These days there are a plenty of things demanding our attention. There are plenty of ways to attract attention. And, plenty of subjects and subject-matter that always seem be the center of attention.
In fact, whether or not you realize it, many messages recruiters send (calls, voice mails, emails,…Continue
This week (on Canada Day, July 1, 2014) Canada's new CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Laws) went into effect. There will be a 3-year transition period, before full enforcement goes into effect, but the gist of the situation is that (according to everything I have read), Canadian citizens will be allowed to sue any emails sent from 'unopted' sources (i.e. sources to whom or from which they haven't given explicit permission to send email).
The fines are staggering: $1 million per offense for…Continue
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Once upon a time, and a beri-beri good time it was, there was a poorly-researched article about e-recruiters in The Atlantic magazine recently, which prominently featured me, without acknowledgment, and without any effort at journalistic integrity or any effort to determine the truth of the…Continue
I have been using LinkedIn since the beginning and have had a LinkedIn Recruiter account for the last few years. I was doing a audit of my current account usage, as well as trying different formats to increase responses. With a current accept rate of 15%, I should be happy with the results, right? I look back to comments by Lou Adler about how to get a much higher response rate. I use templates and personalized messages. I try both direct and indirect recruiting.
In doing a deep…Continue
I've been a member of RBC for years now, entered as a recruiter (and still do some for select clients) and am now an executive director for a job board. I've found this community to be one of the best on the net for straightforward, no holds barred commentary with the belief that all is designed to assist each other and help grow our businesses.
So I have a question; if you have a business that can help someone who posted a blog about a problem, situation or concern…Continue
Every day I seem to get an email saying I am perfect for a Java or Oracle or other tech job because someone did a key word search on a job board and just messaged everyone. Sure they might toss in a statement to refer someone else if this is "not quite a fit" for me. What does this say to candidates that see your message? How validated do you feel? It makes me feel like the person sending the message has no concern what my background is and is just tossing things against the wall hoping…Continue
The recent closure of SpamIt.com in Russia has successfully reduced global spam by 20% over the past few days. It's bad enough that spammers are shilling ED drugs - as if sexual potency were the solution to the world's ills - but I've recently seen an uptick in jobseeker spam. This is simply insidious and unconscionable because the senders…Continue
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Are you a resume spamaholic? If you are not, then this article is not for you. But how do you know if you are or
are not? Here are the signs to look out for:
1. You apply to jobs you aren’t qualified for.
2. You apply to jobs knowing they are long shots.
3. You apply to jobs just to see what will happen.
4. You apply to jobs without ever reading the job description more than once or in detail.
5. You regularly apply for different jobs in different…Continue
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