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5 Ways Social Recruiting Can Impact Your Brand:

Recruiting as an industry is notoriously behind the times when it comes to leveraging social media for their business.

 

With millions of potential jobseekers on social media sites, social recruiting is a no-brainer for any headhunter or Talent Acquisition pro. Something I always found interesting, as a marketing person, is the fact that recruiting blogs seem to talk ad nauseam about…

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Added by Justin Miller on July 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Live Hard, Sell Hard: When Phone Screenings Go Wrong

Some months ago, I was phone screened for a Senior Recruiter role with a Fortune 500 retail company. During the phone screening, which lasted 75 minutes, I talked for roughly 10-12 minutes. Instead of digging deeper into the responsibilities of the role I applied for, the Recruiter spent most of…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on July 8, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Interviewing the Interviewer

So you did everything right so far – showed up on time, dressed appropriately, researched the company and gave all the correct answers. Now it is time to turn the tables. A lot of candidates aren’t prepared, when asked, “Do you have any questions?” I have heard answers ranging from, “Not really” to “What is your vacation policy?” or “what is your background check policy?” – none of which help your candidacy. So how do your prepare a good list of interview…

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Added by Deepa on July 8, 2012 at 7:39pm — 1 Comment

Why Recruiters Should NOT care about The Cloud

There has been much talk about Cloud computing or SAAS recruitment software and the massive benefits for a recruitment agency to move to the Cloud. I find this quite amazing for two reasons, firstly most people I speak to aren’t really sure what this means and secondly the whole argument seems to have absolutely nothing to do with finding candidates, making placements or anything else to do with recruitment.

 

For the life of me I can not see what all the fuss is about, but…

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Added by Shane McCusker on July 4, 2012 at 8:36am — 12 Comments

Excellent Customer Service - Stop Cutting Corners and Remember What Made You Great

I am often really amazed at how easy it is to make a great difference to our clients’ experience of us, in very small and easy ways.

Today I visited the dentist. I’d broken a filling and needed to have it replaced. I don’t like going to the dentist, I have no logical reason for this or any phobia, but I just…

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Added by james nathan on July 4, 2012 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

Reflections of a Rookie Recruiter

By Jen Copley, Rookie Recruiter, Q4B

“Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school” –Robert Fulghum. 

I recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Communication Studies and French degree (if you need some help ordering a good wine at your favorite French restaurant, call me). Like every fresh out grad, I spent the better part of my senior year writing resumes, looking at job opportunities on Career…

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Added by Jennifer Copley on July 5, 2012 at 4:57pm — 5 Comments

Social Network Engagement - Really? Vast majority are not really in love with your brand...

Makes a lot of sense and this should apply to Social Recruiting as well. People don't join groups or pages to be part of some Brand community that they love (CEO's love to believe that), its more for deals and discounts or in Recruiting (some real info about jobs and careers). There is going to be a small minority who love your brand but a vast majority have better things to do with their time...Interesting article…

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Added by Suresh on July 3, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

It's so hard... but is it?

 

So my last post was about how tough the hard knock stories are to manage some days.  Today it’s more about why so many recruiters/HR/managers don't effectively communicate with their candidates - especially when declining them.

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Added by Erin Passmore on June 29, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments

Failing to follow up - stop wasting business opportunities

Does the following sound familiar to you?

“I met this great person at an event last night, we got on really well, and they are about to instruct an advisor to do what we do, but the opportunity just didn’t come up to ask the question”.

What a wasted…

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Added by james nathan on June 29, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments

Approach and style of conversation

One of the ways you immediately know when someone is junior is when they "follow the book".  They talk like they're reading from a script.  They greet you with unnecessary formalities and communicate with you like they "think they should".  There is absolutely nothing wrong with this except that it doesn't feel genuine and tells the person on the other end of the conversation that you're kind of new at this.

On the flip side, I was told recently that a client thought I was…

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Added by Joshua Lee on June 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Placing Difficult Job Orders

I wanted to reach out to you all to get some advice on filling a difficult job order. I am a new recruiter in the healthcare field (placing admin. jobs), so I am trying to develop my sourcing skills at this time. I feel I have maximized all of my efforts in locating the qualified candidates in our internal system. I have posted on my own personal Facebook page (as I know many people in this particular field) as well as my LinkedIn account. No luck. I've also tried to get referrals from tons…

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Added by Cristina Lewis on June 28, 2012 at 3:46pm — 8 Comments

Employee Referrals Gone Wild – The Rest of the Story…

Here’s an interesting email / follow up I got today thanks to Employee Referrals Gone Wild, which I wrote back in April (hint – nothing on the internet ever dies). This person was searching the web for advice on how to handle being an employee referral, and came across my blog. With the job seeker’s permission I am including the text of her email and my…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on June 28, 2012 at 6:19pm — 5 Comments

Secrets To Successful Recruiting

Do you ever wonder what makes some recruiters so successful while others don’t seem to be able to produce great results?  I’ve been in the business for a long time and worked with many, many recruiters in both agency and corporate environments.  The great ones are happy to share their knowledge and secrets of success and I am an enthusiastic learner.  Allow me to share what I have learned with you and I would love to hear back what you have learned on your recruiting journeys.  What I have…

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Added by Leslie Mason on June 28, 2012 at 4:08pm — 11 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 6.23.12 to 6.29.12

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 if Monster vanishes,social recruiting at #SHRM, candidate hierarchy of needs and successful recruitment ad strategies.

 

Before I get into the articles, I would like to do a call out for the Candidate…

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Added by Chris Brablc on June 29, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Building Trust Between Recruiting and Sales

When They Just Can't Get Along

When sales executives promise clients the world, and recruiters can't deliver, you get a mixture of bad blood and toxic rivalry:

"I no longer trust the sales person to bring in a qualified and fillable job requisition. I won't recruit on ANY of this sale's persons requisitions."

Sound familiar?

Bad Relationships…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on June 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Stories of a jobseeker vol. 3: Learn something

There's not much positive you can take from a job search, especially one that goes on for an extended period of time. It's often an endless roller coaster ride of emotions and highs and lows. More often than not, the lows linger if you let them. Your time is most often spent searching for and applying to multiple jobs per…

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Added by Marc Mapes on June 27, 2012 at 2:51pm — 12 Comments

Candidates Should Mirror Athletes.

As my recruitment career continues and the list of candidates I deal with increases, it becomes very apparent that there is a small minority that truly stand out above the rest, the elite. There is a very definite quality they have and that is shown in the extra level of effort in all that they do.

With Euro 2012 in full flight (never mind England, we'll get…

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Added by Lipton Fleming on June 28, 2012 at 4:55am — No Comments

New Kewl Vs. Old Skool.

There were two young recruiters who got tired of pounding the phones, making people mad, fighting for job orders, being dissed by internal recruiters and HR and being one upped by their office mates who had been in the business for years who seemed to be making all the placements and all the money.

 

They decided to revolunitize the industry, go into career consulting and placement, get paid by candidates then offer up those candidates to companies at a much reduced rate...like…

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Added by Sandra McCartt on June 26, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Find Success with a Keyword Rich LinkedIn Profile

It goes without saying that networking is an effective way to build your business, or to get yourself seen when looking for a new career. Back in the day, that meant pressing the flesh and exchanging business cards, but the internet era has made that something of a thing of the…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on June 26, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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