(I initially posted this at jonathanmcleodrecruiting.blogspot.com, but thought some people at RecruitingBlogs might enjoy it too.)
Cleaning up my inbox, I found my letter of resignation from my previous job. Some might wonder, what the hell was I thinking?
Keep in mind that I liked the job, was good friends with my boss (and still am), and was on very good terms with the company... oh, and I… Continue
Added by Jonathan McLeod on August 7, 2009 at 3:51pm —
I'm visiting Las Vegas Nevada, and would like to find oportunities to promote my site www.therunningback.com does anyone have any suggestions?
I am not above shamelessly handing out cards on the streets there!
Added by Darrick Baxter on August 7, 2009 at 1:12pm —
It makes me smile every time I post that.
I was very tentative about going last year. It would make my 4th conference in as many months and that seemed a bit hard to justify just from a time off perspective, let alone the costs involved. Working for myself means that I have to really think hard about where and when to spend money. So for me, a trip to Toronto was in place of a vacation to Europe or Jamaica.…
Added by Julia Stone on August 7, 2009 at 12:53pm —
Anyone who has entered the job market in the last 6 -10 months knows that the market and the job hunting process is vastly different then the last time they experienced it and unfortunately recruiters that many people have depended on in the past for advice are no more educated in the new methods and process of the job hunt than they are. It is not really the recruiters fault since in this new job market they are no longer one of the most important factors in the successful job search and they… Continue
Added by Mark Warren on August 7, 2009 at 11:51am —
In an interview you will be asked two questions about compensation. If you do not handle them correctly it will be the end of the interview process or cost you a lot of money.
The first question is about earnings history. “What are you earning or what did you earn in your most recent job”?The second question is about your required compensation. “What do you need “? “What are you looking for”?
I have seen lots of bad advice on LinkedIn and other sites about these questions.… Continue
Added by Mark Warren on August 7, 2009 at 11:46am —
I'm passionate about a few things... My family, my work, and not being bored. So it's important to me that I try to do everything I can to keep things fresh and exciting... to really push every aspect of the things I like so that they're always at their best - or most productive. One of the things that I think are important under the banner of family is my health.
So I'm back into my rhythm at the gym. Trying out new things and making sure that I'm not on any specific or… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on August 7, 2009 at 9:00am —
Take a moment to think about all the business interactions you had last week…..are you thinking? OK, in how many of those interactions were you alone? Were there any?
The truth is so much of business is about relationships: Customer to supplier, manager to employee, co-worker to co-worker, job candidate to hiring manager etc. Really, how many times a day are you alone? Before you answer, keep in mind that your phone relationships count too.
So, we have all these interactions with… Continue
Added by Chernee Vitello on August 7, 2009 at 8:52am —
My apologies as the embedded link doesn't seem to be working. And advanced warning, this isn't really Recruiting related.
Something about having a birthday makes me nostalgic. I find myself prone to reflecting on what has been in… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on August 6, 2009 at 7:02pm —
I re-synched my iPod last night. First time ever. I'm not very 'au fait' with iTunes, but last night I took the leap!
I'm not exactly sure how it works, but put my headphones on at work this morning, to write some killer presentations to accompany candidate resumes, and what I got blasting into my ears is nothing short of:
Amazing, awe-inspiring, EPIC, thunderous, get-up-and-moving, glorious...
I think you get the idea.
Every single song I've… Continue
Added by Laura Vezer on August 6, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Ask any marketer about search engine optimization and they gladly go to into a dissertation on its benefits. Although marketing is talking purely about sales leads to the website, the same principles can be applied to attracting applicants to positions. Below is a quick guide to SEO and how you can apply it your recruiting process.
What is search engine optimization (SEO)?
According to Wikipedia: Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume or… Continue
Added by Julia on August 6, 2009 at 9:29am —
We all are in Recruitment Industry for quite some time now.
In sourcing, quite often we come across just the names & we need to find out the contact details of theat person.
Below are Few of the sites which I know to find out the information:
Orkut, facebook, twitter & other networking sites (Free)
could you please suggest few more good… Continue
Added by Jashan Joshi on August 6, 2009 at 3:06am —
" did the technique work? - then it was the right technique".
These words of wisdom came from my martial arts instructor..The point being it is fruitless to worry about adhering to a particular "way", when the goal is survival.
What does this have to do with recruiting you ask? Well, ones recruiting methodology most likely mirrors that of the people who taught you to recruit, and much like habits, methodologies have a direct impact on ones success,
Added by Thomas Patrick Chuna on August 6, 2009 at 12:00am —
Well, you've heard of baby, engagement and bridal showers. Why not do something nice for yourself and have a Job Shower! Forget Pink Slip Parties which help you network with equally desperate and unemployed folks all vying for the same job. What if you tried a different approach-desperate times, create desperate measures or something like that. Be kind to yourself and allow others to help you and throw yourself a Job Shower!
You might ask, "How would that work exactly if I'm… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on August 5, 2009 at 9:20pm —
This is the year of the Cougar, Brah and Bro. Do not hire them! Trust me, these folks will ruin a Recruiting department in a New York minute. Here is how.
The Staffing Cougar
Staffing agencies are crowded with Office Cougars (aka Account Executives). They are fiercest of the Cougar species. They approach their prey (aka Hiring Managers) with little fear and maul them in broad day light. Not a good, especially if your agency has squeaky clean reputation. However,… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on August 5, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Contact Capture is now available free for the Blackberry & iPhone. This video shows a real world example of how a recruiter can save time getting contact information on your mobile device...without using those darn tiny mobile… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on August 5, 2009 at 12:48pm —
Here are the main stories for Australia immigration for the last two days from Global Visas.
Australian visa holders camp out for bargain flights
Working holiday Australian visas holders have taken to camping on the streets outside branches of STA Travel around the UK in order to grab a £10 bargain flight to Australia.
Australia immigration acts on refugee problem
Laurie Ferguson, Australia's Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and… Continue
Added by Global Visas on August 5, 2009 at 11:25am —
I am posting this blog everywhere and looking for some great responses and then I will share them on my blog as well!!! Okay, we all know when you fill the pipeline all need to be "A" players. Right? Now your client specifically tells you I do not want to see any unemployed folks. This being the case, you speak with an unemployed "A" Player what do you do? How do you convince your client to look at this Professional? Yes we are consultants too.......
Look forward to hearing from you all!!!… Continue
Added by sheila Greco on August 5, 2009 at 9:09am —
"...with no union representation, participants on reality series are not covered by Hollywood workplace rules governing meal breaks, minimum time off between shoots or even minimum wages. Most of them, in fact, receive little to no pay for their work."
Explains some to me the popularity of social networks. More here
Added by Maureen Sharib on August 5, 2009 at 6:29am —
Recession is spinning the world round in it's two little fingers and businesses of all sizes all around the globe are looking to cut down their costs to a bare minimum. Recruitments costs are one of the costs which take up, along with money, good time and effort. Where the HR departments are supposed to be working for more productive measures to support the companies, they are just left to recruit people- go through piles and piles of resumes, short-list, record data, make calls, take… Continue
Added by HDot on August 5, 2009 at 3:00am —
I’m surrounded by programmers. Nerdy types that get to wear jeans, sneakers and T-shirts. I feel like a rent-a-cop at a Phish concert sometimes. But hey, I was here first. I hired all these mealy mouth geeksters that bitch and moan about the work environment – when they have to turn on the lights.
I may have arrived too early, but I signed up for KODA
(in Beta). It is an amazing social networking site for… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on August 4, 2009 at 11:00pm —