Patrick Richard
  • Columbus, OH
  • United States
  • ShinyNeedle.com
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Patrick Richard commented on Patrick Richard's blog post 'Cut To The Chase With Job Candidates'
"Great point Shiv. I do agree if you have a solid employee referral (and I mean real solid) you can have a better success rate. Thanks, Patrick"
Apr 6, 2012
Shiv Akumala commented on Patrick Richard's blog post 'Cut To The Chase With Job Candidates'
"Patrick, I fully agree with what you are saying and coincidentally this has been my experience as well. Point to ponder...if the candidate is a good employee's referral, most of the above can be avoided. Industry agree (along with hiring…"
Apr 6, 2012
Patrick Richard posted a blog post

Cut To The Chase With Job Candidates

If your a hiring manager or a recruiter you have the challenging task of finding talent. Talent acquisition in a world where there is a lot of people looking for work only has become more difficult. You would think that with more people available it gives you more to choose from, therefore making the process easier. The problem is that there will always be many more unqualified candidates than qualified candidates, and it really doesn't matter what profession. The quicker that someone in a…See More
Apr 4, 2012
Wayne E. Cozad, II liked Patrick Richard's blog post The Future of Recruiting & Talent Acquisition is Now
Apr 3, 2012
Patrick Richard posted a blog post

The Future of Recruiting & Talent Acquisition is Now

Right now the job search and recruiting market is in constant change. Much of this is happening due to social media, and the continued evolution of how people interact anywhere online. Being that the main source of the initial interaction between the job seeker and the employer happens online, it makes sense that this changes constantly. With that in mind there is no doubt that the future of this process could look very different even within the next few years. There is a lot of information out…See More
Apr 2, 2012
Patrick Richard liked Jessica Lunk's blog post Do You Need Pinterest in Your Marketing Arsenal?
Mar 30, 2012
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Mar 29, 2012
A blog post by Patrick Richard was featured

Why Professional Job Recruiters Are So Effective

Any candidate in transition or working professional has most likely bumped into a recruiter at some point. Many executive recruiters often actively headhunt passive job candidates whom are currently employed. And if you are in the process of conducting an active job search, you have probably responded to an advertisement for a job opening placed on a jobs board by a recruiting firm. However, a well-thought-out, effective job search that covers all of the bases intentionally includes…See More
Mar 28, 2012
Patrick Richard liked Greg Savage's blog post Are you a LinkedIn Liar?
Mar 27, 2012
Patrick Richard posted a blog post

Why Professional Job Recruiters Are So Effective

Any candidate in transition or working professional has most likely bumped into a recruiter at some point. Many executive recruiters often actively headhunt passive job candidates whom are currently employed. And if you are in the process of conducting an active job search, you have probably responded to an advertisement for a job opening placed on a jobs board by a recruiting firm. However, a well-thought-out, effective job search that covers all of the bases intentionally includes…See More
Mar 27, 2012
Patrick Richard posted a blog post

Help Job Seekers Stay Relevant

In this ever-changing global economy, it’s more important than ever before to continually find ways to stay relevant in the workplace. The uncertain economy, outsourcing, downsizing and mass layoffs present a challenging and precarious work environment. You need to keep your skills fresh, which has the dual purpose of investing in yourself and adding value to your company. Today’s employee must constantly keep a finger on the pulse of his or her industry. Adapt or perish.Take Charge of Your Own…See More
Mar 26, 2012
Patrick Richard liked Lipton Fleming's blog post Do recruiters need to become more Pinteresting?
Mar 23, 2012
Patrick Richard replied to Tim Spagnola's discussion 'Question of the day: What is the one mobile app you can't do without?'
"Love this question. Evernote."
Mar 23, 2012
Patrick Richard posted blog posts
Mar 23, 2012
Tim Spagnola liked Patrick Richard's blog post Five Tips to Increase Job Prospects for Your Clients
Mar 23, 2012
Patrick Richard posted a status
"Does anyone have any data on how much Fortune 500 companies spend on recruiting each year?"
Mar 22, 2012

Profile Information

Name
Patrick
Job Title
President/Founder
Company
ShinyNeedle.com
Which best describes your profession?
Consultant
How many years have you been in the business?
2-4 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Financial, Services, Technology, Other
How many employees in your company?
<10
Website
http://www.shinyneedle.com
Blog
http://www.shinyneedle.com/blog
Twitter Profile
http://twitter.com/#!/ShinyNeedle
Facebook Profile
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ShinyNeedle/118989204860978

Patrick Richard's Blog

Cut To The Chase With Job Candidates

Posted on April 4, 2012 at 3:24pm 2 Comments

If your a hiring manager or a recruiter you have the challenging task of finding talent. Talent acquisition in a world where there is a lot of people looking for work only has become more difficult. You would think that with more people available it gives you more to choose from, therefore making the process easier. The problem is that there will always be many more unqualified candidates than qualified candidates, and it really doesn't matter what profession. The quicker that someone in a…

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The Future of Recruiting & Talent Acquisition is Now

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:31am 0 Comments

Right now the job search and recruiting market is in constant change. Much of this is happening due to social media, and the continued evolution of how people interact anywhere online. Being that the main source of the initial interaction between the job seeker and the employer happens online, it makes sense that this changes constantly. With that in mind there is no doubt that the future of this process could look very different even within the next few years. There is a lot of information…

Continue

Why Professional Job Recruiters Are So Effective

Posted on March 27, 2012 at 11:16pm 0 Comments

Any candidate in transition or working professional has most likely bumped into a recruiter at some point. Many executive recruiters often actively headhunt passive job candidates whom are currently employed. And if you are in the process of conducting an active job search, you have probably responded to an advertisement for a job opening placed on a jobs board by a recruiting firm. However, a well-thought-out, effective job search that covers all of the bases intentionally includes…

Continue

Help Job Seekers Stay Relevant

Posted on March 26, 2012 at 1:17pm 0 Comments

In this ever-changing global economy, it’s more important than ever before to continually find ways to stay relevant in the workplace. The uncertain economy, outsourcing, downsizing and mass layoffs present a challenging and precarious work environment. You need to keep your skills fresh, which has the dual purpose of investing in yourself and adding value to your company. Today’s employee must constantly keep a finger on the pulse of his or her industry. Adapt or perish.

Take…

Continue

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