Linda Ferrante
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IT recruiters in Sacramento, CA?

Started Aug 20, 2015

Diploma Mills?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda Ferrante Mar 6, 2015.

Successful Fill Statistics: What is the Industry Standard?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Vinda Rao Jul 22, 2013.

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Linda Ferrante replied to Stacey (Hecht) Byrne's discussion 'Guidance needed'
"Well, it seems they already let you know they wanted to be in control of the situation. These situations never end well.  I'm not going to chase a candidate just to have a conversation to find out they aren't right.  I'll…"
Nov 23, 2016
Linda Ferrante replied to Stacey (Hecht) Byrne's discussion 'How do you respond? Damned if I do Damned if I don't'
"I answered this on a different post, but I'd like to make a comment about your responses above.  "Do you have a few minutes to connect?' makes it sense of urgency.  I would prefer to hear, "Do you have a few…"
Nov 22, 2016
Linda Ferrante replied to Jim Fell's discussion 'Recruiting Agreements'
"The recruiting company should have contracts in place, per their lawyer.  Any changes/tweaks should be done through approval on both sides.  That being said, some large/big box companies have standard recruiting 'contracts' in…"
Nov 22, 2016
Linda Ferrante replied to Stacey (Hecht) Byrne's discussion 'Guidance needed'
"I say, "I'd be happy to share that with you during our phone call." If they don't get back with me, that's OK, they aren't serious.  Any candidate that doesn't respect that isn't worth pursuing. Period."
Nov 22, 2016
Linda Ferrante commented on Nick Lagos's blog post 'Why MOST Cover Letters SUCK! (Spoiler... It ain't the candidates who write them!)'
"I like cover letters.  It gives candidates an opportunity to showcase their EI in brief form.  I'm not looking for some in depth personal information either from the candidate or about me (the recruiter), but instead I'm looking…"
Nov 22, 2016
Linda Ferrante replied to Adam Rose's discussion 'Retained search fees for high-volume hiring'
"From a business perspective, I would encourage the client to hire a recruiter for these positions.  Or, you could hire a recruiter and funnel the costs plus mark up, to the client.  If they are looking to pay for each position, evaluation…"
Oct 20, 2016
Linda Ferrante commented on Steven Duque's blog post '8 Key Differences Between Corporate Recruiters and Staffing Agency Recruiters'
"Nice article.  Regarding the last point, internal recruiters can't always articulate the company culture to candidates because they are 'in the weeds' so to speak.  For some, this is their only point of reference so…"
Oct 20, 2016
Linda Ferrante replied to Bob McIntosh's discussion 'How important is the receptionist in the hiring process?'
"In the hiring process itself?  No.  Providing feedback (non-biased) on candidates as it relates to their time with the receptionist?  Yes."
Sep 1, 2016
Linda Ferrante posted a status
"I'm looking for a recruiter referral for Youngstown, OH area. Local recruiters only, engineering experience please! Thank you!"
Nov 18, 2015
Linda Ferrante posted a discussion

IT recruiters in Sacramento, CA?

I have an IT candidate who is relocating to Sacramento.  Any IT recruiters in Sacramento area willing to share their contact info?  Thank you in advance!See More
Aug 20, 2015
Linda Ferrante replied to David Borovatz's discussion 'Dice - is anyone using this job board?'
"I've been using Indeed and LI pretty much exclusively.  Monster and Career builder seem to be a waste of time and really expensive.  I haven't found anything else that works for us, but posting on Craigslist works great!  I…"
Jun 25, 2015
Linda Ferrante commented on Daniel Fogel's blog post 'The Problem with Job Boards Is…'
"Craigslist has been the BEST source, hands down, for just about any position we fill.  Our positions go up to about $150k.  Depending on your location it's $25/post, so it's really cost effective.  I am more interested in…"
May 30, 2015
Linda Ferrante commented on Danielle Thompson's blog post 'Discovering the Culture'
"Great article!  When we talk about culture, some people say, 'They have coffee machines, and we have lunch brought in every day and we get to go to Tigers games!  Our culture is awesome!'. I have to go back and say, coffee…"
May 28, 2015
Linda Ferrante replied to John Meurer's discussion 'WANTED: Comp Plan to attract and retain recruiters'
"I've heard about standards being 5% commission off the fee, with about a base of $30k for entry level (1-3 yrs).  Keep in mind every region is different for an appropriate starting salary, but for entry level, I'd like to see them…"
May 28, 2015
John Meurer and Linda Ferrante are now friends
May 28, 2015
Linda Ferrante replied to Sarah Calverley's discussion 'Agencies - what have you done for me lately?'
"I think it depends on why you are using them at all.  You obviously have a program in place to deal with them (contract houses/temp companies), so why are those in place? Next question would be, are they fulfilling those goals for you?…"
May 28, 2015

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Recruiter in Las Vegas

Good afternoon!  

I have a (former) client who is relocating to Vegas and is interested in finding a recruiter to work with in that area.  

Can anyone recommend a recruiter in that area?  Her background is non-profit, event/program planning, HR and project management.

Any referrals would be great!  She'll be moving out there in about a month or so.

Please either respond publicly, or privately at linda at rftstaffing dot com.

Thank you!

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:21pm

Continuing Education for Recruiters

Aside from the 'corporate training' provided from some recruiting companies when you are an internal employee, where you do you go for additional training?  Do you actually 'go' anywhere? Online?

I've been in the industry for almost 16 years and have been looking into additional training, not just for myself, but for other recruiters who often ask the same question.  I am not looking for 'how to be a recruiter' type training, but I am at a loss to identify what sort of training I am…


Posted on January 23, 2014 at 10:38am — 3 Comments

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At 8:56pm on September 7, 2014, Nicole Driver said…

Hi Linda!

I requested you on LinkedIn as well. I resigned from Robert Half not too long ago.



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