May 2014 Blog Posts (132)

If I Were 22: In Which LinkedIn Provides A Prompt

LinkedIn seems to be pimping this #IfIWere22 thing kind of hard, which is cute, considering that basically puts this retrospective series already out of the most desired online demographic. But for those Golden Girls aficionados, 60 Minutes enthusiasts and Murder She Wrote fans who think that this is a social network, 22 sounds like the…


Added by Matt Charney on May 30, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Recruiter’s Challenging Tasks

Recruiters like to search, source, talk to candidates and finally derive a well-deserved ecstasy by closing a position with a successful hire but what goes on in between is at times repetitive and frustrating. Here are just some of those things, do share what is missing...

a. Internal Reporting – Each team member has to keep track of the work done (Candidates sourced, Interviews scheduled, Offers, etc) and report it to the managers who would in turn…


Added by Alok Mehra on May 30, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Making friends and influencing people - The call centre edition

A call centre can be a fantastic work environment, with plenty of social opportunities, working with a wide range of people from different backgrounds, at the forefront of customer service. As well as being socially beneficial, there are brilliant opportunities to gain incredible skills that will enhance your CV and help you progress on your career journey. From…


Added by Rebecca Baines on May 30, 2014 at 10:12am — No Comments

Want a job on the moon?

Since the dawn of mankind, human beings have been at the forefront of discovery and have constantly striven to learn more about the earth and space. Developing technology at a rapid rate since the industrial revolution, man has trekked through some of the roughest pieces of terrain on the planet. Humans have climbed Mount Everest and visited the Mariana Trench, explored the…


Added by Rebecca Baines on May 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

“Zappos Insiders” Employment Practices: Benevolent Discrimination: Type A Personality “Neurotypicals” need only apply

Zappos takes the ax to job postings and develops its own Social Media network to evaluate potential hires. Demonstrate passion for the company and its products publically and perhaps you can be one of the chosen few to have their resume and credentials reviewed…


Added by Daryl Daley @IntelMinds on May 30, 2014 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Top 5 Engineering Recruiters

Within the current competitive engineering job market, recruiters are looking for the crème de la crème of candidates; innovative, creative and dynamic individuals.

From aerospace to automotive to energy industries, these companies focus on recruiting the finest engineers across a variety of positions. We are focusing on the best of the best for engineering…


Added by Rebecca Baines on May 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Be Prepared To Face (Any) Animal

This week I made my debut appearance on The Recruiting Animal show.  For anyone that doesn’t know this show, compare this to getting the opportunity to meet with the best client you could ever ask for with the reputation of being a lot like the Wizard…


Added by Amy McDonald on May 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Sourcing Lesser Known Sites: Ryze

This is the 8th in the series on lesser known sites to source from.  As you saw in the first one we used x-raying to source, well guess what we are again and guess what it still works and it works for free. 

The 7th site we will discuss is Ryze. …


Added by Dean Da Costa on May 29, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Recruiting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I love being a recruiter! Really! We get a bad rap from a large number of people, but it’s like any field, there are the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. I like to think I’m one of the good ones. I know my clients, candidates and my boss think so.

Recruiting is a very rewarding job that starts with the hunt…


Added by Robye Nothnagel on May 29, 2014 at 6:10pm — 5 Comments

Amy McDonald, CEO

This was an interesting show. I read some of Amy's articles about recruiting here on and in the comments I challenged her to come on The Recruiting Animal Show and defend her ideas. And, to my surprise, she accepted. Not many people do but she said that she has a lot of brothers so she knows how to deal with a bunch of rowdy guys.

Of course, the…


Added by Recruiting Animal on May 29, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Recruiter Blacklist: A Company-Wide Process to Combat Recruiter Spam

Working at an early-staged startup is bananas. It’s terrifying and fun and exhausting. It’s a lot like riding a unicycle for the first time. Blindfolded.

At my previous startup, I was in charge of hiring. Every time I wrote a job post, I’d get external technology recruiters banging down the…


Added by Josh Goldstein on May 29, 2014 at 2:30pm — 59 Comments

Recruiting Employees You Can Trust

During the hiring process, there are a number of characteristics employers have to look for in new recruits and one of which is trustworthiness.

If you're in search of a new employee for your business, then there must be a certain level of trust in order to create a worry-free work environment.

When it comes time to put the "help wanted" sign out, here are a…


Added by Dave on May 29, 2014 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

5 Pro Hiring Tips

Everyone has an opinion on how to make a great hire. Having an opinion about it is easy enough, but consistently making great hires is what makes a pro. With the rising popularity of people metrics and big data for hiring, it has become a science, but there’s still room for the art of hiring from some seasoned greats.

Steve Jobs of Apple recommends you define…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

How Can Congress Change Energy Hiring

In Washington, a bipartisan bill encouraging energy efficiency, the Shaheen and Portman's Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, was recently stalled due to disagreement over amendments to the bill.

According to Think Progress, Senator Shaheen said this bill…


Added by Ashley Zito Rowe on May 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Online Job Interviews (Infographic)

Video interviewing is on the rise, enhancing the face-to-face interview experience….online. It is convenient for candidates, but it has really made an impact for hiring managers and recruiters. They can account for cultural fit within the company without even being in the same zip code. Nonverbal communication is still transmitted through video interviewing; so hiring managers and recruiters don’t lose…


Added by Raj Sheth on May 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Most Important Question for Sales Leaders – Scott’s Sales Yoga Thought for the Day

Sales leaders often spend generous quantities of time reviewing progress, running meetings, and responding to emails. The most critical task, regularly revisiting the most important question, is often overlooked or completely neglected.

That question is:

“Would I want to be sold to like that?”

Most sales leaders, when they set aside their natural bias about what their salespeople sell, openly admit that the selling experience delivered by many on their…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 29, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments

The Best Employer Video I’ve Seen… and Why

Last week I presented at the Australian Talent Conference about building a strong Talent Brand. In doing my research to find some good examples to back up what I was saying, a friend sent me a link to an Employer Branding video, which is, by far, the best I’ve seen.

The reason I love it is because it’s so real and honest. Would you have thought to sell your company by…


Added by Justin Babet on May 28, 2014 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

Avoiding the Hamster Wheel Trap - How to Be Successful In Recruitment Part 06

Wolf cub and wolf

How to be Successful in Recruitment Part 06

Avoiding the Hamster Wheel

This week’s article is for any recruiter is who looking to build either a new niche recruitment desk or expand an existing desk into a new…


Added by Stephen Hart on May 28, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

Getting Out of Your Own Way

Ever notice that some people seem to effortlessly get things done while others struggle? Are those that do this smarter, better at their jobs, or more motivated? In some cases, one or more of these is a factor, however, the most important element is self-command. Those with better self-command achieve more with less effort, staying out of their own way in the process.

What is self-command and how do you achieve it? Just like a vocal performer…


Added by Scott Wintrip on May 28, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Keeping Unpaid Internships Legal

Summer has FINALLY arrived (at least unofficially), and with it comes the traditional right of passage for many college students: the summer internship. Internships can be a great opportunity for both the students AND the companies utilizing their services. Of course, the intern can pick up some great experience.  Meanwhile, the company benefits from some additional help at…


Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 27, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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