Working your way past the locked door, to the room of the interview
I am sure that many of us have had our share of interviews. Gone through the process of entering in data and resume information into a company applicant tracking system for a position. For those of us who may be a little more savvy, we may have built our relationships, made contact with our influential contacts, networked and sweet-talked our way into an interview.
Whichever way you chose… Continue
Added by Benjamin McCall on July 9, 2010 at 1:19pm —
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the DFWTRN and everyone at the Last Recruiter Standing 2010 luncheon yesterday who voted for my story! (Yes, it really is a true story, I have witnesses.) There were so many great recruiting stories; funny, embarrassing, and almost unbelievable. This just confirms that… Continue
Added by Leslie Mason on July 8, 2010 at 1:13pm —
Like most of you, I spent this past weekend relaxing, catching up on some long-neglected chores and between periods of light showers and heavy rain, enjoying some traditional July 4th fare, hotdogs, apple pie and lemonade.
I did give some thought about the reason for our celebration. I think many of us,… Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on July 7, 2010 at 10:32am —
Every year my family and I try and plan a vacation that will be an adventure of some sort. This year we headed out on a cross-country trek from our home near Dallas, TX through Virginia, Washington DC, North Carolina, Tennessee,… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on July 7, 2010 at 3:30pm —
While Jerry Albright
was making plans to leave Twitter forever, I was chalking up a plan to get a dozen other people on, active and excited about Twitter.
The last roundtable meeting on social media that inspired the… Continue
Added by Ali Webster on July 7, 2010 at 4:16pm —
The Black Hole, that is the Hiring Manager(HM)!!…
Added by Dean Da Costa on July 6, 2010 at 3:09pm —
It doesn't happen often, but every now and then you are made aware of an article that you just know will become a new and critical tool in your search best practices toolbox (thank you, now forgotten LinkedIn contact who first made me aware of this gem).
That is exactly what I thought when I read The Washington Post article by freelance… Continue
Added by Jeff Skrentny, CERS on July 6, 2010 at 8:30pm —
It’s no challenge to place a “great candidate” – you know the typ: the right education, the right career history, cookie cutter objective, perfect fit. But what about a “great candidate” who doesn’t tick the conventional boxes but you know could deliver on the job?
The biggest leap story we heard was from a nationwide recruiter who said one of her most satisfying placements was rebranding a vicar as a sales executive. He successfully made the transition and was able to use his… Continue
Added by Adam Lewis on July 7, 2010 at 1:21am —
It's the summer. Job seekers are facing dismal unemployment rates as the United States economy starts down the long road to improvement. If you're lucky enough… Continue
Added by Kirk Baumann on July 6, 2010 at 9:49am —
With fireworks and the good times of Independence Day fading in the rear view mirror, it’s time to gear up for the busy summer ahead in recruiting. The interesting part of this summer will be the unique challenges employers face building a plan for recruiting during the rest of 2010 while thinking strategically about recruiting in 2011.
Should you be optimistic? Should you be conservative?
Whether you are bullish or bearish on the future, the growing competition for talent… Continue
Added by Neil Costa on July 6, 2010 at 12:30pm —
The poor cousin of the recruitment process is the obligatory reference check. Too often it is nothing more than a perfunctory procedure to conclude an exhausting number of interviews.
Most reference checks are the outcome of a telephone conversation, as most recruiters will attach little weight to any written references. Many companies have policies prohibiting managers from providing written references,… Continue
Added by Charles Van Heerden on July 5, 2010 at 9:30pm —
From our first day on this earth we're working and learning about finding our place where we feel comfortable, most ourselves. While I feel comfortable in my own skin, I'm facing a new and old kind of advisory which I thought I had left behind.
While I'm a shrewd competitor, I'm also one who is a very social and positive person. No, I'm far from Pollyanna, but I do always… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on July 5, 2010 at 1:02am —
S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L. of the fittest.
Over the past decade we’ve seen boom and bust, feast and famine in the recruiting industry. The good news is that this cycle tends to cull the flock. The strong survive. The weak don’t.… Continue
Added by Brian Keith on July 3, 2010 at 2:58pm —
Pennabarkers are running social media workshops in different parts of the country for HR professionals, to help them understand where it fits with their working lives. I attended the Bristol workshop but today and tomorrow they are in London and Jon Davies, Digital Stategist, gives a great demonstration and talk about the importance and impact of social media. I’ve gathered some of his tips below for you:
Jon has a wide definition of social media. It would certainly… Continue
Added by Charlie Duff on July 1, 2010 at 10:34am —
There is currently a lot of “talk/noise” about mobile recruiting and in my humble opinion it will be huge, more of that later but for me it is not just about recruiting….mobile has the ability to aid many areas of HR. Why? I hear a cry, well here is my take;
- Mobile is NOT a technology but a channel.
- Mobile is about personal one 2 one ENGAGEMENT.
- Mobile is about PUSH and PULL…
Added by Keith Robinson on July 1, 2010 at 9:16am —
Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.
It is becoming abundantly clear that the recruiting landscape is increasingly changing. Companies are becoming more competitive and creative in the ways that they attract top talent. It's no… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 30, 2010 at 1:45pm —
Five years on using social media: have recruitment agencies learnt to interact?
We have all seen the power that social media has. Most recruiters, whether a recruitment agency, HR department or a hiring line manager will use sites like LinkedIn to identify candidates and, more often than not, Facebook and Google to vett them. However, they do not always contribute to this online community. This one sided approach to social… Continue
Added by Leah Mahtani on July 1, 2010 at 5:35am —
Honesty. It is the cornerstone of trust. Without it all else is lost.
Failure is not an option mindset. When I was brand-new recruiter (under 90 days) my manager came to me and asked, "So, you ready to quit yet Keith?" I replied, "There's only one of two ways you're gettin' rid of me: a. If you just flat-out fire me OR b. You carry me out of here on a stretcher because I'll eat… Continue
Added by Brian Keith on June 30, 2010 at 11:45am —
On the car ride home from seeing Sex and the City 2, I decided two things:
These decisions were inspired by… Continue
- I, Ali Webster, will commit to a more rigorous exercise routine.
- I, Ali Webster, will make my own rules in terms of my career, love and life.
Added by Ali Webster on June 29, 2010 at 4:28pm —
One thing I can guarantee is that the first time anyone gets into Continue
recruiting they viewed it as a more noble position than just sales. I
thought this too at first. “I am going to help others” and “people are
going to need this service”. And the first thing I learned is that…
Added by Noel Cocca on June 29, 2010 at 6:30pm —