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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…


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

Top 3 Items to Bring to Your Interview

Top 3 Items to Bring to Your Interview  

Don’t arrive to an interview empty-handed! Being well prepared demonstrates to your…


Added by Dan Roffino on April 18, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Recruiter to owner 4 years later

4 years ago this month I was asked to leave one of the largest contingency recruiting firms that I’d been with for 10 years. I had reached burnout and the grace to carry struggling recruiters had ceased regardless of past success as my company went from 40 recruiters to 10 in no time. As I sent my resume out to sales gigs I had offers left and right for jobs that paid $35k-$40k plus commission to sell a widget.

An independent recruiter and friend called me and reminded me that I…


Added by Mike Hayden on April 18, 2013 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

10 Things You Must Do To Fill A Requisition Fast!


I hear it too often.  Why hasn’t this position been filled?  We just aren’t getting enough candidates.  The candidates aren’t strong enough.  I was the perfect fit for the job, why wasn’t I invited back for another interview?

See, as a recruiter I am the middleman between the…


Added by Will Thomson on April 17, 2013 at 7:00am — 12 Comments

3 Reasons Why You Should Hire Employee Referrals

HR practitioners and researchers alike agree that employee referral programs are an excellent source-of-hire. Cost-effective, yet sporting a significant ROI, referral programs enable corporate recruiters to leverage their employees’ networks to reach quality talent pools. With a faster time-to-hire than average, referred applicants are recognized as more productive additions to the workforce.

Employee Referrals Make for Better Employees

1. For…


Added by Assaf Eisenstein on April 17, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

Godzilla vs. Mothra: competitive innovation from LinkedIn and CareerBuilder?

It seems that Monster is continuing its long, slow fade as the ‘big dog’ in the job board world (funny how long-term lack of leadership can do that to you). But there are plenty of services vying for the leadership role:Indeed, CareerBuilder, and LinkedIn come…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 16, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments

Recruiters Anonymous: I’m Living an Agency Lie, and I Need Help!

I have been living a lie. For far too long I have pretended to fit a mould, that simply is not me.

For the past seven years, I have woken up every morning, wrangled my tie around my neck, shined my shoes, put on my corporate face, and tackled the recruitment agency world. My time, my (awesome)…


Added by Paul Slezak on April 16, 2013 at 1:30am — 12 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 4.6.13 to 4.11.13

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 employee turnover, complexity, hiring wisdom, source of hire and introverted employees.

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



Added by Chris Brablc on April 12, 2013 at 10:47am — No Comments

What Comes First - Passion Or Skill?

Recently, I came across a book called So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love.  In it, Cal Newport, Ph.D from Georgetown University, claims that following one’s passion might very well be terrible advice.

Instead, he feels that we need to leverage our skills, which will then lead to ultimate job satisfaction.  Starting with passion, he states, is a dangerous path.  What if we are passionate…


Added by Jason Webster on April 10, 2013 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

The Sex Test for Recruiters

CLIP - The Sex Test 4 Recruiters

I had two guests today. First, a short visit by Charles…


Added by Recruiting Animal on April 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — 44 Comments

10 Tips From Corporate Recruiters That You'll Ignore Anyway

We have decided to do it. Yes, Will Thomson & Amy Ala are joining forces to write a post that hopefully will shake up the recruiting community a little bit.  We are both corporate…


Added by Will Thomson & Amy Ala on April 10, 2013 at 11:30am — 45 Comments

What to do when the client has filled the role

Picture of a wolf pack which represents recruiters

Lessons from the Wolf Pack is an ongoing series of recruitment advice articles taken from, or inspired by, situations and events observed during our phone coaching sessions with recruitment consultants making real, live calls to win business and find candidates. This is advice directly from the…


Added by Stephen Hart on April 10, 2013 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

The Dumbing Down of Recruiting


The Dumbing Down of Recruiting - Originally posted on Jackye Claytons blog, "…


Added by Jackye on April 9, 2013 at 11:30am — 27 Comments


Isn’t it amazing how the simple beauty of the sun shining can change our outlook? After a long difficult winter I understand the phrase “hope springs eternal.”

It isn’t only the appearance of the sun that has raised my spirits. I took a stroll through the local mall this weekend and was encouraged to see the numbers of shoppers carrying bags of just purchased goods. This weekend I received a call from a friend who sold her house last week at a profit.

In addition, the staffing…


Added by Bonnie Brooks on April 8, 2013 at 10:46am — No Comments

Crisis of Confidence

It's Saturday morning and I'm reflecting on my past week .....

I've been dealing with candidates and clients. Each have their own issues about 'getting through' - and…


Added by Martin Ellis on April 8, 2013 at 3:52am — 1 Comment

30 Questions To Ask The Client at the Outset of an Assignment.

Just like a golfer tees up the ball to optimize their drive for distance and accuracy - a Recruiter needs to prepare thoroughly before embarking on a candidate search, to maximize the chances for a successful outcome.

Proper qualification of a new requirement or job order is both a critical part of the…


Added by Marcus Edwardes on April 5, 2013 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments

What goes inside a recruiters brain? A dilemma unraveled.

Recruitment is in itself a talent-detecting process, but what type of candidates would "hit the ground running"? and what type of headhunting detective are you?

In the planning process, the search for required candidates starts with a question in mind, should you start sourcing active candidates (who are actively searching for career opportunities), most probably because the active searchers are your lottery ticket to get a placement in the least amount of time! You think?…


Added by Shereef Nabeel Abdulhalim on April 5, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Recruiting Significance - Bridging from Success to Significance

The Clock and the Compass by Jon Bartos

Mark my words, 2013 will be a banner year for many in the Executive Search and Staffing industry.  Yes, there are rumors that the first quarter could be slower than expected, much like the fourth quarter of 2012. …


Added by Jon Bartos on April 4, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments

Taking time to think. Working on your business, as well as in your business

We all know that it is important to spend time thinking about our businesses. You need to work on your business, as well as in your business, we are told.

This is not just good advice, it is vital advice.

But, I don’t have time

The problem is that we don’t…


Added by james nathan on April 4, 2013 at 6:24am — 7 Comments

Show Me The Money: 5 Steps to Reduce Agency Spending

Today we’re kicking off a mini blog series we’d like to call, “Show Me The Money”. This three part series will cover everyone’s favorite topic — money, of course. Most importantly, each part will provide tips for how recruiters can save money and increase performance. Let’s get started! 

In every corporate recruiting environment, there’s a consistent discussion around how to lower hiring cost, specifically agency spending. While utilizing recruiting agencies can…


Added by Christopher Young on April 2, 2013 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

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