Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 3.26.11 to 4.1.11

Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting, mobile recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. This week we’ll be talking about job advertisements, HR 2.0, failing forward, recruiting assumptions, Monster’s Employment Index and the best April Fool’s Jokes of 2011.

 

Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order), enjoy!:

 

This Job is Not For You by Steve Boese (@SteveBoese)

Interesting post on making your job application unique to help candidates self select themselves out of the process.  I think steps in your recruiting process like this can help you identify the top qualified candidates, however, there is a happy medium between the two.

 

Is your HR manager more Miss Marple or HR 2.0? by Andy Headworth (@AndyHeadworth)

Great infographic from Sirona Says.  Definitely worth a look.

 

Failing Forward by John Gordon (@JonGordon11)

Great concept to live by and some good personal examples.

 

4 Common Assumptions Challenged by Kevin Wheeler (@KWheeler)

I agree with Kevin on all 4 of these especially that Technology without strategy won’t get you anywhere in recruiting.

 

Monster Employment Index Continues to Grow: March Index Sees 9% Yea... by Monster (@Monster_WORKS)

Some interesting data and good news on US based employment.

 

The Funniest April Fool’s Jokes by Mashable (@Mashable)

Some funny April Fool’s jokes from the tech world.  Really liked the LinkedIn and Google Autocompleter.

 

Hope you enjoy the list.  If you have any articles I should add to the list feel free to add them to the comments or send me an email at chris@smashfly.com or follow us on Twitter @smashfly.

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