Kelly Blokdijk's Blog – July 2014 Archive (3)

Add This Guy to the Recruiter Wall of Shame

Usually when a recruiter contacts someone via LinkedIn, it’s because s/he saw something of interest on that person’s profile. Then there’s THIS GUY that apparently liked what he saw enough to plagiarize it.

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 30, 2014 at 8:06pm — 28 Comments

Call for Mr. Hole, First Name: Jack

Here’s the recruiting scenario:

An executive search firm principal (let’s call him Jack) searches for and sources potential prospects via LinkedIn

Jack finds and contacts a potential prospect (let’s call her Jenny) through inMail

In his inMail message Jack introduces himself, his search firm, and briefly…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 24, 2014 at 7:01pm — 31 Comments

Step Inside the Outhouse That IS LinkedIn

Way back when I first joined LinkedIn I was considered by many of my (regular, non-HR/recruiter) contacts to be an ambassador and promoter of the site. For several (perhaps hundreds) of my connections, I was their first. Less active networkers, distant colleagues, friends, or acquaintances would often comment to me (or even my husband) that they always noticed my LinkedIn…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on July 15, 2014 at 9:00pm — 14 Comments

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