April 2013 Blog Posts (170)

Resume Forensics - How To Find Resumes and Candidates on the Web

Jim Stroud is the author of Resume Forensics Way back in 2008, I created a training guide called Resume Forensics. In a nutshell, it was a how-to for finding resumes and passive candidates on Google, Yahoo, Bing and a few other resources. In all modesty, it was an underground hit. I…

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Added by Jim Stroud on April 28, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments

The REKRUTR Vault: How to Eat an Elephant

This week’s post is for those of us who need a little motivation for that bigger than life project we’re working on. Whether it was assigned, or you volunteered for it, you know the one I mean. It is the one you’ll be working on this weekend.  It’s the one that seems to never be finished; the one that keeps you awake at night. It is the most challenging project on your plate. Sometimes, it…

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Added by Amy McDonald on April 26, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 4.20.13 to 4.26.13

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about mobile Career Sites, social recruiting, technology, content and changing skills.

A reminder that the…

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Added by Chris Brablc on April 26, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

5 Reasons Why Digital Interviewing Will be the Standard

Interactions among friends, family, and businesses are occurring more and more by video. Digital interviewing has been quietly taking over the talent acquisition process of startups and Fortune 500 companies alike.

Technology has caught up to digital interviewing

Digital interviewing, as an idea, has been around for several years. It’s starting to take hold now because technology is…

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Added by Rajpreet on April 26, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Mobile Recruiting: It’s not just about the technology…

Since February 2010, the number of job-seekers with smartphones has risen from 43% to 76% - almost doubling in two years. Whilst this is not necessarily surprising considering the current surge in technology for smartphones, what are the implications of this on job sites and the recruitment sector as a whole?…

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Added by Laura Purt on April 26, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments

Worked here before, not good, so never again really?

Worked here before, not good, so never again really?

I know Hiring Managers (HM) have certain predisposition about certain type of candidates, In this case I am talking about people who worked at the company before and their performance was not great. As a result, if they are being looked at back at their old company, they are immediately turned down, no…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on April 25, 2013 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Haters Gonna Hate -A sixth-graders point of view.

Haters are Gonna Hate

 

Hi everybody!!!! You might know my mom, Jackye from pursuitology.com. I am her 6th grade daughter, Hannah. Because, today is…

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Added by Jackye on April 25, 2013 at 4:25pm — 1 Comment

The Biggest Mistake People Make on LinkedIn

At 200 million plus users, LinkedIn is one of the biggest employment marketplaces in the world.  Because of this, people called …

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Added by Donna Svei on April 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

Be a Good Doctor with your Employer Branding

I was talking to a colleague about messaging the other day and he had a really good analogy that I wanted to share in thinking about how and what you communicate with your target market.  He mentioned trying to be a “good doctor” when you are creating messaging and deciding on what to communicate.

Here’s the concept.  A good doctor won’t tell you all the degrees he or she has on their wall, what they studied in medical school or the latest medical research they published but they will…

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Added by Chris Brablc on April 25, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Qualifications and Skills Legal Employers are looking for

What makes a successful professional? The answer is one who has the right educational qualifications and desired skills. A good blend of these two things contributes to shape a bright career in any field. In this blog post, you will get to explore the qualifications and skills that the employers of legal professionals are looking for in their recruits.

Qualifications

For many candidates, a legal career means being a barrister or a solicitor. However, there are other…

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Added by Daniel Smith on April 25, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments

Qualifications and Skills Legal Employers are looking for

What makes a successful professional? The answer is one who has the right educational qualifications and desired skills. A good blend of these two things contributes to shape a bright career in any field. In this blog post, you will get to explore the qualifications and skills that the employers of legal professionals are looking for in their recruits.

Qualifications

For many candidates, a legal career means being a barrister or a solicitor. However, there are other…

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Added by Daniel Smith on April 25, 2013 at 7:32am — No Comments

5 Ways to Protect Clients From Bad Hires

According to Forrest Gump, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." The same could be said of hiring.  Despite companies best hiring efforts, they are often unpleasantly surprised by what they get.

Citing Careerbuider stats, a recent article from the Staffing Stream titled …

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 24, 2013 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

A Jobseeker's Guide to Personal Branding. Tips for the Job Hunter. A Recruiters Perspective.

Having a professional brand is not a new concept for job hunters. It’s the image you present to potential employers wherever you are. In a competitive job market, it’s essential to build your own professional brand so that you will stand out from the rest of the pack and build a consistent reputation. Your brand will also help people remember who you are so that when they…

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Added by Ryan Leary on April 24, 2013 at 1:00am — 9 Comments

6 lessons from the Vine video resume

At Wowzer, since we love video, we love Vine. Vine does for video what Twitter did for blogging: helps people share glimpses of their lives in a minimalist format so that it's fast to create and fast to watch. But is Vine good for presenting yourself to prospective employers?

Vine videos are limited to 6 seconds; they're short, interesting and usually pretty fun to watch, in part because lots of clever users have…

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Added by Angela Yu on April 23, 2013 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Big Hiring in the Big Apple

Each month, the New York City metro area consistently outnumbers all other metros in hiring demand. In March, there were more than 437,000 ads available online in the greater New York area. (Los Angeles was in 2nd place with about 258,000 ads.) This ad volume represents a 1% decline in demand compared to March of 2012. Approximately 89% of available job ads during March were posted by employers, whereas staffing firms and recruiting agencies only accounted for about 11% of ads.…

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Added by Abby Lombardi on April 23, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments

The Conundrum that is Social Media

Ten months ago I attended a potential client meeting. The senior vice-president of human resources, whom I had just met, wished me a happy belated birthday and told me my blog on goal-oriented rewards was very interesting. A simple Google search of my name had led her to my Facebook page and my blog, giving her insight to both my personal and professional lives.…

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Added by Harpaul Sambhi on April 23, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why HR is the Most Important Job In the Company

Yeah we said it. HR, Recruiting, Hiring. The people in charge of people are the most important part of any organization. Not only do they bring in the people that make the company who it is and what it is, they also create the culture with which future…

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Added by Raj Sheth on April 23, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

The Career Coach: A Trusted Advisor Invested in Your On-The-Job Success

Cross-posted from The Green Suits:

Paul Courtemanche has enjoyed a storied career in direct/interactive marketing and product management. In 2012, he became a "corporate escapee" when he co-founded Cincinnati-based KDL Alliance, a business accelerator that helps entrepreneurs scale their businesses. We recently caught up with Paul to discuss his new endeavor:…

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Added by Dan Smolen on April 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Social Media Tools to help your Recruiting Team

When organizations talk about implementing social media into their recruitment marketing strategies, most often times they are not really sure to start.  In many cases, they begin to talk to their existing recruitment technology providers to see how to start.  The thing with this is that in many cases recruitment technology does not provide any more value to the free social media tools that marketing…

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Added by Chris Brablc on April 23, 2013 at 11:54am — No Comments

On the State of Social Recruiting

Are you using social media in your job search? Are you using social media to find potential hires? Whether you’re looking for a job or looking for a new hire, you should be using social media as part of your process. While Pew Research estimates that 65% of adults use social media for their own job search, only some are as successful as they could be. Job seeking through…

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Added by Erica Bell on April 22, 2013 at 2:39pm — 9 Comments

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