Bad Luck or Bad Recruiting?

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It’s Friday the 13th – that means beware any black cats you see, ladders you walk under, mirrors you break, salt you spill and all other omens of a truly unlucky day. Whether or not you personally put much stock in Friday the 13th being a particularly unlucky day, most people probably believe, at least […]

The Top 3 Soft Skills to Look for in Candidates

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When looking at candidates for a role, typically the first thing you’ll screen is if they hit each of the job requirements. These requirements are skills, experiences, education levels, etc. that are the minimum of what the next team member in this role needs to have. These are your hard skills, the ones you earn and learn throughout a […]

How To Recruit The Freshest Entry-Level Talent This Spring

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The book has closed on Puxatawny Phil’s cruel curse and we can say hello to a blooming new chapter in 2018. You know what else we can say hello to? A new crop of entry-level candidates. That’s right, commencement ceremonies are around the corner, so if you want to snag the best new talent you […]

Your Mass InMail Messaging Sucks – Here’s How to Make it Better

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I received a tragic InMail on LinkedIn the other day. Yes, TRAGIC. Here’s a (slightly edited to protect the identity of the culprit) look at this sad, sad message: Searching for a job role in the city for a leading company. We are looking for someone who has done relevant work. If you do not have […]

Knock, Knock, Knock: The Millennials are here.

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“Soon Millennials will dominate the workforce, and it is time to embrace the advantages they bring.”- Forbes Magazine In the recruiting world, specifically as a recruiter, you are hit with reqs left and right and the pressure to perform and hire top talent is on. As you are shuffling through resumes do you often throw […]

The Three Questions You Should Ask In Every Phone Screen

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Earlier this year I talked about asking a candidate about their commute on the blog. It was a point of discussion, because there were some dissenting agreements over whether or not commute was important to discuss during a phone screen with a candidate. Here I am writing about it, thinking how I argued “for” asking […]

3 Compromise Strategies You Can Use to Make Candidates and Hiring Managers Happy

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“It’s not always rainbows and butterflies It’s compromise that moves us along…” -Maroon 5 To be more precise, it’s compromise that moves recruiting along. Recruiting is all about selling, and on both sides of the sale the recruiter is working to facilitate (hiring managers and candidates) is a laundry list of needs for the position. Candidates have […]

What’s In A Candidate’s Commute?

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One of the perks of working on a recruiting floor is hearing various stories about candidates, hiring managers, and all the hiccups and successes in the hiring process. It’s also a great opportunity to ask for advice from coworkers when I have the chance to dip my own toes into the recruiting process. As a […]

2018 Recruiter Intentions, Not Resolutions.

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And just like that another year has come and gone. With 2018 fresh on the page, many take to paper their new year resolutions. Most resolutions often include personal and sometimes professional resolutions. The thing is with resolutions, they often feel short or are never achieved. When these goals are reached, you often feel self-doubt […]

The 2018 Resolution for Top Recruiters

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The time of year we have all been waiting for (AKA dreading) is upon us, and we ALL know what that means. It’s time to declare the 2018 resolutions that we will be “committing” to starting January 1st. Those quotation marks? Not a typo – we are just being realistic here. Saying sayonara to less […]