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Looking for a content marketing opportunity in the recruitment space.

Started Jun 7, 2013 0 Replies

Hello, RecruitingBlogs!I'm looking to make a move in the recruitment space, preferably to a startup or small company. I have over 9 years of B2B marketing experience, two of which are in the space.My…Continue

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Rchilli Parser liked Jen Picard's blog post To Get Great Candidates (and hires), Communicate!
Mar 21
Keith D. Halperin commented on Jen Picard's blog post 'To Get Great Candidates (and hires), Communicate!'
"Thanks, Jen. That's very interesting- we may be talking about two difeernt things here (or maybe not)... I've been contract recruiting here in the Bay Area for nearly 20 years- largely tech companies- from barely 20  people to Fortune…"
Mar 19
Jen Picard commented on Jen Picard's blog post 'To Get Great Candidates (and hires), Communicate!'
"I've seen it happen in several startups I've worked with. I'm in the tech world, though, which I know is very different from how other companies are hiring - but I see no harm in all companies striving to get the best talent. Do you?"
Mar 19
Keith D. Halperin commented on Jen Picard's blog post 'To Get Great Candidates (and hires), Communicate!'
"Thanks, Jen. When is the last time you heard of a sr. recruiting head being called on the carpet or fired for overseeing a crappy CE for regular (as opposed to "special") applicants? No Cheers, Keith"
Mar 19
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To Get Great Candidates (and hires), Communicate!

With all of the candidates you’ve likely found through your job postings, referrals and proactive sourcing methods, it may be a daunting task to try to communicate with all of them. But effective communication is key to keeping your top talent interested, while not hurting your employer brand by ignoring the unqualified…See More
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To Get Great Candidates (and hires), Communicate!

With all of the candidates you’ve likely found through your job postings, referrals and proactive sourcing methods, it may be a daunting task to try to communicate with all of them. But effective communication is key to keeping your top talent interested, while not hurting your employer brand by ignoring the unqualified…See More
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Rchilli Parser liked Jen Picard's blog post Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process
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Jen Picard commented on Jen Picard's blog post 'Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process'
"Interesting story, Linda! I always think honesty is the best policy."
Feb 27
Keith D. Halperin commented on Jen Picard's blog post 'Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process'
"@ Linda: Well-said. Ask early, ask often. If they lie, then they're better off NOT hired. -kh"
Feb 27
Linda Ferrante LoCicero commented on Jen Picard's blog post 'Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process'
"#5. Ask where they are in their job search. This is part of our conversation, each time, every time.  I work with the candidates to help them discover which is the best option for them.  If it's not mine, or if mine doesn't rank…"
Feb 27
Keith D. Halperin commented on Jen Picard's blog post 'Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process'
"You're very welcome, Jen.. :)"
Feb 26
Jen Picard commented on Jen Picard's blog post 'Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process'
"Great points, Keith! You're totally right, companies need more than a good hiring process to get the best candidates, and many good candidates will deal with a poor experience to get into monster companies (like the one that starts with a G and…"
Feb 26
Keith D. Halperin commented on Jen Picard's blog post 'Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process'
"Thanks, Jen. "If you're the hiring manager, do you want the candidate that just wants a job, or that is actually in demand because they're highly qualified". Of course I do, but in this market, many of the best  people are…"
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Tom Bolt liked Jen Picard's blog post Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process
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Jen Picard commented on Jen Picard's blog post 'Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process'
"Thanks Tim - and good for you! It can be difficult to make changes like this, when hiring managers don't necessarily understand the candidate's perspective and how challenging it can be to interview when you already have a job, or if you…"
Feb 25
Keith D. Halperin commented on Jen Picard's blog post 'Don't Lose your Best Candidates Because of your Interview Process'
"Thanks, Jen. Actually, if a company isn't looking for the "Fab 5%" that everybody drools over, or some other in-demand skillsets, they can take forever and treat candidates like dirt- most job seekers today have no real choices (~3…"
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Jen Picard
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To Get Great Candidates (and hires), Communicate!

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 3:21pm 3 Comments

With all of the candidates you’ve likely found through your job postings, referrals and proactive sourcing methods, it may be a daunting task to try to communicate with all of them.…

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Get World Class Talent with Relocation Benefits

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 9:00am 4 Comments

Great talent is hard to find because the demand outweighs the supply. Especially for tech companies, business is good and they need more software engineers to drive the production they have the demand for.

But they just can’t seem to fill their positions because jobs are being created much faster than they can…

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Sourcing Candidates with Twitter's Advanced Search

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 2:00pm 6 Comments

Twitter is, hands down, my favorite social network. It's a great source of information and learning, and a wonderful way  to connect with people who share similar interests. As a recruiter, it's also great…

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At 4:14pm on July 23, 2012, Bill Schultz said…

Tough crowd here, Jen.  ;-)

 
 
 

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