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Microsoft OneNote for Recruiting

Microsoft OneNote for Recruiting

Any Microsoft OneNote enthusiasts out there? I have been using OneNote for the past 6 months for my daily recruiting tasks. I was wondering how many other recruiters are using this tool to keep track of job reqs and to do’s. We use Taleo Business Edition for Applicant Tracking which does a decent job of record keeping. It becomes a bit tedious sometimes with all the clicking involved. For those that aren’t familiar with it, it is a notebook that…

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Top 5 Job Sites

Top 5 Job Sites

Business Insider survey on five best job sites, according to users by Vanessa Bostwick on April 20, 2011 Earlier last week, Business Insider polled its readers to find out which job sites are their favorites and if they are utilizing social media and professional networking sites to connect with employers before scoring the big interview. The results are in, and today Business Insider is publishing its findings. Here are the top picks for best job site: 1. Indeed, the “Google”…

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Panel on Tuesday – 3/29/11

Panel on Tuesday – 3/29/11

I’ll be on a Recruiter Panel (“Ask the Recruiter”) at Custer Road United Methodist Church on Tuesday, 3/29/11 at 6:30pm – 8pm. http://www.crumc.org/templates/cuscusterroad/default.asp?id=33399 http://www.crumc.org/templates/cuscusterroad/details.asp?id=33399&PG=Events&CID=0 The audience will ask questions to the panel regarding hiring, common practices, etc. Description: Open to anyone in career transition, this meeting will include a guest speaker with timely information on job search techniques, networking or career transition. 3/30/11 — Takeaways from last night. Be honest.  Follow up.  LinkedIn is your friend. Sign up for as many…

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Recruiter Feedback to Candidates

Recruiter Feedback to Candidates

This is an exerpt from Jane Blackmore from Recruitingblogs.com http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profile/janeblackmore “…..The candidate service is at the core of what we do as recruiters and most candidates just want to know the truth and quickly; most are big enough to deal with rejection if that is the case. If the feedback isn’t good news all a recruiter does by delaying it is create false hope which quite frankly is mean. I have heard and seen so many poor recruiters promise they…

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Resume Tips

Resume Tips

When you are sending your resume to an employer or a recruiter, make sure to name your document as “JohnSmith.doc” or “John Smith – Software Engineer.doc” rather than “resume.doc”. This helps recruiters in agencies as well as corporate recruiters easily locate your resume in the folders on their computer.  I would also submit your resume in Microsoft Word format rather than .pdf. Most applicant tracking systems can read both but it’s more likely the field extractor for the database will…

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Resumes, ATS, and .PDF

Resumes, ATS, and .PDF

I borrowed this from Craig Fisher at http://blog.fishdogs.com/ – he is a social branding expert and recruiter. You can find him on twitter @fishdogs. My Comment:  .PDF is a nice looking format but it is not very functional for hiring managers or ATS systems. Recruiters then have to convert it to a Word doc in order to use it which is time consuming. So you want your resume to look pretty.  Naturally.  But is your pretty format preventing your resume from…

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Working through VMS Systems

Working through VMS Systems

This is a posting I am borrowing from Kevin Womack at DFW IT Staffing —http://www.dfwitstaffing.com/content/. Great info working with VMS as a candidate. If you are an IT Job Seeker, hopefully you realize that you are in a competition and, let me tell you, there is no competition as fierce as getting a job through a VMS. For the uninitiated, VMS is an acronym for Vendor Management System. A VMS is typically used by larger companies to manage their staffing…

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Candidate Courtesy

Candidate Courtesy

Within the last 6 months or so, I have noticed a common occurence… I have seen a larger number of candidates that have cancelled or rescheduled interviews at the last minute.  I still haven’t figured out if it is the economy or why this is happening so frequently. We have solid opportunities with clients. I typically confirm an interview well ahead of time if possible and confirmed the phone interview or in person interview with the client – I get an email 1…

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Laid off?

Laid off?

Been laid off recently? Unfortunately I’ve been talking to folks who are still getting laid off from their companies. Here are some suggestions for you: Take a few days to compose yourself. It’s not your fault and don’t take it personally. This is the situation of the state of the economy. I’ve been through a layoff and it’s not fun. Get support from other employees and support each other. If it’s a big company, create a Yahoo Email Group list,…

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