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Why "Who's Viewed Your Profile" on LinkedIn Doesn't Matter

There could be any number of reasons why someone looks at your LinkedIn profile and why your profile shows up in a search. 

A few possibilities include:

1) Nosy lookie-loos just curious about what you have going on.

2) You’ve changed…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 23, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Earth Day Hiring Trends: Solar Demand Is Soaring

According to a McKinsey & Company study, solar power is "a far more cost-competitive power source today than it was in the mid-2000s, when installations and manufacturing were taking…

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Added by Ashley Rowe on April 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

300 Million Ain't Nothing But A Number

LinkedIn announced last week that they’d reached a milestone of 300 million users, which is pretty impressive, considering that means that their online population pretty much parallels that of the United States.

This comes about 5 quarters after reaching …

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Added by Matt Charney on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Imagining RecruitHub, Github for Recruiters!

Programmers are on GitHub, Designers are on Dribbble, and everyone is on LinkedIn. Yet we brave sourcers are without a home of our own.

Wouldn't it be swell if there were a place where recruiters could not only collaborate and compare notes, but also be evaluated on their skillset? 

GitHub is…

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Added by Robert Stevenson on April 21, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

What Cultural Fit Isn’t

small 4617759902 Let’s define this already! “Cultural Fit” has become such a buzzword in recruiting and HR, but is anyone 100% sure what that means for their own organization? Knowing what a cultural fit looks like in the light of the unique values of your organization is vital, but it is also important to be aware of what a cultural fit isn’t.

A popular definition of…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 Paths to Better Job Descriptions

Your job descriptions should really be treated like marketing copy. They have to be informative, dynamic and easy to find, all while attracting the right people. It’s not easy to craft the perfect job description, but here are 5 tips that can certainly help!

1) Get Shorter and Sweeter

If you think you’ve already boiled your job…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Utilizing Technology for Hiring

Companies all over the world are searching for potential employees to become a part of their teams. The hiring process can be long and arduous, sometimes taking months before the perfect candidate is found. The longer the hiring process, the more it costs. This can cause the company to go over budget or even result in the company settling on an inferior candidate. Using technology in the hiring process is a great way to speed things up, allowing companies to find the right employee at the…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Choosing a new ATS, need your advice..

My company is a small IT Staffing & Executive Search firm considering a move from JobDiva to another applicant tracking system/crm.  We have looked at a bunch of them over the past 6-months and have narrowed it down to the following:

  • Bullhorn
  • PC Recruiter
  • Job Science

I would like to get advice from others in IT executive search on the following:

- Who is using Bullhorn or PCRecruiter or JobScience now and do you like it?

-…

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Added by David Klein on April 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Sales Anonymous

Since buyers like to buy and don’t like to be on the receiving end of a sales pitch, this may indicate the need for a 12-step program, but not for customers. Rather, it would be for all salespeople who, intentionally or not, behave in ways that prompt buyers to recoil as though they were dealing with an addict on a binge.

If there were such a program, let’s call it Sales Anonymous, I suspect the 12 steps would read something like…

1. We admitted we were powerless over…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 21, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

The Dos and Don’ts of Referral Programs

Employee referral program software provider Zao, pulled together some powerful statistics in their infographic, “How to Implement an Employee Referral Program”. They found that:

  • 1 out of every 5 referrals gets hired.Tweet it!
  • Referrals are #1 for…
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Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 20, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

How to Build Your Brand Ambassador Team

Brand ambassadors are great for business, morale and branding. Every company can benefit from brand ambassadors, but leaders aren’t always so sure where to start in identifying and developing them. Some will be hard to miss with their enthusiasm, while others will need some fostering.

Use Social Media

Social media strategist Jay…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Spring Cleaning Your Recruiting Process

We’re cleaning out our garages, homes and probably Dropboxes; so why not the recruiting process? Recruiters can add all the great new recruiting tech to their processes, but maintenance and upkeep are just a fact of life. Don’t let your recruiting process get cluttered with old practices, redundancies and inefficient ways of getting to your goals.

Are your canned…

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Added by Julie Salerno on April 18, 2014 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Knowing Does Not Mean Doing – Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Day

Next time someone someone tells you he already knows all about what you’re saying, say the following:

That’s great! How much are you doing that?

Chances are there is a gap between what someone says they know and what they’re doing with that knowledge.

The divide between knowing and doing is plaguing companies across the globe. The dangerous assumption that just because someone knows something automatically means she’s doing it keeps her from…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 17, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

How Do You Replace a Retiring Hydroengineer Workforce with a Specialized Skill Set?

It was recently highlighted by Fox News that two-fifths of the workforce at the Hoover Dam will be retiring in the next 5 years.

The government will need to…

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Added by Ashley Rowe on April 17, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Why use an Internet Resume Search Tool to find resumes?

Boolean search is pretty big in the recruiting industry; however, just as there are an infinite number of possible ways of using complex Boolean search using Google in the browser, it might get you a lot of results at times, but can be pretty complex.  You might find that many of the results that you find using this…

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Added by Jason Moore on April 16, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Debunking Recruiting Secrets: The Match Game

This is the final post in the series I've been working on for the last few weeks. To start from the beginning you'll want to go HERE. We've talked about  …

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Added by Amy McDonald on April 16, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

LOSING YOUR OWN BAGGAGE – Using Baggage Claim to Grow Your Business and Enhance Your Life

Wintrip Consulting Group : Take No Prisoners Take No Prisoners is a free weekly memo from Scott Wintrip that explores how Radical Accountability prospers companies and changes lives. Instead of taking people hostage with outdated, heavy-handed, and ineffective methods of management, measurement, and motivation, Radical Accountability focuses on creating an unwavering responsibility for getting what matters most done.

Baggage claim at the airport is a losing experience for some people as they wait, without…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 16, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments

Visualize It: Get A People-Centric View of Your E-Mail Life With Immersion

Immersion, out from MIT Labs (so you know it’s gotta be legit), claims to provide a “people centric view of your e-mail life,” which, according to their website, provide “a detailed description of our personal and professional history” that’s “older than…

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Added by Matt Charney on April 14, 2014 at 12:31pm — 6 Comments

Don’t Be a Sales Schmuck

Slick lines, canned responses, and a voice that sounds just like the typical salesperson—a common combination for too many salespeople today. Even those who avoid this Wolf of Wall Street persona still tend to talk too much, listen too little, and dominate versus facilitate conversations with buyers. Is it any wonder that almost everyone, including salespeople themselves, dislike being on the receiving end of a sales pitch?

The definition of a schmuck is:

An obnoxious or…

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Added by Scott Wintrip on April 14, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Social Media in 10 Minutes a Day? 7 Reasons not to be Fooled

Several years ago, when social media was really starting to take off, the idea that an individual or organization could successfully engage in “just minutes a day,” was rampant. Then reality sunk in and people recognized that effective engagement requires time, hard work, and commitment. Finding ways to be more efficient and effective was still a primary…

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Added by Courtney Hunt on April 14, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

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