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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 liked Fred Liggin's blog post Everything Must Change: People Are Not Products
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Kelly Blokdijk commented on Chris Bell's blog post '5 Reasons Why a LinkedIn Profile Shouldn’t Replace Your Resume'
"Interesting post, Chris. I'm not familiar with anyone fully expecting their LI profile to replace their resume (in the traditional sense). Though if complete/comprehensive enough, a LI profile does serve as a searchable set of data that may…"
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Kelly Blokdijk commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"Good catch, @John T - I guess Mary liked even MORE of it than David did since she copied a bigger chunk of text. The rest of the content in that profile above seemed odd to me too (like cut & pasted out of some other context - perhaps a job…"
1 hour ago
Derdiver commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
" I would call him a tool but those are useful. What a wonderful addition to our profession, SMDH. "
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John Turnberg commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"he grabbed the next portion of his profile here:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/dbrownuscrecruiting "
11 hours ago
John Turnberg commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"Perhaps he did not copy it from your Linkedin Profile. Mary also has it on her's: www.linkedin.com/pub/mary-swanigan/90/4b8/382 Normally when I have seen this, it is on a fake profile."
11 hours ago
Tim Spagnola commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"I have posted this in the past.............. I <3 Kelly! - Brilliant post."
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Tim Spagnola liked Kelly Blokdijk's blog post Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame
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Nicholas Meyler commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"A brilliant short story about plagiarizing "Don Quixote" is worth reading.  http://vahidnab.com/menard.pdf"
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Pete Radloff commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"A wink? Really? SMDH.   Im a firm believer in Karma, and it always makes a return trip. "
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Kelly Blokdijk commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"In case you were wondering what happened next... Consider yourself enlightened!  "
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Nicholas Meyler commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"A whole paragraph is quite a lot...  especially on a profile that is supposed to be a presentation of one's own work.  Not cool, but "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."  Apparently, he is a fan of your…"
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Amy Ala commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame'
"that's guano crazy. a better inmail might have been "hey I liked this part of your profile SO MUCH I stole it...." lol"
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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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Human Resources
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Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:06pm 15 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 30 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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