Check it out and let me… Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on March 28, 2010 at 5:01pm —
It's funny the way life works sometimes. For years I was a bartender at a very popular local bar, and I was damn good at it too! My customer base was very large, I was making a lot of money, and I loved my job! What more could I ask for?? Life was really good! It was during my tenth year at this particular bar that I heard the terrible news, the bar was just sold to an individual who had no intentions in keeping it open. My "perfect world" had just crumbled in a matter of seconds. I was… Continue
Added by Matthew Hakaim on March 16, 2010 at 2:24pm —
Highly influential Boards such as those at GE and Google have always kept talent development in mind when looking at long-term strategy. The Boards of these companies have relevant expertise, but most importantly they have access to several key line managers (the succession pipeline) who provide the raw data needed to construct a long-term strategy. HireLabs study of a recent McKinsey survey has revealed a few very interesting facts about how more and more Boards are actively… Continue
Added by Saleem Qureshi on March 11, 2010 at 6:50am —
The cliché “Hiring the right person for the right job” continues to be loosely used by the HR industry. In order for HR to recruit “mister/miss right”, HR would need to put emphasis of conducting a job analysis, which will help HR in understanding the current and future situations that impact the position. Unfortunately, this seldom happens.
Once HR understands the situations that surround a position, they will be able to reduce the risk… Continue
Added by Saleem Qureshi on March 4, 2010 at 4:30am —
If you are a recruiter in San Francisco, then the only way that you
can still afford to pay $3 a gallon these days to fill up your gas tank, is if you start increasing your placement rate. That’s easier said than done, because you have a growing talent pool (the unfortunately unemployed), and a slow-recovering job market, where other recruiters are fighting to fill the same position. At a time like this some recruiters become extremely creative, which helps them stand… Continue
Added by Saleem Qureshi on February 22, 2010 at 1:30am —
You've heard of tough love right? This is the kind of love that family members dispense to love one’s who either don't listen or refuse to follow the advice of their elders. Well, in response to all of the corporate generated schmaltz and fake romance from this previous Valentine weekend, I am inspired to dispense my own version of tough love. What is the object of my affection? Well.... writing resumes or, to be more specific, the people that use a resume to get IT positions in the DFW area -… Continue
Added by Kevin Womack on February 15, 2010 at 10:53am —
I was having lunch with my good friend, and former business partner, Rex Kurzius* the other day. During lunch, he informed me that he is only looking to hire people from USC. I let the statement pass for a few moments because Rex has a tendency to throw out statements for shock value and sometimes it’s best to let it go; however, this time I had to ask him why he would only hire people from the University of Southern California. As it turns out he wasn’t referring to the University of… Continue
Added by Kevin Womack on February 8, 2010 at 11:21am —
Are you currently an IT staffing vendor working through a VMS? What kind of results do you get? Have you measured your return on time? Do you feel like you “sling resumes” up against the wall and see if they stick like your homemade spaghetti?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you’re probably following the VMS process as it was laid out by procurement. You’ve heard it all before right? “Don’t contact the managers directly”, “Only submit resumes through the VMS… Continue
Added by Kevin Womack on February 2, 2010 at 3:29pm —
As I was watching the final play of the Saints/Vikings NFC Championship game last week (and, coincidentally, procrastinating on writing this article), I thought about all of the preparation and moments that must have led to the Saints being in position to win the game on one final play.
If you are an IT Job Seeker, hopefully you realize that you are in a competition and, let me tell you, there is no competition as fierce as getting a job through a VMS. For the uninitiated, VMS is an… Continue
Added by Kevin Womack on February 2, 2010 at 3:27pm —
Stop me if you’ve heard these statements from Corporate or Agency Staffing Professionals “I never use job boards”, “We only use direct sourcing to find the best candidates”, “We post our jobs and select the best candidates” or maybe you’ve heard candidates tell you “I only work with one recruiter” or “I don’t post my resume”.
While I can respect someone for taking a stance for what they believe, I can’t stand by and let Recruiters and Candidates continue to make a HUGE mistake. I can… Continue
Added by Kevin Womack on February 2, 2010 at 2:41pm —
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 —
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 —
Loyalty is not what it used to be… and it shouldn’t be.
By Jose Ruiz
Translated from articule published in CNNExpansion.com on Dec. 6, 2009
A few weeks ago my grandfather, who was a top ranking executive in the banking industry back in the 80’s, asked me what I thought about the perceived lack of loyalty in today’s employees. He was surprised to see that now, the average time an employee spends working for… Continue
Added by Jose J. Ruiz on December 18, 2009 at 12:30am —
You may well be aware of the HR Carnival
either as a contributor or reader. The last edition was published by @MikeVanDervort on his excellent blog Human Racehorses
I’ve always been a fan of the Vlog. That’s a video blog if you need a translation. I feel this gives you a truer feeling for the person behind the blog and for a blogger it can be a quick… Continue
Added by Bill Boorman on December 12, 2009 at 2:41pm —
I wrote and posted this blog some weeks ago and got a lot of feedback. But that feedback got me thinking about the whole topic and after 10 years in a Uk HR Comms agency and 6 years building job board business I felt a wder debate woud be interesting.
So tomorrow at 12.30 GMT at www.jobsiteadvisor.com
I will stream a panel debate on the topic is Employer Branding still Relevant in 2009. The panel includes leading EB practitioners; Sue… Continue
Added by Keith Robinson on November 24, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I might piss off a lot of Recruiters here, but who cares.
Recruiters can’t be trusted. Right up there with Car Salesmen and boiler room Stock Brokers, we are some of the slickest back hand dealing corporate raiders in all the land.
We are the group of scoundrels at every convention trying to collect candidates.
We are the ones standing at the elevator handing out business cards.
We are the ones writing blogs on how to circumvent gate… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on November 19, 2009 at 7:30am —
I’m often asked how important a cover letter is when submitting a resume for a position, or if one is even necessary at all. My answer is: “It depends.”
Who is receiving your resume? If it’s being sent to a recruiter, or you are applying to an online system, you can be virtually guaranteed that a cover letter would not be even looked at, much less read. The volume of resumes that go through a normal recruiting process makes it all but… Continue
Added by Harry Urschel on November 4, 2009 at 11:17am —
One of the most difficult, yet most valuable discoveries one can make on a job search is figuring out how to apply their transferable skills to a new opportunity. This particular ability is especially helpful for people wanting to make a career change or those looking to enter the job market for the first time.
A transferable skill is any ability--whether it is a natural talent or acquired skill nurtured through employment, schooling, etc.--that can be used in multiple… Continue
Added by Pedro S. Silva II on October 5, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I'm looking for referrals to successful recruiters specializing in placing executives (VP level) within the real estate sector. Ideally, placing in the NC metro area. Thanks!
Added by Jamie Schwartz on August 17, 2009 at 12:44pm —
It's time for another star studded recruiter get-together on Twitter! That's right recruitwiterati, #TalentNet, the hashtag event that burned up the Twittersphere last month, (trending right at the top with American Idol) is back for another go-round this Wednesday night, May 27th, from 8pm to 10pm Central time (and the last Wednesday of each month, for the foreseeable future, at that time).
Added by Craig Fisher on May 27, 2009 at 9:38am —