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5 Big Fat Lies Recruiters Tell Candidates

Most recruiters are honest and upfront with job seekers. Largely caring and committed, recruiters often genuinely care about every candidate, even if they don’t necessarily always show it.  But many of the most common put-offs, while usually well-intentioned and largely innocuous, are as integrated into the recruiting process as applicant tracking systems and reference checks. The good […]

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Not Another HR and Recruiting Post

I started this blog as a way to kind of aggregate all the content I put out on other sites in my day job, which, in hindsight, probably wasn’t necessary because, well, I’m a writer who hates to write and has about the same level of output as Harper Lee (although obviously not in quality). […]

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Video Recruiting & Hiring: Ready for Prime Time?

While I was attending film school (a qualifier that probably severely undercuts the credibility of the rest of this article), I never ceased to be amazed at the fact that while my emerging oeuvre of crappy handheld shorts – always shot without any semblance of a budget, production design or, you know, an actual narrative […]

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How Recruiters Read Resumes

Let me be clear: I actually admire those who have figured out a way to monetize providing services to the unemployed. Most marketers would probably, conducting a SWOT analysis, point to the fact that categorically, those without jobs who are “actively looking” likely lack disposable income. But, you see, that’s capitalism in action.

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On Writing

If you’ve noticed I haven’t posted a lot of content recently, the truth of the matter is, I don’t write a lot of content that’s not copy I’m getting paid for.  Why?  It’s simple, really.  I hate writing.  But I have the curse of being able to do it cogently, and sometimes, eloquently. But the […]

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My HR Confession

Because I’m too tired to write anything.

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Recruiting, Karma and the Candidate Experience

Originally published on the Talent Technology Blog We can talk about candidate experience all day (and do), but here’s the real reason why recruiters should care: as last in, first out when it comes to headcount, and as a pretty significant corporate cost center, you’re basically one bad business decision away from being a candidate […]

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