Is resume optimizing cheating?
So recently I reposted a few posts to help people looking for work. One of the posts was about optimizing a resume for ATS and resume databases. I posted or reposted it, and got some interesting feedback form a few recruiters. One said I was telling their secrets, that by telling candidates how to optimize their resumes it will mean they will have more junk resumes to read. Another said it was…Continue
Last week, the New York Times ran an editorial regarding employment screening and how employment background checks are often inaccurate and cause otherwise innocent people their chances for employment. The editorial requested that the supervising agencies get a tighter control around the CRA's or Consumer Reporting Agencies. Upon reading the editorial, more than a few recruiters and employers, to say nothing of Consumer Reporting Agencies, had their proverbial bowels in a…Continue
Added by Gordon Basichis on July 31, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
By Jennifer Copley, Rookie Recruiter, Q4B
“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” - Charlemagne
I am not sure when I first fully appreciated the importance of having learned a second language. I took French in high school and college and most of my friends and peers took some language as part of their course requirements. For many of us it was just another subject, sometimes required, that we needed to pass in order to graduate.
In college I took…Continue
The first staffing lesson I learned was, “Candidates do stupid things”. My boss at the time was a tough and cynical agency recruiter (headhunter) with 10 years experience. Wally had been rode hard with had plenty of stories to prove his point. That lesson was driven home yesterday in a most painful…Continue
I love LinkedIn! It has been bringing us more matching candidates and business connections than everything else combined out there. For my own recruiting business LinkedIn accounts for 100% placed candidates in the last twelve months and a large chunk of sourcing information that I submit to others when sourcing.
Yet taking the full advantage of LinkedIn is not straightforward! There are numerous obstacles and misleading marketing messages, blogs, and tutorials. Some LinkedIn members…Continue
I once heard a story about a CEO who had a rather unusual strategy for culling through resumes.
This successful and brash leader of a large, well known company would print all the resumes he received for an open position an put them in a stack in no particular order. He would then take half the resumes right off the top of the pile and throw them straight in the garbage without giving them a second look.
One day a precocious young human resources employee…Continue
It is my opinion that recruiters are sleeping on Google Plus. It is simply too big and too useful to be ignored. I give a few tips on how to leverage Google Plus for a recruitment advantage, but if you want more than that, look me up! I LOVE talking about Google Plus and welcome the chance to train you and/or your group of recruiters on its many virtues.…Continue
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about lessons from the Olympics, Amazon’s homepage hiring message, HR selling the company, a US government job board and marketing circles.
Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no…Continue
In the current Global economic climate do Recruitment Agencies need to share the burden of the economic recovery and do more for less? Some would say they need to wake up to the fact that customers are no longer prepared to pay or afford the exorbitant fees they have enjoyed for many years.
I am a big fan of METRICS. Year after year, they are the best way to gauge your performance & effort, and the ROI accompanying your output. Some recruiters drill down to "dollars per dial" (CASH-IN / CALLS) to measure how they are doing compared to years past.
That being said, the recruitment industry provides all of us with a tremendous…
Added by Todd Wilson on July 24, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Earlier in the year I wrote about the lost generation of middle managers in retail whom face limited progression opportunities as a result of the recession. Since that article the redundancies have continued to flow thick and fast with all sorts of rumours about which retailer is going to collapse next. One might think that with all the doom and gloom in the market that the opportunities to develop your career are few and far between. However…
If you are ambitious and do want…Continue
Added by AdMore Recruitment on July 24, 2012 at 7:33am — No Comments
By and large, we only get paid for the people we place, so we have to work…Continue
I'm putting together some presentation material and would love to get YOUR LIST, as a recruiter, or the top things candidates to that annoy you. You can give me three, or ten... I'm going to try and compile a good list of 5 (or 10) common things.
Note that my website, JibberJobber.com, is used by job seekers to track and organize their job search. I've read a number of times (here and in other places) that recruiters are highly annoyed when job seekers aren't organized, to…Continue
No matter if you’re a current student or graduate or a high flying executive, a professionally written LinkedIn profile can help open up doors to opportunities and networks. Before LinkedIn existed, it was virtually…Continue
Amidst all the hubbub over targeting the best talent for your organization through social media recruiting, developing your …Continue
So the title got your attention did it? Well, then hopefully you get something out of this post that helps you improve your recruitment whether your an internal corporate recruiter or a third party agency person.
Before we begin, let me dispel some assumptions. There are no trade secrets to reveal here. What I'm going to share is maybe some ideas to counter what you THINK are the right things to do to be successful. Some common misconceptions, if you…Continue
I received this list over 10 years ago and just refound it. I love the fact that it says “Placement Process” and not recruiting process. We are in this business to make placements! I did not write this list but do like it.
30 steps in the Placement Process
E-Verify is an online system that checks information provided on an employee's Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) against data from the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security.
While the system isn't mandatory for all employers, there is federal legislation pending to change that. And…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on July 20, 2012 at 10:24am — No Comments
Every time a hire is made successfully, it’s a combination of the right opportunity at the right time for both the candidate and the organization. A candidate is at the right place to move to the next step in their career and the organization offers an opportunity that meets the thresholds that the candidate desires.
When both the candidate’s and organization’s needs match up, it’s a glorious thing. However, there are many instances in which the timing doesn’t meet up and…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 19, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments