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  • WEDDLE's Directory of Employment Sites on the Internet
  • The Sourcing Handbook
  • A Multitude of Hope
  • The Success Matrix
  • WEDDLE's 2011/12 Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet
  • Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System
  • The Career Activist Republic
  • The All Pro Career Pocket Planner
  • WEDDLE's Guide to Association Web Sites
  • Recognizing Richard Rabbit
  • Generalship: HR Leadership in a Time of War
  • WEDDLE's Guide to Staffing Firms & Employment Agencies
  • Finding Needles in a Haystack - Keywords for Finding Top Talent in Resume Databases
  • Postcards From Space
  • The Keys To Successful Recruiting and Staffing
  • 'Tis of Thee: A Son's Search for the Meaning of American Patriotism
  • WEDDLE's Newsletter for Recruiters & HR Professionals


    WEDDLE's Directory of Employment Sites on the Internet
    By Peter Weddle

    This one-of-a-kind database of job boards, social media sites, career portals, aggregators, employment-related search engines, job ad distribution companies, recruitment blogs and other recruiter resources includes 9,000+ entries organized by occupational field, industry and geographic focus. The database is delivered to users online and is both internally searchable and suitable for downloading into a CRM system. The perfect tool for high volume recruiting teams and organizations selling products and services to employment Web-sites.

    $195.90 ISBN 9781928734001

    The Sourcing Handbook
    By Shally Steckerl

    The Sourcing Handbook is the most extensive and up-to-date guide on Internet sourcing and recruiting, period. It is a one-of-a-kind guide to Shally Steckerl's trade secrets for finding talent online. With over 200 pages covering all the latest trends, tools, tips and tricks of the trade, it will help you source better, smarter, faster, and cheaper than the competition.

    The Sourcing Handbook covers all of the following topics:

    • Effective Emails to Passive Candidates
    • Passive Candidate Outreach via Social Media Channels
    • Passive Candidate Cold Calling Techniques
    • Understanding How Search Engines Work
    • Global Search Engine Syntax, Commands, Operators and Boolean Logic
    • Natural Language Search
    • And much, much more!

    Although this book will be published in the fall of 2013, orders placed now will receive priority shipping. So, be the first to get this extraordinary reference guide. Order right away!

    $129.95 ISBN: 9781928734796


    A Multitude of Hope
    A Novel About Rediscovering the American Dream.
    By Peter Weddle

    The American Dream is over. That's what more than a few people are saying. But, they're wrong.

    A Multitude of Hope traces the experiences of three laid-off professionals – all Baby Boomers, but they could be Americans of any age. Their search for reemployment feels like a journey through a modern heart of darkness.

    Along the way, however, something extraordinary happens. One of them is contacted by a secret online group of activists called Walden 4G. Its mission? To hack the privileges of investment bankers and hedge funders and destroy their hold on America's workplace. To practice, as they put it, "economic disobedience."

    Drawing on the self-reliance of Thoreau's Walden and the quest for an American utopia in B.F. Skinner's Walden Two, Walden 4G shows the three job seekers a different way forward. This new pathway offers them revitalized careers but also requires rethinking their role at work. It confronts each of them with a stark choice: will they accept a familiar but diminished future or will they reset themselves and reclaim the hope-fulness of the American Dream? Ripped right from today's headlines, A Multitude of Hope reveals the inescapable choice that every American must now make.


    $14.95 ISBN: 978-1-92873471-0


    The Success Matrix
    Wisdom from the Web to Get Hired & Not Fired
    By Peter Weddle

    As the Executive Director of the International Association of Employment Web Sites, the trade organization for jobs boards, career portals and social media sites, Peter Weddle has had a uniquely close look at the evolving nature of the workplace.

    He's now shared that knowledge in The Success Matrix, a collection of dozens of short, easy-to-read articles organized into two sections:

    • How to Find a New or Better Job in a Tough Job Market and
    • How to Hang Onto Your Job in an Unpredictable Economy.

    The book covers the new way employers are staffing their organizations, the resulting changes in the dynamics of employment, and the principles and practices for achieving job search and career success. It's wisdom that will work for you!

    $14.95 ISBN: 978-1-92873470-3


    WEDDLE's 2011/12 Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet
    By Peter Weddle

    The American Staffing Association called it the "Zagat of online employment."

    Published every other year since 1999, WEDDLE's Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet is the Gold Standard of guides to the 100,000+ recruitment services and job search support sites now operating on the Web. It covers:

    • Social media sites
    • Professional networking sites
    • Career portals
    • Job boards
    • and more!

    The Guide's one-of-a-kind information is organized into two sections:

    • The Top 100, our pick of the 100 best employment sites on the Internet. Each site is described with a full page profile of its features, services and fees.
    • The Best and the Rest, a directory of over 10,000 sites organized by the career field, industry and geographic location in which they specialize.

    In these challenging times, being a smart consumer of the employment resources available online is essential to success. So, shop like a champ! Get WEDDLE's all new 2011/12 Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet TODAY.

    $49.95 ISBN 9781928734680


    Work Strong
    Your Personal Career Fitness System
    By Peter Weddle

    Every day, HR professionals head into the office and work all day long helping to advance the careers of others. Now, there’s a way for them to help themselves, as well.Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness Sytsemis a career book that will enable you to protect and advance your career and increase both the paycheck and the satisfaction you bring home from your work.

    Designed specifically for the challenging workplace of the 21st Century:

    • This book not only tells you what to do for career success, but when, where and how to do it.

    • Work Strong presents the Career Fitness System which includes both a revolutionary philosophy of work and a regimen of daily, weekly and monthly activities that empower you to reach for and achieve the champion inside you.

      It is an innovative, yet practical guide to successful career self-management (and job search should you need it) that is appropriate for everyone from HR managers and seasoned professionals to those just entering the field.

    • This book is unlike any career guide you’ve ever read—it is neither conventional nor boring.

      Work Strong presents all of the information, self-improvement worksheets and self-advancement exercises you need to build a career with strength, endurance and resilience in the 21st Century.

      It also enables you to visualize success in personal career management by presenting a fictional account of what it would be like to Work Strong.
    In today’s world of work, you have only two choices: you can be the master of your career or you can be its victim. Get the tools you need to take charge of the one-third or more of your life you spend at work. Get Work Strong today!

    $24.95       ISBN 1928734472


    The Career Activist Republic
    By Peter Weddle

    A revolution of workplace liberation is sweeping across America.  Don’t miss it!

    The nation’s working men and women aren’t becoming free agents.  They’re transforming themselves into “freed agents” … into career activists.  And you can join them!

    The Career Activist Republic is based on three startling ideas:

    • Every human being is a person of talent—they are endowed with a capacity for excellence which enables them to accomplish extraordinary feats at work.
    • In today’s turbulent global marketplace, employers are no longer hiring even perfectly qualified candidates—what they want, what they need to employ is talent.
    • That new dependency empowers every American to work for him or herself while being employed by someone else—to create employment security they can actually count on even in difficult times.

    The Career Activist Republic will reaffirm your faith in the American Dream
    and give you the tools to construct it for yourself.

    “The most innovative and exhilarating examination of the American workplace since The Free Agent Nation, and one that makes more sense.”

    $16.95      ISBN 978-1-92873454-3


    The All Pro Career Pocket Planner
    The Career Fitness Regimen

    There are 7 facets to a healthy career, and this little guide identifies the practices that will help you address each and all of them.

    The All Pro Career Pocket Planner is a shirt-pocket-sized booklet of 76 pages packed with success secrets.  It describes the Career Fitness Regimen, the only comprehensive set of daily, weekly and monthly activities for building up the power and promise of your career.

    Drawn from the pages of Peter Weddle’s groundbreaking book, Work Strong: Your Personal Career Fitness System, the Pocket Planner will help you

    • strengthen your competitiveness if you’re looking for a new job


    • build up your capacity to excel if you’re looking for greater satisfaction in the job you have.

    It provides everything you need to become the champion at work you were meant to be.

    “The absolute right resource for anyone who wants to prosper,
    not simply survive in today’s challenging world of work.”

    $2.95      ISBN 978-1-92873467-3

    WEDDLE's Guide to Association Web Sites

    A growing number of professional associations and societies are now offering sourcing and recruiting resources on their Web-sites. WEDDLE's Guide to Association Web Sites makes sure you can find and use them.

    Completely updated for this our 4th edition, WEDDLE's Guide to Association Web Sites is the only reference of its kind in print. It lists the Web-sites of over 3,000 associations and indicates whether they offer a job board, a resume database and a discussion forum or bulletin board for online professional networking. In addition, the book is organized for easy use, listing the sites by occupational field, industry or other work-related specialization served by the association (e.g., diversity, veterans).

    Why is this information important? Because more often than not, the best prospects for your organization's openings are members of their professional and trade associations. These individuals have demonstrated both a commitment to self-improvement in their field and a sense of personal responsibility for such development. And those attributes, in turn, enable them to make a superior contribution on-the-job.

    So, what should you do? Use WEDDLE's Guide to find the international, national, regional and state associations that serve the career field and industry for which you're recruiting as well as any other relevant circumstances (e.g., your desire for diversity, the seniority of the position). Then, evaluate the options (again using WEDDLE's Guide), identify those groups that will best serve your recruiting requirements, and put them to work for you.

    $49.95       ISBN 978-1-92873451-2


    Recognizing Richard Rabbit
    By Peter Weddle

    Recognizing Richard Rabbit is a fable for working adults and those who will be, whether you're a seasoned pro or a first time job seeker, a college junior or a senior executive. It's a little book that will have a huge impact on your sense of fulfillment and success in the world of work.

    In the genre of Who Moved My Cheese?, this tale recounts the adventures of some forest animals who discover the secret to authentic living. Unlike any other book of its kind, however, it's a story that's told in two synchronized journeys: one in fiction—the fable—and the other in nonfiction—a parallel self-interview. Together, they invite you to tap into both your creative and analytic talents and learn how you can become the person of your dreams.

    Why is that important? Because the first step toward genuine and enduring happiness is recognizing your own true self. When you express and experience that unique person in your career and your life, you empower yourself to be the best you can be. And it's that superlative version of yourself who grants you the profound contentment, the deep sense of satisfaction that comes from having fulfilled your destiny.
    $11.95        ISBN 978-1-92873444-4

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    Generalship: HR Leadership in a Time of War
    for HR Executives, Managers & Supervisors (and those who aspire to be)
    By Peter Weddle

    This is the book the rest of the company doesn't want you to read. It's “Machiavelli's The Prince and Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People … all rolled into one for HR professionals.” Think of it as the pathway to equality and power in today's corporation.

    There are plenty of books about generic leadership. The bookshelves are stuffed to overflowing with books about HR management. Generalship: HR Leadership in a Time of War is the only book about HR leadership.

    The book's message is both timely and compelling, for HR is in the fight of its life—a War for Relevancy. It is a battle for professional survival in the face of ever deeper HR budget and staff cuts and the aggressive encroachments of HR outsourcing companies. No one likes conflict, but the inescapable reality of this battle leaves HR professionals with only two choices: they can either fight to win or they can lose.

    How can victory be achieved? This book probes the secrets of the most successful wartime leaders and relates them to the challenges facing HR Departments today. It is an excursion into the history of war-fighting and the exploits and attributes of America's most successful generals. It does not celebrate war, but rather explores how wars are won … on the battlefield and in the modern corporation.

    A fast-paced read, the book is filled with sound leadership lessons and lots of inspiration. It describes:

    • Where HR professionals must focus their efforts so that they have the maximum influence in the corporation.
    • How HR professionals can provide the leadership that will reinvigorate employee loyalty in corporate America.
    • When HR professionals must act alone and when they must build internal coalitions to accomplish their objectives.
    • And, what HR leaders and professionals must do to be recognized as “strategic partners” in the enterprise.
    If you're looking for practical, but outside-the-box insights on the role of HR, this book is for you! It is a call to arms for everyone who aspires to have a career in the HR profession.

    $28.00     ISBN 1928734189

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    WEDDLE's Guide to Staffing Firms & Employment Agencies

    Your organization has only three options when it comes to waging the War for Talent. It can acquire the staff, technology and other resources and allocate the necessary budget to do the sourcing and recruiting itself. It can outsource the effort to an HR or recruitment process outsourcing company. Or, it can turn to the nation's staffing firms and employment agencies.

    Staffing firms and employment agencies, however, vary widely in the kinds of employers they serve, the kinds of jobs they fill and the locations where they operate. How can you pinpoint which will best serve your recruiting requirements? Get WEDDLE's Guide to Staffing Firms & Employment Agencies.

    This one-of-a-kind guide is easy to use and effective. It enables you to search thousands of staffing firms nationwide by organizing them according to the career fields, industries and geographic locations in which they specialize. Even better, it also provides the URL of their Web-site so that you can then research and evaluate them and contact those that will best serve your staffing objectives.

    Today's business environment is a challenge for everyone. Few organizations will be able to wage and win the War for Talent entirely on their own. Most will need to partner with one or more staffing firms and employment agencies in order to supplement their internal capabilities and resources. WEDDLE's Guide to Staffing Firms & Employment Agencies will help ensure that you find the right partners for success.

    $49.95     ISBN 978-1-92873445-1

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    Finding Needles in a Haystack (Volumes I, II, III)
    Keywords for Finding Top Talent in Resume Databases
    By Wendy Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW

    Are you stymied by inarticulate hiring managers and incomplete recruiting requisitions? Are you tired of having to guess about what search criteria to use in online resume databases and your own candidate management system? Well, now there's a solution. WEDDLE's is pleased to introduce Finding Needles in a Haystack, the first-ever glossary of keywords that describe candidate qualifications and requirements by position title.

    This 3-volume set is the first and most comprehensive listing of keywords for successfully searching resume databases online and off. You can select individual volumes or get the entire set.

    Volume I

    • Engineering
    • Executive & Management
    • Finance & Economics
    • Healthcare
    • Human Resources
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Technology
    Volume II
    • Banking
    • Broadcasting & Media
    • Construction
    • Dentistry
    • Food & Beverage
    • Hospitality
    • Insurance
    • Investment Finance
    • Law
    • Pharmacy
    • Psychology & Counseling
    • Real Estate
    • Retail
    • Science
    • Social Work & Services
    Volume III
    • Accounting & Bookkeeping
    • Administration
    • Advertising & Communications
    • Architecture
    • Art & Design
    • Customer Service
    • Equipment Installation & Maintenance
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Manufacturing
    • Public Relations
    • Purchasing
    • Security
    • Translation
    • Logistics
    • Writing, Journalism & Editing

    The set provides over 25,000 keywords and keyword phrases, across 5400 job and position titles in 28 industries and professions. You can order each book for $49.95 or the 3-volume set for just $139.95. As, sourcing guru Shally Steckerl put it, these books are “a rare and uniquely useful reference guide for recruiters!”

    Volume I - $49.95     ISBN 978-1-92873446-8

    Volume II - $49.95     ISBN 978-1-92873452-9

    Volume III - $49.95     ISBN 978-1-92873453-6

    Three Volume Series - $139.95     

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    Postcards From Space
    Being the Best in Online Recruiting & HR Management

    By Peter Weddle

    Internet recruiting regularly goes through cycles where it fixates on the latest “great new thing.” While these new developments offer fascinating possibilities, however, it is the enduring best practices that yield results today.

    Peter Weddle has been writing about the Best Practices in online recruiting since 1996. In a bi-weekly column for The Wall Street Journal and in his own newsletter, he has covered virtually every aspect of sourcing, recruiting and managing talent on the Internet.

    Whether it's:

    • writing job postings for “A” level candidates,
    • using the Internet to find prospects who don't have a resume,
    • building relationships with passive job seekers,
    • designing and operating an effective Career area on a corporate Web-site,
    • implementing a corporate employment brand online,
    • using technology to improve retention among top employees,
    • managing change brought on by the introduction of new technology,
    • or any of a myriad of other topics,
    Weddle has covered what works and what works best. He has explored the challenges and offered innovative approaches that get results. No wonder The Washington Post called him, “a man filled with ingenious ideas.”

    Now, you can read the collected wisdom of this Internet guru in the most comprehensive, yet “recruiter friendly” primer on Internet recruiting and HR management available anywhere. Unlike other books, Postcards from Space recognizes the time constraints facing recruiters and HR generalists. Each topic is covered in a number of short essays—postcards, if you will—that can be read quickly, in a single sitting. While all the concepts and strategies are there, the book concentrates on providing practical, easy-to-use tips and insights that will put the Internet to work for you right now.

    $24.95     ISBN 1928734146

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    The Keys to Successful Recruiting & Staffing
    By Barry Siegel, Bernard Hodes Group

    Ever wish you could pick the brain of a real recruiting guru? Would you like to be able to tap the lessons they've learned and the wisdom they've acquired? Well, now you can … with Barry Siegel's primer on The Keys to Successful Recruiting & Staffing.

    Written by a recruiting expert with over thirty years of experience, this book provides a compelling description of the evolution of recruiting and the secrets to winning the War for Talent. Barry Siegel, the president of Recruitment Enhancement Services, explores the paradigm shift that saw the recruiting and staffing function move from the back office to center stage in the 1990s.

    The cause of this new reality, he explains, was a shift in labor market dynamics: suddenly, there were too many jobs for too few qualified people. As a result, sourcing and recruiting talent became much more important to an organization's future and its overall net worth. In response, companies invested millions of dollars to fight the War for Talent and learned many valuable lessons.

    Events since then, Siegel believes, wiped out those advances. Organizations abandoned their carefully constructed talent acquisition capabilities in favor of cutting headcount to meet short term budget requirements. The staffing department lost its resources, but did not return to the back office. Instead, it remains in the spotlight and under a microscope.

    In Siegel's view, recruiters and HR professionals now face a dilemma. They can either wait for a surprise attack of new requisitions to hit them from all directions in their company or they can move to wage a preemptive strike by adopting the keys to successful recruiting and staffing. For those who choose action, this book lays out a comprehensive strategy that will position the recruiter and their organization for lasting victory in new War for Talent, the War for the Best Talent.

    $19.95     ISBN 1928734170

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    'Tis of Thee
    A Son's Search for the Meaning of American Patriotism

    By Peter Weddle

    When you sit around the dinner table with your kids, do you ever talk about patriotism? Sure, you know what it feels like, but can you tell them what it means? Do you have the words to describe how patriotism is expressed and why it's important? If not, T'is of Thee is for you.

    On September 11, 2001, the United States of America was attacked by terrorists. For those of us who lived through their horrific acts, the day began bright with hope and possibilities and ended dark with despair and fear.

    As with the attack on Pearl Harbor, the day's events changed the focus of our lives. America was a nation consumed with its pursuit of Happiness on the morning of September 11th; by the evening of that day, it was united in its determination to protect and preserve Life and Liberty for ourselves and our families, for our present and our future.

    This book is about American patriotism. It is an intensely personal book—not unlike Tuesdays With Morrie—written largely in the two years prior to the terrorist assault on this country. It was finished in the week immediately following the attack.

    The book recounts the year-long “conversation” between a son and his father, between a living American and one resting in Arlington National Cemetery. Their topics range from the Vietnam War to the American Dream, but always, their conclusion is the same: America is as good, as vibrant, as hopeful as the patriotism of we, its people.

    $9.95     ISBN 1-928734-04-9

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    WEDDLE's e-Newsletter
    For Recruiters and HR Professionals

    Today's fast-paced, highly integrated global economy is always changing. How can you stay current with new developments and keep yourself up-to-date in the recruiting field? How can you get introduced to innovative ideas, but not get overwhelmed with too much information? Spend a cup of coffee or a soda with Peter Weddle's FREE bi-weekly online newsletter.

    There are hundreds of newsletters available on the Internet, so why should you bother with one written by WEDDLE's Publisher, Peter Weddle? Well, we think there are at least three reasons:

    • Reason #1: He offers a blend of recruitment strategy and tactics, of concept and “how to do it” that is unique and especially helpful.
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    Peter covers WEDDLE's latest research into the Best Practices for successful online recruitment and HR management. His topics include:

    • writing job postings that will sell even the most passive “A” level performers,
    • searching for top talent when they don't have a resume online and when they do,
    • figuring out what works and what's fad among new sourcing and recruiting techniques,
    • building relationships with candidates cost and time effectively,
    • developing an employment brand and promoting it on the Internet,
    • designing and operating a Career Area on your corporate Web-site that will attract the top talent you most want to recruit,
    • And much, much more.
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