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Make the Most of Daunting Deadlines

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make when they fly by." – Douglas Adams

April 15th is fast approaching.  It's tax season.  I think we’re all familiar with deadlines.  Some people live by deadlines while others loathe them.  As a job seeker or career professional,…


Added by Kirk Baumann on April 7, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments

Instant Gratification-Apply on-line & Value Meal

You are in your car, reading the menu, in the drive-thru lane at McDonald's.

Then a voice appears-May I take you order please?

With confidence and without a hesitation you reply -I’ll have a number 5.

The voice says-proceed to the next window please!

You pay the 5 bucks at the first window and proceed to the next window

And… there it is, in a neat package-the value meal that you just ordered.  And that makes you very happy!




Added by Ken Forrester on April 7, 2011 at 11:27am — 4 Comments

To make a long story short...

It is natural for a job seeker to be nervous in an interview.  We are at our most vulnerable when something is at stake personally (getting or not getting the job).  A key mistake made by many candidates is saying TOO MUCH when being concise would be better.  Candidates are good at starting stories and continuing stories, but not always so good at wrapping up stories and making a point.

A good business story told in an interview is like any good story:  It holds the listener’s…


Added by Mark Bregman on April 7, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Winning Gold & Silver (if Carl Lewis was a recruiter)

1988, Seoul Olympics after the 200 m, Carl Lewis famously told reporters, “I did not win Silver, I lost Gold”. A powerful statement indeed, coming from someone who has won 10 Olympic medals including 9 Gold in his career.

Now, if Carl Lewis was a recruiter, I bet he might have said the same thing because there’s no silver medal, your candidate either lands the job or not. Or maybe there is room for a silver medal………….

2009/10 had perm recruiters bruised and battle… Continue

Added by Alban on April 7, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Top 25 Jobs – The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Total volume added in the past 60 days and the percentage increase compared to the same period last year.

Data: WANTED Analytics | Analysis: StaffingU…


Added by Scott Wintrip on April 6, 2011 at 9:22am — 1 Comment

Do you even know what BURNOUT looks like??


There are 8,766 hours in a year, and out of those hours the average Recruiting Professional spends about 520 hours commuting, 3,120 working a desk, and, if they are lucky, 2,190 hours sleeping.  Add all of these hours up and you have 2,936 to take care of your family, friends and yourself.  Is this unusual?…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on April 6, 2011 at 9:19am — 1 Comment

How does one work with a client who insists on a "trial period"?

I have been recruiting for 25+ years and just came across a new issue.  If anyone has suggestions, I would really appreciate the help.


I am dealing with the American subsidiary of an Asian company.  They are looking to hire a COO.  The compensation is about $300k, so it is pretty senior.  Now that they have started interviewing candidates, they are telling the candidates that they have a policy of a 90 day trial period.  This is, of course, a turn-off to all the people I have…


Added by Paul S. Gumbinner on April 5, 2011 at 2:30pm — 20 Comments

Let's Go Down Together

One of my very favorite songs is called Down Together by the Refreshments. The refrain includes the lyrics, "Cars break down and people break down and other things break down too so let's go...down together".


I had the chance to have dinner with…


Added by Jonathan D. Davis on April 5, 2011 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Stuck in the Middle With Two

I recently read this very interesting post (via twitter) about an age old issue that continues to pop its awkward head above the parapet in the world of recruitment.  The double submission - when two agencies submit the same candidate to the same job vacancy (and the subsequent squabbling over ownership that inevitably ensues).



Added by Ben on April 5, 2011 at 11:03am — 4 Comments

Rule #1 in CV Design


"Hey you... Yeah you... the tall, balding guy who's getting a bit tubby around the midriff. Whats the best way to lay out my CV?"  I get asked this question a lot by friends and colleagues.  Over the years I've seen many designs and layouts from competency to chronologically career based with everything either side and in between thrown in for good…


Added by Ben on April 5, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

I am Recruiting, and I do not suck.

Each day it seems another pundit, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, conference speaker, or HR consultant takes the time and effort to publicly tell me I suck. In the last several months I’ve been bombarded with blog posts, mini movie trailers, Tweets, and various social media messages sounding the alarm as to how the entire function and profession of recruiting is broken and screwed up in the U.S. and the world…

Added by Frank Zupan on April 4, 2011 at 8:59pm — 33 Comments

Moving to Australia …. A True Story


Two years ago a Brazilian lady, aged 28 spent thousands of dollars getting the right visa to come to Australia to work and live. This girl had a bachelor degree in engineering and three years of work experience in her field. She was extremely driven and extremely intelligent and although her English was not 100% fluent it was certainly good enough to get by.

Having arrived in…


Added by Gavin Redelman on April 2, 2011 at 3:56am — 8 Comments

The Profession I Love: Staffing/Recruitment/HR and The Success Principles

It was a year ago when I sat in a conference where I met the legendary Jack Canfield, CEO and Founder of the "Chicken Soup For the Soul" Franchise and Books, and author of many books including "The Success Principles - How you Get From Where You Are to Where You Want To Be".  On that day, I shook hands with Mr. Canfield and got to receive an autograph from this giant among men in my copy of his book, which I received for free as a part of this conference, the best part - I was among fellow…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on April 3, 2011 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Impatience is a Virtue

William Langland, a 14th century author, is credited with first writing that “patience is a virtue.” Clearly, he was not referring to successful salespeople.

I know that throughout my career much of my success has been a result of my impatience. I want what I want, when I want it. People, especially buyers, have never done things as fast as I’d like them to. While impatience can be obnoxious, channeled in the right direction, it is often a trait found in most, if not all, big… Continue

Added by Scott Wintrip on April 4, 2011 at 10:46am — 1 Comment

For those like me........ready to unplug.....


This is the event you've been waiting for!


Tired of going to a conference, having a beer and finding your picture slapped up on Facebook before you can get the bartender's attention for #2?


Amazed when you find yourself in some sort of important discussion only to find half the…


Added by Jerry Albright on April 1, 2011 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Recruiters ~ How many hours do you work a week?

Just a quick question...

I coach a number of Recruiting Professionals and I am seeing a large swing in the amount of hours these Recruiters are work to be productive. I am curious to know....

On average how many hours do you work a week?
What are your most productive days and times during that week?
What is your least favorite day and time of the week and why?

Thanks for the insight!!!

Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on April 1, 2011 at 7:14am — 23 Comments

Top Ten Job Boards

This list, of our Top Ten Job Boards, is just for general job boards (not specialised ones) and is based on feedback we have heard, people we have worked with, awards we have noticed and pretty websites we've been entranced by.

It's not quite like the list of Top Ten little-known facts about your feet, which is strangely fascinating, but for people in the recruitment business, job boards are fairly influential.

So, (alphabetically), here we go:

Career Builder -… Continue

Added by Emily Stevenson on April 4, 2011 at 5:49am — No Comments

Are You In It To Win It?

I was flipping through the channels one evening and happened upon NBC’s game show, Minute to Win ItGuy Fieri is the host – you may know him from Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins &… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on March 30, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Women & perception: the ugly truth

First impression thoughts and opinions are an unsightly reality of the society we live in.  I’m writing this post because I believe it’s relevant for women to remain continually aware of how much they can and cannot control.

I follow a fun blog called …


Added by Kimberly Roden on March 30, 2011 at 8:56pm — 37 Comments

The Importance of Candidate Experience - part 1

In the current climate, you can understand that many people are currently unemployed. These people vary from fresh new graduates, to laid off experienced professionals, to potential go getters from school. However, having more potential future employees around doesn’t change the fact that companies still want the best candidates.

In this day and age of the rising influence of social media and online recruitment, it is understandable that these people’s application process of choice is…


Added by Emily Stevenson on March 31, 2011 at 7:03am — 5 Comments

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