I recently read a blog which talked about how social media and networking sites were going to be the death of the recruiter. I disagree, if anything I believe the role of recruiter has become ever more important, but has also changed.
The argument in this blog was that the internet has enabled accessibility to candidates that would never have been possible before the internet revolution. Therefore by posting a few ads and doing some poking around on LinkedIn HR team can now source… Continue
Added by Rowan Watkins on November 12, 2009 at 11:00am —
As many of you know, I have a weekly live webshow on MomTV Sundays at 9:00 PM EST where we talk about the unwritten rules of the job search. This week’s show was amazing and featured Geoff Webb, the Radical Recruiter. Geoff provided viewers some great information on how to reach hiring managers and recruiters using sourcing methods and other traditional methods.
Just to give you an insight into Geoff (@radicalrecruit), he has over 20 years of experience in recruiting and has been… Continue
Added by Jessica Miller-Merrell on October 5, 2009 at 8:21am —
I find Twitter
fascinating. I see it as many different things ranging from a search engine to an instant messaging device to a blogging platform to a time suck. And while these are just a few of the things that I myself have used it for - I love them all.
One of the first things recruiters have been struggling to understand since it's release is if… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on August 12, 2009 at 9:00am —
How often do we do things that just feel right? We don’t know why we do them, we probably can’t explain why but we just know it’s right. It’s been the same in recruitment for years. Recruitment consultants will tell you they get a gut feel when meeting a candidate; that they somehow know when they find someone who is right for their client, but how reliable is ‘gut feel’?
I must admit, I definitely do experience gut feel. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a woman – after all aren’t we… Continue
Added by Rowan Watkins on July 31, 2009 at 12:15pm —
cBizSoft Launches SourceFirst, a New Internet Candidate Sourcing Tool
Dallas - July 27, 2009 - cBizSoft, Inc., a leader in recruiting software solutions for the staffing industry, today unveiled SourceFirst, their fully integrated candidate sourcing tool. SourceFirst enables users to search for qualified candidates across hundreds of sites, including paid job boards, major search engines, free boards, niche boards, associations, colleges and social networks. SourceFirst… Continue
Added by Bob Nelson on July 27, 2009 at 10:30am —
Last time I wrote for Recruitingblogs.com, I suggested you pull your sourcing skeleton out of the closet. This month I have rehab on my mine. And that Amy Winehouse song is echoing...
Rehab occurs to me because I run. Or lately, I hobble. Had a series of minor injuries this year with the last being a pulled hip muscle. Every time I get an injury, there's a rest period, rehab and rebuilding my running program, from square one. I hate it. I like to run, it helps me focus and is a huge… Continue
Added by Kelly Dingee on July 14, 2009 at 7:00am —
We are pleased to announce a new training program, StaffingForce’s G-Recruiting Primer.
“ ‘G-Recruiters’ are people who combine Google's free services and related tools to replace conventional recruiting products and services. ‘G-Recruiting’ is what we do.”
The sessions are presented by Amitai Givertz who is a leading expert in googling for recruiters. Ami is the also the program leader for G-Recruiting.com and the BROWN BAG RECRUITER initiative.
For exciting… Continue
Added by PJ Cunningham on July 10, 2009 at 7:46am —
Over the last two days I connected with 6 long time friends and former colleagues in corporate recruiting. A few of them have been clients and a few others are professionals in the corporate recruiting space that I routinely chat with about various issues, challenges, strategies and tactics. Pretty much these are open discussion sessions where I learn a ton from each of them and… Continue
Added by Michael Homula on June 16, 2009 at 2:00pm —
I am sure someone else has already figured it out but I just did and was excited to share. I realized that when I inmail someone with a private profile, once you send them an inmail you can go back in to review that inmail and Linkedin actually adds in the first name of that person to the message. Gold mine! That just made it so much easier to call in to the company. I have a list of first names and job titles! Yeah!!!
Added by Stephanie Huff on May 28, 2009 at 11:42am —
Well, you've done it
. You created a tab on iGoogle
and dug around through the literally hundreds of widgets and add-ons and have created an interesting place to search for job seekers. Maybe you even got a little crazy and did some searching for complete custom tabs like… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on May 18, 2009 at 8:00am —
I just finished reading Chris Brogan’s blog entry for Tuesday, called “Shut The Hell Up You Self-Promoting Turd”
; a diatribe against businesses that shamelessly self promote themselves. It occurred to me that the same principles apply to people looking for work...
..Like in business, nothing is more powerful than word of mouth advertising, or external referrals from people that stand to gain nothing… Continue
Added by Konstantinos Kasekas on May 15, 2009 at 10:00am —
It was almost a year ago when I was digging through various search strings running in an uncountable number of tabs within my browser that it struck me how powerful the browser could really be for recruiters willing to take advantage of it. Of course at that point I was only thinking about bookmarks and Firefox
plugins, so of course the little monster that resides inside my head just pointed to toolbars and… Continue
Added by RecruiterGuy on May 11, 2009 at 9:30am —
San Clemente, Ca 92673
949.690.9947 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Objective: Seeking work in the area of staffing, recruitment, headhunting, and or names research. I’m experienced in semiconductors, 802.11x modems, networking hardware, HD video, optics, healthcare, pharma, medical devices, software.
Successful and creative senior recruiter with… Continue
Added by Rachelle Munson on May 8, 2009 at 2:06pm —
Seattle, Wash. – April 10, 2009 – Seattle-based TalentSpring, Inc. announces that its open funding
round, where it secured $1.6 Million in investment from Second Avenue Partners and private investors, is
now closed. The funding has enabled TalentSpring to bring its revolutionary semantic-search technology
to the $10 Billion talent acquisition industry. After two and half years in development, TalentSpring is
currently piloting its SaaS talent sourcing service to more than 50… Continue
Added by Alex Greene on April 15, 2009 at 10:53pm —
After I participated in the@animal http://cli.gs/DBSPy9
Radio Show I became more introspective about how I use Social Media as a Social Recruiting tool. What do I use SM for? How do I integrate SM with Full Life Cycle Recruiting? How do I use SM to source new Client Partners and new Human Capital Partners? I am defining SM as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and Blogs. I am sure there are more, but for… Continue
Added by Dave Graziano on April 8, 2009 at 3:30am —
I'm not really much of one for a bait and switch, holding an ace up my sleeve, or pulling any sort of trickery on a candidate. It doesn't seem to foster a good relationship and tends to cause trust issues. For this very reason I provide as much information as I possibly can while maintaining a level playing field - I just happen to be pretty particular about my timing.
There are a lot of things a candidate should know prior to an interview. He or she should have a good idea of the… Continue
Added by Gino Conti on April 7, 2009 at 11:28am —
All the tech tools that we have for sourcing are great, but don't mean a whole lot if you can't use the information you gather. Click here
to read more.
Added by Gino Conti on March 2, 2009 at 10:39am —
I am very confused. Not that is not a normal state of mind for me lately, but more so than ever. My confusion is about the current state of our profession. There are many excellent Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Specialists and Sourcers employed and looking for employment. From the many on line resources we have access to we all see much of the same information regarding all of the open positions in virtually every occupation. We are all overwhelmed with 24x7 information from all media with… Continue
Added by Dave Graziano on February 27, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Twitter is officially a viable recruiting tool, we all know that. It's also pretty easy to record your success, especially when others do it for you. Big thanks to @thecoleorton
for documenting a recent hire I had through Twitter.
Added by Brad Hogenmiller on February 26, 2009 at 12:24pm —
memoirs of a guest host on TTC
I can't thank Susan Burns enough for allowing me to host TTC last week. Donato was very kind to jump in, always adding great insight into any discussion on search.
I hope that you may have learned a little, or we were able to get you to expand your definition of what search includes. Thinking outside the box and being quick to adapting your strategies is often the key to success in this environment.
So as promised, Donato Diorio of… Continue
Added by Julia Stone on February 24, 2009 at 1:30pm —