with individualism, artistic expression, and an emphasis on reflecting personal style. We’ve all had the candidate who showed up wearing something completely inappropriate – flips flops, Technicolor t-shirts, jeans, short skirts, torn pants, etc…. The list goes on and on.

However, the more I think… Continue

Added by Kelly Moeller on August 20, 2008 at 9:15am — 2 Comments

What the Boy Scouts taught me about Recruiting

What the Boy Scouts taught me about Recruiting

by: Art Pitcher

A short but sweet reminder to those of you who make it difficult for the rest of us.

When I was in the Boy Scouts I learned a thing or two about making sure whoever follows me feels warm and invited. What I mean is this:

When Camping, I learned that after I COMPLETELY extinguish my fire and clean up ALL my trash from my campsite, I should leave a nice little pile of wood and… Continue

Added by Art Pitcher on August 20, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

August 20, 2008

Well, the feedback on our spiffy new look has been very encouraging. Along with the changes in look we're going to start experimenting with some new formats for the daily feature.

Starting today I'll be posting the lead-in to the featured article on the sidebar. That way we can keep the content on the front page moving throughout the day with something fresh to greet you every time you visit. You can also navigate to the feature from any page on the site. How cool is… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 20, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

How Not to Get an Interview

Article Title: How Not to Get an Interview

Author Byline: Mary White, M.A., SPHR

Author Website:

People spend a lot of time talking and thinking about what they can do to find and obtain their ideal job. Unfortunately, they don't always stop and think about the things that they are doing that keep them from accomplishing this goal. One faux pas in the job search process can negate the effects of fifty things you do right.… Continue

Added by Holli Maestas on August 19, 2008 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Tags vs. folders

According to website, "Folders were the old way to organize your bookmarks. They were great if you only had a few bookmarks and a few folders, but as your collection grew, it became harder and harder to decide what goes where. Delicious has a new and better way: tags."

Tags were also popularized by Flickr - the photo sharing website - as a way in which to categorize photos - who's in them, when they were taken, where they were taken, by season, holiday, event type, etc. -… Continue

Added by Michael Johnson on August 19, 2008 at 8:29pm — 3 Comments

Associate Disloyalty and What It Means For Diversity Recruitment

Anyone in the legal industry who hasn’t been under a rock for the past forty-some odd years can tell you that the legal profession has changed. Attorney loyalties to one employer throughout one’s career no longer exist. Gone are the days where attorneys graduated from law school and went to work for an employer where they remained until the close of their career. Nowadays, it’s not surprising to hear of attorneys that have worked for four or five different employers during the course of their… Continue

Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on August 19, 2008 at 8:24pm — No Comments

What's the story?

We all see those rambling job descriptions (you know the ones) that some of our clients send us, and some of us even perpetuate the crime further by copying them word for word and posting them to the internet as an advertisements.

This is so wrong I’m not sure where to begin, but let’s start with the fact that an ad is a public promotion of some product or service, and while technically that’s what happened I don’t think it provides much promotional value to the position since it… Continue

Added by bill martineau on August 19, 2008 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Change Management Visuals - 'Positive Response' and 'Negative Response'

This was inspired by the Talent Talk Cafe today when the notion of change was discussed. Here is the negative response visual:

And the positive response visual:

Can you dictate which curve you're more likely to encounter? Sure, you can . . . but some things are out of your control. Come on' - what do you think, the world is black-and-white? :)

-… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on August 19, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Interview Attire

Interview attire is one of my favorite topics! Don’t dress for the job you have, dress for the job you want! Everything matters during an interview; from your hair to your shoes, the color of your shirt to the style of your suite. So why is this important during a job interview? Below is a list of things you should wear, should avoid wearing, and what an employer may interpret them as!

Interview Attire Fact #1: Hair

Men: If you looked like you just rolled… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on August 19, 2008 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Blended Learning: A Cost-Effective Corporate Training Solution

Employee development training is critical to the long term success of any organization. Making plans to help employees keep up with and fully utilize technology is part of any sound strategic plan. It’s also necessary for business leaders to identify employees who have the potential to grow with the organization and develop them to fill critical roles that are likely to become available in the future.Practicalities of Employee Training

However, it’s one thing to know that employee training… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on August 19, 2008 at 3:28pm — No Comments

How Do You Tell A Client That Their Relo Program Sucks?

I have a client whose relo program and coinciding early onboarding process is an absolute comedy of errors. When I try to let them know, I get the age old reponse that "this is how we've always done things around here."

The more I speak about how important the candidate experience is, the more defensive some get. "We've done it this way thousands of times." Yet the same company has trouble retaining > 24 months . . . .

. . . Meaning they come back a lot, which is the… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on August 19, 2008 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment


Hi Folks,

Am trying to get into learning how to make efficient client calls and meet their requirements. But you know what happens, the client (a prime vendor), gives me a requirement which is in the market for a long time and is not filled yet.

I try to get a consultant who is close it and submit at a marginal rate. Till then the client will be communicating and once I ask for the feedback, he just disappears!!!!

I just wanted to know some kind of solution for this. Its a… Continue

Added by sirisha on August 19, 2008 at 1:04pm — 2 Comments

Targeting Baby Boomers…

In a recent study of 1,000 U.S. employers, 78 percent indicated they were not concerned that an aging workforce might hamper their ability to recruit and retain talented workers. Additional findings include that only 28 percent of survey respondents reported having a strategy to retain workers past retirement age, while even less - just 18 percent have a strategy to recruit older workers.

There seem to be a surprisingly large number of organizations that continue to perceive… Continue

Added by Luigi Lupo on August 19, 2008 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

[ALL] The Hoff Moved to Ning... Shouldn't You?

Hasselhoff moves to Ning! News hit recently that the Hoff (that's David Hasselhoff to you rookies) decided it was time to give his online network and image a bit of a face lift. Apparently he wasn't satisfied with the limitations that his…


Added by RecruiterGuy on August 19, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

3 Tips Before You Make an Offer

Rule 1: Get excited about your position.

Before you sell a candidate on a position, sell yourself on it. A candidate will never be more enthusiastic about the position than you are. Spend some time finding out what the positives are in the position and the type of candidate that would match best for it.

Rule 2: Make sure you have a good match.

If you're working too hard to close a candidate then take a step back and ask if this is a good match.

If you feel it's not a… Continue

Added by Fred Dimyan on August 19, 2008 at 12:19pm — No Comments

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