Marcus Ronaldi's Blog (16)

What is a Recruiters Job?

Was talking to a neighbor about work and she mentioned that my job must be easy as they are tons of people out of work. 

My response was that the skill sets that my clients are looking for (right now mostly CPA with Big 4 experience & Chemical Engineers) that most of those candidates are currently working. 

She then said that the recruiters role was to "get candidates jobs". 

What do you think is the recruiters role?

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on August 24, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Simple ways to improve phone screens (for candidates) (SLOW DOWN)

If you are in the job market, most likely you will have at least one phone screen with a recruiter and then a phone interview before being brought in for an in person interview.


Here are a few steps for making the most of the recruiter phone screen (so you can make it to the phone or in person interview)

1) If it is a scheduled phone screen, a little research goes a long way. you may not know the company (if it is not listed) but knowing what positions you applied for…


Added by Marcus Ronaldi on October 4, 2011 at 11:56am — 2 Comments

"Eat with us before we starve" or High Value vs Low Value Social Networking

Once in a while I have seen signs in front of restaurants that state some variety of "eat with us before we starve". Normally it is the type of place that buys a cake from Costco and resells the pieces. 

I am guessing (and hoping) it is a lame attempt at humor but always found it to be a bit unappealing. Their business being slow (and possibly going away) was not my issue. 

This makes me think of high value vs low value use of social networking to get a job.

Your… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on July 25, 2011 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

Handling employment gaps (for job seekers)

A friend of mine lamented on Facebook that it has been difficult to get a job because he has an employment gap (since August) so he (and many others) are stuck in this Catch 22 of not being to get a job because he does not have a job. Was thinking of ways to productively address the gap in a way that would make him more valuable in the job search.

One conventional piece of wisdom that I think needs to be re-addressed is "looking for a job is a full time job".

People hear this and… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on June 10, 2011 at 11:19am — 3 Comments

The Salary Question (this is for job seekers)

You are in the job market. Either you are not working and actively applying for jobs, your working but for whatever reason the writing is on the wall or you got a call from a pro-active recruiter. 


You start chatting about the general details of the job and then the question comes up, what are you looking to make....


You try to give an answer like negotiable, market rate or "we can come to an agreement" but the conversation is stalled without an actual data…


Added by Marcus Ronaldi on April 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

The job search is no time for nicknames

This entry is more geared towards job seekers rather than recruiters.

It is something simple that can lead to a bit of confusion and prevent you from getting submitted or it may lead to you falling through the cracks and that is nicknames.

Lets say your name is Ray Jay Johnson Junior.

I would drop the Junior and go by the same name through out the process.

If your resume lists your name as Ray, be Ray through the entire process. Never say, "You can call me… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on July 14, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Here are just a few ways to use Facebook as a tool in your job search (for those looking for a job)

(This is something I wrote up for a friend that I found out lost his job via his Facebook status...)

Here are just a few ways to use Facebook as a tool in your job search


1)Sync your Twitter feed with your Facebook status. Then use Tiny URL to embed your resume in your status. If you are not too web savvy then post your resume on Resumebucket. Almost every day I see a status about… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on February 13, 2009 at 2:07pm — No Comments

A New Trend for Savvy Job Seekers (Targeted ads towards on Social Networks)

While on Facebook I noticed an ad to the Left hand side which connected to a recent graduate from University of South Florida with a Masters degree in Engineering Management. I clicked on the ad which took me to the following resume

Which also included links to his Linked In Profile.

I am not currently recruiting for engineering roles but I contacted him. He said that he is getting responses and… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on February 11, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sourcing & Recruiting on LinkedIn and Facebook

Sourcing & Recruiting on LinkedIn and Facebook

This morning I was on an online chat about sourcing using social networks mostly focused on LinkedIn and Facebook

(To get more information about these sessions go to

The question came up, which is best. It made me think of the episode of… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on February 3, 2009 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

A way to search for alumni groups on LinkedIn and Yahoo Groups

I set up a way to search LinkedIn and Yahoo groups for school and company alumni groups. I will be adding other sources of groups in the near future.

Alumni groups either for companies or schools is a great place to find possible candidates or to post jobs often at no cost.

Many allow recruiters to join even if they did not attend the school or work at the company but check… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on January 2, 2009 at 11:22am — No Comments

A simple trend for 2009 (great FREE resource to search resumes)

Over the last few years whenever I spoke to a job seeker about showing up on recruiters radar, I advised them to post their resume on a home page so recruiters, sourcers or hiring managers using search engines can find them

(Here is the post)

After I wrote this I found out about a free resource for both recruiters AND job seekers called Resumebucket which simply does document hosting of resumes. I have been… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on December 29, 2008 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

How to increase your LinkedIn Connections

In a down economy, it is of the utmost importance to expand your network. The best way to find a job or get new business or through those that you know.

1) Include your e-mail address in your profile after your last name (this makes it easier to add you)

2) Add and Lion to the body of your profile. (These are terms that open net workers use to search for those open to adding more connections)

3) Go to and send invites to those… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on November 12, 2008 at 11:10am — No Comments

A shortcut to adding Tiny URL

First off if you want to follow me on Twitter

Last week I wrote an entry about using Twitter and Facebook with Tiny URL to use your status to promote anything from your resume to job postings to events.

It turns out there is a short cut using Firefox

First off, you should be using Firefox as they are many extensions and tools that are helpful with recruiting and sourcing.

The useful add on is called TinyURL creator and you… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on November 9, 2008 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Promoting what you need with Twitter + Facebook + Tiny URL

It took me a while to understand the point of Twitter but at the Recruiting Road Show I saw the light.

You can search them outside of your network and outside of your network can search yours.

You can also add a URL of what you want to promote, shorten it with Tiny URL and make it appear in both your Facebook and Twitter Status.

You will need to have both a Facebook and Twitter account.

Add the Twitter application on… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on November 6, 2008 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Types of sourcing

(this is a response to a post on Sourcers unleashed on the types of sourcing...)

The types of sourcing that I do is a mix of online (passive and active), phone and networking.

The online sourcing can be broken down further into targeting active candidates/those that respond (ie low hanging fruit) through various job boards and getting responses from general and niche job boards. Then of course there is using the Internet to identify passive candidates that may be… Continue

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on November 4, 2008 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments

Getting your resume found

I wrote this following entry on my website to encourage Job Seekers to post their resume on a home page

Certain professions like Software Engineers are far more likely to put together a Home Page with their resume than others but many of use search engines to find candidates.

Marcus Ronaldi

Added by Marcus Ronaldi on November 3, 2008 at 2:54pm — No Comments


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