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Talent Shortage or Trust Shortage?

A significant percentage of people involved with screening and selecting job candidates fancy themselves detectives, mind-readers, psychics and psychologists. They’re almost always willing to trust their own gut. But not much else slips unscathed through the scrutiny of these trust deficient evaluators of talent.…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on April 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

Does anything good ever come from skipping phone screens?

I've never found that to be a good "call"

I've been hearing from people that they are getting contacted by companies and staffing firms to come right in for an in-person interview without going through an initial phone screen first. These are educated, experienced mid- to senior-level career workers pursuing professional positions.

In my personal experience as a job seeker I never had a worthwhile interview experience with a company that skipped the phone interview. And,…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 25, 2014 at 9:23pm — 19 Comments

How fools recruit: 'I'll know them when I meet them'

No matter how far we think businesses have come with respect to recruitment and employment practices, there are always plenty of reminders that old habits die hard. 

One of these old habits is the classic client response to a recruiter who requests a job description; ‘I don't need a job description,…

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Added by Ross Clennett on March 20, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

The Mobile Job Seeker

Over the last 12 months I have lost count of the amount of recruiters that have told me their career’s site is responsive which is great but when you actually delve deeper the main thing I have found is very few sites are you able to complete the application process from start to finish on a mobile device. Put yourself in the job seekers shoes how annoying and time consuming it is for you to find that dream job on your device only to find out in order to upload a CV you need a laptop or…

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Added by Amanda Ashworth on March 19, 2014 at 5:38am — 1 Comment

3 Ways to Make a Commitment-Phobic Job Hopper Stay

The median number of years that US, wage and salary workers stay at each job is around 4.6, as reported by the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics in 2012, giving them enough time to hop around as many as 10 times. Sourcing, recruiting, hiring, training and replacement costs could potentially come down to a loss for…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 15, 2014 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

What does it mean to be employable?

A few of us non-traditional, mold-breaker, non-conformist, square pegs in a land of round holes occasionally jokingly refer to ourselves as unemployable. And, in certain ways that isn’t far from accurate.

If we look throughout history we find plenty of well-known business and leadership success stories that…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 11, 2014 at 9:00pm — 12 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…

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

Analyzing the "RecruiterSpam" Problem

Once upon a time, and a beri-beri good time it was, there was a poorly-researched article about e-recruiters in The Atlantic magazine recently, which prominently featured me, without acknowledgment, and without any effort at journalistic integrity or any effort to determine the truth of the…

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Added by Nicholas Meyler on March 7, 2014 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Picture This: Top Career Motivators For the Best of Us and the Rest of Us

Who needs boring book-ish data when you can get cute, colorful, cartoon data? Behold, the rising popularity of image-infused content for the copy-averse crowd. Depicted in this infographic are results from LinkedIn’s December 2013 survey of 18,000 employed professionals in 26 countries.

Based on…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 15, 2014 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Ditch the Double Standard

The good news: for at least a few people I’ve spoken with recently, the job market seems a bit warmer so far this year than it has been in quite a while. Let’s hope so!

The bad news: applying and interviewing for jobs is just as cumbersome as ever.

The ugly news: many employers must…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Why Candidates Decline Job Offers (And What To Do About It)

Every recruiter has had, or will have, the experience of a candidate declining a job offer, contrary to everything the candidate has said or done up until that point. 

This is a very expensive failure of your recruitment process because at the time of the offer you have completed around 95% of the necessary…

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Added by Ross Clennett on January 13, 2014 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

Conundrum of Candidates' Conjecture

Although I understand how and why it happens, it is not in my nature to make assumptions, jump to conclusions or surmise. My analytical bent prevents me from forming critical decisions or taking action without adequate evaluation of tangible evidence or factual data.

That proclivity has served me…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

The Ticket Scalper Version of Direct Talent Sourcing

When accepting those rapidly accumulating random LinkedIn connection invitations, I generally also scroll down to peruse my timeline. In doing so, I often notice plenty of job opportunities being posted. Some of these are blasted out by automation tools and others are manually added as a person's LI…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 7, 2014 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

The Rise of Mobile Technology in Talent Acquisition

Check out iCIMS' latest blog from iCIMS Blogger Meaghan Kacsmar.

We…

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Added by Elise Jennings on December 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Hard-Hitting Job Interview Questions and Answers

Job Interviewing is all about preparing properly, confidence and creating a good rapport. The hiring manager needs to know that you are capable of performing the tasks of the job and also that you will fit the culture of the team. The interview is your time to shine. By having an understanding of the potential job…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on December 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Accountability in Recruiting (a DIY Guide for Candidates)

Recruiting can be an ugly process. It can be rife with dishonesty, passive/aggressive behavior, and self-absorbed attitudes from all parties. Not that it’s always this way, but I think most IT professionals and technical recruiters have plenty of stories they can and do tell about individuals acting in…

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Added by Chuck Hudgins on December 11, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Recruitment Skills

What are the skills required to get recruited? You might be very good at your technical but all of these can be showcased only after you get into a job. It is how you present your skills that impress the employers the most. For this the most important factor is your communication skill. You could be just average or above average at your technical but if it is backed up with good communication skills, you…
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Added by Neelam Mestry on December 9, 2013 at 2:31am — 1 Comment

Performance Management

These days a lot of importance is given to the word Performance Management in the corporate companies especially as they use it as one of the strategies to improve the productivity of the company. Some find this to be a complicated process as there is no specific indication of what this process deals with. Does it deal with some product / service or some department or employees or anything else? To remove…
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Added by Neelam Mestry on November 15, 2013 at 4:05am — No Comments

9 Pointers for Creating an Engaging On-Campus Career Fair Booth

Business isn't war, but sometimes it feels pretty darn close.



You're constantly fighting to boost the bottom line. You're battling industry competitors for business, often from a limited client pool. And you struggle every day to grow and improve your company in a perilous business climate.







The initial stages of this combat are seen in your recruitment efforts, because you're jockeying with your industry competition for the best employees. And the…

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Added by Chris Martin on November 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

3 College Courses That Will Amp Up Your Job Search

Do you need to amp up your job search? One way to do that is to improve your skills through further education. And while further education often means having to spend more money, there are plenty of classes you can take online that require only your time commitment with no fees or registration payment required.

Here are a few college courses that are beneficial for job seekers who want to step up their game and increase their chances for finding a job.…



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Added by Bev R. Sninchak on November 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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