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Why more recruiters should be using Google Plus

I know it starts to feel a bit overwhelming when you constantly feel like you’re obliged to sign up to the newest social 

networking site in an attempt to stay in touch with social media trends. But let’s…

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Added by Amanda Ashworth on May 8, 2013 at 11:30am — 10 Comments

Generalization Fatigue

Generalizations are stupid.

There. I just made one. Now doesn’t that sound silly? You’re probably thinking “aww, come on Amy! It’s usually true!” Yeah maybe, but it’s exhausting. I have been diagnosed with Generalization Fatigue. Symptoms range from eye-rolling, head banging, and groaning to slamming laptops closed in order to protect yourself from one more crappy prediction about the fate of recruiting. Here are some of my favorites:

The resume is…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on May 7, 2013 at 11:51am — 16 Comments

Making it easy to apply!!

Making it easy to apply!!

Over the last few weeks, I have gone out to many company sites and check out the style, process, and length of time to apply to an open position. I was amazed at some of the things I saw. About 50% of the companies had easy,…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on May 7, 2013 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Is it really what we think it is?

Over the past week I have been going through some family issues which began with a medical emergency last Friday. Everyone we talked to from our family practitioner to the ER medical team believed that the signs pointed towards one thing. When the surgeons went in to operate on Saturday morning, they found an entirely different problem was manifested in the same environment. Upon reflection we do the same steps in the HR world we work in.

Every single day we are confronted with…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on May 2, 2013 at 10:14am — No Comments

My First Blog Post

Well here it is, my first blog post. That is not entirely true. I have blogged before on various different subjects from running to firearms. I even started a few blogs just to get free stuff. Who can blame me?

I am gearing this blog towards, you guessed it, recruiting. I am going to be talking about the military side of recruiting. The kind where you get forced into doing it. So, you will see some good things, some random things, and probably a bunch of ranting about stupid things.…

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Added by Eric Kenney on May 5, 2013 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

What's in Your Backyard?

Wasn’t it Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz who said something about not looking beyond your own backyard to find what you need? I believe she had a point.

 Your best business ambassadors may just be your own employees. If you have built a nurturing environment and created an atmosphere that breeds loyalty, you probably have the best promoters of your company right in front of you. After all, who among us doesn’t love to brag?

 I was at a wedding a few weeks ago when someone asked…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on May 6, 2013 at 4:21pm — 2 Comments

It’s Time to Take Another Look at Headhunters

The economy is recovering, but there are still millions of people desperately searching to find a job.  The irony is that many jobs are remaining unfilled.  Why?  The employers say that it is because they cannot find enough qualified applicants to fill them!  The recruitment vendors say it is because the good people are hard to find and they have responded by developing a wide assortment of cutting edge tools to help employers find the good people.  On the other hand, veterans from the old…

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Added by Ken Forrester on May 6, 2013 at 3:44pm — 7 Comments

How to Find Candidates on Twitter

In this episode of "The Jim Stroud Show," Jim demonstrates how to find candidates on Twitter using a free tool - Favstar. Plus, he plugs his new book - Resume Forensics and gives a shout out. Did he shout-out to you? Tune in and find out.…

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Added by Jim Stroud on May 6, 2013 at 2:39am — 1 Comment

How to Decide What to Outsource First when Starting a Recruiting Business

For the independent recruiter, the demands on your time are often overwhelming from day 1. There are so many moving  parts and things to do that there are never enough hours in the day. Even for the seasoned business owner, it’s difficult to relinquish control of any part of their…

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Added by Ryan Leary on May 3, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

50 Friends I Met in Twitterland- You MUST Meet

Twitterland is a real place.  Well, that is what I keep telling myself.  There are people from all over the world there.  It is like having them next door to you.  No time zones, and instant communication. All you need to go there is a computer or a smart phone.  Before you go to Twitterland though, understand it…

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Added by Will Thomson on May 2, 2013 at 11:00pm — 21 Comments

Recruiters! Stand Proud!

Recruiters get terrible press.

And it’s worse now then ever before. Everyone has a ‘terrible recruiter’ story. They are ‘lazy, sleazy, pushy and incompetent’. And those are just the nicer things said. Every day brings more abuse and increasingly, gleeful…

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Added by Greg Savage on April 30, 2013 at 5:42am — No Comments

Resume Forensics - How To Find Resumes and Candidates on the Web

Jim Stroud is the author of Resume Forensics Way back in 2008, I created a training guide called Resume Forensics. In a nutshell, it was a how-to for finding resumes and passive candidates on Google, Yahoo, Bing and a few other resources. In all modesty, it was an underground hit. I…

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Added by Jim Stroud on April 28, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments

A Jobseeker's Guide to Personal Branding. Tips for the Job Hunter. A Recruiters Perspective.

Having a professional brand is not a new concept for job hunters. It’s the image you present to potential employers wherever you are. In a competitive job market, it’s essential to build your own professional brand so that you will stand out from the rest of the pack and build a consistent reputation. Your…

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Added by Ryan Leary on April 24, 2013 at 1:00am — 9 Comments

Big Hiring in the Big Apple

Each month, the New York City metro area consistently outnumbers all other metros in hiring demand. In March, there were more than 437,000 ads available online in the greater New York area. (Los Angeles was in 2nd place with about 258,000 ads.) This ad volume represents a 1% decline in demand compared to March of 2012. Approximately 89% of available job ads during March were posted by employers, whereas staffing firms and recruiting agencies only accounted for about 11% of ads.…

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Added by Abby Lombardi on April 23, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments

How do you like my Big Data? Big Brother comes to Recruiting.

When Gerry Crispin was a boy hiring was so easy. There was lots of talent just lying all over the place.

All you had to do was put an ad in the paper and hire a secretary to open the resumes.



But,…

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Added by Recruiting Animal on April 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Get a "Marmite" CV/Resume - or you'll be toast...

I have long held the view that people need to be a little braver with their CV's and resumes. Far too many people write their CV/resume so it offends nobody. Trouble is, it attracts nobody either.

marmite Just last week I had a candidate who sent me their CV.…

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Added by Martin Ellis on April 22, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Clever ways to use business cards in recruitment

Many people have started to consider business cards a bit ‘old hat’ in this new era of social networking and direct online portfolios. However don’t be fooled, when used right business cards can help streamline your recruitment operations and help generate…

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Added by Sam Fisher on April 22, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Long John Silvers, Tractors, and a Mannequin

In November 2012, I wrote a post called Whiskey, Wine and Root Beer http://wthomsonjr.com/november-2012/whiskey-wine-and-root-beer/ .  It was a fan favorite, and still to this day one of my favorite posts.  This weekend  my family and I…

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Added by Will Thomson on April 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Recruiters Guide to Email Marketing and the Law. AKA Don't let CAN-SPAM make mince meat out of you

The laws surrounding email SPAM are somewhat of a mystery to many recruiters, with many actually violating the law on a regular basis without even know it. And that's scary because EACH separate email sent in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act may be subject to penalties of up to $16,000. That’s right, per email sent.

"Yikes", you say. "That’s a crap load of money," you exclaim.

"Yup it…

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Added by Jeff Wood on April 21, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

So,this is recruiting now and we are ok with it?

Oh, did this did just happen to me?

Recently I was called by a recruiting agency recruiter.  The person, from Manpower, called me about a position that he was looking to fill for an engineering/technical recruiter.  I am not shocked by this as that is what we do for a living.  However what did shock me was the pedantic way in which the person went about it while leaving a message.  It was almost robotic in its…

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Added by Derdiver on April 19, 2013 at 11:01am — 21 Comments

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