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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

Recruiting Gun for Hire-Ready to Change the World!!! on Ebay

I am a Senior Recruiting Rock Star in the Seattle, Washington area.



Below is a snippet of my experience.



· Exceeded all hiring goals by hiring over 100+ professionals while working in the difficult game, security and mobility spaces which was over 200% of goal. Averaged exceeding goal by 90% during career.



· One of only a handful of staffing professionals to receive 4.5 out of 5 review score. Won numerous awards related to staffing numbers and project… Continue

Added by Dean Da Costa on February 11, 2009 at 12:08pm — No Comments

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