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Inbound Recruiter: List of My Favorite Recruiters/Industry Experts

Hello and good day! 

I thought it woud be a great idea to share a list of remarkable recruiters/staffing thought leaders, I know personally, or "follow" intentionally, to gain inspiration, which has supported the Inbound Recruiter vision, (Get Found, Convert, Analyze.)  Inbound Recruiter could not have been formed without each of these industry leaders "original thoughts" (innovation) and accomplishments in our field. (Order unimportant, They ALL…


Added by Brian K. Johnston on March 10, 2011 at 5:12pm — 1 Comment

I'm sorry...but we just can't help you right now.....

Yep.  Just had to say that.  It pains me greatly.  But what else can we do?


I'm sure many of you are (hopefully) off-the-hook BUSY!  I am absolutely thankful to be in the position I find myself in. 


But can we - more importantly - should we take on every new search that comes our way if we're too busy?  I've decided it's better to let a potential client know we're simply not in a position to entertain a new search with them.  I've done this twice now.  This…


Added by Jerry Albright on March 10, 2011 at 5:51pm — 9 Comments

FOCUS ABILITY in this Multi-Tasking, 24/7, Instant Gratification Information Age



Information exchange is flowing at lightning speed and we are all expected to keep up.

I don’t know about you, but I am feeling the need to shut the hell up (after I finish this) reassess and declutter.

This time of the year calls for a good spring cleaning in my home and in my head.  It feels natural to reflect, re-examine and adjust focus.

My fear is that I am so used to having so many distractions, will panic set in when I don’t allow…


Added by Tracey Cress on March 10, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments

High Demand - The StaffingU Market Demand Report

Demand is outpacing supply for the following ten titles in the cities listed. As a result, prospects in these areas are more likely to be open to using your services especially if you provide data, such as this information, on market demand and the impact this will have on their ability to hire quality talent.

Accountants and Auditors in Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (146% normal demand)

Computer Specialists in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (163% normal…


Added by Scott Wintrip on March 9, 2011 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

One thing [Overloaded] Corporate Recruiters value in Recruitment Agencies...

I was a "Head-hunter" (on contingency basis) for over 11yrs and have been on the "other side of the desk" for over 5yrs. Having worked on both sides, I can understand the frustrations both agency recruiters and corporate recruiters feel when dealing with each other.

Ironically, some of the frustrations are similiar such as response time, communication, content of requested information, etc. We both have the same complaints in many cases, the difference is from which side it comes and… Continue

Added by Mauricio on March 9, 2011 at 2:47pm — 56 Comments

The Liberal Arts CEO and Shakespeare

A while ago, I mentioned to you about how I have a daughter who studies philosophy and literature in college. We’ve discussed multiple different ways her world of arts and my world of business coincide and have even produced a blog from one of those very discussions. This time we have a series of blogs set up for you, this being the first. This day is a day we take some advice from the greatest playwright of our time and apply it to the business world, because what Shakespeare taught us…


Added by Tim Giehll on March 10, 2011 at 11:10am — 3 Comments

Ninety Percent of the Nursing Homes Hire Those With Criminal Records

CBS News did a study and found that ninety percent of the nursing homes in the nation hired employees with criminal convictions.   According to CBS News, when the government ran background checks on employees in some 260 nursing homes, 92 percent of them had criminal records.  Pretty remarkable.

This is not some curious group of do-gooders reporting that much of the healthcare industry is populated by convicted…


Added by Gordon Basichis on March 7, 2011 at 4:00am — No Comments

The best you'll ever get is 8 out of 10

Nothing drives a recruiter crazier than having a client say, "I love your candidate and there is no compelling reason not to hire them.  We'd just like to see one or two more candidates".  Makes my pulse race just writing the words.

What I'm finding, particularly in this market is clients want 12 out of 10; the "perfect candidate". They have the belief that because of the poor labor market "perfect candidates" are simply lying under trees waiting to be tripped over.  This couldn't be… Continue

Added by Christopher Poreda on March 8, 2011 at 9:49am — 17 Comments

What do job seekers want? (Hint: a job…and a wee bit more)

Why do job seekers go to job boards? Ahem – to find a job.

I might add that’s why they network, Tweet, post profiles on LinkedIn, and troll through company career sites. They just want a job. Right?

Well, no. Not exactly. They want a lot more than a ‘job’. They in fact have an entire laundry list of desires:

  • work that fits their skill set
  • work that pays well
  • work that lets them…

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on March 8, 2011 at 10:22am — 4 Comments

The Case for Working Directly with Hiring Managers


I believe in Human Resources and corporate recruiters.  They fill a necessary function at most companies.  They insure that there are no duplicate submissions of résumés, they coordinate meetings, they screen to insure that candidates meet the standards of the job and the company.  However, with respect, they should allow outside recruiters to deal directly with hiring managers when it comes to job specifications and follow up on interviews.  It would speed up the…


Added by Paul S. Gumbinner on March 7, 2011 at 12:56pm — 4 Comments

Who do you want on your team?

How would you best describe a great team player you want to have on your team? Those who are always engaged? Passionate? Willing to do whatever it takes? Winning attitude? Look forward to your responses.

Added by sheila Greco on March 7, 2011 at 10:26am — 3 Comments

New Favorite word: Badvocate

I believe the jury is still out on the "is social media a good thing or a bad thing for corporate recruiting" question.  Everywhere I turn, I see recruiting departments dipping toes, jumping in or even diving into social media.


But after reading an article on Mashable recently I think there may be an unintended consequence of this rather awkward entry.

Enter my new favorite word:…


Added by Phil Haynes on March 7, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

32 site niche job board network for sale

I build sites in order to sell them. 

Today I am putting up ALL 32 niche sites I have started in recent years as one giant niche job board network. Combined these sites have over 20,000 uniques per month generating more than 50,000 monthly page views (and growing). They generate approximately $1,000 per month between postings, backfill revenue and Adsense. All are hosted on Jobamatic. Two of the…


Added by Chris Russell on March 7, 2011 at 11:53am — 4 Comments

A word about one of the best recruiters I’ve ever met.

Her name is Holly.  In all my years of recruiting she has been one of the (very) few who is somehow able to come up with a great candidate for any position – anywhere – any time.  She’s been a partner for quite a while – and on our team full time since the beginning of last year.


I wanted to just take a minute and give her the recognition she deserves.  Here is a quick rundown of what she’s been able to accomplish in just the past month or so.  Note:  This is by no means her…


Added by Jerry Albright on March 7, 2011 at 2:30pm — 16 Comments

Boolean Search Strings AND Life

Earlier today I was delivering a Boolean Training session for our new members in the sourcing team. My aim was to simplify the Boolean concept for sourcing. Often it is mistaken that “Boolean” is very scientific and relatively tough which is why people tend to ignore. Finally – I found the connection!!! Very simple and life-like (!)…


I took an example of life and how the sourcing of candidates is very similar to our life. In life, our choices are the keywords and we either…


Added by Sarang Brahme on March 3, 2011 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

3 Common Questions for Recruiters

Have you ever submitted a resume for a job opening, certain it is the perfect match for your skills only to never receive an offer? Sometimes it’s a mystery as to what recruiters and hiring managers are searching for in a good candidate. Below are common questions recruiters receive and answers to your inquiries.


Q: What do recruiters look for in a resume?

Recruiters look at your experience. If you are a recent grad, recruiters look at your internship history.…


Added by Maggie Theisen on March 2, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Sitting In The Other Chair

I got laid off in December. It's a pretty common refrain these days. I'd been the Manager of Recruiting for a Federal Systems Integrator for three and half years and in the space of a brief meeting that tenure was brought to a close. The company had worked through some challenges during my time there, but we had begun to win new business and add exceptional talent. I was proud of the work I had done and was completely committed to the ongoing success of the firm. I did not see it coming. As…


Added by Doug Munro on March 3, 2011 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

When teams Plan the Fight they don't Fight the Plan

A couple of months back I interviewed Patrick Thean about the success he's experienced in…


Added by Jonathan D. Davis on March 3, 2011 at 9:29am — No Comments

Why are a majority of recruiters not able to succeed in their 2nd recruitment job?

A LinkedIn discussion, Why are a majority of recruiters not able to succeed in their 2nd recruitment job, having performed reasonably well at their 1st? attracted hundreds of comments from fellow recruiters across the globe. This blog is a summarisation of what I think are the top 10 reasons. Credit however to recruiters who have found success in their second, third and are still recruiting………

1. Weak to begin with - More than likely they were… Continue

Added by Alban on March 2, 2011 at 10:00pm — 13 Comments

Create a Quick Response Bar Code for your Career Site

The Quick Response (QR) or 2D bar code has been in use in Japan for over a decade, but it is just starting to pick up steam here in the states. Below, I've tried to address FAQ about the QR.

What is it? According to Wikipedia, "A QR Code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on… Continue

Added by Julia on March 2, 2011 at 11:00am — 17 Comments

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