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Recruiting Challenges: Getting to “Yes”

April 29th, 2016|Blog|

As a recruiter you speak with hundreds of people a month and see thousands of resumes in your search for the right candidate. We all know that is just the tip of the iceberg; the real challenge begins with trying to get the dialogue started, learning about the candidate’s background, explaining the company and role [...]

What makes a Recruiter Successful?

April 21st, 2016|Blog|

There is a difference between a Recruiter and a successful Recruiter.  A successful Recruiter should have some talent and skills that go beyond the expected.   Below are several ways I’ve found helpful to excel. Use a Go-Getter approach.  Anyone can make a phone call, but a successful Recruiter knows how to start a conversation, break [...]

Candidate Engagement Gone Wrong and How to Recover

April 20th, 2016|Blog|

It has happened to all of us.  At some point you drop the ball, you say the wrong thing, or reach out to the wrong person.  In today’s world with all the different social media outlets these kinds of mistakes can haunt you.  Handling them properly is the only way to recover gracefully. The first [...]

Submitting an Application and Resume- Redundant or Essential?

April 7th, 2016|Blog|

Many applicants don’t understand the need of filling out an application when their resume has already been submitted to the recruiter for review of a specific position. What is the need to fill out the application anyway? All the pertinent information is already laid out in front of me in lucid format, right? Not always. [...]

The Recruiter’s Conundrum

April 6th, 2016|Blog|

  Anyone who has ever worked in Talent Acquisition and has had the job of finding the right person for a position is probably familiar with what I call the ‘Recruiter’s Conundrum.’ The Recruiter’s Conundrum is trying to fill a position with very specific and strict requirements, only to find that interested candidates aren’t qualified [...]

Staying a Step Ahead with Proactive Recruitment

March 29th, 2016|Blog|

Within an industry that thrives on urgency and immediate results, reactive recruitment is normal and expected. However, recruiters who recognize this trend and its limitations can get ahead of the curve by engaging in proactive recruitment. To be a proactive recruiter, you have to be able to see the big picture. You need to adapt [...]

Networking to Find Candidates

March 25th, 2016|Blog|

Did you know about 80% of jobs are found due to networking? Just by having simple conversations with family members, colleagues, friends and casual acquaintances, you - the talent acquisition recruiter - can start to build connections. From a recruiter’s point of view, you are networking and developing a strategy to create a pipeline of [...]

What criteria is MOST important when searching for the “perfect” candidate?

March 14th, 2016|Blog|

This is an important question and one that most likely will have a different answer for every company, hiring manager and open position within a company. This is also a discussion that a recruiter needs to have with each hiring manager first and foremost, even before initiating the recruitment process. Doing so will help ensure they’re not "spinning their wheels" unnecessarily. There will [...]

Secrets of a Happy Relationship Between Hiring Managers and Recruiters

March 10th, 2016|Blog|

The relationship between a hiring manager and a recruiter is the foundation of the hiring process. If this relationship is not a positive one, the entire recruitment cycle becomes a struggle. Much like any other relationship in your life, there are some fundamental keys to keeping this one successful and thriving. Communication is the primary [...]

Dear Hiring Managers, Make the First Step of the Hiring Process a Big One!

March 8th, 2016|Blog|

  We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal. It sets the tone for the rest of the day, and without it, we lack the kick we need to get to off to a good start. The same can be said of the hiring process. The first step can and should be one [...]