Katrina Kibben's Blog (68)

LinkedIn Has Lost It's Luster

If you’re sourcing on LinkedIn alone, you’re probably starting to hit the corners of their universe. You’ve talked to all of the people who could be a fit for your job and new talent isn't so easy to find. The worst part? When you do find new folks, you’re stuck calling a catfish. You know - one of those people that will post fake photos on social media to lure you. Then when you see them in real…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on August 9, 2016 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

Struggle Bus: Driving Traffic to Job Ads

Know what I really hate? When I attend an event expecting original content and I get the same regurgitated ideas from everyone else who speaks on the topic. It’s not only lame but it’s a big ol’ waste of my time. Unfortunately, this happens most often in those “recruiting is marketing” webinars.

The ones I used to really like as a marketer living in a…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on July 27, 2016 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Panel: Job Ads Suck with @BillBoorman + @StephenODonn

If I did a search for "job ads that suck," a couple articles - including quite a few from our websites would pop up. It's a fact - most job ads are very poorly written. They're some of the worst content on the internet, and that's saying a…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on April 13, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Ghosting Candidates

Have you ever heard of the concept of ghosting? If you’re not on top of the latest pop culture lingo,ghosting is the concept of the “slow fade” in dating. You start in typical dating fashion, enamored with the…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on April 11, 2016 at 3:52pm — 2 Comments

Too Many People Suck At Interviewing



Interviewing is a lot harder than it looks. Think about the context. I'm going to put you in a room with a stranger. All you know about them is from what they put on this poorly phrased piece of weighted, tan paper. In 30 minutes when someone returns to save you, you're not only supposed to get to know them but also figure out if they're going to be successful. 

Right. That'll…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on April 4, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

The 4 P's of Employee Generated Content.

Employee generated content creates a powerful direct communications channel for companies to cut through the corporate copy and careers speak to tell a direct and intermediate story that cuts through the marketing BS and buzzwords to establish a direct, credible perspective on a role, location or business unit within a larger company or brand.

The…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 22, 2016 at 2:54pm — No Comments

I Want This Data - Help Me Out?

I need a favor.

So, I talk about it all the time. The path to real success in recruiting and talent management is data points - figuring out a formula that works, benchmarking then making incremental improvements. It seems pretty simple and when it comes to selling…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 18, 2016 at 6:14pm — No Comments

3 Questions to Ask Every HR Tech Vendor - #RCNVSTexas Edition

We're live here in Austin - halfway through our road tour of Texas. If you haven't heard about it yet, we're hitting the road this week to connect senior HR and recruiting people with our insider crew of vendors. Now, this isn't like any event we've been to in the recruiting industry. In fact, we…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 10, 2016 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Job Seekers Are Scared of You, Recruiter

As a country and an education system, we really suck at trying to educate job seekers about how to find a career or even decide what they want to have a career doing. We spend an inordinate amount of time focused on chemistry and biology instead of coaching people to find their dreams and…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on February 9, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Feisty Friday 1/29/2016: Bogus Social Recruiting Stats, Lying Candidates And Hiring At RecruitingDaily

Why can't we all be a little more honest?

See, I think it's about time we call out the people who are spouting statistics with enough confidence that people believe them. That we have honest conversations about what those statistics mean for a recruiter and who is trying to fill 20+ reqs.…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 29, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How are you building better relationships with hiring managers?

Looking from the outside in, sometimes it seems like hiring manager versus recruiter is an epic, long-fought battle. I can almost picture part of the Hunger Games, where they're all released into the forest to start their survival. Let the games begin!

Others have compared this turbulent relationship to an epic battle like Superman vs Batman or…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 25, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

An Ode To A Recruiting Animal

Happy Tim Sackett Day, y’all.

If you don’t know what Tim Sackett Day is, you’re not alone; I just found out about it this year. The point of Tim Sackett Day is to honor unsung heroes in the recruiting industry. In the past they’ve honored some bloggers and practitioners I really respect…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 22, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Top Recruiting Jobs of the Week

Have a job? Need a better one?

Even though our daily currency is work, it's not so easy when recruiter's start their own job searches. That's most likely because we know the BS jobs from the brightest opportunities and are a bit more critical of companies.

We're insiders. We know…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 20, 2016 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Recruiting Jobs - Week of January 11th



If you're looking for a great recruiting job in the midst of all these how-to's and what not to do's, you're in luck. In case you didn't know, you actually can find one here, on RecruitingBlogs.

With the power that is Indeed.com, RecruitingBlogs actually has its own mini job board…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 13, 2016 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Top Recruiting Jobs - Week 1 2016

So, there's this little tab above this blog post that says "jobs." I'll venture to say you've probably never noticed it before. I get it. There's a lot happening and you're here for recruiting news, not to find a job.

But on the off chance you are looking for a recruiting job, you…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on January 5, 2016 at 5:51pm — No Comments

What Makes An Exceptional Recruiter?

You know those chatty people? The one who goes beyond the polite pleasantries of "hello how are you" in the grocery line but actual has a conversation about one of the random stimuli that a grocery store is full of, from your outfit to the apples you're buying? Yeah, that's me. I am…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 15, 2015 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Oh Joy: The 12 Days Of Sourcing

Tis the season for listicles and best-of's, right?

Here at RecruitingBlogs, we feel especially qualified to pull together your top 10's and best-of's because we actually have a pulse on the recruiting industry. It helps that we're the only truly crowd-sourced recruiting blog out there. We also host recruiting events, write eBooks and blog posts, plus moderate recruiting webinars. That to say, we…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on December 10, 2015 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

You Aren't A Good Fit (Veteran's Day Salute)

My Mom used to hang up on the military recruiters when they would call. I still remember the way the recruiter on the other end of the line would stammer when my mother would say "This is Lt Colonel Deborah Richardson, US Army, and you will not be calling my house again. Do you understand soldier?" Then, when I would ask why I couldn't join the Army too, she would tell me "you aren't a good…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on November 11, 2015 at 8:44am — No Comments

Hot Off The Presses: 5 Finalists of the 2015 iTalent Competition

So here's the deal. We get sent a lot of press releases about cool things happening in our industry and if our editorial team thinks there is actual value in sharing it with the broader audience, you're going to start seeing it here on RecruitingBlogs. 

Today, we were sent the…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on November 6, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Big Data Blab - Watch Now

Big data is a big deal and understanding what it means should come without a 100 page disclaimer and a masters course in statistics. But our HR teams aren't typically constructed with the statistical chops to understand the sum and influence of those numbers on each other. Which makes sense…

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Added by Katrina Kibben on October 30, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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