All Blog Posts Tagged 'networking' (251)

Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn

Way back when I first joined LinkedIn I was considered by many of my (regular, non-HR/recruiter) contacts to be an ambassador and promoter of the site. For several (perhaps hundreds) of my connections, I was their first. Less active networkers, distant colleagues, friends, or acquaintances would often comment to me…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 15, 2014 at 9:00pm — 14 Comments

First Impressions Count Online

I am constantly amazed at how little money most professionals are willing to spend to promote and market themselves. Like this kind of investment — investing in yourself —  is crass, egotistical, and over-indulgent. Our actions and accomplishments speak for themselves, right? We’re sick of hearing about…

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Added by Peter Clayton on May 14, 2014 at 7:30am — 18 Comments

5 habits of highly effective networkers, on both sides of the recruiting game

When companies begin to feel competitive pressure to match the productivity and profits of rival businesses, they often tackle the problem from the angle of the “war for talent.” The thinking is that by better attacking recruitment services, companies can win over more productive employees and edge their competitors through superior work.

Often, this is seen as a company-wide…

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Added by Cali Yakaback on May 7, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How Recruiters Can Pay It Forward

Ask a recruiter why they do what they do, and you're likely to get a wide variety of answers. Among them may be:

  • "I sort of just fell into recruitment"
  • "I'm an extrovert, this was a good fit"
  • "I didn't want to do sales"
  • "I like helping people"

The fact is, most of us got into this business because deep down we love helping people, just as much if not more than making money. Yes this is true. Fortunately, we've…

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Added by Pete Radloff on February 28, 2014 at 11:51am — 10 Comments

Recruiter Poll Regarding “Active” Applicant Interactions

If an interested and qualified applicant contacted you directly (or was referred to you by a mutual professional connection) for one of your open/posted requisitions would you:

A) Call him/her ASAP to discuss

B) Email him/her ASAP to schedule a phone call when…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 22, 2014 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

The Secret of Small Talk

I’m often amazed at how many people I meet who tell me that they are no good at making small talk. They are happy to chat with friends, or people that they meet at a party. But when it comes to business, when it comes to networking, they find it tough.

There are few reasons for this, but the most common I…

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Added by james nathan on January 15, 2014 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

SourceCon 2013 - Day 1

The only thing cooler than having a conference in your home city is to have it hosted by your employer. I was lucky enough to snag a seat to the hottest sourcing conference around and the first time ever in Seattle. My day started out like any other, except instead of heading to my office I got to join 400+ recruiters and sourcers from across the country at The Mixer. Need a haircut? New…

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Added by Amy Ala on October 3, 2013 at 9:02am — 6 Comments

Tips on How to Find and Work with a Mentor Webinar

Bryant & Stratton College Online will host a new session in its ongoing free employability webinar series. Titled “Are You My Mentor? How to Find and Work with a Mentor,” the free webinar is available to job seekers, prospective students and current Bryant & Stratton College Online…

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Added by Kavitha T on August 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

What's in Your Backyard?

Wasn’t it Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz who said something about not looking beyond your own backyard to find what you need? I believe she had a point.

 Your best business ambassadors may just be your own employees. If you have built a nurturing environment and created an atmosphere that breeds loyalty, you probably have the best promoters of your company right in front of you. After all, who among us doesn’t love to brag?

 I was at a wedding a few weeks ago when someone asked…

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Added by Bonnie Brooks on May 6, 2013 at 4:21pm — 2 Comments

5 Ways To Network As A College Student

Unfortunately networking and career development are not always the main focus on college campuses but you can do more networking at college than you think. Whether it’s for a job in the future, or you’re seeking an internship or summer position, networking is a great way to share knowledge and open doors for…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on January 28, 2013 at 12:13am — No Comments

First Steps Of Networking

I f you’ve started your job search or looked at career resources, you’re probably hearing this word a lot—Networking. You may be thinking you don’t know any professionals in the career that interests you, or find the task daunting. In reality, each of us already has networks that can help us in our career path and job…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on December 4, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Turds on my freshly washed windshield and similar annoyances

One of my contacts shared this vent with me. Thought it pretty much sums up some of the lazy, sloppy, clueless types that somehow found their way into the recruiting realm.

 

I honestly have a ton of recruiters that contact me, the majority are very bad at their job and I would never work with them but this specific recruiter keeps sending me positions where I do not fulfill what is identified in the job description and/or requirements, so after being nice on about…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on November 16, 2012 at 12:23am — 9 Comments

Tips On Selecting The Best Job Recruitment Agent

Every job market is unique and in order to gain the most out of your job search, working alongside a specialised recruiter can be your ticket to success. Just as you may use a mechanic to help you with your car or a plumber to help stop your leaking tap, an expert recruiter can help…

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Added by Gavin Redelman on November 13, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Some Things are Worth Repeating

A coworker of mine absolutely detests the phrase, "Recruiting is a lot like dating." She says it's cliche and trite; and she is right. The problem, though, with cliches and all things trite, is that they are true. 

Why is bears repeating that Recruiting is a lot like Dating:

  1. There is the obvious "courting" that occurs in both dating and recruiting, with recruiters often serving the role of "Match Maker" between candidates and companies
  2. Dating and…
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Added by Katie Bauer on October 29, 2012 at 2:33pm — 6 Comments

Feeling Old? The How-To Guide to Catching Up with the Online Era

In the whirlwind of social media and googling; skype meetings and online applications, it’s easy to get lost in translation. But the fact remains, professional networking and job hunting is crossing over to the digital realm, and you are going to need to get up to speed. Here are 5 steps to catching up to the craze.

1) Get Online – The days of face-to-face meetings are coming to a close. Emails have replaced snail mail; Video interviews have replaced costly travel…

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Added by Angela Gleichsner on October 5, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

LinkedIn and Stranger Danger: The risks and rewards of connecting with people you don’t know.

 

When you reach out to connect with a new person on LinkedIn, there is a warning printed at the bottom of the screen: “Important: Only invite people you know well and who know you.” But, why?

I am a complete supporter of networking via social media, so I do not necessarily condone only connecting with people you know.

There are definite perks to adding…

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Added by Angela Gleichsner on September 20, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Awkward Placement Approach

For some bizarre reason, I seem to attract more than anyone’s fair share of random inquiries, peculiar requests for assistance and other assorted mystery messages on a regular basis. One such recent item that caught my attention was the following snippet from a person presumably running some sort of “recruiting” service…  

 

As you will notice, this was a generic message sent to my email but not addressed to me by name – probably because I was only one of the thousand or so…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on September 5, 2012 at 1:02am — 7 Comments

LinkedIn is about as sexy as a minivan, but it's the best damn online networking site out there

Welcome to the most professional club on the Internet, LinkedIn. Of the major social media sites, LinkedIn does the best job of creating an atmosphere of professional online interaction and...preventing its members from making idiots of themselves.

Why will LinkedIn NOT allow you to cross the line from professionalism…

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Added by Bob McIntosh on September 3, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

Succeeding in internal opportunities - Smart networking tips

Look inwards and you will find amazing opportunities around you. Rather looking in the external market, your first research should be on the opportunities available within the company. Finding the next big opportunity within the company might not happen over night. It is a long and structured process. You need to build a strong ground for yourself and project your work all the time. One of the key skills you need to develop is on Smart networking.

  • Identify the influential…
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Added by Mohammed Taha Manna on August 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

More candidates access Facebook than Linkedin. Go find em` on Facebook Mrs. or Mr. Recruiter!

Epiphany?

No new news here.

Interesting thoughts after meeting several candidates in person this week in Tokyo.  Though its officially Holidays this week in Japan - Obon Yasumi, when people go back to their hometowns to pay respect to their ancestors that have passed - I own my own boutique company with staff around the Globe who are working normal hours so no break for me.

Several candidates admitted to accessing Facebook on a daily basis, more…

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Added by Howard Ichiro Lim on August 14, 2012 at 9:31pm — 6 Comments

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