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Why MOST Cover Letters SUCK! (Spoiler... It ain't the candidates who write them!)

Posted on November 21, 2016 at 1:30pm 2 Comments

Most have heard, Recruiters and Hiring Managers will read resumes in 6 to 10 seconds.

I read an article recently espousing the deep dive candidates MUST do while making it "personal" for their cover letters... must have been an English major who wrote the article.

Recruiters may not admit it, but most don't have time for written soliloquies in cover letters…


6 reasons to NEVER, EVER Hire Older Workers!!!

Posted on November 17, 2016 at 12:26pm 0 Comments

Rule #1, Never hire an older worker (in case you missed the headline). 

1) History has taught us, there is nothing to be learned from history, especially from those who lived it. 

Companies (especially  Startups ) can only flourish if they repeat the mistakes of the past over and over. 

2) Older workers cannot…


LinkedIn, Maintaining Relevance, or Downward Slide!

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 8:55am 10 Comments

Recently, I noticed the "Activity" feed on my LinkedIn Profile Page was no longer visible to me or my visitors.  Initially, I assumed a "bug" took hold so I reported the malady to LinkedIn, only to find the omission was intentional.

Technical support offered no reason but to say "Activity feeds have been removed"... yea.. I know that.

So my LinkedIn profile…


Industry Leader Reports Study Findings- "Recruiters are Lazy Uncaring Dolts!"

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 5:30am 8 Comments

Much hoopla accompanied the publishing of a "Study" the popular Job Board TheLadders made public back in March 2012.  They titled their report "Keeping an eye on recruiter behavior".  Sounded  a bit scandalous when I first saw the title.  Immediately made me wonder…


Recruiting is a game of failure.

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 10:30am 83 Comments

Ike Davis, 1st baseman for the NY Mets hit his 2nd home run this year, a 3 run homer against the Atlanta Braves last night, possibly reversing a “slow start” to his season in grand fashion.  To wit, Gary Cohen, one of my favorite sports announcers of all time commented (paraphrase here) “Ike handles both his successes and failures the same way, his demeanor does not change, he’s got the perfect personality for Major League Baseball”. 

He went on to say “After all, baseball…


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At 9:00pm on November 14, 2010, pam claughton said…
Hi Nick,
Thanks for the nice comments! Am happy to connect here. :)
At 2:28pm on May 9, 2008, Jeffrey K. Radt said…
Thanks for taking the time to put together such a thoughful and in-depth response. You touched upon several key points that I agree with. Let's stay in touch and keep the lines of communication open on this front.
At 6:24pm on May 5, 2008, Bill Vick said…
Hi Nick and welcome to RecruitingBlogs. I've found it to be a good resource for sharing and learning. Please let me know how I can help you in using it.

I'd like to invite you to join us here at the group.

We are a growing network of recruiters pursuing excellence and would value your input.


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