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Paul Alfred's Discussions

Is there a need for an onDemand Candidate ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Alfred Jul 9, 2011. 5 Replies

In light of the current state of the US Employment market. I wanted to post a thought question to the community on whether or not there could be a need for Employers to utilize workers on a different…Continue

Tags: Ideas, Job, Boards, New, Recruiters

Research Support Needed !

Started Feb 15, 2011 0 Replies

What if there was a Global Portal that allowed you to identify Candidates interested in working in another Country lets assume great pay, home/housing provide, car etc... Lets assume that as a…Continue

What are your Top 5 Recruitment Trade Shows ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Alfred Jan 17, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi Guys & Gals Love to get your  Top 5 Best Recruitment Trade Shows you would attend and why.  Happy New Year ! Paul Continue

Tags: Staffing, Job Seekers, Shows, Recruitment, Employment

Hiding Comments and feedback from your Blog Posts !

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sandra McCartt Dec 2, 2010. 7 Replies

What is the point of writing a blog for your readers who may or may not share your opinion in part or whole if your viewers can't see feedback from your readers - Why would you even bother replying…Continue

Tags: HR, Media, Social, Blogging

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Paul Alfred commented on Ken Forrester's blog post 'How the Average Recruiters think when they are Recruiting You'
"Ken  ... LinkedIn Recruiter InMail only has a low response rate if the folks using it don't know how to properly craft a message that will get a positive response from a potential candidate ... Also,  Startup CEOs with a reputation…"
18 hours ago
Paul Alfred and Matt Charney are now friends
Feb 28
Paul Alfred commented on Raj Sheth's blog post 'Recruit Like a Marketer: 5 #Marketing Hacks to Try'
"Great article Raj ... I use a lot of video as part of my Social Recruitment Strategy to engage candidates "Folks get tired of hearing " I have a job"  what about ' Check out what we do for fun when we're not punching…"
Feb 19
Paul Alfred liked Raj Sheth's blog post Recruit Like a Marketer: 5 #Marketing Hacks to Try
Feb 19
Paul Alfred replied to Recruiting Animal's discussion 'There is no Social Recruiting'
"Jerry Happy New Year by the way ... I guess we have to disagree on some of the features that define a "Killer Recruiter"  ... If you have had candidate relationships for more that a few years with a candidate some spanning 10 years or…"
Feb 13
Paul Alfred replied to Recruiting Animal's discussion 'There is no Social Recruiting'
"I am with Matt ... I actually "Socialize" with candidates ... If you are not Social you really can't succeed in this business. It's like being in the Real Estate Market.  People do business with who they like -  …"
Feb 13
Paul Alfred replied to Recruiting Animal's discussion 'There is no Social Recruiting'
"RA I love you and all but It looks like I have to book my next ticket for the Animal Show...  If I write a blog or frame an InMail, create a video or use a slideshare or create a community online to attract passive or active talent - I would…"
Feb 11
Paul Alfred commented on Amy Ala's blog post 'Stop Trying To Reinvent Recruiting'
"Great post Amy...  I think it must be said, every market has a niche ... and, every niche needs a spin ...  If your clients are buying what you're selling and you deliver on your promise who am I to tell you "You don't know…"
Feb 11
Paul Alfred liked Craig Watson's blog post When I Grow Up I Want To Be A… Recruiter… Really?
Feb 10
Paul Alfred liked Courtney Hunt's blog post Twitter for Rookies: Simple Guidance for Getting Started
Nov 14, 2013
Paul Alfred liked Matt Charney's blog post Sourcing Is Marketing: Strategies for Selling Your Message
Nov 5, 2013
Paul Alfred commented on Greg Savage's blog post 'Can we trust LinkedIn?'
"Every major Fortune 500 Company is on LinkedIn ...  As long as LinkedIn continues to provide excellent services and innovate on it's content marketing initiatives and services provided to it's key target markets - it's not going…"
Nov 5, 2013
Paul Alfred commented on Greg Savage's blog post 'Can we trust LinkedIn?'
"Seems the numbers don't support your thoughts @Edward LinkedIn has 259 million 38% year over year growth (According to Greg's note) looks like a quarter of a billion people might disagree with your demise of Social Media prediction ..."
Nov 5, 2013
Paul Alfred commented on Matt Charney's blog post 'How To Build A Successful Social Recruiting Strategy'
"@Matt I am preparing a blog roughly around the difference/similarities between recruiting and social recruiting ....  @IValentino .. You're right on that - I think people sometimes forget that recruiters are already social meeting a…"
Oct 30, 2013
Paul Alfred commented on Matt Charney's blog post 'How To Build A Successful Social Recruiting Strategy'
"Hmmm ... I agree LinkedIn is not Social Recruiting... The process of utilizing Linkedin and other social networking platforms to source qualified passive or active talent is. Having a  SR strategy in place to source those candidates takes it…"
Oct 29, 2013
Paul Alfred commented on Matt Charney's blog post 'How To Build A Successful Social Recruiting Strategy'
"Well Matt ...  I write Social Recruiting strategies for a living and I know for a fact I am not collecting monopoly money ... In fact I am working on one right this very minute a 4 phase strategy. I moved over to Social recruiting 2007…"
Oct 29, 2013

Profile Information

Name
Paul Alfred
Job Title
Social Recruiting & Social Media Strategy Consultant
Company
Idyz Inc.
Which best describes your profession?
Consultant
How many years have you been in the business?
>15 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Conglomerates, Consumer Goods, Financial, Government, Healthcare, Industrial, Services, Technology, Utilities
How many employees in your company?
>10
College/University
University
Are you interested in split placements?
Yes
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche, Invitation only
How do you introduce yourself to people you meet in business?
I am Technology/Financial Resourcing Professional and I also do Social Media Strategy Consulting work.
Name someone you most admire
Warren Buffet
Which blogs would you recommend people read?
Mashable, ere.net, recruiter.com, recruitingblogs.com, techcrunch.com, gigaom.com, forbes.com, inc.com, fastcompany.com
What recruiting tools can you not live without?
Google boolean search, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, the phone, email, facebook
What do you like best about RecruitingBlogs.com...
People openly share their expertise on the site.
...and what would you change and why?
Need to modify the site to include which blogs are most popular by number of online readers and votes and arrange them on the page...
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Paul Alfred's Blog

Hiring Expectations ...

Posted on September 29, 2013 at 9:12am 2 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve actually had some time to sit down and put some thoughts on paper. Now that I had a chance to think about it, hiring expectations seemed like a common problem recruiting…

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Yes, Great Resume, Oops, Oh no, Communication Skills!

Posted on December 19, 2011 at 8:30am 16 Comments

So you are on the lookout for that hardcore technology developer with the 2 skills your Client is calling you down every day about; “Paul where are you on that search …? We are really under a lot of pressure …” You drop everything again, to re-focus on the…

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The Recruiters the Movie – How would you write the Script?

Posted on April 16, 2011 at 1:07pm 16 Comments



With all of the straight and narrow, by the book, out of the box, sane and insane, crazy and not so crazy personalities that make up the $500 Billion dollar Global Recruitment Industry we call home – I thought where is our…

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Blogs, Responses & Hurt feelings …

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 10:00pm 32 Comments



I had the pleasure of being invited as a Guest on the Recruiting Animal Blogtalk Radio Show – after getting thoroughly prepped by Animal the day before and listening to previous episodes;  it seemed that I would have to adopt an aggressive stance- not my normal calm…

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At 2:16pm on December 5, 2010, Jenn Asson said…
Paul,

Thanks for the friend invite. Look forward to connecting.

Jenn Asson
At 9:25am on November 29, 2010, Peter Lanc said…
cheers mate I thought I was clear in my blog though
At 8:55am on November 27, 2010, Peter Lanc said…
not sure what you mean?
At 5:42pm on November 12, 2010, Slouch said…
It was great to meet you. I enjoyed the discussion.
At 9:27pm on November 11, 2010, Slouch said…
see you tomorrow
 
 
 

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