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9/11 - Take a moment of silence

Let's take a moment of silence for those who innocently passed on 9/11 ... I was one of the lucky ones.

The nightmare will never go away with time it gets easier.


Added by Sandy on September 11, 2008 at 5:37pm — No Comments

So who’s hiring?

As you may already know, the unemployment rate jumped to 6.1% last month. Making it the highest unemployment rate since September 2003 and we continued to shed 84,000 more jobs in August.

Looking back, payrolls are down by 605,000 since November 2007. We have experienced the eighth month in row of consecutive declines. Since March of 2007, over 2 million people have become jobless.

In addition, the unemployment rate increased among new college grads. Their jobless rate… Continue

Added by Luigi Lupo on September 11, 2008 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Evaluating a Company Employee/Employer Brand

Google is the antithesis of branding. If Coca-Cola were breaking into today's soda market and plopped white unmarked cans on the grocery shelf that were labeled "Hypothesis" without benefit of any descriptors, pre-launch advertising or "buzz", they would fail miserably.

Your personal experiences while walking the aisles of your local grocery store is identical to an active job search. You have made a conscious decision to go to the store/find a job. You have an idea of what it is you… Continue

Added by Terry on September 11, 2008 at 2:18pm — 2 Comments

Below is an aide to assist you in identifying your why. Prior to reading further, commit yourself to completing the exercise. Remember, your true why is likely to be directly tied to a 'moving away f…

Below is an aide to assist you in identifying your why. Prior to reading further, commit yourself to completing the exercise. Remember, your true why is likely to be directly tied to a 'moving away from pain' driver if you are like 90% of the population in Western Civilization.

Cutting edge recruiting consulting demands that we not only understand our personal motivation, but in recruiting employees, sales recruiting and… Continue

Added by Ron Mason on September 11, 2008 at 1:02pm — No Comments

DHS biometric program IT Specialist Cissp

DHS biometric program IT Specialist

Tandel systems are working with our clients to perform the engineering required to meet their outsourced special test equipment needs. We are working with DHS on a new biometric program.

Data center migration security analyst (ref#43644) us-visit program.

is a DHS biometric program.


To work with the customer and end users to capture functional and technical security requirements work with the customer… Continue

Added by Austin Dillon on September 11, 2008 at 9:55am — No Comments

TechCrunch50 Winner Announced: Yammer Takes Top Prize

TechCrunch50 gives top prize this year to....Yammer.

If you dig checking out the latest web 2.0 techie companies trying to make it big, you should check out TechCrunch50 and review the top finalist.

Yammer's got an interesting spin - TechCrunch calls it, Twitter with a business model.

See… Continue

Added by Dennis Smith on September 11, 2008 at 9:48am — No Comments

September 11, 2008

This week Mark Berger reminds us that we all started in this business somewhere with a 101 post: What is a sourcing process?

Happy Thursday: Ami G.

Added by Amitai Givertz on September 11, 2008 at 7:48am — No Comments

Thoughts In The Wake of September 11, 2008: Lessons Learned in the Last 7 Years

Well, It is about 12 midnight in CA which means it is now September 11, 2008. It is truly hard to believe it has been 7 years. I remember where I was that fatefull day 7 years ago, getting ready to go to a Statistics Class, at West Valley College, Saratoga, CA. I arrived at school that morning after hearing dreamily that the World Trade Center had been attacked and that the Pentagon had also been attacked and our teacher went ahead with our Midterm Exam, I got a C, but it didn't matter. I woke… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 11, 2008 at 3:33am — No Comments

Another 9/11 Post

[If you've ever read my blog over on ERE, you know I write a piece for 9/11; why should it be any different on RBC?]

For the past 6 years, 9/11 began the same way for me: Wake at 5 AM, shower and decide which Jones Beach Lifeguard cap I’m going to place at the firefighter memorial sitting outside the Squad 1 firehouse in Park Slope.

This particular memorial was never caught up in a same pool of bureaucratic quicksand that has hampered nearly every 9/11 memorial; it… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 11, 2008 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

OnRec – a window on the market. Change is a foot.

From my perspective this week’s OnRec show in Chicago was surprisingly good at many levels.

Attendance: The show was well attended by HR and Staffing pros at all levels, and from all size companies.

Content: I may have been lucky in my session choices, but the topics, speakers, and panels were engaging, on point, and timely for today’s market challenges and opportunities.

Energy: There… Continue

Added by George LaRocque on September 11, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Getting A Little Testy

You: Company

Me: Recruiter

Common Objective: Find X, Y, Z candidate

I know you, your company, your product line, and your growth objectives. We've done business together for a long time; I don't want to overstate things, but we "know" things about each other. So when you entrust a key corporate position to me to fill, I appreciate it and you know I'm going to work my tail feathers off to get you the best candidate we can possibly find.

Dutifully, I… Continue

Added by Nancy Ford on September 10, 2008 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Friends don’t let friends get a degree in psychology!

All across America this time of year, college campuses are filling with new and returning students all looking for that magic piece of paper that will ensure their futures. All that effort and all those tuition fees…. You’d better make sure it’s worth it.

No offense to those with psychology degrees, but the most valuable college degrees now and in the future are much more science and technology-oriented: Engineering, Computers, Finance, and Science.

A List of Best College… Continue

Added by Peggy McKee on September 10, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Law 2 - Never put too Much Trust in Friends, Learn how to use Enemies

The 48 Laws of Power

Be wary of friends-they will betray you more quickly, for they are easily aroused to envy. They also become spoiled and tyrannical. But hire a former enemy and he will be more loyal than a friend, because he has more to prove. In fact, you have more to fear from friends than from enemies. If you have no enemies, find a way to make them.

Recruiting is one big group hug,… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on September 10, 2008 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

Call Me Crazy? Recruiting Comes To CPGjobs (Finally!)

A tough economy, belt tightening at budget time, and a highly contested presidential election cycle…yes, the timing is perfect for launching a new recruiting business division!

After months of planning, we launched CPGjobs Recruiting this week and the response has been incredibly positive. You may be scratching your head, but I think the current state of the economy makes this a perfect time to launch a business that helps… Continue

Added by Michael Carrillo on September 10, 2008 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Searching for Sr. Tax Professionals!

Can anyone advise me on some of the best practices for sourcing candidates?


Duane Hughes

Added by Duane Hughes on September 10, 2008 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Covestic Consulting Careers on Facebook


Covestic Consulting Careers would like to invite you to view and join our Facebook group. We are dedicated to attracting top talent through aggressive compensation and a winning culture.

Our specialization is in Business and IT consulting primarily in the Pacific northwest. Please take a few moments to see what sets us apart from our local competitors.

Thank you in advance for joining the group and participating in the discussion boards, looking forward… Continue

Added by Jordan Shaw on September 10, 2008 at 11:36am — No Comments

Flexing our Recruiting Muscle for Natural Disaster Relief Efforts.

I hope this blog finds all you readers happy, healthy, and prosperous I've recently posted a blog that I wanted to share in this forum, and hope that you'll take a few moments to look at it. I recently read the article in Time Magazine... i think.... that spotlighted Bill Gates and his renewed push for "Creative Capitalism" to help raise up those in need. If you haven't read it, it's a very well written and… Continue

Added by Jason C. Blais on September 10, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Animal Show Wed Sept 10 NOON New York Time

Alexandra Levit - Recruiting Animal Show


I read it and I liked it.


Added by Recruiting Animal on September 10, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

September 10, 2008

"Really Bummed" wants to know why some good hires turn out bad and end up leaving unexpectedly. Claudia shares her thoughts in Back in a Flash. Share your thoughts too.

Happy Wednesday: Ami G.

Added by Amitai Givertz on September 10, 2008 at 8:44am — No Comments

Back in a Flash

Dear Claudia,

I hired a senior manager for my company about six months ago, a complete rockstar with heavy industry experience and credibility. It was a big deal that we were able to get her, and she was excited about what she would get to do at our company. She took us all by surprise when she announced she is going back to her old employer last week; we all thought she was a great hire, and nobody saw this coming. How do you know when a hire isn’t working out? And when can I…

Added by Claudia Faust on September 10, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

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