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APR
2010

Winds of Change: How Twitter is Challenging the Job Boards

Robins and rain showers have always been a sure sign of spring. But the birds and clouds in this year’s forecast are signaling a dramatic change in the recruitment landscape. Can Twitter overtake the Job Boards? Twitter’s Lead-Generating Potential Twitter is mainstream mic
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APR
2010

HR – Administrative or Impactful? You Decide!

The function of HR is often undervalued and misunderstood. HR? They deal with dress codes, training packets, and stuff like that, right? Short-sighted HR workers stick to such “stuff.” On the other hand, HR pros master and manage how people issues affect business. They bui
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APR
2010

Will The iPad Change The World?

Ok – this is not my typical blog format but I felt the need to describe my interaction with this new toy. The key thing to realize is that I am typing this blog from the iPad while 30,000 feet in the air on a Delta flight to Orlando! As a recruiter and business owner I am consta
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APR
2010

Senior Executives NOT Happy

“You’re fired!” These generally painful words became a fun catchphrase after reality TV’s The Apprentice.  Millions of viewers waited weekly for ‘the Donald’ and his execs to dismiss ambitious upstarts for failing at their assigned challenge. It was
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APR
2010

Job Ads and iPads: Now Recruiting Your Predictions

The recent release of the Apple iPad is generating a much anticipated buzz: Will it be as big as the iPod or iPhone? Will it overtake print? Could it change recruiting forever? It very well could. As I sit in New York’s La Guardia airport, I am writing this blog on my new iPad,
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APR
2010

Should 40% of Job Seekers Serve Jail Time?

According to a recent court ruling: Yes! A survey by Tate, specialists in office support recruitment, found that over 40% of people have at some point lied or made exaggerations on their resumes to get a job. But embellishers beware: those false or inflated statements might land you b
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APR
2010

Innovative Recruiting: Make ‘Friends’ First

When recruiting an ideal candidate, “team player” is often part of the criteria. But when developing a recruitment strategy, how often is company-wide teamwork a major part of the process? Is recruitment strictly left to HR? For Silicon Valley giant Cisco, bringing the bes
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APR
2010

Facebook Fuels Fears!

A few weeks back I questioned whether or not online social networking can have a negative impact on the hiring process. The affirmative answer appeared March 29, 2010 on CNN. A recent survey commissioned by Microsoft found that 79% of U.S. hiring managers have used the Internet to bet
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APR
2010

Victory Through Voicemail: The Ongoing Saga of a Master Recruiter

I spent this past week on Spring Break with my family enjoying the beautiful scenery of the mountains in Tennessee and North Carolina. We had a great time zip-lining, riding ATV’s, and site-seeing, but yes, I was away from my desk, away from my office, unreachable for almost a f
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APR
2010

So Who is Really Hiring?

As the Job Stimulus Bill began its debate on Capital Hill in late winter 2009, many predictions were made about where job opportunities would be in the weeks, months and years to come. Repairing the nation’s infrastructure, healthcare, education and advancing science and technol
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