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Pimp My JD

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nicholas Meyler Sep 10. 2 Replies

I don't think JDs are dead (sorry, Zappos) or even ineffective or obsolete. They're just written like crap.  So I figured we could help. I'll be choosing one JD a month to take from snoozer to sexy…Continue

Google Announces Incredibly Simple Formula for Resume SEO

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith D. Halperin Apr 22, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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

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Matt Charney commented on Ben Slater's blog post 'Why recruiters need to tell the right story'
"The characters are certainly interesting enough; thanks for sharing, Ben."
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"Wow, you sure got a lot more out of that than me. Maybe I should stop taking briefings and start actually checking out stuff without 5 PR and product guys in suits talking me through it in theory. Great post."
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Matt Charney commented on Dean Da Costa's blog post 'The Method to the madness!!!'
"The method to my madness is to not use gratuitous exclamation points on literally everything I write. Your excitement and passion for products and sourcing don't need grammar as supporting evidence."
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"I've found the best way to find the creative HR crowd is generally by lighting a J up at a SHRM, ERE or HR Tech event. They always find you...and that's how I've made some of my closest friends in the business."
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Matt Charney commented on Sally Raade's blog post 'Casting Director is another word for a Recruiter.'
"As someone who's worked in talent development and casting, I can tell you that this is erroneous. You cast based on interpersonal chemistry and look, first of which recruiting hasn't figured out, second of which is technically illegal."
Oct 1
Nicholas Meyler replied to Matt Charney's discussion 'Pimp My JD'
"Appealing job description: Title: CEO/Trillionaire Duties: Do you have hobbies you want to pursue?  Go ahead.  What are they?  Please tell us what duties you want to perform. Requirements: None, except the willingness to…"
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Matt Charney commented on Bob McIntosh's blog post 'Dear hiring manager, 15 reasons why you lost the best candidate ever'
"Thanks, Rob. Appreciate you sharing with our community. And I like this post, too - you're getting to be a damned good blogger these days."
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HR Technology Conference: Talking Social Recruiting With SHRM

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 4:12pm 1 Comment

I was kind of surprised when my friends over at SHRM reached out to me with a few questions about social recruiting; after all, SHRM is decidedly not a recruiting-focused organization, and that same membership that seems to actively work to block their employees social media access also is, in my experience,…


Dude, Where's My Post? A Letter From The Editor.

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

I’m pretty relaxed about rules in general, and my biggest role  as Managing Editor within the Recruiting Blogs community is mostly to referee when the trolls come out from under the bridge (or away from their contingency firm bullpens).  The coolest thing about this site is it’s actually pretty self-sustaining and organic.  But sometimes, the deus ex machina factor kicks in and I've got to intervene.

Since I'm kind of sick of answering questions about why certain…


Critical Condition: Pulling The Plug On HR

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:25pm 3 Comments

People have been foretelling the end of time since pretty much the beginning of it, and most of them are crazy – the ring a bell, stand on the corner in Times Square with a sandwich board and sackcloth kind of crazy.



What I Learned From #SHRM14

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 5:09pm 0 Comments

Sure, the Society of Human Resources Management's annual conference in Orlando was over a couple weeks ago, but in the spirit of late adoption that infused the conference, figured that a stale post was, for the target audience, right on time.  It was my fifth straight SHRM conference, and what really struck me…


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At 12:38am on March 28, 2015, Nicholas Meyler said…

No problem.  I'm disappointed to learn that I haven't been kicked out, since I would never want to join any club that would have me as a member.

At 12:55am on March 25, 2015, Nicholas Meyler said…

Why did I get kicked off of "Secret Sourcers" group on Facebook?  I'm a little mystified.  What did I do that offended the sensibilities of the Powers that Be?

At 12:32pm on January 30, 2014, Jason Roznos said…

Thanks for the invite Matt



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