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10 Ways a Good Recruiter Adds Value

After discovering that the current conditions of the SAP, Oracle and IT recruitment markets are very promising, I felt it was necessary to talk about how you can go about finding the increasing number of opportunities. One way, is through a recruitment consultant. But what is it that makes a good recruiter? And why would you choose to be represented by one?

There has long been…

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Added by Dominic (Whitehall Resources) on March 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Nurse, an Engineer, an Insurance Salesman, a Police Officer, and a Recruiter

What gets you up out of bed every morning? What makes today different than yesterday? What drives you to succeed in life? What are you looking for out of life?



You could take these series of questions and answer them in a number of different ways. Your answer could be based upon your career, your family, or they could be taken into talking about your spiritual beliefs.



For the purpose of this blog, lets talk about your career. Specifically, lets talk about recruiting.…

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Added by Will Thomson on March 25, 2013 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

IT and Motorcycles

Both are very loud - literally and figuratively. They can be driven by inspiration, ego or yearn for recognition. The mechanics of both may be complicated and only those dedicated to the early struggle, can appreciate the current boldness and the excitement of what the future may bring to the table.

I’ve never owned a Harley, but none of us can say the same for technology. I am a baby boomer and grew up on the cusp of the technology era when Programmers and Developers suffered the…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on March 25, 2013 at 9:35am — 2 Comments

How a Comments/Chat Section Makes Your "Recruiting SEO" Explode

Ongig believes that one day all job pages will have live interactivity such as a comments/chat feature.

First off, it’s a great experience for the candidate — they get their questions answered (questions that often aren’t answered in a standard job posting).

But it’s great for internal recruiters too — especially for search engine optimization (SEO). Hundreds of candidates Google you and your team and jobs and the more content/text there is on your…

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Added by Jason Webster on March 26, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

I hate resume templates … and here’s why!

Do a simple search in Google for “Resume Templates” and you will soon find that there are literally thousands of templates that you can copy and use. There are even many companies that sell these exact…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on March 22, 2013 at 2:51am — No Comments

‘Every day you hire someone, it could be your next CEO !’

Talent means the skill that is within someone quite naturally – to do something that is hard. At the same time, someone who has the ‘talent’ is able to do something without trying hard. It is an ability that someone is born with. It is a high degree of ability or of aptitude. Someone who has talent is referred to as talented: For eg., Sachin Tendulkar has a talent for playing cricket. In such cases, we say that he or she is ‘born with a talent’.

Talent acquisition is…

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Added by Raman Ramamurthy on March 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Will Thomson, Ex-Agency Corporate Recruiter

The Animal Aftershow slaughtered me today.

Here's what Jerry wrote when he posted the scores:

"Unfortunately the…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on March 20, 2013 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Hiring a Monkey Recruiter

On Wednesday, March 21st I did it.  I went on The Recruiting Animal Show.  If you listened to it, then you know both Animal and I had some pretty rough reviews and our scores had us both failing. Let me say this, listening back to it, I thought it was better than the reviews.  But hey- it is what it is.…

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Added by Will Thomson on March 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — 35 Comments

Did you know that job seekers use mobile devices?

MobileInAction caught up with Jim Stroud who helped created two episodes. In "Jobseekers use Mobile!" @JimStroud shares some great stats while having fun.





Jim share data from Simply Hired Mobile…

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Added by Jim Stroud on March 22, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Will Work For Klout

This picture of me was snapped recently at a local mall and it’s for realz!  Can you believe it? Me, Leslie Mason, reduced to soliciting social media scores on the street corner. Am I the only person who measures their social success by their Klout score and what in the world is going…

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Added by Leslie Mason on March 15, 2013 at 7:50pm — 3 Comments

Does Time of Day Affect Your Job Interview Success?

Job interviews are already stressful enough as it is. Now we're hearing that the time of day you take your interview can affect your chances of being accepted for the next step! In fact, there are even studies that say the day of the week matters.



Whatever is a jobseeker to do? Let's dissect these new findings and then figure out some super stealth ways to ensure your interview goes well, no matter WHEN it is.

Afternoon Interviews Are At a Disadvantage

According to a…

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Added by Angela Yu on March 22, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

3 Mistakes Recruiters Make on Twitter

You may not think of Twitter as an effective HR tool capable of streamlining the recruitment and hiring process, but we’ve already seen the emerging trend of social recruiting popping up in unexpected places. With Twitter, recruiters and HR professionals are finding it easier than ever to raise awareness about job…

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Added by Daniel Pratt on March 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 3.16.13 to 3.22.13

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 the Source of Hire, outlawing HR, recruiters and refs, the value of sourcing and talent acquisition value mapping.

Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order),…

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Added by Chris Brablc on March 22, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments

Recap of this week's RBC lessons: don't monkey around with lies

Lesson #1: 

You may or may not be able to train a monkey to recruit

Lesson #2: 

Anyone with a keyboard may be capable of writing their version of career advice and getting it published on a mainstream recruiting website

Lesson #3: 

Both #1 & #2 may become trending topics for various reasons 

Lesson #4: 

If you do #2 and it is proven that you are…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 22, 2013 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

I hate job descriptions! (...and this is why)

Jim Stroud shares his hatred for job descriptions in digital recruitment advertising. While contemplating a world with no job description Jim proposes how mobile and candidate authored job descriptions could change recruitment. This video is courtesy of Mobile Dave.…

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Added by Jim Stroud on March 22, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Lies, Damn Lies, and Recruiting

As much as I HATE to give this post any more link love than it's already probably getting, I just can't help but call out something I read this morning. Here it is, in all its glory - What Recruiters Won’t Tell You and Why courtesy of Recruiter.com. Don't worry about clicking away dear reader – I'll share with you the highlights and won't hold back what I really think. My only hope is that any frustrated job…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on March 21, 2013 at 1:51pm — 53 Comments

What do Your Commission Plans and Metrics Look Like?

I'm wondering what different agency commission plans look like. Do you have to meet metrics to be eligible for commission? 

My metrics are based upon interviews, reference checks, send outs, interviews, and of course placements. 

Is it pretty typical for a recruiter to not receive commission for the first year of work even if their placement goals are met?

Added by Cristina Lewis on March 9, 2013 at 1:30am — 12 Comments

It Could Only Happen to a New Recruiter

Most of us remember the first few weeks or months of our start in recruiting marked by the horrific memory of the first mistake we made or the first weird happening.  Although somewhat lost in the mists of time there are two that i will never forget.

I was preparing for my first cold call presentation of a candidate.  Went over my candidate's resume and interview notes for at least an hour.  Even wrote myself a script with the fellows name i was going to call.  Will never forget his…

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Added by Sandra McCartt on March 7, 2013 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

How Twitter Built My Brand

Oh, c’mon! Go ahead! Take a crack at it! It’s really not that intimidating. A couple tweets here, a couple tweets there; a 



few RT’s sprinkled in, several hundred #’s here, and……BAM!!! You’re a Tweetin’ machine! The first time I set up my first Twitter account, @MikeChuidian, I really didn’t know what to…

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Added by Mike Chuidian on March 13, 2013 at 9:30am — 51 Comments

Can you look at yourself in the mirror?

 

Can you look at yourself in the mirror?

Long ago I made a promise to myself. I promised myself I would live by 4 simple rules.

  1. I would never do or say anything that would make me not like the person I see when looking in the mirror
  2. I would not  do…
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Added by Dean Da Costa on March 2, 2013 at 9:13pm — 1 Comment

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