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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

IT Recruitment strategies : 4 Niche Job Boards for Free Job Posting and Resume Search

IT recruitment has its own challanges as you need to fine highly qualified technical talent quickly. In order to be sucesful here you will need to deploy IT recruitment stategies that work. You just cannot depend on large job boards like Dice and Monster as thousands of recruiters and employers and sourcing and recruiting same talent base. So many times we spend precious time recruiting a top end talent from major job boards only to be informed that the candidate is already on employers databank or aready in their shortlist.

Why? because you are depending on the same resume sources. The biggest job boards are also the most common resume sources!

You will have to go beyond the major Job Boards to be sucessful and you will have to be creative in your IT recruitment strategy. The following websites allow you Free Job Posting and Resume Search to find IT talent. The following Job Boards allow you Free Job Posting and Resume Search both and can add to your recruiting efforts.

According to estimate attracts 16,114 uniques visitors per month.This is one of the oldest FREE job sites for IT Recruitment. is a specialized portal that focuses exclusively on IT professionals. Here you can post upto 100 jobs FREE alog with a basic resume search. I have been using IT Job Cafe with good results.

According to estimate attracts 38,985 unique visitors per month. Jobirn is referral network that connects applicants with employers. Jobirn makes connecting easy with features like Video conferencing and chat where you can chat directly with job applicants. The site also offrs job postig via email saving time for recruiters. The resumes search is basic but can get you a gem of a resume if you are doing a simple search.

These are 2 new Job Boards worth taking a look. They offer impressive features but since these are newly launched services; their resume banks are light at the moment. But worth giving a try as they are growing fast within the IT recruitment community and free job positing can get you good visibility on the internet.

Talentspro is one of the new services with impressive functionalities for information technology recruitment.The Job Board offers resume match functionality to shortlist resumes quickly. The site offers Good Search functionality where you can save & schedule your searches. The portal also offers branded company pages to list all your jobs.

Bestminds is new job portal which allow you to manage your Jobs and Candidates on bench. The site also offer basic applicat tracking features to manage job applications and resume submissions. A feature worth looking at is the peer networking feature that help you to network with recruiters and resource vendors. The site also has a web chat feature that allows you to collaborate with Recruiters, Employers and Job Seekers.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How to get your Jobs Listed on Job Aggegation websites

One of the most effective IT recruitment strategies is to get your jobs listed on Job Aggregation websites. They can provide excellent visibility for your jobs posts and thereby helping you to locate interested local talent that can make a difference to your recruiting efforts.

What are the Job Aggregation Websites?

The aggregation websites crawl job openings of leading companies, job boards and trusted feeds from leading recruitment agencies and present those in front of job seekers in searchable format. They are getting increasingly popular as they provide job seekers with choice. The job aggregation websites compile their job listings from thousands of sources. So the job seekers can view opportunities they would have missed if they were just depending on a single job board to find their next employment opportunity. Most of these job aggregation websites provide excellent search and sort tools and saves precious time and effort in job search as the job seekers can sort though the openings my location and skills quickly and easily. If you have a well written / interesting job post then it will attract attention of job seekers. This can make a huge difference in your recruiting efforts.

Some of the biggest and popular job aggregators on the internet are:

How to get your jobs listed?

As a recruiter it is becoming increasingly signifcant to get your jobs listed on these job aggregation websites to gain maximum exposure on the positions you are trying to fill. There are many advantages:
  1. They present your jobs in front of thousants of internet job seekers whose resumes are not on Job Boards.
  2. Gives good exposure to your openings on the internet and these jobs are crawled and direct accessible on leading search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.
  3. You can get them listed Free of cost.  No need for expensive jobs subscriptions to publish jobs.There are several free services that will allow you to get your jobs listed on job aggregation websites for Free.

Also refer my Prevous articles on: Social Media Posting and Free Jobs Sites

Apart from these websites Free and Feature rich Applicant Tracking system like Smartrecruiters can help you to automatically post your jobs on Job Aggregation websites.

Read Prevous article on Smartrecruiters

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Friday, June 15, 2012

SmartRecruiters Free Applicant Tracking System for Recruitment

Applicant tracking Systems form the back end system of most most successful recruiters and recruitment practices. Until reccently Applicant Tracking Systems systems (ATS) were used by large & medium size corporations and recruitment firms as most Applicant Tracking Systems requires monthly subscriptions and generaly out of reach for individual recruiters and small recruitment practices.

Then Smartrecruiters came along offering free applicant tracking system.SmartRecruiters is a full featured applicant tracking system and allows you to build a solid recruitment management system to support your recruitment efforts.

Smartrecruiters offers features like:

  1. Posts jobs to several Free Job Boards (Indeed, Jobrapido, Trovit etc) giving solid job visibility on the internet.
  2. Provides social media integration so you can quickly share your jobs with your connections in Social Networking sites like linkedin,Facebook and Twitter.
  3. Smartrecruiters allows hiring Team collaboration so you can distribute jobs and collaborate with your team.
  4. Smartrecruiters offers facility to build your own career site with simple plug ins.
  5. Smartrecruiters  makes the applicant profiles 100% searchable, making applicant shortlisting easy.
  6. Smartrecruiters can help in speeding ou the recruitment cycle and also the most effective way to build resume databank.

Take a look at the video below:

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rapportive, Smartr & Xobni 3 Excellent Email Tools for Recruiters

Email tools have opened up new possibilities on connecting with your Email Contacts on Social Media space. Rich Contact Tools like Xobni and Rapportive shows you information on your email contacts much beyond the abilities of traditional address book. These tools allow you to view Social Media Profiles of your email contacts right in your inbox. You can view profile information, companies they work for and you can easily connect with your contacts on popular Social Media platforms like Facebook, and Linkedin.

These can be powerfull tools for recruiter if used correctly:

  1. Helps you to grow your social network quickly.
  2. You can connect with candidates you recruit on Social Media Platforms.
  3. Once connected you can stay abreast on their carer moves and you can approach them directly with Job opportunities in the future.
  4. Connect with recruiters in Contact Marketplace and build one on one rapport and share jobs, resumes and hot-lists.
  5. Can be a nifty toll to Advertise Jobs and to get referrals from your network.


Rapportive is a Gmail companion shows you rich information about your contacts right inside your inbox. Once you install Rapportive browser extension you will be able

to view what people look like, where they're based, and what they do right in your Gmail inbox. You can easily connect with your email contacts on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google + and more.

Xobni for Outlook

Xobni pioneered rich email companions. A powerfull tool Xobni for outlook seamlessly integrates with outlook contacts and will show you complete social profiles for

everyone on your contact list. Xobni allows you to search contacts by firstname, lastname OR by company name.

Smartr Inbox from Xobni

This is a Gmail Companion and webmail version of the Xobni for outlook. Offers silmlar features just like the Xobni outlook tool. Xobni also offers Apps on iPhone and Android Mobile Platforms. For more visit Xobni.

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Recruiting Bar - An essential resume sourcing tool for Recruiters

There are millions of resumes and profiles on the Internet but searching and filtering this data requires advance knowledge of Boolean Logic. The recruiting bar makes sourcing easy with over 100 pre consrtructed boolean phrases that allow you to seouce resumes from leading search engines (Google, Bing etc) and social networking sites (Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter etc). All you need to do is download and install the toolbar on your browser, select the search that you want to perform, modify the string and run the search. The searched will bring you the resumes that you are looking for! You can become a Boolean Pro yourself in matter of weeks!

This toolbar will give you the ability to source resumes on open internt outside the job boards that can make a difference to your recruiting efforts. Keep in mind that a lot of top talents will never post their resumes on Job Boards but their profiles are searchable on the Internt via private blogs / websites or on Social Networking sites.

Apart from resume search the Recruiting Bar also offers useful content on traning, webinars, research tools and may more.

Check the video below for a quick lesson how to use the bar:

You can Download the bar at :

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Bullhorn Reach & Jobshouts 2 Excellent Free Social Media Recruitment Tools

Following up on my earlier article on Social Media Recruitment I did a quick research on social media recruitment tools on the internet. There are excellent social media recruitment tools out there but most of them requires paid subscriptions. Out of those, 2 services (Jobshouts & Bullhorn Reach) stood out as they are Free and Very Effective in reaching hidden talent and referrals on your social networks.

Social media recruitment can be a very usefull tool for recruiters as these tools allow you to share your jobs with your connections on popular social networks quickly. But in order to be sucessful in social media recruitment space you need to build your social networks diligently. Larger the number of connections you have on the social media platforms like Linkedin, Facebook, Google + and Twitter, the better will be the results.

Bullhorh Reach is a excellent social recruting tool and allows 2 Free Job Posts. Once you sign up Bullhorn Reach linked ups with your social media accounts on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter allowing you to quicky share your jobs with your connections across social networks.

JobShouts is a job distribution network and social recruiting search engine. JobShouts! is integrated with social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and LinkedIn. Allowing you to quickly publish your Jobs across your Social Media Accounts.

Apart from Social Media platforms, Jobshouts! also distributes job postings to Job Aggregators like Indeed, Simply Hired etc thereby allowing you a good presence on the traditation internet job advertisement space as well.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

4 Free Job Posting Sites for Recruiters

Where do I post my Jobs?

One of the biggest challenges any recruiter faces is how to reach out to qualified talent quickly. Everyday thousands of job applicants search the internet for their next employment opportunity. The most effective methods is to advertise jobs on the Internet.
The Challenge: Most of the job boards offer paid job advertisement slots and expensive. 
Remember most of the job seekers are not going to restrict their searches on major Job Boards Like Monster or Dice. They also search on popular search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo and increasingly on Job Aggregation websites like SimplyHired, Indeed, Oodle etc. This is where advertising on the internet comes in.

The following are few websites that allow you to advertise jobs  free and they produce results. They are crawled regularly by Google and some of then are directly liked with Job Aggregation websites. Your Job Post will quickly show up on Google, Bing etc and in turn in front of thousands of job seekers. A well drafted job advertisement will attract job applicants that can make a difference in your recruiting efforts.

One of the oldest free services jobveetise adds 44,433 new jobs every week. Jobvertise's mission is to provide top tier recruiting and career tools at little or no cost. With over 200,000 employer accounts and over 1 MILLION resumes Jobvertise appeals to recruiters working for themselves and Fortune 500 corporations.

An excellent free service that allows to to post free and also broadcasts the jobs to leading job syndicators such as Simplyhired, Indeed, Careerjet, Oodle Etc.

Devbistro offer FREE job posting (5 Jobs Per Month). Each month, the site attracts over 350,000 visitors (1.5 million pageviews) and growing! Employers using vary from Fortune 500 to startups located around the globe. These include global Technology leaders such as Google,, Microsoft, Dell, Yahoo, Oracle, Ebay, Electronic Arts, Accenture and many others.

A similar service like Postjobfree that allows to to post free and also broadcasts the jobs to leading job syndicators such as Indeed, Oodle Etc.

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Google Groups for Recruitment : 24 Top Google Groups to subscribe to for Contract IT Recruitment

Google Groups that caters to Corp to Corp Staffing are the quickest to find qualified H1B talent on the internet. All you need to do is subscribe to the Groups you want to use. After becoming member you can publish your hot IT requirements OR distribute consultant hot lists to a large number to resource vendors who are subscribers to these groups.There are over 100 active Google Groups for Corp to Corp recruitment but the list selected below are the most active groups in terms on volume posts and number of members.

These list below will allow to to reach out to over 10,000 recruiters. Please note that there will be a lot of overlap of recruiters across the groups but offers excellent way to rech out to a large list quickly and efficiantly. Needless to say these allways works!

Tips to select Groups:

1) Make sure they are staffing / recruitment / employment groups
2) Make sure they are catering to US IT marketplace.
3) Make sure that there are no unrelated spam or adult oriented posts in the group you are signing up for.
4) Allways subscribe digest mails of your mainbox will get flooded with mails.

  1. US-Staffing //!forum/us-staffing
  2. Recruiting Simplifies //!forum/recruiting-simplifies
  3. USITJOBS //!forum/usitjobs
  4. SureShotJobs //!forum/sureshotjobs
  5. Technical Recruiters //!forum/technical-recruiters
  6. C-2-C-Corp-Usajobs //!forum/c-2-c-corp-usajobs
  7. Ethical Recruiters //!forum/closure
  8. ITSOFTWAREJOBS //!forum/itsoftwarejobs
  9. USITSTAFFING //!forum/usitstaffing
  10. C2C JOBS //!forum/c2c-jobs
  11. IT CONSULTING US RECRUITING //!forum/it-consulting-us-recruiting
  12. IT CONSULTING US staffing //!forum/it-consulting-us-staffing
  13. C2C DealUSA //!forum/c2c-dealusa
  14. C2C-staffing //!forum/c2c-staffing
  15. IMMEDIATE-RESPONSE //!forum/immediate-response
  16. IMMEDIATE REQUIREMENT //!forum/immediate-requirement
  17. US-Staffing //!forum/us-staffing
  18. C2C-C2C //!forum/c2c-c2c
  19. US IT HOTLIST //!forum/us-it-hotlist
  20. HOTLIST-moreDICE //!forum/hotlist-moredice
  21. True Value Careers //!forum/true-value-careers
  22. US Computer Jobs //!forum/us-computer-jobs
  23. US IT STAFFING - //!forum/usit_staffing
  24. Xrecnet IT Recruiters Network //!forum/xrecnet

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Recruiters : Earn Money by Posting Ads Online

Do you want to earn extra income?

If you are looking to earn extra income, take a look at the Legit online jobs program. This program allows you to earn money by posting ads online. Companies worldwide are desperately searching for people just like you to type up their ads and post them online, and they'll pay you nicely in return. It's a win-win situation. They get more customers, you get paid. It's as simple as that. 

This program is very well suited for professional recruiters like you to supplement you income. As a recruiter job advertisement is part of your everyday schedule and most of the recruiters are experts in advertising online.In other words you already have what it takes to be successful with the program. The program is flexible and you can start earning by working just a few hrs a day. All you need is a computer and internet access.

Legit online jobs is going to teach you EXACTLY how to do everything with our Step-by-Step Video guides and Image tutorials. That way, you can learn at your own pace.
  • You don't need any experience
  • You don't need any special skills
  • You don't need a marketing degree
  • All you need is a computer and internet access.

How much I can earn?

Earninns can vary but you can earn upto $200 a day depending on the hours you put in. Legit online jobs is going to teach you how you can start earning extra income from home.

How does it work?

You have to sign up on legit online jobs with a small membership fee. OMG is there a fee involved? Yes there is membership fee to join the program but the fee pays for itself.  The program works and all it takes is a small investment from you to start off. After signing up if you are not earning extra income, you can claim full refund of your membership fee within first 60 days. Yes you can get your money back if you are not earning income in other words the programs is virtually risk free.

Once you sign up you'll be provided with a list of over 100,000 companies you can work with. 3 simple steps as illustrated below:

  • Login to your ad account.
  • Choose the companies you would like to work with. (1000s to choose from)
  • Enter your ads into the forms and hit submit.
  • Sit back and start earning extra income every time a transaction takes place. 
You can submit the ads on your own schedule, day or night, and you do as many as you want with absolutely no restrictions. There will always be work for you to do no matter where you live.

There is absolutely NO COST to register with these companies, they require no experience, members  worldwide are accepted and you may begin immediately. You will be provided with everything you  need to get started; including some sample info that you can just copy and paste into the forms, along  with our Complete Step-by-Step System.

Special offer on Membership Fee

  • If you Sign up today and you will receive 50% off on the membership fee. So take advantage! Click here for details.
  • Money back Guarantee: If at anytime within first 60 days you feel like you are not earning extra income you can simply contact legit online jobs and receive a full refund of your membership fee.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

50 Hot IT Skills on the Rise

Here are the 25 certifications and non-certified skills most likely to increase in value over the next six months, as determined by Foote Partners LLC. But President David Foote cautions, "There is simply no such thing as a reliable six-month IT labor forecast in these volatile market conditions." 

 IT Certifications
 Non-certified IT Skills
SAS Certified Base Programmer
SAP Basis components
Red Hat Certified Security Specialist
RAD/extreme programming/agile programming
CompTIA Security+
Virtual private networks 
 SAS Certified Advanced Programmer
Business continuity and disaster recovery planning
VMware Certified Professional
Web 2.0 skills (AJAX, Adobe Flex, Adobe Flash, JavaScript, JSON) 
GIAC Security Essentials Certification
Windows 7 
Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator
SAP Web Application Server 
Cisco Certified Network Professional
SAN/storage administration 
Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional
RFID/wireless sensors 
Red Hat Certified Technician
HP Accredited Integration Specialist
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (all)
Business performance management software/systems 
Sun Certified Systems Administrator for Solaris
SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator
SAP EBP (Enterprise Buyer Professional) 
Cisco Certified Design Professional
SAP FI -- FSCM (Financial Accounting -- Financial Supply Chain Management) 
GIAC Certified Incident Handler
CyberSecurity Forensic Analyst
Ruby/Ruby on Rails 
Certification Authorization Professional
Social networks (tagging, virtual communities, social bookmarking, etc.) 
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (virtualization)
SAP SCM (Supply Chain Management) 
GIAC Security Audit Essentials
SAP SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) 
GIAC Secure Software Programmer
ITIL v3 Foundation 

IBM Certified Specialist - AIX Basic Op
SAP WM (Warehouse Management) 

Avaya Certified Specialist
Web Dynapro 

Check Point Certified Security Administrator
SAP APO (Advanced Planner and Optimizer) 
GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator
SAP PP (Production Planning)
Source: Foote Partners IT Skills and Certifications Hot Lists, July 2010. Rankings are based on interviews with hundreds of executives and primary decision-makers from the 2,000 companies in Foote's database of research partners.
(Courtesy: Jamie Eckle.