As I continue along in my job search for an IT Staffing Recruiter position, I'm becoming more and more keen on the benefits of using Twitter.
Sure, plenty of people use Twitter in less-than-optimal ways, sharing the minutia of their daily lives to anyone who will listen. But I'm not talking about that kind of tweeting. I'm talking about a genius yet easy-to-use tool that can and should enhance any job search if used correctly.
First and foremost, Twitter is about giving… Continue
Added by Victoria Schanen on January 5, 2010 at 9:44am —
The last decade has, in my opinion, seen one of the biggest seed changes the recruitment industry has seen for many years. While I am referring to social media, I also combine that with the evolution (it took it's time but now has real momentum) that has been online recruitment.
The primary change is that we're… Continue
Added by Andy Headworth on January 4, 2010 at 12:57pm —
Door-to-door salesmen, junk mail, telemarketers, urgent recorded phone messages, and Viagra emails.
Utter just one of these words to a family member of friend and chances are they will elicit words of anger, frustration, and just flat out negativity. Automatic DM's are no different. There has been a great debate on Twitter ever since the auto-DM (automatic Direct Message) was… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on January 4, 2010 at 11:00am —
If you’ve turned on a television in the last 18 months you’ve probably seen the commercials encouraging consumers to ask car dealerships to “Show them the CarFax” before purchasing a used vehicle. A CarFax report is a certified report detailing the history of the vehicle. The report covers several important topics such as if the car has been in any accidents, service records, ownership history, and if the car has had any title issues. This product has gained quite a bit of momentum in the past… Continue
Added by Eric Osterman on January 3, 2010 at 10:12pm —
I wanted to tell you about a few new job sites we here at RecruitingBlogs.com have put together with the help of Job Target
Added by Slouch on January 4, 2010 at 9:32am —
As the recruitment market picks up in 2010 and companies start hiring again, we’re going to see recruiters getting busy. They will do exactly what they were doing prior to global financial crisis. Nothing much will change.
In parallel, we will see a tremendous amount of innovation in the social, mobile, real-time, and collaborative technology space. We will see more and more of the potential job seeker market participating in the social and mobile web. The small cluster of prominent… Continue
Added by Paul Jacobs on January 1, 2010 at 4:46am —
Talent professionals in social media love labels. Thus, those of us who use social channels for recruiting and networking together have brilliantly entitled our scene "Social Recruiting". We've been doing this "social recruiting" thing for years with LinkedIn and recruiting networks like RecruitingBlogs.com. But with the explosion of Twitter,… Continue
Added by Craig Fisher on December 31, 2009 at 3:30pm —
I’m scheduled to get back to work on Monday, January 4th. Big deal, huh? I’m returning after a month of medical leave. During this month, I’ve had to re-learn the most basic, fundamental human function: breathing. Due to an “interesting” sequence of medical events, I required extensive surgery on my right lung in early December. As a follow-on, I literally had to re-establish (re-learn) a consistent, “normal” breathing pattern. Something that most humans do 15-20 times per minute for their… Continue
Added by Frank Zupan on January 3, 2010 at 12:22pm —
Am I too late to start planning of 2010?
Well, seeing I survived another NYE I thought it was prudent to think of 2010, and what it will bring, personally and professionally.
Personally will be very interesting, child numero 3 is coming around April, Zach (almost 6 as he always is telling me) is starting school full time
(just plain scary) and Talia… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on January 2, 2010 at 8:38am —
Happy New Year!
A large and steady client for over a decade is requiring its vendors to use the bounty portal.
As a seasoned recruiter I find no value in bounty and it takes out the human element and surtaxes my fee.
Has anyone had this experience and how did they remedy the situation?
Added by Salvatore Petrara, CPC on January 5, 2009 at 10:19am —
Social media is becoming ubiquitous. Websites like Facebook and YouTube are among the most popular websites racking up millions visits - ok, and they're also among my
most visited websites too. But beyond the entertainment factor, I'm realizing more and more that social media is an indispensable part of any serious job search. As a recruiter seeking a position right now, this is especially the case for me.
Why should social media be an integral part of your job… Continue
Added by Victoria Schanen on December 30, 2009 at 10:41am —
Credit is a big issue these days. Whether it is about our financial institutions providing businesses with the capital to expand, or fear that your credit score has been compromised by identity theft, the topic of credit is a media constant. Type in to any internet search engine and the term “credit score” and it yields over 45 million hits.
Most all of the media hype about credit scores is helping people maintain and improve their credit ratings. Those annoying commercials by… Continue
Added by Carl Greenberg on December 29, 2009 at 1:00pm —
My Look Ahead For 2010: Quit Bitching About The Economy And Do Something
29th December 2009
written by Margo Rose
I just got off the phone with Steve Levy, and he said something that really stood out, “The Best Way to Predict The Future Is To Invent It.” When he said this to me, it swept the cobwebs out of my head like a vacuum and made me realize: If you don’t like the current economic temperature-quit kvetching an do something about it.
Yes 2009 sucked… Continue
Added by Margo Rose on December 29, 2009 at 4:45pm —
I posted and then took down a very personal blog last week. It took 24 hours for me to decide the information was just too personal to share on such a public forum. I re-read it a few times before I made the decision. Besides making me uncomfortable, I realized it had no point.
Then I received a succession of Tweets from someone who read it and told me it inspired her. She is trying to do the “impossible” right now and my post helped her believe that it was possible. In the spirit of… Continue
Added by Fran Hogan on December 28, 2009 at 11:09am —
11 years of recruiting for top companies has been an interesting place to grow a a solid base of knowledge. One thing that constantly amazes me is how few are true innovators and how many share a pack mentality. When setting up your recruitment program it is imperative it be multifaceted and tailored for the needs of YOUR organization. I am going to make some suggestions but hope to draw out some best practices that are working. One thing I can say is to be organizationally aware and honest… Continue
Added by Patti Yaritz on December 28, 2009 at 5:29pm —
There's something said for tradition. I'm sitting here late Christmas day 2009 pondering the day that was, and honestly, it was pretty special. My kids, my wife, my parents and my sister really rocked for me. Seeing the day through my kids eye's is just amazing, the wonder, the joy and the excitement, just give me goose bumps, even now thinking back on it. Photo's… Continue
Added by Dan Nuroo on December 25, 2009 at 7:40am —
Congratulations to Sodexo on winning the 2009 Workforce Optimas Award for Vision
The company was able to improve hiring speed and quality even as it cut its annual recruiting advertising budget in North America by $300,000. The effort also has corresponded with better business outcomes. Customer… Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on December 24, 2009 at 8:45am —
If you had a job this year you weren’t so lucky after all. If you did NOT have a job you probably played tennis, golf and did a lot of blogging, tweeting and other fun social stuff.
So here is the deal. For those of us that had to work like 80 hours a week, were little pissed. Sure we read your corny blogs and follow your tweets about looking for a job.
But now you’re back in the office, just like an eager Beaver, and wanting to take it all on.… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on December 24, 2009 at 5:00am —
As 2009 gasps and wheezes its way to the finish line, all eyes and hopes are on 2010 and the fortunes the coming year may bring. Or not, as the case may be. If you listen to many commentators out there, both within the recruitment industry and outside it, you will hear much talk of recovery; lots of tweeting of potential upsides.
Me? I'm not so sure. And here's why.
For those not around during the last proper recession in the 90's you need to take a close look at what… Continue
Added by Gareth Jones on December 22, 2009 at 2:34pm —
I had a long talk with a group of job seekers recently about how long they have been searching, how they are coping with the challenges they are facing and how they feel about their prospects. It was actually a much more broad discussion than that, but I think those areas sum up a lot of it.
The length of time ranged from 2 months to almost 18 months; and more than one person was at the higher end of that spectrum. To some in the group hearing how long others had been out of work was… Continue
Added by Randy Levinson on December 22, 2009 at 5:30pm —