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April 27, 2007
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Talent Zoo, a job board and recruiting agency, has announced its plans to unveil its new website, complete with new features, content, and usability improvements, in April 2007. A new Lounge section has been created separately from the rest of the site. The Lounge is where Talent Zoo houses all of its industry content and podcasts from communications professionals such as Allen Rosenshine, Colleen Barrett, and Marc Cuban.

CBR, an HR outsourcing company, strongly urges business owners to understand that their employees can benefit from a new trend in health insurance, Health Savings Accounts (HSA). According to the American Health Insurance Providers (AHIP), the number of individuals enrolled in an HSA-type insurance plan went from 438,000 in 2004 to 3.2 million in 2005 ... a seven fold increase in one year! And, by the year 2010, the Treasury Department projects 40 to 45 million people will be covered. launched the PayScale Syndication Center ( featuring the PayScale Salary Calculator. This web-based offering allows companies and organizations that operate and manage career and job based websites to access and utilize PayScale's specific and comprehensive real-time salary information.

Position Manager, Inc., the largest provider of Applicant Tracking Systems for Hospitals and Healthcare Systems, with over 775 hospital clients, announces the release of their Version 10 Applicant Tracking System.

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Thompson Technologies, a provider of "Precision IT Staffing" services to its Fortune 2000 Client base, Reports Another Record Breaking Year and Promotes Tim Smith to President. …

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E-skills UK have just released a new IT Professional Competency Model that will allow employers, educators and others to communicate using a common language and framework for skills, knowledge and experience. Rick Firth, Managing Director, Parity Training (, said, "Having worked with many organisations where we have implemented frameworks and audited skills, the IT Professional Competency Model will simplify the process of understanding the area of 'skills and competencies' and provide the 'springboard' for a wider adoption, especially in the private sector."

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Survey Finds Employers Form Opinions of Job Interviewees Within 12 Minutes Hiring managers often know whether they might hire someone soon after the opening handshake and small talk, a new survey suggests. Executives polled said it takes them just 12 minutes to form an opinion of job seekers, despite meeting with staff-level applicants for an hour and management-level candidates for 103 minutes, on average. The survey was developed by Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's first and largest specialized financial recruitment service. It was conducted by an independent research firm and includes responses from 100 senior Canadian executives.

Canadian executives were asked, "How long does it typically take you to form either a positive or negative opinion of a job candidate during an initial interview?" The mean response was 12 minutes.

In addition, executives were asked, "How many minutes, on average, do you spend meeting with a staff-level candidate during a job interview?" The mean response was 60 minutes.

Respondents were also asked, "How many minutes, on average, do you spend meeting with a management-level candidate during a job interview?" The mean response was 103 minutes.

"The interview begins the moment job seekers arrive, so applicants need to project enthusiasm and confidence from the start," said Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International and author of Job Hunting For Dummies(R), 2nd Edition (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). "The opening minutes of the conversation often set the tone for the rest of the discussion, making it wise to prepare especially well for the first few interview questions."

Following are five questions frequently asked at the beginning of an interview and tips for responding:
    1. Can you tell me a little about yourself? Concisely discuss your professional goals and interests as they relate to the job opportunity. Your answer should provide insight into why you are the right fit for the position and the company.

    2. What do you know about our firm? Research the business beforehand and be prepared to describe how your skill set and experience will help you contribute to its success.

    3. Why do you want to work here? Whether it's the company's values, history of success or reputation in the industry that attracted you, respond in a way that shows you understand the organization's priorities and business objectives.

    4. Why are you looking to leave your current position? Keep your answer focused on the opportunity - for example, a chance to advance your career. Remain positive and avoid disparaging other employers.

    5. What is your most significant professional accomplishment? Cite an achievement that demonstrates your abilities and shows you value results.
Founded in 1948, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, a division of Robert Half International, has more than 350 locations throughout North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, and offers online job search services at Guide to Top Specialty Boards
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