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7 Signs of a Good Niche Job Board

Recently I was on the Recruiting Animal show when the topic of how to spot a good job board came up. As a staunch defender of niche job sites, here are my top ten signs of a good job board. Look for these when considering posting your jobs...

1. They advertise: any good job board worth its salt will do some advertising to attract traffic. Make sure you see some google ads or ads on related content sites. Also be sure…

Added by Chris Russell on February 8, 2010 at 10:28am — No Comments

I am not a brand. I am me...

I read a blog post last week via twitter on the growing subject of the 'personal brand', discussing yet another recent 'survey' that puts at 70% the number of employers using social media profiles to check up on, or screen out, candidates in the recruitment process. …


Added by Gareth Jones on February 8, 2010 at 7:30am — 19 Comments

Time to add Social Media to attract the 'right' candidates

In the old days your recruitment marketing should have enabled you to attract the 'right' person. The tone and style of your advertising would sell the opportunity and your organisation's culture to attract the perfect fit. As well as helping to de-select the wrong type of

candidates from applying, if used correctly - it saved your time,

effort and budget by avoiding the need to sift through hundreds of

'wrong' applications. It was surely better to interview from list of…


Added by mark rice on February 7, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

It is you and it’s not meant to be

"It's not you. It's note me. Its just not meant to be" is the title of the featured post on Recruiting by Jose Ruiz, a Principal at Heidrick & Struggles' Monterrey, California office. Jose offers insight into corporate hiring trends resulting from the realities of today’s marketplace. In the past companies defined job qualifications and considered candidates on a…


Added by Tom Cairns on February 6, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Village People Unite, but Please NO Chaps at Work!

It has been way too long since my last post on RBC, I miss my village! Village? Let me explain.

This week my company kicked off our annual meeting, discussing 2009 successes and 2010+ plans. One of our main issues (like so many other recruiting firms) is everyone working towards common "team" goals. We are in an individual rewards environment (for the most part), but always chant the mantra of "go team".

Being the prolific and… Continue

Added by Alex Putman on February 6, 2010 at 8:26pm — 1 Comment

Job Search Stalled? Increase Your “Impressions” With A Networking Journal

How many marketing impressions (regardless of the medium) does it take before an individual will recognize the message and/or brand?…


Added by Matthew Levy on February 6, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

A Stretch a Day Keeps the Sneezes at Bay

Stress. One just can't avoid it. Whether it's time to close the deal between two parties, whether it's (in my case) finding time to make my calls (which would be in between the baby's nap and picking up my 6-year-old daughter from school), finding time to coordinate an interview, finding time to visit a client, finding time to keep up with the books & ledgers (if you're a contractor). I've had days where no one is satisfied or get rejection call after rejection call, and even the best…


Added by Lalaine Tate Whitefield on February 6, 2010 at 11:36am — No Comments

Beijing to Bangkok

What's that line about the best laid plans?

I knew China might block Gmail, but who knew it would block RecruitingBlogs?

Guess Jason's a more dangerous guy than we thought--or maybe it's Animal they're worried about. Whatever the case, I'm in Bangkok now so I'll be putting up posts from the last few days over the next few days.

Thanks for your patience. They'll be worth the wait.

Added by David Kippen on February 6, 2010 at 10:39am — 2 Comments

The Career of Champions: When Economic Circumstances Teach You How To Reinvent Yourself

This blog post is going to be exceptionally personal. You have been warned. A few months ago, I stood looking down on the San Francisco Bay, at Sunset looking west from the Oakland Hills-when I snapped this picture. It was at that time I told myself, I had what it takes to make a difference in my profession, I could put people back to work, and really help propel myself forward to a career track of greatness. I thought of the beautiful…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 6, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Are mobile Sales & Recruiting apps for real?

The Stage

The Apple AppStore has over 100,000 iPhone applications. Verizon's Droid is a a few months old and Google just launched the Nexus One. Microsoft has Windows Mobile and the Palm has the hot new Palm Pre. The current king of Mobile Business is the Blackberry (RIM), but it is losing ground fast. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Palm, Verizon & RIM all going after the same market and that makes for great headlines.

The… Continue

Added by Donato Diorio on February 5, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Overseas Recruiter V's Home Based Recruiter


recently interviewed a Consultant for a position based in our Singapore

office, and that interview provided inspiration for this blog.

Recruitment is recruitment right? On the face of it, it’s as simple as finding…

Added by Dee Allan on February 5, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Is Talent Overrated?

It's a fact of life that when you live in Southern California there's less opportunity to read than there is when you live in New York City or any other place where you have to rely on mass transportation. After all, when you're crammed into a sardine can with your fellow human beings pressed all around you a good book or a cheap newspaper can be the life-preserver that saves you from drowning in too much contact with your fellow human being.

Granted, there's always the sport of… Continue

Added by James Seetoo on February 5, 2010 at 1:56pm — 2 Comments

Psychology of a Counter Offer – Fractured Relationships

So, my last post focused on the fact that making or accepting a counter offer is a bad idea. Now I want to attempt to explain some of the pitfalls of making and in this post, accepting a counter offer.

As a job seeker the absolute worst thing you can do is shop for a new job with the intent of taking it to your current employer in hope of getting a counter offer.

Most employers will spend a lot of time (which = money) and real dollars advertising, interviewing and… Continue

Added by Corey Harlock on February 5, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Recruiting Green Eggs and Ham

Don't you hate it when your bluff gets called. I get a lot of inspiration for blog posts from my day to day life, especially with my kids. You'll notice my posts are not the high brow statistical masterpieces, or comprehensive analysis of some new Recruitment tool. They are just my views. A while ago, I went through a series of posts, getting analogies from books I was reading with my children, posts like…


Added by Dan Nuroo on February 5, 2010 at 7:06am — 3 Comments

Recruiters and Background Checks – How to Deal Effectively with the Process

The life cycle of a background check is often in conflict with a recruiter’s time constraints to fill a position. This blog explores how recruiters can help speed up the process.

Part of the on boarding process for most in-house recruiters is the completion of the pre-employment background check.On the other hand, it is mission critical that employers exercise due diligence in their hiring. If an employer hires someone who turns out to be dangerous, unfit or…


Added by Les Rosen on February 5, 2010 at 12:50am — 1 Comment

How NOT to motivate your staff.

Added by James Robbins on February 4, 2010 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Executive jobs: It’s not you, it’s not me. It’s just not meant to be.

Business trends and the current recession are forever changing the way corporations hire and retain talent.

These are hard times for finding a new job or making a career transition. The state of the economy and uncertainty has forced many companies to downsize. Yes, downsize. Not rightsize. I don’t hear clients tell us they need to hire 100 people because they are rightsizing. Companies are downsizing and in many…


Added by Jose J. Ruiz on February 4, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Branch Office College Recruiting - Coordinating and Maintaining

I had the opportunity late last month to facilitate a NACE employer roundtable in Seattle, WA. Where college recruiters from the area gathered to talk about their jobs, share best practices and learn from each other.

While at the roundtable, there was an "AH-HA" moment when several of the group members had a similar challenge and a solution had already been created by another participant. I love it when you can watch this interaction take place right in front of your eyes - it is… Continue

Added by Jennifer Rutt on February 4, 2010 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Making progress with fake resumes

After a few years witnessing the continual buildup of fake resumes, we seem to have finally cracked the armor and have had several candidates who have presented their fake resumes fess up. We take the direct approach - "We know your resume is fake because it has all the earmarks of the typical fake resumes we receive daily. If you want help finding work, please send us your real resume and we will help you." This direct approach works more times than not. It results in both an admission that… Continue

Added by Steve Fleischner on February 4, 2010 at 12:23pm — 2 Comments

BREEDING ARSONISTS...the exciting conclusion!

When last we left our recruiting hero, they had successfully completed their search assignment, cashed a fat check, and were on to the next search.

The question remains. Is it a good thing to be a firefighter for your clients? That's the crux.

Initially, it seems like something you want your customers to do-think of YOU first.

Since you're in the service industry it's logical and profitable to be perceived as responsive and customer focused.

Don't… Continue

Added by Brian Keith on February 4, 2010 at 11:54am — No Comments

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