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India Day 14

I can hardly believe that I’ve been on the road in India for two weeks. This place is huge and my travels have included thousands of miles of bumpy roads. From Delhi to Lumbini, Nepal, down to Bodhgaya, back to a more cosmopolitan Delhi and ultimately to Dharamshala.


Grass huts and cell phones. Extreme poverty and extreme wealth. Demonstrated diversity everywhere you look. Prudishness and a lack of privacy. Televisions in every hut and roads… Continue

Added by John Sumser on October 18, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Layoffs are good?

I bumped into a friend of mine, a fellow recruiter that got laid off. He looked great. 10 years younger and chipper as I had ever seen him before. I asked him he why he was in such great spirits, he got let go from a good job, has two kids, a stay home wife and a mortgage. Why is he acting like he won the lottery?

He wasn't expecting to be let go. It just happened. A life changing moment he explained. The economy sucked, companies were downsizing, and given a two month severance, my… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on October 18, 2008 at 12:19am — No Comments

A CFO Survey: Payroll Cuts Are Imminent

"More than half of the CFOs participating in a recent survey (56 percent)say that they expect the credit crisis to force them to cut payroll in the coming year. Further, 57 percent anticipate slashing operating costs by more than 5 percent, while 50 percent say they predict a decline in company revenues."

[The survey — which polled more than 100 executives who attended CFO magazine's CFO Rising West conference in Las Vegas this week — included reaction from chief financial… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on October 17, 2008 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Who knows a good Researcher?

I have a very specific Director of Sales/Marketing postion and I need a researcher to identify candidates at competing companies.

Does any one know of a good, reasonably priced ($50/hr) researcher?

Don Levine

Added by SharpDon on October 17, 2008 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

LinkedIn, Twitter, Social Networking - RECRUITING is SPAM

There is a situation brewing in the world of Social Networks and Recruiting today that I believe is becoming a real problem. I've been in the Recruiting Business about 8 years. I know...I know...I'm not the "seasoned veteran" like some of you 20+ years veterans, but I think I've cut my teeth pretty well and have a good feeling for what is happening in the industry.

I've heard all the rage about LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Ning, etc... and I've heard people for YEARS telling… Continue

Added by Kent Sims on October 17, 2008 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

Banished!! A Few Words That Should Be Eradicated From Resumes... and Society In General

Are there any words in the English language that bother you simply for the way they sound as they roll off your tongue? The positioning of your lips as you pronounce the word? Am I the only one irritated by this type of thing?

Take, for example, the word "pudding." Although I don't think that the word pudding (or the DESSERT pudding) should be eradicated, it certainly is a strange word to say. You just have to watch the person's mouth who says the word..... "pu... dding".… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on October 17, 2008 at 3:03pm — 1 Comment


Looking for candidates with demonstrated experience in Cognos Planning using the tools Contributor and Analyst. This is not a general Cognos position or writing reports. We need an individual who can develop new Financial applicaitons in Cognos from scratch under their own direction.

This is a Senior Cognos Planning Position and available for contract or permanent direct hire. If you have the skill set I am looking for and live in one of the above mentioned cities, please email me… Continue

Added by KAREN H. FRANCIS on October 17, 2008 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Beginning my Blog journey

Well, I have finally decided to jump into blogging. Is it as a release for the voices in my head or just a way for me to improve my networking?

Added by Matt Hilleary on October 17, 2008 at 1:57pm — 3 Comments

FREE Sourcing Cheat Sheet and FREE Food - Beat that!

Dan Harris of NetApps is presenting at the Silicon Valley Roadshow and he'll be giving away his sourcing cheat sheet. Don't miss Dan - this is a guy you can't help but like!

It's FREE and they're giving away FREE food as well!

All you have to do is show up. You can do that, can't you?

Here are the information… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on October 17, 2008 at 10:10am — No Comments

RFL: Employment Branding: In-House or Outsource?

My original thought process when developing this seminar and webinar was to provide HR directors and business leaders with a blueprint to help them increase their hiring success, thereby elevating their employee retention and productivity, and reducing turnover costs. I am from a marketing background, and understand that much of the information and expertise provided by an employment advertising ageny or recruitment advertising agency, can be learned and developed internally by the in-house… Continue

Added by Jason C. Blais on October 17, 2008 at 8:23am — No Comments

October 17. 2008

Reporting from India, John defines culture shock: Digging Into v1.22

Happy Friday! Ami G.

Added by Amitai Givertz on October 17, 2008 at 3:37am — No Comments

URGENT REQ:Sr.Java Developer : Full-time : TX!!!


Salary: 92-97k per annum


This position will work with the Development and other business units to develop and manage software development initiatives and related technical projects. Must be able to translate business needs into effective technical solutions and apply state of the art technologies. A candidate is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of developed systems and services… Continue

Added by sirisha on October 16, 2008 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Reasons to move to Austin...

Austin is a phenomenal city for many reasons... In particular, Austin's consistently balanced portfolio of industries keeps my team busy recruiting for our clients' growing businesses. Austin also tops the charts of the top 10 places to live in the US every year! Please take a look at the areas we are most researching to fill immediately:

- Audit: - A minimum of 5 years of recent experience in Audit

- A minimum of 2 years with Big 4 experience

- CPA highly… Continue

Added by Amanda Nahay on October 16, 2008 at 6:15pm — 5 Comments

Starting out as a Corporate Recruiter

So when I first got started in the recruiting world, learning the difference between a corporate recruiter and a staffing recruiter confused me at first. Now for those of you in either one of these roles, you are probably thinking to yourself: How in the world can that be confusing?

Well here’s why. My trainer was a head hunter on Wall Street for 8 years. Though he did staffing for many years, he had recently turned into a corporate recruiter and was focused on learning that side of… Continue

Added by Steve on October 16, 2008 at 4:47pm — 2 Comments

Silicon Valley Recruiting Roadshow

The Recruiting Roadshow is an event masterminded by John Sumser. In 1995, John started his own company Interbiznet, where he wrote a daily column on using the internet and technology for recruiting. He wrote the first book describing the internet as a sourcing and recruiting tool in 1996.

The idea for the Recruiting Roadshow was brought on by the fact that recruiting can be vastly different from one metropolitan area to the next.… Continue

Added by Mark Tortorici on October 16, 2008 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Personal Branding Education for Executives

Joe President (not his real name) sits stiffly across from me at a Starbucks sipping a latte. He hasn't been in this position very often. "Craig, I don't think my current company has my best interests in mind and I want to look for a new job. I don't really know where to start. I would look at any executive level position, even a step down. But I can't let my current company find out that I am looking!" This is paraphrased from a conversation I had with the President of a privately… Continue

Added by Craig Fisher on October 16, 2008 at 1:31pm — 1 Comment

Need help sourcing

Ironically, I am looking for a junior sourcer and can't seem to find anyone with the skill set. Work location is NYC and skill set is 1-6 years of internet sourcing and name generation. I have been using the job boards and linkedin. Am I missing anything?

Added by Priscilla Gulino on October 16, 2008 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Making Progress

joblish is moving forward & getting better. In the last few days, some users have stepped up and are helping us correct joblish for their industry. We're made changes in the Library & Information Science industry and are working on the Defense, Defense Electronics, Energy, and Utility industries with the help of folks who work in those areas. More details later.

Special thanks to Raissa & Deb at Library Associates Companies. Their input has transformed joblish for the… Continue

Added by Mark Bielecki on October 16, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Questions You Should Ask a Sourcer

On Tuesday's MagicMethod Class chat we got to talking about what questions one should ask a sourcer that one was contemplating hiring. Following are the suggestions:

Paul Davenport Cyber Sourcing is getting less and less expensive to companies because many are off shoring or… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on October 16, 2008 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

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