There's a reason people associate used-car salesmen with charlatans. Cars went from a luxury to an absolute necessity, and with the proliferation of models, brands and personalization of automobiles, who's to know if the one you're getting is better or worse than an equally priced one next door?
Similarly, Software Professionals have gone from targeting their careers to sophisticated design of top secret military programs or higher education applications to being requested for pretty… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on October 9, 2008 at 2:01pm —
Does your company have a Talent Brand or Employer brand? Why would someone want to establish a lasting career with your company? What do you offer your employees?
My colleague wrote a great article on Building an Employer Brand.
Read it and if you like it Digg or Stumble it.
I am always interested in recruiters comments on Recruitment Branding or Employer… Continue
Added by Patsy Stewart on October 6, 2008 at 11:24pm —
It has been several years since the more astute professional has seen gathering storm clouds across the horizon.
And, there are a multitude of reasons why not just the U.S., but the entire world, is facing extremely troubling times ahead. There's even talk that what lies ahead will be even more challenging than what our grandparents (and great-grandparents) faced during the 1920s.
Now is not the time for a weak heart or complacency. The mother of trouble is bred… Continue
Added by Phil Robles on September 28, 2008 at 11:00am —
We are excited to offer you our latest white paper, "A Single Path to Hiring MBA Talent: The expanded role of career services to students and alumni, and what it means to recruiters.
Since the publication of last year’s white paper (“New Directions in MBA Recruiting”), it has become clear that the importance of career services offices to hiring firms has greatly increased. This year's paper focuses on the fact that MBA career services… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on September 23, 2008 at 3:49pm —
Financial Downturn Leaves Many Elite MBAs Seeking Jobs
Merrill Lynch acquired by BofA. Lehman Bros filing Chapter 11. Feds takeover of AIG, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The financial job market is in a bit of a crunch. Hundreds of executives and thousands of highly-qualified business people are finding themselves seeking new career opportunities. Does your company have openings for these rarely available elite candidates? Check the alumni resume databases at… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on September 22, 2008 at 4:00pm —
This almost sounds like the title for an article in some romance magazine and in a way, one could say the concept of romance does come into play with what the article is all about.
In our case, we, as IT professionals, have two choices to make about our future:
1. We can find a wonderful company to work for and hunker down for the long-term (i.e. retirement).
2. We can continue to sharpen our skills and choose an area of IT that has a deep need for new… Continue
Added by Phil Robles on September 20, 2008 at 9:00pm —
The obvious use of Video in Recruiting is at the job interview itself, through Video Job Interviews.
The "Live" option works in a way similar to MSN-Skype video applications, allowing conversation to take place.
In the "Remote" option, a Company sets up a Job Interview, sends it to the Candidate, and he/she completes it independently using a webcam.
Both live and remote Video Job interviews beat Video Resumes in interaction capacity, legal convenience and risks… Continue
Added by Ryan on September 17, 2008 at 9:01am —
I have been thinking a lot about "change" lately..., and I don't mean the loose stuff you put in the empty Sparklett's bottle at the end of the day.
Although change is sometimes painful and can be extremely difficult, it is typically necessary in order to move forward in life or career advancement.
Almost two years ago, I left a comfortable job with a search firm that specialized in nurse management search and the occasional hospital CEO, VP-HR, etc. I had become very… Continue
Added by Rayanne on September 12, 2008 at 8:30am —
Getting drive time with Dan Hughes (Broadlook
co-founder) always gets my mind going. After seeing a horrendous traffic jam, which I avoided, I thought of an analogy to describe what Broadlook brings to the market. Here is… Continue
Added by Donato Diorio on September 11, 2008 at 5:57pm —
Below is an aide to assist you in identifying your why. Prior to reading further, commit yourself to completing the exercise. Remember, your true why is likely to be directly tied to a 'moving away from pain'
driver if you are like 90% of the population in Western Civilization.
Cutting edge recruiting consulting demands that we not only understand our personal motivation, but in recruiting employees, sales recruiting and… Continue
Added by Ron Mason on September 11, 2008 at 1:02pm —
Creating Abundance through Referral Strategies
“Call Jim, he is looking, he has the relationships in place where your client needs them, and he has had high income years selling which means I strongly recommend him, but please don’t tell him where you got his name.”
When you encounter this dialogue what is your next move? Many people I talk to and work with will simply be grateful and feel as if they have had a significant victory only to call their referred lead and find… Continue
Added by Ron Mason on September 3, 2008 at 10:44am —
For all of the law school recruiters, law firm recruiters and law students going through the hectic, stressful time of on-campus recruitment, please checkout the link below. It is a discussion between the Chair of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton's Recruiting Committee and two law students about the recruitment of the top law firms of the country's best law students. Enjoy.
Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on August 27, 2008 at 11:00pm —
It is true, tough times are out there and it appears that corporate recruiters should feel as though things are unstable.
I was released by my most recent employer a few weeks ago due to the economic slow down......have you heard about it?
Seriously, it is a tough market out there for us right now. Corporate Recruiters are not doing a bunch of recruiting right now which is kind of silly. With the immense amount of talented people on the market you would think many… Continue
Added by Recruiterdude on August 26, 2008 at 2:29pm —
Check out our series Recruitment Marketing - Dispelling the 5 myths
Myth #1: Young talented individuals need to go to larger Metropolitan areas (e.g., Northern Virginia, Atlanta and Charlotte) to find inspiring, challenging jobs or exciting companies to work for.
Myth #2 : There is not enough qualified talent to fill my job openings.
Myth #3: Posting jobs in the newspaper is a… Continue
Added by Patsy Stewart on August 25, 2008 at 11:29pm —
As I was preparing for my upcoming week, I got an email that made my world. My very first dream candidate has materialized before my virtual eyes.
This candidate isn't a dream candidate because he attended a top 15 law school. He isn't a dream candidate because he graduated from this top law school with excellent grades. Nor is he a wonderful candidate because he went to work for one of the most prestigous law firms in New York. Although the credentials are enough to make most… Continue
Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on August 24, 2008 at 11:01pm —
It has been rumoured for a while
was laying off German customer care staff in order to set up a new client central in the Czech Republic. My German blogger friend Thorsten took up the challenge and made an in-depth research
to find out about the truth. Since his… Continue
Added by Eva Zils on August 17, 2008 at 5:13am —
I wrote about it before, Share Online Recruitment
Practice what you preach
27th of August 2008 a couple of Online Recruitment gurus will sit together in Seats2meet, Utrecht, Netherlands. All day they will discuss W3Recruitment items, like advertising, toading, blogging, bannering, targeting, search, job boards, recruitment sites, linkedin… Continue
Added by Gordon Lokenberg on August 5, 2008 at 6:08pm —
I learned that in the executive recruitment industry the more you train the better you get at sourcing , selecting and just at understanding who makes a good lead and who does not.
Antal International Network is a company that provides all the necessary training from audio materials, to video, and power point presentations and especially live training with a professional trainer Helene Buchanan-Dunne:
* President at Buchanan-Dunne Associates
Added by Ciprian Gherghescu on August 1, 2008 at 1:27pm —
The force of globalization and increased movement of workers, coupled with the general lowering of travel costs would indicate a willingness of companies to incur in travel expenses to invite a candidate for an interview, when they are unable to fill a position locally and out-of-state or foreign applicants have the required skills, such as experience in a specific industry or company.
However, reality is different.
Most often than not, companies remain silent on the issue… Continue
Added by Ryan on August 1, 2008 at 10:30am —
I have had a chance recently to think about sales and why we, as Recruiters, tend to live in a state of denial about the roots of this business. I was one of them. My father was a salesman; I grew up in a house where a million dollars was always waiting around the next corner. Two of my brothers are salesmen; I guess it is in the blood.
I spent my first two years in recruitment telling my boss, "I am not a salesman." I refused to face the fact that what I was doing was the very… Continue
Added by Rayanne on July 25, 2008 at 3:00am —