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Meet Carmen Hudson, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition at Yahoo! Inc.

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(408) 349-3404

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People Shark

Meet my friend Carmen Hudson, the center of a pool table where the chips are staked high, the laughter infectious, and the shoes meticulous (Yes I said shoes, Carmen is a sharp dresser with a particular passion for shoes) . I have known… Continue

Added by Dave Mendoza on August 25, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Where do YOU live?

"Gaining the balance and balancing the gain" has become somewhat of a mantra for me. The most difficult part of being a spouse, mother/father, daughter/son, sister/brother, friend, recruiter, sales manager, business partner, writer, actor, director, or student is learning to balance all the things you get to do, all the things you need to do, and all the things you want to do. An old friend used to say things like, "I get to mow the lawn today," or "I get to go home and make dinner now."… Continue

Added by Rayanne on August 25, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Dream Candidates Really Do Exist!!

As I was preparing for my upcoming week, I got an email that made my world. My very first dream candidate has materialized before my virtual eyes.

This candidate isn't a dream candidate because he attended a top 15 law school. He isn't a dream candidate because he graduated from this top law school with excellent grades. Nor is he a wonderful candidate because he went to work for one of the most prestigous law firms in New York. Although the credentials are enough to make most… Continue

Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on August 24, 2008 at 11:01pm — 1 Comment

As a Talent Management professional who has been involved with executive recruitment, it is always a challenge to make individuals whole on certain components of their compensation. I found a website the other day that highlights unique aspects of executive compensation as reported in the SEC filings.

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Added by Jonathan Rosenberg on August 24, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Job Interview Dos and Don'ts

So you landed the job interview, congratulations! Now, you probably want to know what you should do and what you should avoid doing during your interview.

Interview Do #1: Bring Your Personality

Don't be who you think they want you to be, be who you really are. One of the most important parts of the interview is discovering whether you would be a good fit for the company. If you don't fit in with the company's culture, your experience may not be that… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on August 24, 2008 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Job Interview Do's and Don'ts

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap

From: Free Job Search, Job Interview and Career Articles

So you landed the job interview, congratulations! Now, you probably want to know what you should do and what you should avoid doing during your interview.

Interview Do #1:…


Added by Paul DeBettignies on August 24, 2008 at 10:39am — No Comments

Talk To Me

Kids go through phases. Thanks God they are “phases” since that word implies there will be an end eventually. We are currently in Round Two of my six year old son in Melt Down Phase. He’s a little guy but he has some big feelings and when he feels they are stepped on, we hear about it. Right now, if you look at that kid the wrong way, we hear a lot of phrases like, “You don’t understand! I wanted that spoon! It’s my favorite spoon and I never get to use it because Ruby always has it (sob sob)… Continue

Added by Shannon on August 23, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Casting Director is another word for a Recruiter.

For tonight, I'm thinking that being a recruiter is like a casting director. It would be like working for a producer who wants to make that block buster movie. I'm thinking of the movie- The Dark Knight; directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart. Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent .

This movie blew me away since the star of the movie was Heath Ledger. He was the one that carried the movie- he was perfect for the Joker character. This is an… Continue

Added by Sally Raade on August 23, 2008 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

The burnout from trying to keep up with Recruiting Technology - My first blog

Technology in the recruitment and application world have grown exponentially over the last five years. If you're like me, you're probably busting your butt to try and keep up with the latest and greatest. Online sites like CareerBuilder and Yahoo Hot Jobs tell you not to spread yourselves too thin and to only concentrate on those sites that work for you. My problem is I am having trouble finding enough time to either figure out which sites work for me or do the research to see which sites are… Continue

Added by Michaela Holmberg on August 22, 2008 at 5:48pm — 2 Comments

Pssst... Have you seen THE list? It's no secret that I'm a fan of Craigslist. I've been a fan since 1996 when I was first told about a great little mailing list that was locally run. (I'm from the Bay Area.) You see, Craigslist didn't start as the whopper of a site that it is…


Added by RecruiterGuy on August 22, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Well, it IS Friday - can you say "Jello Shots"?

Now don't get the impression I'm encouraging you to overdo this weekend, and certainly don't think that I will (I'm very conservative you know).

That being said (because everything on the net is immortal), here are some suggestions for you on how you might choose to spend your evening:

Traditional Jello Shots

10oz Vodka

2 (3 oz) packages of Jello

2 cups boiling water

1 cup cold water

Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Dissolve… Continue

Added by Art Pitcher on August 22, 2008 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

You can't control candidates, but you can control the process

John Sumser posted a link to that article discussing candidate control. Which got me thinking back to my agency days as a senior recruiter and some of the common mistakes I'd see over and over with newer recruiters. Candidate control was always brought up when a sure thing placement would fall apart at the last minute. But it wasn't really candidate control that was to blame, because I don't think you can or should seek to 'control' a candidate, because that would imply that you would be… Continue

Added by pam claughton on August 22, 2008 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Ways to SCAMPER for a Job

You can learn a lot from books.

The solution to almost any problem can be found in a book somewhere, and that includes problems you may be having with your job search.

In fact, there's one book I've used since 1996 to generate creative new ideas -- at will -- to produce job-hunting breakthroughs for my clients and readers.

Here's the funny part: It's not even a book.

It's a collection of 56 idea-generating cards, called, "Thinkpak: A Brainstorming… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on August 22, 2008 at 2:38pm — No Comments

PostgreSQL DBA search help

I am looking for an experienced DBA with Postgres/postgreSQL and 5 years SQL and data modeling, 5 years database administration for a strong start-up environment in Midtown Atlanta and offers benefits. I have posted it on the site but does anyone have any other ideas on how to find such a qualified DBA?

Added by Paula Wood on August 22, 2008 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Job Board of The Future

My latest press release, please tell me what you think:

The internet has made the job posting and job hunting process in many ways more convenient and efficient, enabling companies and individuals to expand geographical reach and to have access to dramatically improved communication tools. With dozens of job boards available however, the level of service is broadly uneven.

“Candidates are looking for simplicity and employers are looking to reduce costs…” says InovaHire… Continue

Added by Tanya Willette on August 22, 2008 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Job Opening List for Telecom - Talents Needed

1.Senior/Principal Analog IC Design Engineer

Location: Santa Clara, CA


As a principal chip designer, the job function is to be responsible to architect analog modules, have good understanding of the design and verification

principles, provide guidance to junior engineers on design/simulation/layout, and perform reviews to improve the quality of delivery. He/she will also… Continue

Added by JackChang on August 22, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

August 22, 2008

Today John contrasts coal with diamonds and asks:

Is recruiting a manipulative sport where human beings are precisely "Capital"? ...or is Recruiting a graceful endeavor where team building and consequence matter?
Why don't you dig in and see what you turn up: Digging Into v1.16

Happy Friday!… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 22, 2008 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Digging Into v1.16

Manners are everything.

Yesterday, I read the most obnoxious piece of Recruiting propaganda that I've ever seen. I've been wading through crap for many years. This particular nugget is in a category of its own.

Here's the offensive nonsense:…


Added by John Sumser on August 22, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Does culture attract talent?


Are you an alpha factory taking newly graduated Ivy Leaguers and stamping out the future CEO's of tomorrow or are you wearing cargo shorts, Teva's with socks and banging out code while your golden retriever sits at your feet? Either of these cultures has their benefits and attract their specific target audience like clockwork. But not every company has an identified culture, or at least not one that is a selling point when attracting top candidates. What sets you apart? How are you… Continue

Added by Jordan Shaw on August 22, 2008 at 11:29am — No Comments

Sample Interview Questions and a New Buzzword!

There are a lot of buzz words floating around in business these days. Mentoring, Coaching, Paradigms, Teamwork, etc… But I’d like to give you the scoop on really impressing someone who is interviewing you for a position. I like to call it the New Buzzword- WORK ETHIC.

I’ve interviewed numerous people for positions and fellow colleagues ask me what it is that impresses me the most from applicants. It is too easy to ask people to tell if they’re a team player or if they’re coachable.… Continue

Added by Todd Moss on August 22, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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