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Stuck in the Middle With Two

I recently read this very interesting post (via twitter) about an age old issue that continues to pop its awkward head above the parapet in the world of recruitment.  The double submission - when two agencies submit the same candidate to the same job vacancy (and the subsequent squabbling over ownership that inevitably ensues).



Added by Ben on April 5, 2011 at 11:03am — 4 Comments

Rule #1 in CV Design


"Hey you... Yeah you... the tall, balding guy who's getting a bit tubby around the midriff. Whats the best way to lay out my CV?"  I get asked this question a lot by friends and colleagues.  Over the years I've seen many designs and layouts from competency to chronologically career based with everything either side and in between thrown in for good…


Added by Ben on April 5, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

I am Recruiting, and I do not suck.

Each day it seems another pundit, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, conference speaker, or HR consultant takes the time and effort to publicly tell me I suck. In the last several months I’ve been bombarded with blog posts, mini movie trailers, Tweets, and various social media messages sounding the alarm as to how the entire function and profession of recruiting is broken and screwed up in the U.S. and the world…

Added by Frank Zupan on April 4, 2011 at 8:59pm — 34 Comments

Moving to Australia …. A True Story


Two years ago a Brazilian lady, aged 28 spent thousands of dollars getting the right visa to come to Australia to work and live. This girl had a bachelor degree in engineering and three years of work experience in her field. She was extremely driven and extremely intelligent and although her English was not 100% fluent it was certainly good enough to get by.

Having arrived in…


Added by Gavin Redelman on April 2, 2011 at 3:56am — 8 Comments

The Profession I Love: Staffing/Recruitment/HR and The Success Principles

It was a year ago when I sat in a conference where I met the legendary Jack Canfield, CEO and Founder of the "Chicken Soup For the Soul" Franchise and Books, and author of many books including "The Success Principles - How you Get From Where You Are to Where You Want To Be".  On that day, I shook hands with Mr. Canfield and got to receive an autograph from this giant among men in my copy of his book, which I received for free as a part of this conference, the best part - I was among fellow…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on April 3, 2011 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Impatience is a Virtue

William Langland, a 14th century author, is credited with first writing that “patience is a virtue.” Clearly, he was not referring to successful salespeople.

I know that throughout my career much of my success has been a result of my impatience. I want what I want, when I want it. People, especially buyers, have never done things as fast as I’d like them to. While impatience can be obnoxious, channeled in the right direction, it is often a trait found in most, if not all, big… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on April 4, 2011 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

For those like me........ready to unplug.....


This is the event you've been waiting for!


Tired of going to a conference, having a beer and finding your picture slapped up on Facebook before you can get the bartender's attention for #2?


Amazed when you find yourself in some sort of important discussion only to find half the…


Added by Jerry Albright on April 1, 2011 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Recruiters ~ How many hours do you work a week?

Just a quick question...

I coach a number of Recruiting Professionals and I am seeing a large swing in the amount of hours these Recruiters are work to be productive. I am curious to know....

On average how many hours do you work a week?
What are your most productive days and times during that week?
What is your least favorite day and time of the week and why?

Thanks for the insight!!!

Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on April 1, 2011 at 7:14am — 23 Comments

Top Ten Job Boards

This list, of our Top Ten Job Boards, is just for general job boards (not specialised ones) and is based on feedback we have heard, people we have worked with, awards we have noticed and pretty websites we've been entranced by.

It's not quite like the list of Top Ten little-known facts about your feet, which is strangely fascinating, but for people in the recruitment business, job boards are fairly influential.

So, (alphabetically), here we go:

Career Builder -… Continue

Added by Emily Stevenson on April 4, 2011 at 5:49am — No Comments

Are You In It To Win It?

I was flipping through the channels one evening and happened upon NBC’s game show, Minute to Win ItGuy Fieri is the host – you may know him from Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins &… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on March 30, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Women & perception: the ugly truth

First impression thoughts and opinions are an unsightly reality of the society we live in.  I’m writing this post because I believe it’s relevant for women to remain continually aware of how much they can and cannot control.

I follow a fun blog called …


Added by Kimberly Roden on March 30, 2011 at 8:56pm — 37 Comments

The Importance of Candidate Experience - part 1

In the current climate, you can understand that many people are currently unemployed. These people vary from fresh new graduates, to laid off experienced professionals, to potential go getters from school. However, having more potential future employees around doesn’t change the fact that companies still want the best candidates.

In this day and age of the rising influence of social media and online recruitment, it is understandable that these people’s application process of choice is…


Added by Emily Stevenson on March 31, 2011 at 7:03am — 5 Comments

Hot Spots – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Hot Spots are areas where demand is outpacing supply. The result is that prospects in these areas are more likely to be open to using your services, especially if you provide data, such as this information, on market demand and the impact this will have on their ability to hire quality talent.

Accountants and Auditors in Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (152% normal demand)

Administrative Assistants in Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (160% normal demand)

Computer… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on March 30, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Toast To A Great Contributor

A Toast To A Great Contributor

I wrote some weeks back about the phenomenal spirit of the recruiting community at large and how it has positively influenced my work and my desire to be a contributing member of that community. I would like to highlight the contribution of one exceptional leader in the field. Kathleen Smith heads up ClearedJobsNet (…


Added by Doug Munro on March 30, 2011 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

what books would you recommend to a beginner??


There's always been that one good book or great video that someone kept or refers to when they start out in recruiting.  Being that there is so much to chose from out there with mixed reviews.... how does someone like me who is a beginner choose??  


So Please, to all the great recruiters that wouldn't mind sharing some advice as to what books, videos, webinars, sites to look at or read would be a great help to all the "rookies"  like me ?

Added by Mario Frank on March 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — 23 Comments

Judo, Golf, Scuba Diving and Personality Fit

As many of my followers know I am quite active within the Victorian Judo scene. I have been involved in Judo on and off since I was about ten. Over that time I have trained, competed and coached with participants ranging from novices through to the sport’s elites.

Over this time I have observed that…


Added by Aaron Dodd on March 29, 2011 at 10:49pm — 1 Comment

A very simple question...well, perhaps two.

I'm consistently impressed with the folks on recruitingblogs.  Specifically, the varying philosophies and methodologies that span this blog all pointing to one common goal; client satisfaction.  With this in mind I have two questions:


1)  What is the value that you, as an external recruiter offer your client - (what do they pay you for?)

2)  Do your clients give a hoot where/how you source your candidates?  Specifically, if they are impressed by your candidates but not…


Added by Christopher Poreda on March 28, 2011 at 12:09pm — 32 Comments

"You want to leave your job because ?? !!"


A question I always ask at interviews is “Why do you want to leave your current job?” and then delve deeper to understand their ‘real’ motivation to leave. I’ve learnt not to be satisfied with standard responses such as ‘better opportunities’, ‘career prospects’, location, compensation, lifestyle choice………….whatever

So, the other day when this young 20 something answers, “For career stability and improving my work / life balance”, I probe further and realise it’s due to…


Added by Alban on March 29, 2011 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

Unusual interview questions......

I had dinner with a group of ex colleagues last night - one of those get togethers that happens once every 2 - 3 years and where you spend all evening catching up on what happened to so and so etc. Was great fun but, I was reminded of something that made me laugh regarding unusual interview questions and I thought I'd share it.


One of the guys who still works with this very well known american technology company said that he had got divorced just a year or so ago. He felt…


Added by Nick John on March 29, 2011 at 12:09pm — 14 Comments

The danger of ‘big’ – it sometimes goes away

One of the first business lessons I learned many years ago was that it is often better to havemany smaller customers than fewer large ones. At the time, I was learning the ropes from a battle-hardened magazine publisher. He said (in reference to my naive comment that I would rather have Microsoft as an advertiser than a dozen smaller ones), “Where are you when your big customer decides to ‘shift focus’? Your loss will be 100% of income, rather than 15% or 20%. How long does…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 29, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

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