Dean Da Costa's Blog – July 2012 Archive (5)

Is resume optimizing cheating?

Is resume optimizing cheating?


So recently I reposted a few posts to help people looking for work. One of the posts was about optimizing a resume for ATS and resume databases. I posted or reposted it, and got some interesting feedback form a few recruiters. One said I was telling their secrets, that by telling candidates how to optimize their resumes it will mean they will have more junk resumes to read.  Another said it was…


Added by Dean Da Costa on July 31, 2012 at 10:30pm — 17 Comments

Project Management (PM) staffing style!!

So I posted this about 18 mnthes ago but I have been getting a lot of requets to repost it so here it is.


Project Management (PM) staffing style!!

One way I have found to be very successful as a staffing professional is to Treat every opening like a project and use the basic PM steps to ensure you do the job right. Step one is to do needs analysis. This is the same thing as your first meeting with your client to determine what they need, write the…


Added by Dean Da Costa on July 25, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Using 5W&H is the key to everything

Using 5W&H is the key to everything


The 5W&H stands for; who, what, when, where, how and why. If we are doing things right these 6 words are always used, will always provide the information and answers we need and are the key to success.


For example doing research prior to sourcing. When doing this research you should, as a minimum be asking the following…


Added by Dean Da Costa on July 16, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Don’t forget to Sell the Candidate Hiring Manager!!

Don’t forget to Sell the Candidate Hiring Manager!!

Every candidate should leave “your Company” with a positive impression regardless of the outcome of the interview. All candidates have friends who will inevitably hear about positive or negative experiences while interviewing.

It is especially important to sell candidates whom we expect to offer.

Some reasons to sell “your Company” and your group:

  • Tough competition for talented…

Added by Dean Da Costa on July 10, 2012 at 11:21pm — 1 Comment

Who should you follow!! Updated

Who should you follow!! Updated


So this is an update to my original post about who to follow in the staffing world. So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be more updates coming. By follow I mean on twitter, connected to on Linkedin, RSS feeds etc. People or companies that will provide…


Added by Dean Da Costa on July 3, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

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