Kelly Blokdijk
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Good recruiter: what comes to mind?

There's and endless supply of examples of bad recruiter behavior, but I'm curious to find out what everyone thinks of when considering what a "good recruiter" looks/acts like. Please be…Continue

Tags: worthless, awesome, Corporate Recruiting, suck, horrible

Started Sep 1, 2016

RESUMES: are you willing to ACCEPT or do you REJECT a HOT MESS?
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Should a resume with inarticulate or incoherent content, misspellings, grammatical gaffes, poor punctuation, typos or funky format be rejected? Or, no biggie?I recently posted an article on this…Continue

Tags: blame, LI, rejection, candidate, job

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chadd Balbi May 21, 2014.

Recruiter wants to know all about your status
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Do you notice any problematic parts of this email message from a search firm recruiter who is recruiting for a senior level HR position? I am FIRST NAME, Recruiter with SEARCH FIRM NAME, reaching out…Continue

Tags: executive, firm, job, position, Agency Recruiting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith D. Halperin Mar 19, 2014.

recent LI messages (replies) not coming through email
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Just wanted to find out if anyone else has noticed this happening... Hope my explanation makes sense! ~~~~ This isn't directly related to the recent controversy about LI's latest "enhancement" to LIR…Continue

Tags: Networking, Group, Messages, Recruiting Tools / Sourcing, Email

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Ferrante Jan 30, 2014.

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Recruiters: Stop What You're Doing (please!)

These days there are a plenty of things demanding our attention. There are plenty of ways to attract attention. And, plenty of subjects and subject-matter that always seem be the center of attention.

In fact, whether or not you realize it, many messages recruiters send (calls, voice mails, emails, inMails) come across as if the recipient is expected to drop…


Posted on July 26, 2016 at 10:15pm — 3 Comments

So, you want qualified applicants to apply, huh?

Attracting the right applicants to a job posting can be challenging, right? 

Sure. Sometimes. Not always. 

But, getting them to apply might be... 

If your "apply now" process starts like the following, I'd like to point out a possible reaction: "ain't nobody got time for that! 



Posted on July 15, 2016 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Do crappy job ads = crappy company culture?

I have this theory that job ads reflect the "quality" of a company's culture. Here are a few examples of what I mean... 

Job ads full of typos, misspellings, grammar errors and poor formatting, such as chunks of jumbled text, look sloppy and reflect a place that doesn't value professional communication skills or care about producing audience oriented…


Posted on February 11, 2016 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

How is writing about millennials still a thing?

In fact, how was it EVER a thing?

If I had a dollar for every time I've read or heard something along the lines of the following, I'd be able to afford lots of lunch items not listed on the Del Taco "buck and under" menu. 

"For the first time in U.S. history, four generations are working together side by…


Posted on February 4, 2016 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

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At 1:35am on February 16, 2015, Accent Staffing said…

Hi Kelly,Thank you much for accepting my friend request.Also, I have read some of your blog post and I really mean that your thoughts are lovely specially the one in this "Recruiting Stuff That Made Me SMH This Week"

I'll be eagerly waiting for your other blogs to read.



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