It's so simple, and so few candidates do this. And the higher up the management chain the candidate is, the more effective they can be using this strategy. Interestingly, the higher up the management chain the candidate is, the LESS LIKELY they are to actually do this! It's such an easy way to stand out, such an easy way to get priority and additional help from recruiters.
But you've got to adopt a different paradigm - Flip your old way of thinking 180 degrees.
Stop even… Continue
Added by Candice Arnold on October 13, 2008 at 6:30am —
I’ve been a LinkedIn user since April 26, 2004. In 4.5 years I’ve spent a fair amount of time building and developing my network of about 13 million people. As a recruiter the value of a large network is obvious: the more people I’m connected to the… Continue
Added by Simon Meth on October 12, 2008 at 7:58pm —
Searching within LinkedIn groups' members is limited to keywords only. If you search from within a group it may take a lot of time to sort out the results. However there is a way to do an advanced
search within groups (one or more) and contact members - for free, without a paid account required.
Here is an example.
Looking for J2EE Engineers on LinkedIn (as an example).
1. Join all LinkedIn groups that are relevant. Search for groups in the group section… Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on October 12, 2008 at 4:57pm —
Executive Recruiters and Other Recruiters in the Greater Phoenix Arizona Area
If you have open job requisitions or are aware of job openings in the Greater Phoenix Arizona Area including Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Glendale, and other cities in that region, you should be aware of the Scottsdale Job Network.
Scottsdale Job Network
- SJN is a non-profit community service group of business leaders… Continue
Added by Bill Austin on October 11, 2008 at 5:01pm —
“I took your course but to tell you the truth, I just don’t have the TIME to do what you do,” the caller explained, almost apologetically, before asking if I had time to take on some more work. She then went on to describe her long background in recruiting, admitting in the tale that it has always been the front-end part of the job, the sourcing, that she has never really been comfortable with. Not only did she find it awkward, she explained, she also… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on October 11, 2008 at 10:30am —
Interesting American History series here
The Great Depression
"Now let's be frank. You and I know that immediate relief of the unemployed is the immediate need of the hour."
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt (referring to… Continue
Added by Maureen Sharib on October 11, 2008 at 9:24am —
Okay, so I was #16 (or was it 17?) on el-Dave's Top Ten List, but I bet it did not alter the results...
On October 1, 2008, Dave Mendoza published his weekly Top Ten list, and I was on there... and my life as a recruiter will never be the same.
Prior to that day, my LinkedIn first degree connections hovered around 1200+, thanks to invites trickling in at a rate of five or so a week.
Since that day - I just counted - my connections increased by 270+ connections.… Continue
Added by Maha Akiki on October 10, 2008 at 9:31pm —
New MBA Interns Available Now!
The following graduate business schools’ class of 2010 resume books have been released for online access to employers. If you haven’t already ordered (or pre-ordered), you can now. These first-year MBA students will soon be the business leaders of tomorrow. Don't miss out on hiring the world's finest talent for your intern recruiting needs
. Order access… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on October 10, 2008 at 4:54pm —
The MBA Focus resume ordering website
has just added INSEAD
to the already impressive list of international business schools (and some 50 top North American MBA programs) that offer access to their students and alumni via online resume/CV databases.
As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools,… Continue
Added by Ryan Pratt on October 10, 2008 at 4:50pm —
I am an onsite HR partner with Samsung in Dallas, TX. I have been focusing on staffing Samsung's field marketing team and they currently have an opening for a District Field Marketing Representative in East and North Los Angeles,CA.
The hiring manager is looking for someone with at least 2 years in wireless (or related technology), 2 years in the field (store to store, B2B) stable job tenure, willingness to travel within a 60mile radius via personal car and a desire… Continue
Added by Leslie Randle on October 10, 2008 at 4:09pm —
When it comes to holiday hiring, employers need to put together a recruitment plan well before the radio stations start playing “Jingle Bell Rock” every half hour. Whether you’re the hiring manager of a restaurant franchise or you own a small clothing store in the mall, there’s no denying that business picks up starting as early as November 1. In fact, according to an article in The San Francisco Chronicle, both independent and chain stores have seen a rise in sales between 45 and 170 percent… Continue
Added by Brittany on October 10, 2008 at 2:43pm —
Brief history of online job hunt:1. Job board:
& Yahoo! Hotjobs
Recruiter/HR: I can know my candidates only through resume.
Job seeker: only job description could I understand the job.… Continue
Added by JackChang on October 10, 2008 at 1:38pm —
These last few weeks have been a rollercoaster – as a Head Huntress and as an American. Wall Street is in shambles, our bailout didn’t really do any bailing out, unemployment is going up, our Presidential candidates are debating but not necessarily answering any questions, people are scrambling to maintain standards of living, our greatest joy is the return of Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are more popular than ever, and I can’t seem to understand the hiring patterns of… Continue
Added by Kelly Moeller on October 10, 2008 at 1:03pm —
Original post and comments are on:
Web 2.0 with its main characteristic that ‘Everyone Can Publish’ didn’t really make much difference to the jobs web sites. Even the ‘Most Professional’ social network LinkedIN
did not have much of the impact on the job boards, even to the ones tightly integrated with it like… Continue
Added by Ivan Stojanovic on October 10, 2008 at 12:39pm —
"Narcissists like to be in charge, so it stands to reason that a new study shows individuals who are overconfident about their abilities are most likely to step in as leaders, be they politicians or power brokers.
However, their initiative doesn't mean they are the best leaders. The study also found narcissists don't outperform others in leadership roles."
An unscientific study by recruiters - who themselves scored high on narcissism scales - included comments such… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 12:14pm —
Latest story: A hiring manager I am working with in medical sales asked for a completed job application, rather than just a resume. The job is a 65 -75k base, with another 45k up for grabs in commissions. Nothing to sneeze at, surely. When the manager reviewed the application, he discovered that the candidate didn’t fill out the references area or any of the money questions. (You do leave this stuff off a resume, but not off an application when they are specifically asked for.) The manager that… Continue
Added by Peggy McKee on October 10, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Source: From Gaping Void
, Interview With Seth Godin
I like Seth Godin. But when I read point number one in this interview, I had to wonder if I'm dumb.
He claims to be saying something radical but it seems to be a confusing restatement of the most basic business principle: If you provide a product to a market that wants it you are going to be successful.
Or is he saying that if you want… Continue
Added by Recruiting Animal on October 10, 2008 at 11:39am —
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 10:21am —
So I've a friend that is a college recruiter. But not like you'd probably think. Most people hear the term 'College Recruiter' and think of a fast talker looking to get new grads to attend their college because of this sports program or that sports program. Others might imagine a corporate (or professional sports) type that hits the colleges to impress juniors and seniors with great corporate culture or career opportunities.
My friend recruits for people to attend college… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on October 10, 2008 at 10:00am —
"Hispanics often are raised in environments in which they’re taught not speak up and that sharing their accomplishments constitutes bragging."
"People tend to assume all Hispanics are the same — that’s like assuming everyone who speaks English is the same."
"The death rate of frontline Hispanics in the manufacturing and construction industries is higher than any other group, so organizations would be wise to implement work-safety training programs in Spanish for those… Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 10, 2008 at 8:00am —