Kelly Blokdijk
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  • Irvine, CA
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  • Independent | Freelance @TalentTalks
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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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Kelly Blokdijk replied to Tiffany Branch's discussion 'The "Overqualified" Candidate'
"The terms "over qualified" and "under qualified" are entirely subjective. The problem I tend to observe most is recruiters (or HMs) only willing to consider someone that has already "been there, done that" EXACTLY like…"
Aug 22
Kelly Blokdijk commented on lisa rokusek's blog post 'Heidegger? Are you kidding me? Recruiting as narrative and the power of our words.'
"Great post, Lisa. Also, quite timely as I just recently had a conversation about this exact "problem"  Here's the gist of the situation: A recruiter pursued and eventually scheduled a call to "discuss an opportunity"…"
Aug 22
Kelly Blokdijk liked Katrina Kibben's blog post What You Need To Know About Image Copyright Laws
Aug 22
Maisha Cannon commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?'
"Love the title of this one, Kelly.I am starting to think it's the latter! And the opening graphic is awesome x 10!"
Aug 20
Maisha Cannon liked Kelly Blokdijk's blog post Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame
Aug 19
Maisha Cannon commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"Matt is quite the private investigator, haha! The wink seems a little suspect. So sorry, Kelly! I know how important words are when you are the original writer. Bummer. I hope he's changed the copy by now."
Aug 19
Nicholas Meyler commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"That's the price of rock-star HR fame..."
Aug 11
Keith D. Halperin commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"This doesn't really upset me very much at all. In any sufficiently large group, there are likely to be a number of unsavory characters. LI has ~300,000,000 profiles- there are bound to be a lot in absolute numbers, even if only a small…"
Aug 6
Kelly Blokdijk commented on Bert Shimabukuro's blog post 'Former Microsoft Worker Blogs About Being Laid Off – How Not to Handle Unemployment'
"I too have been laid off and it does suck, especially when the economy is in sucky shape. It's a sad situation for Jerry and the rest of those affected, but you're right, Bert, there are far more productive activities he could be doing…"
Aug 6
Kelly Blokdijk commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"Someone else pointed out another example. I seriously don't get this!  Meet Carrie... another HR & Talent Acquisition pro... Like these others she's also an expert at plagiarism - in case you are looking for someone new to endorse…"
Aug 6
Kelly Blokdijk commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"Agree, Linda! Completely outrageous and disturbing that people are this clueless. In my experience people willing to do "small" acts of dishonesty aren't trustworthy with bigger matters with bigger consequences either. "
Aug 6
Noel Cocca commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack'
"Stating the obvious....but Kelly, your are a Bad Ass Blogger...."
Aug 6
Linda Ferrante LoCicero commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"I am seriously shocked that anyone would steal someone elses' LI profile!  The audacity astounds me!!  This is such a stupid, trivial thing to do, I can't believe anyone would actually do it.  To put that much energy into…"
Aug 6
Michael Cox liked Kelly Blokdijk's blog post Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack
Aug 5
Nicholas Meyler commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"How come nobody plagiarizes me?  I'm related to Shakespeare, Byron, Newton, Mallory, Dryden, Churchill, Marcus Aurelius and a host of other semi-literate people, but I've had a hard time catching any plagiarism (although I will admit…"
Aug 4
John Turnberg commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"which of these profiles is real: www.linkedin.com/in/jsmithrecruiter www.linkedin.com/in/karensmithgoogle There are so many fake profiles."
Aug 3

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Name
Kelly Blokdijk
Job Title
Talent Management: HR, Recruiting & Organization Development
Company
Independent | Freelance @TalentTalks
Which best describes your profession?
Human Resources
How many years have you been in the business?
10-14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
All Industries
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http://talenttalks.wordpress.com/
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Kelly Blokdijk's Blog

Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:06pm 28 Comments

Usually when a recruiter contacts someone via LinkedIn, it’s because s/he saw something of interest on that person’s profile. Then there’s THIS GUY that apparently liked what he saw enough to plagiarize…

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Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 7:01pm 31 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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