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What Recruiters Should Know About Summer Internships for 2013

It's summertime in the city (or country as the case may be) and you know what that means? Interns! Interns are a huge part of the workforce and we want to celebrate them. We're kicking off a series of guest blog posts from all kinds of intern experts where we'll cover internship programs, how to assess an intern, the places to go online to find…


Added by Angela Yu on May 30, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why "Temp to Direct" is the worst way to go

I'll make this quick:  Temp to Direct is a bad choice.  It's a "we really want to hire someone, I think, but it would be great if we didn't have to make a firm decision - so let's roll a few unemployed people through here and see if someone knocks it out of the park."


Dear Client - here are your choices:  Unemployed people who have no other choice or contractors who will happily "pretend" they "may" be interested in a full time role.


Contractors contract. …


Added by Jerry Albright on May 15, 2013 at 9:06am — 30 Comments


Coming off an awesome Father's Day, I felt it was appropriate to do one of my non-recruiting posts again.  These are never as popular, but seem to resonate with a lot of people. Hopefully by now, most of you who are regular readers of my blogs know me.  I am a passionate person, Christian, and a true family guy.…


Added by Will Thomson on June 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Industry Leader Reports Study Findings- "Recruiters are Lazy Uncaring Dolts!"

Much hoopla accompanied the publishing of a "Study" the popular Job Board TheLadders made public back in March 2012.  They titled their report "Keeping an eye on recruiter behavior".  Sounded  a bit…


Added by Nick Lagos on May 21, 2013 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

This person cleans up your mess for $8.50

Lately I have been at home during the day more than I used to when I was running a global business. So I had the good fortune to actually meet the woman who cleans our house once a week. Prior to this, I had a vague understanding that we ‘had a cleaner’, but I took that service for granted, and certainly gave the person who cleaned up our mess little thought.

Well, I had a great long chat with ‘Rosie’ (lets call her that…


Added by Greg Savage on June 6, 2013 at 8:01pm — 1 Comment

Infographic: High Paying Jobs Requiring Little to No Work Experience

Hidden Gem Jobs for the Unemployed or Underpaid -- Brought to you by Job-Applications.com
Hidden Gem Jobs for the Unemployed or Underpaid infographic courtesy of Job-Applications.com

Added by Tim Spagnola on June 9, 2013 at 2:56pm — 2 Comments

Why Recruiters LOVE Linkedin and HR leaders might HATE Linkedin.

Top 3 Reasons Why Recruiters (both corporate and external) Love Linkedin:

1) LinkedIn has become the best hunting ground for recruiters.

2) As more companies are asking their employees to become participants in “social media” candidate referral programs, more employees are using sites…


Added by Lisa Zee on June 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

The Big Data Strategy to College Recruiting

In this quick presentation, Jim Stroud shares a strategy for how to use big data to target colleges to recruit from. If you do a lot of college recruiting, review this presentation and position yourself for longterm success.…


Added by Jim Stroud on June 11, 2013 at 7:51pm — 2 Comments

Is Cloud-Based Software Really The Future of Recruitment?

Have you taken any calls recently from software providers? Calls where you’re promised the world if only you would switch from your existing software provider? The chances are that you’ve taken a few of these, and that’s a conservative estimate. For those of you who haven’t it begs the question, what exactly is cloud-based recruitment software, and how can it help SMEs?

Habits of the small recruitment agency

In order to understand what the future holds it’s…


Added by Stephen Smith on June 13, 2013 at 4:06am — No Comments

The Professor X of Recruiting

Wouldn’t you want the X-men working for you? 

Professor Charles Francis Xavier, the X-men’s founder, wanted people with that something “extra,” people whose   special skills were manifest yet misunderstood. He built a tool to find these unique men and women. He broke down their skills, categorized them, and finally brought them together to maximize their potential.

Professor X was in…


Added by Derdiver on June 12, 2013 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

The Best Salesman I've Met Who Failed Miserably

The other day I read that Forbes ranked Sales as the second most difficult profession to recruit  …


Added by Will Thomson on June 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

How I Celebrated My Birthday (It's not what you think)

You’ve probably already heard (because I am a shameless birthday self-promoter) that I recently turned 39. THIRTY-NINE. I remember when that was old. Birthday celebrations at 39 are a bit different. No more hoping for the latest toy or new clothes, wondering who’s going to show up to my party. Now all I really want is some good wine and someone else to make dinner. I did something else June 6, and while it wasn’t necessarily a “gift”, I hope that it gave something valuable to…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on June 9, 2013 at 9:24pm — 14 Comments

Day 11: Profound thought of the week

This is Day 11 of the journey from the point where I started from scratch.  To be quite frank, I'm feeling a little wobbly and brain dead that the best thing I could come up with was a misleading title for this.  I have no profound thoughts.  I look back on this weeks activities and see no, as this guy at MRI used to say at all of the conferences, "nuggets of wisdom".  I look back and see the metrics. 

I mentioned one time before that we're, as headhunters (3rd party recruiters), NOT…


Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 7, 2013 at 5:11pm — 1 Comment

When its time to put the Ki-Bosh on an Employer

So interestingly enough, this week I had to put the Ki-Bosh on an employer client of mine that I was working with for a  little over 1 year now. This employer connected with me last year with multiple requisitions for Engineering Staff. We signed an agreement and I started my searches. It…


Added by JP Sutton on June 7, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

8 Ways to Get Yourself Eliminated from Candidate Consideration QUICKLY

I just don't get it?!!  Why didn't I get called back?  I thought I interviewed great!  What do you mean "We decided to go another direction"?

Have you ever heard these words or thought these thoughts?  If you haven't, you are one of the few.  Interviewing for a job is tough.  It is frustrating.…


Added by Will Thomson on June 6, 2013 at 9:18am — 6 Comments

The Job Site For Pretty Applicants Only - Are you pretty enough?

Most of you probably heard or felt the uproar yesterday on this new job board, but for anyone that might have missed;

Beautiful people get more opportunity in life. This is pretty widely accepted.

Now an online recruitment site is taking that…


Added by Tim Spagnola on June 4, 2013 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

4 Reasons to Use Social Media for Recruitment

Social media increases a company’s reach, gives the company a more personal feel, shares their brand and generates leads.

These days, I’m seeing an increase in HR departments using social for these same things – here’s why:

Reach More Candidates



Added by Jen Dewar on June 4, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sucky Slacker Sourcing Strategies

Different strokes for different folks… Here are a few recent examples people have shared with me about how they are being approached online for job opportunities. If this process has a name, it surely isn’t social recruiting, candidate engagement or strategic sourcing.  

Example 1:…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 6, 2013 at 1:00am — 14 Comments

Day 9: What is reality?

How many expressions occasionally pop up to sum up the reality life brings us?  Probably one of the most recent is only two words and the second word is "happens". 

So my self-motivated kid finished up her Freshman year and it wasn't without the sting of reality.  So she slid back and forth in Advanced Math from an A down to a B- throughout the year.  Then there was the final which makes up 25% of the total grade.  Let's just say this particular test was more like a cinder block…


Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 5, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments

10 Essential Traits of Effective Sales People

A wise man once told me, we all are in sales.  Do you believe that statement?   I don't care what profession you are in, you have sold.  My whole life I have fought it.  I didn't want to be labeled "the sales guy".  You know what?  I am over it.  I am a sales guy.  You are too.  We all have varying…


Added by Will Thomson on June 4, 2013 at 9:30am — 14 Comments

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