Archive for May, 2009

I’m signed up to attend a Webinar

May 30, 2009

“Becoming a Strategic Partner in your Organization” on Tues 6/9 thru Recruiting Trends website. It’s 1 hour long, he topic is very relevant in today’s economy.

I’m reading an interesting H.R. Book…

May 29, 2009

“Personnel Records: What To Keep, What To Toss” a guideline to follow on proper disposal of disciplinary actions, job applications, attendance records, etc…

Resume Writing and Mock Interviews

May 26, 2009

I had some friends over a few weeks ago to help them with updating or creating a resume. They have been told that Lay Offs are in the near future with their current employers, so this helped to empower them and not feel so helpless. We were able to put down on paper what their duties and responsibilities are, and emphasized thier strong points.

You could hear the clicking of the laptops as they typed from outside of the house!!!

We are going to get together again this weekend to review the resumes and make any changes/additions they would like. It was great to see them excited and proud about their accomplishments. If we have time after the resumes are done, I think we will work on “Mock Interviews”, and help prepare them for over the phone and in person type of interviews. That is a lot, so I think we might put that off for another time!

It felt so good to talk again about job descriptions, responsibilities, etc…and what they mean. I really miss my work as a Senior Recruiter talking to potential candidates about positions, and this gave me a taste of what I was doing before the Reduction in Force last March.

What else can I do to help these folks?…..

Good article about tracking the sources of new hires: http://www.recruitingtrends.com/online/thoughtleadership/1454-1.html

May 26, 2009

Mock Interview Session a Success!!

May 25, 2009

Everyone loved the Mock Interviews and are feeling more confident in searching/interviewing for a new job.

Recruiters, What is your preferred Applicant Tracking System and it’s most useful features?

May 21, 2009

I like IGreentree because it has the capability to immediately send an e-mail after an applicant has applied to one of your positions informing them that either they do, or do not meet the minimum qualifications for that particuliar job. I found that the e-mail telling them they did not meet the minimum qualifications of the position (which they probably knew already) cut down on inquiry calls made on the behalf of candidates checking the status of their applications…..what are some of your favorite features?