Featured Blog Posts – September 2012 Archive (47)

LinkedIn 3rd Level Connection Profile Visibility

Here is a clarification on something fellow recruiters have been worried about. This is as of this morning and anything can change at any time, of course.

If you search for LinkedIn profiles on Google or on Bing (EXAMPLE), you might see an incomplete profile for those members who are either your 3rd level connections or are out-of-your-network and a suggestion to upgrade, when you click on the search results in Google. Don't worry;…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on September 17, 2012 at 1:27pm — 7 Comments

The Rookie Diaries- 10 successes and insights from my first month

I've reached the end of my first 30 days in the recruiting industry. I have achieved several small successes that industry veterans may laugh at.(Or at least I hope they will)

1. I'm still employed.

2. Most of the marbles that were lodged in my throat when I made my first week of recruiting calls to candidates have begun to disappear only to reappear the first week I started making my marketing calls to potential clients.

3. I'm getting really good at recognizing when I…


Added by Jess Marlow on September 15, 2012 at 2:27pm — 7 Comments

8 Tips for the New Recruiter

There are some very important things that every new recruiter needs to learn, like the Boolean operators, how to format a resume and documentation in the database. Looking back on my experience as a new recruiter and from the many recruiters I have trained over the years, there is more to it than just knowing how to find someone and submit them. I’ve come up with 8 tips that I believe are just as important for new recruiters, and may even be good refreshers for some of the more seasoned…


Added by Becky Northrup on September 14, 2012 at 4:30pm — 18 Comments

Zero Comments

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that most of the blogs in the past week or two have zero comments?  Why is that?  Is it because there is now a "like" button to use (FB rip-off) and it's easier to like than to comment?  Duh......yes it is.  But here's the point.  No comments.  No interaction.  It seems that the only posts that get a lot of comments are the very controversial posts that "raise-up" the blood-pressure because they hit hot buttons in most of us.  And I love a great "hot…


Added by Peter Ceccarelli on September 14, 2012 at 3:48pm — 14 Comments

Politicians and Recruiters Make Strange Bedfellows

By Jennifer Brownell, Managing Director, Q4B

I got my political fix over the last few weeks that should carry me for a while, at least until the debates start. I watched some of the proceedings from both conventions, read the analysis from some political wonks that I follow and caught snippets of video from a few of news shows. I like being informed. I am interested in the issues and am willing to listen to those who want my vote as they attempt to explain their solutions, their…


Added by Jennifer Brownell on September 13, 2012 at 4:45pm — No Comments

What’s your recruitment metrics story?

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure to listen to three of our clients speak about their recruitment strategies at the Taleo World SIG this past week.  What really hit me is that each organization had their own unique story to tell about their recruitment marketing strategy.  One spoke about their need to innovate despite internal restrictive compliance and regulations.  Another spoke about their focus on…


Added by Chris Brablc on September 13, 2012 at 1:16pm — No Comments

5 Steps to Create a Talent Community

Source: http://blog.gooodjob.com/2012/08/five-steps-to-creating-a-talent-community/

With the development of social recruiting come increased points of engagement with your company’s talent community. This collective of potential candidates needs to be cultivated and maintained, and social media tools and activities make it easy to do so.

Members of your talent community…


Added by Assaf Eisenstein on September 13, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Everybody has a dream...What's your dream?

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

There you have it.

As working class adults you are witnessing unprecedented times. As many of us are parents, the fear that times may get worse and our children will be suffering the same or worse fate than us a frightful thought. The world in a period of extreme concern. Civil unrest,…


Added by Mark A. Leon on September 13, 2012 at 8:18am — 2 Comments

Recruiters – The World is Bigger Than Your Desk

There are many reasons I adore my current boss – I was reminded of one just the other day. I was coming off an especially grueling couple of weeks. One particular search, which should have been an easy fill, had become nothing short of a nightmare. Without going into all the gory detail (I’d like to keep my job) let’s just say there had been a communication breakdown between me and my client. As a corporate recruiter, my only option is to keep working with this…


Added by Amy Ala Miller on September 12, 2012 at 1:57pm — 25 Comments

My current favourite interview question

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Yesterday I was directed to an interesting article discussing what the author considers to be the most important interview question (never asked). The focus was asking candidates what they really wanted from the job in order to understand what is truly driving them.

The article (as good articles do) got my mind wandering and led me to think about…


Added by Mark Nelson on September 11, 2012 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

Your Social Recruiting Strategy For This Week Should Include…

Every Monday morning brings new opportunities, as well as some old problems. As you look at your week, mark off 1-2 hours to work on your long-term social recruiting strategy. This effort will help you construct  better inbound candidate lead generation. When a recruiter starts to think about "social recruiting", it is easy to become overwhelmed with determining when and where to start. Try to keep it simple, and take one step at a time.

The first thing to establish is time.…


Added by Jason Webster on September 11, 2012 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

The “Non-Existent” Candidate

Back in the old days, as we hiked ten miles to work in the snow with no shoes, when you took a temp, contract, or direct hire order in the staffing and recruiting business you did everything in your power to fill it. Yet, today, I hear leaders complain that staff members often come to them saying they cannot find anyone for some orders. When these leaders take the time to dig in to the details, they often find that “could not find” means that no one could be found in the database, through…


Added by Scott Wintrip on September 11, 2012 at 9:20am — 2 Comments

When is it OK to Say ‘No’ to Your Boss?

Saying ‘no’ to your boss may seem like the most impossible thing to do but in some instances a firm no is the best option. The main problem for most people is how you go about saying no, as this can affect the relationship you have with your boss.

Realistically there is no one size fits all answer for this as everyone has a different type of boss, some bosses are axe…


Added by Lipton Fleming on September 11, 2012 at 5:34am — No Comments

Dear CEO: Hire Me

Two years ago I attended the Annual Carolinas Payroll Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. As a vendor my role was to raise awareness for my organization and discussion potential career opportunities we had for a client implementation. The next morning at 9:45 AM, I was approached by the conference coordinator and asked if I could step in and do a 45 minute presentation given that one of the…


Added by Mark A. Leon on September 10, 2012 at 11:55am — 5 Comments

Storing Up Trouble For The Good Times

I saw this in an ad that turned up in my inbox recently.  The ad was for a recruitment manager for a professional services firm:  "You will have had experience in a similar role in a professional services organisation."  Nothing particularly unreasonable or earth-shattering about that, you'd think.

In fact, if you analyse most of the roles advertised in recruitment at the moment, or in many other fields for that matter, the bottom…


Added by Ian Harvey on September 10, 2012 at 10:54am — 4 Comments

Are you an advisor & consultant to your candidate?

This weekend was like any other weekend for a guy with 2 young children. If you have small kids, or have had them, then you know exactly what I am talking about. The one small caveat is that now that school is in session and football is in full- swing, hanging out on the patio with friends and family replaces the swimming pool.


We aren’t to the soccer game stage because my son is only 1 ½, and my 4 ½ year old daughter’s activity of choice is dance which happens on Thursdays…


Added by Will Thomson on September 10, 2012 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

Last Names on LinkedIn

If you have a basic or a low-paid account on LinkedIn, you can't see the full names of people who are your third level connections. You can't see the names of people outside your network. In LinkedIn Recruiter, which is the solution for corporations, you can see all names.

I didn't realize up till I was at the #sourceIn event yesterday at the LinkedIn HQ in Mountain View, that agencies with the top solution wouldn't see the names either. Now, LinkedIn has decided to open up…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on September 10, 2012 at 9:30am — 21 Comments

The Big Three

I had a great conversation with my mentor, Richie Harris, the other day. I blame Richie entirely for my success and tenacity as an Executive Recruiter these past 25 years. Now retired, Richie was a Recruiting Maverick in his time. Often profane, always unique, he was a star player on the sales and marketing search front. He still speaks at industry functions occasionally and his principles still apply.

During our wide ranging chat, he…


Added by Cindy Cremona, CPC on September 10, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 9.1.12 to 9.7.12

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 candidate experience, sourcing rules, recruiting innovation, being better off and conference tips.


A few other things before we get to the articles.  First, I highly recommend you check in on the…


Added by Chris Brablc on September 7, 2012 at 1:35pm — No Comments

The Player-Coach Phenomenon

When reading job descriptions, I’m sure you’ve come across the term “player-coach” more than once. It’s a designation that employers use for positions that have management authority but are also expected to get their hands dirty on some day-to-day work. Seems reasonable, right? Especially when you’re talking about the junior-management levels where…


Added by David Gaspin on September 7, 2012 at 11:41am — 1 Comment

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