I'm still in a pissy mood after participating in today's Recruiting Animal Show starring Michael Kelemen and with guest (I'm not saying). For those…Continue
We had a real treat on the Recruiting Animal Show this week. The guest was Jason Ginsberg of Brandemix. Animal started the show by questioning the guest’s previous claim that LinkedIn…Continue
In 1957 Jerry Lee Lewis recorded "A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On". It was an upbeat, feel- good song that topped the charts at #3 on the US pop charts. The lyrics were contagious and has had dozens of other artists release the single since Jerry Lee released it back in 1957. Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chubby Checker, The Georgia Satelites, Elton John, Conway Twitty are just a few of the artists…Continue
This has been an interesting summer for me as a headhunter. I discovered two things dedicated to recruiting (in general): The Recruiting Animal Show (hosted by Michael Kelemen supposedly somewhere in Canada) and recruitingblogs.com. I’ve learned so much! In addition to that,…Continue
***This post was originally posted on Bulls Eye Recruiting (www.wthomsonjr.com) and has been extremely controversial. Love to hear your thoughts.
There has been a lot written about the job market lately. “The good jobs” aren’t posted anymore. Don’t apply to jobs…Continue
Added by Will Thomson on August 13, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
I live, eat, and breathe recruiting. I came into the industry in an entry level role and tried to learn as much as possible through asking endless amounts of questions and watching/listening to recruiters around me. I have done pretty well and have been fortunate to be successful in this world of mine. I am now a…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas on August 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
One week from today, Suzie started her fit.
Frank told Suzie to do her job, and not rely on gossip as a source for references.
Like the Tasmanian devil on Saturday morning, Suzie started to spin. Her thin skin couldn't take it. She was the HR person! This was her domain! How dare Frank tell her what to do!
Using her power, she behaved badly. Her target was Frank. Her reach was far greater. She spun and spun and spun until she drew attention to herself. Frank looks like…Continue
Recently I received a resume from a young lady that had just graduated with a master’s degree in Oceanography looking for a position. She sent this to me in hopes that she would be chosen to work for the company I had a contract with. She like so many hopefuls she applied on line and waited to hear if she…Continue
Practically every single company I’ve ever seen cited by all the social media/employer branding experts as a model in recruitment excellence have been a massive multinational with an almost omnipresent consumer brand.
Are you going to pick-up any useful scraps from the big boy’s table about how you can recruit better from reading any of these…Continue
I have spent a lot of time involved in the UK recruitment market. I have lived there, worked there, and owned and run recruitment businesses there, until very recently. For the past decade I have visited London at least twice a year, often more. So I speak from personal experience when I say there has not been much positive to report from the UK, recruitment-wise, since about 2008.
However, over the past 2 weeks I got a very pleasant surprise. I was in London to speak to four groups…Continue
LinkedIn celebrated its tenth birthday in May, and to celebrate the occasion it asked some industry experts how recruitment might look in 2023. Two…Continue
Automation is wonderful if it helps you become more efficient and productive with your time. There are a plenty of tools and technology that do just that. So far, however, there aren’t any such advancements completely capable of hiding overt laziness. A few examples:
Bullhorn Reach job postings – Being a prominent fixture in the recruiting world, Bullhorn is widely used as a job ad…Continue
Oh, wait, slight typo…
I mean, you have got to hire more D.R.I.N.C.K.A.E’s
If I were building new recruitment company today, the only people I would hire, would be D.R.I.N.C.K.A.E’s. And I am pretty sure this is valid across all business in the modern age. Certainly those selling a…Continue
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