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Christopher Lyon commented on Matt Deutsch's blog post '1 in 3 Companies Reject Candidates Due to Social Media'
"I work mostly in the IT field so I really don't necessarily use this unless I am recruiting for a client facing position and the candidate has poor speaking skills. I do know of other recruiters in the Healthcare industry who will look at a…"
Apr 23, 2012
Christopher Lyon commented on Nick Lagos's blog post 'Recruiting is a game of failure.'
"Wow this actually gave me a little more motivation to work on a few "purple squirrel" reqs today. Great job Nick!"
Apr 19, 2012
Christopher Lyon replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Question of the day: Who made 3 or more placements for March?'
"I've made 5...not to bad a month"
Mar 30, 2012
Christopher Lyon commented on Debbie Fledderjohann's blog post 'IT Hiring Increases, Hits New Record'
"Always good to hear!"
Mar 16, 2012
Christopher Lyon replied to Rebecca Griffin's discussion 'certifications'
"Rebecca, An excellent question and one I myself am looking at getting feedback in. I think it really depends where in your career you are looking to go. If you are looking to be a sourcing ninja consider the AIR's CSSR and CIR. If you are…"
Feb 16, 2012
Christopher Lyon commented on Greg Savage's blog post 'Dinosaurs, neanderthals, and stubborn old fossils. You?'
"absolutely love this post. To many recruiters get complacent in their environment and think they are geniuses. Good to see someone calling them out on it.  "
Jan 24, 2012
Christopher Lyon commented on Debbie Fledderjohann's blog post 'Demand High for Tech Interns'
"I can definitely relate to this article. Recent college grads with BS degrees in Computer Science are usually getting 2 or 3 offers out of school. My advice to anyone in college is get a CS degree. "
Jan 17, 2012
Christopher Lyon commented on Jessica Lunk's blog post '5 Habits of Highly Successful Recruiters'
"1. Creative Sourcing techniques (in order to get the phone numbers :) 2. phone, phone and more phone 3. Make sure you somewhat understand your client's culture and the type of person they are looking for. "
Jan 12, 2012
Christopher Lyon replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Question of the day: Who has a deal on the boards already for 2012?'
"I've got two placements starting today for a large Government client in Northern VA. "
Jan 6, 2012
Christopher Lyon commented on Carolyn Menz's blog post 'Demand for Recruiters with Social Media Experience Growing'
"Great article and thanks for sharing!"
Dec 14, 2011
Christopher Lyon replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Question of the day: How many placements did you make this year directly through the efforts of social media?'
"none yet "
Dec 13, 2011
Christopher Lyon commented on Chuck Radcliff's blog post 'Where is Technology going?'
"In other words be open to new ideas and change but also keep practicing the fundamentals that made you success in the first place. :)"
Dec 6, 2011
Christopher Lyon commented on Craig Watson's blog post 'Candidate Exclusivity... I want YOURS!'
"Craig, Have you thought of having your candidates sign a non-compete form? I find that most candidates often don't know they are being submitted to a client because some recruiters just send resumes they find online. This is very frustrating…"
Dec 1, 2011
Christopher Lyon replied to John Kreiss's discussion 'How do you handle candidates who refuse to disclose their compensation information?'
"I typically move on from these candidates. I usually explain to them why I must ask and if they still refuse then I move on. "
Nov 30, 2011
Christopher Lyon commented on Steve Williams's blog post 'Gaps in the time space continuum….'
"Steve,   I feel your frustration. I work very closely with government clients in the DC region and I tell them upfront I will only work with them if they give me feedback within 48-72 hours and the project currently has funding. I typically…"
Nov 30, 2011
Christopher Lyon commented on Dyll Davies's blog post 'Which bit of "Don't apply for this postion if you ain't got the experience!" do candidates not understand?'
"Quite honestly the main reason why I don't post a lot of job openings is because of all the junk resumes I get. "
Nov 30, 2011

Profile Information

Name
Christopher Lyon
Job Title
IT Recruiter
Company
Quadrant Inc
Which best describes your profession?
Agency Recruiting
How many years have you been in the business?
2-4 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Government, Technology
How many employees in your company?
>50
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrislyon1983

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