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 commented on Julie Salerno's blog post 'Interviewing Techniques that Pique Millennials’ Interest'
"My bad for clicking on an article containing that dreaded "M" word, but since I'm here... what happened to structuring the interview around the position to be filled and treating all applicants/candidates equitably and…"
Sep 10
Matt Charney liked Kelly Blokdijk's blog post You're Darn Tootin: Out with the New, In with the Old
Sep 8
A blog post by Kelly Blokdijk was featured

You're Darn Tootin: Out with the New, In with the Old

There’s something rather entertaining about retro slang and sayings. Perhaps it’s due to the over-saturation (as if it’s been raining cats and dogs or ice buckets) or overuse of the latest industry buzzwords or pure exhaustion from the endless auto-play videos of any fashionable Internet fad.Though there are different opinions…See More
Sep 5
Anna Brekka liked Kelly Blokdijk's blog post You're Darn Tootin: Out with the New, In with the Old
Sep 5
Nicholas Meyler commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'You're Darn Tootin: Out with the New, In with the Old'
"Resolution:  To avoid paleologisms."
Sep 5
Nicholas Meyler commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'You're Darn Tootin: Out with the New, In with the Old'
"Should "bleeding-edge" be replaced by "tweeting edge"?  Or is Twitter mostly for twits who tweet?  Twits on a bull... Nice article.  Our Industry, like all others, has a certain vocabulary that grows old and tired,…"
Sep 5
Nicholas Meyler liked Kelly Blokdijk's blog post You're Darn Tootin: Out with the New, In with the Old
Sep 5
Kelly Blokdijk posted a blog post

You're Darn Tootin: Out with the New, In with the Old

There’s something rather entertaining about retro slang and sayings. Perhaps it’s due to the over-saturation (as if it’s been raining cats and dogs or ice buckets) or overuse of the latest industry buzzwords or pure exhaustion from the endless auto-play videos of any fashionable Internet fad.Though there are different opinions…See More
Sep 4
Kelly Blokdijk is now friends with Nicholas Meyler and Maisha Cannon
Sep 4
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

Profile Information

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
Website
http://www.talenttalks.com
Blog
http://talenttalks.wordpress.com/
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Kelly Blokdijk's Blog

You're Darn Tootin: Out with the New, In with the Old

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

There’s something rather entertaining about retro slang and sayings. Perhaps it’s due to the over-saturation (as if it’s been raining cats and dogs or ice buckets) or overuse of the latest industry buzzwords or pure exhaustion from the endless auto-play videos of any fashionable Internet fad.

Though…

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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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