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Google Announces Incredibly Simple Formula for Resume SEO

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith D. Halperin on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Interesting post from Quartz (original here):It’s not exactly…Continue

Tags: Job Seekers

Anyone Know Code?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Irina Shamaeva Apr 16. 3 Replies

I was playing with the "My Followers" feature related to LinkedIn Publisher (so still fairly small user base and relatively new) and got back a really weird code screen within their site.  I don't…Continue

Tags: Recruiting Tools / Sourcing, Recruiting, IT, Coding, LinkedIn

Stop Sucking at Sourcing & Start Hiring Smarter (Here's How)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith D. Halperin Feb 25. 1 Reply

For some reason, we have a tendency to overcomplicate recruiting, and spend an inordinate amount of time focusing on experimenting with unproven technologies and tools instead of actually…Continue

Tags: Recruiting Tools / Sourcing, referrals, webinar

Does Anyone Still Read Cover Letters?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Charney Dec 10, 2013. 8 Replies

I was recently asked for cover letter advice from a candidate. My answer was "don't bother, no recruiter reads those - you'll be lucky enough to get them to scan your resume." But for some reason,…Continue

Tags: Corporate Recruiting, Job Seekers

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Kelly Blokdijk commented on Matt Charney's blog post '300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number'
"@ Derd -  completely agree #s don't add up.  @ Keith -- nope didn't even know there was a paid (SH) thing. Never paid for any LI either. "
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Kelly Blokdijk commented on Matt Charney's blog post 'What Talent Shortage? It's Not Them, It's You.'
"Right before visiting RBC, I just finished reading this over on that top site for top talent  "
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Keith Halperin commented on Matt Charney's blog post 'What Talent Shortage? It's Not Them, It's You.'
"Thanks, MC: "....if your road to better recruiting led here, you're screwed no matter what...." That's the  unspoken sub-text  at most major recruiting cons. -kh"
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What Talent Shortage? It's Not Them, It's You.

There's a lot of people out there talking about the skills gap out in my chosen line of work.  Apparently, somewhere along the way, women decided that the necessities of stuff like going through a horrific physical transformation in order to ensure the survival of our species,…See More
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Keith Halperin commented on Matt Charney's blog post '300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number'
"@ Kelly: (LI) Agreed. (Sell hack) Did you do the "pay to go to the front of the line" thing? I didn't... -kh"
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Derdiver commented on Matt Charney's blog post '300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number'
"@kelly - Dont know. It seems to just have my name and where I have lived. It list ONE company and that is it. Like I said LI numbers dont add up at all. "
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Kelly Blokdijk commented on Matt Charney's blog post '300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number'
"@ Keith - I think all of the setting should be opt in. I rec'd a SH Chrome update today, but noticed that it doesn't seem to function same way as before. It shows an icon on top right of screen and allows name search, but from what I can…"
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Keith D. Halperin commented on Matt Charney's blog post '300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number'
"@ Kelly: It would be interesting to see what percentage of the 300M were actually open to any position (by doing as I suggested- having to opt in every 30days), but I fear we'll never know that... BTW, I understand that Sellhack is digging its…"
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Kelly Blokdijk commented on Matt Charney's blog post '300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number'
"@Keith - Most likely I checked all of the boxes when I joined and never bothered to opt out. In a way, it's intentional as it looks less intentional to show all of them than it does to pick none or only one preference.  @Derd - how do you…"
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Matt Charney replied to Jason C. Blais's discussion 'Three Years Later'
"I don't think much has changed other than the year in front of the statistics about the exact same topics we've been talking about. That said, it's a fascinating question - what do you think?"
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Derdiver commented on Matt Charney's blog post '300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number'
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Keith D. Halperin commented on Matt Charney's blog post '300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number'
"Yo D2, my 'cruitah! Goat rapists at LI: like as not to charge you a** to do it, RESTRICT you a*** if ya don't. Either way: tender rectums for goats, Homes. Know what I'm sayin'? ':( PLEASE NOTE: I was trying to be vulgar…"
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Derdiver commented on Matt Charney's blog post '300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number'
"Does LinkedIn EVER plan on cleaning up its files? There are literally multiple profiles for me and only one I run. I have no way of deleting them as the password was not set by me. Personally i think that the numbers are inflated worse than…"
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What Talent Shortage? It's Not Them, It's You.

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 4:43pm 2 Comments

There's a lot of people out there talking about the skills gap out in my chosen line of work.  Apparently, somewhere along the way, women decided that the necessities of stuff like going through a horrific physical transformation in order to ensure the survival of our…

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5 Crafty Ways To Repurpose Content

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 11:44am 0 Comments

Writing great content doesn’t always come easy.

In fact, the content creation process takes a great deal of time and effort, so it’s important to make sure you get full usage from everything you generate.

While people will stop clicking on your social posts if they always contains the same content, there…

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300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am 12 Comments

LinkedIn announced last week that they’d reached a milestone of 300 million users, which is pretty impressive, considering that means that their online population pretty much parallels that of the United States.

This comes about 5 quarters after reaching …

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Visualize It: Get A People-Centric View of Your E-Mail Life With Immersion

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 12:31pm 6 Comments

Immersion, out from MIT Labs (so you know it’s gotta be legit), claims to provide a “people centric view of your e-mail life,” which, according to their website, provide “a detailed description of our personal and professional history” that’s “older than…

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