10 Clever Steps For That Hiring Freeze

I’ve been to football tailgate parties when the beer ran out and guys wander off looking for more brew leaving girlfriends, wives, kids, and smoldering grills in hot packed parking lots. It’s not a pretty scene when we…(cough) I mean they return. Sure, we guys constantly do stupid things. Throw ...

Read More »

7 Steps On How Facebook Can Setup A Job Board

Are you really going to watch the entire Olympics? I mean, Badminton! Come on, seriously. Half the events like Artistic Gymnastics won’t even get air time unless an American wins the Gold. Everyone is all jazzed up about the Olympics but we only care about a handful of events. The ...

Read More »

Linkedin You Suck for Killing Pealk

Many years ago, recruiters flocked to Linkedin and amassed a 1st degree network equivalent to the population of Manhattan. The days of mass invites are over, gone, and shut off. Linkedin has become too restrictive. In fact, they limit the number of invites. And, now they are shutting off access ...

Read More »

Google+ is Like a Tasty Casserole

Social networking websites is like a plate of food. Facebook is the main dish. Linkedin and Twitter are just side dishes. But, Google+, it’s like tasty casserole because it combines it all together. Now, I’m not too fond of casseroles because we have bajillion of them down here in the ...

Read More »

The Sourcing Summit June 19th

Sourcing Summit Atlanta Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center Join us in Atlanta as we explore some of today’s best sourcing techniques, tricks, and tools. The one-day event features an exceptional lineup of presenters who will share their sourcing knowledge, from fast and free sourcing techniques ...

Read More »

G-Whizz must have App for Recruiters

A Recruiter’s expertise is judged by the number of Apps he uses to source and recruit.  Even if you know some advanced Boolean strings, you really need to have the right Apps in place. I’ve been using Google Apps and services for my iPad. Here is a must have App ...

Read More »

Another Open Letter to Monster.com

Dear Monster I read your blog posting, Open Letter to Recruiters – Your Stealth Candidates are Ready to Tango. You guys think “top performers” will be looking for work because the economy is getting better. I agree. But most recruiters say that Monster.com has “low hanging fruit” type resumes. That ...

Read More »

Open Letter to Monster.com – You’re Boring

Dear Monster.com Do you even remember Recruiters back in the 90’s. You know, the flashy fast talking Headhunters that used to wear suits, goopy hair products and drive to work in a BMW? And, once we they got to work we they would print thousands of Monster.com, Hotjobs.com, and Headhunter.net ...

Read More »

Why Unemployment Rate Means Nothing to IT Recruiters

The monthly unemployment rate means nothing to recruiters especially for Information Technology, and Engineering sectors because the methods used to collect the data is weak. Do you know how the unemployment data is collected? It’s actually based on a monthly survey. One week of every month, Census workers contact 60,000 ...

Read More »

Recruiting on Facebook – Open Groups

I’m trying all kinds of things on Facebook nowadays and I’m trying to convert my Facebook to more recruiting centric rather than just my pals. But Facebook is soooo walled off you can’t find anyone unless they went to your school, or share common friends. Look, I’ve got cousins on ...

Read More »

Dear Oracle, now that you’re buying Taleo…

Taleo, remember I told you a few months ago that you were lousy for recruiters especially when it came to searching candidates? Well, I just want to apologize for not emphasizing that enough.  For those that don’t know Taleo, it’s a popular recruiting applicant tracking system (aka ATS). It is ...

Read More »