LinkedIn is undoubtedly one of the most important Internet resources for job seekers. Often providing your first impression to employers and recruiters, your LinkedIn account should provide a concise snapshot of your employment history, accomplishments, education and core strengths. It is therefore apparent that creating and maintaining an account on LinkedIn is critical for those who are serious…Continue
If you've worked with a recruiter before (or are one like us), you probably know the s*** recruiters say. Every now and then, it's fun to poke at the cliches heard around the office. Some phrases Betts Recruiting has come up with includes:
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This article originally appeared on NAS Talent Talk.
Ann Romney, the GOP candidate’s wife, organizes her family photos there. The U.S.…Continue
Added by Charles Davis on April 26, 2012 at 12:51pm — No Comments
We all know the employers we’d love to work for (and as a recruiter, that you’d love to partner with). Apple. Facebook. Google. And, of course, I’m lucky enough to be living the dream at Sendouts.
Employer branding encompasses all of the complexities involved in one simple statement: My company is a great place to work.
For recruiting firms, employer branding is doubly important because
a) A desirable employer brand helps you add the best recruiters to…
Added by Jessica Lunk on April 26, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments
(This is an entry I originally contributed to our company's site, where the target audience is different from this community.)
It’s common today for senior leadership at companies to dispatch junior team members to interview candidates who, if they successfully make it through the process, would become that interviewer’s boss. Among recruiters, I probably represent the voice of dissent. I’m a fan of it, like I’m a fan of Social Media. It’s entertaining, it’s useful,…Continue
This post originally appeared on the SkillStorm blog: www.skillstorm.com/blog
In a down economy it’s natural to assume that your corporate clients aren’t returning your calls because they aren’t hiring and therefore don’t need your services. How about when things turn around? The reality is hiring takes place in all economic states. The more…
Added by SkillStorm on April 26, 2012 at 10:06am — No Comments
I can receive up to several (dozen) applications in a week for a wide variety of roles, however I often reject CV’s based on the way I receive a CV or its content. Here are my Top Ten most common mistakes people make when applying for a job.
1. If you don’t have a work permit or right of abode for the UK you will be sent a no letter.
I am seeing increasing numbers of people from outside the EU who may have studied in the UK thinking they can apply for jobs…Continue
Added by Russell White on April 26, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments
I was going to entitle this post Why Recruitment is like the Titanic… but I didn’t. However, sometimes you do really feel like DiCaprio – you remember, the king of the world scene - standing on the bow of the ill-fated liner, fists pumped and happier than a pig in you know what. But in the recruitment world you are always only one submerged iceberg away from disaster… in hindsight Why Recruitment is like the Titanic would have probably been a far more apt and…Continue
Added by Johnny Campbell on April 26, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
This was a pretty wild show. I didn't seem as if there was much coherent content while it was going on but I'm listening to it as I write and I have to admit that I'm having a good time.
Added by Recruiting Animal on April 25, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Building relationships takes time and effort. A lot of time and a lot of effort. It is not something that can be rushed. This is because it takes time to…Continue
Added by james nathan on April 25, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments
I've been getting some interesting intelligence as a recruiting professional engaged in a full-fledged job search for the first time in over 10 years. I liken it to the show Undercover Boss, as I'm experiencing many eye-opening…Continue
We’ve all been there; you’re looking for a new job, and as time goes on you find yourself more and more discouraged at the lack of responses. Days, weeks, and possibly months go by without as much as a few nibbles. You gradually start lowering your expectations, expanding your radius and even widening your specific industry targets. Jobs that were once unattractive now seem like the preferred options. As you see it, the problem is the economy, other “better” candidates, or hiring managers…Continue
When you say it like that, it sounds almost like it might be fun. Perhaps a bit of an adrenaline ride at Alton Towers? Afraid not – albeit it may provide a bumpy ride for a few of us.
Well it’s official. As of 9:30 this morning we learned we have entered the joys of a double dip recession, and for us that means it’s time to work out how this will impact the world of flat fee online recruitment. Before we all get too excited, what’s it all about? Well, for those of you not…Continue
Added by Jason Perry on April 25, 2012 at 7:44am — No Comments
Another week and another social media conference goes by. Another chance for the ever-increasing number of social media experts to tell recruiters how to attract and engage with candidates, create talent pools etc.
But here's the problem. In this avalanche of 'this-is-what-you-should-be-doing' information, who is representing the views of the candidate? In the social media recruitment equation, candidates are customers and they have a voice. They are the ones who need to be…Continue
In 1898 - a young man on a service orientated commitment for his faith took a journey with a friend to Stirling Castle in Scotland. Upon coming to the castle the young man - David O. McKay found an inscription set firmly in stone above one of the entry ways to the castle. The inscription read: "What E'er Thou Art Act…Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on April 25, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
In this special episode of The Jim Stroud Show, Jim interviews Jeremy Langhans to discuss innovation in recruiting. Specifically, Jeremy details how he leveraged Instagram to recruit passive candidates during his tenure at Starbucks. Furthermore, he discusses the choices one makes when managing a career site. Should you create multiple mobile versions of the same site, or do something different? Jeremy opted for the latter. Tune in to get inspired.…Continue
If you have been around the HR & Recruiting blogosphere long enough (or been to enough conference booths) you’ve probably heard about Talent Networks or Talent Communities. Both were born out of the concept that every recruitment or sourcing campaign you run should not only be about finding applicants for a specific job but also be about building a collection of talent that you can engage with and leverage when recruiting for future positions. And while both aim to achieve this same…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on April 24, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
What is the true value of a referral? It is hard to define and quantify because the referral is more than a transaction, it is an act of faith and an act of loyalty. People refer others because they have knowledge (or at least a hope) that the referred will not be disappointed. No one wants to make a personal recommendation and have it backfire because it reflects badly on them (unless they are filled with alternate and sinister motives). Referrals are the strongest form of…Continue
Added by Darryl Moore on April 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments