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 […]

How to Build a Referral Campaign That Will Take Your Pipeline to the Next Level

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One of the most sure bets on finding the perfect candidate to fill a role is via a referral. Rather than relying on you and the candidate finding each other, there’s a middleman who can bring the two sides together, confirming on both sides that this role is a great fit for the candidate, and […]

What Should You Be Looking For When Asking Candidates, “What Do You Know About Our Company?”

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There are some interview questions that come standard, regardless of the position or company that a candidate is interviewing for. What is your past experience? Why are you looking for a new opportunity? What is your biggest strength and weakness? And then, of course, what do you know about the company? This standard question can […]

Everything Wrong With the Millennial Job Posting Making Its Rounds on the Internet

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Over the past few years, bashing millennials has overtaken baseball as America’s favorite pastime. Maybe it’s because millennials keep killing various industries, or maybe it’s because it’s very easy to pigeonhole one generation and blame all problems within the workplace on them. Whatever the reason, articles of why millennials are terrible have become so commonplace […]

Dear Kinetix June 5, 2017

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Dear Kinetix is the talent community’s key to expert advice on all things recruiting and employer branding. We take questions from our social media inboxes and share our kick@$$ answers with the world. Don’t worry – all inquisitors have given themselves pseudonyms to protect their identities.   Dear Kinetix, At Kinetix, what source do your recruiters […]

5 Easy Things Recruiters Can Do To Spice Up Their LinkedIn Profiles in the Next 20 Minutes

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Despite tales of doom and gloom for everyone’s favorite professional social network, LinkedIn is still kicking. Earlier this year it went through a massive appearance overhaul, and, as recently as this month, it was reported that 3.4 million candidates are signaling to recruiters they’re open for jobs. In the same way it doesn’t seem like anything can touch Facebook’s […]

Asking for Current Salaries Without Putting Candidates Off

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Recruiting is all about talking to people: talking to candidates during the whole process, talking to hiring managers as you move candidates along, talking to your teammates about different strategies for clients, and the list goes on. With all the people recruiters talk to and all the different conversations they engage in each day, perhaps […]

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 […]