Featured Blog Posts – February 2015 Archive (57)

How To Search Outside of a Geo-Area on LinkedIn

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I'd like to share a tip on how to search LinkedIn for the members outside of a certain geographical area.

There are at least two good reasons to search outside of an area:

1. If you search by keywords, with no location specified, you are likely to see the top results from your own area - LinkedIn thinks that finding people who live nearby is a high priority.

To illustrate, here's an example search from an account, whose owner resides in the San…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 27, 2015 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Employment Brand: Must Be Educated For A Job On Our Ignorant Team

For as long as I can remember (probably as long as they've been in existence) one way I've kept tabs on the job market and trends in general is through active job alerts from various job boards.

I know, #NerdAlert right? 

Whether I'm looking or not, I periodically look at posted jobs that come through to see what's up, who's hiring, and of course wonder about the companies posting the same opening every few weeks or month after month. 

I clicked on a…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 26, 2015 at 11:17pm — 2 Comments

Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: BrandYourself

 

BrandYourself is the first product that empowers you to control what people find when they Google your name. BrandYourself  is known in the community but few have tried to source in it. Well to do this without worry you need go no further  than into your bag…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 26, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

In-Demand Jobs with Talent Shortages

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary (JOLTS) stated that December had the highest level of job openings since January 2001. This is a sign that the economy is improving, but also that recruiting is getting more difficult. As demand increases overall, so does the competition for talent. Throughout the US, there are 17 qualified candidates in the…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on February 26, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

What Are The Qualities of Best Recruiters?

 

We all want to get a good job that suits us completely. The recruiters play really very important part in all the organizations and fields. They gives a company an opportunity to find best and most eligible staff and also, they allow deserving candidates to get right opportunity and career along with a dream job. The efficiency of recruiter actually effects positively on the organization and candidate’s future.

If the recruiter is right then it will allow…

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Added by Patty on February 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Brenda, Beverly, Heather, Natalie, Kathryn and Kelly

Do you think that Genentech is aware that someone with a fake LinkedIn profile pic is "working" for them in Sales? Same here - but since I recently tweeted this out, perhaps they WILL know and reach out to their LinkedIn rep and ask the tough questions about fake profiles.

So over lunch, I looked over BRENDA Donna's profile (yes, the first name is capitalized on "her"…

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Added by Steve Levy on February 25, 2015 at 12:11pm — 5 Comments

How Elon Musk Hires: 9-to-5ers Need Not Apply

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is one of the most intense and ambitious people on earth. And it shows in his hiring process. Credit: Wikipedia Commons Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is one of the most intense and ambitious people on earth. And it shows in his hiring process. Credit: Wikipedia Commons…

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Added by Paul Petrone on February 25, 2015 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

New recruiting sites: the startups just keep coming

I admit - even after doing these roundups of new and unusual recruiting-related sites for many years - it's a bit overwhelming. Last time out, I pointed out 8 sites that I thought were pretty interesting. Well, it's barely 3 months later and I have…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 24, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

How to Destroy Your Career Without Trying

I am not creative enough to make this stuff up.

Here's the scenario:

Sarah is currently making $68,000 and not in a management position. She started interviewing because she wants management, opportunity, and a different company culture.   Her company is large and structured in a way that limits her opportunities at the local level. She doesn't see herself going corporate, but currently reports to corporate, and is not happy with the reporting structure. 

Our…

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Added by Barbara Goldman on February 23, 2015 at 3:58pm — 5 Comments

5 Lessons In Attracting, Onboarding and Developing Top Talent From The World’s Biggest Improv Theater

We've talked about looking to marketing and data scientists to improve recruiting, but what about people outside of your organization like actors? Yes, I said actors. Don't make a pun about actors and jobs - there's something to it.

That's why we've talked to Second City Improv Theatre…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 23, 2015 at 12:55pm — No Comments

My Job Seeking Experience

I knew finding a job was hard work, but I had never imagined that it would be this hard.  I have always believed in creating my own source of income, working for myself, and running the business how I wanted it to be ran. Sure I worked part time at a few grocery stores for extra money, but for the most part, I have always created my own source of income.  Over this past year however, I decided that I would have to get a "real" job, because I no longer had enough money to continue building my…

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Added by Johnny Andrews on February 21, 2015 at 2:27pm — 5 Comments

Recruiting Red Flags to Avoid

Do you wonder what happens on the other end of your applying process when your CV is in the hands of the recruiter? Would you like to know the secrets of what makes recruiters place certain CVs in the "call for interview" stack and others in the "rejected" pile?

Here's your…

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Added by Dave on February 21, 2015 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Women in Technology: Promoting a Broader Perspective

We’ve been hearing a lot about women in technology over the past few years. Some of the most memorable stories focus on scandals related to inappropriate behavior among male coders and within the tech industry. In 2013, for example, there was the Donglegate controversy at PyCon and the brouhaha over an inappropriate app at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference. This year a sexist invitation for a…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 20, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments

Sourcing on Lesser Known Sites: Recruiting With Klout

Klout is a website and mobile app that uses social media analytics to rank its users according to

online social influence via the "Klout Score", which is a numerical value between 1 and 100. In

determining the user score, Klout measures the size of a user's social media network and…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on February 19, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Shocking revelation about SHRM

I read in a LinkedIn post that the President and CEO of SHRM is not an HR professional, but a finance professional (a CPA).  I found that hard to believe, so I looked it up myself and it is true.

SHRM's website says, "Henry G. (Hank) Jackson is the president and CEO for the Society for Human Resources Management.... Hank came to SHRM from Howard University…

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Added by Sue Orr on February 19, 2015 at 1:27pm — 3 Comments

6 Screening Questions You ALWAYS Ask in an Interview

With the proliferation of articles out there on interviewing, you’d be tempted to assume that interviewing a new client is easy, or at least a skill that every hiring manager has down pat. Even seasoned recruiters and HR professionals have trouble occasionally with interviews. In my position, I see lots of behind the scenes data about interviewing, particularly screening…

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Added by Julie Salerno on February 19, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Glassdoor grumps: are they really a fair reflection of a company?

Once upon a time, word of mouth and angry letter-writing were our top forms of expression when it came to outing a bad company to work for. Now, as our lives are increasingly led online, job review sites such as Glassdoor are making employers take greater care in the way they present themselves to potential staff. But are they 100% reliable?

For job seekers the site is a breath of fresh air; with a wealth of transparent reviews from…

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Added by Nina Cresswell on February 19, 2015 at 9:49am — No Comments

Salary Looks Great, But What Are the Perks? Drawing On Company “Extras” to Captivate Candidates

It’s becoming ever-more critical that sourcers and recruiters know how to sell their company or client to candidates without getting stuck in a monetary loop. This means understanding all of the non-compensation extras which can help you acquire amazing talent – a vital skill when salary alone is not your strongest selling point. 

Start by creating a list which documents everything that might matter to candidates, and…

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Added by Dana on February 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Know What ‘The Walking Dead’ is Missing? Employee Assessment Tools

Imagine waking up from a coma to find the world has been over run by zombies, or worse, you’re part of a dysfunctional and ineffective team at work. Either way, the day in and day out trials are exhausting. The other night I was watching AMC’s hit show, The Walking Dead. As I went through a mental recap of the prior seasons, it…

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Added by Ryan Mead on February 18, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

A Recipe for the Perfect Job Description

The first step in filling any open position in a company is creating the perfect job description. Only 17% of hiring managers say that all, or nearly all of job seekers have the…

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Added by Raj Sheth on February 17, 2015 at 10:24am — 3 Comments

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