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Jeff Yocom
  • Portland, OR
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  • Game Face, Inc.
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Another reason direct referrals are better

In my experience, referrals are the best source of high-caliber candidates for the openings I fill (not an earth-shattering observation, I know). I've also found that candidates that come from referrals are also much less prone to hyperbole and outright deceitfulness about their accomplishments and work history. Is your experience similar? That you can have more confidence in the veracity of information referred candidates share?See More
Oct 3, 2012
Jeff Yocom commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Karing Enough About Your Kareer Prospects Should Konvince You To Give A Krap About Klout'
"If running social media campaigns and other digital platforms for a potential employer is part of the job duties, I think having a good Klout score is relevant because as of right now it seems to be the best measurement for that kind of activity. If…"
May 7, 2012
Jeff Yocom replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Question of the day: How long should a job seeker wait for an offer?'
"Great question, Tim. From my third-party recruiter perspective, the answer depends on so many factors. It's vital that we have as much information as possible from our client (and candidate, in terms of where their head is) - and anyone…"
Apr 2, 2012
Jeff Yocom liked Drue De Angelis's blog post Search Firms: Big or Boutique?
Feb 29, 2012
Jeff Yocom commented on Nick Tubach's blog post 'Did Rube Goldberg Invent Our Modern Day Hiring Process?'
"Good post, Nick. As an agency recruiter, your comment about "our task as recruiters" highlights the fact that I tend to deal with two types of clients - those that allow me to be consultative and to provide the full extent of my expertise…"
Apr 27, 2011
Thomas Patrick Chuna replied to Jeff Yocom's discussion 'Pre-interview candidate prep: retained versus contingent'
"Regardless of the nature of the client / recruiter relationship, any recruiter who won't take or make the time to ask prep questions of the client before an interview is a chickens**t who should be in another line of work.   Same with…"
Apr 19, 2011
Jeff Yocom and Mark Bregman are now friends
Apr 15, 2011
Edwin Ostrand replied to Jeff Yocom's discussion 'Pre-interview candidate prep: retained versus contingent'
"I think you nailed it Jerry, when a client has skin in the game they want to insure they take the search more serious, opposed to someone who doesn't. I am just saying.  "
Apr 15, 2011

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