Dean Da Costa's Blog – February 2011 Archive (4)

How to have the needed "Social Oomph", for social media!!

Along the lines of Hootsuite, Twitterdeck, and the like comes another social media management tool, Social Oomph, http://www.socialoomph.com/. Social Oomph allows you to Schedule tweets, Track key words, Extend your twitter profile, save and reuse draft tweets, Set up automatic thank you to new followers, Has a URL shortening tool, Automatic following of those following you, Facebook features, scheduling of blog postings, and more.  There are 2 types…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 23, 2011 at 7:17pm — No Comments

The Secret Acronym Language of Staffing!!!!

So like all vocations and companies, staffing has their own language of sorts. Most of it revolves around acronyms and abbreviations. I know in the US Army alone they have a "book of Acronyms". Actually more like a set of books, in that the "book" is composed of 28 books each book being 400+ pages of acronyms.

 

Well the Staffing one is not that big. Today I am going to state what some of the more common acronyms stands for. For a definition, simple put the following string in…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 16, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

The Glue to being a successful recruiter!!

The Glue to being a successful recruiter!!

 

Organization and Planning are the glue!!- You must know how to organize and plan your time effectively. As an example one of the biggest problem recruiters have is finding time to source. This is most true of corporate recruiters who get sucked into all sorts of things. Well simply put sourcing time on your calendar for everyday. This guarantees you time to source. However, do not just stop there.…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 8, 2011 at 11:12pm — 14 Comments

Interviewing - the Texas Holdem of Staffing

Interviewing - the Texas Holdem of Staffing

 

When is staffing like Poker? The answer is when you are interviewing. In poker, and especially Texas holdem, you are always looking, and listening for insights into other players hands. These are called tells. Sometimes they come as non-verbal communications, a twitch, or a blink of the eyes. Other times it comes as nervous talk, sometimes you are talking to them asking them questions,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments

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