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5 Interesting Things in Recruiting This Week

As Friday approaches and the weekend nears I wanted to point out some things that caught my eye this week.

1. Pomato, an AI for recruiting startup has some thoughts on the 'artificial intelligent' recruiter and what the future holds. …





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Added by Chris Russell on June 9, 2016 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Where to Post Your Truck Driving Jobs

Is anybody from RB a trucking recruiter? I wonder what your day is like because I hear that it is one hot job market. Trucking and freight companies cant hire them fast enough. 

There are several trucking jobs boards to which you can post your jobs to. So I wanted to list them here…

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Added by Chris Russell on April 15, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

FYI - Niche Job Site TreasuryJobs is For Sale

I’ve been hired to help broker the sale of TreasuryJobs.com, the only niche job board that serves that sector of the financial job market in the United States. The site launched in 2014 and has significant double digit sales with a strong history of growth since its inception. The site is hosted on theForceFinder job board software platform.…

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Added by Chris Russell on March 2, 2016 at 11:07am — No Comments

Tech Job Board Pricing Guide

How much does it cost to post a tech job these days? Well the answer varies from free to $495. I went on a tour of the tech job boards that I found online and here is a quick list. These are just single job post prices as of today's date.…

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Added by Chris Russell on February 17, 2016 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

My 5 Tips for Recruiting College Grads

I spent a lot of time in my previous talent acquisition roles targeting college students for my various employers. We had two goals in mind, build brand awareness of our company and drive applicants. We had to make them aware of potential opportunities first before they could apply.…

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Added by Chris Russell on February 10, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

TaxJobs and a few new sourcing tools

The recruiting toolbox got a little bit fuller this week with the discovery of some new services to recruit the talent you seek. Here's a quick recap.

1. TaxJobs

This is a new niche job board that launched this week. It sprang from the TaxTalent.com community of…

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Added by Chris Russell on January 19, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Beer Jobs!

Any beer recruiters on here? I found a cool niche that has several job boards you might like to check out. These "Beer jobs" resources will keep your glass full. Enjoy a cold one on me. #cheers #beers #careers…

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Added by Chris Russell on January 1, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

What's News in Recruiting Technology

Even though it's December that hasn't stopped the recruiting headlines from rolling. Here's my latest roundup of who and what is making news. Stay in touch with everything I write here.

LinkedIn Revamps Its Jobs Listings…

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Added by Chris Russell on December 17, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Job sites & tech in the news

Lots of job sites and other recruiting tech has been in the news lately. Here's my roundup.

* Jobs2Careers Ranked #131 in Inc. 500 List of Fastest-Growing Privately-Held Companies. Congrats to Bruce Ge for building a good aggregator in the face of Indeed and SimplyHired. READ ABOUT IT HERE

* NJmarketingjobs.com…

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Added by Chris Russell on September 24, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

5 Tools for Taking Your Site Mobile in 2014

In case you haven’t noticed yet, the web is going mobile. More and more users are surfing your staffing or career site from their mobile phones and looking at it with a tiny 4 or 5 inch screen. Up to 30% of your traffic now comes from mobile devices. Which means you need to optimize it for their viewing pleasure.…

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Added by Chris Russell on January 6, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Every job description online should have a picture in it

The web is a visual medium. We all love to see pictures along with a story so why dont we put more visuals into job descriptions? 

Its such as easy thing to do, or perhaps not since ATS's dont really let you upload an image. But employers need to start showing off their work environments is a more visual way since it can be a differentiator and a way to brand yourselves. This is especially true for companies who have that "cool" office space. 

Even the most mundane building can…

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Added by Chris Russell on October 1, 2013 at 9:12am — 3 Comments

Hertz seeking Corporate Recruiter in New Jersey & Florida

The new RecruitingBlogs job board has launched along with its newest job posting.

The Hertz Corporation needs to hire Corporate Recruiter in two locations:

The primary mission of the Corporate Recruiter role is to provide leadership in the assessment of recruitment needs, government compliance requirements, and staff supervision. Position Hertz as the employer of choice attracting the…

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Added by Chris Russell on September 30, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

3 things you'll learn from Stacy Zapar

I had the privilege of interviewing Linkedin's most connected woman. Stacy Zapar has been on the platform for 10 years and amassed 38,000 connections and counting. I thought I was doing good with 2000+ connections but her network just blew me away

If you listen you will…

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Added by Chris Russell on August 27, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

InstaJob app makes your jobs on social media more 'visual'

Those of you with an iPhone or iPod Touch can now create visual job ads on the fly with a new app called InstaJob. It's available for download - $2.99 in the app store until August 31st when the price goes to $4.99. I've been working with employers like Amtrak on testing it and you can check out their Instagram…

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Added by Chris Russell on August 8, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Cold Calling Tips For Recruiting with @Georges.Janin (audio podcast)

Are you a cold calling machine? Well you could be if you listen to Georges Janin's advice. I recently had him as a guest 

on CareerCloud Radio where I recorded him speaking at a NYC recruiter meetup. I'm not much of a cold caller but I thought…

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Added by Chris Russell on July 5, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The statistics behind getting referred

If you are a recruiter in transition are you properly leveraging your personal and professional networks to land your next gig? If not, why not? Look at these stats I found;

  • Referred candidates are twice as likely to land an interview (NY Times)
  • Referred candidates are three to four times more likely to be hired (…
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Added by Chris Russell on July 1, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

The Hybrid Staffing Agency Job Board

I have always thought that most staffing agencies could use their own job board. Today I discovered the Jobspring Partners website. Its a combination job board and company site that really showcases their open technology rec's.

Their design is top notch, and they use the homepage as the job board piece showcasing jobs in an easy to read format. The color scheme is simple and powerful. They make great use of their social…

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Added by Chris Russell on March 18, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Is it time for a "social only" ATS?

I've been thinking a lot about Applicant Tracking as it relates to social. There is a clear trend towards social networking profiles becoming more widely used to evaluate talent. A Linkedin profile + Twitter stream + Facebook Likes can tell you a lot more about a candidate than just a plain paper resume.

So the question is, is it time for an ATS that lets you apply via social only? What if you just required the candidate to submit…

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Added by Chris Russell on February 14, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments

3 New Sites to find Tech Talent

Tech talent is hard to find. Whenever you have a strong demand in a certain industry, new sites will launch to try and help employers find that talent. We are now witnessing a new crop of techie job sites that have a fresh approach on recruiting tech talent. As a recruiter would you try these? Here’s a look at three that caught my eye.

1. Headhuntable

http://www.headhuntable.com/

This is a free job board that…

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Added by Chris Russell on November 8, 2012 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

Can you name the major sources of recruiting news?

Recruiting news is scattered across the web. I've been trying to put together a list of the best and most trusted news and blogs that help us all to keep track of whats happening out there. What else am I missing from this list?

I'm specifically looking for the 'news-type sites' that write about the industry.

ERE.net…

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Added by Chris Russell on September 25, 2012 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

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