Featured Blog Posts – April 2013 Archive (34)

Recruiters! Stand Proud!

Recruiters get terrible press.

And it’s worse now then ever before. Everyone has a ‘terrible recruiter’ story. They are ‘lazy, sleazy, pushy and incompetent’. And those are just the nicer things said. Every day brings more abuse and increasingly, gleeful…


Added by Greg Savage on April 30, 2013 at 5:42am — No Comments

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…


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

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 …


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

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…


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


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

How do you like my Big Data? Big Brother comes to Recruiting.

When Gerry Crispin was a boy hiring was so easy. There was lots of talent just lying all over the place.

All you had to do was put an ad in the paper and hire a secretary to open the resumes.

But, now, things are different.



Added by Recruiting Animal on April 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Long John Silvers, Tractors, and a Mannequin

In November 2012, I wrote a post called Whiskey, Wine and Root Beer http://wthomsonjr.com/november-2012/whiskey-wine-and-root-beer/ .  It was a fan favorite, and still to this day one of my favorite posts.  This weekend  my family and I  made the drive down to Carrizo Springs, TX again. …


Added by Will Thomson on April 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Get a "Marmite" CV/Resume - or you'll be toast...

I have long held the view that people need to be a little braver with their CV's and resumes. Far too many people write their CV/resume so it offends nobody. Trouble is, it attracts nobody either.

marmite Just last week I had a candidate who sent me their CV.…


Added by Martin Ellis on April 22, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Clever ways to use business cards in recruitment

Many people have started to consider business cards a bit ‘old hat’ in this new era of social networking and direct online portfolios. However don’t be fooled, when used right business cards can help streamline your recruitment operations and help generate more positive leads.

Firstly I would suggest that any member of…


Added by Sam Fisher on April 22, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Recruiters Guide to Email Marketing and the Law. AKA Don't let CAN-SPAM make mince meat out of you

The laws surrounding email SPAM are somewhat of a mystery to many recruiters, with many actually violating the law on a regular basis without even know it. And that's scary because EACH separate email sent in violation of the CAN-SPAM Act may be subject to penalties of up to $16,000. That’s right, per email sent.

"Yikes", you say. "That’s a crap load of money," you exclaim.

"Yup it…


Added by Jeff Wood on April 21, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

So,this is recruiting now and we are ok with it?

Oh, did this did just happen to me?

Recently I was called by a recruiting agency recruiter.  The person, from Manpower, called me about a position that he was looking to fill for an engineering/technical recruiter.  I am not shocked by this as that is what we do for a living.  However what did shock me was the pedantic way in which the person went about it while leaving a message.  It was almost robotic in its…


Added by Derdiver on April 19, 2013 at 11:01am — 21 Comments

Recruiter to owner 4 years later

4 years ago this month I was asked to leave one of the largest contingency recruiting firms that I’d been with for 10 years. I had reached burnout and the grace to carry struggling recruiters had ceased regardless of past success as my company went from 40 recruiters to 10 in no time. As I sent my resume out to sales gigs I had offers left and right for jobs that paid $35k-$40k plus commission to sell a widget.

An independent recruiter and friend called me and reminded me that I…


Added by Mike Hayden on April 18, 2013 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Top 3 Items to Bring to Your Interview

Top 3 Items to Bring to Your Interview  

Don’t arrive to an interview empty-handed! Being well prepared demonstrates to your potential employer that you’re able to handle any task thrown at…


Added by Dan Roffino on April 18, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

3 Reasons Why You Should Hire Employee Referrals

HR practitioners and researchers alike agree that employee referral programs are an excellent source-of-hire. Cost-effective, yet sporting a significant ROI, referral programs enable corporate recruiters to leverage their employees’ networks to reach quality talent pools. With a faster time-to-hire than average, referred applicants are recognized as more productive additions to the workforce.

Employee Referrals Make for Better Employees

1. For…


Added by Assaf Eisenstein on April 17, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

10 Things You Must Do To Fill A Requisition Fast!


I hear it too often.  Why hasn’t this position been filled?  We just aren’t getting enough candidates.  The candidates aren’t strong enough.  I was the perfect fit for the job, why wasn’t I invited back for another interview?

See, as a recruiter I am the middleman between the manager and the client/company and getting someone hired or not.  I am the…


Added by Will Thomson on April 17, 2013 at 7:00am — 12 Comments

Godzilla vs. Mothra: competitive innovation from LinkedIn and CareerBuilder?

It seems that Monster is continuing its long, slow fade as the ‘big dog’ in the job board world (funny how long-term lack of leadership can do that to you). But there are plenty of services vying for the leadership role:Indeed, CareerBuilder, and LinkedIn come…


Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on April 16, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments

Recruiters Anonymous: I’m Living an Agency Lie, and I Need Help!

I have been living a lie. For far too long I have pretended to fit a mould, that simply is not me.

For the past seven years, I have woken up every morning, wrangled my tie around my neck, shined my shoes, put on my corporate face, and tackled the recruitment agency world. My time, my (awesome) clients and candidates, my decisions are not my own.



Added by Paul Slezak on April 16, 2013 at 1:30am — 12 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 4.6.13 to 4.11.13

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 employee turnover, complexity, hiring wisdom, source of hire and introverted employees.

Here are the articles that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:



Added by Chris Brablc on April 12, 2013 at 10:47am — No Comments

The Sex Test for Recruiters

CLIP - The Sex Test 4 Recruiters

I had two guests today. First, a short visit by Charles Krugel, the employment lawyer from Chicago.

My contention is…


Added by Recruiting Animal on April 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — 44 Comments

10 Tips From Corporate Recruiters That You'll Ignore Anyway

We have decided to do it. Yes, Will Thomson & Amy Ala are joining forces to write a post that hopefully will shake up the recruiting community a little bit.  We are both corporate recruiters, we both have come from the agency world, and we…


Added by Will Thomson & Amy Ala on April 10, 2013 at 11:30am — 45 Comments

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