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Job boards don’t create jobs – employers do

I’ve worked with dozens of job boards over the years, and I often take a look at what the job seekers are saying to them. Since the onset of the recession (and honestly, before), it goes something like this:

“Why don’t you have any jobs in my area?”

“I’ve had my resume posted on your site for months and you haven’t called me.”

“I’ve been working in my field for twenty years but you don’t have a single job for me??”


There are lots…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on October 18, 2011 at 9:32am — 2 Comments

Are You Unforgettable?

un·for·get·ta·ble  adj. - Earning a permanent place in the memory; memorable

Years ago I read a great cartoon that showed a dog owner talking to his dog. The cartoon was about what the owner was saying to the dog and what the dog actually heard. The dog had just made a mess of the owner’s kitchen and the owner is letting the dog have it. “Rover, how many time have I told you? The kitchen is not your play area. This is where I cook and it must be clean. Bad dog Rover, bad…


Added by Nick Tubach on October 17, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

3 Ways to improve your Candidate Experience

Employers are beginning to understand the importance of candidate experience.  Better candidate experience can lead to some or all the following:

  • More candidates applying for your job positions with a focus toward qualified candidates
  • More offer acceptances among candidates due to increase in your employer brand
  • Encourages positive word of mouth between candidates about open job positions

There are some great companies doing very cool things with…


Added by Chris Brablc on October 18, 2011 at 9:48am — 5 Comments

Keeping the Attrition Monster at Bay – Why OnBoarding is the First Step

Companies work so hard at recruiting the best talent, rolling out the red carpet, increasing original offers, offering bonuses and other perks to attract the right candidates but once you’ve signed on the dotted line kiss the best behaviors goodbye. The process is similar to dating where the early stages of the chase…


Added by Francois Guay on October 18, 2011 at 9:34am — 2 Comments

Ego is not a dirty word...or is it?

Let’s be honest, to be successful in recruitment you need a combination of hard work, industry knowledge, deep networks, hunting instincts, a little luck and a healthy dose of ego…..

Unfortunately, there are no doctors in recruitment – believe me, not a single doctor specializing in recruitment… I know, I typed Recruitment Doctor into Google and all I got was a list of medical recruitment agencies. So then I tried…


Added by Craig Watson on October 18, 2011 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

16 Things To Do For Successful Interviewing

  1. Research the company, the leadership, the industry, the competition, your competition. This is a never ending task, not a one time event. Put at least one additional set of eyes on this. It’sthat important.
  2. Create an agenda. It’s really a game plan.
  3. Prepare your questions.
  4. Let the interviewer do most of the talking. This involves skillful means.
  5. Be subtle and skillful in how you handle questions and…

Added by New Negotiator on October 18, 2011 at 6:15am — 20 Comments

Why My Staffing Firm is Kicking Your Butt


Last week several people from our staffing firm attended the American Staffing Association conference in New Orleans. As the owner of both a staffing firm (Dawson Resources) and a video technology firm (TalentRooster) I was able to observe from a unique angle.  Our staffing firm is based in Ohio, where the economy couldn't be worse, yet our business couldn't be better, which got me thinking....  Clearly I'm no smarter than other owners, so what are we doing better? Following are the…


Added by David DeCapua on October 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — 14 Comments

Personal Touch of Finding a Job

Author: Chris Washa

In today’s day and age of technology, the personal touch of finding a job has somehow been lost. Applying for a job on-line can be long, intrusive, and down-right frustrating. The cyber black hole of the internet and on-line applications has taken the job market away from what is most important, the human interaction. 

No longer are you solely evaluated by your skills, experience,…


Added by Kara Stringer on October 17, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

Counter-Offers, And Why They Are Baaad, Very Bad!

Recently, a candidate approached me to help him find a new job. The company that he was currently working for was cutting back his responsibility level and his take-home pay was dwindling. The candidate, “Bob”, knew that the company was in bad financial health.

I liked Bob. Thought he was a great candidate to market. So, I worked on his resume, tweaking it to perfection. Coached him on…


Added by SeSee Munson on October 14, 2011 at 12:59pm — 40 Comments

Using Pay-Per-Click Advertising as a Tool to Attract Passive Candidates

While online sourcing brings definite benefits to recruitment campaigns, the sheer vastness of the World Wide Web means that sometimes it can be difficult to direct your focus and find the holy grail of top-tier candidates.


Have you ever considered pay-per-click advertising? Think of it this way.  Suppose someone searches Youtube for your company’s latest viral video or catchy commercial ad. While they originally searched for your videos because they were looking for some…


Added by Dana Feigel on October 9, 2011 at 4:41am — 2 Comments

Planning a career change?

A career change is a life altering decision and should be properly thought through and planned. It can mean a complete transition to a new job, a new employer or a new industry. If a person chooses to change career direction, for example they have been in …


Added by Lipton Fleming on October 10, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

Recording - Recruiting Animal Show - Amy Ala

Great show featuring @AlaRecruiter based on her postings here on --Download / PLAY - Amy Ala - Full Show

Listen to internet radio with…

Added by Recruiting Animal on October 12, 2011 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

A world with no recruiters...


My other half is a vocal guy. He will not keep quiet when there is something out there he disagrees with. Unfortunately, he does not believe recruitment is a valid career choice. He teases me about being in the recruitment industry quite often and this has not let up since I stopped being an actual on the ground recruiter and moved to the marketing and business development side of our business.


I have heard him say it so many times that I now have the argument pretty…


Added by Samantha Lacey on October 14, 2011 at 11:19am — 4 Comments

How the Economic Downturn Has Really Screwed Up Recruiting

This is not the blog you’re expecting.  I’m not going to talk about the hordes of unqualified candidates I get bombarded with.  I’m not going to discuss how hard it is to get a “passive” candidate to make a change out of fear of the unknown.  I refuse to debate the merits of 3rd party recruiters and how some companies feel they don’t “need” TPRs because there are so many people out there dying to come to work for you.


No.  This blog is about how this recession has…


Added by Amy Ala on October 13, 2011 at 4:34pm — 17 Comments

There’s not enough talk about #SocialRecruiting. #TruSanFranEdit

I want to start this post by stating that this is not a rant, nor is it a criticism of internet radio show #HRHappyHour or career community Brazen Careerist’s recently announced Social Recruiting bootcamp.It is however, these two events that have triggered my thinking.

I was listening in to Steve Boese’s excellent guests Susan Strayer and Ryan Healey, and…


Added by Bill Boorman on October 13, 2011 at 11:59pm — 7 Comments

3 Trends to understand in Recruitment SEO!

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be an integral part of any recruiting strategy and it’s appealing for a number of reasons.  Here are a few:

  1. Inexpensive: It represents a free (in terms of $’s) way for job seekers to find your job content.
  2. Relevance: The candidates that find your job content will definitely be interested in your position (as they searched for it).
  3. Less Noise: If your job positions are…

Added by Chris Brablc on October 13, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting Must Factor in Smart Phones

In an article today published on, Dr. John Sullivan and Master Burnett discuss Recruiting’s blunder of epic proportions, not connecting with mobile users. They provide the example of a guy named Joe, who checks all aspects of his life on his smart phone before getting out of…


Added by Mark Bregman on October 13, 2011 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Recruiter Turnover is GREEEAAT!!

All right, so it has been way too long. 11 months to be exact.  Every superhero goes into hiding. Mr. Incredible did with all of the supers, but he came back.

I have come out of hiding called work. Over the last eleven months, our team has done a major implementation of a new applicant tracking system, had 100% turnover in my department and due to the incredible efforts of our sales department our business is up which means we have been knee deep in requisitions. With the exception of…


Added by Michael Goldberg on October 13, 2011 at 12:55pm — 3 Comments

Hiring Demand for Recruiters Still Growing – Up 10% in September

During September, more than 5,300 job ads were posted for Recruiters. Although a decline from August's post-recession high in demand (when more than 6,000 new jobs were advertised online), this represents not only a 10% year-over-year increase, but also 7% growth from the beginning of the year. An increase in hiring demand for Recruiters may be a good indicator that companies plan on hiring more in the coming months. Employers and staffing firms each placed about half the job ads during this…


Added by Carolyn Menz on October 13, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

From hero to zero


The boss came in to work today a bit glum. Yesterday, he lost  bit of money on a horse that had won it’s last 3 races but had unexpectedly come last. Based on its previous runs, the horse was expected to win comfortably but had been well beaten. The boss had all sorts of theories as to why the sudden change in form - change of jockey, a longer distance, harder ground and even a conspiracy theory to do with a rogue bookie. The conversation extended to discuss sport’s stars that…


Added by Luke Collard on October 13, 2011 at 6:15pm — 6 Comments

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