How To Snare The Purple Squirrel

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Ah, the ever-mythical purple squirrel. It’s a recruiting concept as present as “the funnel.” Recruiters are always on the hunt for the purple squirrel: that perfect candidate that will make your client pick up the phone and cry, “How did you find them? They’re amazing!”  But what do you do when the purple squirrel is […]

What’s the Secret to Great Recruiting?

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Our recruiting clients don’t hire us to help them find the best talent for their organization because it’s easy.   If it were easy, Kinetix wouldn’t exist, and I would be writing this from my parents’ basement. The reality is that whenever I talk to new clients about their hiring needs, they always ask the […]

Sharon Schmitt: Seriously Spectacular!

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You know Sharon Schmitt! It’s impossible not to–Sharon is one of Kinetix’s most familiar faces, always Skyping into our general meetings and being the rockstar recruiter we know and love. In fact, word on the street is that she’s about to celebrate her eight year anniversary. We know–time flies! So what makes Sharon #AllInForKinetix? We asked […]

What to Tell Candidates to Wear to Their Interview

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First impressions are everything. We all know this from experience; every interaction with someone new is another chance to impress. And one of the most important times to worry about first impressions is during a face-to-face job interview. As recruiters know, candidates always have questions about what to wear to interviews–which is valid because most […]

How to Cultivate Your Personal Brand as A Talent Acquisition Professional

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Here at Kinetix, we’re encouraged to keep our individuality on full display while we tackle the latest and greatest in the HR and recruiting worlds. Heck, even our work pods are decorated with photos, pop culture references, and various character trinkets, and there are more than just rumored sightings of the Nerf gun near the […]

7 Approaches to Boost Candidate Experience

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Want to be an effective leader in recruiting? Being at the front of the recruiting race starts with what you bring to the candidate experience. The personal touches and style you put into the process are what will make you stand out to candidates, clients, and your fellow recruiters. Here’s how to boost your candidate […]

Selling the Side Step to Talent in 2019

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There’s a hard sell for recruiters, and it’s known as the “lateral move.” How can you convince that Sales Manager that this management position would be better for them in the long run, even if it doesn’t have a title that is quite as forthright and may not be 100% sales focused? Glassdoor and Lisa […]

Control Only What You Can Control

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Those of you that know me have heard about my son Chase who plays college tennis. I know that some of you are saying, “not again!” Well, yes, again, but this time I’m going to make a point. Recently, Chase was in a close match. His opponent was making what Chase thought (and Chase’s daddy […]

How to Choose Between Two Awesome Candidates

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It’s your job as a recruiter and talent agent to connect the right people with the right jobs. After you’ve gone through the normal sourcing song and dance, found passive and active candidates, identified who is qualified and passionate, and handed them over to interview with the hiring manager, most of the job is primarily […]

The Very Worst Things Candidates Do: Volume 1

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On some clear nights, recruiters wish upon faraway stars that their candidates won’t fall for the easy (and obvious) traps. Don’t wear flip flops to the interview, don’t chew gum when talking to the hiring manager, don’t inquire about anyone’s age—it’s simple advice like this that talent pros would love to stop telling candidates. But […]