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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Kelly Blokdijk commented on Katrina Kibben's blog post 'Dear Recruiter, You're On The Wall of Shame'
"I got one recently with the subject line: "Kelly, we'd like to hire you"  UHHHH, really?!? Of course the email was full of crap content similar to your examples and then had a link to "apply" for this "Logistics…"
Jul 21
Amy Ala commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'A blog about my dog (...and recruiting)'
"LOVE! :) I too am the proud momma of a shelter dog - she's a total pain in the ass but I love her so much. So very true Kelly!"
Jul 9
Austin Fraser Ltd commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'A blog about my dog (...and recruiting)'
"This is a fantastic analogy and very true! Everyone has to start somewhere right?I think by providing more a consultative service when recruiting, you are able to get to know your candidates more, which avoids this happening as…"
Jul 7
Austin Fraser Ltd liked Kelly Blokdijk's blog post A blog about my dog (...and recruiting)
Jul 7
Daniel Fogel commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'A blog about my dog (...and recruiting)'
"Kelly,  Great post!  I love the viewpoint you take.  It really twists the perspective around.   I guess sourcing passive candidates is like heading to the dog park and trying to befriend away a puppy from his owner.…"
Jul 6
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A blog post by Kelly Blokdijk was featured

A blog about my dog (...and recruiting)

Almost exactly one year ago, my husband and I adopted our little fur baby from the local animal shelter. We both grew up with pets, but this was our first (and only child) together as a couple. Our sweet guy, Hurley, immediately became a part of our family and dramatically influenced our official new lifestyle as doggie people.As his one year adoption anniversary approached, I wanted to come up with a way to celebrate how much love and enjoyment he has brought our way. The timing of that…See More
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A blog about my dog (...and recruiting)

Almost exactly one year ago, my husband and I adopted our little fur baby from the local animal shelter. We both grew up with pets, but this was our first (and only child) together as a couple. Our sweet guy, Hurley, immediately became a part of our family and dramatically influenced our official new lifestyle as doggie people.As his one year adoption anniversary approached, I wanted to come up with a way to celebrate how much love and enjoyment he has brought our way. The timing of that…See More
Jul 3
Kelly Blokdijk and David Nicola are now friends
May 28
John Sundholm commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Employment Brand: Must Be Educated For A Job On Our Ignorant Team'
"I could not agree more with this post. My opinion on this goes a step further: this practice is tantamount to discrimination. As this 2013 NYTimes article points out, a college degree is routinely required nowadays for entry-level positions…"
Mar 2
Kelly Blokdijk commented on Kelly Blokdijk's blog post 'Employment Brand: Must Be Educated For A Job On Our Ignorant Team'
"Here's another example. This is so poorly written and offering such a poor pay rate (some fast food places around here pay more than that) I can't believe they have the nerve to REQUIRE a degree for this "excited" (yes, excited)…"
Feb 27
A blog post by Kelly Blokdijk was featured

Employment Brand: Must Be Educated For A Job On Our Ignorant Team

For as long as I can remember (probably as long as they've been in existence) one way I've kept tabs on the job market and trends in general is through active job alerts from various job boards.I know, #NerdAlert right? Whether I'm looking or not, I periodically look at posted jobs that come through to see what's up, who's hiring, and of course wonder about the companies posting the same opening every few weeks or month after month. I clicked on a posting earlier today for a technical…See More
Feb 27
Kelly Blokdijk posted a blog post

Employment Brand: Must Be Educated For A Job On Our Ignorant Team

For as long as I can remember (probably as long as they've been in existence) one way I've kept tabs on the job market and trends in general is through active job alerts from various job boards.I know, #NerdAlert right? Whether I'm looking or not, I periodically look at posted jobs that come through to see what's up, who's hiring, and of course wonder about the companies posting the same opening every few weeks or month after month. I clicked on a posting earlier today for a technical…See More
Feb 26
Kelly Blokdijk commented on Johnny Andrews's blog post 'My Job Seeking Experience'
"Johnny - Out of curiosity I looked up your LI profile and also reviewed the resume you have attached there. QUESTION: given you are interested in entering the field of sourcing / recruiting, how objective are you being related to how your…"
Feb 26

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A blog about my dog (...and recruiting)

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

Almost exactly one year ago, my husband and I adopted our little fur baby from the local animal shelter. We both grew up with pets, but this was our first (and only child) together as a couple. Our sweet guy, Hurley, immediately became a part of our family and dramatically influenced our official new lifestyle as doggie people.

As his one year adoption anniversary approached, I wanted to come up with a way to celebrate how much love and enjoyment he has brought our…

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Employment Brand: Must Be Educated For A Job On Our Ignorant Team

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:17pm 2 Comments

For as long as I can remember (probably as long as they've been in existence) one way I've kept tabs on the job market and trends in general is through active job alerts from various job boards.

I know, #NerdAlert right? 

Whether I'm looking or not, I periodically look at posted jobs that come through to see what's up, who's hiring, and of course wonder about the companies posting the same opening every few weeks or month after month. 

I clicked on a…

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Recruiting Stuff That Made Me SMH This Week

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Most likely I’ve shared before that I consume A LOT of content (daily) on various business topics – a hefty chunk of it being HR and recruiting related articles, blogs and social media conversations. Earlier today I came across this post describing …

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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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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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