Newton Software, a startup building innovative, easy-to-use, applicant tracking software, presented to a packed house last night at DLA Piper’s Silicon Valley headquarters. The event, a monthly showcase of new technology startups, drew a diverse crowd of Silicon Valley engineers, business people, vendors, lawyers and venture capitalists. Newton was among the 4 lucky startup companies selected to demo their applications this… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on November 4, 2009 at 7:41pm —
Has anyone reviewed the new web-based service of Elance or Freelancer? It seems that companies that need services can put their job on there for "freelancers" to bid on.
I already noted someone posted a name generation job. All the interested parties bid on it to get the job. This includes off-shore companies that have rates that we would have a tough time competing with.
Will companies soon post regular jobs for recruiters on there too?
Added by Sherry Junker on November 4, 2009 at 1:43pm —
I’m often asked how important a cover letter is when submitting a resume for a position, or if one is even necessary at all. My answer is: “It depends.”
Who is receiving your resume? If it’s being sent to a recruiter, or you are applying to an online system, you can be virtually guaranteed that a cover letter would not be even looked at, much less read. The volume of resumes that go through a normal recruiting process makes it all but… Continue
As a full fledged football widow, I hear those words screamed by Hank Williams Jr and my husband every Monday night during the season. Married to a dedicated Buffalo Bills fan, football is religion and our weekend activities are planned around what games are on TV. It’s a phenomenon that I do not really appreciate, and count down the weeks to our freedom. What I do appreciate is the amount of time and energy coaches and the players put forth in preparation for a game from week to… Continue
More companies have made the strategic decision to hire MBA students through summer internships the past several years. This year is no exception. MBA Focus has been helping these companies identify and attract high-potential interns from the world's top-ranked MBA programs by using resume books powered by MBA Focus.
What are your MBA recruiting plans? Do they include summer interns? If so,… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on November 4, 2009 at 8:47am —
More of a lie of omission. I was reading over my blog, which has gone way longer that I actually expected it to, I mean who'd have thought that I'd still be doing this 18 months on. Anyway, I wrote an entry in February titled, "Why I blog" I… Continue
"Life's A Climb-But the View Sure is Great!"-Mylee Cyrus-Hannah Montana The Movie
It was a year and a half ago, where I wrote my first blog on RecruitingBlogs.com when the forum was just getting started. It was 6 months ago, where the economy stole me away from my true career aspirations in staffing, where my heart and soul have been forged and honed. Here I stand in the midst of the… Continue
Professionalism, a term commonly used for managers and has difficult meanings in the dictionary (Don’t even want to go through them). I derived a completely new definition of professionalism based on my experience. Ok, I know, many of you may not agree but this is the best definition to me and helps to keep my selection criteria clear and focused to my organizational goals. Initially I thought of it as “The ACT that makes the body or mind used to an… Continue
One of my favorite fellow bloggers is Chris Wilson who is also located in Oklahoma City. While his blog focuses on digital marketing strategies for businesses, many of his posts are relevant to those in the job hunt as well as the human resource industry. A recent post of his discusses, a revealing Slide Share presentation by Jeff Brenman of Apollo Ideas discussing the future of the workplace.
With Chris and Jeff’s posts in mind, it is important for us to understand that how we as… Continue
In today's Here's Who's Hiring I had to look no further than the shirt I was wearing. So I went to ResuWe.com and used the job search feature typing in What: Marketing, Ralph Lauren and Where: New York, NY. I want to help Ralph Lauren by giving them qualified candidates and fighting unemployment by giving you the direct hiring manager's email.
Their website states, "Polo Ralph Lauren is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four… Continue
Added by Dan Boersma on November 3, 2009 at 1:27pm —
I know, I know. . . many of you probably think that makes me "the bad guy." Afterall, as a group we spend a lot of time dissing recruiters and teaching job seekers how to "work around" recruiters. The truth is, Career Coaches have their place in the HR recruitment process, just as recruiters do. Not everyone will work with a recruiter, nor should they. In fact you probably would appreciate it if FEWER job seekers sought out your services. As a recruiter you are… Continue
Threats to our personal privacy grow worse every year. From aggressive marketers to data miners to botnet operators to identity thieves, intruders help themselves to our most sensitive personal information.
The reality of the situation is in many ways worse than the worst fears of the privacy activists. In his book Own Your Privacy, Wes Kussmaul shows how tables of data about you from different sources mate in the middle of the night in third world outposts, producing "offspring,"… Continue
Added by Mark Berger on November 3, 2009 at 11:48am —
How many interviews would you say it takes to secure a job? 1, 2, 5000? The truth is that when it comes to securing a job, the interview doesn't end until your last day at the company. Everyday that you engage with an employer is an interview day. And given this logic, your first "interview" is also your first workday. This is a secret that… Continue
Branding often gets a bad rap – as if there is something inherently bad in trying to create a unique, persuasive persona for your job board. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Think about it: most of the truly successful job boards out there have built successful brands. Monster. CareerBuilder. Dice. The Ladders. RegionalHelpWanted. Of course, a brand won’t replace solid technology, good marketing, and SEO. But in combination with these, branding will help push your job board… Continue
After two years of preparing and telling everyone that I was going to run in the 2009 New York City Marathon, qualified by completed all the preparatory qualifying races and volunteerism necessary to be guaranteed as an entrant then; could not enter for several reasons.
Though not competing, but love the excitement of the event, decided to volunteer again, first spot was at the "EXPO," at the Javits Conference Center, for… Continue
We are going to recover from this downturn, and when we do, the talent shortage is going to be more severe than anything we experienced a year or two ago. Finding talent, connecting with those talent and building talent communities is going to be what separates the winners from the losers in the recruitment industry, in my opinion.
In the most recent issue of Personnel Psychology (Fall, 2009), Prof. Dan Turbin and his co-authors, Cynthia Stevens and Felissa Lee, found some interesting relationships between job seeking success and the personalities of the job seekers. Specifically, the more conscientious you are the more likely you are to be successful in the early stages of the job search. However, it is your emotional state that has… Continue
Wouldn’t it be nice if you had an applicant tracking system that would store resumes in one place that you could search easily any time? How great would it be have applicants apply to one place? You could finally get rid of all of those email folders. And, how helpful would it be to be able to automatically track where all of your applicants are coming from?
Make it easy for applicants to apply for jobs right on your company’s website. Sign up for… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on November 2, 2009 at 5:47pm —