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Companies now have to put on their "selling shoes" to the candidates. They need to articulate the positive points of the company, culture and the position; create some excitement with the candidate. Companies are so busy "screening out" that they forget to "screen in" candidates. We no longer can assume that we have the only position open in a poor economy and candidates should be grateful for this position.

Within the…


Added by Candice Arnold on April 5, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What makes you more employable in 2010? #7 Communication

To make you more employable in 2010, #7 good ‘Communication Skills’ is vital trait to master.

Effective communication is the lifeline of an organisation. Employers want to discern if you have the ability to organise your thoughts and ideas effectively to achieve business goals. Good communication not only enhances any organisations productivity, but also improves the overall working environment.

We at SMStheJob know that good communication…


Added by Stephanie Bressan on April 5, 2010 at 10:54am — No Comments

Jump Ship: Everyone is doing it

In 2008, Employees and Contractors held their seats for dear life to avoid being laid off and out of work.

In 2009, we saw economic recovery, however more…


Added by Neha on April 4, 2010 at 10:34pm — No Comments

What else can a Recruiter Do!!

What else can a Recruiter Do!!

The great debate within companies has been around for some time. You are a "recruiter", that is all and what you do. That is what they say…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 4, 2010 at 1:34pm — 4 Comments

Are You Unpatrotic ?

By most estimates, the military produces hundreds of thousands of

civilian workers each year. Chances are that your business will consider

a veteran for employment.

Based on my experience with both veterans and companies looking for quality employees, consider the

following before hiring a veteran. You'll find these are the same for

any applicant.

  • Make sure you fully understand any military terminology during your resume review or interview process. Do…

Added by Ray Johnson on April 4, 2010 at 10:08am — No Comments

Bring the Hiring Manager Closer to Staffing(HMCS) Methodology!!

Bring the Hiring Manager Closer to Staffing(HMCS) Methodology

The idea behind MHCS is one of training, informing and…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 3, 2010 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Why do you all hate your jobs?

This might be a bit untrendy, and I’m not expecting to get featured anywhere for it, but I’m going to say it anyway. I think most Recruiters and most H.R. professionals do a pretty good job. I also think that most care about their candidates and clients and add plenty of value to the recruitment process.…


Added by Bill Boorman on April 2, 2010 at 8:18pm — 3 Comments

Bad Idea: Balk at Giving References

This would seem like a no-brainer. You are right in the middle of the candidate process for a great job at a company that you admire and the inevitable question comes up, “can you provide professional references and written permission to check them?” Umm…you know I have some questions about that for you, Corporate Recruiter. Can we talk?

Most large companies with an extensive web career portal are asking for at least three professional references before your resume is submitted to a… Continue

Added by Nikole Tutton on April 2, 2010 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

Dex One Corporation

In November 2009, I transitioned from Agency recruiting to working with a fantastic corporation, Dex One (formerly known as RH Donnelley) as a Sales Recruiter. Check out my twitter at to see our Illinois (and occasionally Vegas/Iowa!) job postings!

Unfortunately, we do NOT use outside recruiting assistance for our hires. Thank you for your interest!

Added by Marina Hartung on April 2, 2010 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Unemployment Rate is Like the McRib Sandwich

Our current unemployment rate is like the McRib sandwich. With a lot of

hype and marketing, the McRib was McDonald’s finest obesity marketing

scheme to date. It was a boneless pork patty shaped like it had bones.

Then it was slathered in BBQ Sauce, and eaten between a spongy sandwich

bun. Whenever the sandwich made a comeback tour, every teen, nerd, geek

and weed smoker communally grubbed on the McRib.

The unemployment rate made a comeback tour and hasn’t… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on April 2, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments

7 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week (3.27.10 – 4.2.10)

Originally posted on SmashFly's Recruitment Marketing Blog.

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing.

This week’s topics include social recruiting, transforming your employee referral program, texting for…


Added by Chris Brablc on April 2, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Social Media Dementia...

It's a funny old world, recruitment. On the one hand, you have some recruiters talking about social media like it's the second coming. On the other, you have others saying its simply the recruitment equivalent of 'big hair' - a fashion fly by night that has a shorter life than your average cheap firework.

Rarely though, do you find a recruiter that champions social media in one breath, then goes on to snuff out its potential in another. So midly surprised was I, when I picked up the… Continue

Added by Gareth Jones on April 2, 2010 at 4:36am — 2 Comments

Hello, Goodbye

In a recent post of mine that drew some parallels between David Mimet’s Glengarry Glen Ross and recruiting, I included a section called “Selling to the Nyborgs.” This section addressed the importance of being able to identify candidates that will talk the talk, but won’t walk the walk. In other…


Added by Mindy Slobodkin Fineout on April 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

The Intersection of Brand With Talent Migration

Funny thing. When you have actual, honest-to-goodness, freaking wonderful time to read, think, talk, and then digest all that delicious stuff into energy. When you

have time, you get to refuel. When you're as fascinated by every bright

and shiny object as me, that can mean a lot of tanking up.

I've found myself most fascinated - if I can find a…


Added by Martin Burns on April 1, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Job of finding a Job!!

The Job of finding a Job!!…


Added by Dean Da Costa on April 1, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Be Careful What You Wish For: You Just Might Get It!

We all know what it feels like to want to change jobs: work in a job we hate, or have lost our passion for, or simply had enough of the boss!! Sometimes that ideal new job seems elusive. The search may be discouraging and you are tempted to take just any job. However taking just any role may not be the right fit for you or the employer. We…


Added by Stephanie Bressan on April 1, 2010 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Cut and Paste – Done in Haste ends up in a Court Case.

Just recently the issue of cutting and pasting a job description into a job board to become an advertisement came to the fore in the UK when an IT Recruitment Consultancy inadvertently did just this except they left in a “sentence”: ‘Minimum six years of experience in IT . . . The person should be a UK citizen with security clearance from the UK Government. Preferably of Indian…


Added by Keith Robinson on April 1, 2010 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Confessions of a Job Seeker: What I learned!

For those who don’t know, I was a recent job seeker. Through hard work and perseverance, I found a great position with an innovative company called SmashFly Technologies. Through this recruiting journey, I learned a lot about both sides of the recruiting spectrum. By experiencing the ins and outs of the job search grind on a daily basis and more importantly actively seeking advice from job seekers and…


Added by Chris Brablc on April 1, 2010 at 11:56am — 2 Comments

Recruiters must commit to excellence and consistently raising our standards when it comes to working with our clients.

I was screening an IT candidate the other night for a developer position with one of our Dallas IT clients and noticed that the resume he had emailed stated that he was a BA on his last 3 positions. I told him thanks for his resume, but my client needed a developer. He said he was a developer and I asked why his resume stated he was a BA. He said that the last Dallas IT Consulting/Recruiting firm he had spoken with had "tweaked" his resume to match a requirement one of their clients had open.… Continue

Added by Mike Hanes on April 1, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

“I’m 52, With White Hair…But I’m Not DEAD!”

As a recruiter, I just have a few questions to ask for the sake of those who, like me, are beyond 50 years old. These questions are meant for serious debate, instead of an attempt to conjure argument:…


Added by Steven Coyne on April 1, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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