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 […]

Dating Apps Supposedly Ruined Romance Forever – Are We Now Handing the Hiring Process to Them?

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Back in 1995, Match.com launched itself onto the world wide web, and singles running Windows 95 on their 8 megabyte PCs had their first taste of online dating. 20 years later, the landscape of online dating had exploded as the concept of being “online” evolved with mobile devices. While Match.com was (and is currently) still […]

3 Real Reasons Why Specialty Recruiters Beat Out the Competition

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Generalized recruiter or specialty recruiter—the age old question. On the one hand, you might think a generalized recruiter would be better. They can handle anything you throw at them! IT? Got it. Healthcare? No problem. Manufacturing? They can do that too. But then on the other hand, you may think a specialty recruiter would be […]

The Secret to Overcoming Unconscious Biases When Interviewing Candidates

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Face it—when you hire someone, you’re judging them on a multitude of characteristics: what employers they’ve worked for, what experience they gained from those employers, how they answer your questions, the tone of their voice, the outfits they’re wearing, the way they do their hair… Yeah, that’s right, and you know it. You’re totally judging […]

Ask A Recruiter Feat Mark Morris

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Our Kinetix recruiters are what helps our company be the best firm out there, and with that responsibility you have to be a kick a$$ teammate to be a part of our team! This month we are featuring one of our recently new Kinetix kick a$$ teammates, Mark Morris. At Kinetix when looking at different […]

Cutting Through The Noise: How To Run A Successful Talent Community Campaign

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In today’s world of constant information overload, noise, and clutter it can be difficult to attract and retain the attention of those you’re trying to reach. Candidates nowadays are bombarded with emails, targeted ads, and phone calls from all different kinds of sources trying to grab their focus. Even with a talent community full of […]

How to Balance Your Life as A Recruiter

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Recruiting is all about the balancing act. Realistically recruiting is not a 9-5 job. In order to find and place candidates, you have to always be available. Whether it’s via phone, email or text – you are always on. So, within your recruiting career can you obtain a work-life balance while hitting your weekly calls, […]

Stop InMailing Candidates and Start Facebook Messaging Them

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LinkedIn recently gave their site a much-needed redesign, reminding everyone that they very much are still in the social media game. One of the most notable features of their platform’s facelift is the upgrade InMail received. InMail, as even the most novice LinkedIn users know, is the social media site’s messaging service. Whereas InMail used to be […]

What LinkedIn’s Redesign Means For You As A Talent Acquisition Pro

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Recently, the most prominent career-focused social networking site LinkedIn underwent its first major redesign in quite some time. As a talent acquisition pro, hopefully, you’re a power user of the platform, either in its free iteration or with a Recruiter seat. With such a drastic change in design and functionality, you’re probably wondering how the […]