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Sourcing Classes from Hogwarts!

I am a big Harry Potter fan and I am a sourcer - you might have noticed that I am part way through a monster Harry Potter marthon this week! I’ve tenuously linked the two together in order to impart a few talent sourcing tips – enjoy!

 

DEFENCE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS

 

Alistair “Mad eye” Moody had a point – it doesn’t hurt to always be vigilant. I’m not talking about keeping an eye out for Death Eaters or dark magic, but for…

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Added by Katharine Robinson on July 11, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Including Key Achievements in your Resume

If I had a dollar for every resume I saw that did not include “key achievements”, I would be a very wealthy resume writer!

 

Failing to include key achievements throughout your resume is a recipe for disaster and will cause your resume to be put straight in the deleted folder and never to be seen again.

 

The job market is competitive, and if you’re going to prove to the hiring manager that you are the…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on July 9, 2011 at 12:30am — 10 Comments

How to Search for Google Plus Profiles

How to Search for Google Plus Profiles

Searching for Google-plus profiles is no problem at all, whether you are already on Google-Plus or not. Here’s a direct link to a sample search:

Search…

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Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 8, 2011 at 6:03pm — No Comments

What were the Circumstances of Your Departure?

One of the most critical factors in evaluating a candidate’s work history is how/why they left previous jobs.  As a recruiter, how you ask the question, and how you receive the answer, will impact the accuracy and completeness of the information you receive.  Questions about departures must be asked without bias –…

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Added by Mark Bregman on July 7, 2011 at 10:56am — 3 Comments

Motivation

How many people get up in the morning with more energy than they know what to do with; AND can hardly wait to get the day started at the workplace? Okay, you can put your hands down now. For the rest of you, why is it so hard to get excited at the new work day? Is it because of the number of years of service (that the supervisors refuse to acknowledge)? Is it issues in the family life that distract you from the work cycle? Are you burnt out due to the stress and the pressures of the position OR… Continue

Added by Daniel J Smith on July 7, 2011 at 12:52pm — 2 Comments

The Best Candidates are the Qualified Ones!

Now this statement seems pretty self-explanatory right?  Obviously with every recruitment marketing campaign you run, you want qualified candidates above all else.  But the real question is how are you measuring which candidates are qualified and which are not.

 

There are a few levels of qualified candidates that should be pretty easy to track and measure:

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Added by Chris Brablc on July 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

RecruitCONSULT! Elevate Recruiting to True Consulting

In the corporate Talent Acquisition profession, the day-to-day process of what recruiters do is fairly simple:
  1. We work with the business to develop a plan to recruit talent (often includes developing the position profile,  the recruiting strategy, and other activities)
  2. We go out and “find” prospects and…
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Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on July 6, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

In the Eyes of Gen-Y: The First Job

Written by Taylor

 

This post originally appeared at www.sendouts.com.

 

In the eyes of a college student, summer is that…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on July 6, 2011 at 10:33am — 4 Comments

Everything I needed to know about Recruiting I learned in Kindergarten.

My kids have always summed up my career in this fashion: “People pay mommy lots of money to find other people”.  They have never questioned the logic of this.  Mommy plays a mean hide n seek.  Now that my baby has graduated from Kindergarten, I have come to realize that really, some of the most important elements of recruiting he has now mastered.  Since school let out I’ve been watching him interact with his friends – and here’s what I’ve found...

 

Have something good…

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Added by Amy Ala on July 6, 2011 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments

Clients and Agencies: Has the 'Special Relationship' changed?

Clients and Agencies: Has the ‘Special Relationship’ Changed?



The ‘Special Relationship’ is a phrase used to describe the exceptionally close relations between the UK and the USA, following its use in a 1946 speech by Winston Churchill. Although there has been much talk of recent strains to this relationship, the level of cooperation between the countries remains ‘unparalleled’ among major powers.



In Executive Search, which is traditionally the recruitment… Continue

Added by Giles Lewis and Gina Sargunar on July 6, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Repurposing Your Recruiters During Downsizing

Today, Dan Kilgore on my team wrote a great post that I thought would be great to share with everyone:

Okay, we’re now a few years into “The Great Recession”, and despite the predictions of many of the political and economic pundits, a healthy rebound that includes genuine and sustained job growth is still “just… Continue

Added by Jeremy Eskenazi on July 5, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Putting Stock in Social Influence

As recruiters, it's our profession to identify talent in which a company would want to invest (aka: hire, train, develop.) In the search for sound investments, we at PepsiCo try to look at much more than what you'd normally expect to find on a resume or spelled out in cover letters. Skills, experience and references…

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Added by RecruiterGuy on July 5, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

US Job Market turns South loses 2.0% in June 2011

Online advertised demand for labor in the US fell 2.0% in June, the first decline since December. After a good start at the beginning of this year the job market is slowing now leaving little hope for more activity during the summer. This development is worse than a year ago when the job market leveled of during the same time. The difference is that growth rates last year, while small, remained positive.

 

United States Job Openings, January…

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Added by Henning Seip on July 5, 2011 at 9:13am — 10 Comments

Talent Acquisition, Talent Management – What Do You Do?

For as long as I have been in this business, the business of sourcing, screening and selecting great talent for client companies, I have felt that more could be done. I felt that those of us who do this type of work were only being allowed to do just so much in bringing great talent to an organization, and that once the offer to a candidate had been made and accepted, our role ended. This is especially true for 3rd party recruiters, but is also true for those of us who provide a…

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Added by Nick Tubach on July 5, 2011 at 8:47am — 3 Comments

Superlatives.....absolutely my very worst pet hate ever.

Exceptional, outstanding, superb, unique.....and other similar superlatives are words that I come across every day when reading job adverts.



Reading these types of adverts is a bit like receiving that email from Nigeria advising you that someone wants to send you a million dollars in return for your bank details. When I see an advert that describes the job with a long list of superlatives it makes me think that the opportunity is not nearly as good as the recruiter is… Continue

Added by Luke Collard on July 4, 2011 at 1:27am — 2 Comments

It Was A Staffing June I will Remember For Years to Come

I couldn't help but smile as I drove home today, blessings abounded as my belief in incredible possibilities in my staffing realm had all but hit me in incredible bursts.  A 4 hire day.  Something as magical as that I have had privilege of being a part of before in April, but to do it in this way well it was just a sweet little icing on the cake to a day I knew would end with some interesting moments, while I was sourcing the day away helping partner recruiters nail thier placements - my job…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on July 1, 2011 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

5 STEPS TO CREATING A WINNING BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

 

Partnerships in the Recruiting Industry can creating a winning dynamic or spell certain disaster. Before jumping into any form a business partnership consider the following thoughts:

 

SHARE THE SAME VISION ~ For any partnership to be successful, everyone  involved must agree…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on June 29, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Overcoming Challenges as a New Recruiter

After many years in the world of recruiting, it is easy to forget how tough it was to get started. 

Making that 1st call, negotiating pay rates, people not showing up for interviews, people turning down offers, & of course finally - your 1st placement!  Starting out on the rightpath can help the road be a little less bumpy……

The 1stcall: Making that 1st call can be intimidating.  I’ve seen lots of new…

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Added by JoAnn Carlin-Revesz on June 29, 2011 at 2:53pm — 4 Comments

Least Favorite Interview Questions

There was a question posted in the LinkedIn Q&A Staffing and Recruiting section that I’ve been wanting to comment on.  The question is:  What is your least favorite interview question to ask or answer?  The question gathered 54 answers, from both recruiters and job seekers.  I’m fascinated by the answers.  I find that both sides, recruiters and job seekers, are…

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Added by Mark Bregman on June 28, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments

What is your Recruitment Story?

Stories make the world go round.  It’s stories that bring us back to your favorite TV show, stories that make you buy a product and ultimately stories that make a candidate want to work for a company.  The key with stories is making sure to craft and lead with your best ones (preferably as early as possible in your recruiting process.)

 

That is not to say you can’t have multiple stories that provide value to your recruiting organization.  It’s just that you need to prioritize…

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Added by Chris Brablc on June 28, 2011 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

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