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 […]

Making Your Network Stronger Is All About Doing the Little Things

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Hey superstar recruiters, I see you making placement after placement, and this one’s for you. You’ve got it all, and you’re on top of the world. You get a req, hunt for and sweet talk the perfect candidate, show the hiring manager what’s so great about them, crush the placement and move along to the […]

How To Make The Recruiter Nice List

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It’s no secret that this festive time of year is BIG for talent acquisition pros. Candidates are using this holiday break downtime to scour job boards, reassess yearly goals and agree to new opportunities. You might be asking: How can recruiters get in on this seasonal spike in candidate activity? With a little help from […]