No longer are sites like MySpace and Facebook just for college students posting their inappropriate pictures from the previous weekend, these sites now appeal to a different demographic—recruiters and employers looking to learn more about candidates they’re considering for employment.
As the amount of personal information available online to potential employers increases every second, candidates these days are making first impressions on employers long before they even show up for… Continue
Added by Jeremy Hatfield on December 10, 2008 at 3:00pm —
As a recruiter I do have a great deal of sympathy for the droves of professionals being caught up in the current nationwide trend of mass layoffs. As someone who has been laid off from a job once before, I also have empathy for anyone who finds themselves caught up in a layoff situation.
However, no matter how much downsizing is happening in the market, I still proceed cautiously with a candidate who states that he or she has been laid off. . . . I can't help it, but the little "red… Continue
Added by Andrea Santiago on December 10, 2008 at 1:36am —
So here's the deal: There are a lot of people facing lay offs these days, and as of last Wednesday, I am in the same unfortunate boat, which for a lot of us has a hole in it and is already filled with a lot of water, especially during the holidays. I thought, well if this is going to happen, I may as well share the experience on my blog since there are a lot of emotions involved, and it may be helpful for some of you out there.
So I will be posting daily logs on the following things,… Continue
Added by Steve on December 9, 2008 at 4:41pm —
Looking for experienced business leaders to fill currently open positions at your company? MBA Focus now offers three great ways to reach the elite business talent around the world:
: Our exclusive alumni partnerships with over 30 of the world’s most prestigious MBA programs gives you unique access to nearly 20,000 experienced alumni candidates resumes and work profiles. Find matches for your most senior needs with exclusive access to high-level talent that was… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on December 8, 2008 at 4:31pm —
I am writing an article on references for my newsletter and thought it would be fun to poll other recruiters. I would like to hear your thoughts regarding best practices for references. Specifically, how do you make sure you are legally compliant, do you have set questions you ask (i.e. behavioral, technical, etc), do you allow confidential references, do you accept letters of recommendations in place of references, how long do you keep reference data on file,… Continue
Added by Kristin on December 8, 2008 at 1:56pm —
JSTN is a video-centric multimedia recruitment platform providing compelling information about employer’s job and career opportunities. JSTN is the first and only company to produce news formatted high quality video for companies to use as a powerful and compelling recruiting tool for employers in the US. JSTN's primary content strategy is to report on specific career opportunities to enhance employer's searching effort to acquire qualified candidates.
JSTN creates value for… Continue
Added by Young Jea Shin on December 5, 2008 at 4:45pm —
Our Engineering Resources division is conducting an urgent search for a Sr. Mechanical Engineer in the Kansas City area. This is an outstanding career opportunity for someone seeking a leadership opportunity. Here are the requirements:
This professional will supervise Mechanical Engineers, EITs and Technicians. The will also prepare construction documents for HVAC and plumbing systems, including calculations, drawings, specifications, and reports. An excellent opportunity that allows… Continue
Added by Andy Schroeder on December 5, 2008 at 4:33pm —
In the interest of answering comments (and even a voicemail!) about topics I've written about I wanted to follow up on my last Google Maps related article
. The original article was just something to get the idea wheels turning in regards to the various ways a recruiter might use online maps. With quick thoughts ranging from commuter blues to competition bingo - there are… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on December 5, 2008 at 9:00am —
It's quiet right now... deafeningly quiet. It used to be that the office was abuzz with murmured telephone conversations, the "hold" buttons on the phone lighted up and twinkling, reminding us that more than one person had called us at once and were waiting patiently to speak with us. Now we are making calls out and receiving calls in, but it seems as though they are less fruitful. And less frequent. I actually jumped in my chair a little bit when the phone rang in here about an hour… Continue
Added by Nancy Ford on December 3, 2008 at 3:30pm —
The new MultiPost Job Network enables employers to simultaneously broadcast open positions to MBA students and alumni of more than 50 top-ranked schools in the U.S., Europe and Asia – using one single job posting form.
(Columbus, Ohio, December 1) MBA Focus™, a leader in technology and services for recruiting MBA talent, has pioneered the first service that enables employers to easily, instantaneously post open positions directly to students and alumni of more than 50… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on December 3, 2008 at 9:00am —
Test for blog
Added by Kinsley Lee on December 1, 2008 at 7:23pm —
provides a snapshop of the UK job market by looking at advertised jobs. Video release and written release found below.
Video Release: http://www.youtube.com/user/WorkhoundNews
Workhound.co.uk Announces that 141,242 New Jobs Created in the UK Last Week
Demand Rising in Certain Key Sectors
London, United Kingdom (1 December 2008) - Workhound.co.uk, the UK's largest… Continue
Added by william fischer on December 1, 2008 at 7:16am —
No matter who you are or where you work, networking is the key to a successful career and future! According to About.com 60% of all jobs are found as a result of networking. It's never too early to start or too late. And the holidays should be no exception. Here are 7 ways to network during the busy holiday season with low cost and minimal effort.
Send out free internet Holiday cards to your network. Hallmark.com has a large variety of interesting and work… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on November 29, 2008 at 2:54pm —
Hiring Manager Alert: If you have a problem with candidates taking other positions during your interview and hiring process, it’s likely that you’ve gotten your candidates from job boards, newspaper ads, and so on…which means that it’s also likely that you’ve contacted them late in the job search cycle.
To avoid this problem, the solution is simple: work with a recruiter. A recruiter prescreens candidates for you, eliminating the waste of your time and productivity on a candidate who… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on November 19, 2008 at 11:30am —
The Wall Street Journal ran an article last week citing an Accenture study that found 46% of middle managers in the US felt changing jobs in the current economy was 'risky'. That's consistent with what we are seeing in the market and it makes me worry--not for our business but for those folks who have lulled themselves into a false sense of security.
Take Sun Micro for example. Big beautiful buildings, 30 some thousand employees. Feels pretty secure. Except that their market cap is… Continue
Added by Vikki Pachera on November 17, 2008 at 6:30pm —
I found a great video on YouTube by Susan Ireland, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume. In this video, Susan discusses why you need an objective on the top of your resume. I agree that it’s important for you to have a good one (see my post 7 Tips For a Great Resume). There are several reasons:
1. It lets the reader know what you want, instead of implying that you need help finding a spot. It’s a weak approach that won’t serve you well anywhere in the process,… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on November 17, 2008 at 6:30am —
Now that I have your attention…..Did you know that the turnover rate for employees under 30 is six times greater than that of employees that are over 50? Yesterday I blogged on http://blog.wiserworker.com/ about tough times, and if your are going to survive and more importantly thrive you need to become tough job seekers. Stay with me……
Overnight I pondered on how this applies to the world of recruiting and guess what it does and in more ways than one. As the labor markets as well as… Continue
Added by Amy Hoster on November 14, 2008 at 1:28pm —
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Here are the first-year MBA class of 2010… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on November 14, 2008 at 9:59am —
There are several things to think about when you are considering job opportunities in medical sales, whether you’re moving into it or moving around in it. In the first part of this series (Explaining Medical Sales - Part I) we talked about what’s involved in capital sales, and in the second part (Explaining Medical Sales - Part II) we covered consumable and service sales and what kinds of personalities best fit different sales jobs. In today’s video, I discuss specific aspects of sales jobs… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on November 14, 2008 at 9:30am —
Not in years but in attitude, energy, and communication style.
Okay - I am sure that I am going to step on some toes here but….I think McCain lost the election because he is “old”. Why do I say this? His platform, knowledge, integrity, and experience were much stronger but he failed to deliver the message because he is uncomfortable with technology, publicity and this new age of communication that we are now in.
He had an opportunity to be on the O’Reilly show at the exact… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on November 14, 2008 at 7:30am —