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Hot Girls

“I like hot girls,” shared a four-year-old boy with his Mom. After her initial shock at these words from her son, Suzanne decided to explore the meaning of this statement. “What’s a hot girl,” she asked? “A sweaty girl,” he said nonchalantly. After breathing a sign of relief, Suzanne saw the clear logic in his statement given her son’s normal frame of reference centered around vigorous, age-appropriate, playful activities with both boys and girls.

Context is everything and… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on May 23, 2011 at 9:06am — 9 Comments

“I Want to Help People”

My 2 ½ year old granddaughter is fascinated by what Mommy, Daddy, Grandpa and Grandma do when they are at work.  When told “He/she is at work”, she persists, and asks repeatedly “What he/she doing?”  Ultimately we have to simplify the explanation, and it often comes down to… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on May 23, 2011 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

An Extra Serving of Grandma’s Chicken Soup - LinkedIn's Historic IPO

First, I would like to congratulate the employees and executives at LinkedIn.  What a tremendous day for your company.

The LinkedIn IPO has and will spark up the debate about an impeding Social Media Bubble.  But, if you are involved in the recruiting space in any way, you should be excited…


Added by Scott Ryan on May 20, 2011 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

I Want You to Want Me!!!!

“People will hate you, rate you, break you, and shake you; How strong you stand is what makes you”- Judy Reynolds, Facebook 2011.

Interesting comment I received via Facebook the other night. And how timely and true it could really be. Everyone wants to be number #1, sometimes so much so, that they forget the things they felt were important at one time, or feel that success is the be all and end all. To me, this all comes down to merit, how much faith we place in ourselves; and how…


Added by Daniel J Smith on May 20, 2011 at 10:12am — 2 Comments

Out of the Box - Sourcing Strategies That Find the Hard To Find

Here are some ideas that I have tried recently that have found the hard to find needle in a haystack - trust me they work the miracles when the chips are down and you need to find your rock star diamond hidden in the rough:


Candidate pipelining - build the network and they will come - on LinkedIn join user groups of which you can have 50 - create a compelling blog which lists your latest opportunities and post to the user groups every two weeks.  Soon compelling candidates…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on May 20, 2011 at 11:15am — 7 Comments

Ask the right questions

So it seems that al-Qaeda is struggling to find a new leader.

It is apparent that all interviews have gone well, until the last minute when the candidate has asked

“So…how did this vacancy come about?”


Asking the right question at the right time is the difference between taking on a great vacancy and taking on a dog. A dog, will lead you all over the place, take you up the garden path and then leave an awful stench when it goes wrong.


We have all…


Added by Jimi Matthews on May 20, 2011 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

Top 25 Jobs – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Total volume added in the past 90 days and the percentage increase compared to the same period last year.

Data: WANTED Analytics | Analysis: StaffingU…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 18, 2011 at 3:52pm — 1 Comment


I liked Jerry E. Thurber’s Blog today, May 18, 2011 on:  Social Media Background Check: 5 Things Not to Tweet – so much so that I’m doing a Blog on Blog because I feel the subject deserves a contrary assessment on the possible downsides of actually eliminating, hiding or…


Added by Valentino Martinez on May 18, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Employed or Unemployed? That Is NOT the Question.

On April 25th, Huffington Post reported on a recent law passed in New Jersey in March that prohibits job postings that may be discriminatory in nature. Who are these posts discriminating against? The unemployed.

Any job ads that specifically exclude those still unemployed will be deemed unfair by the state. In greater detail…


Added by Karen Bucks on May 19, 2011 at 9:00am — 21 Comments

36,000 New Job Ads Posted for Marketers

Recruiting agencies and employers posted over 36,000 new online job ads for marketers in April.  This is a 29% increase over April 2010. 

Hiring Demand for Marketing Managers — 4-Years:

Hiring Demand for Marketing Managers — 4-Years



Added by Carolyn Menz on May 19, 2011 at 10:16am — No Comments

5 Lessons Learned

So.... I'm now ten months into this job with Peerlo now, time flies huh?

It's been an interesting journey, it's been a fun journey, but I tell you what.... I feel like I've learned a lot, about a lot of things, even myself!  So far some of the interesting discoveries have been

1) I broke a promise to myself over the last couple of years.  Almost 10 years ago I promised myself that I wouldn't out stay my welcome in a company again (after doing that)  However, I think I…


Added by Dan Nuroo on May 19, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

Body Language in Interviews

Monster.com has a good article called Body Language Can Make or Break a Job Interview by Robert Ordona.  Robert points out in detail how to enter, sit in… Continue

Added by Mark Bregman on May 23, 2011 at 2:57pm — 3 Comments

Standing Up A Recruiter

We are single industry recruiters in New York City.  We insist on meeting all our candidates in person.  If someone is not within commuting distance of New York, we do Skype calls.  I am shocked at the number of people who don't show up.


People missing appointments is part of business.  It is annoying and costly. That is why your doctor calls to confirm appointments.  Restaurants do the same so that their tables don’t go…


Added by Paul S. Gumbinner on May 18, 2011 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Using greed to find candidates: an all American solution

Any job board operator will tell you that one of the toughest things about keeping your site running well is ensuring that you have a steady flow of the right kind of candidates. What exactly is the ‘right kind of candidate’? Well, this would a candidate that is qualified for a particular job AND responds to that job. If you have enough of these candidates, your employers will be happy and they will pay to use your site.

Problem is, finding these candidates is easier…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on May 17, 2011 at 9:28am — 3 Comments

10 Tips on Getting a Contract with an HR Gatekeeper

1. Cold Calls. If you are cold calling me from any company that rhymes with Blobert Blaf or similar companies, call me from your mobile because I can see your company on my caller ID.  Expect me to still blow you off, but call me in 6 months to show me you made it. We may talk then.…


Added by Bert Shimabukuro on May 17, 2011 at 6:30pm — 29 Comments

Candidate software suggestions

A friend of mine who runs a small staffing firm in Connecticut asked me if I could recommend a software package that is not too expensive and can handle their candidate and client data. 


It needs to store lots of notes on people, have good skill set sorting, etc.


Any suggestions? What does your firm use?

Added by Chris Russell on May 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

Would you – and should you – put your mobile or business number on your LinkedIn profile?

LinkedIn has become a significant part of your job search strategy. So, we tried to write a lot about it, especially in the last few weeks. But this is an interesting question regarding how people make use of this increasingly popular professional networking tool. And we set out to find the answer. Recently, we polled active LinkedIn users – and professionals ranging across different… Continue

Added by Amos on May 16, 2011 at 1:12pm — 4 Comments

10 Career Site Design Considerations (in a social media age)

A couple of weeks ago I went through my thoughts on what a newbs 10 considerations should be when thinking about having a stab at social…


Added by Ben on May 16, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments


I keep hearing a cry for “work-life balance”. Now I think that is a bizarre term so I started asking people what they meant by “work-life balance.” Here is one of the responses I got.

“I want to spend more time with my family”.

My question: “Are your kids in school, does your spouse work”

“Sure, kids have to go to school, we both work to be able to afford the house , the boat, take vacations, pay for after school activities for the kids like little… Continue

Added by Sandra McCartt on May 17, 2011 at 1:00am — 38 Comments

The Process and Pitfalls of Education Verification

While employers have long conducted education verification checks on their employment candidates, it appears that increasingly more staffing and recruiting groups are being made responsible for conducting this and other background checks as part of the employment screening process.

Education history, of course, outside of criminal records, is one of the more significant searches.   For many positions,  education is not just a prerequisite but also vital to employment candidate's…


Added by Gordon Basichis on May 17, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

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