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New Kewl Vs. Old Skool.

There were two young recruiters who got tired of pounding the phones, making people mad, fighting for job orders, being dissed by internal recruiters and HR and being one upped by their office mates who had been in the business for years who seemed to be making all the placements and all the money.

 

They decided to revolunitize the industry, go into career consulting and placement, get paid by candidates then offer up those candidates to companies at a much reduced rate...like…

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Added by Sandra McCartt on June 26, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Find Success with a Keyword Rich LinkedIn Profile

It goes without saying that networking is an effective way to build your business, or to get yourself seen when looking for a new career. Back in the day, that meant pressing the flesh and exchanging business cards, but the internet era has made that something of a thing of the…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on June 26, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Two Years later - What I have learned In my Staffing Journey

http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/reaching-your-recruiting-apex

It was two years ago I wrote the blog link above - I couldn't help but be amazed at how many incredible things happen on our journey of life.  This ever changing industry, the ever changing talent landscape, the ever changing fads, ideas, and circumstances which drive our lives including technology and science all…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on June 26, 2012 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Why Clients Should Love Recruiters

It was 1892 in Western Oklahoma, my Great Grandfather had settled on a piece of land, not far from the Old Chisholm Trail. He made this his home, in the side of a hill for a while. As he stood out at the edge of the prairie grass, looking out over the wildflowers, locals call Indian Paintbrush, he knew he had traveled far. But more importantly, he had a vision, and he had a passion for what he wanted for his family, himself, and all of those around him.

I was born in Oklahoma, and…

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Added by Dan Rice CPC on June 26, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Linkedin's key missing link (and what I did about it).....

I got into the recruiting world 3 years ago and, like a lot of us, started using Linkedin very heavily to find prospective candidates and work my network for referrals. Recruiting like any sales process is inefficient but the one thing that struck me was the heavy reliance on guesswork on which candidates I would reach out for specific positions. Linkedin has many great features but a key thing it lacks is giving you an understanding of candidate intent when it comes to job search. In fact…

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Added by Feargall kenny on June 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — 20 Comments

Candidate care’ clichés and other corporate codswallop!

‘Candidate care’ in recruitment.

“It’s like inviting 100 people to a party at your house and then leaving 95 of them outside in…

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Added by Greg Savage on June 25, 2012 at 10:30pm — 8 Comments

Hunting the [Head]Hunter

A headhunter can be an irreplaceable asset to any candidate's job search. If you have yet to experience success with a recruiter, you may be approaching the relationship the wrong way.



1. Find the right recruiter. Don't just settle for the first recruiter you run across. Make sure the lines of

communication are open and you feel…

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Added by Todd Wilson on June 20, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hard to fill, or just hard to find?

A recent article on the BBC website http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18400556 got me

thinking. The article was about Employers being cautious with regards to hiring in 2012. This article

was based on work carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG,

they asked 2100 employers and 400 recruitment companies what their employment outlook was.

To cut a long…

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Added by Dan Hunter on June 19, 2012 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

How do you measure recruitment quality?

Yesterday as I was reading Glen Cathey’s post “What’s Wrong with Job Boards?“.  In the post, he talks about job boards and how they can still be effective despite what you might hear about their impending demise.  I encourage you to give it a read.

 

However, what intrigued me about the post is the Source of Hire Snobbery section.  What Glen says is true, just because a candidate…

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Added by Chris Brablc on June 19, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Four Reasons Why Recruiters Need to Look for a New Job

(Reposted from Make HR Happen6/19/2012)

Recruiters come in all shapes, sizes and varieties but they all have one thing in common: They all need to look for a new job. Whether the recruiter lives on a large corporate org chart or is an…

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Added by Tom Bolt on June 20, 2012 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Recruiter Poll: 26% of Clients 'Not Educated at All'

Educating clients about current conditions in the hiring market seems like a never-ending job for some recruiters.

But how many recruiters would that be?  And how much do these recruiters feel that they need to educate their clients?

We all know that when companies aren’t properly educated about market conditions, placements don’t happen.  That’s because those same companies lose out on talented candidates for any number…

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Added by Matt Deutsch on June 18, 2012 at 12:09pm — 3 Comments

Job Search Accountabilty Coach - A Partner in Your Job Search

Since moving to Texas a little over a year ago I have learned about a special partnership between Josh Hamilton and his “Accountability Coach.”  Josh’s Accountability Coach is his father-in-law, and he actually travels with Josh and the Rangers in order to help Josh with his commitment to sobriety.  The more and more I got to thinking about this type of relationship, the…

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Added by Kirby Cole on June 18, 2012 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Should candidates interview after an offer?

 

Here is the scenario … You are job searching and you receive an offer with a company that you are 74% sure you will be happy with. You have 3 other interviews lined up the rest of the week. You feel that all 3 of these opportunities are either equal to or seem better to you than the offer you currently have. What do you do? You can: 1) Accept the offer and cancel the interviews. 2) Hold onto the offer and go to the other interviews. 3) Decline the offer and go to the other…

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Added by Katy Walker on June 18, 2012 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

WHAT, Pray Tell Were You Thinking?

I was having one of those fun discussions with another recruiter last night.  You know the kind where one of you says, "you are not going to believe what my candidate or my client did today".  They tell you , you laugh and say, "My friend, the first story always suffers."  After about 30 minutes of that we reached a learned consensus that the world is doing "weird shit" right now.  Maybe we are too, but of course we didn't seem to think so, or at least i didn't think he was doing a lot of…

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Added by Sandra McCartt on June 19, 2012 at 4:47pm — 38 Comments

Twitter & Facebook for Modern Recruiters

Social Media is everywhere. You would be hard-pressed to find a large brand that wasn’t taking advantage of these free broadcasting platforms. So why aren’t you? Here we’ll address some common misconceptions to those excuses that might be keeping you out of the loop.



1. I am not tech-savvy.



Do you know how to check your email? Good news, you’re qualified and capable to manage your own social media!

Social media is not hard. Personally, the…

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Added by Todd Wilson on June 13, 2012 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

How To Get Head Hunted Using Your LinkedIN Account

Recruiters look at a lot of LinkedIN profiles so, whether you're looking for work or just open to new opportunities, investing some time in your profile is a worthwhile endeavour. You'll probably be logging in to change your password in the wake of the massive password leak, so why not take this opportunity to increase your odds of appearing on our radar?

Resume Rules Apply

For many people LinkedIN is an online resume more than a social network, which is why…

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Added by Cody Pierson on June 15, 2012 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Corn On the Job’s Top 25 Twitter Accounts for Job Seekers to Follow

For those of you who don’t know, Rich DeMatteo, AKA Corn on the Job, is a globally recognized Career Expert, Gen Y Career Coach, and Social Media Marketer. Rich has spent time in Agency and Corporate Recruiting, and has a Masters in Human Resources from Villanova University. Along with being featured on Monster.com and Reader’s Digest, he was also named one of the world’s Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors.  If you are looking to learn about the job hunt through social media, check out…

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Added by Kirby Cole on June 15, 2012 at 5:16pm — 1 Comment

Why It’s Taking So Long to Find a Job

This post originally appeared on the SkillStorm blog: www.skillstorm.com/blog

If you’ve been feeling like it’s taking longer for companies to hire, you’re not imagining it. In a labor market where there are more applicants than positions, a new trend is emerging – companies waiting to hire the ‘perfect’ new hire at the perfect salary. It can…

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Added by SkillStorm on June 14, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

8 Steps To Career Success

Good Workers + Great Values = Success.

Most employers/employees alike seek career success and the path to success is paved with hard work. As winning the lottery is not always an option, most people know success means hard work, working with people, understanding corporate objectives and managing challenges. Take enlightened footsteps on a career path to success; implement these steps into your day to day career life, if you haven’t already.…

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Added by Lipton Fleming on June 13, 2012 at 6:21am — No Comments

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