I'm going to continue the LinkedIn Lovefest from last week by detailing here the fake connection requests I receive for the week as well as the subsequent research I conduct to determine how deep the cancerous root is growing. Your comments are always appreciated.
Added by Steve Levy on March 4, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
As part of my never-ending battle with fake LinkedIn profiles, I noticed that during the overnight, "Eng.Yusif Ibrahim" reached out to connect. Fabulous.
According to his profile, Mr. Ibrahim is "Retired" and in Libya, having worked in "Government Administration."
Since this profile smelled like a pile of rotting fish, I image searched this fellow; nothing of note came up on the first page,…Continue
Added by Steve Levy on March 1, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Do you think that Genentech is aware that someone with a fake LinkedIn profile pic is "working" for them in Sales? Same here - but since I recently tweeted this out, perhaps they WILL know and reach out to their LinkedIn rep and ask the tough questions about fake profiles.
So over lunch, I looked over BRENDA Donna's profile (yes, the first name is capitalized on "her"…Continue
CEOs at these companies sent me connection requests today. Smelling a rat, I simply checked out the company's employee profiles on LinkedIn and discovered multiple CEOs on staff. Wow - that's some retained search bill!
Emailmarketingservices4u.com has 5 6 CEOs; click here to find out why.
From The American President:
People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they’ll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They’re so thirsty for it they’ll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there’s no water, they’ll drink the sand. ~Lewis Rothschild
Lewis, we’ve had presidents who…Continue
Added by Steve Levy on February 17, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
There's a neat little discussion over on Quora about whether the recruiting profession is ripe for disruption. One of my favorite people - period - Glenn Gutmacher weighed in with a great…
More, more, more. Every day dear LinkedIn, come a new batch of fake profiles, fake profiles attached to “companies” (like GreyCampus). Why? Likely culling our private information and selling it to…Continue
[Before or after you read this missive, be sure to read Derek Zeller's "You're Not Really A Recruiter"]Continue
Dark horn-rimmed glasses covered his eyes
He was better than any of the…
Added by Steve Levy on December 25, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
As a Boomer I shouldn’t admit this, but I like reading The Daily Muse and the Savvy Intern. While this…Continue
[thnks to Scott Adams for being so astute about HR issues & for the use of his intellectual property]
My thesis is that most have no idea what is meant by employee engagement:
That employee engagement isn’t something that company leaders can inspire just by being leaders.
That engagement is not an HR initiative…Continue
There’s simply no science that a career and job search expert can refer to that can be used to guarantee that a recruiter will call you once your cover letter (if you’ve actually sent one) and résumé hits their Inbox. Even a spot-on performance match can’t get past the dumbass biases – or just plain dumbassability – that many recruiters and hiring managers carry with them to the office each day.
Where do people get their job search advice from? Do they even ask these experts…Continue
Added by Steve Levy on October 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Peter Clayton recently posted "The Job Interview..." where he discussed the ubiquitous Candidate Experience. After a few decades of recruiting, I know that the CE is a by-product of both sides of the fence. The Good, the Bad, and the really freakin' Ugly.
Perhaps using humor is a better strategy for teaching the Do's and Don'ts of interviewing. Do any of…Continue
But that was five years ago – I’m a different person now…Continue
Added by Steve Levy on June 3, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I really can't improve upon the work of the author who put this together - which one is your…Continue
Here in New York City there's one of SHRM's major chapters: HR/NY. In correspondence and on conference badges, it is typically shortened to "HRNY."
Now if you're like others, you have learned to pronounce the acronym for the Society for Human Resources Management as "sherm"; how might you pronounce "HRNY"?
Yes, HR thought leaders at their finest...
My friend works at Management Recruiters in Vancouver, WA; their toll free number is 877-695-4688. I just called…Continue
“Experts” roar –
Leaves fall from the trees
No one hears barren limbs
“Love” works –
Matching buzzwords with more love
Does #TChat really hate recruiting? Frankly, I don't know. What I do know is that my original post has caused many people to voice their strong opinions one way or the other - which in a sense is what I wanted to accomplish. The #TChat team heard the opinions of an especially vocal faction and are in the process of making a few changes that in my opinion will make their product better.
So - we'll see...
What is a modern recruiter? Someone who is honest first, knowledgeable second, consistent third, humble fourth, helpful fifth, personable sixth, and resilient seventh – of course these are equally valid in other arrangements.
Too many people who call themselves recruiters don’t take pride in their…
Added by Steve Levy on December 26, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments