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I've made 20 placements AFTER my phone broke!!! Here's how...

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…


Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on August 21, 2013 at 5:30pm — 9 Comments

Help! I’m Being Replaced By Pinterest!

Social Media is the NEXT BIG THING in recruiting. Don’t believe me? Ask anyone who sells social media services…

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…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on August 21, 2013 at 8:00pm — 27 Comments

Whole Lotta Rosetta Goin' On

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…


Added by Will Thomson on August 19, 2013 at 7:30am — 19 Comments

Here's how to HATE a headhunter!

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,…


Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on August 19, 2013 at 1:18pm — 12 Comments

The Hidden Job Market is a Bunch of B.S.

***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…


Added by Will Thomson on August 13, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Excuses Are Like Armpits, Feet, and/or Buttholes

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…


Added by Doug Douglas on August 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Evil Confused Part 3

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…


Added by Barbara Goldman on August 2, 2013 at 11:42am — 5 Comments

Gold Star

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…


Added by Derdiver on August 2, 2013 at 1:44pm — 5 Comments

Aim Low

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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…


Added by Mitch Sullivan on August 2, 2013 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

The UK recruitment market is growing. Fast!

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…


Added by Greg Savage on August 6, 2013 at 12:20am — 5 Comments

How Will Recruiting Look 10 Years from Now...?

LinkedIn celebrated its tenth birthday in May, and to celebrate the occasion it asked some industry experts how recruitment might look in 2023. Two…


Added by Martin Ellis on July 30, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

These recruiters must be crazy to be so lazy

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…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 30, 2013 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Hire more drinkers!

Yes, you read that right. Hire more drinkers!

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…


Added by Greg Savage on July 23, 2013 at 3:30am — 9 Comments

Searching on LinkedIn? Signal is Gone & How Software Vendors Are Restricted

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…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Personal Snapshot of the Recruitment Training Industry

Most of the recruitment training content I’ve seen seems to simply reinforce the behaviours that has helped create the state the agency recruitment market finds itself in today.

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…


Added by Mitch Sullivan on July 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

When Evil Surfaces: Gossip, Recruiting, and References 1

Back Story

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…


Added by Barbara Goldman on July 26, 2013 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Approaching a Year- Why You Need to Blog

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?…


Added by Will Thomson on July 26, 2013 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

Keeping Candidates Warm: Do the Cons outweigh the Pros?

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,…


Added by Gerry Crispin on July 24, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Recruitment Nightmares- Typos

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)

Assitant Manger 

BA in Psycholoft (come on, you cannot spell Math?)

Associate Bus…


Added by Ryan Mulrooney on July 24, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

He Said She Said- The Likability Factor

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…


Added by Will Thomson & Amy Ala on July 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

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