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Me & My iPhone at Work

Honestly, I’m not sure if I remember what my life was like before my iPhone or if I even want to. I have access to maps, internet search engines, social networks, and a variety of applications to fulfill almost every want, need, and desire. A recent study by Ball State and the Institute for Mobile Media Research found that college students are the fasting growing smart phone market segment. Not surprisingly students are using these powerful mini-computers for both their personal and academic… Continue

Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on November 2, 2009 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Find Diamonds and Change Lives

Max Ehman wrote in his unforgettable poem Desiderata, 'with all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.'

The diamonds in the rough do still exist in recruitment. We've just got to take the time and find them. Having said that, there are times in this game when I too, feel the need to resort to violence when things don't work out.

In the discussion I wrote about… Continue

Added by Laura Vezer on November 2, 2009 at 3:57pm — 2 Comments

Everybody Loves....interviewing!?

Everybody Loves…..interviewing.

Okay, let’s hear it from those of us who love to interview candidates or be interviewed for jobs……(crickets chirping)……

The reality for most people is that whether you are a job seeker or a hiring manager, you probably don’t like to interview. Yes, I’m referring to both being interviewed and conducting interviews!

Why is that? Why do such communicative, cordial, outgoing, even loquacious (yes I’ve been on…..really)… Continue

Added by Trevor Smith on November 2, 2009 at 11:29am — No Comments

October online recruiting news summary

October was slow for sales but booming with news. With the help of some fellow job board operators, we put together a summary of October's online recruiting news for you.

Some of the highlights include:

• First of thousands .jobs sites launched by JobCentral

• Taleo job board launched in partnership with SimplyHired

• and quarterly… Continue

Added by Eric Shannon on November 2, 2009 at 8:18am — No Comments

A Heart-felt Thank You to Contingent Recruiters Everywhere!

Much has been written of late about the many flaws in the contingent recruitment business model. Last week I experienced first-hand just how seriously poor the model is. Those that promulgate it and try to run their recruitment businesses with it will ultimately fail their businesses, clients and candidates. They also act as the best advertising money can’t buy for those recruiters who operate with better proven exclusive and ideally, retained models. The case story… Continue

Added by Aaron Dodd on November 2, 2009 at 4:52am — 2 Comments

The Gen Y Job Seeking Geeks

The college years was all about sleeping in and playing Madden 9 hours a day. Some poor students had to work while others lounged around the dorm waiting to party around midnight. Life was easy except for the occasional projectile vomit moments.

I work with a bunch of trendy IT Nerds. They are the new crop of Java programming Gen-Y geeks that have replaced the old Baby Boomer Cobol Dorks .

Meanwhile, Gen X Nerds are moving into management roles. Now it’s their turn to be… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on November 1, 2009 at 10:48pm — 1 Comment

Why clients give out orders in competition… and why it’s wrong for everybody!

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There is an elephant in the room when it comes to the basic business model of our industry. People don’t talk about it much, yet it’s a fundamental flaw in the relationship between client and recruiter, and it drives poor service and lack of satisfaction for all parties.

Multi-listing of job orders across multiple agencies, and recruiters accepting… Continue

Added by Greg Savage on November 1, 2009 at 7:46pm — 3 Comments

Welcome to the REAL World

Those of you in the biz – don’t laugh: I received this response to a LinkedIn referral request for a specific type of position that this gentleman would know (I had also attached the link to our RPO client’s career site listing) :

Thanks for reaching out to me. Don’t take this personally, but I generally do not work with recruiters because 95% of them do not deliver. I really have no respect for any organization/business who cannot come directly to me.

There is no… Continue

Added by Shannon Russo on November 1, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Impossible? = I'm possible

Busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest.

I love that saying.....

Is wanting it all a bit much? I want the work life balance. The real thing, not a 60/40 split. Something always gives. Option a) You spend too much time in the office to deliver stuff and the family suffers, Option b) you leave early to look after family stuff and eyebrows in the office are raised. Especially the higher up to food chain you travel.

I've been… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on November 1, 2009 at 8:27am — No Comments

Don’t let your career meet the same fate as Vista

It seems like it was just yesterday when Microsoft released Vista. I was working for a technology company in central Illinois at the time and we had a Vista release party. There was quite a bit of excitement and anticipation about the new OS but many people had a wait and see approach. I remember speaking with quite a few people in the IT industry during the event and the majority of people felt that XP was a reliable OS but liked the new bells and whistles that were associated with Vista. It… Continue

Added by Eric Osterman on November 1, 2009 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

My Future in Recruiting

As I sit down to write my first blog post ever I find myself intimidated. I was recently introduced to the world of blogging and by introduced I mean thrown into it with my whole body (as opposed to with both feet). I decided to go to Recruitfest this year, so I joined to get to know some of my fellow attendees. Little did I know that these people were professional bloggers. Some of whom have actually been blogging since the 90’s! OMG (it hits me)! So, while I was still… Continue

Added by Samantha on October 31, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Recruiters?

This week i’ve been on a talk show that is fast becoming a favourite. H.R.Happyhour which is organised by a host i admire, Steve Boese. The topic of conversation and debate, is HR Dead? I read a number of blogs this week commenting on the death of the job board. Despite the much reported demise they seem to be still around. The latest to join the nearly dead list are recruiters. It seems we are on… Continue

Added by Bill Boorman on October 31, 2009 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

Are recruiters digging too deep into candidate privacy?

"Recruiters shouldn’t care about that Facebook picture of your beer pong game in college." — Shel Holtz, ABC, principal of Holtz Communication + Technology.

Holtz calls the increasing shift toward total transparency a cultural transition, spurred on by social media. And, as a consequence, "Animal House [by Millennials] behavior really… Continue

Added by Rich on October 30, 2009 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Jobs are FREE - The Comedy

Okay so I had a few minutes of fun with xtranormal a really cool text to movie site.. It's easy and a blast!

This is my "Jobs are FREE" attempt at comedy ;o)…


Added by Chad Sowash on October 30, 2009 at 11:48am — 2 Comments

HR Halloween: How Scary is Your HR Department

You know life is good when your brand new blog is retweeted by :KevinWGrossman "A good HR Consultant is one who provides a solution without manipulation tactics, or fear." (via @HRMargo)

And @animal, @paris22, and others, have also RT my blog. I am honored and humbled by this. I launched my blog this week. I've been talking about HR topics and questions close to my heart like, "Why is HR so hard on itself" -- "H1N1 is Your HR… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on October 30, 2009 at 10:03am — No Comments

Why New Media Recruiting is a MUST!

Here is further proof that if you use new media to communicate to your customers (aka candidates) your company will have a much more favorable impression. Research firm eMarketer released this latest info which caught my eye. Podcasting your jobs and/or Youtube are perfect examples of new media in action.

74% of users have positive impression of companies who use new…


Added by Chris Russell on October 30, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

My Future in Recruiting as Dictated by The Tao of Jack Butler

"I understand that you little guys start out with your woobies and you think they're great... and they are, they are terrific. But pretty soon, a woobie isn't enough. You're out on the street trying to score an electric blanket, or maybe a quilt. And the next thing you know, you're strung out on bedspreads Ken. That's serious."

- Jack Butler (Michael Keaton in Mr. Mom, 1983)

What could an early 1980's Dramedy possibly have to do with my future in the recruiting/talent… Continue

Added by Chris Hood on October 30, 2009 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Houston: My Net Isn't Working

Aside from the frustration experienced by job seekers from what feels like the "black hole" in responding to postings on job boards (and there is enough on that subject to provide fodder for posts for the next year!) the next major pain point often seems to be… Continue

Added by Dave Opton on October 29, 2009 at 6:33pm — No Comments

The Client Side - Cash For Candidates Part II

Now that we know that Cash for Clunkers was the real Clunker, I've had a chance to reconsider my proposal of Cash for Candidates. did a study showing that it cost the Government (that means you and me because we are the Gov's sugar daddy of course) over $24,000 per clunker deal, probably close to the total price of the new cars in most cases. What an incredible waste. And now we hear that car sales are dipping and expectations are for lower numbers over the coming months. They… Continue

Added by Todd Kmiec on October 29, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Recruiters-we get it, you don't work for candidates

I just posted this to my wordpress blog-disclaimer, I wrote this from a candidate's perspective. I offer this for your consideration after reading last night's twitter discussion on #tnl.

Today, on Paul Paris’s radio show Janet Worthington and her son Jeremy discussed job search strategies. I am a new volunteer on This site is free for people in transition. While is it is not a resume hub,… Continue

Added by Margo Rose on October 29, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

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