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3 ways to improve your Career Fair process

It’s that time of the year.  The weather is getting colder, the leaves are changing and carved pumpkins are standing in front of many homes.  It’s officially Fall and we all know what that means: College Recruiting!

 

It is at this time every year that companies flock to the best colleges & universities across the US and try to find the best (cheap?) talent they can find on the college recruiting circuit.  Today is the day to make sure everything is ready for those college…

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Added by Chris Brablc on October 20, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments

3 Ways to improve your Candidate Experience

Employers are beginning to understand the importance of candidate experience.  Better candidate experience can lead to some or all the following:

  • More candidates applying for your job positions with a focus toward qualified candidates
  • More offer acceptances among candidates due to increase in your employer brand
  • Encourages positive word of mouth between candidates about open job positions

There are some great companies doing very cool things with…

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Added by Chris Brablc on October 18, 2011 at 9:48am — 5 Comments

Recruiting Top Talent – you reap what you sow

Recruiting Top Talent – you reap what you sow

Everyone (even the least progressive management teams) is waking up to the reality that the competition for top talent is here to stay –even during the GFC it was seen as a competitive opportunity the most…

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Added by Robert Fanshawe on October 17, 2011 at 7:18pm — 4 Comments

Winning Recruiter/Search Services

Since the inception of the Digital/Social Media curve ball, countless Recruiters believe that past practices are passe and not noteworthy of acknowledgment or employment. Well that could not be further from the truth. Digital/SMN are all extended tools intended to enhance the fundamental practice of successful Recruiters/Search Professionals. It is imperative that all the intrinsic principles be exploited; the ‘Old Guard’,,, the cornerstone elements that insure people in our career deliver the… Continue

Added by 911Recruiter 1st Responder on October 3, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Double Dipping in your Recruitment Campaigns

No matter if you are receiving too many applicants or receiving too few, there is always value in looking on how you can maximize the performance of your recruitment marketing campaigns.

 

Whether it’s increasing your ability to collect recruiting contacts through opt-in or creating a better recruitment marketing mix of recruiting channels, there are plenty of opportunities to set up processes…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 20, 2011 at 9:35am — No Comments

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 3 The Job of finding a Job!!

Helping those looking for work!!!!!!!!! Part 3 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 Job of finding a Job!!

 

That is right finding a job is a job, if you cannot commit a minimum of 3-4 hours a day looking, than you will…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on September 19, 2011 at 12:56am — 1 Comment

Recruiting without blinders

You receive a new job requisition.  You post the job to numerous channels, sort through candidate resumes that come into your ATS, set up interviews and hopefully find a candidate that you hire.  Rinse and repeat.

 

With new job requisitions coming up every day and some that drag on without finding the right candidate, it can be easy to lose yourself in the day to day and focus less on the big picture.  It’s what I like to refer as “recruiting with blinders…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 13, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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…

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

3 Candidates you should be putting into your Talent Network!

Building your Talent Network isn’t just about getting as many recruiting contacts into your database as possible.  The focus instead needs to be in getting as many interested AND qualified candidates as possible into your Talent Network.   Cause let’s face it, your Talent Network is only as valuable as the candidates in it.

 

So where do you start?  While I’ve gone over ways to…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 7, 2011 at 12:10pm — 1 Comment

Feeding your Applicant Tracking System with Talent

There's been a lot of buzz lately around Talent Generation and as Recruiters, what we can do to ensure we drive the best quality candidates into our Applicant Tracking Systems. This is another great post by my colleague Mike Vilimek (@mikevilimek) about exactly this topic. Take a read...

 

I recently read a great article titled, …

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Added by Stephanie Weirich on September 1, 2011 at 2:52pm — 5 Comments

3 stages of a successful Talent Network strategy!

Building your Talent Network isn’t just about getting as many recruiting contacts into your database as possible.  Instead it needs to be in getting as many interested AND qualified candidates as possible into your Talent Network.   But to do that you first need to quickly fill your Talent Network with candidates that you can qualify.  This is where the Talent Network building process begins.

 

Let’s take a look at how you…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 1, 2011 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

Companies Recruiting College Grads May Need to Increase Their Budgets

I was recently talking with a friend of mine whose son is starting his sophomore year in college and just changed his major to Petroleum Engineering.  When she asked her son why he chose that major he informed her that is has the highest starting salary potential of any job for college graduates.  He obviously did his research as you will see… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on September 1, 2011 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

4 sourcing methods to begin growing your Talent Network!

As recruiting becomes more and more competitive across industries, it's becoming more important than ever to begin capturing qualified candidates and building your Talent Network.  Having your own Talent Network can help your organization improve your recruiting results and provides the following potential benefits:

  • Fill positions faster: Once you have a Talent Network in place, you should be able to fill some of your positions utilizing these candidates.  Once…
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Added by Chris Brablc on August 30, 2011 at 10:14am — No Comments

What should be the goal(s) of your recruiting campaigns?



I talk with a good number of recruiting organizations about their recruiting goals and on several occasions I’ve asked the question “what are your main goals for a recruiting campaign?”.  The answer is almost always straightforward: “to make a quality hire.”

 

You can’t argue with that.  If getting quality people into your organization is not a priority, then you have more problems in your organization than just recruiting.  But when you are looking at the main…

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Added by Chris Brablc on August 23, 2011 at 2:35pm — 2 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

 

site:linkedin.com add…

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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…

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

3 ways to make sure your Talent Network doesn’t ignore you!

Every job distribution campaign you run is a great opportunity not only to make a hire but to build your Talent Network so you can make more hires (more quickly) in the future.

 

However, having a large Talent Network is not the goal unto itself.  It’s having a Talent Network that you are able to leverage and utilize your Talent Network to hire future employees that…

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Added by Chris Brablc on August 9, 2011 at 9:52am — 1 Comment

3 Recruiting Success Stories

Every so often on this blog I like to highlight some of the companies that we work with that are doing some interesting things in their recruiting.  I highlight these companies as they are leveraging data and Talent Networks to drive innovation in their recruitment marketing strategies in a way that I believe can help other organizations potentially improve their recruiting processes.

 

Here are a few examples of companies that are utilizing their internal…

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Added by Chris Brablc on August 4, 2011 at 9:47am — 7 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,…

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

Use past employees to find your next hires!

When you are building your Talent Network it is important to understand what types of recruiting contacts should be part of your Network.  Recruiting contacts can include those collected in dual purpose job ads, through sourcing campaigns, applicants that enter your ATS, social recruiting followers and most importantly your current employees.  One group of recruiting contacts that is forgotten and outright dismissed by organizations is your past employees.

 

When employees move…

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Added by Chris Brablc on August 3, 2011 at 12:04pm — 2 Comments

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