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A Recruiter’s Perspective on Effective Job Descriptions

June 1st, 2017|Blog|

Job descriptions are a cornerstone in recruitment, and a lot of what I do is intertwined with their effectiveness. They’re a common thread throughout the industry that can either attract or repel the very talent my clients are searching for. Far too often do I see laundry list type job descriptions; bullet points of qualifications [...]

“Shopping” for Candidates: Sourcing vs. Online Shopping

May 17th, 2017|Blog|

At my current company, we’ve always focused on keeping an eye out for entry level talent that possesses the skillsets or “key elements” necessary in order to be successful in a Recruiting or Sourcing role and then we continuously work on teaching them the rest. Often, in our initial conversations with potential Sourcers, we ask [...]

The Elevator Pitch and How It Can Help You Land the Ideal Candidate

May 16th, 2017|Blog|

Preparing an elevator pitch is a great way to let a candidate know about the position your company has available. Let’s say you are at a networking event and meet someone who may be a great fit based on what they tell you about their past positions.  Do you get their information and reach out [...]

Tips to help sell yourself during an Interview

May 9th, 2017|Blog|

Some people have a gift for sales.  However in the job-seeking business, good salesmanship requires listening carefully to the interviewer and reading the interviewer's body language. You must be intuitive enough to take what you hear during the interview process and directly use it towards your interviewing pitch. Be flexible. Don't try and do the [...]

How to do Lunch

May 9th, 2017|Blog|

Lately I have been meeting with a lot of candidates over lunch.  I like doing this because it is a little less formal and it gives me and the candidate a chance to have a more candid conversation. However, for some, it could add new layers of stress to the situation.  The best way to [...]

No Problem Can Be Solved…

May 4th, 2017|Blog|

  “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”  – Albert Einstein This quote adorns the wall when you enter our offices.  For many who visit, it’s an interesting visual.  For some, it’s a point of interest that makes them pause and think.  But for those of us who [...]

How’s your talent bench looking??

May 3rd, 2017|Blog|

As Recruitment Professionals, we are constantly focused on ensuring our clients obtain the best qualified candidates for their positions.  However, we can be so focused on our client’s needs that we often do not take enough care to ensure we have our own healthy pipeline of internal candidates when we need to add to our [...]

Sourcing Pipelines: How do you keep track of your sourced candidates?

April 26th, 2017|Blog|

Most, if not all, of us in HR and TA use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) - and it does just that - tracks applicants. When you’re an applicant that applies to a job board posting or through a company’s website, most of the time you are re-directed to a link to apply for the [...]

What’s Your Signature?

April 12th, 2017|Blog|

In communicating with clients, hiring managers, and candidates all day, there are tons of email and messages being sent back and forth.  Most of us have our set signature that we use every time.  I use “Thank you” and have colleagues who stick to “Regards” or “Kindly,” but what about the awkward decline email?  Not [...]

Keys to Effective Sourcing

April 11th, 2017|Blog|

Over my 8 years in Talent Acquisition, I’ve definitely learned a lot about the new age of recruiting and sourcing.  The new norm in most companies is to separate the sourcing career path from recruiting all together.  The reason for this is that it takes a completely different personality and mindset to be successful within [...]