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OLD DOG - New Tricks

As the marketplace and economy continue at their snail's pace, it's a challenge to engage in "income-producing activities" (my favorite work term). Playing "catcher" to candidates and selectively choosing job orders is not the way the game's going to be played out right now. And therefore, it's time for this old dog to learn some new tricks.

Searching... I will continue to hone my internet search string capabilities and run searches for candidates whom we particularly place, even if… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on March 4, 2009 at 3:58pm — No Comments

"I've been laid off! Now what?" 1st meeting South Shore Employment Support Group tomorrow 9am

Please forward this info along to anyone you may know of on the Boston's South Shore area who could benefit from free job search support.

I am one of several volunteers that are helping to put together a support group for laid off, unemployed/underemployed people on the South Shore. This will be an ongoing weekly meeting that any and all are welcome to attend and will be held in Hanover, MA. Below is a press release with the details. There is also a nice article in the Hanover… Continue

Added by pam claughton on March 4, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

You Can Change The World In 90 Days Or Less., the premier social network for bloggers, has launched, a new social network that allows members to submit nonprofit events from around the world and work together to promote awareness campaigns, raise funds, and take action. was developed out of an initiative as the first blogger-driven social awareness campaign on the Internet in 2007. The initial campaign raised funds to buy classroom… Continue

Added by Rich on March 4, 2009 at 2:47pm — No Comments

I may have found a new talent pool for New York State!

With New York State State Assembly announcing that it will take steps to repeal much of Rockefeller's 1970s-era drug laws which forced judges’ to impose mandatory prison terms for nonviolent drug offenses, I'm thinking that we may have found an untapped pool of talent that has evaded deep web Booleans and good old fashioned telephone names sourcing.

Hello, Warden Lockemup,… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on March 4, 2009 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Does this really work? $500/day online using Google....

Just recently, a company posted an add on (HR Jobs) on Google Money Profits. I guess there is a business model built around marketing trends based on search engine results. This third-party company is offering a Risk-Free-Trial Kit to make instant Google cash. Has anyone heard of this risk-free trial kit to make fast cash? on Google??

Added by Phil Chernesky on March 4, 2009 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Do LinkedIn Recommendations Really Mean Anything?

Just this morning I received a request from one of my contacts to write a recommendation for his profile. Although I had met and spoken with this gentleman a few times before I didn't quite know him well enough to write anything but I clicked on his profile out of curiosity all the same. Not very surprisingly he has a lot of recommendations which were likely solicited in a similar manner from his other contacts. What did shock me was the sheer number of them, though - over… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on March 4, 2009 at 2:03pm — 1 Comment

Bring it back to Uncle Sam!

Here's one new survey that seems to indicate the company executives are bowing to Obama and reconsidering their outsourcing strategies. The report by BDO Seidman, detailed the responses from 100 CFOs from hardware, software, telecommunications and Internet companies nationwide.

Apparently these CFOs are concerned about Obama's position on outsourcing; recall that during his address to Congress last week, he… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on March 4, 2009 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

Virtual Recruiter

I would be interested in working as a Virtual Recruiter from my Pittsburgh, PA based office. I have 5 years of experience in the staffing world as a Branch Manager, On-Site Staffing Manager, and now Virtual Recruiter. I now specialize in IT, Marketing, Advertising, Healthcare, Banking, Automation in a Direct HIre Capacity. Have worked with 4 employees under me, moved a branch from rating of 4th two 2nd in the course of 1 year, have worked in both the Fast Paced world of Temp-to-hire lite… Continue

Added by HDJRecruit on March 4, 2009 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Software Test Automation

Looking for a candidate for an IT Healthcare company located in Pittsburgh, must have 7 years of building test automation systems from the ground up. Great Pay -- stable company. if you would like to hear more

Added by HDJRecruit on March 4, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

Redhat Linux Systems Engineer

Looking for a Systems Engineer for the downtown Pittsburgh area. Must have 5-6 years with experience in Redhat Linux. Great pay. Contact

Added by HDJRecruit on March 4, 2009 at 11:21am — No Comments Steps Up to Offer A Free Job Board Built on Quality, Not Quantity

A majority of national job boards today boast about their millions of job postings, except for one,

"Our goal isn't quantity, " says Tanya Willette, Co-Founder of, "our goal is quality.", the first and only free job board and live interview site, has set the stage for a new generation of national job boards.

"We have several features on our site that control the quality of our search results, " says Willette. "These features… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on March 4, 2009 at 10:56am — No Comments

March 4, 2009

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom

This week Claudia addresses a Metrics Schemtrics issue with a little chicken soup of her own.

Sip slowly, darling -- it's hot...Measurement and the Art of Recruiting

Bonus… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on March 4, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Measurement and the Art of Recruiting

Dear Claudia,

Why do some managers insist on measuring everything in the recruiting process? I think that metrics can be demoralizing and can affect a person's way of doing things, sometimes making them less effective. If I know that I can get better results by following my gut instinct, I will do so. Perhaps I will make fewer calls than my cubicle-mate. Should I skew the results by following a prototype of the ideal search? Or should I do what is right?


Added by Claudia Faust on March 4, 2009 at 7:54am — No Comments

Ode To Ning

There was a developer from ning

Who created a chat box that could sing

But then he futzed with the code

And the problems did explode

It's now like a bird with clipped wings.
~ Steve Levy (RBC Poet Laureate)

Suggestions to ning to fix the dang thing:

REINSTALL the copy and paste.

REMOVE the double spacing.

MAKE the chat history LONGER - as it is it goes abt 15 mins on an active chat -… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on March 4, 2009 at 7:52am — 3 Comments

The Double-edged Sword of Head Count Cuts

Nothing really special about this article if you've been in the Human Capital space for years but at least someone's writing about it.

Still, if you've never been part of the process that decides who gets a pink slip, the balance between fiduciary responsibility and intellectual capital is presented well here.

Added by Steve Levy on March 4, 2009 at 7:37am — No Comments

Docs seek gag orders to stop patients' reviews

The anonymous comment on the Web site was unsparing: "Very unhelpful, arrogant," it said of a doctor. "Did not listen and cut me off, seemed much too happy to have power (and abuse it!) over suffering people." Such reviews are becoming more common as consumer ratings services like Zagat's and Angie's List expand beyond restaurants and plumbers to medical care, and some doctors are fighting back.

They're asking patients to agree to what amounts to a gag order that bars… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on March 4, 2009 at 6:54am — 2 Comments

And some of you think recruiters are unethical?

The thread that won't die now has competition: Collecting from the dead.

What I honed in on in reading the article was this:

Not everyone has the temperament to make such calls. About half of DCM’s hires do… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on March 4, 2009 at 6:49am — 2 Comments

Bad Recruiting - What NOT to say to a Candidate

My buddy just called me up to complain about a recruiter who called him today about a job opportunity.

Apparently the recruiter had picked up his name on Monster and had called him to Inquire about his job search. He told the recruiter that while he was content to be where he was he was also open to new possibilities. The recruiter then proceeded to berate my friend about having his resume on Monster and not really looking for a job and wasting her time.

Say… Continue

Added by Gene Leshinsky on March 3, 2009 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

dealing with job anxiety

Anxiety is a natural consequence of everything happening around us today. But is anxiety or fear helpful? If they are on display in your next job interview or for your team at work, they are likely to cause you to stumble badly.

How do you keep it from hurting your performance?

Here's what I've learned about anxiety and how to make it work for me instead of fighting it.

Added by Eric Shannon on March 3, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Free Webinar: Nine Things Recruiting Pros Can Do To Survive a Down Market

An economic slowdown is a time of increased stress, especially on small business owners. Here's what a recruiting or staffing business owner should be doing to reduce costs and prepare for the turnaround.

David Jenkins, founder of TDnJ Consulting (operations consulting for SME's) and CIO and Managing Director of Analysts International, offers his insight on nine specific activities staffing and recruiting business owners MUST focus on to assure survival and… Continue

Added by Phil McCutchen on March 3, 2009 at 3:40pm — No Comments

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