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When In Doubt...Just be Yourself!!!

In this day and age where every little look means something, and every little phrase or #tweet means something else, where do we draw the line? At work, we are expected to achieve certain goals and carry a certain aura around us, In our personal life we spend an equal amount of time (or more) trying to distance ourselves from our work persona to lead a relatively happy home life. My question is this….What would happen if we just chose to put forth one (1) image and let the chips fall where…


Added by Daniel J Smith on April 26, 2011 at 10:00am — 14 Comments

Twitter as a Recruiting Tool

I’m a big advocate of staffing technology (of course!), but I also promote using social media in recruiting and staffing. After all, recruiters and staffing professionals need to go where candidates are, and candidates are on the web, checking their email, Facebook accounts, LinkedIn connections, and Twitter feeds.

In this post, I’ll focus exclusively on Twitter and 6…


Added by Tim Giehll on April 19, 2011 at 1:00pm — 15 Comments

Blind Men and the Elephant

Last week I posted a blog (Acknowledging the Elephant in the Room) that received a great many well thought out and passionate comments. It is the goal of any blogger to draw attention to some topic that is…


Added by Nick Tubach on April 19, 2011 at 2:04pm — 4 Comments

Guidelines vs. Recipe for a Talent Community Redux

Editor’s note:  Every have a bad writing day?  I think v1 of this post fell into that category.  This is a revised and expanded version of previous post. 


How do you build a talent community? Is there a step by step method of creating and building a community? Today, I answer those questions differently.


In the past, I described the approach to building community as a recipe.…


Added by Marvin Smith on April 19, 2011 at 6:17pm — No Comments

The Importance of Candidate Experience-part 4: Application Forms

When a candidate applies for a job, the main part of the experience is the application form itself. And yet, even though everything else is just extras around it, this is the part that some companies fall down on!

The most important thing with regards to candidate experience from an application form is usability.

Is the form: difficult to read? Badly set out? Very long?

If your form is in an unusual font, a very bright/faded colour or is in a similar colour to the…


Added by Emily Stevenson on April 20, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Competitor Insight – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Here’s the latest update of the candidates your competition is currently seeking.

Our data comes from 16,046 staffing firms and recruiters, from which, we’ve listed the top 25 titles being sought and the number of new jobs for each in the past 90 days. In addition, we’ve included the increase or decrease in demand compared to the same 90-day period last year.

Data: WANTED Analytics |…


Added by Scott Wintrip on April 20, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

Is Your Gatekeeper Holding the Keys To Your Office or Your Kingdom?

"This is great, but we should have started six months ago.”

That statement was said to me by the CEO of a not insignificant Melbourne manufacturing company last week. Mindset has just commenced a large organisational transformation project with them that will see significant cultural and personnel change over the next 12 months. The company has been losing market share and profit dramatically so the CEO is perched precariously on a burning platform.

Let’s analyse his… Continue

Added by Aaron Dodd on April 18, 2011 at 8:23pm — 12 Comments

Which question(s) do you think other recruiters should ask more often?

Early on in my career as a recruiter, after the initial call with any candidate, I'd always wonder whether I had learned enough and asked the right questions. I still don't like to think that I know everything.  I'd like to hear what questions recruiters here think other recruiters should be asking more often or even at all.


I haven't been visiting RB as regularly as I'd like to, so if this has been asked and answered before, feel free to move on. :)



Added by Ambrish Kochikar on April 18, 2011 at 11:33pm — No Comments

A job board megamix – Job Board Doctor’s greatest hits

There have been a lot of blog posts here over the years – 120, to be exact. Some faded quickly, and some didn’t. So I thought it might be useful to have a roundup of what I consider to be the most interesting and useful (if not always successful) posts. Hope you like them!


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 19, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments

So you or your candidate needs a job And is frustrated!

Does this title resonate with you?  If so, it’s probably because you’re either looking for a job or recently spoke to a candidate that is really frustrated by how long they’ve been looking.  In either case, it makes complete sense for someone who has been out of work for a while to be feeling frustrated, angry, hopeless or depressed. 


Let’s start with a candidate scenario. While trying to find the perfect candidate, you come across a beautiful resume. You get the person on…


Added by David Jacks on April 15, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

The Recruiters the Movie – How would you write the Script?

With all of the straight and narrow, by the book, out of the box, sane and insane, crazy and not so crazy personalities that make up the $500 Billion dollar Global Recruitment Industry we call home – I thought where is our…


Added by Paul Alfred on April 16, 2011 at 1:07pm — 16 Comments

Sourcer or Recruiter…What Am I?

This week I took part in a #Radchat on Recruiting and some of the issues in the profession moving forward. There was alot of talk about mystique, “magic”, Smoke and Mirrors, and how its an issue to find the line where Sourcing stops and Recruiting begins. Now I know I’m still fairly new in this circle, and I will be the first to admit I don’t have the answers, but I do have some sure-fire ways to get them and be successful.

1. Ask Questions and lots of them, you will never know…


Added by Daniel J Smith on April 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

That horrendous 4 letter word

The other day, a consultant set aside everything she was working on because a client dared to use a 4 letter word on her. She even had the audacity to tell me “This is the best thing to happen on my desk today”

The 4 letter word being ‘asap’ (well it’s not really a ‘word’ in the true sense but you get my point)

So what exactly is asap?

A quick Wikipedia search came up with a hard rock band, a television series in the Philippines and even a Canadian aircraft… Continue

Added by Alban on April 18, 2011 at 2:21am — 4 Comments

Employment Screening and Sealed or Expunged Criminal Records

When conducting county criminal background checks for employment screening purposes, be aware that you, the employer, are hnot suppose3d to consider sealed or expunged records.   This would seem simple t first, as sealed or expunged records should not be returned to you.  

But, like with many things, it is not always as clear cut as it first appears.Sometimes when conducting background checks for clients we will find that records show that a record has been sealed.  Or there is a…


Added by Gordon Basichis on April 18, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Branding and Tracking your Twitter Sourcing via Bit.ly

Yesterday I was helping my teammate and all around good guy @pds436 rock some Twitter sourcing for some Project Manager jobs using Follower Wonk (Props to Katharine Robinson for sharing Follower Wonk during an epic presentation at Sourcecon in… Continue

Added by Drew Koloski on April 14, 2011 at 8:34am — 5 Comments

Give me your 2 cents - or 25, if you want - I need your help!

I'm conducting a survey on how recruiters (and job seekers) use online recruiting tools - and I would love it if you could help! It will take about 3-4 minutes of your time - and I will send you the results if you like.


So how about it? To participate, click here:  Online Recruiting Survey




Jeff Dickey-Chasins

Job Board Doctor

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 15, 2011 at 10:04am — 4 Comments

It's Friday...Lessons learned from Rebecca Black

WARNING!  You many never look at Friday the same...EVER...you've been warned!  If Happy Hour on Friday, dining at Fridays or anything with the word "Friday" is enjoyable for you, skip this blog entirely and by all means...don't watch the video marked Friday, especially if it's difficult to get a song out of your head!
In my last blog, lessons learned from Charlie Sheen (the premise being...be…

Added by Christopher Poreda on April 15, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Importance of Candidate Experience -part 3: Emails

There is nothing more frustrating for a candidate then taking the time to fill out an application form, submitting it and then hearing nothing. How long do they wait for before assuming they haven’t been successful then start the application process all over again somewhere else?

A variation of this is when a screen comes up once you’ve applied, telling you that due to the high number of applicants, they will only contact you if you’ve been successful.

Looking around, it’s…


Added by Emily Stevenson on April 14, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

Need to get out of the office for an interview? We'll show you how...

In my years of headhunting top talent I’ve helped candidates come up with Quirky Sneaky, Desperate, Slightly Kooky, Yet Effective Ways to leave the office, (in the middle of the day) - especially for demanding executives that need to meet them asap. Here are 10 of my favorites...


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Added by Amos on April 14, 2011 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Remember it is not personal!!!

Remember it is not personal!!!

I am taking time out form my series on “staffing function” to address those in need.

Times are strange right now. People are losing their jobs for the strangest reasons. You must always remember that in most cases it is not personal. In most cases it is not personal, it is business. That is not to say sometimes it is never personal, politics make for strange bedfellows, I have been victim of that myself more than once.…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 14, 2011 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

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