Featured Recruiting Blogs (20)

The Secret of Selling (To Me)

Do you have a product you think I’d enjoy? Are you looking to make your next cold call to Martyn Basset Associates a little easier? Are you simply curious about how the mind of a prospect works? Well, this is your lucky day.



A few weeks ago I was on a demo call with a sales rep who’s only question seemed to be “...and how will this feature benefit you?” It’s a good question but I take enough sales calls and watch enough…

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Added by Cody Pierson on November 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

What roles and campaigns do video interviews work best for?

I’m regularly asked by recruiters and HR directors what type of roles video interviewing works best for. It’s a very pertinent question, for which there is no simple, right or wrong answer. It depends on a number of factors such as the seniority of role you’re recruiting for, or the size of your organisation.

The first thing to say is, you shouldn’t be thinking of video interviewing replacing face-to-face interviews. Instead, video interviews provide a great way to filter large…

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Added by Tom Stroud on November 19, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments

It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

Here’s a newsflash for you – recruiting is a people business. And whenever people are involved, inevitably, something will go wrong. I think most of us are willing to admit this, and frankly I’m happy to have a place like RBC where I can bitch, gripe, complain then call it blogging. A couple of my recent favorite posts (here and…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on November 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 11.10.12 to 11.16.12

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 social recruiting, LinkedIn, recruiting best practices and new Facebook jobs.

 

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

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Added by Chris Brablc on November 16, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

Working Abroad: Preparing Your Resume

 

This article was designed to aid those putting together a resume for working abroad. 

When applying for work abroad, make sure that you customise your resume to the given job, ensuring specific skills and regional experience is addressed properly. The recruiter may not see the link between your attributes and their job, so provide connections in the…

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Added by William Gleeson on November 16, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Turds on my freshly washed windshield and similar annoyances

One of my contacts shared this vent with me. Thought it pretty much sums up some of the lazy, sloppy, clueless types that somehow found their way into the recruiting realm.

 

I honestly have a ton of recruiters that contact me, the majority are very bad at their job and I would never work with them but this specific recruiter keeps sending me positions where I do not fulfill what is identified in the job description and/or requirements, so after being nice on about…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 16, 2012 at 12:23am — 9 Comments

The other side of the desk...

I've been a Corporate Recruiter for many years, I know how to recruit and source. I'm seeking a new assignment right now and no this is not a plea for an interview.

Where are the REAL recruiters??? I receive at least 3-4 calls/emails from "recruiters", don't get me wrong I more than understand that they need to fill a job but LOOK at my resume. I am not an IT Director, Taleo IT Analyst or an Accountant!

I had one person call me and I had to explain to him , that I wasn't a…

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Added by Charlene on November 15, 2012 at 1:15pm — 7 Comments

Sorry, need to vent.

Let me preface this with I have written a few blogs on here about why I both love and hate recruiting, as well as some good advice that has been on LinkedIn before. However, I had a bad couple of orders recently, more than likely due to the time of year, and just need to vent. I literally look like the guy pictured above right now.

Wow, I get frustrated sometimes. It isn't with my candidates as much, my office, or my…

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Added by Zachary Sines on November 15, 2012 at 9:04am — 39 Comments

Tips On Selecting The Best Job Recruitment Agent

Every job market is unique and in order to gain the most out of your job search, working alongside a specialised recruiter can be your ticket to success. Just as you may use a mechanic to help you with your car or a plumber to help stop your leaking tap, an expert recruiter can help…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on November 13, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Hiring the “Aged”

Recruitment can be a crazy business.  We are at the whim of our candidates and our hiring managers, some days it feels like I am a babysitter more than recruitment professional.  Over the past few years I have noticed a disturbing trend, one that may have been present for some time but I am noticing it more and more.

 

Hiring Manager and Recruiters are focusing more on fit, which is great – except they are “fitting” those over 50 out of work.  I have worked at a few companies…

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Added by Erin Passmore on November 13, 2012 at 9:00am — 29 Comments

Exclusive Stats: Facebook Likes & Their Impact On Job Posting Traffic

We’re still in the early days of social recruiting but we have some data to share on Facebook Likes on job descriptions.

We perused the analytics for our jobs (the ones that had dependable data) and want to share the following #s:

  • Average Facebook Likes per job description: 7.26
  • The average # of visits from Facebook per job description Like: 4.33
  • The average total visits generated from Facebook Likes (per job):…
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Added by Jason Webster on November 12, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

It's true - job boards are evolving before our eyes!

For years I’ve been writing about what I see as the evolution of job boards – away from the traditional ‘job postings and resume’ model, and toward something more social, interactive, flexible, and useful to both candidates and employers. Many factors are …

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on November 13, 2012 at 9:15am — 3 Comments

The New Talent Challenge for Small Businesses

Small businesses constantly face the challenge of employing the right people for the job; even more so a company is growing rapidly and key personnel is needed. No matter how well the business is run and managed, business owners may find it difficult to set out a roadmap for achieving their goals – especially when it comes to hiring personnel. This is where proper talent management comes in.

Talent management is the process of tracking and managing your employees. This includes…

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Added by Lorien Roux on November 9, 2012 at 2:37am — 3 Comments

A Eulogy for My Friend and Client

Twenty Five years ago i placed a young man with a state cattle feeding organization.  He quickly rose to head of their marketing department.  He moved on to manage a large cattle feeding operation in the South.  I was contacted by the representative of an international meat production corporation from Japan who needed a U. S. manager for their operations they wanted to open in the United States.  I tracked this outstanding young man down and presented him to my Japanese client.  It was a…

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Added by Sandra McCartt on November 12, 2012 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

Honoring the ultimate leaders: Veterans with MBAs

Veterans make great business leaders. Employers know it. As a result, veteran recruiting goals have grown exponentially over the past few years. And as more and more military veterans return home after serving our country abroad, they are heading to graduate business schools to earn their…

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Added by Ryan Pratt on November 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

You just blew your phone screen and you didn't even say your name!

A by gone era of style, etiquette, and interesting HR
How you just blew your phone interview!

The phone screen interview determines whether or not you are going to move onto the next round, the in person interview.  You may have done your research and…

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Added by HRNasty on November 9, 2012 at 12:23am — 5 Comments

‘Assumptions’ in recruitment will bite you in the butt. And it hurts!

The biggest cause of placements going wrong is the recruiter making assumptions. Assumptions that are flawed.

Information is what drives success in recruitment. And that is why our industry will never die. Because the craft of managing the process still determines whether a candidate is offered and, crucially, accepts a job. Successful recruitment is not all about ‘sourcing’. It is about matching too. And then consummating the deal, usually by finessing the attitude of both…

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Added by Greg Savage on November 12, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

How To Recruit with Social Media (Instagram)

http://www.scribd.com/doc/110006494 - How to generate leads from Instagram is the topic this week. Big thanks to Chris Russell for sharing this tip with me. If you are a recruiter or a sourcer, then you definitely want to peek at this one.

DO THIS NOW!

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Added by Jim Stroud on November 10, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Have we forgotten how to talk & handwrite letters?

The digital age is wonderful.  You have information at your fingertips in the matter of seconds.  With the internet, texting, smart phones, tablets and personal computers, who needs to talk on the phone anymore?  Who needs to handwrite anything anymore? 



I am the first one to admit, rather than…

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Added by Will Thomson on November 8, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Yoga Poses for the Angry Recruiter

Recruiting can be stressful. You try so hard to find the perfect candidate and sometimes it seems like all the stars are aligned against you. To help with this problem, I have come up with some yoga poses to be used for some of those more stressful moments.

Down Dog: This pose is used when that candidate you had high hopes for totally pisses-off the President of the company by saying something really stupid. The pose is to be executed at…

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Added by Jerry D. Thurber on November 7, 2012 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

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