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Social media, recruiting, and job boards: which way are we going?

If you follow my Twitter stream, you no doubt noticed I spent last week at #truManchester. It was a great experience – I listened to many recruiters and HR pros talk about how they use social media in their recruiting (or hope to), and what they think about job boards. (I also learned that the British have switches on their power outlets, are extremely hospitable, and don’t open their pubs until noon).



A few observations:

  • Company attempts to outlaw or…
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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 14, 2010 at 9:25am — No Comments

They are just not that into you

I had coffee last week with a candidate who was really frustrated because he had applied for lots of positions and not been contacted.



I asked him to tell me about one of them. “Well, it was a mechanical engineering position in a manufacturing company.”



“What were they looking for?” I asked.



“An engineering degree and 5 years of design experience in a plastics manufacturing environment. It was perfect for me. It’s exactly the kind of company I want to work for.… Continue

Added by Laura Machan on September 13, 2010 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Take this job and shove it!



The job market has been brutal for a while now. Unfortunately, layoffs, downsizings and closings have all been a major part of today’s society. The unemployed have taken jobs they are over qualified for just to make ends meet. It’s been a trying couple of years. We’ve all been affected in one way or another.



Not surprisingly, recent studies show, the employed are…

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Added by Shannon Russo on September 9, 2010 at 11:49am — No Comments

"What does the recruitment industry compete on?"







Recently I was asked "What do you think are the key factors that the recruitment industry competes on?"





My Answer:





You have to think about what you are competing for. Are agencies and…

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Added by Gary Franklin on September 10, 2010 at 4:30pm — 11 Comments

PLAN PLAN PLAN

How many of us think we plan for success. I want you all to try to do something for the next 5 days. I assure you it will help you be more productive and make more money.....

At 430 PM eveyday. Take 20 minuets and write down 25 people or client you need to call the next day. And call them,. Do this every day and tell me how you did at the end of 5 days.

Added by C. B. Stalling!! on September 12, 2010 at 10:29pm — 3 Comments

The bottom line - does it work?

" did the technique work? - then it was the right technique".



These words of wisdom came from my martial arts instructor..The point being it is fruitless to worry about adhering to a particular "way", when the goal is survival.



What does this have to do with recruiting you ask? Well, ones recruiting methodology most likely mirrors that of the people who taught you to recruit, and much like habits, methodologies have a direct impact on ones success,



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Added by Thomas Patrick Chuna on August 6, 2009 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

The Changing Role Of The Corporate Recruiter

This weekend in the Globe and Mail on the front of the business section was a small article about the stubborn U.S. jobless rate. If you noticed the article, you would have viewed it as an indicator of the first signs that we are moving out of the “Information Age” and into the “Knowledge Economy”. This could be causing that ever talked about talent shortage we as recruiters have been preaching about for years. Raghuram Rajan (a professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on September 7, 2010 at 3:31pm — 4 Comments

The Candidate's Experience: Is it just Smoke and Mirrors?



I'm planning to be at RecruitFest in Boston on the day before it opens (I'm taking Amtrak up from NJ). So, Wednesday night (perhaps at a wine bar) and, again Thursday during the day I'll be looking for a lively discussion on the pros and cons of the Candidate Experience. I might bring a poster like the one above. Then again, maybe not.…



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Added by Gerry Crispin on September 9, 2010 at 11:30am — 26 Comments

Be the needle in the haystack...

A few days ago, I told my husband the story of my brother and his unique approach to interviewing and finding a job. With perseverance, creativity, preparation and bit of luck, he landed the opportunity of a lifetime!

Like so many other people adversely affected by the staggering economy, he was laid off several months ago resulting from a reduction in force. Adding insult to injury, the layoff occurred two weeks before Christmas, and the family’s holiday cheer evaporated…

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Added by Laurie Gentile on September 8, 2010 at 2:54pm — 5 Comments

Are You A Top Performing Recruiter?

Here is a list of five habits that I have witnessed in Top Performing Recruiters:



1. Top Recruiters spend more time asking questions and listening than they do talking.



2. Top Recruiters probe deeper for more information, rather than jumping to conclusions.



3. Top Recruiters know how to sell by turning their candidates into solutions that will solve their hiring managers’ problems.



4. Top Recruiters have positive attitudes, care about people, and… Continue

Added by Craig Silverman on September 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Battle of Wits: Preparing for An Interview ( Movie Quote Monday)

In our next installment of Movie Quote Monday ( I know it is Tuesday) we pull our inspiration from another movie cult classic - Princess Bride.



You’ve done the resume, connected through some networking, submitted the application, made it through the phone screening, through the security scan and are finally in the interview!…





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Added by Kathleen Smith on September 7, 2010 at 10:08am — 5 Comments

Plan your day or plan to waste it...

It's a few minutes to midnight and I find myself suddenly stricken with a sense of dread. I haven't done my daily plan for tomorrow! We've all heard the old industry axiom of planning your next day before you leave your desk each evening. The fact is, it's so important (for me at least). It never fails. If I don't plan my day, I still manage to get a few things done, but it's never even close to what I achieve when I take the time to create a plan. With all of the opportunities to get side… Continue

Added by Kevin Vaughn on September 7, 2010 at 3:20am — 1 Comment

20 tricky interview questions...and how NOT to answer them!

There are few things more daunting than attending a job interview. That's why it's good to prepare by considering some of the questions you might be asked. Just make sure you don't end up giving any of these answers....



Interviewer: What is your greatest accomplishment?

Interviewee: Finishing Phantom Mutant Death Fighter 3 for PC - and in work time too! Have you played it?



Interviewer: Could you sell me this pen?

Interviewee (shouting): Get your pens, only… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on January 13, 2010 at 5:00am — 12 Comments

9 Top Online Resume Resources

I keep everything online from my music to my bills and everything in between. I have practically my life online. Including my resume. I recently asked a candidate if they had a link to their online resume…allI got was silence. No stuttering, no excuses –just silence. My guess is they didn’t know there could be such a…

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Added by Shannon Russo on September 3, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

What Kind of Recruiter Are You When Nobody's Looking?

My presentation from the recent Talent Net Live Social Media Recruiting Conference is attached (btw, the conference was incredible and standing-room only). Big thanks to Fishdogs for pulling off the best conference I've been too in a long…

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Added by Dennis Smith on September 2, 2010 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Representing the Client’s Brand: Make Employer Branding Your Priority

It looks like the economy is starting to get a pulse again, making employer branding a top priority. Whether the marketplace is raging hot (think 2007) or on life support (think the last 2 years), employer branding is extremely important. How people are treated in the recruitment process should never be underestimated.

First impressions are lasting and word…
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Added by Karen Russo on September 2, 2010 at 11:44am — 4 Comments

10 ways the world of recruitment is changing – right now!

Last week I was honoured to present a keynote address to the RCSA National Conference in Hobart.



All subscribers to ‘The Savage Truth’, will receive the digital version of my presentation over the next few days (subscribe here to ensure you receive…

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Added by Greg Savage on September 2, 2010 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

Passion...... you gotta love it

Hi, my name's Dan, and I'm quickly becoming an addict for certain varieties of Reality TV shows. No, not the grab the spotlight, Big brother wankfests of the worlds. But the talent show ones. Maybe I'm getting softer as I'm getting older, but how can you watch people hunting and catching their dreams, their passions and not be moved by it.



Sure there is the "look at me, look at me" contestants who just want their heads on TV, and yes, everyone in line will say that, that particular… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on September 2, 2010 at 10:47am — 2 Comments

Do you go into a grocery store to buy a car?

...when you're in a pharmacy, do you have a sudden urge to purchase a shovel? No, of course you don't. But hang on a minute, there's a method to what seem a couple of mad and random questions, and it's this...



Everywhere you look these days there is always someone who is happy to preach about how social recruiting is where it's at. Encourage people to be fans on Facebook they say. Establish an online community for your company where everyone… Continue

Added by Alasdair Murray on September 1, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Keep the Performance Review, Trash the Bad Manager

For years there have been arguments for and against the performance review. There are many who diss the process, wanting to get rid of the actual review itself. There are others who feel it is a bedrock of information for both employee development, self checks, collecting historical data on the employee and as a way to evaluate the way a manager simply manages.



The performance review can be bad but it can also be great.

Idiots lay blame solely on a tool

if you… Continue

Added by Benjamin McCall on September 1, 2010 at 12:40am — 1 Comment

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