Maisha Cannon's Blog (33)

Whistle While You Work: My Top 10 Sourcing Soundtracks

Research shows that under some conditions, music actually improves our performance.…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on November 17, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

3 ways to contact LinkedIn members who are not open to receiving InMail

It's happened to all recruiters and sourcers at some point. You're scouring LinkedIn or LinkedIn Recruiter in the hopes of finding the ideal candidate. You skim the preview, see what you're looking for, and excitedly click to open the profile.

Excitement turns into disappointment when you see the greyed…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on September 29, 2014 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

7 Core Characteristics of a Sourcer

Last week, a good friend asked me, "What exactly do you do as a Sourcer? Is it the same thing you did as a Recruiter? How exactly does it work?"…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on September 10, 2014 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

Tech Tools for the Economical Entrepreneur - Part 3

We dedicated Part 1 to resources used to streamline accounting practices for small HR/Recruiting businesses (money matters).Part 2 highlighted advertising, communication and…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on August 22, 2014 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Tech Tools for the Economical Entrepreneur - Part 4

Low and No Cost Resources for Small (HR/Recruiting) Businesses on a Budget

Part 4

Hopefully, that graphic to the right isn't making your head spin. The resources below are here to have the opposite effect, and help you…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on August 22, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Tech Tools for the Economical Entrepreneur - Part 2

Low and No Cost Resources for Small (HR/Recruiting) Businesses on a Budget

Part 2

Part 1 highlighted…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on August 20, 2014 at 11:31am — 2 Comments

Tech Tools for the Economical Entrepreneur - Part 1

It's been too long! I've missed my RecruitingBlogs network, and promise to publish more soon. Here's one that's been in my drafts for far too long.

Low and No Cost Resources for Small (HR/Recruiting) Businesses on a Budget

Part 1

Entrepreneur's Motto: I started out with nothing and still have most of it left…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on August 19, 2014 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Monday Musings: First Monday of 2013

I titled this blog first Monday primarily so I would be forced into finishing it and publishing it today. I've been meaning to blog for months now, and still have several unfinished works in progress sitting in my RBC drafts. So, in the spirit of my new year commitment to blog weekly (and to test the theory that I work best under pressure), I figured I'd start this Monday Musings blog about nothing in particular and everything in general.

2012 was EPIC for me, both…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on January 7, 2013 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Test Driving the Job: 3 Reasons Why Trial Employment Makes Sense (And 1 Reason It Doesn't)

A few months ago, a job seeker told me that she wished she could show a potential employer what she was capable of during the interview process. The job seeker stated that employers should allow candidates (who are qualified, pre-screened, and in the final running for the position) to perform the actual job for a week…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on July 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

A Second Look at the One-Way Interview

Recruiting and technology can be a dreadful combination if personal touch is sacrificed for the sake of streamlining processes (think: being caught in automated phone system hell).

I recently spoke…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on July 16, 2012 at 6:55pm — 2 Comments

Live Hard, Sell Hard: When Phone Screenings Go Wrong

Some months ago, I was phone screened for a Senior Recruiter role with a Fortune 500 retail company. During the phone screening, which lasted 75 minutes, I talked for roughly 10-12 minutes. Instead of digging deeper into the responsibilities of the role I applied for, the Recruiter spent most of…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on July 8, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Question of the Week: How Important is My Credit Rating in the Job Search?

Answer: It depends on the position.

A recently laid off job seeker who had been gainfully employed with the same company for over 25 years asked, "How important is my credit rating in the job…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on June 11, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Techie Tidbits: [Tech Tools Review #2] ~ Rapportive

Rapportive is a free app (recently acquired by LinkedIn) that shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. Rapportive helps you build rapport quickly (hence the name) and is "relationship management built into your…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on June 9, 2012 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Techie Tidbits [Tech Tools Review #1] ~ WiseStamp

WiseStamp is a handy dandy app that allows you to customize your email signature.

I use the free version in conjunction with Gmail and it works swimmingly well for both branding and presenting a professional signature from a web-based email account. WiseStamp is compatible with other…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on June 8, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Question of the Week: What Should I Do When the Company Won't Cover My Interview Travel Expenses?

Answer: It depends.

Scenario: You're a mid-career job seeker and have been applying for jobs left and right. Due to the competitive market, you have expanded your initial local search to include 5-7 key markets throughout the US.  You start to make headway, and after gaining momentum, are invited…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on May 29, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Question of the Week: Can a Job Seeker Be Too Eager?

Answer: Yes.

There is an adage that says, "Desperate times call for desperate measures."

Please do not apply that adage to your job search.

A job seeker who I met via Twitter some months ago recently asked me if there was such a thing as being overly eager/aggressive when using social…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on May 19, 2012 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

Question of the Week: How Do You See Pinterest Mobile as Helpful in Mobile Job Search?

As an inquisitive person by nature and an interviewer by profession, I must admit: I love a good question.

This week, I was inspired by a question from someone in the Pinterest community.  I decided to share the question with the recruiting community here on the RBC to gain alternate insights from other recruiters. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section.…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on May 14, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Just Say No! Decoding The Ways Recruiters Say "Thanks, But No Thanks"

I've been getting some interesting intelligence as a recruiting professional engaged in a full-fledged job search for the first time in over 10 years. I liken it to the show Undercover Boss, as I'm experiencing many eye-opening…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on April 25, 2012 at 11:00am — 15 Comments

Mobile Must Haves for Job Seeker 3.0

Last month, I encouraged job seekers to step away from the job boards and step outside to get some fresh air, network,…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on April 15, 2012 at 10:30pm — 15 Comments

Tuning Out the Noise on LinkedIn

Earlier this week, I had a thought-provoking conversation with a Career Performance Coach who mentioned the noise that is beginning to fill the air over at…

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Added by Maisha Cannon on April 4, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

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