Amy McDonald
  • 43, Female
  • Vincennes, IN
  • United States
  • REKRUTR.com, ResumeSpider.com,…
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Katrina Kibben liked Amy McDonald's blog post Preparing Candidates for Stressful Interviews
Oct 17
Amy McDonald posted a blog post

Preparing Candidates for Stressful Interviews

Let’s face it, job interviews are not something that most candidates look forward to but they know they are a necessity for a new job. They can be pretty stressful in any circumstance, but if your candidate is unemployed, or feels that they could be soon, the stress factor just increased 10 fold for them. Some recruiters I have worked with in the past won’t even present a candidate that is presently unemployed. I’m not that strict with my own candidates, but I do make sure that if they are…See More
Oct 16
RecruitingBlogs liked Amy McDonald's blog post Empathy in Recruiting
Sep 26
Anna Brekka commented on Amy McDonald's blog post 'Empathy in Recruiting'
"Imagine if we all upped the empathy factor in our professional as well as our personal dealings. Powerful indeed. "
Sep 26
Anna Brekka liked Amy McDonald's blog post Empathy in Recruiting
Sep 26
Amy McDonald liked Amy McDonald's blog post Empathy in Recruiting
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Amy McDonald liked Amy McDonald's blog post Empathy in Recruiting
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Matt Charney liked Amy McDonald's blog post Empathy in Recruiting
Sep 26
Tim Spagnola commented on Amy McDonald's blog post 'Empathy in Recruiting'
"I feel maintaining a level of empathy is a key trait for a successful recruiter. At times we are all guilty of making quick assumptions upon resume review or first phone screens, but to dig deeper to broaden the perspective can really make a…"
Sep 26
Tim Spagnola liked Amy McDonald's blog post Empathy in Recruiting
Sep 26
A blog post by Amy McDonald was featured

Empathy in Recruiting

Jill Krasny had a good article earlier this week on Inc.com called The Awesome Power of Empathy. This of course being the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. The article reminded me of when I first applied to be a search consultant at an Indianapolis MRI office.As…See More
Sep 26
Amy McDonald posted a blog post

Empathy in Recruiting

Jill Krasny had a good article earlier this week on Inc.com called The Awesome Power of Empathy. This of course being the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. The article reminded me of when I first applied to be a search consultant at an Indianapolis MRI office.As…See More
Sep 25
Anna Brekka liked Amy McDonald's blog post The Search For Joan: When Recruiting For Fit Becomes Expensive
Aug 19
Amy McDonald commented on Amy McDonald's blog post 'The Search For Joan: When Recruiting For Fit Becomes Expensive'
"Thanks Matt! I will take that compliment. I may change all my social media usernames to an alias like  "Dawn Draper- Mad Recruiter"hahaha. I love it. Coming soon to a web page near you! "
Aug 19
Matt Charney commented on Amy McDonald's blog post 'The Search For Joan: When Recruiting For Fit Becomes Expensive'
"Awesome post, Amy...really appreciate you sharing your insights and expertise with our readers. You're like the recruiting version of Don Draper."
Aug 19
A blog post by Amy McDonald was featured

The Search For Joan: When Recruiting For Fit Becomes Expensive

I'm working on a job order for a retained client right now. This will back-fill a position within their organization that I like to call their "Joan". Joan - like on Mad Men, you know? I love that series. If you watch it, you can probably identify that person in your own organization, right?She is…See More
Aug 19

Profile Information

Name
Amy
Job Title
President/CEO
Company
REKRUTR.com, ResumeSpider.com, RazorHire.com
Which best describes your profession?
Veteran HR professional
How many years have you been in the business?
>15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries, Financial, Government, Healthcare, Technology
How many employees in your company?
<10
Website
http://www.rekrutr.com
Blog
http://www.rekrutr.com/blog
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/recruitersresourceisamyluking
Twitter Profile
http://www.twitter.com/theamymcdonald/
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Amy McDonald's Blog

Preparing Candidates for Stressful Interviews

Posted on October 16, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Let’s face it, job interviews are not something that most candidates look forward to but they know they are a necessity for a new job. They can be pretty stressful in any circumstance, but if your candidate is unemployed, or feels that they could be soon, the stress factor just increased 10 fold for them. Some recruiters I have worked with in the past won’t even present a candidate that is presently unemployed. I’m not that strict with my own candidates, but I do make sure that if they are…

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Empathy in Recruiting

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 11:24am 2 Comments

Jill Krasny had a good article earlier this week on Inc.com called The Awesome Power of Empathy. This of course being the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. The article reminded me of when I first applied to be a search consultant at an Indianapolis MRI…

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The Search For Joan: When Recruiting For Fit Becomes Expensive

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:00am 2 Comments

I 'm working on a job order for a retained client right now. This will back-fill a position within their organization that I like to call their "Joan". Joan - like on Mad Men, you know? I love…

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The REKRUTR Vault : The Importance of Notes In Recruiting

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 1:13pm 0 Comments

Last week I received a message from a candidate I placed in 2003 about where she might send a friend who was job searching. Her email indicated that her career had advanced significantly since we last met and she is someone that I might market my services to. We had a nice time catching up when I called her.  I softened my questions about her own hiring needs by  getting reacquainted. I…

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