In a previous article, I wrote how it doesn’t take much to call yourself an agency recruiter. Ask anyone within industry experience and they will tell you the same thing: a phone and access to a resume database and you can start selling yourself as an agency recruiter. Unfortunately it takes a lot more than…Continue
We’ve all seen them. Those annoyingly entertaining mimes who pull themselves down a sidewalk with an imaginary rope, or ride an imaginary escalator down behind a barricade. But the one they are probably the most well-known for is the imaginary box that has seemed to trap them. They can press on the walls, scream, pound their fists – but nothing penetrates that box!
If you are a HR…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on December 3, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments
It’s that time of year again. A time when we all get to slow down a little bit, catch our collective breaths and enjoy a little down time with family and friends… unless you’re a recruiter working within the retail industry. For them, this is perhaps the most stressful time of year, no matter how much pumpkin pie is on offer.
Just as it seems the holiday decorations come out earlier every year (seriously, I saw Santa crop up on my neighbor’s lawn before the first…Continue
In practically all cases, an organization strives to identify and select the best person for the job.
Ads for open positions are overflowing with lists of requirements for experience and education in an effort to prevent those that don’t meet stated criteria from applying. Nevertheless, various statistics reveal the low ratio of qualified applicants versus immense volumes of unqualified…Continue
Remember when you were young and just starting your adult life and you said that you wanted to get married, but you wanted to wait a while "until we can afford it"? Or when you were a newlywed and people started asking you what your plans were for having kids, and you answered with, "We've…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on November 25, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments
I just wrapped up a webcast for SHRM today on a new recruitment model that I believe will allow all organizations to have the most effective and efficient recruitment strategy available. It's called IRM (Integrated Recruitment Model). Below is the transcript of the session. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. A LinkedIn group has been created specifically for this topic to discuss IRM in an open fashion.…Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on November 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
As far as I’m concerned, every professional can benefit from having a Twitter account. That doesn’t mean we all have to care what people are having for lunch, what hashtags are trending, or what celebrities are doing, thinking, or selling. It also doesn’t mean that we have to share (or overshare) the banalities of our own lives, amass hundreds or thousands of followers, or strive for a high…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on November 14, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
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…
Added by Chris Martin on November 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Before you secure a job interview, chances are you'll need to win over a potential employer with your resume. Since your resume could be competing with hundreds of others, it's important to design it to be attention-grabbing. However, there are right and wrong ways to make your resume stand out.
Use the tips below to make your resume stand out from the pack in a positive, professional way.
A well-organized resume will help you stand out from the job-seeking…
Finding a domestic recruit is challenging enough, but what if you're tasked with recruiting via the international market? Your fellow recruiters know what's up. Here are some things they recommend that will make your search a little bit easier.
1. Narrow Your Boolean Search
Dean Da Costa has already written about this for this site and…
Added by Erin Steiner on November 8, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Temporary legal jobs are becoming more common and with increasingly less stigma attached, as law firms are noticing the benefits that lie in hiring temporary legal professionals.
If you are considering signing up with a specialist legal recruitment agency in the hope of acquiring a temporary legal job, you could still be…Continue
Added by Jordan Southern on November 8, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments
Career fairs have been shown to be a terrific way to find qualified candidates you may otherwise not have had a chance to recruit. Going to the trouble and expense of sending company representatives to a career fair is worth it, providing you don't make mistakes like the following.
Sending two people who don't get along to the career fair is a bad idea. When candidates see reps fighting over how to arrange the display table or who gets to play the…
Added by Kate Supino on November 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
After spending hours, maybe even days, going through every job board, company website, and recruiting…
Your staff is the cornerstone of your business; without them, you wouldn't be able to achieve your goals and success. When you're looking to hire, you want to attract the most dynamic, qualified candidates in order to ensure your business stays on top. But how do you go about attracting the best candidates for the job? By writing an eye-catching job description.
Think about it: When people are looking for a job, they are more apt to submit their resume to a position that sounds…
Added by Bridget Galbreath on November 6, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The role of a job recruiter can certainly be a difficult one. It takes a keen eye and a lot of know-how to find the perfect candidate for a position. Add "relocation required" to the job description, and the task gets even harder. It's difficult enough finding someone who has all of the right qualifications, let alone someone who is willing to move.
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Added by Bridget Galbreath on November 5, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The big news in the last week seems to be that Facebook can tell you if your relationship is going to work. No, they're not clairvoyant, it's based on research from Jon Kleinberg of Cornell University surrounding something called "dispersion." Jon…Continue
The benefits of holding a college degree for a job-seeker are fairly obvious - August 2013 stats show that the unemployment rate for college graduates is just under 4 percent, compared to nearly 8 percent of those who only have a high school diploma and nearly 11 percent for high-school dropouts.
However, that only answers the question how much attending college should matter for…Continue
Passive job seekers aren't those who are lazy or disinterested. In fact, they're quite the opposite - they're too busy doing their job successfully to know that another company has their sights set on their talent. That's exactly what makes them so appealing.
For one thing, these candidates are currently employed. They're productive members of the workforce, gaining skills, experience, and education that could benefit your company. However, they're not the people who are searching job…Continue
Added by Kelsey Castle on November 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Most employment experts agree that accounting is one of the few professions expected to be "safe" over the next decade, with plenty of opportunities, even as much of the job market remains difficult for white-collar workers. Remaining competitive, however, is more important for accountants than perhaps anyone else, as the wealth of opportunities will draw top candidates with whom you'll have to compete.
The single best way to to do this is to master software applications that you'll…Continue
Added by Andrew LIsa on November 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
"You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind..." — Rod Serling
How about a dimension where a majority of job seekers search AND apply for jobs from their mobile devices, yet only a small fraction of companies are enabled to allow this? Now that’s a scary dimension. And it’s the one we’re living in right now.