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What Makes A Good Engineering Manager?

Most recruiters have this perennial complaint while hiring for engineering firms; it is very hard to find a good engineering manager. They say, good engineers are tough to hire but easy to find, while on the other hand, good engineering managers are not only tough to hire but also tough to find. But what exactly makes a good engineering manager? We will find out…


Added by Angel Joana Hall on October 28, 2015 at 1:34am — No Comments

Your Resume – Are You Making These 5 Mistakes?

Despite all of the “hoopla” about networking, about a LinkedIn profile, and about alternative paths to obtaining interviews and offers, the resume remains the one constant in all job-seeking activities. There is just no getting around it – that resume is a huge factor in presenting yourself, and it is still the…


Added by Amy J. Cull on October 9, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Top 5 Headaches Today's Employers Face (And How You Can Address Them)

Employers (like myself) juggle hundreds of problems at any given time, and having a crowded head makes it much more difficult to accomplish the tasks at hand efficiently. While I've spent a…


Added by Maren Hogan on August 31, 2015 at 10:53am — 2 Comments

Recruiting is not a HOW business but a WHO business

Best practices. You know you’ve read that teaser a gazillion times.  One place you see this phrase are on popular recruiting websites and conferences.   The REALITY is this. Recruiting is ACTUALLY more about WHO than HOW.

Unfortunately, recruiters are lured away from the WHO and into HOW…


Added by Michael Glenn on August 18, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How (and Why) To Create A Facebook Video Ad

I read a post on RecruitingBlogs this morning that said you get the most views on a Facebook job ad. I'm calling BS in my first ever video blog post. 

Yeah yeah, I know video…


Added by Katrina Kibben on July 30, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Algorithms vs. Recruiter – Can an Algorithm Replace a Recruiter?

I posted this on my blog a month ago at because the average time to fill has taken longer. What does the numbers mean for average time to fill? It means costs, candidate attrition, and performance…


Added by Michael Glenn on June 30, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Online Courses: What Are The Benefits?

Online courses are becoming increasingly popular as people need to work to earn a living, and they need money in order to study. So as more courses are becoming available, people are finding it easier and easier to learn through online courses.  The thing is, because we live in an ever-changing…


Added by Rosemary Brown on June 11, 2015 at 2:04am — No Comments

Recruiting As A Writer For Dating Sites

At the moment, there are millions of websites out there that have blogs, guest writers and so on, but most do not have the right skills, to get any exposure or use viral techniques to get noticed. There are lots and lots of places you can find writers, websites like odesk, contracting sites and so on.

How Do You Find The Best Writer For Your Blog?

Well personally when I recruit a write for my site, I first check there…


Added by Jacob Palmer on April 21, 2015 at 9:59am — No Comments

How To Create A Recruiting Meme

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down past the creator to All Memes. Here you can see the most popular memes created recently and also see some of the available images. Another option? Just type a phrase into…

Added by Katrina Kibben on April 13, 2015 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Are You ‘Consciously Incompetent’ Or ‘Unconsciously Competent’?

One thing I learned very early on in my career looking after teams of recruiters is that every single new consultant needs to know that, as their manager, you truly appreciate where they’re sitting in terms of their level of competency.

I also quickly learned that their perceived level of…


Added by Paul Slezak on October 6, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Why Personal Branding Affects Company Branding

If you are hoping to land a job or want to keep your current job, you have to realize that your personal brand will affect a company. A wrong step could leave a company a lot of clean-up—your picture gets placed in the paper for something illegal; you guest post a controversial article; a joke on Twitter gets…


Added by Amanda DiSilvestro on March 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Characteristics of a Great Recruiter!: Part l

It doesn't matter if I am a hiring manager or a candidate on the market or an event attendee (career fairs, open house, speed interviewing or whatever), it is pretty apparent that most of the folks that are recruiting for companies today do not have the skills, knowledge, or experience to meet the minimum expectations of the job.

 It is quite disappointing to see the skill level and caliber of many recruiters that reside in Corporate America today. Some have been promoted into their…


Added by Richard Peterson on November 14, 2013 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Tracking Metrics

Tracking Metrics

Rich Peterson knows there are loads of articles about how the metrics behind recruiting drive the hiring process.

Recruiting metrics provide us an opportunity to take a analytical approach to hiring by allowing us to quantify the hiring process. Tracking day-to-day details provide us a look at the big picture.

Almost all HR metrics record history. It has little value in the fast-changing business world where any of your numbers, positive or…


Added by Richard Peterson on October 15, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

7 Ways To Piss Off Any Candidate

I’ve spent most of my career as a hiring manager, but I’ve recently had the opportunity to become a candidate (which resulted in your getting to read my blog article today :)  ). And I have to tell you – it can be shockingly annoying to be on the candidate’s side of the table.

I’ve had many moments…


Added by Paul Slezak on September 19, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

College Classes to Take to Find and Keep a Job


Environmental Studies



Computer Programming

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Added by Richard Peterson on September 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

First Rule of Resume Writing - Think of Annie...

This morning Annie wrote to me pleading for simple and clear resumes/CV's. Annie is a UK-based recruiter. Annie, and thousands like her, spend a good deal of their day matching people to jobs, and to do that Annie reads resumes...... lot's of…


Added by Martin Ellis on July 22, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

Would You Want a Planned, Canned Response? – Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Week

Cans work well for beans and vegetables but fail miserably in sales. Yet, many sales organizations mandate that salespeople memorize or read specific soundbites designed for specific situations. Would you want to be on the receiving end of one of these impersonal, canned statements? This type of sales practice is just one of many reasons why people dislike hearing a sales pitch.

In Sales Yoga, we practice the art of Integrative Questioning to build rapport, develop…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 30, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Best Tips for Using Social Media to Land a Job Interview

Whether you’re just starting out, a new college graduate or a veteran of the hunt, social media can absolutely help

 you to land a job interviewIn conjunction with a solid resume and network, there are several great tips, tools and techniques you can use to break through the resume stack and get your foot in the door. While landing the job from there is still an uphill fight, you know having you voice heard…


Added by Ryan Connors on April 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Next time you hire a CEO, hire a Recruiting Leader

Next time you hire a CEO. …


Added by Michael Wright on February 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A bad IT Recruiter Walks Into a Bar...

D ear Wannabe IT Recruiters:

Please quit and do something that you are better suited for.  I don’t know, sell cars. Become a barrista. Just do something – ANYTHING as…

Added by Jackye on February 14, 2013 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

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