5 Qualities that the Best Recruiters Have in Common (from a Silicon Valley Trainer)

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Facebook’s super “business recruiter” Sarah Clifford was kind enough to introduce me to recruiting trainer expert Jenna Luthy recently (and thanks to Uber’s talent branding star Andrew Levy for hooking me up with Sarah!). Jenna trains recruiters for some of the best companies in Silicon Valley and I asked her to share some of her… Read more »

5 Ways to be a More Proactive Recruiting Leader

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I’ve been recruiting for 19 years and my ears perk up when I hear a theme from Talent Leaders pop up more than a few times. Lately, what I’m hearing is that they feel they need to be more “proactive” in their recruiting efforts. A prime example is Red Bull: their Director of Talent Bryce… Read more »

3 Tips For Spending Much Less On LinkedIn

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Talent Leaders tell us they want to be less dependent on LinkedIn. The first reason is typically financial. The second is they know the behavior of top candidates continues to shift. LinkedIn has changed the way recruiters recruit. We thank LinkedIn for launching a renaissance in recruiting. They will be a key player in recruiting… Read more »

The “Best Of” Twitter From SourceCon

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Sourcing gurus from across North America and EMEA assembled in Atlanta, Georgia last week to discuss the latest in sourcing strategies. The event was well-attended by recruiting leaders and sourcers from a variety of top companies. During the conference, the #sourcecon twitter feed did a “Best Of” takeover of the @ongig handle. A full spectrum… Read more »

The $20,000 Email

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I’m a studious reader of sites like ERE.net, SourceCon, TLNT, and RecruitingBlogs. I’ve read the debate over the demise of agency recruiting. A debate which is filled with emotion, and where sentiments are strong. Reading the commentary and online debate provides perspective, but to me it’s not enough. That’s why a recent conversation with a… Read more »

Top 5 Frustrations In Corporate Recruiting

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Recruiting is difficult. Hiring an awesome employee is a very personal experience for both the candidate and the hiring team. Candidates have aspirations, thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. Recruiters have the same, with the added pressure of big hiring goals to hit. We’ve been curious to know more about the things corporate recruiters perceive to being… Read more »

What Comes First – Passion Or Skill?

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Recently, I came across a book called So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love.  In it, Cal Newport, Ph.D from Georgetown University, claims that following one’s passion might very well be terrible advice. Instead, he feels that we need to leverage our skills, which… Read more »

Why Recruiters Should Take A Page From Marketing’s Book

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According to Dictionary.com, the definition of recruiting is “to engage in finding and attracting employees, new members, students, athletes, etc.”. The key word in this definition is “attracting”. Think of things in life that attract: bait attracts a fish, a zapper attracts mosquitos, …you get the picture. Why should job ads be any different? As it stands today, most job ads aren’t worth 5 seconds… Read more »

The Death Of The Middle-Man Recruiter — Again!

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[This is a guest blog by recruiter Nina Merklina Morrison] Over the past dozen years I have heard proclamations that my job as an external recruiter is on the verge of extinction. Meanwhile, despite the oversights and calls of vocational doom, the job of recruiter persists and the recruitment industry continues to generate billions of… Read more »

Is The Résumé Dead?

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Throughout the 20th Century and now into the 21st, job search pundits have eulogized the résumé as it gives way to technology and time. Through each era, age, fad and phase, the resilient document changes and continues to lead the way for job seekers. Like the Phoenix, the résumé is dynamic,  dying thousands of fiery deaths only to rise from… Read more »