"Recruiting" is the office-appropriate word we use for what we used to call "head hunting." It's a great job to have, once you get the hang of it. If you're new, though, getting the hang of things probably feels a long way off.
Here are nine things you should know if you want to be able to develop the keen instincts of the pros.
1. You Need to Have a Real Interest in…Continue
A cover letter is often the first impression a potential employee gets of a job candidate. This single sheet of paper or document on a screen can open the door to an interview or promptly close it, causing the job seeker to lose all hope of getting the position.
It's recommended that a cover letter accompany every resume sent. If the job seeker is applying for positions in different fields, he or…Continue
Attracting the best and brightest intern candidates to your internship program isn’t an easy task. In fact, the search for talented interns often leaves us overlooking some of the most valuable pieces of the recruiting and hiring puzzle -- namely,…Continue
Added by Ashley Mosley on August 30, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments
Following up on one of my previous blog posts, it’s pretty obvious that social media recruiting is not going to go away any time soon. But, this does not mean that the job boards aren’t vital anymore to the recruiting industry. They…Continue
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Did you know that in the UK there are over 189,000 registered charities? With more and more competition for donors, charities have to think outside the box. Getting the right people to join your organisation and develop new innovative fundraising strategies is more important than ever. With the competition for quality candidates increasing how will you attract…Continue
Added by Hayley Dixon on August 23, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Thank you so much for your call today. Your message let me know that you could help me increase traffic to my website by anywhere from 25 to 50%. Well, unfortunately, you just lost me. We currently are fortunate enough to get over 39,000 applications a year - while hiring only 1,200. So, the last thing I want to provide my recruiters is more…Continue
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we'll be talking about candidate experience, getting email addresses, job boards, mobile recruiting and a recruitment marketing case…Continue
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Mobile healthcare recruiting is a very effective way to recruit younger generation healthcare professionals. Many young people today have grown up in climates where mobile communication is ubiquitous. So it's natural for these young people to use their mobile devices to search for new jobs. Savvy healthcare recruiters can employ mobile recruiting to ensure they are reaching a wide number of young people searching for jobs in the healthcare…Continue
Added by Sarah Boisvert on August 14, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
If one of your favorite songs is the old folksong "The Times, They Are A-Changin'," then you'll want to be sure to check that the resumes you send out are up to date. For, yes, the times really have changed since that tune was popular, especially with all the new technology trends popping up in the past few years.
Here are a few signs that a CV needs a serious facelift and how to update it.
The Times, They Are A-Changin'
Having a recruiter or headhunter provide professional help for an individual's career can prove to be a huge advantage. A recruiter can help someone climbing the corporate ladder secure a position at a larger, more prestigious company. He or she can help someone get the promotion they want, or land a coveted position elsewhere on the fast track to career success.
Although there are many…
For a few years now, I have tried to spread the word that recruitment strategies and processes would be undergoing a radical transformation away from what recruiters have been doing for the past 10-15 years. The shift in technology advances and possibilities, along with a new generational workforce would demand it.…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on August 12, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments
It isn't your age, race, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation that makes you unhirable -- those characteristics are protected by federal law. However, there are other factors that go into determining whether someone is employable, such as job history, personnel skills, and networking ability.
Whether you're a job-seeker wondering why you keep getting turned down for a job or a recruiter wondering if it's worth taking a risk of a potential job candidate, take a look at…
Added by Kelsey Castle on August 7, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Here we go… another horrible example of the type of cold call/emails some recruiters are sending.
I’ve never heard of the recruiter that sent this - who according to their LI profile, has been an agency recruiter since 2008 and has a whopping 36 connections. I don’t recall having any prior interactions with their agency and don’t know how they have my email address. What I do know is this a one of the lamest messages I’ve seen in quite a while.
Everything we do online matters. This has always been true, but it's never been as important as it is now. What makes this feel almost patently unfair is that, in spite of our actions mattering more now, we actually have less control over how we are perceived online. Thanks to social media, and a few other factors (not the least among them being Internet trolls), people can say just about anything they want about us online.
What are they saying about you today?…
If you work in the catering hospitality industry the chances are you will be extremely busy. Therefore, finding the time to recruit the people you need can sometimes be a problem. Fortunately, there is now way to speed up the process and make your recruitment processes far more effective.
The first step
The first step is to visit…Continue
Added by Simon Hopes on August 2, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Twitter is an amazing hunting ground -- one that's been vastly underutilized and too often written off as an unruly homeroom of the Internet. There are amazing recruits who are looking for a decent job. But with more than half a billion users, it's estimated that Twitter is one of the 10 most visited pages on the Web.
How do you find the…Continue
About twice as many 20-somethings are unemployed than more seasoned workers, but in middle age, finding a good job with good benefits can be much harder for an older worker. If you find yourself looking for work in middle age,…Continue
Looking for a job is a full-time job -- one that can be daunting, overwhelming, and frustrating. Some of the best positions, however, aren't advertised. As a supplement to your active job hunt, consider a headhunter. Headhunters are employed as recruiters to find vetted talent without sifting through a thousand resumes in response to a Craigslist ad. Follow this guide to getting noticed by top…Continue
As of May 13, 2013 there are one million trillion job boards. Alright, so maybe there aren’t that many, more like an approximate 40,000, but it can seem like it. With niche boards, location specific boards, the big…Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments