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The New Crop

June 7, 2005
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Millions of college graduates are joining the American workforce this month--and what they want and expect from work isn't the same as it was for their older siblings. Employers and generational experts discuss what this latest generation is looking for in its jobs and careers.
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The New Crop

June 7, 2005
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Millions of college graduates are joining the American workforce this month--and what they want and expect from work isn't the same as it was for their older siblings. Employers and generational experts discuss what this latest generation is looking for in its jobs and careers.
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Air Carrier Song An Escape From “Oppressive” Airline Jobs

January 7, 2005
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An interview with officials from the offshoot of Delta Air Lines. Employees have the president’s cell phone number and are kept in the loop about the company’s business plan.
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Social-Networking for Recruiters

July 30, 2004
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Recruiters are taking an interest in social-networking Web sites as a way to tap valuable passive job candidates. Purely social sites like Friendster aren't as rich in possibilities as such business-oriented sites as LinkedIn, Ryze and ZeroDegrees. For now social-networking sites are a large, unruly experiment in online recruiting.
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As the Big Three Job Boards Battle It Out, DirectEmployers Quietly Wheels and Deals

July 6, 2004
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Because of DirectEmployers’ low-key approach, it’s still not well known by job-seekers, and some employers complain that it’s not driving the level of traffic they want to their Web sites. Still, this search engine for jobs has been quietly striking deals that may alter the world of online recruiting.
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A Social-Technology Cheat Sheet

May 3, 2004
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A rundown of some of the major players in the social-software field, along with their cost, their ease of use, and their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to recruiting.
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Friendster’s Success Is Big News for the Recruiting World

January 6, 2004
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With more than 3.5 million Friendsters signed up to date, someone with 100 or so friends might have 800,000 people in her network--enough to make recruiters salivate.
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