Chris Russell
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Job boards in the news

Some job boards and new tech in the news for the job search market. 1., one of the nations first physician job boards and mobile app innovators, recently launched Job Search by PhysEmp.coma new mobile app that helps doctors search for jobs on the go. This is the 5th generation of the app and […]

Minimalist heaven:

A relative of mine was job hunting and came across and showed it to me. I was immediately struck by the simplicity of the design. Its a minimalist’s dream design. I love the placement of the Employer callout, cant miss it. The simple flat design is clean and familiar. According the the company info […]

Wanted Analytics opens up its API to job boards

Want more jobs on your job board? Well Wanted Analytics, the company which collects jobs from across the web and analyzes trends has announced that it is publishing an API so that job boards can tap into its more than 5 million listings. The story appeared on I’m not totally sure where they get […]

August doldrums

I was on vacation last week. Generally I take off the first week of august which reminds me of the traffic levels for any job board. If you run any kind of website you know that traffic ebbs and flows each month. In my past experience running job boards, August was always the 2nd slowest […]

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I'm a thirteen year veteran of the online recruitment industry. In 2012 I sold my first company, and now I spend my time as a job board consultant while I build my new company, CareerCloud into a social recruiting powerhouse. I also work full time as the Talent Acquisition Manager for an ecommerce software firm in Connecticut.

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Chris Russell
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Talent Acquisition Manager
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Corporate Talent Acquisition
How many years have you been in the business?
10-14 years
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Chris Russell and MaryEllen Carlo are now friends
Mar 24
Chris Russell replied to Chris Russell's discussion 'Advice for a new recruiter?'
"Thanks Noel, anytime! "
Feb 13
Noel Cocca replied to Chris Russell's discussion 'Advice for a new recruiter?'
"congrats Chris!  Beer time"
Feb 12
Kelly Blokdijk replied to Chris Russell's discussion 'Advice for a new recruiter?'
"That's a super cool story, Chris! Glad you found a good match. "
Feb 12
Linda Ferrante LoCicero replied to Chris Russell's discussion 'Advice for a new recruiter?'
"Don't allow yourself to be 'bullied' by aggressive job seekers.  They never make good employees!  Seriously, though, give yourself breathing room with aggressive job seekers.  You are in charge, not them.  They…"
Feb 12
Chris Russell replied to Chris Russell's discussion 'Advice for a new recruiter?'
"Kelly I noticed the job recently on a Linkedin group digest email. I clicked it out of curiosity since it was close to where I live. As I read it I kept saying 'I can do that'. And I've always thought about helping a company attract…"
Feb 12
Tim Spagnola liked Chris Russell's discussion Advice for a new recruiter?
Feb 11
Kelly Blokdijk replied to Chris Russell's discussion 'Advice for a new recruiter?'
"Congrats, Chris! Agree w/ everything everyone else wrote - especially about getting and setting clear (and REALISTIC) expectations. Most of it is common sense, which I'm sure you have plenty of... I've only been (what I think Recruiting…"
Feb 11

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5 Tools for Taking Your Site Mobile in 2014

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

In case you haven’t noticed yet, the web is going mobile. More and more users are surfing your staffing or career site from their mobile phones and looking at it with a tiny 4 or 5 inch screen. Up to 30% of your traffic now comes from mobile devices. Which means you need to optimize it for their viewing pleasure.…


Every job description online should have a picture in it

Posted on October 1, 2013 at 9:12am 3 Comments

The web is a visual medium. We all love to see pictures along with a story so why dont we put more visuals into job descriptions? 

Its such as easy thing to do, or perhaps not since ATS's dont really let you upload an image. But employers need to start showing off their work environments is a more visual way since it can be a differentiator and a way to brand yourselves. This is especially true for companies who have that "cool" office space. 

Even the most mundane building can…


Hertz seeking Corporate Recruiter in New Jersey & Florida

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

The new RecruitingBlogs job board has launched along with its newest job posting.

The Hertz Corporation needs to hire Corporate Recruiter in two locations:

The primary mission of the Corporate Recruiter role is to provide leadership in the assessment of recruitment needs, government compliance requirements, and staff supervision. Position Hertz as the employer of choice attracting the…


3 things you'll learn from Stacy Zapar

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments

I had the privilege of interviewing Linkedin's most connected woman. Stacy Zapar has been on the platform for 10 years and amassed 38,000 connections and counting. I thought I was doing good with 2000+ connections but her network just blew me away

If you listen you will…


InstaJob app makes your jobs on social media more 'visual'

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Those of you with an iPhone or iPod Touch can now create visual job ads on the fly with a new app called InstaJob. It's available for download - $2.99 in the app store until August 31st when the price goes to $4.99. I've been working with employers like Amtrak on testing it and you can check out their Instagram…


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