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5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 12.1.12 to 12.7.12

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about hiring for cultural fit, skills shortages, referrals, overused buzzwords and recruiting in December.

Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:

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Added by Chris Brablc on December 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Why you should never accept a counter-offer

There have been plenty of articles written on this but a post “Why Counter Offers Are Good (except for headhunters)” on recruitingblogs.com by Amos spurred me to write about this for my audience. I was incredulous to read his article whole heartedly encouraging his candidates to elicit a counter-offer to get the promotion they want.…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on December 7, 2012 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

Top 10 tips for creating 10 great first impressions in the first 10 seconds of an Interview

 

So you have been successful in securing an interview, you have passed…

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Added by AdMore Recruitment on December 5, 2012 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

How to Choose a Headhunter - Great questions to test them...

Since I started writing this "How to Choose a Headhunter" series in 2008, the world of recruitment/headhunting has turned upside down. Back then, my first post was the top questions I'd advise anybody considering engaging a headhunter for the first time, but time has moved on and the questions have changed - although not all of them!…

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Added by Martin Ellis on December 5, 2012 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

Uno! or two Draw 4 Wild Cards?

The game of Uno is pretty simple.  You have cards with numbers 1-9 on them and they are red, blue, green and yellow. There are also Wild cards which can change any color; Wild Draw 4 Cards which you change the color and have your opponent Draw 4 additional cards; Reverse cards which change the…

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Added by Will Thomson on December 5, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Why Your Recruiter Branding Matters!

Much has been said (and to my chagrin), about recruiters who are money hungry, blood sucking, pieces of …well you get the point. I would like to believe that recruiters love what they do and genuinely look out for the best interest of their candidates. After all, we’re all in this business to better the careers and quality of lives of people, right? A little money earned by recruiters doesn’t hurt…

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Added by Mike Chuidian on December 5, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

A brief history of job boards (infographic)

This isn’t complete by any means, but thanks to John Sumser, Eric Shannon, Wikipedia, Chris Russell, and others, it covers the basics (I hope!). Amazing how far we’ve come in 22 years!…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on December 4, 2012 at 9:52am — 8 Comments

True "must reads"

There are a lot of books out about success.  I read Stephen Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective people" when I was in High School.  I read "Rich Dad Poor Dad", "The Richest Man in Babylon", and other like books including "The Millionaire Next Door".  I love these kind of books that tell important real life lessons of work ethic, thinking long term and building wealth for future security.  There are books like "Outliers" also that talk about the differences of what makes someone like Bill…

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Added by Joshua Lee on December 5, 2012 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

The 5 Things Everyone Should Know About SEO In Job Descriptions

No one but Larry and Sergey know the secret sauce in Google’s algorithm, but there are 5 principles to help you “think like Google” that will help your SEO (search engine optimization) for your job descriptions.

1) The URL Should Be In Plain English

Let’s start at the top: the URL.…

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Added by Jason Webster on December 4, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Use Culture to Weed Out Recruits

Before an applicant even walks through the doors of your business, they should have a clear idea of your company culture. And, part of recruiting qualified employees should be your company culture. If you effectively market your company’s…

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Added by Erica Bell on December 4, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

First Steps Of Networking

I f you’ve started your job search or looked at career resources, you’re probably hearing this word a lot—Networking. You may be thinking you don’t know any professionals in the career that interests you, or find the task daunting. In reality, each of us already has networks that can help us in our career path and job…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on December 4, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Social Recruiting Tools

Here are some of the Social Media tools I use and why?

There is no value in data, the value comes from the interpretation of data, and Visibli is an online tool that will help with this. It’s used for real-time data analytics, allowing you to see how many clicks your links have received, who clicked them and how engaged they were, plus it’s fully customisable to agencies, businesses and individuals.

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Added by Amanda Ashworth on December 3, 2012 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment

Tips to Avoid Job Searching Burnout

Let’s face it; the job searching process can be long, frustrating and discouraging.  In the tough job market we have today, the time it takes to research, apply for jobs, interview and eventually land one takes even longer than it has in the past. In a…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on November 30, 2012 at 11:49pm — No Comments

3 ways to stop other companies taking your candidate

Sometimes, the client experience can feel a bit like buying a house. I put forward a great candidate, they do a perfect interview and are offered the job. Client and candidate are happy. At least until someone else comes along with a better offer and lo and behold – that client has been ‘gazumped’ by the lure of a higher salary.

This happened to one of my clients recently, with the candidate turning down a role (despite already having accepted it) for the sake of a few thousand pounds…

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Added by Kay Chouhan - KINNECT PERSONNEL on December 2, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Could using big data for recruiting hide your purple squirrels?

Last night, I attended Moneyball for Talent Acquisition, a great presentation by LinkedIn’s James Raybould on how to use data to drive your talent search. Raybould pointed out some of the ways in which LinkedIn can help you narrow down your candidate pool, identifying the supply of qualified candidates for a given position based on particular characteristics. And where there’s lots of competition for qualified…

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Added by Kerry Skemp on November 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Paralyzed Candidate- 10 Things you are missing

NOTE:  The following blog is not about physical paralysis, but rather the incapacity to act on a certain situation.

I have been in the recruiting industry long enough to know there are some people I just can't help. Why? They aren't willing to help themselves. Qualifications have nothing to do with it. I…

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Added by Will Thomson on December 2, 2012 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

Who should you follow!! Updated

Who should you follow!! Updated

 

So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How to Get Promoted

  I've been recruiting for a long time, over 18 years and it feels like I've checked a million references. One thing that comes up over and over again when talking to candidates, is their desire to get promoted. To move to the next level, take the next step to a manager or Director or VP, even CMO.

Some people seem to get promoted rapidly, no matter where they land. These are the people who spend on average 3-7 years at a company and during that time frame are promoted multiple times.…

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Added by pam claughton on November 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

3 LinkedIn Etiquette Rules Recruiters (And Everyone) Should Follow

According to social media 3 LinkedIn Etiquette Rules Recruiters (And Everyone) Should Follow expert Amber Mac, LinkedIn is the social network where small, thoughtless mistakes can directly impact your professional reputation.  Be sure to avoid these LinkedIn faux pas that can work against you when recruiting and building your professional network.

1. Stop using LinkedIn's…

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Added by Meghan Doherty on November 29, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Speak to me of forbearance. Seriously?

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on November 29, 2012 at 2:59pm — 12 Comments

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