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  • Professional Search Group, Inc
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Noel Cocca commented on Travis Yeager's blog post 'Linkedin: You have exceeded the maximum length by 3321 character(s).'
"Good counter points Travis.  "
Apr 22, 2013
Travis Yeager posted a blog post

Linkedin: You have exceeded the maximum length by 3321 character(s).

This was written in response to a comment posted by Michael Hawkins on Linkedin advising companies to read. My response follows. http://www.businessinsider.com/job-recruiters-need-to-be-more-efficient-2012-11Dear Michael Hawkins,Hi…See More
Apr 18, 2013
Travis Yeager commented on Luke Collard's blog post 'Interviews are a waste of time ?'
"I still interview. I also think it's important to note that this remains a PEOPLE business. No amount of technology, social media, and all the other things THAT TAKE YOU OFF THE PHONE, no matter how cool or groundbreaking will ever replace…"
Jan 18, 2012
Travis Yeager commented on Greg Savage's blog post 'Keeping it real. Six tactics for hard-core recruiters in 2012'
"Good Stuff"
Jan 18, 2012
Travis Yeager commented on Amy Ala's blog post 'The Real Reasons Why Corporate Recruiters Hate You'
"I've only been at this a short time but have found that I deal best with hiring managers. In the technical space they seem the best qualified to give me the skinny on exactly what they would like to see. I'm not certain but I'd…"
Jan 18, 2012
Rebecca and Travis Yeager are now friends
May 13, 2011
Recruiting Animal commented on Travis Yeager's blog post 'Bounty Jobs -- Wrong For Recruiters? HR! -- Nope because you’re not a car guy!'
"Slouch has booked Mike Hard (real name), the CEO of BountyJobs as the guest on the Recruiting Animal Show today at noon Eastern Time - Anyone who has used it please call in -- http://bit.ly/eQsk8x"
Apr 13, 2011
Travis Yeager and Barry Geiman are now friends
Mar 21, 2011
Carlos Gil commented on Travis Yeager's blog post 'Bounty Jobs -- Wrong For Recruiters? HR! -- Nope because you’re not a car guy!'
"I'm with everyone else on this one - great article Travis! It definitely grabbed my attention via my email inbox (the newsletter) But also kudos to Mike at BountyJobs for gaining enough heat to draw this amount of viewership to their brand. In…"
Mar 15, 2011
Robert Wilson commented on Travis Yeager's blog post 'Bounty Jobs -- Wrong For Recruiters? HR! -- Nope because you’re not a car guy!'
"Travis, I normally don't read blogs, much less respond.  We all need to occasionally to get a pulse of what the rest of the world is doing.  I wanted to say thanks for bringing this issue forward. There has…"
Mar 15, 2011
Ted Fitter commented on Travis Yeager's blog post 'Bounty Jobs -- Wrong For Recruiters? HR! -- Nope because you’re not a car guy!'
"Travis: To get around the comp question might suggest two answers:  - First time it's asked something like "We're a bit early in the evaluation process so it would be difficult for me to say what compensation the position might…"
Mar 15, 2011
Lynsey Driscoll commented on Travis Yeager's blog post 'Bounty Jobs -- Wrong For Recruiters? HR! -- Nope because you’re not a car guy!'
"I could not agree with you more!  In addition to all the correct comments, there is such a false sense of security as well.  When you have 10 Bounty's going on at once, which is their limit, you feel like you are going to make a…"
Mar 15, 2011
Travis Yeager is now friends with Gigi Recruiter, Randy Levinson and Brian K. Johnston
Mar 15, 2011
Linda Hertz commented on Travis Yeager's blog post 'Bounty Jobs -- Wrong For Recruiters? HR! -- Nope because you’re not a car guy!'
"Bounty Jobs is BS...Hey...meaning Better Save your time, energy and resources for your OWN contracts or recruiters you know!  We tried is several years ago and found the same situation to be true!  Thanks for doing a good write on…"
Mar 14, 2011
Travis Yeager commented on Travis Yeager's blog post 'Bounty Jobs -- Wrong For Recruiters? HR! -- Nope because you’re not a car guy!'
"Randy, Doug, my isn't this good stuff. Randy, like I said this was just an instance, not a rule. This was just an example of how things went south in this particular instance. I have dealt with plenty of folks inside HR and generally don't…"
Mar 14, 2011
Doug Boswell commented on Travis Yeager's blog post 'Bounty Jobs -- Wrong For Recruiters? HR! -- Nope because you’re not a car guy!'
"  Randy, My post was directed to recruiters not HR folk. You have, as I would expect, misinterpreted the content and intent of my post because you have, understandably, viewed it from the HR perspective. Plus you seem a bit defensive,…"
Mar 14, 2011

Profile Information

Name
Travis
Job Title
IT Recruiter
Company
Professional Search Group, Inc
Which best describes your profession?
Agency Recruiting
How many years have you been in the business?
2-4 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Technology
How many employees in your company?
<10
Are you interested in split placements?
Yes
What kind of networking are you open to?
Open networking, Referrals between friends, Very targeted/niche
How do you introduce yourself to people you meet in business?
Hi, I'm Travis.
Name someone you most admire
My Father
What recruiting tools can you not live without?
My voice and a phone and to a degree, the same stuff you're using.
What do you like best about RecruitingBlogs.com...
Great source for information in an industry I'm passionate about. Great group of people, really good advise from the front runners in our field.
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http://www.profsearchgroup.com
Blog
http://www.itgeekwhisperer.com
Online profile/Homepage
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Linkedin: You have exceeded the maximum length by 3321 character(s).

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

This was written in response to a comment posted by Michael Hawkins on Linkedin advising companies to read. My 

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Bounty Jobs -- Wrong For Recruiters? HR! -- Nope because you’re not a car guy!

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 2:17pm 52 Comments

Ok. I'll admit it. I too got pulled into believing that as a newly independent IT Recruiter I could jump-start my desk with Bounty Jobs by getting right into the recruiting as the job orders are already there, (due to non-compete agreements, I had no JO's initially.) Also there are big companies involved and the playing field is somewhat leveled with big firms. Their model clearly has potential.

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Is The Ladders Giving Recruiting A Bad Name?

Posted on February 23, 2011 at 4:33pm 20 Comments

Let me say upfront so there are no misunderstandings, I haven’t used your service and most likely never will but thought I might as well chime in with my thoughts on your company, (which remains a topic of discussion) as so many others have. While I will agree that financially you seem to be on track, your business model and brand could probably use some tweaking.

First off, don’t air offhanded and offensive commercials as it affects the entire community of companies within…

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