All Blog Posts Tagged 'recruiter' (487)

Employment Brand: Must Be Educated For A Job On Our Ignorant Team

For as long as I can remember (probably as long as they've been in existence) one way I've kept tabs on the job market and trends in general is through active job alerts from various job boards.

I know, #NerdAlert right? 

Whether I'm looking or not, I periodically look at posted jobs that come through to see what's up, who's hiring, and of course wonder about the companies posting the same opening every few weeks or month after month. 

I clicked on a…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 26, 2015 at 11:17pm — 2 Comments

6 Screening Questions You ALWAYS Ask in an Interview

With the proliferation of articles out there on interviewing, you’d be tempted to assume that interviewing a new client is easy, or at least a skill that every hiring manager has down pat. Even seasoned recruiters and HR professionals have trouble occasionally with interviews. In my position, I see lots of behind the scenes data about interviewing, particularly screening…

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Added by Julie Salerno on February 19, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

How To Become A Data Driven Recruiter

Everyone is talking about big data but there aren't enough people talking about how you might actually use that data for anything useful. Slap all the numbers you want in a PowerPoint deck - if it doesn't add up to more money or making your job easier, who cares?

So while the rest of the…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 11, 2015 at 1:11pm — 3 Comments

The Key Ways I Differentiate Myself as a Recruiter

When I first started my recruiting career I wasn't even on the ground floor; the reality was I didn't have keys to the building.  My knowledge of SAP software was nonexistent and I knew very little about full lifecycle…
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Added by Brian VanDerveer on February 4, 2015 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Employee Referrals Rise 85% in New (Quanta) Recruiting Trend: A Guide

A New Recruiting Paradigm Emerges | james@techstardust.com | @techstardust | innovation leader, recruiting veteran, and advisor | Transforming Talent Acquisition | #recruitingwars #techstardust

A simple yet powerful referral-hiring guide for executives, recruiters, and leaders

2015. The future is now but after 30 years of attempted talent acquisition innovation, we only see…

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Added by James Chmielinski on January 4, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Spark of the Recruiter Civil War: The Pricing Paradox of Huge Fees

A New Recruiting Paradigm Emerges | james@techstardust.com | @techstardust | innovation leader, recruiting veteran, and advisor | Transforming Talent Acquisition | #recruitingwars

Spark of the Recruiter Civil War: Fooling, Fees, &…

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Added by James Chmielinski on December 31, 2014 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Free Download: Boolean Cheat Sheet for Beginners

Call them purple squirrels or whatever you want, but finding candidates isn’t so easy. Your job is to find those (fill in whatever animal and color you want here), and to find them before they’re talking to someone else about another opportunity.

But without the right skills, the hunt takes time.

And you know the saying: "Time is money."

You need to be faster than the other…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Recruiting Stuff That Made Me SMH This Week

Most likely I’ve shared before that I consume A LOT of content (daily) on various business topics – a hefty chunk of it being HR and recruiting related articles, blogs and social media conversations. Earlier today I came across this post describing …

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on December 18, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

SmartRecruiters and LinkedIn Expand Partnership

SmartRecruiters becomes a more comprehensive applicant tracking system for LinkedIn sourcing and recruiting.

San Francisco – October 21, 2014 – SmartRecruiters, the company that empowers the new way of hiring, today announced an expansion of its integration with LinkedIn, which operates the world’s largest…

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Added by David Smooke on October 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Should Recruitment Agencies Stop Worrying About Google Page Rankings?

I often comment about the reliance recruitment firms have on traditional sourcing strategies, but recently I’ve also noticed that website search engine optimisation (SEO) is also still perceived by a lot of agencies as being the most important form of branding outside of job boards.

I get this, it makes sense to have a high ranking website on Google so that people find you when they type in terms relating to your business. This blog isn’t focused on SEO but just quickly if you are…

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Added by Chris South on October 9, 2014 at 4:21pm — No Comments

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…

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

Unwritten Tricks Recruiters Use To Attract Graduate Students

The philosophy of recruiting is changing today. Yes, this sphere is not what it used to be several years ago, because today recruiters have to deal with totally different kinds of candidates – Millennials.

Hiring Millennials differs…

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Added by Lesley J. Vos on October 3, 2014 at 5:44am — No Comments

Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame

Usually when a recruiter contacts someone via LinkedIn, it’s because s/he saw something of interest on that person’s profile. Then there’s THIS GUY that apparently liked what he saw enough to plagiarize…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 30, 2014 at 8:06pm — 28 Comments

Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack

Here’s the recruiting scenario:

An executive search firm principal (let’s call him Jack) searches for and sources potential prospects via LinkedIn

Jack finds and contacts a potential prospect (let’s call her Jenny) through inMail

In his inMail…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 24, 2014 at 7:01pm — 31 Comments

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

Hi! I'm a Recruiter and I Work for Free!

Can you imagine a world where professional athletes only get paid if they win? In 1960, the Dallas Cowboys didn't win a game. In 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't win one. And as recently as 2009, the Detroit Lions didn't win a single game. In the NBA, the Charlotte Bobcats won just 7 games in…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on July 14, 2014 at 1:12pm — 5 Comments

12 Tips To Bring Out Your Inner Headhunter

The historic act of headhunting is quite disturbing, yet fascinating. The literal practice of taking and preserving a person’s head after killing them, has advanced from ancient times to the 21st century. 

Figuratively, the aggressive nature of the word has carried over to the modern day recruiting industry.  In our …

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Added by Jody Dugan on July 10, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Grunts & Groans Sound Gross

After some recent scheduling inconsistencies causing a few extra absences from the gym, I was pumped to get my sweat on today. My energy level was revved up from the brief break, so I was eager to take advantage of the situation to get back in the groove.

My workout routine started out strong and I…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 25, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Why I Hate and Love Resumes



Every hiring manager and recruiter measures themselves on how well they can tell the future. They have to, because that's what judging a person based on their resume really is. When we talk about resumes, be it applicant or employer, we talk about it like it’s your permanent record, the complete and total summation of your career thus far.

When you read…

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Added by James Ellis on June 10, 2014 at 11:28am — 3 Comments

Job Postings Are Not the Enemy

By now you’ve probably heard and maybe even read at least one of the 129,732 industry blogs or news articles about Zappos’ new job…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 3, 2014 at 9:30pm — 14 Comments

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