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Kelly Blokdijk's Discussions

RESUMES: are you willing to ACCEPT or do you REJECT a HOT MESS?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chadd Balbi May 21. 4 Replies

Should a resume with inarticulate or incoherent content, misspellings, grammatical gaffes, poor punctuation, typos or funky format be rejected? Or, no biggie?I recently posted an article on this…Continue

Tags: blame, LI, rejection, candidate, job

Recruiter wants to know all about your status

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith D. Halperin Mar 19. 10 Replies

Do you notice any problematic parts of this email message from a search firm recruiter who is recruiting for a senior level HR position? I am FIRST NAME, Recruiter with SEARCH FIRM NAME, reaching out…Continue

Tags: executive, firm, job, position, Agency Recruiting

recent LI messages (replies) not coming through email

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Ferrante LoCicero Jan 30. 3 Replies

Just wanted to find out if anyone else has noticed this happening... Hope my explanation makes sense! ~~~~ This isn't directly related to the recent controversy about LI's latest "enhancement" to LIR…Continue

Tags: Networking, Group, Messages, Recruiting Tools / Sourcing, Email

Would YOU source me?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelly Blokdijk Jan 16. 7 Replies

Experiment time. Or, rather a favor to ask.Would anyone who doesn't already know me AND is NOT directly connected to me, be willing to do a quick LinkedIn search to see if I show up in your…Continue

Tags: HR, seo, human, resources, Recruiting Tools / Sourcing

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Keith Halperin commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"I think that if you approach someone professionally and in good faith, in a way you'd feel comfortable being approached if you were a candidate, you shouldn't be concerned. If some ****-stain happens to "get downright *medieval…"
24 minutes ago
Nicholas Meyler commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Well said, Alejandro. "
1 hour ago
Alejandro Guzman Acha commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Asking for the resume was a mistake by the only measure that counts, effectiveness. Personal styles aside, in the story related, Jack ruined his chances with the candidate by putting the cart in front of the horse.  Sometimes that will happen…"
10 hours ago
Mitch Sullivan commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Yeah, asking for a resume was definitely a mistake. Are you sure Jack is in executive search?  He sounds more like an agency recruiter to me."
12 hours ago
Nicholas Meyler commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Not very long ago, a candidate published an article in LinkedIn about Co-dependency between candidates and recruiters.  I think that this is actually a major element of the conversation above, which is hiding between the lines.  One of the…"
yesterday
Nicholas Meyler commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"I guess that the recruiter doesn't have a right to find it unprofessional of the candidate not to be available at the appointed time, and not to respond immediately to voice-mail for an appointment she had already set up? Not one person has…"
yesterday
PAUL FOREL commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Sandra is correct- "The outcome of this example might have been totally different if mr. Jack Mehoff had taken the opportunity to speak on the phone for 10 minutes with a candidate he was trying to recruit..." This is not a complicated…"
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Alejandro Guzman Acha commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Lisa, You're 100% right about the when and how comment. I like - no love, the fact that you rightly point out that we're always under the gun time wise as well.  Something no one has pointed out however IMHO is that recruiting is…"
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lisa rokusek commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Isn't this a fun thread? Neither candidates nor recruiters are carbon copies of each other - so there won't be a one size fits all answer here.  BUT in an industry where we fight for credibility and respect it might be worth our while…"
yesterday
Nicholas Meyler commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"I would only ask for a resume from someone who has already indicated a strong interest in a specific opportunity, generally one which I had already provided a detailed job description for.  But that doesn't necessarily involve speaking to…"
Sunday
Sandra McCartt commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"It's a matter of timing not a matter of asking. Bankers don't run credit checks until after you fill out a loan application. Doctors don't run tests until after a patient has had an initial consult with the doctor nor does a dentist…"
Sunday
Nicholas Meyler commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"@Amber: I agree.  I get requested to accept unsolicited resumes all the time (I don't mind if people send them without asking my permission, either).  Bankers run credit checks, doctors run tests, dentists take x-rays, interior…"
Saturday
Sandra McCartt commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Pete, I have been apologizing to both clients and candidates for the behavior of idiot recruiters since before you were born. So yes it is working well for me and has for just short if 40 years as a recruiter. Let me draw you a picture. An in mail…"
Saturday
Nicholas Meyler commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Pete Radloff:  Well said.  I wonder why it is that I am so lucky that I never have that problem, though (of candidates saying that they have a resume on LinkedIn and won't provide anything else).  I haven't had that happen…"
Friday
Amber commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"If the scenario happens as written in this post, I don't think it was so out of line. But if I don't have the resume and we haven't had a chance to talk (even if I did call when they requested and got voice mail), I would probably…"
Friday
Keith Halperin commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"I don't think it's unreasonable to professionally and politely ask for someone's resume who's indicated they're open to an opportunity, aka (haven't bothered to "opt out" of the default setting). I…"
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Kelly Blokdijk's Blog

Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 7:01pm 27 Comments

Here’s the recruiting scenario:

An executive search firm principal (let’s call him Jack) searches for and sources potential prospects via LinkedIn

Jack finds and contacts a potential prospect (let’s call her Jenny) through inMail

In his inMail…

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Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 9:00pm 14 Comments

Way back when I first joined LinkedIn I was considered by many of my (regular, non-HR/recruiter) contacts to be an ambassador and promoter of the site. For several (perhaps hundreds) of my connections, I was their first. Less active networkers, distant colleagues, friends, or acquaintances would often comment to me…

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Grunts & Groans Sound Gross

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 11:00pm 10 Comments

After some recent scheduling inconsistencies causing a few extra absences from the gym, I was pumped to get my sweat on today. My energy level was revved up from the brief break, so I was eager to take advantage of the situation to get back in the groove.

My workout routine started out strong and I…

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Job Postings Are Not the Enemy

Posted on June 3, 2014 at 9:30pm 14 Comments

By now you’ve probably heard and maybe even read at least one of the 129,732 industry blogs or news articles about Zappos’ new job…

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