It’s no secret that the IT industry has a demand for skilled workers, but there is still competition for the best jobs on the market.
Continually honing and acquiring tech savvy can give your career a boost - whether you want to get back to building programs & apps, you’re striving for that big promotion, or you’re ready to take your career in a new direction.
Fortunately, there are many resources…Continue
Added by Jessica Lunk on February 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
The advance of social and digital technologies continues unabated. We witnessed dramatic changes in 2012, and the anticipated changes in 2013 promise to be equally profound. My first blog post of the year provides resources that capture some of the key trends and predictions and offers nine bottom-line insights about what these trends mean for both…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on January 9, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments
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 hiring for cultural fit, skills shortages, referrals, overused buzzwords and recruiting in December.
Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:
Added by Chris Brablc on December 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Sometimes, the client experience can feel a bit like buying a house. I put forward a great candidate, they do a perfect interview and are offered the job. Client and candidate are happy. At least until someone else comes along with a better offer and lo and behold – that client has been ‘gazumped’ by the lure of a higher salary.
This happened to one of my clients recently, with the candidate turning down a role (despite already having accepted it) for the sake of a few thousand pounds…Continue
Added by Kay Chouhan - KINNECT PERSONNEL on December 2, 2012 at 5:06pm — No Comments
The fact is you make a placement only if your candidate gets an interview.
So your job as a recruiter is so much more than sourcing the talent and making the match. As important as they are, it’s all a waste of time if you don’t get your candidate sitting opposite your client.
And so you find yourself enthusiastically…Continue
Well, of course, that is not true. Plenty about France is special. Like the cheese. And the cafés. And the bread. And a delicious glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Or Duck Confit. Or the way a French woman can twist a scarf into the sexiest thing imaginable.
Yes, plenty of special things in France.
But not in recruitment!
My recruitment career has allowed me the tremendous privilege of running and owning recruitment businesses all over the world.…Continue
Graham Whelan is the best recruiter I’ve ever met.
And he has been that way since before most of you reading this article got to high school.
Last week I went to lunch with Graham, and 2 other long-standing recruiting colleagues, all now competitors, all significant achievers in our industry.
After the usual banter, and a sombre reflection on the fact that between us we had 120 years…Continue
Expert advice from Dave Wood of www.northwestwebjobs.co.uk .
Anyone that’s ever attended a meeting, or a presentation, will be familiar with that awkward moment when the attendees are asked “Have you got any questions?”. How many times have we all sat, silently, in a room full of people experiencing a collective mental blankness?
This same situation often arises in job interviews. Only,…Continue
Added by Dave Wood on August 13, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Recruiters look at a lot of LinkedIN profiles so, whether you're looking for work or just open to new opportunities, investing some time in your profile is a worthwhile endeavour. You'll probably be logging in to change your password in the wake of the massive password leak, so why not take this opportunity to increase your odds of appearing on our radar?
Resume Rules Apply
For many people LinkedIN is an online resume more than a social network, which is why…Continue
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Success in recruiting is all about doing a lot of small things… very well.
Pretty much all recruiters follow the same process. We screen, we interview, we match, we meet clients, and we engineer scores of mini interactions which stitch…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on June 11, 2012 at 7:55pm — No Comments
When you're invited to join the Seattle Times' photo shoot featuring one of the "Best in the Northwest" companies, you say yes. And I did. And this experience reminds to take a moment and enjoy the realization that my job is truly one of the…Continue
Questions about social media education and training often result in passionate discussions about the relative value of formal and informal learning when it comes to acquiring the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for effective digital engagement. Most of the participants in these discussions are early adopters who have successfully…Continue
Added by Courtney Hunt on May 10, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments
Do your job candidates have the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for success in the Digital Era? Regardless of the sector people work in, their professional discipline, their place in the organizational hierarchy – and to some extent their career stage – there is a core set of competencies necessary to effectively leverage new technologies to…
Added by Courtney Hunt on May 8, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments
We’ve all been there; you’re looking for a new job, and as time goes on you find yourself more and more discouraged at the lack of responses. Days, weeks, and possibly months go by without as much as a few nibbles. You gradually start lowering your expectations, expanding your radius and even widening your specific industry targets. Jobs that were once unattractive now seem like the preferred options. As you see it, the problem is the economy, other “better” candidates, or hiring managers…Continue
Okay, now Forbes magazine in its article, Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions, has confirmed what employers are looking for in…Continue
Added by Bob McIntosh on March 29, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments
You have a lot of things to do in your job. Am I right?
You are super-busy all the time. Candidates to interview. Resumes to prepare. References to take. Sales calls to make. Visits to go on. Calls to return. Admin to tie up. Your company also has a raft of KPI’s and activities they want you to meet. It never…Continue
Recruiters often complain about the fickleness of clients. Clients don’t return our calls, they don’t give commitment, and they don’t follow through.
But, is it always the client’s fault? Does the relationship flounder because you don’t put in the effort you should? Indeed, do you commit the cardinal sin of slipping into ‘chronic client complacency’? Honestly, I have done it myself, and paid the price. I see it happening all around me too. Bet you see, and…Continue
Added by Greg Savage on February 6, 2012 at 6:24pm — No Comments
If you hire people, at some point you will have to hire for a position about which you know absolutely nothing. Perhaps you’re hiring a chief technology officer, but your background is marketing and sales. Or you’re hiring a new accountant, and you only understand coding.
What do you do? Perhaps you turn to friends and colleagues who are more knowledgeable than you about a particular skill set. Or you figure out which certifications a ‘perfect’…Continue
Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on January 24, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments
This one is for recruiters. Especially recruiters with a couple of years experience, who think they are good. In fact you may think you are pretty damn good!
Well, there is a huge threat facing you. And it’s not social media, or technology or the economy, or RPO, nor the rise of in-house recruiters.
To be more specific, it’s your attitude. And to be even more precise, it’s your arrogance and complacency. I can’t tell you how many promising…Continue
No doubt you have been overwhelmed with high-level forecasts from wise recruiting soothsayers about 2012 being the year of mobile recruiting, the critical importance of building talent communities, the rise of employer branding… and many other trends that, truthfully, you hardly understand and definitely have little control over.
These people are smart, and much of what they say is spot on. But a lot is total hogwash too, no more than a distraction, and certainly most of it, you…Continue