Last week this blog was nominated as one of fifty-two total blogs in ten categories at RecruitingBlogs.com. The contest is sponsored by ZoomInfo and you can sign up for a free trial at RecruitingBlogs.com.
I am in the Best Third Party Recruiting Blog category with seven other blogs:
- Executive Restaurant Recruiter
- Hiring Revolution
- Marketing Headhunter
- Neil Hernandez
- Talent In China
- Utah Tech Jobs
Any time I get mentioned as writing a good blog that’s good enough for me. Winning is a cool thing but to be included to the party, to have the invitation, is a good enough for me.
OK, but I am a Minnesotan and we are known for being passive-aggressive so hell yeah I want to win. You kidding me?
How do you vote? Simple, Click the ZoomInfo button above or click RecruitingBlogs.com Best Recruiting Blogs Awards 2007. That will take you to SurveyMonkey.com and a 30 second at most investment of your time. You can find MN Headhunter in category #1, Best Overall Blog Of 2007 and #3, Best Third Party Recruiting Blog.
Here’s the hitch, voting has been going on all week and you only have until midnight tonight, Friday the 21st. (Yeah I know, I waited until the last minute to tell you about it.)
And while there consider casting a vote for the other six Minnesota nominated blogs (links go to the blogs):
#4 Best Recruiting Technology Blog
#7 Best Sourcing/Research Blog
#8 Best Group Blog
#10 Best HR Blog
Many, many thanks to Jason Davis of RecruitingBlogs.com. This is Jason’s 3rd year doing this on behalf of our blogging community and we all owe him a hearty “Thank You.”
On a personal note, Jason has been a big help to me this year. He calls them “phone conversations” but I call them “therapy”. He has helped me with some thoughts on starting a search firm, compensation plans for recruiters, and the start of Minnesota Recruiters using the Ning platform.
If you are at all involved in or interested in getting into the recruiting profession I highly recommend you create a profile at RecruitingBlogs.com. While Minnesota Recruiters is for us local folks RecruitingBlogs.com has a national and global perspective and frankly has quite a few interesting personalities on it that keep it informative and lively. There is a lot of information there to soak in. Oh, it’s a free resource and Jason is a great monitor. Or as I prefer, herder of the cats.
One last piece to this post.
The blogs that have been nominated are all fantastic examples of how a blog can be used to benefit a company and/or an individual recruiter. You will find different writing styles, blog formats (the way it looks), voices (formal or informal) and lots of other useful information.
If you are thinking about starting your own blog start by researching the following nominated blogs by contest category (in no particular order), get yours started, and hopefully join us next year in this friendly competition:
Best Recruiting Blogosphere Personality:
Best Recruiting Technology Blog:
Best Job Hunting Blog:
Best Corporate Recruiting Blog:
Best Sourcing/Research Blog:
Best Group Blog:
Best Recruiting Industry Blog:
Best HR Blog: