All Blog Posts Tagged 'Candidate' (121)

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 2 The secret to having a resume that is searchable and Optimized!!!

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 2 The Job of finding a Job!!


So given the unemployment rate went up a week or so ago, I thought I would repost a 3 part series I did about a year ago on resumes, finding a job and more. So here we go.


Part 2


The secret to having a resume that is searchable and Optimized!!!

As you all know when you apply to a job, your resume goes into a huge…


Added by Dean Da Costa on September 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

6 Steps To Employer Branding through Video

Effectively executing your employer branding strategy can have long-lasting benefits, states John Sullivan in a recent article.  One key tactic towards this goal is using online videos to convey your employer branding messages.  In today’s world of instant communication, videos, like any visual…


Added by Dana Feigel on September 8, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Is it Time for a Candidate Bill of Rights?

Fairly recently, influentials such as ERE and Monster were working to build momentum regarding the creation of a “Bill of Rights” for job seekers; specifically, to greatly improve the candidate experience. Due to the enormous amount of talk at the recent #truBoston event and on Twitter chats regarding employer branding and applicant black holes, I’ve been thinking about this issue again.

With recruiter transparency and forced accountability through social media, organizations clearly… Continue

Added by Mark Babbitt on August 21, 2011 at 6:58pm — 8 Comments

Linkedin cheats etc

Linkedin cheats etc


LinkedIn has become huge, and using it for sourcing has become even bigger. But of course sourcing within LinkedIn has limitations. Below are some tips, tricks, cheats that may help. Most are nothing more than utilizing the things you learned in my previous postings. But here they are more specialized.


So domain and site searches in search engines add…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 20, 2011 at 1:42am — No Comments

Sourcing and searching the variables.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sourcing and searching the variables.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


As some of you read in my post on research, using that research to improve your

search strings and sourcing is very important. You will lock yourself into a very small pool of candidates if you do not use the variables.


variables = changeable-for purposes of sourcing it means another word or set of words that will garner the same type of candidates ex “HP…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 12, 2011 at 9:52pm — No Comments

The Online Recruitment Underbelly


Added by Ian Alexander on August 10, 2011 at 10:49am — 3 Comments

Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Most staffing professionals, hiring managers, and others who do interviews seem to be under a misunderstanding as it relates to interviewing. They feel that they are doing the interviewing and that is all. They do not realize that the candidate is interviewing us as well.


When you are interviewing a candidate the candidate is taking mental notes of everything said,…


Added by Dean Da Costa on August 3, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Online Recruitment and Social Security

A great candidate experience is rooted in respect. Career sites are inviting and enthusiastic. Communications are regular and honest. Appointments are kept and interviews respect a candidate’s time. Applications respect the applicant’s time and privacy.

Why then, do so many online…


Added by Ian Alexander on August 3, 2011 at 1:07pm — 2 Comments

Reporting, and matrices a hidden land mine!!

Reporting, and matrices a hidden land mine!!


I have done several postings on reporting and on matrices. In all of them I stress the importance of not using the stats alone to make decisions. The reason for that is because stats alone do not tell you the whole story. It is imperative you understand the WHY’s behind the numbers. If not you will fall into the hidden land mind that these reports and matrices create. You will make choices based on half…


Added by Dean Da Costa on July 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Winning Gold & Silver (if Carl Lewis was a recruiter)

1988, Seoul Olympics after the 200 m, Carl Lewis famously told reporters, “I did not win Silver, I lost Gold”. A powerful statement indeed, coming from someone who has won 10 Olympic medals including 9 Gold in his career.

Now, if Carl Lewis was a recruiter, I bet he might have said the same thing because there’s no silver medal, your candidate either lands the job or not. Or maybe there is room for a silver medal………….

2009/10 had perm recruiters bruised and battle… Continue

Added by Alban on April 7, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Stuck in the Middle With Two

I recently read this very interesting post (via twitter) about an age old issue that continues to pop its awkward head above the parapet in the world of recruitment.  The double submission - when two agencies submit the same candidate to the same job vacancy (and the subsequent squabbling over ownership that inevitably ensues).



Added by Ben on April 5, 2011 at 11:03am — 4 Comments

Rule #1 in CV Design


"Hey you... Yeah you... the tall, balding guy who's getting a bit tubby around the midriff. Whats the best way to lay out my CV?"  I get asked this question a lot by friends and colleagues.  Over the years I've seen many designs and layouts from competency to chronologically career based with everything either side and in between thrown in for good…


Added by Ben on April 5, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

Candidate Experience - What is it, What is it REALLY, and What should it be?

The candidate experience is getting more attention.  It can be, yet always is a differentiator in the candidate's mind.  A recent quote from a candidate highlights this.  "You should talk to COMPETITOR, their process is terrible, this is cool."  The nature of the candidate experience left a differentaited and brand positive impression.


How are you thinking about your candidate experience?  More importantly, what are you doing to use it to your advantage.  Effort to improve…


Added by Joseph P. Murphy on March 14, 2011 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Engagement? It's Overrated. 5 Reasons Why We Are Overstating The Case For Candidate Engagement In Social Recruiting

It’s hard to be in a building for two days with some of the best brains in social media and recruitment, and not learn a thing or two about this industry we’re in. And yet for all the education I received from such luminaries as…


Added by Hung Lee on February 25, 2011 at 5:20am — 6 Comments

People Are Not Widgets/Resources or Capital, They are INDESPENSIBLE

Okay.  So this particular topic has been itching to get out and it has been driving me nuts.  Quite frankly, I just can't stand it when I hear people being referred to as Resources, Capital, or anything other than a Human.  Does that not bother anyone in staffing.  I mean come on now.  We are looking for people to fill a project or two, or a long term career interest, and a marriage of two happy customers in a business relationship.  We aren't talking about a piece of equipment here…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 13, 2011 at 4:36am — 11 Comments

Junior Varsity Recruiting Behavior (Be Nice to Candidates!)


Added by Rosanna Y. de la Cruz on December 6, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Think Before You Tweet

It had to happen one day.

It’s probably happened before and I’m sure this sorry story will be repeated many times in different forms until recruiters finally understand the power of social media, and it’s use for informing and engaging not just name gathering.

This week it happened to a recruiter I know…

The Scene:

Candidate has an interview for an interim role with Company XXX. The interview goes well, and candidate is asked if they have any… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on August 8, 2010 at 5:25pm — 4 Comments

You Can’t Engage Candidates If You Don’t Know Where To Find Them!

Originally posted on the SmashFly Intern Blog

“During the next 12 months, 39 percent of companies will add staff, compared to 25 percent that will downsize” and “companies will view human capital primarily as an asset rather than a…


Added by Sean McManus on August 3, 2010 at 10:27am — No Comments

Of Old Spice, Cisco and HubSpot Video Content

Originally posted on the SmashFly Interns Blog

I’m working with other people on creating a unique and entertaining short video for our company that can be posted on our YouTube channel. Video is not only a great way to attract consumers to a company or brand. It’s…

Added by Sean McManus on July 28, 2010 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Lights, Camera, Resume!

For those of you that don’t know, I love going to see a good movie at the theater. A few nights ago, I went to see Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Without giving any of the movie away, there was important dialogue continually brought up throughout the film that revolved around the power of an idea. While it starts out as something very small and unique to its creator, it’s… Continue

Added by David Michael Hennessy on July 26, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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