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Using Pay-Per-Click Advertising as a Tool to Attract Passive Candidates

While online sourcing brings definite benefits to recruitment campaigns, the sheer vastness of the World Wide Web means that sometimes it can be difficult to direct your focus and find the holy grail of top-tier candidates.


Have you ever considered pay-per-click advertising? Think of it this way.  Suppose someone searches Youtube for your company’s latest viral video or catchy commercial ad. While they originally searched for your videos because they were looking for some…


Added by Dana Feigel on October 9, 2011 at 4:41am — 2 Comments

Planning a career change?

A career change is a life altering decision and should be properly thought through and planned. It can mean a complete transition to a new job, a new employer or a new industry. If a person chooses to change career direction, for example they have been in …


Added by Lipton Fleming on October 10, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

Recording - Recruiting Animal Show - Amy Ala

Great show featuring @AlaRecruiter based on her postings here on --Download / PLAY - Amy Ala - Full Show

Listen to internet radio with…

Added by Recruiting Animal on October 12, 2011 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

A world with no recruiters...


My other half is a vocal guy. He will not keep quiet when there is something out there he disagrees with. Unfortunately, he does not believe recruitment is a valid career choice. He teases me about being in the recruitment industry quite often and this has not let up since I stopped being an actual on the ground recruiter and moved to the marketing and business development side of our business.


I have heard him say it so many times that I now have the argument pretty…


Added by Samantha Lacey on October 14, 2011 at 11:19am — 4 Comments

How the Economic Downturn Has Really Screwed Up Recruiting

This is not the blog you’re expecting.  I’m not going to talk about the hordes of unqualified candidates I get bombarded with.  I’m not going to discuss how hard it is to get a “passive” candidate to make a change out of fear of the unknown.  I refuse to debate the merits of 3rd party recruiters and how some companies feel they don’t “need” TPRs because there are so many people out there dying to come to work for you.


No.  This blog is about how this recession has…


Added by Amy Ala on October 13, 2011 at 4:34pm — 17 Comments

There’s not enough talk about #SocialRecruiting. #TruSanFranEdit

I want to start this post by stating that this is not a rant, nor is it a criticism of internet radio show #HRHappyHour or career community Brazen Careerist’s recently announced Social Recruiting bootcamp.It is however, these two events that have triggered my thinking.

I was listening in to Steve Boese’s excellent guests Susan Strayer and Ryan Healey, and…


Added by Bill Boorman on October 13, 2011 at 11:59pm — 7 Comments

3 Trends to understand in Recruitment SEO!

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be an integral part of any recruiting strategy and it’s appealing for a number of reasons.  Here are a few:

  1. Inexpensive: It represents a free (in terms of $’s) way for job seekers to find your job content.
  2. Relevance: The candidates that find your job content will definitely be interested in your position (as they searched for it).
  3. Less Noise: If your job positions are…

Added by Chris Brablc on October 13, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting Must Factor in Smart Phones

In an article today published on, Dr. John Sullivan and Master Burnett discuss Recruiting’s blunder of epic proportions, not connecting with mobile users. They provide the example of a guy named Joe, who checks all aspects of his life on his smart phone before getting out of…


Added by Mark Bregman on October 13, 2011 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Recruiter Turnover is GREEEAAT!!

All right, so it has been way too long. 11 months to be exact.  Every superhero goes into hiding. Mr. Incredible did with all of the supers, but he came back.

I have come out of hiding called work. Over the last eleven months, our team has done a major implementation of a new applicant tracking system, had 100% turnover in my department and due to the incredible efforts of our sales department our business is up which means we have been knee deep in requisitions. With the exception of…


Added by Michael Goldberg on October 13, 2011 at 12:55pm — 3 Comments

Hiring Demand for Recruiters Still Growing – Up 10% in September

During September, more than 5,300 job ads were posted for Recruiters. Although a decline from August's post-recession high in demand (when more than 6,000 new jobs were advertised online), this represents not only a 10% year-over-year increase, but also 7% growth from the beginning of the year. An increase in hiring demand for Recruiters may be a good indicator that companies plan on hiring more in the coming months. Employers and staffing firms each placed about half the job ads during this…


Added by Carolyn Menz on October 13, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

From hero to zero


The boss came in to work today a bit glum. Yesterday, he lost  bit of money on a horse that had won it’s last 3 races but had unexpectedly come last. Based on its previous runs, the horse was expected to win comfortably but had been well beaten. The boss had all sorts of theories as to why the sudden change in form - change of jockey, a longer distance, harder ground and even a conspiracy theory to do with a rogue bookie. The conversation extended to discuss sport’s stars that…


Added by Luke Collard on October 13, 2011 at 6:15pm — 6 Comments

Do You Live Outside Your Comfort Zone?

I’ve seen it before, but didn’t recognize it for what it was at the time.


On my own at an early age and scrambling one month for a fourth roommate to split rent, serendipity

delivered a guy, let’s call him Will, who had that “spark” so hard to identify with when the uncertainty of daily sustenance overshadows all else.


At the time, three teens living in a rented “Animal House” of sorts, not unlike I imagine sorority houses dotting the lanscape back in the…


Added by Nick Lagos on October 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Recruiters, toughen the f*** up!

Most people who become recruiters do not last. There are many reasons for that. Poor hiring decisions and inadequate training being high on the list.

But there is another key reason why so few people actually last in the hurly-burly world of agency recruiting.

It’s a frigging hard job!

So I know that sometimes you question why you do it. There are times you hate what you do. There are days you go home feeling deflated, worn-out and frankly, useless.



Added by Greg Savage on October 11, 2011 at 9:42pm — 55 Comments

If I could turn back time...or recreate history...

Conjures up images of Cher and that song - that charted at number 1 in Australia and Norway, number 3 in the United States and number 6 in the United Kingdom. 

And that music video set on the USS Missouri with Cher straddling a cannon, and wearing a fishnet body stocking…. But that’s not what I want to talk about…


I was representing a candidate to the market last week.  A candidate that I thought was very strong… You know the type: a walking…


Added by Craig Watson on October 12, 2011 at 6:05am — 5 Comments

Source of Hire & Candidate Touchpoints

Two weeks ago I wrote a post on accurately measuring "Source to Hire" through your ATS & job distribution technology and received the following interesting comment from Master Burnett:


There is rarely a single source of hire in today’s hyper connected reality. Single source of application maybe.…


Added by Chris Brablc on October 11, 2011 at 3:45pm — No Comments

The Candidate Graveyard

According to legend an elephant graveyard is a place where elephants go to die.  For some unexplained reason over the centuries huge numbers of elephants have left their grazing grounds and secretly disappeared into the unknown never to be found again.

Many companies have successfully replicated this amazing legend by…


Added by Francois Guay on October 10, 2011 at 8:21pm — 7 Comments

What Does Your Resume Say About You?

When you hear the saying “a picture tells a thousand words”, this means that a picture can tell a story just as easily as a large amount of text. The same is true about your professional resume. Your resume can tell the reader a lot about the type of person you are and the type of worker you will…


Added by Gavin Redelman on October 9, 2011 at 7:35am — 7 Comments

There's no "black hole" in community...

Community. It's the word in everyones lips right now. Which is always a worry. We descend into 'fads' so easily these days it seems and it would be a shame for community to end up being tarnished with the fad brush. I have long been a big fan of community - I believe it has the potential to transform  organisations and…


Added by Gareth Jones on October 10, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Recording - Animal Show - Career Advice from Alex Levit

I thought this was a great show - but the animals who listened in didn't agree.


No commercial version: PLAY - Alex Levit - Blind Spots

BlogTalkRadio Version

Listen to…

Added by Recruiting Animal on October 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

A Lesson for Recruiters, Corporate Gatekeepers/HR and Hiring Managers from Steve Jobs

A Toast “to the crazy ones,” by Steve Jobs


Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with…


Added by Valentino Martinez on October 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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