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Boost Your Billings

Two years ago I was watching a documentary on PBS about monkeys who lived by a river. When they showed how a monkey went about foraging for his food, I felt as if I was watching a big billing recruiter work his magic.

The monkey was looking for insects underneath river rocks. He would pick up a rock, look at it, and put it back if there was no insect. Then another rock. And another. After about a dozen rocks without a juicy insect underneath, he finally found one. He quickly picked at…

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Added by Scott Love on May 17, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

A Lesson in Recruitment Messaging from the band Galactic

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of traveling down to New Orleans for this year’s Jazz Fest.  It was my first time down on the Bayou and it exceeded even my loftiest expectations.  The people were friendly and food was excellent but most importantly the music was downright incredible.  The best of which was a concert I saw at the famous Tipitinas by a band named Galactic (which was probably the best concert I’ve ever been to.)  I’ve…

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Added by Chris Brablc on May 17, 2012 at 11:16am — 1 Comment

Hot Tips From A Cold Call Machine

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Added by Recruiting Animal on May 16, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

A Tiny Roadmap of Their Heart

Our language is important.  Our words matter.  I remind myself of the truth in those statements several times each day.  As a recruiter I find, qualify, and enthuse talented people on behalf of my client companies.  My tools are my words, both written and spoken.

I find many of my recruiter peers focus less on their words than I do. I am a…
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Added by lisa rokusek on May 19, 2012 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 5.12.12 to 5.18.12

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 mobile recruiting, recruiting on Pinterest and others, Career Sites, disagreeing with Buddha and conference commandments.

Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…

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Added by Chris Brablc on May 18, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments

Recruiters: What is your First Impression, to Clients?

Do you know what your first impression is on others?   When speaking with your clients what impression do you leave?   These are important to think about.

I believe first impressions are one of the keys to recruiting success.  …

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Added by Bruce Rowles on May 17, 2012 at 10:15am — 8 Comments

What’s wrong with recruitment…and how to fix it!



What’s wrong with recruitment…and how to fix it!

This could potentially be a VERY long post because I’m talking about an industry that has many inherent flaws. In my opinion, many of the problems we see stem from some fundamental issues…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on May 17, 2012 at 9:49pm — 9 Comments

Best in the Northwest

When you're invited to join the Seattle Times' photo shoot featuring one of the "Best in the Northwest" companies, you say yes. And I did. And this experience reminds to take a moment and enjoy the realization that my job is truly one of the…

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Added by Lauren Ciminera on May 16, 2012 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Is Recruiting Becoming an Unhealthy Profession?

If you took a photograph of the recruiting Industry, it would look like most people you'd see on the streets every day!

Instead of making it better, technology has bloated the recruitment process.  Its a process that now lumber around in HR departments all across corporate America—where the objective of hiring the best talent has been replaced by fast,…

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Added by Ken Forrester on May 16, 2012 at 3:17pm — 61 Comments

Rude Linkedin Introductions, you just sent one!

Illin' Linkedin Introductions

In the last few weeks, I feel like I suddenly got popular with all the Linkedin Introductions I have received.  Not in the “hot girl at the dance” kind of way and not in the "our company just got a billion dollar valuation" way.  Either my name is on wall in a bathroom…

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Added by HRNasty on May 17, 2012 at 1:00am — 74 Comments

Closing the Loop in your Candidate Experience

When thinking about the
candidate experience, it’s important to note the breadth of the interactions that you have with candidates in your recruiting process.  Once you understand where you interact with candidates, you will be able to improve your process to make sure these interactions are leaving candidates with a better experience.

 

There are a number of areas…

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Added by Chris Brablc on May 15, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments

Candidates Think They Don't Need Recruiters. Prove Them Wrong.

An interesting article on the
 www.ERE.net blog titled 
"5 Reasons Traditional Employment is in Trouble" raises issues that both employers and recruiters should be concerned about.  The gist of the article is that employees have had it with traditional employment and are opting…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Social Media, Recruitment, Seriously, it ain’t that new!

I find it interesting, this world we live in.  I'm probably too entrenched in this Social Media, Recruiting space.  I get genuinely surprised when people either a) discover Social Media b) discover how to use it within Recruitment.  When people rock up at these conferences and are all starry eyed and "Wow'ed" at what they are discovering.  I know it is pretty cool stuff,…

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Added by Dan Nuroo on May 14, 2012 at 10:03am — No Comments

Write a résumé recruiters and employers will want to read; not one they dread

Here’s a fact: Very few people like reading résumés, especially those who read hundreds of them a week. Ask any recruiter. I critique and write résumés as part of my job. I’ve read hundreds of them and have conducted numerous critique sessions, but I've got nothing over recruiters.

The only bright spot in this…

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Added by Bob McIntosh on May 14, 2012 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

The Candidate Experience: Why The Recruitment Process is Failing Jobseekers

(This post originally appeared here on SocialTalent.co, written by resident blog-writer Holly Fawcett)…

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Added by Johnny Campbell on May 14, 2012 at 11:21am — 3 Comments

The golden rule of cold-calling. Don’t

Almost all recruiters are told they must cold-call to build a client-base.

Sadly, that is mostly bad advice.

Certainly it is true that all recruiters need to develop clients, identify prospects and find ways to build sustainable relationships. And often that means connecting with people you have never dealt with before. So yes, we are business developers, and in a tight market that becomes even more critical.

But, if at all possible, don’t cold…

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Added by Greg Savage on May 15, 2012 at 12:39am — 23 Comments

Tech Tuesday: Apple Macs, affiliate programs and a robot that helps kids with autism.

This post originally appeared on www.skillstorm.com/blog

Apple RumorsSources:
Fortune.com,…

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Added by SkillStorm on May 15, 2012 at 10:13am — No Comments

Question of the Week: How Do You See Pinterest Mobile as Helpful in Mobile Job Search?

As an inquisitive person by nature and an interviewer by profession, I must admit: I love a good question.

This week, I was inspired by a question from someone in the Pinterest community.  I decided to share the question with the recruiting community here on the RBC to gain alternate insights from other recruiters. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on May 14, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Career advice from a toddler

I have had great mentors and teachers, who have taught me invaluable business and life lessons. However, the one who has taught me the most in the least amount of time has been my three year old. A mother is often a child’s first teacher, but on this mother’s day, I want to recognize the career lessons I received from my precious toddler.

 

  1. Thinking outside the “toy box”: Have you ever seen a toddler play with a puzzle or a toy or a game that you just got out of…
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Added by Deepa on May 13, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

Recruiters… If Greece was a company it would be in receivership…

I consider myself to be extremely lucky.  I have had a long career as a recruitment consultant, manager and - most recently - company owner.  I am now in a unique position where I talk to recruitment people all day long… Don’t feel sorry for me – I kind of like it.  Some people like listening to East 17 cd’s… me?...  I like talking to recruitment people… and… listening to East 17 cd’s… sometimes at the same time…

Point is that quite often in our industry there is…

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Added by Craig Watson on May 11, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments

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