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Care Bears 2.0

I’ll admit that this doesn’t have anything to do with Recruiting. However, it has everything to do with marketing and knowing your audience, so I’m going to post it. It’s all about the Care Bears.


Added by Katie Tierney on July 29, 2008 at 9:58pm — No Comments

On Vacation I took it ALL off - and it was pure pleasure!

After a full week in paradise – YES, I took it ALL off, the full entire week. It was pure heaven, but was that ever hard for “me” to do. I have trouble taking a day off, let alone a full week.

I’m sure many of you are reading this thinking, so what? She took an entire week off from work, what’s the big deal?

A self proclaimed work-aholic, taking a back seat from work isn’t an easy task. My type “A” personality makes it very… Continue

Added by Heather Gardner on July 29, 2008 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Being hung up on...

Hello folks;

Recently I have been experiencing a large number of people hanging up on me.

I have been in IT search for over 15 years and this is the first time (past 6 mos) this has happened several times.

I have combined the old with the new as it pertains to name generation.

Is it possible that recently my searches have been within the "Open Source" community or is it the "greenhorns" not properly conducting themselves that fosters negativity to the recruiting community in… Continue

Added by Salvatore Petrara, CPC on July 29, 2008 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

Upcoming Webinars


I just wanted to share the details of our upcoming (free) Webinars in August:

Indeed and Jobvite Present "Get The Most Out of Your Sourcing Investments"

Wednesday, August 6

2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern time


Pay-per-click Recruitment Advertising on

Wednesday, August 27

3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern time…


Added by Jason Whitman on July 29, 2008 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Greatly Extend Your Candidate's Resume & Presentation with MyCredentials

Why MyCredentials:

-Free plans are available for your candidate's

-Increase your Placement Success

-Increase your Interview Ratios

-Present more critical career content to sell clients

-Provide a high quality & professional candidate presentation

-See what people are saying

Once your candidate's have created their… Continue

Added by Jeffrey Calannio, CPC on July 29, 2008 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Owning and Leveraging Information in a Tough Recruiting Market

Owning and Leveraging Information in a Tough Recruiting Market

Steve Cherry - July, 2008

Here in San Diego, recruiters have a really tough job when it comes to getting candidates to uproot and relocate here. Add the current economy and housing slow-down to the mix, and you are pretty much sunk if you are recruiting someone from a… Continue

Added by Steve Cherry on July 29, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Text Messaging is great but not during a career search!

Great article today in the Wall Street Journal titled, "Thx for the IView!..." written by Sarah Needleman. You can read the article on page D1 or online at

At GoliathJobs, we also consult with schools on best practices such interview tips and proper dress. While I do agree that text messaging has it's place, it does not belong in the career search sector. That would be the equivalent of "Pig Latin" being used in business when… Continue

Added by Jennifer Porter on July 29, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Is fear keeping you from getting the next job?

In reading several blogs and news articles I came upon something from the Brazen Careerist about how most Sr. Managers (75% that is) are OK with their employee’s job hunting while still working for them, and part of the reasoning is that they would do the same.

Now of course this makes perfect sense because as we all know the old adage is “it’s… Continue

Added by bill martineau on July 29, 2008 at 11:31am — No Comments

Got an interview? Take a different approach!

We have been using a different approach to prepare our candidates for interviews. We’ve developed an on-line tool that has the candidate generating a solutions based presentation on why they are a good fit for the role. The candidates’ walk into the interview (typically the second interview or first in person) with a printed and bound presentation (call them discussion points) and when the questions start … the candidate says, I’ve put together a brief summary of why I am excited about this… Continue

Added by Ken Diamond on July 29, 2008 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

Don't Hire People Who Have Small Children

Tired Parents - Recruiting Animal Show
Interviewer: Do you have little kids at home?

Candidate: Yes, we do.

Interviewer: Nice meeting you.

People with young kids are always tired.

This is… Continue

Added by Recruiting Animal on July 29, 2008 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

July 29, 2008

Tutorial Tuesday

Teach something, learn something...

Geoff Peterson gives us a second in a series that looks at LinkedIn for sourcing.

The video gives a few examples of how your search results and network expand dramatically using Google for searching LinkedIn profiles.

LinkedIn/Google MashUp: Leverage LinkedIn through Google

If you missed…


Added by Amitai Givertz on July 29, 2008 at 8:07am — No Comments

At long last!

To rise off the ground wearing a jetpack is to feel the force of dreams. Very, very noisy dreams. On Tuesday, an inventor from New Zealand plans to unveil what he calls “the world’s first practical jetpack” at the EAA AirVenture, the gigantic annual air show here. The inventor, Glenn Martin, 48, who has spent 27 years developing the devices, said he hoped to begin selling them… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on July 29, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

5 reasons every niche site should have a job board

Web-based recruitment advertising is dispersing quickly. While reaching passive job seekers remains, for the time being at least, the domain of the dedicated job board, this may not be the case forever. Job boards are cropping up on sites all over the Internet, here’s why we think every publication site should [more]



Added by Julian Stopps on July 29, 2008 at 4:12am — No Comments

Great Former Nat'l Acct Exec. seeking work in DC Metro Area....

National Account Executive

 Outside Sales Professional/Technical Recruiter for leading staffing solution provider, responsible for aggressively was selling IT solutions, which include professional services to commercial and federal accounts.

 Responsible for all aspects of sale process (prospecting, cold calling, selling, and closing)

 Successful in building relationships with vendors (i.e., Verizon, CACI, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, GSA, etc.); then using these relationships… Continue

Added by David B. Assadi on July 28, 2008 at 10:29pm — No Comments

What The ^%$&??? - Candidate No-Shows Me For An 8:30PM Interview?

Wow, you have to love what you run into in our biz.

You just gotta love it when your night gets thrown off when a candidate no-shows you at 8:30PM.

Thanks for hearing my rant - now I think I'll go beat up the sparring dummy at the gym with some knees and elbows :P

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 28, 2008 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

Social Media Has Changed The Marketing (and Recruiting) Game . . . The Heat Is on, And How You Play Will Determine Winning Vs. Losing

So I posted a response to Bill Vick's question about 'interview preparation' today ("Should recruiters outsource the interview prep to other professionals?") . . . and noticed that there had been some positive and potentially negative responses to the vendor that Bill spotlighted. That's not a bad thing -… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on July 28, 2008 at 8:37pm — 2 Comments

Keywords; The Simplest form of Searching

Before you begin searching

No doubt, you are already used to doing keyword searches on the Internet. The thing you need to know about keywords in order to use them effectively on a search is that you have to match them to the keywords that would be found in the candidates web page, bio, profile or resume. Plain keywords may be the simplest form of searching but they are also the core of the search itself.

Keywords are not either seen or read by the search engine in the same… Continue

Added by Moises Lopez on July 28, 2008 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment

Open Source Software Developers-Location Search

Aloha Life Makers

I am just working on a new project to staff a major initiative in open source development and will soon have a clear idea of the number of positions. I am working with the C level exec to determine locations that can be rich in mining open source software developers. I need to get this data that will help in deciding a location for recruiting. Please do keep in mind that these will all be full time positions.

Any thoughts or sugestions on locations (USA… Continue

Added by Harish Nair on July 28, 2008 at 8:06pm — No Comments is a top-ranked free job board - interview with CEO Gary Upah

Founded in 1998, SalesTrax caught my attention with its December '07 announcement that job postings would henceforth be free -- unusual for a top-ranked job board. You can find their job posting policies and pricing here. SalesTrax is based in the Kansas City area and offers "a comprehensive array of Internet services, nationwide career fairs, and direct placement services". I wanted to find out from Gary how offering free job postings has worked out and I think you will… Continue

Added by Eric Shannon on July 28, 2008 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Medical Sales - lots of travel, what to do with Fido?

So, the other day I was talking to someone I thought would be a great candidate for laboratory sales–high-energy, great people skills, knowledgeable, everything. She was interested in the opportunity, too. Her only concern: with all the traveling involved, what does she do with her dog? My answer: doggie day care. Many dogs don’t do well when left alone, even with a dog door. Doggie day care facilities dogs them with socialization skills, so they’re a happier dog when you pick them up and you… Continue

Added by Peggy McKee on July 28, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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