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Should You Be Recruiting Telecommuters?

Are telecommuters a liability because they are out of sight? Or perhaps telecommuters are a cost effective way to staff companies? 

So should businesses be recruiting telecommuters? 

There are many pros and cons to recruiting telecommuters but if done…

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Added by Dave on July 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Wrap Yourself Around Better Job Opportunities

Manually posting job openings to job board websites takes a lot of time and resources, which is why many recruiters are turning to job wrapping.

The convenience of job wrapping is not only changing the job board landscape, but the recruitment process as…

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Added by Dave on July 27, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Are You Educated on Recruiting the Best Teachers?

Taking into consideration how things have changed in the recruitment of teachers (tougher background checks, salary and health benefit issues, etc.), how can recruiters best find and place quality teachers? What does it take to recruit the best teachers in today's world?

Here are at least…

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Added by Dave on July 24, 2015 at 11:18am — No Comments

Recruiting the Best IT Help in 2015 and Beyond

Looking to expand your IT team?

The latest evolutions in workplace technology, including cloud-based platforms, mean that IT isn't what it used to be. This also means that the process of recruiting the best IT professionals now and in the future has…

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Added by Dave on July 15, 2015 at 10:45am — No Comments

Is Your Resume Going to Stand Out?

No matter what the pundits say about the shrinking unemployment rate, it seems like it's harder than ever to find a good job.

Unfortunately, the new standard method of uploading your resume online doesn't make it any easier to get your resume noticed among the hundreds of competing…

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Added by Dave on June 29, 2015 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Market Your Recruiting Skills

With millions of Americans still looking to get a leg-up in the American workforce, it should not come as a surprise that many recruiters have a vested interest in filling many positions nationwide.

Part of being a good recruiter is having skills in the marketing department. Sure,…

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Added by Dave on June 26, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Online Resumes Should Stand Out to Recruiters

Recruiters sift through tons of resumes looking for that perfect candidate.

It's hard with the prolific amount of online resumes, and if you want a recruiter to take notice of you, you've got to have your online resume have that special something that makes it stand…

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Added by Dave on June 25, 2015 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Does Your Job Board Need a Membership Package?

There are differing viewpoints on the wisdom of charging fees for membership packages on job boards.

Job board owners are constantly on the lookout for more streams of revenue, including charging per ad or charging for membership packages. But starting a membership package…

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Added by Dave on June 24, 2015 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Is a Career Change in the Cards?

Changing careers can be an exciting but scary prospect.

If you have been feeling burned out at your current occupation, it may be time for a change to give you that excitement for your career. However, you may not want to start all over back at entry-level in your new career either for pay or for…

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Added by Dave on June 9, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting the Best IT Help in Today's Technological World

Recruiting for IT assistance is hardest when you're first building your IT team and you don't yet have any experienced IT professionals on staff.

The challenges are myriad, but they can be overcome by progressing along your recruitment journey in an organized,…

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Added by Dave on May 29, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Why Should Someone Work for Your Company?

When it's time to hire someone new for your company, you'll need to turn your attention to writing a job description.

An effective job description is a key part of attracting the right candidate for your job. A well-written description provides a short introduction to both the role and your…

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Added by Dave on May 19, 2015 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Weed Out the Bad Resumes

When it comes to recruiting the best workers out there, are you truly taking the time to get the top talent?

While the answer to that question is yes for many employers, others will not always spend the needed time and resources to find the brightest workers. In those cases, it is not uncommon for the…

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Added by Dave on April 21, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Is Your Job Board a Good Recruiting Vehicle?

Running an online job board can be very rewarding, but only if you have a steady flow of traffic to your site.

Unfortunately, data aggregators and social media are expanding the job recruiting market, which is a growing threat for many online job boards.

If…

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Added by Dave on March 27, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Key-in on Getting the Best Recruits

In the game that is known as recruiting, putting yourself out there so that countless job applicants want you as their main go-to recruiter can be both an effort and time-consuming. Then again, isn’t that part of the deal that goes with being a recruiter?

To be the best recruiter possible (whether you work…

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Added by Dave on March 24, 2015 at 1:10am — No Comments

Don't Waste Time with Silly Interview Questions

An interview is the meat of the job hunt process.

It's the chance to get to know the person, not just read the resume. It's a chance to see if he or she will be a good fit with the company and mix well with coworkers.

An interview can be the catalyst for more interviews and potentially a…

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Added by Dave on March 18, 2015 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

How Much Follow Up Should Recruiters and Applicants Do?

Being a recruiter means dealing with myriad of personalities.

Whether you have worked in the recruiting business for years or decades or you’re just getting your feet wet these days, you undoubtedly will find that some applicants are easy to work with, others on the other…

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Added by Dave on March 8, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting Red Flags to Avoid

Do you wonder what happens on the other end of your applying process when your CV is in the hands of the recruiter? Would you like to know the secrets of what makes recruiters place certain CVs in the "call for interview" stack and others in the "rejected" pile?

Here's your…

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Added by Dave on February 21, 2015 at 1:08pm — No Comments

How Can You Be the Best and Recruit the Best?

As a recruiter, you assume that you are in charge.

You have all the power, right? You hold the keys to the kingdom, so to speak. You have the client, you have access to the world of candidates, and only you can join the two. In a sense, you're a matchmaker.

But a lot can happen to prevent…

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Added by Dave on February 15, 2015 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Staying in Touch on the Recruiting Trail

When it comes to the job hunt, text messaging is making life a little easier for recruiters and applicants alike. That's right; texting is quickly becoming the communication method of choice in the competitive job market world.

Here are just a few ways job seekers and hiring…

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Added by Dave on February 12, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Recruit with a Social Media Edge

A couple of years ago, Facebook partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor and eventually unveiled its own job board.

Trend watching recruiters took notice and…

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Added by Dave on February 10, 2015 at 5:51pm — No Comments

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