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Debunking Recruiting Secrets: The Match Game

This is the final post in the series I've been working on for the last few weeks. To start from the beginning you'll want to go HERE. We've talked about  …

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Added by Amy McDonald on April 16, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

Debunking Recruiting Secrets: Become a Master of Talent

This week I continue with debunking recruiter secrets, which we've already determined, aren't really secrets at all. To catch up on the series, start with the first post here. Last week, I debunked the…

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Added by Amy McDonald on April 4, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Debunking Recruiting Secrets: Client Relationships

If you missed last week’s post, be sure to read it first HERE.

If you have read it, you know that I came clean and told you that there really are no secrets to great recruiting. The real secret is just…

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Added by Amy McDonald on March 27, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

3 Secrets to Building a Great Recruiting Desk

Please pardon this week’s title. I used the word “secrets” to get your attention. The…

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Added by Amy McDonald on March 20, 2014 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

90 is Real. The Real Issue With an Aging Workforce.

Were you one of the 11.3 million that tuned in to see Jimmy Fallon's premier as host of …

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Added by Amy McDonald on February 19, 2014 at 1:39pm — 6 Comments

Tough Love for the Long-Term Unemployed: Have You Let Yourself Become Lazy?

If you have been unemployed for more than 6 months and have no prospects on the horizon, I'm afraid it is time we had a little talk. First, know that I offer this advice with love. You are clearly not alone. There are millions of others in the U.S. that find themselves in a similar situation.

If you…

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Added by Amy McDonald on February 6, 2014 at 2:30pm — 16 Comments

Recruiters: Own The Silence In Your Conversations

This morning I relished in a few moments of  that sweet silence that those of you who are parents will relate to. It’s that time before the children are awake when I can sip my coffee and consider my agenda. Sometimes I do some non-essential reading. Before I was a parent, it was the time in the morning when I arrived before the…

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Added by Amy McDonald on January 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: Smart Recruiters Set SMART Goals

As a recruitment professional, setting goals, especially in anticipation of a new year, is an important part of achieving your long term vision. If you haven’t started planning for 2014, it is time to get busy!

Besides the self confidence you build each time you attain a predetermined goal, just the act of putting down your goals in writing will help you to organize your time and…

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Added by Amy McDonald on December 18, 2013 at 10:13am — No Comments

In Appreciation of Those Working On Thanksgiving

 

Wouldn't it be cool if for just a few days out of each year, we could really just hit "pause" and everyone take a day off? I mean everyone; on the same day. Can you imagine it? You probably wouldn't want to. Think beyond Walmart being closed. How about no gas stations, no hotels or restaurants…

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Added by Amy McDonald on November 28, 2013 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Unemployed Before the Holidays? Fear Not!

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I'll admit, finding yourself unemployed with the holidays just around the corner could be a scary thing. You've probably heard that many companies freeze hiring during this time, and pick up with new budget in January. In some cases, that is true, but fear not! Being laid off  in November or December does not have to mean the end of the world. By no means should you…

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Added by Amy McDonald on November 20, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Recruiting the Misunderstood : Part Two – Gen Y Awareness

I’m back this week with part two in the series : Recruiting the Misunderstood. In Part One I defined Gen Y and discussed the various characteristics of the “Millennial”. I received some good feedback…

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Added by Amy McDonald on November 6, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Recruiting the Misunderstood : Part Two – Gen Y Awareness

I’m back this week with part two in the series : Recruiting the Misunderstood. In Part One I defined Gen Y and discussed the various characteristics of the “Millennial”. I received some good feedback…

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Added by Amy McDonald on November 6, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Recruiting the Misunderstood Part One : Understanding Gen Y

Recruiting Generation Y is a topic on the minds of countless recruiters across the globe. As more and more of the Baby Boomer generation approach retirement, Generation X workers disperse into those former roles, and recruiting efforts focus on sourcing from the Generation Y.  This is part one of a two part…

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Added by Amy McDonald on October 15, 2013 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Professional Instinct: When It's OK To Go With The Good Feeling You Have About That Candidate

You won’t hear me use the word “feel” very often when it comes to the screening process. As a general rule, you have to be careful not to rely too much on your personal feelings when it comes to recruiting. If you are not disciplined enough to put qualifying the candidate first, you will not find…

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Added by Amy McDonald on August 26, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Professional Instinct: When It's OK To Go With The Good Feeling You Have About That Candidate

You won’t hear me use the word “feel” very often when it comes to the screening process. As a general rule, you have to be careful not to rely too much on your personal feelings when it comes to recruiting. If you are not disciplined enough to put qualifying the candidate first, you will not find the best candidate for the position. First and foremost you…

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Added by Amy McDonald on August 23, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Your Job Offer : It's Negotiable. Or Is It?

 

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You just received a job offer and it looks pretty good. Is it good enough? Should you negotiate? Can you negotiate? What should you negotiate and how should you go about it? All of these are great questions. Here are a few points to consider:

 

  • Timing is everything. Start setting expectations early in the interviewing process for what you will and…
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Added by Amy McDonald on August 15, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

The REKRUTR Vault : Name Gathering - What's the Magic Word?

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Added by Amy McDonald on July 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: How Will Freelance Employment Impact the Future of Recruiting?

I just finished reading an article in Forbes online by WorkMarket co-founder Jeff Wald titled "Forget the…

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Added by Amy McDonald on July 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Interview "Prep" Talk : Advice from The REKRUTR Vault

 

This week I want to take some time to talk about one of the most important parts of the recruitment process that is often overlooked; prepping the candidate for interview.

It has always amazed me that so many otherwise exceptional recruiters will work so hard to identify a good job order; find the ideal candidate; set up an interview and then drop the ball. Why would anyone work…

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Added by Amy McDonald on June 26, 2013 at 12:46pm — No Comments

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