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Discovering Your True Potential...

How often have you wondered whether you were on the right path professionally? Whether the job as a finance analyst or a creative designer is the one you were destined to become? When do we know it’s time to unlock the doors and set out on our journey to discover our true potential?

The value we place on ourselves is based in part from the perceptions we remember from our past. Whether we were competitive, shy, nurturing, independent or withdrawn, we define our perception of… Continue

Added by Lisa Kaye on June 25, 2009 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Job Cross Pollination Duplication

The internet has been experiencing a massive amount of duplicate job content over the past couple of years. No question this content has been used to help job seekers find jobs, unfortunately it has also been used to leverage traffic using duplicative content, extract job seeker information and create many other issues not… Continue

Added by Chad Sowash on June 25, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

Twitter, recruiting, and job boards: round 2

A while back I examined the recruiting value of Twitter and its possible effects on job boards. Since then, Twitter has kept growing at a torrid pace, the economy continues to slide, and most job boards are happy if their revenues are only down 20 or 30 percent. I thought it was time to take another look.

Chris Russell created a very nice ’starfish’ that runs down the various social media tools… Continue

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on June 25, 2009 at 9:32am — No Comments

The top 5 groups on LinkedIn for recruiters

One of the best tools LinkedIn has to offer is its Groups Directory. Currently there are 314,366 groups out there for you to join on LinkedIn. They cover a wide range of categories and come in many different languages, so no matter what industry you are in there is probably a group for you.

Since I’m in the online recruitment/employment business, I thought I would share my favourite… Continue

Added by Frank Di Lello on June 25, 2009 at 8:05am — No Comments

Do you need resume help? These tips are priceless!

Professional resume writing services offer the promise of putting together a top-notch resume for job seekers. While I don’t doubt there intentions, I do believe that you can put together an equally professional resume for a lot less money! Not $100…not $80…not $50….how about zero dollars!! That’s right, you can design a world-class resume (just like the pro’s) and it won’t cost you a dime. Here’s how:

· Forget the age old rule that a resume should be only one page long. Your career,… Continue

Added by Excel Recruiting on June 24, 2009 at 9:34pm — No Comments

June 24, 2009

Above the Fold

Jason Monastra makes a good case for employers not to throw the baby out with the bath water. How else would we make soup?...Laid Off and Done Badly

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom

Claudia tiptoes between cognitive bias, discriminating employers and dress code reminding me of the candidate who said that the stud in her tongue was for opening beer bottles and would shnot… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 24, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Is Network Marketing recruiting as viable as corporate recruiting?

I am working with a company listed on the NYSE -36 yrs in business. They are expanding and looking for people who would like to earn extra income working p/t or f/t. It is a PLAN B OPTION. As a recruiter, and jobs are limited, I am offering others a PLAN B...

Why is network marketing not a viable option when it's no more secure than working in corporate America..

Added by Ramona on June 24, 2009 at 2:52pm — No Comments

A three way recruiting domain name deal

Harry Joiner and I have logged a lot of hours on the phone solidifying a solid relationship based on the the love of two fundamental addictions in our life we both have. The first is recruiting and the second is domain names.

Two weeks ago Harry calls me up and says I just bought a really good domain name. I'm jealous immediately and he then shows me why it's so good but I don't need graphs or stuff to know it's good and he knows it… Continue

Added by Slouch on June 24, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Seeking information on Blogs as potential w2.0 tool


I need to hire quality resources on DWH in India

I have created a blog for myself to start with , i am trying to find how blogs can be used to reach out to these dwh/bi folks.

Can sumone guide me on the above


Added by Subramaniam Ramaswamy on June 24, 2009 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

Request for Applicant Tracking System Research

I found the following post on Craigslist in several locations: It reads as follows:

“Do you use an Applicant Tracking System (Research Study)? (Greater Chicago)

I am conducting usability research for an applicant tracking system. If you work in the HR field and use one of these, I would like to invite you to take part in a 45-60 minute usability… Continue

Added by Jake Stupak on June 24, 2009 at 10:33am — No Comments

Chronos acquires upstream oil and gas specialist

Chronos has acquired a stake in a major upstream oil and gas specialist. This will extend our range of services throughout recruitment and general oil advisory. We will also add 8 geographical locations to Chronos this summer as we roll out the client relatuionships. For more info please check our websites or in the Think Oil group here on RecruitingBlogs !

Added by Dr Simon Harding on June 24, 2009 at 8:27am — No Comments

Human capital new king for PEGs: building bold leadership for change

A recent Forbes article by Matthew Kirdahy titled “Filling the Talent Pool” begins: “The focus at private equity firms is shifting. Cash will always be king, but looking ahead, the most important type of capital may very well be human. It's a company's bold leadership that carries it into financial prosperity—not its product, services or numbers.” This new focus on talent will surely improve the success rate of acquisitions, which is typically rated at less than 50 percent.

Because… Continue

Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on June 23, 2009 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Marketing For Results Webinar on WED 6/24

Barb Bruno asked me to present a free webinar for her group on Wed 6/24 @ 11AM Central (9AM PST)

Here is the link to register:

I will cover: Building your Brand, Creative Ideas to Generate new Clients & Candidates

Feel free to share this message with your recruiting industry contacts.


Added by Craig Silverman on June 23, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

10 ways to promote your social recruiting campaign in-house

As I wrap up a social recruiting campaign with a client (and yes, links will come once it launches...tomorrow), I thought I'd write about building an in-house promotion campaign you can run to get your social recruiting campaign off the ground and running (a post I've actually never seen anyone else do before surprisingly).

So why promote in-house? The answer is obvious (hopefully): your employees are your greatest resource when building any kind of social media campaign,… Continue

Added by ryanchartrand on June 23, 2009 at 2:31pm — No Comments

June 23, 2009

Above the Fold

John Sumser adds Bill Vick to his Top 100 Influencers, a veritable Who's Who...Top 100 v1.09

Hey, me sometime: (561) 283-4744, um, yeah both of you! Why I Recruit - And You Should Career Search - Using Social

Bonus Track

Today Rayanne… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on June 23, 2009 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Laid off and done Badly

As the economic condition continues in its turbulent rant and rave cycle, the consistent flow of layoffs seem to effect and detract from every sector without relief. In this, I try to look for the benefits that are offered to those employees in their transition. How do employees view their employers and how did the layoff go in terms of process and respect.

Well, to no ones surprise, least of all mine - they do not do a good job. A recent poll suggested the following figures which… Continue

Added by Jason Monastra on June 23, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

Hey Recruiter, I thought you were on my side!

fight I think most people feel corporate recruiters are always an impartial bunch whose sole purpose is to fill open jobs as quickly as possible with the best qualified candidates. As a former corporate recruiter, this is the principle I lived by. In speaking to people in the job market I am hearing troubling stories of corporate recruiters who may not be living up to this. This is particularly disconcerting in this… Continue

Added by Bill Meirs on June 23, 2009 at 9:08am — No Comments

What Prospects & Candidate Say About Recruiting Calls

Originally Posted at Bearing Fruit Consulting on Wednesday June 3, 2009

Some of you know I have a Recruiting Call Hall of Shame.…Man With Headset Thumbs Up


Added by Michael Homula on June 23, 2009 at 8:56am — No Comments

Online presence - Getting a secret identity

It's true, everything you write on the web, stays on the web, somewhere, somehow.

You can imagine it can't you, (well I can) at the last stages of an election campaign, the year is 2030 (when I'm too old and Gen Ys assume the mantle of being the old people in control). Potential PM candidate A) in full debate in the lower house stands up and says, "Well,… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on June 23, 2009 at 6:40am — No Comments

Bait and Switch, Consultant increases rate when customer wants to hire

Just had a consultant interview who wants to change the rate now that the customer wants to hire them. This consultant has to go in at a lower rate than they are used to cause the customer cannot get the req approved otherwise. It is only for a short time and so this person only has to deal with these types of pay issues until the economy gets better.

Our job sure is difficult sometimes. Working with people always presents extra challenges that working at a computer may… Continue

Added by Pamela Bovaird on June 22, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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