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4 Tips for Attracting Headhunters

Looking for a job is a full-time job -- one that can be daunting, overwhelming, and frustrating. Some of the best positions, however, aren't advertised. As a supplement to your active job hunt, consider a headhunter. Headhunters are employed as recruiters to find vetted talent without sifting through a thousand resumes in response to a Craigslist ad. Follow this guide to getting noticed by top…

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Added by Andrew LIsa on July 18, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Restless Candidate Syndrome

We all know the interviewing process can be arduous. There is a lot of time and effort that candidates must willingly invest during this critical process. Career seekers must be sure they’re in it to ‘win it’ or the time and waiting involved can cause one a whole lot of unneeded…

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Added by Jeanna Zivalich on July 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

No Compromises, No Apologies

As most of you know, if you have followed my blogs for a while, I am a Texan. A proud Texan. I have lived in Austin my whole life. No, I don't have cattle or horses at my house, but I can easily make a 4 hour drive down to south Texas and get my my fill of country living.



My whole life I have…

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Added by Will Thomson on July 19, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Middle-Aged and Lost Your Job? It's Not Hopeless

According to The Wall Street Journal, 3.5 million Americans aged 45 to 64 were out of work last year. Almost 40 percent of those were unemployed for a year or more.

About twice as many 20-somethings are unemployed than more seasoned workers, but in middle age, finding a good job with good benefits can be much harder for an older worker. If you find yourself looking for work in middle age,…

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Added by Andrew LIsa on July 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Recruitment Bucket-list

I was reading an article about “30 things to do before you die” (www.mindbodygreen.com)

I especially liked points 5, 6 10, 17,18 and 30

  • Leave the job you hate
  • Find your purpose and live it full heartedly
  • Travel to the place you keep…
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Added by Chris Bailey on July 15, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

7 steps to explode your reach on Facebook by using #Hashtags For #Recruiting

Just over a month ago Facebook launched the use of #hashtags across their platform. What does this mean for you as  a recruiter? It does not mean a whole lot to your recruiting strategy however the proper use of hashtags can prove to be extremely valuable, so let’s take a look at 7 great ways to leverage hashtags on Facebook.

Please note:  I will strongly urge you to not waste your time…

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Added by Ryan Leary on July 10, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Talent42 Review - @GlenCathey - The Current & Future State of #Sourcing

The most valuable commodity I know of is information, wouldn’t you agree?…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on July 9, 2013 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

All this talk about sourcing....a morning rant.

" Our world" is consumed with sourcing.  More to the point - it seems as if the only matter of importance is sourcing with social media.  Faux careers are being made daily by pumping out the latest white paper, infographic or conference keynote on how to approach your "social" strategy.

Feel free to source/recruit however you want.  I don't really find it that difficult in most cases.  To me…

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Added by Jerry Albright on June 26, 2013 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

5 Ways to Successfully Build a Bench for Your Company

How do you build a successful company? There are many answers to this question, but the one that offers the most longevity and continued success is to build a company with depth. You see, having the best talent on your team TODAY does not guarantee that you will have that caliber of talent in…

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Added by Will Thomson on December 6, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Hypocrisy in hiring?

Obviously, every company culture is different and sometimes what hiring managers think and say they want is exactly the opposite of what they really mean by fit. Do you find this to be the case in your recruiting experience? If so, what's the main cause of this discrepancy?

In job opportunity listings, we often see terms such as:

  • Self-starter
  • Innovative
  • High tolerance for ambiguity
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Takes…
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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 28, 2013 at 9:17pm — 6 Comments

Day30: Wrapping Up a Month

I have to admit I'm in PARADISE. 

I have my doubts if anyone followed the past 30 days journey into an unknown future when a month ago I decided to dump what I was working on as a recruiter and start from "start". 

For the past four days, I've been tucked away in a little corner of the…

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Added by Stephen Nehez, Jr. on June 26, 2013 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Talent 42: Turning Non Techie Liberal Arts Majors Into Technical Recruiting Stars: Nerd Crushing on Mark Tortorici

TOR-TO-REEEE-CHEEEEEE.....

This was the talk I was waiting for. Mark Tortorici (@marknexus) of netPolarity just wrapped up an amazing session. Where to begin?

This session was all about turning non-technical liberal arts majors who stumbled into recruiting into TECHNICAL RECRUITERS. That's right guys, there's a RIGHT WAY and a WRONG WAY to call engineers. And developers. Or any other technical person. Side…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on June 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Talent42: Joel Spolsky, Jeff Newburn and Kevin Wheeler! The Tech Recruiting Conference - The First Hour

YOU GUYS. So far we've had two speakers and they are not even the ones that I am excited about. (sorry, I'm new LOL) 

We're off to an amazing start and I can't believe how much I've learned just in the first hour.

Joel Spolsky led…

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Added by Amy Ala Miller on June 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Will LinkedIn And Stalker Concerns Impact Recruiters?

It was hard to miss the big story this week in social media. But what might it mean for recruiters? Could the petition created by Anna R. on change.org force the…

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Added by Tim Spagnola on June 23, 2013 at 3:21pm — 6 Comments

5 Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 6.15.13 to 6.21.13

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 software feelings, engaging tomorrow’s workforce, employment branding, A/B testing, sourcing and semantic SEO.

Also, a reminder.  The Candidate Experience Awards are accepting applications for this year’s awards…

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Added by Chris Brablc on June 21, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments

#SHRM13 - World Record were you there?

My first HR conference, and helped set a world record. That’s right the largest gathering of HR Professionals happened this week in Chicago. As a recruiter, speaker and qualified HR professional I decided it was time I make the annual pilgrimage to HR mecca and I have to say I was not…

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Added by Chris Bailey on June 21, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Millennials Own A Piece Of Your Brand (AKA Your Company)

Last month I spoke to a group of business owners.  I introduced the 30 million strong Millennial Generation and they all sat back and crossed their arms.  When I explained that they already owned a piece of their brand, many business owners guffaw and told me, “No, they don’t. Oh my God, they are so lazy and entitled, they just want their own way.” 

Think again!

Gone are the days…

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Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on June 18, 2013 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

What Recruiters Should Know About Summer Internships for 2013

It's summertime in the city (or country as the case may be) and you know what that means? Interns! Interns are a huge part of the workforce and we want to celebrate them. We're kicking off a series of guest blog posts from all kinds of intern experts where we'll cover internship programs, how to assess an intern, the places to go online to find…

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Added by Angela Yu on May 30, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why "Temp to Direct" is the worst way to go

I'll make this quick:  Temp to Direct is a bad choice.  It's a "we really want to hire someone, I think, but it would be great if we didn't have to make a firm decision - so let's roll a few unemployed people through here and see if someone knocks it out of the park."

 

Dear Client - here are your choices:  Unemployed people who have no other choice or contractors who will happily "pretend" they "may" be interested in a full time role.

 

Contractors contract. …

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Added by Jerry Albright on May 15, 2013 at 9:06am — 30 Comments

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