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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chadd Balbi May 21, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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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"Absolutely agree. Living in 2016, you cannot adopt archaic tactics."
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Recruiters: Stop What You're Doing (please!)

These days there are a plenty of things demanding our attention. There are plenty of ways to attract attention. And, plenty of subjects and subject-matter that always seem be the center of attention.In fact, whether or not you realize it, many messages recruiters send (calls, voice mails, emails, inMails) come across as if…See More
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Recruiters: Stop What You're Doing (please!)

These days there are a plenty of things demanding our attention. There are plenty of ways to attract attention. And, plenty of subjects and subject-matter that always seem be the center of attention.In fact, whether or not you realize it, many messages recruiters send (calls, voice mails, emails, inMails) come across as if…See More
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Nicole Antonio-Gadsdon commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'So, you want qualified applicants to apply, huh?'
"I just love it when Recruiters / HR Leaders go all out to think about candidate/customer experience and make a concerted effort to put the 'human' before the 'resources'.  Ahem! Much work to be done.  The good news is…"
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So, you want qualified applicants to apply, huh?

Attracting the right applicants to a job posting can be challenging, right? Sure. Sometimes. Not always. But, getting them to apply might be... If your "apply now" process starts like the following, I'd like to point out a possible reaction: "ain't nobody got time for that! "Important Information:  It could take…See More
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So, you want qualified applicants to apply, huh?

Attracting the right applicants to a job posting can be challenging, right? Sure. Sometimes. Not always. But, getting them to apply might be... If your "apply now" process starts like the following, I'd like to point out a possible reaction: "ain't nobody got time for that! "Important Information:  It could take…See More
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Craig Kelly commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Do crappy job ads = crappy company culture?'
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Do crappy job ads = crappy company culture?

I have this theory that job ads reflect the "quality" of a company's culture. Here are a few examples of what I mean... Job ads full of typos, misspellings, grammar errors and poor formatting, such as chunks of jumbled text, look sloppy and reflect a place that doesn't value professional communication skills…See More
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Recruiters: Stop What You're Doing (please!)

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 10:15pm 3 Comments

These days there are a plenty of things demanding our attention. There are plenty of ways to attract attention. And, plenty of subjects and subject-matter that always seem be the center of attention.

In fact, whether or not you realize it, many messages recruiters send (calls, voice mails, emails,…

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So, you want qualified applicants to apply, huh?

Posted on July 15, 2016 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Attracting the right applicants to a job posting can be challenging, right? 

Sure. Sometimes. Not always. 

But, getting them to apply might be... 

If your "apply now" process starts like the following, I'd like to point out a possible reaction: "ain't nobody got…

Continue

Do crappy job ads = crappy company culture?

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 1:00am 1 Comment

I have this theory that job ads reflect the "quality" of a company's culture. Here are a few examples of what I mean... 

Job ads full of typos, misspellings, grammar errors and poor formatting, such as chunks of jumbled text, look sloppy and reflect a place that doesn't value professional…

Continue

How is writing about millennials still a thing?

Posted on February 4, 2016 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

In fact, how was it EVER a thing?

If I had a dollar for every time I've read or heard something along the lines of the following, I'd be able to afford lots of lunch items not listed on the Del Taco "buck and under" menu. 

"For the first time in U.S.…

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At 1:35am on February 16, 2015, Accent Staffing said…

Hi Kelly,Thank you much for accepting my friend request.Also, I have read some of your blog post and I really mean that your thoughts are lovely specially the one in this "Recruiting Stuff That Made Me SMH This Week"

I'll be eagerly waiting for your other blogs to read.

 
 
 

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