Mark Sullivan's Blog (6)

No One Is Going To Read This

It never fails, December is one of the busiest months for me and has been throughout my career. Since my first job in recruiting I have heard it every year from hiring managers, clients, candidates and co-workers. No one hires in December, candidates stop looking, and December is the slowest month of the year.


To those claims I say BAH…


Added by Mark Sullivan on December 23, 2010 at 1:07pm — 6 Comments

"It's My Priority!"

Last month I was honored to be on a panel for CTHRA discussing How Does Social Media Impact Human Resources? in Denver, Co. I arrived the night before and stayed at the JW Marriott in Cherry Creek which is right…


Added by Mark Sullivan on December 15, 2010 at 2:18pm — No Comments

It's a Garden Not a Grocery Store

Over the last two weeks I have used this analogy when talking to recruiters within my company that recruiting via the social networks is more like a garden and not a grocery store. It seems to have connected with them and I know there are hundreds of other analogies out there describing "social recruiting" and this one just came out of my mouth during a conversation. My point is when a recruiter is using the social networks to find candidates and…


Added by Mark Sullivan on June 10, 2010 at 12:22am — 5 Comments

The Basics - What Are Yours?

Basics – I use this word frequently when talking with my teams. It’s usually during a pep talk “…don’t forget the basics…” or when someone has made a mistake and to me it was a “basic mistake”. Basics – the core skills we use to do our craft. People will argue which basics are more important or what even the basics are for recruiters. Each member of my team has received their recruitment training in a different place, time and environment than me but when I hire a new recruiter I try to see…


Added by Mark Sullivan on April 22, 2010 at 11:21am — 6 Comments

How Do You Want To Be Treated?

Originally posted on

Recently I responded to a Twitter post and the ensuing replies reminded me that I wanted to write about this topic before now - how do you treat your candidates at the end of the process? Would you want to receive the same treatment if you were in a job search?

The above tweet refers to internal… Continue

Added by Mark Sullivan on March 30, 2010 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

I Don't Care...Are They A Fit?

Originally posted on my blog "Let's Talk Recruiting" (

I am entering my 17th year in recruiting and it still amazes me to hear how corporate recruiters will not utilize the sources that are most readily available to them but only focus on new or trendy sources. In addition, over the years I have read articles about best sources, and how if I didn't use a certain source before…


Added by Mark Sullivan on March 3, 2010 at 1:50pm — 7 Comments


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