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Google Announces Incredibly Simple Formula for Resume SEO

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith D. Halperin yesterday. 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'
"@ 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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"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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300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am 9 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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99 Problems, But A Pitch Ain't One: How To Get Press For Your Recruiting Product

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 6:13am 2 Comments

This week at the HR Tech Tank, a startup incubator & networking event for startups and emerging technologies in the human capital management and recruiting space, one of the major topics that emerged as front of mind for attendees echoes that of entrepreneurs everywhere. Once you’ve got a great product, how do you…

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Evil Empire: LinkedIn Legal Actions Set Dangerous Double Standard

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:06am 2 Comments

Sell Hack has one employee who spends most of his time working at a completely unrelated startup, has no budget and doesn’t even warrant a company profile on Crunchbase, since it’s got no budget, no capital backing and no plans for monetizing its services.

By contrast, LinkedIn is a blue chip, NASDAQ listed global corporation, with a valuation in the tens of billions of dollars,…

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