In today’s economy, there are a lot of people applying for the few jobs available. I know this because I’m one of the people doing the applying.
My question is: How long should I wait after a first telephone interview before concluding the employer isn’t interested in me?
Let’s assume I’ve already sent an appropriate thank you note and called a couple days after to confirm it was received (I do). What then?
On the one hand, I don’t want to be pestering the… Continue
Added by Eric Raynard on March 7, 2010 at 6:27pm —
I've come to the conclusion that most of life is just like dating--the job search, climbing the corporate ladder, or working as a consultant. Generally speaking in life everyone is out to make a connection, a sale, more money, or their soul mate. The law of attraction is widely accepted and thought of in a romantic context. And since most business relationships require a form of emotion, attraction,… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on March 4, 2010 at 11:38am —
Happy New Year!
I am sorry that it has taken me until the 12th to write an update and as you sit with bated breath, No, its not because I have been on paternity leave!
As everyone is constantly asking; Joanne is good, a little tired and very much looking forward to having the baby. She has really enjoyed the pregnancy and I am sure will miss being pregnant, but is very excited about the arrival and finding our whether we have a son or… Continue
Added by Jonny Hiles on January 12, 2010 at 11:41am —
In my “book” the holidays (and not simply the one we most recently celebrated) are a time for reflection and giving thanks in more ways than one. I try every year to take time alone and with my family (especially with my children) to reflect on how blessed we are. This can be challenging during the rush of the season and the many “priorities” imposed as a result of expectations we generally put on ourselves. Add to that my children, who… Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on November 30, 2009 at 9:27am —
You’re off to the big conference, your booth is ready and the iPhone is charged but do you know how to utilize Twitter to squeeze every possible opportunity out of this conference?
1. Identify Yourself!
Any technology conference that is not held out of someone’s garage will have a hashtag associated with it. Hashtags make your tweets more easily searchable and let readers know what content your tweet will include. Confused? Search #hrtech on Twitter or twitterfall.com and… Continue
Added by Adam Weise on November 9, 2009 at 2:38pm —
"Life's A Climb-But the View Sure is Great!"-Mylee Cyrus-Hannah Montana The Movie
It was a year and a half ago, where I wrote my first blog on RecruitingBlogs.com when the forum was just getting started. It was 6 months ago, where the economy stole me away from my true career aspirations in staffing, where my heart and soul have been forged and honed. Here I stand in the midst of the… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 4, 2009 at 3:30am —
More importantly, what do you want and need from your applicant tracking system? In theory, it is an easy answer, “I want an applicant tracking system that will save me time and money.” But, what features and tools will you need to accomplish this? To select an applicant tracking system
, start by identifying your software needs:
1. Review your Hiring Process
* Document the steps, interaction, and points of… Continue
Added by Julia on October 27, 2009 at 9:13am —
We have been playing with Google Wave this week, inbetween sourcing candidates for our partners! As you know, we have been thinking about Google Wave based recruitment applications since Wave was announced. Mashable.com suugested a number of potential applications for Google Wave in their article - http://mashable.com/2009/09/05/google-wave-ideas/
and we really do agree that Google Wave… Continue
Added by Jonny Hiles on October 27, 2009 at 8:00am —
Okay, Okay, I know that I have not posted in the last couple of weeks. In my experience, blogging is something that you need to get into the habit of doing and once you do it regularly, you will enjoy it. If you don't do it regularly, then you find it hard to start again!
I have experienced a couple of similar scenario's recently.
Last winter, when I started working at a regular office again, within 2 miles from home, I was… Continue
Added by Jonny Hiles on October 19, 2009 at 5:47am —
So I had a really great time at RecruitFest! I knew it would be awesome. I thought I would have known what to expect, since I went to the Original RecruitFest, but I guess that’s the thing with unconferences, they are fluid, organic, and changing. Personally I love the unconference style of things. Probably because I don’t actually like rules all that much :P
There were so many new faces at RF2! It was really great to meet so many wonderful people. I was able to… Continue
Added by Carolyn on September 24, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Has it really been two weeks since my last post? Where do the days go?
We have received positive feedback from our www.Recruitment-Wave.com
ideas and thank you to all that sent us a message. Also welcome to all of the new members of the UK Recuitment Directors Group on linkedin. We added 50 new recruitment businesses in a week!
Professionally, I am pleased that August is out… Continue
Added by Jonny Hiles on September 15, 2009 at 12:43pm —
It is clear that the current recruitment market is a tough place to be at the moment. Over the last 10 years, the £26bn UK industry has been saturated by small entrepreneurial businesses looking for a slice of the action. The vast majority of the smaller agencies owners, by which I mean a business with less than 15 employees, would have started life with a larger agency where they… Continue
Added by Jonny Hiles on September 2, 2009 at 12:28pm —
To me the internet is the shining light on the economic horizon. I see it opening up so many doors. This world of social networking is amazingly powerful. That fact that people from all over the world can connect and relate is wonderful. I think we are on the edge of some remarkable changes where the "little guys" voice and influence can effect great changes.
Added by Lisa on August 8, 2009 at 10:15pm —
By applying specialised search techniques, online talent search specialists are able to uncover passive candidates in the shadowy Deep Web - wherever they gather to work and play.
The employment market is generally categorised into three main talent pools, namely the unemployed Job Seekers, the employed job seekers and the passive (non-job seeking) candidate. By understanding the nature of these various talent pools, Recruiters are in a better position to attract the right… Continue
Added by Gillian Meier on May 15, 2009 at 5:16am —
I've previously expressed my views
on the role corporate recruiters need to play in delivering a good message on behalf of the company, so it should come as no surprise that I put a lot of effort into making sure any candidate I recruit is really pumped up about coming to work here.
I generally let the candidate take a lead role here, directing me on the tour of my company to the various… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on April 14, 2009 at 4:07pm —
8 tools to find semantic similarity between words
The big news this week has been Google announcing their use of semantics to enhance the performance of the search engine. This will not come as a surprise to computer scientists working in the language field (IR, NLP etc…). There are also already quite a few semantic search engines around like cognition for example. I think we were waiting for Google to take this step for a while and now it has it’s really… Continue
Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on April 2, 2009 at 2:30pm —
People are running to and fro suspended in disbelief regarding the economic downturn and the announcement of ever increasing layoffs. Passions are at a high, and people are lucky to get a job is the general view all around. Does that leave no room for negotiation I was asked? If I get selected, can I still negotiate salary or are they simply going to select the next person out of the 100 applicants. What am I to do?
Lets talk about Jennifer.
Jennifer is a mid level systems… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on February 4, 2009 at 2:51pm —
This is a subject and conversation that I have had with so many people over the years. With it there comes a lot of strong opinions from all sides stating their perspective on why/why not to do this, or how to approach it. It surfaced this morning in a discussion about why people will not take certain jobs, and the fact that a high powered engineer we were working with has been turning down job offers in this economy. Do people do that I was asked……the answer is YES and for good… Continue
Added by Jason Monastra on January 21, 2009 at 11:37am —
We all want to increase business. This means that we establish a marketing strategy to put ourselves in a position where prospects buy from us. But what makes a good quality prospect?
A prospect has a need or can be convinced of the need and can authourise payment to you.
Ric's 6 Keys to a quality prospect for your business
1. Someone who already recognises the need
2. Have the financial budget to pay you
3. History of using or purchasing… Continue
Added by Ric Willmot on January 12, 2009 at 5:00am —
Everyone is searching for answers on how to sell in a down economy. Many feel that the sales game has changed, but in reality the economic challenge has forced sales people to improve their skills and refine their approach.
When I present to sales organizations searching for the Holy Grail to sell in this economy, I start with a very basic question. "What is your job as a sales person?" Usually, that question is met with silence for a moment; and then I'm peppered by a… Continue
Added by Lee Salz on December 15, 2008 at 6:00pm —