There’s a saying in boxing that goes, “Don’t lead with your chin.”
It’s hard to find an exact meaning for it but the one I always thought of when I heard it is one found in this forum - that it referred to a boxer who always left his chin sticking out, inviting his opponent to knock him out.
A more interesting thesis postulates (again on that forum) that the saying implies that… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 24, 2011 at 6:58am —
Something interesting happened on the Recruiting Animal radio show yesterday.
The guest, an unemployed wealth management analyst told us that one of the reasons she felt she was so long unemployed (since August, ’09) was that her industry had morphed as a result of technology.
She mentioned that many of the jobs in her sector (finance) were now being outsourced because of it.
It struck me as tragically comic… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 24, 2011 at 6:00am —
Thorough Sourcing, Part IV - ERE.net
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 23, 2011 at 3:50pm —
Most phone transfers end up in VoiceMails. This is a fact of American corporate life.
Here is an interesting recent LinkedIn discussion on the topic.
Always ride out the transfer and listen to the message on the other end. Many times it will hold extraneous information that will help you in your sourcing efforts!
Thorough Sourcing, Part IV - ERE.net …
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 23, 2011 at 3:30pm —
"Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm." ~-Publilius Syrus
Are your team’s phone skills rudimentary?
Do you have the uneasy feeling that they’re uneasy on the phone?
Have you ever listened to them on the phone?
Do they sound timid?
Do most of them seem to spend an inordinate time on the computer?
Is your team continuously delivering mediocre results?
Does the word “Gatekeeper” send a shiver through… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 10, 2011 at 8:30am —
"The I-net has its place, but my best source of new candidates is going to trade shows where I can meet and evaluate hundreds of people in a couple days. Linkedin works pretty well. Monster/Hot Jobs a complete waste of my time. Much of the info I find on I-net tends to be older--someone who might have been looking 6 months ago. I spend 80% of my time on the phone and the last 20% divided between the Internet and trade shows. Trade shows about one every other month for 3 or 4… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 9, 2011 at 11:30am —
Even though the event was not streamed surprisingly a lot of good information leaked out of it onto Twitter!
You can view the first day's tweets here.
You can view the second (and last) day's tweets here.
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 9, 2011 at 8:30am —
My resolve lasted a second week! Maybe if I can keep it going a few more it’ll become a habit!
Here’s the past week’s Recruitosphere news I found interesting.
I’ve been following the lively twitter stream for Sourcecon being held in NYCity on T and W (Feb8&9) since they weren't able to stream it because of technical problems (where will you be in your sourcing abilities when the Internet lights go out?) and you can too.
Search for the #Sourcecon… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 8, 2011 at 9:00am —
Many of you have heard me say this but it bears repeating because it’s the #1 tip to phone sourcing.
Identifying yourself immediately on the call goes a long way towards “removing the mystery” for the Gatekeeper. It is not necessary to state the company you’re calling from/on behalf of nor is it necessary to state the reason for your call. A simple acknowledgment of her name (if she tells you when she answers) and your name will many times get the job… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 8, 2011 at 7:30am —
Here's one for you: Continue
Employers are being advised to specify (in non-solicitation agreements) that communications made through an online social networking website such as LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. constitute a violation of the employment contract.
Wait, there’s more.
They’re also being advised to include a social media paragraph in non-competes that specifically addresses the use of computers and social media. The paragraph should state, among many…
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 5, 2011 at 11:30am —
Blow-by-blow phone sourcing example here
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 2, 2011 at 12:57pm —
Hi everyone - I'm trying to turn over a new leaf (and it's hard) and have decided to go back to many of my basics and assembling news from the Recruitosphere is some of that! Continue
So, to that end: I'm going to try to spend Wednesday mornings hangin' around in here and posting stuff I've seen in the…
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 2, 2011 at 10:30am —
When you're calling into a company and using their directory to see “who's still there” don't be convinced someone isn't just because their name doesn't show up in the spell-by- name function.
Most spell-by-name directories only list the persons attached to that particular office. So if you're looking for someone in… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on February 1, 2011 at 10:00am —