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Interviewer Basics: Crafting a Style That Works for You

May 25th, 2016|Blog|

Interviewing techniques are vital to the success of recruiters who are looking to secure top talent and build lasting connections. Throughout my recruitment experience, I’ve crafted a style that is true to my personality and effective for our clients. But finding what worked best for me did not happen overnight; in fact, it took a [...]

In Recruiting, Communication Counts

May 19th, 2016|Blog|

I was recently asked to present a workshop to recruiters at my company, focusing on client communication and customer service. These topics are important in the recruiting world because it’s not only what you say but how you say it that can affect business. So, what is the main lesson for recruiters? From an individual [...]

Don’t Connect and Forget: 6 Steps to Make Lasting Connections

May 11th, 2016|Blog|

  People like to connect with others, especially recruiters who continually look for new ways to connect with new people every day.  This is so often done by just clicking the “Friend Request” or “Connect” button and waiting for them to come to you.  Doing this creates an empty network. It will seldom be helpful [...]

Recruiting Process Outsourcing– I’ll Break It Down For You

May 6th, 2016|Blog|

Yes, I am a recruiter for an RPO company. And it always surprises me just how much confusion there is about RPO. While working for an RPO company, it has been brought to my attention just how under the radar RPO is – especially if you are not familiar with the recruiting industry despite its [...]

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 [...]