recruiting Category

How To Make Friends and Manipulate People.

I grew up back in the day where the same maxims for career success still applied, and even contrarians (and smart asses) like myself knew that there were a few lines at work you never crossed. It’s the same sort of stuff that’s instilled in us from our earliest days, reinforced by our parents, teachers and peers. Be […]

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Street Cred: Simple Strategies to Stop Sucking At Sourcing.

I started out my career in sourcing; in those days where active job seekers mostly started at the major job boards, finding the names and developing the contact information for potential candidates actually required skill. The task of building a pipeline or slating final candidates for a position through direct sourcing was made easier by […]

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40 Recruiting Buzzword Definitions, Zero Bullshit.

’m just going to jump right into this one; no one wants content or complexity in their content, therefore, leads are just kind of a waste of space. Everyone wants sound bites, instead – 140 characters or less, preferably. So if you hate reading, love infographics and think critical thinking or subtext kind of suck, […]

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Only Fools, Horses and One Lost American: Reverse Imperialism, Recruiting and #RecFest2

Last week, I went to London to talk about creating killer recruiting content at RecFest (that’s #RecFest2 on Twitter). I don’t normally write event wrap up posts, but I kind of feel like I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t, considering the topic, and the fact that I talked a ton about blogging. While I gave […]

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Things Done Changed: The Everyday Struggle of Applicant Tracking Systems.

“And now the shit’s getting crazier and major; Kids younger than me, they got the SkyBrand pagers; Going Out of Town, Blowing Up; 6 Months Later, All the Dead Bodies Showing Up.” -The Notorious B.I.G. There is no single piece of technology that’s more universally despised throughout recruiting’s rank and file than applicant tracking systems. […]

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