All Blog Posts Tagged 'Recruiters' (101)

Why are a majority of recruiters not able to succeed in their 2nd recruitment job?

A LinkedIn discussion, Why are a majority of recruiters not able to succeed in their 2nd recruitment job, having performed reasonably well at their 1st? attracted hundreds of comments from fellow recruiters across the globe. This blog is a summarisation of what I think are the top 10 reasons. Credit however to recruiters who have found success in their second, third and are still recruiting………

1. Weak to begin with - More than likely they were… Continue

Added by Alban on March 2, 2011 at 10:00pm — 13 Comments

Let's All Go to a "Tweet Meet"...

One of the important things I’ve seen in the last while, is networking with others is a contact sport. At the end of the day, though we all have the same agenda,…


Added by Daniel J Smith on November 26, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments


Is this where we settle? Good? Do we not look at better or try to do our best? Good is okay but certainly not where we should end up! Try and follow (please note this is written after The Recruiting Animal Show on November 10,2010)

HOW is “Good” enough? When we look at success, look at our job list, look at our partner or employer and say “meehh, good enough.” Is this a point where we should settle? NO!! Strive to do better and strive to be better– Good is not Good Enough!!

WHERE is… Continue

Added by Daniel J Smith on November 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

A Whole Lotta Grey – Employment Standards (Canada)

Speaking with an affiliate who specializes in recruiting, I was asked what rights do recruiters have in an employment relationship around termination. My answer, a whole lotta grey.

First thing to determine is was there an employer/employee contract in the first place. There are legal payroll requirements, standard employment contract agreements and many more conditions that determine if the relationship was actually an employer/employee one. With that said, there are also…


Added by Lisa Switzer on October 19, 2010 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Closing the Interview Door – In Your Own Face

In a recent HR magazine called “Network” that is distributed through Alberta there was a story posted about an interview appointment gone wrong. I had to read the story about three times over before I could believe what I read. My question is, have candidates really degraded to this level of foolishness?



Added by Lisa Switzer on October 12, 2010 at 1:55pm — 9 Comments

11 Steps to Happiness..........

1. Trust your gut instinct; if the project that you are contemplating seems solid- Move ahead; This works in both your personal and professional life. There is only one person who will allow…


Added by Daniel J Smith on October 6, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Recruiter vs. Recruiter: Volume 1

After a great discussion with a colleague Rebecca B. Sargeant (RBS-Staffing), this blog entry hit me. So thanks Rebecca for nudging my blog-ism today!

Let me set-up a picture for you, one that if you are a recruiter you are likely very experienced in such situations.…


Added by Lisa Switzer on September 14, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Who Owns Your LinkedIn Profile? What EVERYONE Needs To Know

It’s natural to think that your LinkedIn profile belongs only to you. It’s contains so much of your hard work and personal knowledge, it seems out-of-the-question that anything else

could possibly be the case. However, as business begins to recognise the

value social media brings to the bottom line, the issue of ownership of

social activities is coming to the fore. So, if you tweet for work,…


Added by Hung Lee on September 6, 2010 at 1:05pm — 14 Comments

Do you know about


As a seasoned Recruiter I have been extremely frustrated with how to practically apply the use of “Social Media” to my full desk environment. The more times I posted positions to my LinkedIn signature, groups, et cetera the more silence I seem to have been creating. As my frustration reached a…


Added by Rebecca B. Sargeant on August 30, 2010 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

Lessons From A Kid

Throughout my life there have been so many times that I have "wanted" to do something or "thought" about doing something, but I just never followed through with or completed. There have been lots of things actually, like going back to school, becoming a police officer, writing a book, and the list goes on and on. I'm almost certain that I am not alone in this category either. Things always seemed to come up or I just never took the initiative to get something started as it related to my…


Added by Matthew Hakaim on July 7, 2010 at 6:18am — No Comments

The Dash

There are a few things in life that are just beyond our control, and then there is the rest which we have a "say" in. Obviously we didn't have any say in the fact that we were born. We couldn't choose the day, the time, or our parents, etc. Everything was basically out of our control. Eventually we will all die, and if let alone to nature we really don't have much say in that event either. It's what happens between those dates, the dash, that we have a major impact on. This is the story that we… Continue

Added by Matthew Hakaim on June 9, 2010 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Snap Back to Reality

I have recently heard from many DFW professionals in the IT Staffing and Solutions business that tell me their business is back in a big way and are seeing dramatic increases in Job Requisitions both on a contract and direct hire basis.



Added by Kevin Womack on May 4, 2010 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Mirror, mirror on the wall, am I the best candidate of all?

Most recruiters know when they have found the perfect candidate for a position. We typically have a checklist or there are requirements that the candidate meets in helping us determine their quality. While it may be clear to the recruiter or employer that a candidate is a fit, sometimes it’s not clear to the job seeker themselves. Here is a checklist for determining if you are in fact a fit for a position.

Your resume “reflects” the job description – You… Continue

Added by Kevin Womack on April 12, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Cut and Paste – Done in Haste ends up in a Court Case.

Just recently the issue of cutting and pasting a job description into a job board to become an advertisement came to the fore in the UK when an IT Recruitment Consultancy inadvertently did just this except they left in a “sentence”: ‘Minimum six years of experience in IT . . . The person should be a UK citizen with security clearance from the UK Government. Preferably of Indian…


Added by Keith Robinson on April 1, 2010 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Lessons For A New Recruiter

I have often heard that a good plan is essential for success, and for the most part I agree. That being said though, a good plan was definitely something that I was lacking when I entered the recruiting industry. I began my career as a recruiter out of necessity. Why necessity? Well I had just lost my job, and it was necessary that I have money to eat, pay bills, and ultimately survive. A new career was not in my game plan by any stretch of the imagination, and recruiting was foreign to me…


Added by Matthew Hakaim on March 30, 2010 at 5:37pm — 1 Comment

Search for Recruiters on Twitter Using Google

Check it out and let me…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on March 28, 2010 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Being Yourself & Why It Works

It's funny the way life works sometimes. For years I was a bartender at a very popular local bar, and I was damn good at it too! My customer base was very large, I was making a lot of money, and I loved my job! What more could I ask for?? Life was really good! It was during my tenth year at this particular bar that I heard the terrible news, the bar was just sold to an individual who had no intentions in keeping it open. My "perfect world" had just crumbled in a matter of seconds. I was…


Added by Matthew Hakaim on March 16, 2010 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Corporate Boards’ involvement in Talent Management

Highly influential Boards such as those at GE and Google have always kept talent development in mind when looking at long-term strategy. The Boards of these companies have relevant expertise, but most importantly they have access to several key line managers (the succession pipeline) who provide the raw data needed to construct a long-term strategy. HireLabs study of a recent McKinsey survey has revealed a few very interesting facts about how more and more Boards are actively… Continue

Added by Saleem Qureshi on March 11, 2010 at 6:50am — No Comments

The art of Situation-based Hiring

The cliché “Hiring the right person for the right job” continues to be loosely used by the HR industry. In order for HR to recruit “mister/miss right”, HR would need to put emphasis of conducting a job analysis, which will help HR in understanding the current and future situations that impact the position. Unfortunately, this seldom happens.

Once HR understands the situations that surround a position, they will be able to reduce the risk…


Added by Saleem Qureshi on March 4, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Candidate-quality and placement rates

If you are a recruiter in San Francisco, then the only way that you can still afford to pay $3 a gallon these days to fill up your gas tank, is if you start increasing your placement rate. That’s easier said than done, because you have a growing talent pool (the unfortunately unemployed), and a slow-recovering job market, where other recruiters are fighting to fill the same position. At a time like this some recruiters become extremely creative, which helps them stand…

Added by Saleem Qureshi on February 22, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

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