I have long held the view that people need to be a little braver with their CV's and resumes. Far too many people write their CV/resume so it offends nobody. Trouble is, it attracts nobody either.
Just last week I had a candidate who sent me their CV.… Continue
Added by Martin Ellis on April 22, 2013 at 9:00am —
Many people have started to consider business cards a bit ‘old hat’ in this new era of social networking and direct online portfolios. However don’t be fooled, when used right business cards can help streamline your recruitment operations and help generate more positive leads.
(Images courtesy of VistaPrint)… Continue
Added by Sam Fisher on April 22, 2013 at 8:00am —
In November 2012, I wrote a post called Whiskey, Wine and Root Beer http://wthomsonjr.com/november-2012/whiskey-wine-and-root-beer/ . It was a fan favorite, and still to this day one of my favorite posts. This weekend my family and I… Continue
Added by Will Thomson on April 22, 2013 at 2:00pm —
The laws surrounding email SPAM are somewhat of a mystery to many recruiters, with many actually violating the law on a regular basis without even know it. And that's scary because EACH separate email sent in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act may be subject to penalties of up to $16,000. That’s right, per email sent.
"Yikes", you say. "That’s a crap load of money," you exclaim.
"Yup it… Continue
Added by Jeff Wood on April 21, 2013 at 7:30pm —
Oh, did this did just happen to me?
Recently I was called by a recruiting agency recruiter. The person, from Manpower, called me about a position that he was looking to fill for an engineering/technical recruiter. I am not shocked by this as that is what we do for a living. However what did shock me was the pedantic way in which the person went about it while leaving a message. It was almost robotic in its… Continue
Added by Derdiver on April 19, 2013 at 11:01am —
Top 3 Items to Bring to Your Interview
Don’t arrive to an interview empty-handed! Being well prepared demonstrates to your… Continue
Added by Dan Roffino on April 18, 2013 at 4:00pm —
4 years ago this month I was asked to leave one of the largest contingency recruiting firms that I’d been with for 10 years. I had reached burnout and the grace to carry struggling recruiters had ceased regardless of past success as my company went from 40 recruiters to 10 in no time. As I sent my resume out to sales gigs I had offers left and right for jobs that paid $35k-$40k plus commission to sell a widget.
An independent recruiter and friend called me and reminded me that I… Continue
Added by Mike Hayden on April 18, 2013 at 5:00pm —
I hear it too often. Why hasn’t this position been filled? We just aren’t getting enough candidates. The candidates aren’t strong enough. I was the perfect fit for the job, why wasn’t I invited back for another interview?
See, as a recruiter I am the middleman between the… Continue
Added by Will Thomson on April 17, 2013 at 7:00am —
HR practitioners and researchers alike agree that employee referral programs are an excellent source-of-hire. Cost-effective, yet sporting a significant ROI, referral programs enable corporate recruiters to leverage their employees’ networks to reach quality talent pools. With a faster time-to-hire than average, referred applicants are recognized as more productive additions to the workforce.
Employee Referrals Make for Better Employees
1. For… Continue
Added by Assaf Eisenstein on April 17, 2013 at 8:18am —
It seems that Monster is continuing its long, slow fade as the ‘big dog’ in the job board world (funny how long-term lack of leadership can do that to you). But there are plenty of services vying for the leadership role:Indeed, CareerBuilder, and LinkedIn come… Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 16, 2013 at 8:37am —
I have been living a lie. For far too long I have pretended to fit a mould, that simply is not me.
For the past seven years, I have woken up every morning, wrangled my tie around my neck, shined my shoes, put on my corporate face, and tackled the recruitment agency world. My time, my (awesome)… Continue
Added by Paul Slezak on April 16, 2013 at 1:30am —
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 employee turnover, complexity, hiring wisdom, source of hire and introverted employees.
Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:
Added by Chris Brablc on April 12, 2013 at 10:47am —
Recently, I came across a book called So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love. In it, Cal Newport, Ph.D from Georgetown University, claims that following one’s passion might very well be terrible advice.
Instead, he feels that we need to leverage our skills, which will then lead to ultimate job satisfaction. Starting with passion, he states, is a dangerous path. What if we are passionate…
Added by Jason Webster on April 10, 2013 at 10:00am —
CLIP - The Sex Test 4 Recruiters
I had two guests today. First, a short visit by Charles… Continue
Added by Recruiting Animal on April 10, 2013 at 6:00pm —
We have decided to do it. Yes, Will Thomson & Amy Ala are joining forces to write a post that hopefully will shake up the recruiting community a little bit. We are both corporate… Continue
Added by Will Thomson & Amy Ala on April 10, 2013 at 11:30am —
Lessons from the Wolf Pack is an ongoing series of recruitment advice articles taken from, or inspired by, situations and events observed during our phone coaching sessions with recruitment consultants making real, live calls to win business and find candidates. This is advice directly from the… Continue
Added by Stephen Hart on April 10, 2013 at 8:00am —
The Dumbing Down of Recruiting - Originally posted on Jackye Claytons blog, "…
Added by Jackye on April 9, 2013 at 11:30am —
Isn’t it amazing how the simple beauty of the sun shining can change our outlook? After a long difficult winter I understand the phrase “hope springs eternal.”
It isn’t only the appearance of the sun that has raised my spirits. I took a stroll through the local mall this weekend and was encouraged to see the numbers of shoppers carrying bags of just purchased goods. This weekend I received a call from a friend who sold her house last week at a profit.
In addition, the staffing… Continue
Added by Bonnie Brooks on April 8, 2013 at 10:46am —
It's Saturday morning and I'm reflecting on my past week .....
I've been dealing with candidates and clients. Each have their own issues about 'getting through' - and… Continue
Added by Martin Ellis on April 8, 2013 at 3:52am —
Just like a golfer tees up the ball to optimize their drive for distance and accuracy - a Recruiter needs to prepare thoroughly before embarking on a candidate search, to maximize the chances for a successful outcome.
Proper qualification of a new requirement or job order is both a critical part of the… Continue
Added by Marcus Edwardes on April 5, 2013 at 2:00pm —