Dean Da Costa's Blog – February 2010 Archive (13)

Peeling back, and seeing what is underneath!!

Peeling back, and seeing what is underneath!! Peeling back, or Peel-Back as it is referred to, is the art of finding something on the internet and then looking at the URL and taking parts of it away to find new information. For instance take the URL below:…



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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 27, 2010 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Flipping, a guide of how to Flip Search!!

Flipping, a guide of how to Flip Search



Flipping, for those of us who remember, was a game you did with baseball cards. Kind of like war, except who ever turned over a…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 26, 2010 at 12:35pm — No Comments

If You Build It, They Will Come: the story of a successful Boolean search string!!

If You Build It, They Will Come: the story of a successful Boolean search string!!



I talked about the importance of doing your homework before beginning your search in my blog posting…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 24, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Lookology

Lookology

Lookology is the advanced art of utilizing non verbal communication in…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 22, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Top Colleges and Universities from around the world!

The Top Universities around the World

At some point all recruiters will have to recruit internationally, or will look at candidates…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 20, 2010 at 12:17pm — No Comments

How to write a great job description!!

How to write a great job description

It’s All In The Name – Your first challenge is to get a top candidate to click on your job posting from a large,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 17, 2010 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Words and Phrases to Recruit by!!!

Words and Phrases to recruit by!!!

In no particular…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 15, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Art of Resume Sourcing!!

The Art of Resume Sourcing…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

How to ask questions to determine a candidates Integrity & Honesty!!

Determining the honesty and integrity of a candidate is very tough. Especially if done over the phone. Below are some ideas and questions you can ask that will help you to determine a candidates honesty and integrity…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 8:15pm — 10 Comments

Unemployment Extension News

February 11 Update: The latest version of the bipartisan Senate Jobs bill includes a three month unemployment extension. The legislation, if passed, would extend the federal Extended Benefits Program, the Federal Additional Compensation (extra $25 per week) benefits, and the 65% Cobra health insurance subsidy through May 31. However, a vote on the legislation is not expected until the week of February 22 at the earliest and the current extension expires on February 28.

Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 3:48pm — No Comments

JobDeck by the people that brought you Twitter

So by the people who brought you Twitter, we get JobDeck. A portal that brings all the jobs that are twittered about to one place. But how good is this product really? Well I used it several times to do searches and get an idea how to use it and how well it works. I found it did a decent job of sorting out all the tweets and only bringing the ones that appeared to be jobs matching my criteria to me. But to me it is like any SEO. The biggest…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Hiring Managers do not understand recruiting

As a rule most hiring managers do not understand recruiting. They think all we do is look at Monster or Hotjobs (which was just bought by monster) or the other databases and find people with no problems. They do not understand the amount of work that goes into the sourcing part of recruiting. One way I have found that has helped me educate the hiring manager, is to arrange sourcing sessions with them. Make an appointment to meet with them and talk about the opening and source. You will be…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2010 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

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