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Now Available! Class of 2009-2010 MBA Students and Alumni Resumes

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Be among the first to order access to the MBA resume database for the 2008-2009 academic year to identify the best MBA student candidates for your intern and full-time hiring needs. As of June 2, 2008 you may place your order for online resume books from over 60 of the world's top MBA Programs and get access to all of those schools’ candidates (first-year, second-year, part-time, executive, and alumni).

Simply click on the… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on July 8, 2008 at 3:55pm — No Comments

MBA Recruiting Made Easy!

Browse 40,000+ MBA Resumes and Work Profiles

Want to take a more hands on hiring approach and find the specific business talent your company is looking for? On the MBA Focus Direct Order Resume Database website, you can get access to more than 60 top MBA programs’ resume databases, and then filter through the 40,000 MBA candidates to find precisely the talent your company… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on July 8, 2008 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Software Engineers- SF Bay Area

I'm seeking Software Engineers for many of my SF Bay Area Clients. All roles are full time, top schools preferred.

Some of my clients include

Maybe you are on a contract- can't use a resume of someone just not a fit? Willing to do a flat rate of $5000 of resume you send over that I can fill a position for. Interested- email me at Only willing and able to work with people I can trust and provide… Continue

Added by Robert Greene on July 8, 2008 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

Linkedin- Now What

Hi All- I'm a big believe and user of linkedin. Wanted to know if others are finding any other sites , social networking or not to be of value for recruiting full time talent. I've used Jigsaw (diluted), Zoominfo (too high level for me).

I'm always open to suggestions and ideas. Regards, Robert

Added by Robert Greene on July 8, 2008 at 3:10pm — 1 Comment

Dream Functionality?

There is so much a recruiters job that can be helped with technology. is asking for input as to systems that recruiters think can help them in their daily life. Being a small but nimble company means allows us to stay on the bleeding edge of technology. Here is your chance to be part of the process!

What part of your recruiter life would you want to see automated?

How is technology failing to deliver?

Beyond candidate development and ATS's what would… Continue

Added by Mike O'Brien on July 8, 2008 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Google Server Error??? (Wow, Are Pigs Flying, Too?)

For the first time, I have finally received a Google 502 server error!!!!

"Server Error
The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request.
Please try again in 30 seconds."

Wow, are pigs now flying, too?

Joshua Letourneau
Mg Director
LG & Assoc Search / Talent Strategy

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 8, 2008 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Definition of Insanity - Reading the ERE daily? - by David Szary - Recruiter Academy

Albert Einstein defined insanity as “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting your results to change!”

I often use this quote during my training/speaking engagements to reinforce the fact that creating good habits and/or breaking bad habits is a very difficult thing to do.

In my last blog post, I touched on “attitude” and how it will either positively or negatively affect you, your day, and ultimately . . . your passion for recruiting!

My advice… Continue

Added by Mike McLean on July 8, 2008 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

New Gig with Microsoft - in training this week

As noted in my last post, I just started my own company and I'm in training with Microsoft this week.

As a result, I've missed out on all kinds of wild logo fun! And, I'm going to miss another Talent Talk Cafe...sorry Susan!

I'll be back on track soon and look forward to… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on July 8, 2008 at 11:16am — No Comments

Balance Isn't Just A Protein Bar...

RecruiterGuy talks about Balance This week I'm back in the gym like I should be every week (shame on me) and I'm reminded of my slightly peculiar talent (yes, I said it - RecruiterGuy has some peculiarity to him) to correlate my off-work experiences or journeys to goals and missions in my professional life. While punishing my abs and upper body last night I drew a correlation between the creation of (or at my age the maintenance of) my muscles and the 'm4d & cr4zy' skills I try to keep flexed and always honed…


Added by RecruiterGuy on July 8, 2008 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Time is precious

In recruiting, time is of the utmost importance. It is what I tell my clients and my candidates that I won’t waste, and that I’ll respect their time throughout the process as we move to making a placement. However, it seems that both candidates and client companies forget this when it’s time for a telephone screen. Recently I’ve had a rash of no calls from clients and missed calls by candidate requiring us to reschedule it for some later date and not only causing a delay in the process, but… Continue

Added by bill martineau on July 8, 2008 at 9:48am — 1 Comment

8 July, 2008

Susan Burns' Talent Talk Cafe

Join Talent Talk Cafe today at 3pm ET/12pm PT for a conversation on Generations.

What are the myths and realities of attracting and retaining multiple generations in the workplace? There's always a lot of talk about each emerging generation and their "unrealistic expectations" for joining the workplace. We'll explore the realities and myths and most importantly how to leverage the skills of a multi-generational… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on July 8, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Disruptive Talent Acquisition Strategies

The past nearly 2 years I have been telling the world, there is more than spending money in Online Recruitment. You can also save your money.

The "how to" is easy, by not doing anything online.

But for those who would like to be successful in their Online presence, be successful in Online Recruitment, they will have to know what is happening out there. In my… Continue

Added by Gordon Lokenberg on July 8, 2008 at 5:19am — No Comments

Heraclitus, Change Management, and Innovation

Article Title: Heraclitus, Change Management, and Innovation

Author Byline: Philip Aust

Author Website:

If you are up on your Greek history, you know who Heraclitus is. If not, here is the Cliffs Notes version. Heraclitus was a Pre-Socratic philosopher who lived circa 530 to 480 B.C. Whereas history credits him with penning over 100 proverbs, he is best known for one basic idea: Heraclitus believed the universe is in a… Continue

Added by Holli Maestas on July 7, 2008 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Job Search Tip: Too Much Information on your Social Networks

I get a lot of great comments from my readers, which I love. One of these was a response to MySpace Killed the Candidate…critical job interview tip, in which I told the cautionary tale of one of my candidates leaving too much information on her MySpace page and losing a job opportunity: avoid such issues by ”setting your social networks to private.” I agree that it is best to set your social network sites to private, and be careful who you accept as a friend.

Still, there are things… Continue

Added by Peggy McKee on July 7, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Can I work from home today?

Work-life balance is firmly on today’s business agenda and fast becoming a subject that organizations ignore at their own risk. HR professionals need to develop a basic understanding of the subject ready for the day when senior managers ask them to deliver a briefing on work-life balance or to draw up a work-life balance policy.

Here are 10 tips to help HR professionals/recruiters in organizations of all sizes develop an awareness of the key issues.

1. Understand why… Continue

Added by Luigi Lupo on July 7, 2008 at 3:58pm — 3 Comments

Transitions... or How to Avoid the Medusa Complex

Our climate is pretty moderate here in the Pacific Northwest. We have a gorgeous fall season with chilly temps, morning frost, and rain. We occasionally get snow in the winter – along with more rain and chilly temps. Then spring comes along and we have more temperate days with lots of rain, occasional thunderstorms, and beautiful spring flowers. The one constant throughout the year is rain… or as we call it – liquid sunshine. It’s good for the complexion.

The best part about our… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on July 7, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Appropriate base salary for entry-level recruiter?

Commission aside, what is the typical base salary of an entry-level recruiter in the SE region?

Added by Farah on July 7, 2008 at 3:12pm — 1 Comment

10 Tips for a Jr. Recruiter

1. Understand your place on the totem pole (ears open, mouth shut)

2. Study your craft, do your homework, learn all aspects of your companies business. The bigger the picture you understand the better

3. Pick traits both positive and negative from those above you and either emulate or shy away from

4. Own your work in all situations

5. No question is too stupid the first time you ask it, the second time you have to ask something you are not learning

6. Pay your dues,… Continue

Added by Jordan Shaw on July 7, 2008 at 1:38pm — 2 Comments

You Don't Recruit Chuck Norris, Chuck Norris Recruits You

Candidate Control is about as basic as you get with recruiting; right behind picking up the phone and dialing. But time and time again I see it as a best practice that is totally ignored. If you are going to recruit the top talent, you better be respected by that group and LISTEN to them.

Getting Roundkicked into Yesterday

This includes knowing what your candidate knows. I work on the corporate side, so if I tell you as an agency recruiter that I want to speak with a… Continue

Added by Kyle Smith on July 7, 2008 at 11:40am — 8 Comments

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