Snapchat…Yes, Another Social Media Network…REALLY?

The art of sourcing, recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining top talent has changed drastically over the last five years. Social recruiting is hot and our #1 source in 2015. Every time I think I understand the ins and outs and power of each social media network, I am quickly reminded that I have a lot more to learn. From LinkedIn to Facebook to Twitter to social analytics to Instagram to Snapchat, social media recruiting results are too powerful to ignore.

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What Do Recruiters Really Do Anyway?

Differences abound with recruiters. Some recruiters work in a corporate environment only sourcing talent for their organization and others work independently identifying talent for a variety of companies. Most recruiting professionals focus on a particular niche or specialty. Recruiters often work a specific geographic area as well. Several recruiters work on a contingent basis, and others only search for positions and candidates if they are working exclusively. Synonyms for recruiting professionals run the gamut and include: talent acquisition professional, head hunter, sourcing specialist, account manager, search consultant, human resources professional, talent scout, and a variety of others. So, what do these professionals do that’s so valuable anyway? Well, since recruiters lack similarities, it depends.

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Job Seekers: Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Recruiters?

Too many recruiters out there are doing it all wrong. They spend their days forwarding job descriptions to people with good-looking resumes and then cross their fingers, hoping that something sticks. Is that all you want from your recruiters? A bunch of generic job descriptions in your inbox? There is a lot more to making a career move than finding job postings. If you are looking for a partner to confidentially help you find a better job opportunity, here are a few factors to consider.

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Are you getting the most out of your recruiters?

Too many recruiters out there are doing it all wrong. They spend their days forwarding resumes to companies and then cross their fingers, hoping that something sticks. You’re looking for a programmer? Here are a dozen resumes of programmers. Do you like any of them? Sound familiar? As someone who specializes in recruiting and staffing, I understand a lot more goes into hiring the best people than finding good-looking resumes. If you are looking for a partner to help you hire great people, rather than a resume-flinger who wastes your time, here are a few factors to consider.

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New Year, New Job?

Have you ever thought about changing jobs? With all the economic doom and gloom the past couple years; it is easy to see why people might be afraid to make a move. Too many people lost their jobs due to the recession, leaving those who managed to stay in one of three categories:

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Dispelling the Myth About Recruiters

When you hear the word “Recruiter”, what kind of person comes to mind? Someone who tries to trick you into taking a new job? Someone who forwards your resume all over town without discussing each opportunity with you, maybe? I have talked to many job seekers and employers during the past few years who think we are just that – questionable “salespeople” out to get you. I would be lying if I said that this is never the case. As with any profession, there are some pretty bad recruiters out there who give the rest of us a bad name. The thing is, if all recruiters were like the negative stereotype, there is no way I would still be doing this job.

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