How to ask open and closed questions for recruiters

July 1, 2009

I found this thru a friend Blade McGunn.  Interesting way how to teach new recruiters how to ask open and closed questions.  Follow the link to watch the video and check other related videos too.  Enjoy!


WARNING: New Facebook Scams Today, Junfunrun and Bulitre by Pete Cashmore

June 30, 2009

We’ve previously covered a number of Facebook scams, most designed to steal your Facebook login details to spam your friends. Today another such scam popped up: the Mashable() team currently has multiple mails from “Junfunrun [dot] com” and “Bulitre [dot] com” (don’t visit those domains).

We’re not yet sure whether this is a fresh attack designed to steal login details, or whether it’s spam being sent from previously compromised accounts. Either way, the message is simple: if you get a link to one of these domains from a Facebook friend today, don’t click it. The scam is easy to spot because the automatically generated subject lines are in the format “Hi {RAND}”.

You should also check that your Facebook account is not sending these mails, as explained below.


What To Do


If you receive one of these Facebook() mails, simply delete it – one of your friends is affected but not you. If you find, however, that your account is sending the mails:

1. As a precaution, go to your browser settings and clear your cookies.

2. Change your Facebook password

3. Make sure your antivirus software is up to date and run a full system scan

4. Never enter your Facebook password on a 3rd party site, and be cautious about downloading untrusted software like a “free video player” – both methods have been used to steal login details in the past

What makes a great corporate recruiter? | – The Social Network For The Recruiting Industry

June 30, 2009

What makes a great corporate recruiter? | – The Social Network For The Recruiting Industry

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7 Ways Facebook will Change your Life!

June 26, 2009

I enjoyed reading this ebook from my friend Paul Dunay.  His concepts are really interesting and worth sharing.  Paul is a great author and best source of information when it comes to Marketing.

 For those who are new in marketing or seeking for additional source of knowledge in our field, Paul Dunay is an excellent source.

 7 Ways Facebook will Change your Life! by Paul Dunay

So I have just finished co-authoring a book called Facebook Marketing for Dummies (Wiley) due out this summer. It was a very eye opening experience to say the least. But the one thing it taught me was a profound respect for the Facebook platform.

What you are about to see is a number of ideas I have about the future of Facebook. These are not pie in the sky ideas or something I dreamed up – I feel these are very doable. In fact I wondered if I could get this eBook out fast enough to share these ideas with you before they actually happened!

So get ready to enjoy what I think is a sneak peek into the future of social networking.

What Our Clients Say

June 26, 2009

Growing our accounts and resources at the same time is a big challenge for us at POINTWEST. The difficulties become exponential as we cover multiple platforms and technologies. We have to be creative in our talent sourcing strategies to ensure that we have the right resources with the right skills at the right time. 

 One of our strategies involves development of sourcing partners who are aware of our strict requirements and committed to making the relationship work.

 SYSGEN is one of our partners who have been with us since our early years. As in any relationship, there have been highs and lows. The good thing with Sysgen is that they have been very responsive and easy to deal with. We have good working relationship at all levels in their organization.

 Beng Coronel

President, Pointwest

The People Behind SYSGEN

June 26, 2009

Lawrence Montinola Jalbuena

Chairman of the Board

Lawrence graduated from Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.  He earned his Masters in Business Administration from Fordham University, New York.  Lawrence served as the Vice-president of Finance for top companies including Alsons Cement Corporation, Iligan Cement Corporation, Northern Mindanao Transport Company, Inc., Bulkcem Philippines Inc.  and Calamba Aggregates Company, Inc.  He served as Assistant Vice-president for Investment and Finance of Great Pacific Life Assurance Corporation.

 Jaime Purugganan Roa

President & CEO

Jaime graduated from the University of the Philippines with a BA Philosophy.  He has 25 years of experience in Information Technology and technical recruiting. He is mainly responsible for Sysgen’s growth from a 3-man operation to an established 35-man IT staffing provider. He is also Chairman of Sysgen Outsource, Inc., a BPO company providing offshore CADD services to clients in the US, Canada and Australia. His past jobs include stints with Pan Pacific Computer Center and Innovative Systems Analyst (Philippines) Inc., as well as a number of consulting positions.

Frederick C. Gumaru

Vice President for HR & Recruitment

Frederick graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  He then went on to attend the University of the Philippines, Diliman where he earned a Masters in Business Administration. He joined Sysgen in June 2000 where his experience and background in business development have been utilized in preparing business plans, project financing prospectus, and conceptualizing and designing  marketing plans. Realizing the importance of HR and Recruitment to the success of the firm, the Board of Directors appointed him to lead Sysgen’s talent acquisition and retention efforts, as well as formulate strategies for the “recruitment factory”.

 Anna Rose R. Bautista

Vice President for Sales and Marketing

Anna Rose graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  After college, she discovered her love for sales and marketing and has since then made it into a successful career. She joined Sysgen in March 2009, bringing with her 19 years of experience in IT Staff Augmentation, IT Placement and technical recruiting. She is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of Sysgen’s sales and marketing initiatives, as well as maintaining true alliances and healthy relationships with Sysgen’s client-partners. Her past position includes Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Information Professionals Inc. (IPI).

Anna Katrina G. Roa

Vice President for Accounting, Administration, & I.T.

Anna Katrina graduated from De La Salle University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting.  She took and passed the CPA Board Examinations in 1987.  She joined Sysgen in June 1996 and is mainly responsible for managing all aspects of financial reporting, accounting, administration, and Sysgen’s information technology infrastructure. Her previous jobs included stints SGV and the Social Security System.

SYSGEN’S Expertise

June 26, 2009


● Advertising ● Manufacturing
● Banking & Finance ● Marketing
● BPO ● Mining
● Business Services ● Multi-Level Marketing
● Communication ● Pre-Need Plans
● Construction ● Real Estate
● Cooperatives ● Retail Trade
● Information Technology ● Shared Services
● Insurance ● Transportation
● KPO ● Wholesale Trade


● Database Administrators ● QA Analysts
● Database Architects ● SAP Implementers
● Developers ● Systems Administrators
● Doc Specialists ● Systems Analysts
● Help Desk/Support Staff ● Systems Architects
● Network Administrators ● Technical Writers
● Programmers ● Testers
● Project Managers ● Web Developers


● .Net Framework ● Natural
● ABAP ● Oracle Designer
● ASP.Net ● Oracle Developer
● C# ● Oracle Forms
● C/C++ ● Oracle PL/SQL
● Cobol/CICS ● Oracle WebDB
● Cobol400 ● Perl
● Delphi ● PHP
● Dreamweaver MX ● Powerbuilder
● Dynamic HTML ● RPG400
● Flash MX ● SAP
● Java ● Visual Basic
● Lotus Domino ● Visual Basic.Net
● Lotus Notes ● Visual C++
● MS Access ● Visual FoxPro
● MS Visual InterDev ● Visual J++


● Adabas ● MS Visual FoxPro
● DB2 ● MySQL
● Informix ● Oracle
● Ingres ● Progress 4GL
● MS Access ● Sybase
● MS SQL Server


● AIX ● Unix
● Linux ● Windows 2000
● MS-DOS ● Windows 2003
● MVS ● Windows 95/98
● Novell Netware ● Windows NT
● OS/400 ● Windows Vista
● Red Hat Linux ● Windows XP
● SCO ● Xenix