As if last week wasn’t bad enough, yesterday our Regional Director Desmond sent out an ‘All Staff’ email to let us know he’d be “making a few changes”.
I read the first few lines of the email …
“We are lucky enough to have some great clients that constantly are in need of…Continue
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Candidates often complain that they never hear back when they send their resume. I have to admit I generally reply to everyone out of respect and understanding that during these difficult times, everyone deserves to be heard (or at least their resume responded to). The reason I say generally is that I have continued to place ads where I not only ask for specific requirements, I also have been clear that people should NOT APPLY if they do not meet those requirements. Since I read…Continue
Added by Terra on May 9, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments
Well here it is, my first blog post. That is not entirely true. I have blogged before on various different subjects from running to firearms. I even started a few blogs just to get free stuff. Who can blame me?
I am gearing this blog towards, you guessed it, recruiting. I am going to be talking about the military side of recruiting. The kind where you get forced into doing it. So, you will see some good things, some random things, and probably a bunch of ranting about stupid things.…Continue
Just published the following infographic with our top advice for writing an online job offer on the JobisJob blog. Do you have any more to add?
Over the coming weeks, we'll be adding more info of this sort, so don't hesitate to sign up if you're interested.…Continue
Are you using social media in your job search? Are you using social media to find potential hires? Whether you’re looking for a job or looking for a new hire, you should be using social media as part of your process. While Pew Research estimates that 65% of adults use social media for their own job search, only…Continue
Oh, did this did just happen to me?
Recently I was called by a recruiting agency recruiter. The person, from Manpower, called me about a position that he was looking to fill for an engineering/technical recruiter. I am not shocked by this as that is what we do for a living. However what did shock me was the pedantic way in which the person went about it while leaving a message. It was almost robotic in its…Continue
4 years ago this month I was asked to leave one of the largest contingency recruiting firms that I’d been with for 10 years. I had reached burnout and the grace to carry struggling recruiters had ceased regardless of past success as my company went from 40 recruiters to 10 in no time. As I sent my resume out to sales gigs I had offers left and right for jobs that paid $35k-$40k plus commission to sell a widget.
An independent recruiter and friend called me and reminded me that I…Continue
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Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 14, 2013 at 4:39am — No Comments
The president of our company and I were recently invited to attend a keynote given by one the 50 most influential people in business internationally and I could go on and on with all their credits but will reframe. She was asked what bit of information she would pass on to someone just getting started. I could give you her answer but that was not the point of this post.
The more I thought about her speech the more I thought how there is really little difference in those at the top…Continue
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Recruitment is in itself a talent-detecting process, but what type of candidates would "hit the ground running"? and what type of headhunting detective are you?
In the planning process, the search for required candidates starts with a question in mind, should you start sourcing active candidates (who are actively searching for career opportunities), most probably because the active searchers are your lottery ticket to get a placement in the least amount of time! You think?…
employment situation. I wasn’t sure whether they were seeking my advice about their current employment or how to approach the search for something else. (They are currently…Continue
As a recruiter, I’ve had to learn to adapt to many different personalities. (Haven’t we all?) This applies to both candidates and hiring managers alike. When it comes time to make an offer, you’d better know the personalities on both sides very well if you want to make the deal.
There are candidates that can’t stand negotiating; they hate it as much as they usually hate…Continue
You may or may not be able to train a monkey to recruit
Anyone with a keyboard may be capable of writing their version of career advice and getting it published on a mainstream recruiting website
Both #1 & #2 may become trending topics for various reasons
If you do #2 and it is proven that you are…Continue
You clicked to read about your idol Oprah, didn’t you? No, expecting some other big “O” content… Well, then you’re on the wrong website, buster!
Badge of honor, source of pleasure, reason for pride, satisfaction to scream about or maybe just something to accept quietly and celebrate contently in your own mind. The big O in all of its glory. Whether solo, with a best buddy or as a group, it’s something we’ll all experience - if we’re lucky to last that long.
What, you’re not…Continue
Oh, c’mon! Go ahead! Take a crack at it! It’s really not that intimidating. A couple tweets here, a couple tweets there; aContinue
Earlier this week I posted a few profile-enhancing tips on a LinkedIn discussion group frequented by active job seekers. One of the things I constantly notice when helping newcomers get up to speed on the essential functionality of LinkedIn is how poor they tend to be at populating their profiles with meaty, search-friendly information.
This is especially noticeable in the job seeker community. Rather than placing career relevant and recruiter magnet content, they fill their headline,…Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 8, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments
Humans are often described as creatures of habit. We like things to be how we’ve known them, even if the current system, tool, or habit isn’t perfect. It’s very clear that most of us just don’t like change.
A recent and on-going example of extreme drama caused by change is Windows 8. A quick Google search will load up countless articles sharing users’ experience with the move to Win8. As said in this …Continue
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Next time you hire a CEO. …
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Plenty of explanations or excuses exist for why many in the recruiting industry decide to put minimal effort into creating a quality candidate experience. One of the most common gripes job seekers have is lack of follow up after they’ve applied for a position. Even worse, many applicants never hear any feedback whatsoever after interviewing. Or, the communication they receive along the way is vague, mystifying, and in some cases downright unprofessional.
The following are…Continue