Featured Blog Posts – July 2013 Archive (17)

These recruiters must be crazy to be so lazy

Automation is wonderful if it helps you become more efficient and productive with your time. There are a plenty of tools and technology that do just that. So far, however, there aren’t any such advancements completely capable of hiding overt laziness. A few examples:

Bullhorn Reach job postings – Being a prominent fixture in the recruiting world, Bullhorn is widely used as a job ad…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 30, 2013 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

How Will Recruiting Look 10 Years from Now...?

LinkedIn celebrated its tenth birthday in May, and to celebrate the occasion it asked some industry experts how recruitment might look in 2023. Two things struck me immediately:…


Added by Martin Ellis on July 30, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Searching on LinkedIn? Signal is Gone & How Software Vendors Are Restricted

The LinkedIn Signal is gone. (Not too many recruiters used it for searching in the first place, but it was able to show profile updates across the whole network.) Alas, there's not much that can replace Signal!

There are also some limits affecting 3rd party vendors on providing any…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on July 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Personal Snapshot of the Recruitment Training Industry

Most of the recruitment training content I’ve seen seems to simply reinforce the behaviours that has helped create the state the agency recruitment market finds itself in today.

Cold-Calling (or Business Development as many seem to prefer calling it) is a popular training area – and if there is anything more circular that teaching recruiters to…


Added by Mitch Sullivan on July 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

When Evil Surfaces: Gossip, Recruiting, and References 1

Back Story

Two weeks ago, one of our candidates signed an offer to begin as a Director of Ops for one of our clients. John is to begin work next Monday.

BIGDEAL INC.  has given us four positions to fill. We are working with an Exec VP (Not HR) to fill the positions. Talent Acquisition Specialist Suzie is coordinating the…


Added by Barbara Goldman on July 26, 2013 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

Approaching a Year- Why You Need to Blog

It is approaching quickly.  1 year.  1 year ago I wrote my first blog.  It was called "The Simple Things" http://bit.ly/MjKaeQ  it trended better than I would have ever imagined.  I had never written anything other than a college paper.  Why did I start writing?  Why did I start blogging?  I think I wanted to tell a story.  I wanted to help…


Added by Will Thomson on July 26, 2013 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

Keeping Candidates Warm: Do the Cons outweigh the Pros?

My CareerXroads business partner, Mark Mehler, got this short and well-written email this morning from a candidate who was just stumped and a bit frustrated by what is still a typical and traditional recruiting practice.

I'll let you read it, then describe the results and a point or two.

Good Morning Mark,

I was chatting with (Mark’s oldest daughter) last night.  While catching up,…


Added by Gerry Crispin on July 24, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Recruitment Nightmares- Typos

So I have a collection of typos.  Really?  Yep because they are some of the funniest and most sad things about the recruitment process.  When people create a resume and don't proof read (or use abbreviations), this is what you get.

Customized Personal Ass (at least they are customized)

Assitant Manger 

BA in Psycholoft (come on, you cannot spell Math?)

Associate Bus…


Added by Ryan Mulrooney on July 24, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

He Said She Said- The Likability Factor

What are the predictive traits of successful hires? This question from our good twitter pal @Kashifz jumpstarted quite the conversation. We listed a few obvious ones – adaptability, positive attitude, problem solvers… no argument there, right? Of course some of you might want to debate how you measure that….…


Added by Will Thomson & Amy Ala on July 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

Hire more drinkers!

Yes, you read that right. Hire more drinkers!

Oh, wait, slight typo…

I mean, you have got to hire more D.R.I.N.C.K.A.E’s

If I were building new recruitment company today, the only people I would hire, would be D.R.I.N.C.K.A.E’s. And I am pretty sure this is valid across all business in the modern age. Certainly those selling a…


Added by Greg Savage on July 23, 2013 at 3:30am — 9 Comments

Middle-Aged and Lost Your Job? It's Not Hopeless

According to The Wall Street Journal, 3.5 million Americans aged 45 to 64 were out of work last year. Almost 40 percent of those were unemployed for a year or more.

About twice as many 20-somethings are unemployed than more seasoned workers, but in middle age, finding a good job with good benefits can be much harder for an older worker. If you find yourself looking for work in middle age,…


Added by Andrew LIsa on July 19, 2013 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

No Compromises, No Apologies

As most of you know, if you have followed my blogs for a while, I am a Texan. A proud Texan. I have lived in Austin my whole life. No, I don't have cattle or horses at my house, but I can easily make a 4 hour drive down to south Texas and get my my fill of country living.

My whole life I have always worn boots. Not cheap ones either. My preferences are…


Added by Will Thomson on July 19, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Restless Candidate Syndrome

We all know the interviewing process can be arduous. There is a lot of time and effort that candidates must willingly invest during this critical process. Career seekers must be sure they’re in it to ‘win it’ or the time and waiting involved can cause one a whole lot of unneeded restlessness.

Companies also have to invest valuable time and effort. Hiring a…


Added by Jeanna Zivalich on July 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

4 Tips for Attracting Headhunters

Looking for a job is a full-time job -- one that can be daunting, overwhelming, and frustrating. Some of the best positions, however, aren't advertised. As a supplement to your active job hunt, consider a headhunter. Headhunters are employed as recruiters to find vetted talent without sifting through a thousand resumes in response to a Craigslist ad. Follow this guide to getting noticed by top…


Added by Andrew LIsa on July 18, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Recruitment Bucket-list

I was reading an article about “30 things to do before you die” (www.mindbodygreen.com)

I especially liked points 5, 6 10, 17,18 and 30

  • Leave the job you hate
  • Find your purpose and live it full heartedly
  • Travel to the place you keep thinking about
  • Follow your heart
  • Risk…

Added by Chris Bailey on July 15, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

7 steps to explode your reach on Facebook by using #Hashtags For #Recruiting

Just over a month ago Facebook launched the use of #hashtags across their platform. What does this mean for you as  a recruiter? It does not mean a whole lot to your recruiting strategy however the proper use of hashtags can prove to be extremely valuable, so let’s take a look at 7 great ways to leverage hashtags on Facebook.

Please note:  I will strongly urge you to not waste your time…


Added by Ryan Leary on July 10, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Talent42 Review - @GlenCathey - The Current & Future State of #Sourcing

The most valuable commodity I know of is information, wouldn’t you agree?

-Gordon Gekko, Wall…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on July 9, 2013 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

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