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Some Things are Worth Repeating

A coworker of mine absolutely detests the phrase, "Recruiting is a lot like dating." She says it's cliche and trite; and she is right. The problem, though, with cliches and all things trite, is that they are true. 

Why is bears repeating that Recruiting is a lot like Dating:

  1. There is the obvious "courting" that occurs in both dating and recruiting, with recruiters often serving the role of "Match Maker" between candidates and companies
  2. Dating and…
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Added by Katie Bauer on October 29, 2012 at 2:33pm — 6 Comments

5 Easy vocal tips to get your message across: "IT'S NOT WHAT YOU SAY, IT'S HOW YOU SAY IT!"

The speech messages you deliver in words are accompanied by vocal messages. The manner in which the words are spoken often makes the message clear and understandable. The vocal tones which accompany words may affect the acceptance the listener has of the message.

For example, because your voice is an audible representation of your physical and emotional state, the vocal tones may reinforce positively the words you speak. Or the tone may send a conflicting, negative, message. Think of…

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Added by Cora Mae Lengeman on December 30, 2011 at 5:14pm — 10 Comments

First Round Interview? No, First Round Impressions

Preface: This post is written less as my opinion and more as a culmination of all the feedback (use cases) some four thousand high-end technology professionals have given me over the past three plus years.

We are in one of the tightest, if not the tightest candidate markets since, well…forever. More open positions than qualified candidates and new companies sprouting up every day (like the dot com). That said, the technical community has maintained a very high bar…

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Added by Erin Wilson on August 12, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Stop Job Search Failure Before it Starts

Experiencing failure can be one of the most difficult parts of a job search for candidates and recruiters alike.  For candidates, finding out that you were turned away from a job because you do not fit the job description or company culture can be very discouraging.  For recruiters, whose job it is to find the right match between candidates and hiring companies, failure can be also be extremely disappointing when all of your hard work results in letting your client and candidate…

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Added by Caitlin Wells on July 12, 2011 at 7:25pm — 2 Comments

Save your resume from the shredder

New web application, Resunate, applies cutting edge technology to your resume

The world of job applications is changing, faster than most job seekers realize. With increased access to online job boards and career sites, the average number of applicants per job opening in the U.S. now hovers around 200. As a result, employers are spending less and less time reviewing resumes. This means job seekers must become more strategic in how they present…

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Added by Mona Abdel-Halim on April 12, 2011 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Fools' Gold: Your Salary Or Your Career

Have you ever heard the phrase “Life is just one damn thing after another”? Whether you take on career jobs, or simple jobs for the sake of making money, that is all there is to it. What is different is the utility for someone who takes on jobs as they are building their career versus someone…

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Added by Thabo on December 29, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Five Ways to Boost Your Career at a Trade Show

Woe for those who rely on job boards and advertisements to advance their careers. The cold truth is that most job vacancies are filled by word-of-mouth referrals and established relationships.

If you are ready to cultivate job opportunities rather than idly wait for them, take a look at trade shows. You will have to be on your game in this high-energy arena. Whether you’re actively looking for change or just flirting with the idea, these tips will help you attract the attention and earn…

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Added by Roy Notowitz on August 22, 2010 at 10:56pm — No Comments

The Way Things Are

From the film Babe:



The scene: Christmas day on the farm. The pig, the cow, hens, and Ferdinand the duck crowd by the kitchen window, craning their necks to see which unfortunate one of their kind has been chosen to become the

main course at dinner. On the plate is Roseanna the duck…

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Added by Nick Tubach on July 14, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What happens in Vegas...

I’m 40 years old. Female. A Scorpio. 5’ 4.5” (yes, I included the ½ inch) and weigh 116 pounds. No, this is not a personal advertisement. I love a dog’s soft tender underbelly, extra dark chocolate, cherry red scarves, stick shift convertibles, sauvignon blanc on the beach, and Don Julio 1942 for a really good time. I donate to animal shelters, the Alzheimer’s Association and the…

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Added by Amy Renz on May 10, 2010 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Culture with a little C; don’t let it undermine your business

Probably the most common definition of an organization's culture is "the way we do things around here." If you're an executive describing your culture, you're most likely referring to your mission, vision and values; and your core beliefs and what they represent. Something like: "We have a culture of accountability, high quality customer service, respect for employees and a commitment to community service." And you, yourself, may exhibit and experience all of these characteristics. But what…

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Added by Kathleen Quinn Votaw on March 28, 2010 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Downtrodden and defeatist attitudes need not apply

Being on the corporate side of the recruiting world I regularly field calls from agency and independent recruiters looking for business. There is nothing wrong with this, and I actually enjoy many of the conversations I've had with these recruiters and salespeople. Many of them are quite personable and have begun to cement a pretty good relationship regardless of the number of jobs I can have them work on.



Earlier today I got a call from one such person, but rather than feeling good… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on April 9, 2009 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Everyday Business

With over 200 graduates through my Global Mentor Program you can understand that I am witness to commonalities in shortcomings, regularities in obstacles confronted, and similarities in approaches done poorly. Many of the mentoring delegates in the very beginning of their six months working with me, ask the same single question (although the wording may vary, the intent is exact):



"Where should I start to improve… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on February 2, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Customer Focus

Let's get straight to the point: Action is the only precursor to success!



So, here is a pithy way for you to get focus on your customer - and thereby be focussed on improving your business.



Take a leaf out of the book from Marriott: Imagine there is no desk. That's right, imagine, you no longer have a desk. What do you do? Well, how about understanding that in nearly all businesses, you do not meet new prospective buyers from behind your desk? You must get out and market,… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on January 30, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Easy come easy go

Sorry, we can't sell to you right now, we're in the middle of designing our new advertising campaign.



I telephoned to speak with a person who had attended a seminar I gave in Cairns (Great Barrier Reef - for those readers not familiar with Australia's north-eastern coast). This person worked for Quicksilver, the high speed catamaran that travels out to the islands. The individual who answered my call promptly informed me, "No, she quit two weeks ago."



"May I… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on January 28, 2009 at 6:00am — No Comments

Being rejected can be very liberating

Recently, a question was put to me: "How do you take criticism, without it making you upset?"



An entrepreneur had offered an invention to be reviewed by a respected catalog for inclusion. After a lengthy period of silence, followed by numerous emails seeking an answer, the entrepreneur was declined for some minor health and safety concerns of the invention.



The entrepreneur became incensed and went through the five stages of grief all at once. He said: "I take rejection… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on January 23, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

When is it OK to fire your client?

Maybe I'm just thinking out loud, but it seems that for every great customer you find, there are a handful you are indifferent to, and a couple that can make your blood boil at the drop of a hat. The list of offenses is a mile long and could be anything from never giving specific feedback on disqualifications up to refusing to pay a fee. No matter what the transgression, recruiters still need to make placements to get paid, so when do you move a company from the 'client' to the 'source'… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on January 22, 2009 at 4:08pm — 4 Comments

You can't grow by cutting back

My mother's car broke down in the Brisbane CBD at 7 am on a Monday morning. Now there's a stress test you can't pay for at the Wesley Hospital! The automobile club were dutifully telephoned, and as expected there was a delay. After a short while, the roadside assist mechanic arrives, checks for the basics, only to conclude the vehicle will need towing.



After three hours of standing in the heat, pent up frustration and umpteen telephone calls to Colin on the customer service hotline;… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on January 19, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

High tech ... high touch

Late last year I spoke at a luncheon on the pool deck of the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane. During my brief address, I commented that technology, which was designed to assist our poductivity, is actually hindering our effectiveness to do smart business.



I explained that while clients attempting to arrange a meeting with me will be tapping away for minutes on their Raspberries searching for the calendar functions; the yearly planner of my Filofax is open at the ready,… Continue

Added by Ric Willmot on January 14, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

A path of interaction...

The RBC team here is growing. This growth has inspired me to think a little more about the nature of teams. What makes them tick? why do they work? why do they fail?



The purpose of a team is to reach a common goal, be that winning a game or bringing a new product to market. A team helps people accomplish more than they could have done working alone. Different talents and strengths are brought to the table to be shared effectively and utilized in the best possible… Continue

Added by Rayanne on August 29, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

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