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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 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"Thanks, Will."
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Kelly Blokdijk liked Jim Stroud's blog post I was for using big data in recruiting before I was against it
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Kelly Blokdijk commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"Thanks for the fantastic comments and feedback, everyone! ~KB @TalentTalks "
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Derdiver commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"Brilliant. I have NEVER been a fan of LI nor an advocate of it. I use it because I have to. Great read!!  "
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Kelly Blokdijk liked James Ellis's blog post The Gap: What Really Happens Between The Offer and The Acceptance
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Will Thomson commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"Keith, Amen.  And.... As long as companies continue to pour their entire life savings into LI.. Read my RD post next week. "
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Keith Halperin commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"Well-said, as usual. Kelly. If I may be so bold: Until the word gets out that large numbers of major LI customers are cancelling their LIR accounts, LI will continue to ****-over recruiters and members every chance they think they can get…"
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Will Thomson liked Kelly Blokdijk's blog post Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn
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Linda Ferrante LoCicero commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"I miss the days when LI actually had value for me!  I love the Q&A section.  It was always a 'online think tank' when it came to recruiting and other HR related issues.  Very helpful, and I met some really great people.…"
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Tim Spagnola liked Kelly Blokdijk's blog post Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn
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Tim Spagnola commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"Not so sure of that @Lisa. I have said this to many in the past, but the noise levels on LI are just reaching obscene levels.  I <3 Kelly.....killer post as always!"
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Rchilli Parser liked Kelly Blokdijk's blog post Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn
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lisa rokusek commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"I was an early adopter of LI and had 30K direct connections early (is that at all rare any more I don't know?) and have been calling LI a cesspool since 2010.  But it is still a useful cesspool. It could have been so much better. …"
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Robert Stevenson commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"An apt metaphor, Kelly. As much as we're turned off by port-a-potties, many recognize their necessity and reluctantly use them. Maybe there's hope in their recent editorial push, perhaps there's still healthy discussion to had on…"
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Will Thomson commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn'
"Kelly, I love this!  LinkedIn has become an Outhouse.  It is very unfortunate.  Still, people continue to invest in it.  I am just amazed.  Thanks for writing. Will"
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Kelly Blokdijk
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Talent Management: HR, Recruiting & Organization Development
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Independent | Freelance @TalentTalks
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Kelly Blokdijk's Blog

Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 9:00pm 13 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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No job, no expertise, SUCKA!

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

I get hit up to take a lot of surveys from a lot of different sources.

Sometimes vendors of various products or services lure survey respondents with offers to take a brief survey and receive a free copy of their latest white paper, special report or e-book about the “War for Talent” or some other nonsensical topic.

While I’m not particularly tempted to participate due to publication prizes at the end, I do have certain geeky curiosity about…

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