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Tough Love for the Long-Term Unemployed: Have You Let Yourself Become Lazy?

If you have been unemployed for more than 6 months and have no prospects on the horizon, I'm afraid it is time we had a little talk. First, know that I offer this advice with love. You are clearly not alone. There are millions of others in the U.S. that find themselves in a similar situation.

If you…

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Added by Amy McDonald on February 6, 2014 at 2:30pm — 16 Comments

If you're a hottie then your video interview can be this bad if you're looking for sales jobs like her...guys included I guess

Maybe sometimes standing out in an interview isn't always the best thing.  But as every recruiter already knows, sometimes it's the worst of times that provide the most memorable - and funny - moments in an otherwise often dull daily professional existence.  And this one will crack you up. 

Would you hire her?

If the answer is yes, go for it - she's probably still looking for a job.  Proof that in interviews, there are no stupid questions, but there are plenty of stupid…

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Added by Ryan Leary on February 6, 2014 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Ditch the Double Standard

The good news: for at least a few people I’ve spoken with recently, the job market seems a bit warmer so far this year than it has been in quite a while. Let’s hope so!

The bad news: applying and interviewing for jobs is just as cumbersome as ever.

The ugly news: many employers must…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

The Candidate Experience

I've been a recruiter for a LONG time - long enough to have built relationships that have lasted beyond the decade mark. Despite the years of REALLY dedicating myself to knowing my candidates, and understanding what's important to them etc., I find myself haunted by the new catch phrase - "Candidate Experience".…

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Added by Pam Sisson on February 5, 2014 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Contract Staffing 2013 Stats and 2014 Projections

Coming off a record-breaking 2013, contract staffing's growth is expected to continue as employers remain cautious about hiring on a direct basis.

Contracting achieved record high growth each month in 2013. As employment and economic expert …

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 5, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Stop Trying To Reinvent Recruiting

S eriously. Just stop. STAHP. You’re embarrassing yourself and the community at large. If I see one more ridiculous, self-serving post about the “recruitment agency of the future!” and how y’all are going to CHANGE EVERYTHING I will probably just burst into tears out of pure frustration. You. Are. Full. Of. Crap.…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on February 4, 2014 at 10:55pm — 58 Comments

How To Deal with Embarrassing Interview Consequences

You may often come across situations where you cannot cope with the stress of facing an interview. In such circumstances, you are likely to make mistakes or even worse, blunders.

An interview is always stressful for people who have a tendency to get panic attacks. Some people might have a…

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Added by Sharon Kaith on February 5, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Flappy Birds Approach to Recruiting

Every few months or so, a new game app comes around that my 16 year old daughter and all of her friends go crazy over. They sit there in a deep stare, barely moving, likely not even breathing - then BOOM - an eruption of disappointment, followed by the resolve to do even better next time, even if it means subsidizing their time spent on homework or interacting with their…

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Added by Doug Douglas on February 4, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Questionable Post: Why We Suck At Interviewing

If you want interviewing advice, there’s literally millions of options out there, and more or less, most of them say exactly the same stuff, such as “Research the company, prepare questions to ask, show up 10 minutes early, make eye contact,” you get the…

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Added by Matt Charney on February 4, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The SAPLING Approach to Leveraging Social Media

Everybody's doing it. Should you?

  • Are you trying to decide whether to create a stronger digital presence?
  • Have you dabbled with social media but aren’t sure what to do next?
  • Have you experimented with different tools and technologies and find you’re…
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Added by Courtney Hunt on February 4, 2014 at 7:00am — 16 Comments

The Real Role of Recruitment Agencies in 2014

Recruitment agencies have not only helped job seekers by helping them find the most appropriate jobs, but have also made lives easier for enterprises and businesses by helping them fill up vacant posts with the right mix of talent and expertise in…

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Added by Karter Bezon on February 4, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

3 Steps To Internally Recruiting Your Next CEO

Our executive recruiting firm regularly receives inquiries from the executive recruitment staff, including internal management recruiters, from many engineering, scientific, IT and technical oriented companies…

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Added by Scott Sargis on February 4, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

What It Is: The Latest Online Recruiting News Roundup

The economy is slowly - but steadily - rebounding, and this seems to be driving more activity of all types in the online recruiting space. So do tell - what is happening?:…

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Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on February 4, 2014 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

How to Choose a Recruitment Agency – As a Candidate

There are two different kinds of candidates, those who are already working but seeking something better and those who don’t have employment. 

Whatever type you belong to there comes a point when you start feeling the…

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Added by Alok Mehra on February 4, 2014 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

3 Reasons To Follow Professionals On Social Media Sites

One of the most valuable educational tools for professionals is right at your fingertips but it is rarely used for these reasons. Business to business types of sales or networking with other professionals in your line of work is simple and easy using social media sites including…

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Added by Tristen Merritt on February 4, 2014 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Do you "Like" It? Seriously, I Don't Care

In a world consumed by social media we often get consumed with "likes".  What in the world is our world coming to?  Please tell me!  I feel pretty comfortable in my own skin.  I have some great friends, an awesome family, a fantastic job and I feel pretty lucky.  Ladies and Gentlemen, let me tell you…

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Added by Will Thomson on February 2, 2014 at 11:30pm — 22 Comments

Are you bored with RBC?

I too have been bored! Not just here, but everywhere online. Too much noise, nonsense and dumbification. There has been a severe suckage situation for quite some time now across multiple venues. Maybe I'm a fool for saying that (more than handful of times) here, over there, or anywhere. Or, perhaps...?

As a regular contributor and commenter within the HR and recruiting blogging community, I was thrilled to be invited to join RecruitingBlogs’ 2014 Editorial Advisory Board. Yeah, I…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 31, 2014 at 1:00am — 32 Comments

Can the Job Market Predict the Super Bowl Winner?

A few years ago, RiseSmart, an outplacement company, found a correlation between lower unemployment rates and Super Bowl victories.

They analyzed unemployment rates for the…

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Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on January 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Do You Trust Your Recruiting Analytics?

If you read one of my recent posts, “Getting Started with Recruitment Marketing”, you’ll know my thoughts on the importance of analytics in a total recruitment…

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Added by Chris Brablc on January 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

RecruitingBlogs Appoints Anna Brekka To Leadership Team

New Haven, CT –  January 30, 2014: RecruitingDaily, LLC announced today that it has hired Anna Brekka as a key addition to its global leadership team.  Noel Cocca, CEO and Partner of Recruiting Daily, made the announcement.

 “Anna’s accomplishments in the industry are well noted and her vision matches ours. Anna provides a unique skill set that’s really a perfect fit for our…

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Added by Noel Cocca on January 30, 2014 at 9:46am — 16 Comments

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