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Social Recruiting with Jim Stroud [ep3] Twitter gets creepy!

Is Twitter experiencing Facebook envy? Or, do they just want to be creepy? Google is doing something really cool with their image search and that's a good thing for social recruiting. Plus, Jim Stroud shares the love. Download the show notes for all the links to the stories covered in this video and more!…


Added by Jim Stroud on November 12, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Recording - Recruiting Animal Show - Cora Mae Lengeman Part 2


Part way through the show today, Jerry Albright stopped the conversation to tell us that he had just received a Direct Message on Twitter from someone complaining that the show was incredibly boring.

Of course, one man's poison is another man's meatpie, so I'm sure it…


Added by Recruiting Animal on November 16, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Social Recruiting with Jim Stroud [ep2] Its a good day to be Linkedin!

Social Recruiting news is reported by Jim Stroud. In this episode, Jim discusses LinkedIn's stellar performance as a company, Google as the most attractive employer and Facebook comments being indexed by search engines. Plus, Jim gives a shout out to the people of mobile recruiting camp.


Added by Jim Stroud on November 5, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Dreaded Job Interview

After you have constructed the perfect resume and applied for the perfect job you will hopefully receive that favourite phone call congratulating you on receiving an interview request. Typically when you apply for a job you can expect your competition to share similar skills, education and experiences as yourself. This is…


Added by Gavin Redelman on November 17, 2011 at 12:56am — No Comments

How to get candidates into your Talent Network

I know I’ve been speaking a lot about Talent Communities on this blog lately but for this post I’m going to use a term I like better, which is Talent Network.  A Talent Network is a collection of candidates that your organization engages with from a recruiting perspective.  The engagement is bi-directional with the hope being that you not only engage with the individual but you are eventually able to engage with the individual’s network as well.  It is not a community in the sense of the…


Added by Chris Brablc on November 17, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Random job board spam - are you a culprit?

Every day I seem to get an email saying I am perfect for a Java or Oracle or other tech job because someone did a key word search on a job board and just messaged everyone. Sure they might toss in a statement to refer someone else if this is "not quite a fit" for me. What does this say to candidates that see your message? How validated do you feel? It makes me feel like the person sending the message has no concern what my background is and is just tossing things against the wall hoping…


Added by Chuck Radcliff on November 17, 2011 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Social Recruiting with Jim Stroud [ep4] Brandjacking

Bank of America was brandjacked on Google Plus! Tune in to see what Google doesn't want you to know. Can you imagine if this hapenned to your employer brand? Owch! Download the show notes for links to the stories covered in this episode.

Added by Jim Stroud on November 16, 2011 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Recruiting Webinar :: 6 Power Boolean Searches and 6 Recruiting Automation Tools (ALL FREE)

Tomorrow 11/17/2011 at 2:00 PM RecruitingBlogs will be hosting:

6 Power Boolean Searches and 6 Recruiting Automation Tools (ALL FREE)


We will cover: (No Theory Just Tactical, Real solutions)

  • 6 little known / used Boolean powersearches
  • 6 completely free and efficient tools that can be used for recruiting
  • 1 Very cool free tool that will…

Added by Ryan Leary on November 16, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

What Motivates You to Bag Your Next Placement?

In Missouri, there are only two preciously short weeks in November that you can shoot an antlered deer with a firearm.  Every year, men and women all over the state get out their hunter orange and camo, and prepare to sit in a tree in the wee hours of the morning, hoping that a huge buck will wander in front of their sight lines.


While every season, 40% to 70% of the antlered deer population is killed in Missouri, only 1 in 5 hunters will actually get a…


Added by Jessica Lunk on November 16, 2011 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

If you can't use it in Scrabble, you can't use it on your resume

I have a few pet peeves in my life.  Ok, several actually, but only one that will make me stop sourcing, scream, and then run over here and actually write an entire blog post about it.  

Maybe it's just me. Maybe I've read too much Lynne Truss.  Maybe I just need to get over myself and get with the program.  


But I can't.  I love language and expression and to see…


Added by Melissa Zentgraf on November 16, 2011 at 11:56am — 9 Comments

Is it time to leave your job? Do you know when that time is?

If you look back in time, maybe around 40+ years ago, employees found a job within a company and were expected to stay with that same company for their entire career in exchange for a pension and a gold watch or pen. Now times have changed dramatically, most people have 5-8 career changes in their lifetime.

So now employees are faced with a new decision, how to determine when to leave their current job. This may…


Added by Lipton Fleming on November 16, 2011 at 5:51am — 4 Comments

How NOT to interview someone who already has a job.

Answer:  Don’t Waste Their Time!


You can stop reading now since I already gave the answer. If you read on, I will talk about best practices for interviewing candidates whose time is limited, since someone in their infinite wisdom has already given this person a job.


Recruiters and hiring managers all want to hire the person who is currently working, yes? Why then do we waste so much of their time, and treat them like our company is God’s gift to their career?…


Added by Renee Mangrum on November 15, 2011 at 9:06pm — 19 Comments

4 Cs For Solid Social Recruiting Foundations

It’s been a while since my last post. It would appear a new job and the birth of a 2nd child can be rather draining on ones time. Who would have guessed?


It hasn’t been all inductions and nappies though. No siree.


The last few weeks has seen me putting into practice the theory I’ve been prattling on about over recent months regarding social recruitment… And I’m loving…


Added by Ben on November 15, 2011 at 3:21pm — 4 Comments

What type of content should you share with your Talent Community?

So you’ve built up your Talent Community or Talent Network and gained a significant amount of followers on your Twitter profile and Facebook page.  The question is what do you do next?


The answer to this question you’ve heard a thousand times: engage!


When I talk about engagement I mean a few things.  First, it’s the bi-directional communication you have with a candidate to promote your company opportunities, understand their qualifications & skill-sets…


Added by Chris Brablc on November 15, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Tactical Problem Resolution = Money in the Bank

Tactics are underrated.  Problem solving is taken for granted.  Business leaders want to hire executives who are strategic, who take a big picture view, who can make long term plans, guide and mentor others in the plan execution, and not get bogged down in details.

Interestingly, when I ask high level candidates about their accomplishments, often the stories are…


Added by Mark Bregman on November 15, 2011 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Only job seekers can kill job boards (not pundits)

Another week, another ‘job boards are dying’ blog post. If I had a dollar for every post like this, I’d be a (moderately) rich man. Truly.

I try to avoid the ‘job boards are dying’ discussion because (a) it’s a flamer’s game (not unlike arguing with those who disbelieve climate change), and (b) those of us in the biz know it…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 15, 2011 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

Linked In Whore… Or, ‘Welcome to the 500+ club…’

So, you open up your email and find this waiting for you…



Norman Timbuktu has indicated you are a fellow group member of The Recruiter Network - #1 Group for Recruiters

I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

- Norman Timbuktu

Hmmmmm… There it is right there…. Should I accept?  I’ll quickly check his profile… Ok, he’s a Masters Graduate (Computer Applications) from…


Added by Craig Watson on November 15, 2011 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

a tip for those down days...

Whenever I'm having one of those down days when I start feeling a bit despondent, be it that I can't find the right candidate for an important position, or that a star candidate has been turned down in favour of someone else, or just that stress starts creeping in, I have a little something that always manages to make me smile.


I phone my placements.


There is nothing better than checking in with placements and hearing how much they are enjoying their new…


Added by Nikki Delport on November 15, 2011 at 6:08am — 1 Comment

Recruiters - can you answer these 3 questions?


When I first talk to a recruiter who is looking for a new job, I will always ask them 3 questions.


The answers separate the good recruiters from the average. They tell me whether a person takes their recruitment career seriously or are just hopping from one job to the next .They indicate whether a person is really committed to securing a new role or just dipping their toe in the water. They also highlight if someone is not telling the whole truth and has maybe…


Added by Luke Collard on November 14, 2011 at 8:09pm — 8 Comments

Return of the Tire-Kicker

I’ve noticed a recurring theme in recruitment circles of late. “Frack! I lost another candidate to a counter-offer!”

This reminds me of my early lessons recruiting in the late 90s when the tech market was booming and the war for talent was intense. We’re in a very similar place today and the challenges of signing the perfect candidate are the same. We’ve got multiple offers, counter-offers, and my personal favourite – the Tire Kicker.

If you are a tech company looking for… Continue

Added by Kristina McDougall on November 14, 2011 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

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