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LinkedIn Kung-Fu

This week I looked up from my keyboard to see more than just a few unread messages sitting in my LinkedIn Inbox. And while the number was a hefty three digits, I put time on my calendar and committed to get through them all before the weekend. Luckily I managed to knock them all out and hit zero yesterday - but it wasn't without struggling through a fair amount of… Continue

Added by RecruiterGuy on April 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Ticket Giveaway: Join Me (@fishdogs) April 19th and 20th at TRU USA in Madison, WI

The A-List Solutions team will be descending on Madison, Wisconsin later this month to lead tracks at the TRU (The Recruiting Unconference) USA event on April 19th and 20th, 2010. And if TRU…


Added by Craig Fisher on April 8, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

What makes you more employable in 2010 #8 Networking

Today we are discussing trait #8 networking, to make you more employable in 2010.

Networking is essentially getting to know other people, their abilities, and interests for the mutual benefit of each other. It brings that saying “It’s not what you know, but who you know that gets you the gig” so true. Connecting with the right people is more important today then ever before.

In this age of cut…


Added by Stephanie Bressan on April 8, 2010 at 8:16am — No Comments

The Middle East Salary Survey 2010

The annual Middle East Salary Survey is designed to look at current levels of salaries, wages and benefits across the GCC, Middle East and North Africa (ie. salaries in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Morrocco and other Middle Eastern and North African countries), and gauge employee opinion and employee satisfaction vis-a-vis their salaries, and how these have kept pace with inflation and the cost of living in the GCC, Middle East & North… Continue

Added by Mona Karaoui on April 8, 2010 at 7:31am — No Comments

Who Wants To Join a Winning Team?

When leading talent looks for something new, what challenges do they look for?

Here’s a current story from sport that interests me (not just because I support the team he plays for!) and illustrates the dilemma.

Aside from the World Cup, followers of UK Football will no doubt be treated to another summer of speculation from the sporting media over, amongst other things, whether or not the footballer Cesc Fabregas will leave London and return to Spain.

Quick… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on April 8, 2010 at 7:08am — 2 Comments

From Recruiting Robots to Relationships

Creating the shift from... one job : one person : one filled order

To....a candidate centric model (imagine that, right?)…


Added by Jenn Francine on April 8, 2010 at 3:33am — 2 Comments

Do you "KIS" with your candidate's resume?

I have been around the business for a long time. Early on and being far less intelligent, something debated to this day I might add, I was quick to use the resume given to me by candidates to present them to my clients. I did little to nothing to change anything on the resume.…


Added by Ron Cottick on April 8, 2010 at 12:13am — 8 Comments

Toyota is Human After All: Cracks in Quality in the World's Best Brand

Coke’s the real thing. (So much so, they sell bottled water.) Everyone loves Google. (Or used to.) Everyone loves Apple. (Except all the folks who don’t.) Everyone’s crazy about Starbucks. (Except for tea drinkers, Peet’s fans, fans of small business, and so on.)

Besides being insanely popular and having detractors, what do these brands have in common? Well, not much—except they all rank at or near the top of Interbrand’s list of the world’s most valuable brand by brand… Continue

Added by David Kippen on April 7, 2010 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Know when to hold ‘em, and when to fold ‘em….

Know when to hold ‘em, and when to fold ‘em….

Suit? No suit? Business casual…. What does that even mean? It’s 95 degrees out and you’re hauling down the street in a full suit, button down, and tie. You’re lost. AWESOME… and to top it off, you have about 1 minute to find where you’re interviewing and all of a sudden – nobody around you seems to speak English. Wait? So Park Street turns into Park Place but I have to cross over the highway? AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Nightmare? NOPE.… Continue

Added by Kelly Moeller on April 7, 2010 at 5:42pm — 1 Comment

Social Recruiting – Are you a fence sitter?

Social Recruiting,…


Added by Justin Hillier on April 7, 2010 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Interview with Jason Leonard (JCPenney) – Part 2


Added by Soapboxholland on April 7, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

How prepared are you to handle a candidate who happens to be disabled?

I'm looking for some baseline practices (present or absent) in the recruiting process that impacts how we welcome...or not... people who may be eminently qualified but happen to have a visible disability. This survey should take 10 minutes

Assuming someone got far enough to reach a corporate or third party recruiter via phone, tty, etc. I give most recruiters the benefit of the doubt and assume they have sufficient… Continue

Added by Gerry Crispin on April 7, 2010 at 2:31pm — 3 Comments

Career Seeker – What do you want from companies?

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Added by Allison Julian on April 7, 2010 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Department of Labor looking to crack down on independent contractor misclassification

In my email today the following article popped up:…


Added by Tracey Friend on April 7, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Social Media - Go Wide or Go Deep?

Not so long ago I had a conversation with an HR colleague that was looking for a new opportunity. We were talking about resume strategy and I asked her the following question:

What is your goal? Do you want to look like everyone else in the candidate pool and hope you stand out based on your skills? Or can you risk being uniquely you in the way you present yourself? That question completely derailed our resume writing…


Added by Chris Fleek on April 7, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Handle with Care (w/Humorous Video)

Like many people in this economy, I've spent a fair amount of time out of work. It's simply not fun. You become so callous to rejection -

if you hear anything at all - that an automated response telling you

"Thank you for your application. At this time we have found more

qualified candidates" is almost something to look forward to.

It's a good thing to keep in mind when dealing with recruits who are out of work and looking. Handle the rejection with…


Added by Sean Ryan on April 7, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

KPI's are bad for recruitment...

Before joining the recruitment industry wholeheartedly, I, like many others had a pretty rose tinted view of how recruitment worked. It wasn't until it became part of my career did the realisation hit me that far from the focus being on relationships and service, it was instead on sales, closing the deal and hitting KPI's.

Fortunately for me, there are some that believe this to be a waste of time and this has allowed the Courtenay HR business to flourish inside our parent group, where… Continue

Added by Gareth Jones on April 7, 2010 at 11:36am — 13 Comments

Jobalized Announces New Iphone And Android Job Search Applications

The iPhone and Android devices have created a great platform for mobile applications and clients love all of the amazing apps created. Jobalized Job Search is one of the newest and most exciting additions

to the wide array of applications available!

“In order to create and grow a very successful business, we’re looking forward to an exciting future” stated James Butters, Founder of

Jobalized understands that one of the biggest challenges for an Employer is to…


Added by James on April 7, 2010 at 11:12am — No Comments New Location Search announced

announces new location search facility.

Derbyshire - April 2010

Leading online job advertiser Job Affair Ltd announces that its most

recent jobsite development;

has launched a “Location

search facility on their site.

Commenting on the recent… Continue

Added by Richard Johnson on April 7, 2010 at 8:12am — No Comments

Guy Kawasaki's 1-2-3 Rule of Resumes

In Reality Check Guy Kawasaki urges people to "think of your resume as pitch for you, the product". Here's Kawasaki's 1-2-3 rule of resumes and my… Continue

Added by Tim Collins on April 7, 2010 at 6:30am — 17 Comments

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