Archive for February 2009

Share Let’s face it, if you didn’t believe that things will eventually turn around in our economy; home prices will stabilize and begin to appreciate again, the stock market will start to go up and companies will start hiring again, you would be out on the ledge of a very tall building. Even the least optimistic of us believes or knows that there is a bottom to EVERY declining market, it’s just a matter of t
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Share Talk about a sign of the times. For the first time since record-keeping began in 1967, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits topped 5 million.  The number of first time claims also hit record high levels as 667,000 people applied for relief last week.  It’s kind of scary as more people lose their jobs, even fewer people are spending money, which affects the bottom line for retailers, d
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Share The buzz around using social media to find a job or find a candidate is starting to become very loud.  Frankly, if you are a recruiter and you haven’t started using social media sites like LinkedIn, FaceBook and Twitter to find and stay in touch with prospective candidates,  you are already behind.  Remember the Internet moves at the speed of the Internet and that’s pretty fast.  Things that s
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Share Best Buy’s Career Site 2.0 Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST Presented by Tim Kutzer, Manager Talent Acquisition, Best Buy Co., Inc. and Joshua Kahn, Sr. Pipeline Generation Expert, Accenture, Best Buy Co., Inc Much discussion in strategic recruitment has centered around “Web 2.0″ and employers’ main candidate interface: the career website. Many recruiting exper
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Share It never ceases to amaze me how the media always see the glass half empty.  Headline after headline lately telling us of company after company laying off workers.  But if you dig in a little, in most cases two things hold true, one, the number of people being laid off in most of these companies is minuscule compared to their total work force and two, most of these companies also have jobs they are currently
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Share Check out this webinar with Lou Adler and Doug Berg on Sourcing and how to use some of today’s recruitment marketing tools like a talent community to find and place quality candidates. [slideshare id=943237&doc=j2w-ag-combined-talentcommunitiesjan2009-1232654782822848-2] Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend Print for
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Share In speaking with recruiters on a daily basis, I’m often asked about Twitter. What is it? How does it work? How can it help me as a recruiter? etc. In my opinion Twitter is a fantastic recruiting tool and also a great tool for people who are looking for a job. If I were a recruiter I would have a link in my email signature that encourages job seekers to “follow me on Twitter“. Then I woul
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