The LinkedIn Signal is gone. (Not too many recruiters used it for searching in the first place, but it was able to show profile updates across the whole network.) Alas, there's not much that can replace Signal!
There are also some limits affecting 3rd party vendors on providing any…Continue
Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Cold-Calling (or Business Development as many seem to prefer calling it) is a popular training area – and if there is anything more circular that teaching recruiters to…Continue
Two weeks ago, one of our candidates signed an offer to begin as a Director of Ops for one of our clients. John is to begin work next Monday.
BIGDEAL INC. has given us four positions to fill. We are working with an Exec VP (Not HR) to fill the positions. Talent Acquisition Specialist Suzie is coordinating the…Continue
It is approaching quickly. 1 year. 1 year ago I wrote my first blog. It was called "The Simple Things" http://bit.ly/MjKaeQ it trended better than I would have ever imagined. I had never written anything other than a college paper. Why did I start writing? Why did I start blogging?…Continue
My CareerXroads business partner, Mark Mehler, got this short and well-written email this morning from a candidate who was just stumped and a bit frustrated by what is still a typical and traditional recruiting practice.
I'll let you read it, then describe the results and a point or two.
Good Morning Mark,
I was chatting with (Mark’s oldest daughter) last night. While catching up,…Continue
So I have a collection of typos. Really? Yep because they are some of the funniest and most sad things about the recruitment process. When people create a resume and don't proof read (or use abbreviations), this is what you get.
Customized Personal Ass (at least they are customized)
BA in Psycholoft (come on, you cannot spell Math?)
Added by Ryan Mulrooney on July 24, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
What are the predictive traits of successful hires? This question from our good twitter pal @Kashifz jumpstarted quite the conversation. We listed a few obvious ones – adaptability, positive attitude, problem solvers… no argument there, right? Of…Continue
Looking for a job is a full-time job -- one that can be daunting, overwhelming, and frustrating. Some of the best positions, however, aren't advertised. As a supplement to your active job hunt, consider a headhunter. Headhunters are employed as recruiters to find vetted talent without sifting through a thousand resumes in response to a Craigslist ad. Follow this guide to getting noticed by top…Continue
We all know the interviewing process can be arduous. There is a lot of time and effort that candidates must willingly invest during this critical process. Career seekers must be sure they’re in it to ‘win it’ or the time and waiting involved can cause one a whole lot of unneeded…Continue
As most of you know, if you have followed my blogs for a while, I am a Texan. A proud Texan. I have lived in Austin my whole life. No, I don't have cattle or horses at my house, but I can easily make a 4 hour drive down to south Texas and get my my fill of country living.
My whole life I have…
Added by Will Thomson on July 19, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
About twice as many 20-somethings are unemployed than more seasoned workers, but in middle age, finding a good job with good benefits can be much harder for an older worker. If you find yourself looking for work in middle age,…Continue
I was reading an article about “30 things to do before you die” (www.mindbodygreen.com)
I especially liked points 5, 6 10, 17,18 and 30
Added by Chris Bailey on July 15, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments
Just over a month ago Facebook launched the use of #hashtags across their platform. What does this mean for you as a recruiter? It does not mean a whole lot to your recruiting strategy however the proper use of hashtags can prove to be extremely valuable, so let’s take a look at 7 great ways to leverage hashtags on Facebook.
Please note: I will strongly urge you to not waste your time…Continue
The most valuable commodity I know of is information, wouldn’t you agree?…Continue
" Our world" is consumed with sourcing. More to the point - it seems as if the only matter of importance is sourcing with social media. Faux careers are being made daily by pumping out the latest white paper, infographic or conference keynote on how to approach your "social" strategy.
Feel free to source/recruit however you want. I don't really find it that difficult in most cases. To me…Continue
How do you build a successful company? There are many answers to this question, but the one that offers the most longevity and continued success is to build a company with depth. You see, having the best talent on your team TODAY does not guarantee that you will have that caliber of talent in…Continue
Obviously, every company culture is different and sometimes what hiring managers think and say they want is exactly the opposite of what they really mean by fit. Do you find this to be the case in your recruiting experience? If so, what's the main cause of this discrepancy?
In job opportunity listings, we often see terms such as:
I have to admit I'm in PARADISE.
I have my doubts if anyone followed the past 30 days journey into an unknown future when a month ago I decided to dump what I was working on as a recruiter and start from "start".
For the past four days, I've been tucked away in a little corner of the…Continue
Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 26, 2013 at 8:44pm — No Comments
This was the talk I was waiting for. Mark Tortorici (@marknexus) of netPolarity just wrapped up an amazing session. Where to begin?
This session was all about turning non-technical liberal arts majors who stumbled into recruiting into TECHNICAL RECRUITERS. That's right guys, there's a RIGHT WAY and a WRONG WAY to call engineers. And developers. Or any other technical person. Side…Continue
We're off to an amazing start and I can't believe how much I've learned just in the first hour.
Joel Spolsky led…Continue
Added by Amy Ala Miller on June 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments