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Putting On Your Game Face

It's funny how many of us spend more time learning how to play a video game or to hit a 7-iron than we do on taking our job search or productivity to the next level.



When we play games we compete and often play with a passion and intensity that drive us to get better and better. When we play with our buddies we can stay up all night but when we have nothing to do we can fall asleep by…

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Added by Craig Silverman on October 12, 2010 at 6:32pm — 9 Comments

It’s not the Agency. It’s the Recruiter!

Years and years ago, my first agency recruiting job was with Source Services Corporation now known as Kforce. My first week there they sent me to training in Dallas where we spent a couple of days learning what the experts thought we should know. I remember quite a few things from those days but one thing struck me as strange. The old war horse recruiter, he described himself that way, said that customers don't do business with the company. They do business with the…

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Added by Simon Meth on October 10, 2010 at 1:19pm — 10 Comments

Temps.com and Temps.net Auction starts this Tue.12th-19th Oct.

Just wanted to give you all a heads up that the domain names Temps.com and Temps.net are up for auction in the SmartNames/Moniker "Generic & Keyword Auction":



The October Showcase Auction spotlights the best hand-picked, Generic & Keyword domains.

Catalog available: Week of October 5, 2010

Auction begins: Tuesday, 10/12 at noon Eastern Time (9 a.m. Pacific Time)

Auction ends:…

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Added by Martin Gracie on October 10, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Do-Over!

Like the condemned murderer on death row, some people go through life accepting their circumstances as their fate. The difference is that there are no bars or guards to prevent them from choosing a different trajectory. The key to unlock a better future is in knowing that, unlike the dead man walking, anyone can initiate a do-over at any time.



Kids are masterful at this as they take risks, make mistakes, yell “do-over,” and then try again. These…
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Added by Scott Wintrip on October 11, 2010 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

You may Say I'm a Dreamer...

If he were alive today, John Lennon would be celebrating his 70th birthday and by now, as he probably did nearly 30 years ago, all of his dreams, except unfortunately world peace surely would have been realized. Most of us have some kind of dream; whether we chose to go after that dream or not is a choice we make.



Initially, my dream was to be a professional boxer and then a pro football player though much to my dismay there is not a lot of demand for guys who are 5’8” and take at… Continue

Added by David Jacks on October 8, 2010 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

What will push your buttons to stay in agency land?



Over the last 18 months, we have seen 5,348 consultants leave the recruitment sector, however at the same time we have seen an increase in active recruitment agencies. There are currently 1,720 recruitment consultant jobs advertised on seek alone. A question I believe is worth asking is how will these new and existing agencies bring…

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Added by Jennifer Heald on October 4, 2010 at 1:30am — 11 Comments

Top 5 Blog Posts about Motivation

At the suggestion of Kristen Doyle, our Director of Strategic Marketing, I'm going to begin occasionally sharing some Top 5 Lists of great blog posts that I have read around certain areas of Recruiting and…

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Added by Jonathan D. Davis on September 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The 12th Man





After a long Spring and Summer wait, the college football season is here. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to watch the Arkansas vs. Alabama (click About to see which team I rooted for) game in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It was a special event, celebrating my best friend’s 30th birthday. If you’re not keeping up… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on September 28, 2010 at 9:23am — No Comments

ATS AND TODAY'S RECRUITERS

I've been a successful technical recruiter for 30+ years. Now that I'm in the twilight of my career I look back on my career and I am so glad I'm almost at the finishline. For the past 10 years I feel more like an admistratrive assistant, rather than a professional recruiter. For those of you who don't remember. Back in the old days you spent most of your time sourcing and recruiting and interfacing directly with the Hiring Managers. You didn't spend half your day tracking internal…

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Added by Michael Ruskin on September 27, 2010 at 8:31pm — 18 Comments

Expect Referrals

The recruiting profession is blessed with a number of tools for finding and attracting quality candidates. The Internet, social media, telephones, ads in newspapers and magazines, and job fairs are just some of the avenues available to connect us with people in today’s marketplace. What all of these have in common is that they put you in touch with people who know other people. As a result, you might think that most recruiters get lots of referrals.…



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Added by Scott Wintrip on September 27, 2010 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Agency Recruiters: Before you go home today ask yourself these simple questions. The answers should determine whether you should feel good about peeling out of the office this afternoon. Do you have…

Agency Recruiters: Before you go home today ask yourself these simple questions. The answers should determine whether you should feel good about peeling out of the office this afternoon.



Do you have a new candidate for your client today? Not a resume that looks good or the phone number of someone you heard “might” be looking. I’m talking about a qualified candidate…

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Added by Jerry Albright on September 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — 23 Comments

Do you want a career or a pay cheque?

I received a call from a Recruiter today asking for information about a particular agency they are scheduled to interview with later this week. To aid Recruitment Professionals in their career search we provide this information to Recruiters for free, making these kinds of calls a part of our everyday routine. Issues only arise when the same Recruiter calls over and over again wanting to make a lateral move and their expectations are that the…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on September 22, 2010 at 10:55am — 4 Comments

A word on SPLIT placements

A good percentage of my business involves split placements. I thought it would be good to take a minute and make a note of some of the principals those of us who do splits should think about. Here are a

few of mine:



In order for me to continue providing the level of service my clients have come to expect from me I must have a strong network of trusted partners. I will do my very best to make

sure our relationship is financially…

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Added by Jerry Albright on September 22, 2010 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Job boards must evolve or die

Over a year ago, I wrote about the changes in the job board world. I also promised myself I wouldn’t write about job boards ‘dying’ for at least a year. Well, time’s up!



Are some job boards dying? Well, of course they are. All industries have some companies that are dying – and some that are growing. So,…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 21, 2010 at 9:15am — 13 Comments

Change is Inevitable

The past decade was an incredible time of change, not all of it positive. I’m confident most of us would have chosen different changes or circumstances instead of two recessions, two wars, multiple natural disasters, and terrorist attacks across the globe.



None of us has the ultimate power to change global events. We can, however, make changes in our businesses to make these our best years ever.…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on September 20, 2010 at 10:29am — 20 Comments

Closing the Interview...at all costs!

Ok, I came across this video during my weekly research binge on recruitment. I seriously had to watch it 5 times, one right after the other as I was busting my gut with tears running down my face thinking “Nice Job Kid – double fist pump in the air”. So it is a must watch – check it out because the rest of this blog is based on this…

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Added by Lisa Switzer on September 19, 2010 at 4:23pm — 2 Comments

What I Know About 'Social' Recruiting

Here's what I know about 'Social' Recruiting:

  1. It isn't social until myself or my staff has seen our candidates face-to-face. A candidate can be an absolute rock-star on paper (or LinkedIn or Facebook or Twitter), but if I haven't seen whether the candidate is fully capable of engaging me, making eye contact, firmly shaking my hand or composing their body language... they aren't going to my clients. On the rare occassion I can't meet a candidate, I have taken to Skype; at…
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Added by Karen Russo on September 20, 2010 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Entreprenuer or Working for somebody?

There are really two sides to an entrepreneurial venture. Either a) you find some partners and invest money into a venture that eventually will become successful or b) invest your own cash and run with the idea. I've seen and know many serial entrepreneurs that have made it successful in their career path. It is not easy. Sometimes, the entrepreneurial path is so frustrating that we give up and want to work for someone else. The problem is can entrepreneurs really work for somebody else? Their… Continue

Added by Brian Pho on September 16, 2010 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

A Friday Quickie

Attention Agency Recruiters: You are NOT in Human Resources. You are NOT in PR. You are not in

Employment Branding, Social Work, Social Media, Job Hunting Tips, or Candidate Experience

Consulting.





You. Are. In. Sales. Get it?





If you are not making presentations all day, every day, you are going to…

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Added by Jerry Albright on September 17, 2010 at 9:30am — 40 Comments

Have you suffered the Wrath of Social Networking? Or are you using it to your advantage

After reading the news papers in Australia over the last week, there have been two very interesting cases that have caught my eye. One is the spectacular fall from grace of Stephanie Rice and her faux pas on Twitter, which cost her a car, a contract and caused her some major grief.…

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Added by ryan morphett on September 15, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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