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Inside Proofy.io With Dean DaCosta

Inside Proofy.io With Dean DaCosta

We love our email verification recruiting tools as an essential part of our stack. Determining if a list of emails is fully valid and deliverable saves a ton of time, money and a lot of headaches.  Dean DaCosta took an inside look into Proofy.io. So what is Proofy.io?...
Loxo AI: An Inside Look

Loxo AI: An Inside Look

We first talked about Loxo back in this post in 2016 as a clean ATS with modern UI and a built-in CRM that was created from the ground up for the agency and executive recruiters.  Loxo also has a chrome extension and a widget which can be used as a bookmarklet for...
VR in Recruiting is a Reality

VR in Recruiting is a Reality

Virtual reality has been a thing of science fiction for most of our lives and has only recently come to hands of consumers with some extra cash to throw around. However – clearly there is a future (and one not too far off I would date say) that virtual reality is...
Recruiting Live with Marc Coleman

Recruiting Live with Marc Coleman

#HRTechWorld San Francisco 2017 In 5 years HR Tech World has morphed from 400 to 6000 attendees. In 2017, appetite for the Greatest HR Shows on Earth scales even more over 3 locations with attendees from over 120 countries! Now is the most exciting time to be an HR...
Running Your ATS Off

Running Your ATS Off

If you ever played sports you know that there are many different drills that teach you the skills needed for different parts of the game.  However, there is one fundamental skill that nearly every professional sport requires, and it is running.  It is, as they say,...
Write Job Posts for the Right Employees

Write Job Posts for the Right Employees

It’s no secret that the technology industry has one of the highest employee turnover rates. This is partially due to how culturally acceptable and normalized it has become too frequently change jobs. This coupled with the increased access job seekers have to...
Screening Out vs. Screening In Could Cost you Billions

Screening Out vs. Screening In Could Cost you Billions

There is a trend in Silicon Valley tech companies who boast of having the highest recruiting standards and “hiring only the best.” These companies pride themselves on the hard interview questions and the belabored hiring processes they have created. While on...
Is LinkedIn Sales Navigator a Waste of Money?

Is LinkedIn Sales Navigator a Waste of Money?

Here is the  most popular question I have received in the past ten days: LinkedIn user: “Bruce, where is ‘search’ in the new user interface?” Me: “In Sales Navigator.”LinkedIn user: “< much profanity deleted here >.” As the new user interface is being rolled...
No One Cares About Your Lame Data

No One Cares About Your Lame Data

So you work for an organization that has drank the proverbial recruiting and sourcing kool-aide and they beat the drum of measurement. Now you are tasked to start measuring recruiting effectiveness. “We have to measure what matters…” Right? If you measure it, it...
How to Recruit Millennials and other Creatures

How to Recruit Millennials and other Creatures

If you didn’t know who Simon Sinek was before, you have probably seen the viral video he has about managing millennials.  What Millennials Want Once I got past the bullshit rationale that Sinek espouses, I loved this video for the larger point about the importance of...
No Drama Demo: Jobvite

No Drama Demo: Jobvite

 No Drama Demo: Jobvite Do any of these sound familiar: Is your time to hire taking up way too much time? Are your referral rates dismal? Has reporting become a hub of chaos where stakeholders are missing key information? Did you outgrow your ATS? Can you quantify...
Recruiting Confessions: My Quest for the Best ATS

Recruiting Confessions: My Quest for the Best ATS

If you are a good recruiter, you are tracking your applicants. When my partner and I decided to open up our agency, we knew we would have to find a good Applicant Tracking System (ATS.) After all, every agency and every corporate Human Resources department requires...
Your Job Descriptions Suck : #HRAgainstLame

Your Job Descriptions Suck : #HRAgainstLame

Visualize your current job postings for a second. Are they long text documents with 20 or 30 beneficial traits or skills you want in a candidate? A few paragraphs, a few sets of bullet points, some required EEOC language? Do they look and sound like every other job...
LinkedIn? Never Heard of it. Not an April Fools Joke.

LinkedIn? Never Heard of it. Not an April Fools Joke.

There are people in this world who do not use LinkedIn. This is not an April Fools joke. I have clients that do not know of or ever heard of Linkedin. As a person who has built a career around being a LinkedIn specialist, this baffles me. As odd as it may seem,  these...
3 Reasons Why I Love Using Slack

3 Reasons Why I Love Using Slack

Do you know what Slack and cool have in common? Everything. I know I’m not the first person to discover slack, but I am definitely a huge fan. We started using the messaging app for internal communication here at fltr.la  about two months ago. Our team runs on...
March Madness: Talent Recruiting Edition

March Madness: Talent Recruiting Edition

At first glance, employees may seem unusually attentive to their work this week: sitting at their desks, heads down, conducting research, making decisions and dutifully completing required forms. And then it dawns on you: March Madness has arrived, and they’re filling...
Following Recruiting Asia: Now and In the Future

Following Recruiting Asia: Now and In the Future

I had the great pleasure of representing my beloved employer – Randstad Sourceright at the first ever – “Sourcing Summit Asia” conference in Singapore. (#sosuasia) After my presentation there, I met with several clients and potential partners...
The Crazy to Hire Matrix

The Crazy to Hire Matrix

Firstly I should point out that this is a bit of fun, and need not be taken too seriously. However, as with all good jokes, it works better if it’s real enough to be plausible. We’ve all recruited and sourced a candidate before that was perfect skill-wise for...
Tech Job Board Pricing Guide

Tech Job Board Pricing Guide

Posting jobs is still a necessary evil in the recruiting world. Finding the best job boards is tough enough. Once you locate the job board you want to post on, how much will it cost you? The answer is as varied as the number of job boards out there, but the cost is...
LinkedIn Is 277% More Effective Than Everything.

LinkedIn Is 277% More Effective Than Everything.

Take social media statistics with a grain of salt. An enormous grain of salt. How many times have you seen someone use the following to support some claim they are making: LinkedIn is 277% more effective at <insert favorite task here> than other social media....
Yo, Sucka: How You Are Getting Played By LinkedIn

Yo, Sucka: How You Are Getting Played By LinkedIn

LinkedIn had 400 million users, but three-quarters of them log in once a month…or less One of the statistics that jumped out at me in LinkedIn’s 2015 Q3 earnings report was that while LinkedIn now has four hundred million users, three-quarters of them are not...
3 Mobile Recruiting Trends You Need to Know for 2016

3 Mobile Recruiting Trends You Need to Know for 2016

On Wednesday Deloitte released their annual Global Mobile Consumer Survey and as predicted mobile usage is on the rise. What was shocking however, was the scale, frequency, and purposes for which consumers are leveraging mobile. Not surprising is the growth of mobile...
ATS Review – Lever

ATS Review – Lever

A few weeks ago I promised a story about Lever, and why they should be used when you take hiring seriously. Today, in my ATS review, I will talk about how Lever can help you doing better hiring. You know, the things that make you successful as a recruiter. It kind of...
Chopsticks or Fork? LineHire

Chopsticks or Fork? LineHire

    I love Pad Thai, and pretty much anything that comes out of an Asian kitchen!  Apparently lots of folks like what’s coming out of Mama Fu’s Asian House.  This fast Asian restaurant is opening up new locations faster than you can say ‘egg roll’!  When...
This Is How Employer Branding Is Done!

This Is How Employer Branding Is Done!

In this podcast… “Do what you love?” Yes, please! If *anyone* understands how Employer Branding can help people get the “right job for them and the company,” it’s Bryan Chaney. As Director of Employer Brand, Bryan is responsible for attracting talent...
8 Ways to Guess and Verify Email Addresses

8 Ways to Guess and Verify Email Addresses

Every recruiter and sourcer will find themselves in the position where they guess what a potential candidates email is. LinkedIn InMail policy makes it even tougher to reach out to candidates. This post will give you eight ways to verify email addresses and even help...
Email Best Practices for Recruiting Organizations

Email Best Practices for Recruiting Organizations

ATTN: Talent Acquisition teams. If there is a key area to borrow from the marketing side of the house, it’s in email marketing best practices. Pardot, one of the leading marketing automation platforms, reported these powerful statistics about email in 2015: For 70% of...
Real HR Innovators Are Willing to Be Fired

Real HR Innovators Are Willing to Be Fired

In this podcast… The founders of Key Interval Research, analysts John Sumser and William Tincup, are known for their candor… and they don’t disappoint. Talking about everything from how an HR function evolves in an organization (it’s often a...
Best of/Worst of: Salary Negotiation

Best of/Worst of: Salary Negotiation

In this podcast… In our latest Best of/Worst of podcast Amy Ala, Recruiting Consultant for Microsoft, joins host Daniel Fogel for the Best of/Worst of treatment on the Salary Negotiation process. Discussing recent stories in the news like Reddit eliminating...
7 Awesome Talent / Recruiting Hacks

7 Awesome Talent / Recruiting Hacks

So most of us are now reaching out to people directly, shunning the reactive side when they see how much they can accomplish when they go for active reach outs to people who can do the job.Because this is such a qualitative process, people become innovative with their...
Tech Battle : LinkedIn vs Extensions

Tech Battle : LinkedIn vs Extensions

With increasing regularity over the past couple of months I am receiving emails like this: “Hey Bruce, have you heard of these guys? They claim their software can view LinkedIn profiles automatically, and export the Profile details to a spreadsheet, and it will also...
Recruiting Hacks with Mark Totorici

Recruiting Hacks with Mark Totorici

Watch to see Mark Tortorici, Founder, Training Manager and Staffing Manager at Transform Talent Acquisition, and Daniel Fogel, VP of Content and Community at RecruitingBlogs share the latest in technology, software and recruiting hacks to make your life easier at...
Have You Discovered ZipRecruiter Resumes Yet?

Have You Discovered ZipRecruiter Resumes Yet?

ZipRecruiter, whose name you recognize of course from their job posting and social sharing offerings, now offers a searchable resume database access. When candidates apply for a job, they can opt-in making their resumes searchable by all employers who use the system....
Best of/Worst of: Candidate Experience

Best of/Worst of: Candidate Experience

In this podcast… Amy Ala, Recruiting Consultant from Microsoft joins this week’s Best of/Worst of to explore Candidate Experience. The Best of/Worst of series reviews the examples, bad and good, of each step in the recruiting process. Learning from shared pain...
What no one Tells you About Psychometric Testing

What no one Tells you About Psychometric Testing

Psychometric testing has long been splitting opinions in the recruitment industry, with one camp of recruiters labelling them a valuable assessment resource and the other labelling them a pseudoscientific pile of crock.  Despite the substantial doubt cast over their...
Best of/Worst of: Recruiting Emails

Best of/Worst of: Recruiting Emails

In this podcast… The Best of/Worst podcast series explores how sometimes bad examples can be more illuminating when it comes to process improvement than good examples.   In this week’s Best of/Worst RecruitingBlogs Director of Marketing Katrina Kibben and...
Best of/Worst of: Onboarding

Best of/Worst of: Onboarding

In this podcast… The Best of/Worst podcast series explores how sometimes bad examples can be more illuminating when it comes to process improvement than good examples.   In this week’s Best of/Worst RecruitingBlogs Director of Marketing Katrina Kibben and...
Using Google Plus for Recruiting

Using Google Plus for Recruiting

Google Plus is a hidden treasure trove for recruiters and yet it is still largely undiscovered and unutilized by many recruiters. Many people write it off with the belief that no one uses Google Plus. Well, that’s not entirely true. People do still use it and you can...
3 Video Interview Tips To Hire The Best

3 Video Interview Tips To Hire The Best

Video is everywhere. Today alone, 89 million Americans will watch 1.2 billion videos. And according to Cisco, online video users will double to 1.5 billion by the year 2016. So when it comes to finding great candidates for your clients, the odds are pretty decent...
SmartRecruiters: 200,000 Jobs and Counting

SmartRecruiters: 200,000 Jobs and Counting

  SF startup’s 40,000+ customers created 200,000 jobs since Sept. 2010 We recently had a conversation with Jerome Ternynck of SmartRecruiters about his platform for recruiters and reaching this milestone: What are the best reasons he has heard about why a recruiter or...

Social Networking Pages Impact Job Hires

Sponsored Blog Post With the massive explosion of social networking all happening within the past five years or so, experts are just coming to grips with the full magnitude of what has happened with the technology and the effects this is having on other industries. It...
Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 I was in an office wide goals meeting at Comphealth in Norwalk CT.  I can still remember the gorgeous blue skies on my commute that day.  We all stood around the President’s desk going over recruiting goals and some awards.  Phones were...
We Remember: September 11 Ten Years Later

We Remember: September 11 Ten Years Later

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 I was in an office wide goals meeting at Comphealth in Norwalk CT.  I can still remember the gorgeous blue skies on my commute that day.  We all stood around the President’s desk going over recruiting goals and some awards.  Phones were...
My Steps To Becoming A Recruiter

My Steps To Becoming A Recruiter

I did not tell my parents when I was 5 that someday I was going to be a recruiter. After high school I didn’t try to find Recruiting 101 classes. And when I graduated college I wasn’t applying for work at every local recruiting firm I could find. I fell into it. Just...
365 Days And Counting…

365 Days And Counting…

It will be a year on June 15th. Tim and I started Recruiting Daily in May of 2010 but we made it official on the 15th of June: we were going to start a blog in the recruiting world. We enjoyed all the other blogs out there and their specific qualities, but we wanted a...
Avoid Another WTF Moment

Avoid Another WTF Moment

How many times have you had to say this eloquent line when recruiting? I have had my share. The goal of running a professional desk is to make sure that you don’t say this very often. But by nature of our work with people, it is still going to happen. Yes, there...
7 Simple Tips To Deal With Negative People

7 Simple Tips To Deal With Negative People

The following post is from Zenhabits.net an excellent and highly ranked blog that is filled with suggestions on successful, simple living.  I found the following post/guest post to be a familiar topic that I would share with my recruiting teams.  I wish I had this...
10 Reasons A Recruiter Kicks A Job Boards Ass

10 Reasons A Recruiter Kicks A Job Boards Ass

1.  Find the passive jobs! Often times recruiting firms and hiring companies will not go straight to the job board route due to time constraints and costs. They will not only source candidates internally but will make a quick call to a recruiter to see who is actively...
Your Dissatisfaction Is A Gift

Your Dissatisfaction Is A Gift

Reading this piece reminded me of how recruiters motivate candidates to make a change when they are unhappy (passive) but not doing anything about it.  Let me know if you agree. Post written by Jonathon Mead of Illuminatedmind.net Most of the time, we compartmentalize...
Your Service Sucks, That’s Why!

Your Service Sucks, That’s Why!

I recently had a day full of eye opening experiences. The kind of day that makes you wonder if there is a full moon or if you did some wrong to someone but was unaware. I run my own business and this day reminded me of some simple, common sense, wisdom: Customer...
MI5 Launches Online Recruitment Game for Spies

MI5 Launches Online Recruitment Game for Spies

Recruiting Daily presents a guest post from Geoff Newman of RecruitmentGenius… Britain’s domestic secret service, MI5, has launched a cunning online recruitment game to get a gauge on the skills of potential spies as they embark on the rigorous recruitment...

Boolean Search Strings and Life

  This post has been contributed by Sarang Brahme Earlier today I was delivering a Boolean Training session for our new members in the sourcing team. My aim was to simplify the Boolean concept for sourcing. Often it is mistaken that “Boolean” is very scientific...
January Recruitment Figures Show Strong Demand

January Recruitment Figures Show Strong Demand

Today we welcome a guest post from Geoff Newman of Recruitment Genius Monthly recruitment figures compiled by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) have shown that January saw the fastest rise in the number of people gaining permanent jobs for six months....
Secret Insider Recruiting Tool: Direct Mail

Secret Insider Recruiting Tool: Direct Mail

When I started recruiting physicians in 1996, my first year was about building my desk.  I called every physician office in New England.  Sure, I found a lot of empty message takers and hang ups.  But I did built up my desk and network.  I found many job leads and...
People Search with Zoominfo

People Search with Zoominfo

Do you subscribe? You should, we give away really cool things for free: Click to Subscribe Sourcing for candidates can be simple or it can be frustrating. Putting aside the intricacies of deep web searching this  series will be dedicated to listing and explaining some...
15 Applicant Tracking Softwares & Systems

15 Applicant Tracking Softwares & Systems

  Depending on your business, Applicant Tracking Systems are typically an essential part of your business to keep organized and efficient. There are tricks and work-a-round for those without an ATS but there are usually free to very low cost options that are...
Leave It All On The Field

Leave It All On The Field

I read this post and thought of all of you.  This is a great year end/beginning post to get you fired up and ready to enjoy life! We at RD take this week as the set up for all we want to accomplish in 2011, and this simple formula is one I think we can utilize. Please...
RecruitingDaily Advice For Christmas Week

RecruitingDaily Advice For Christmas Week

Sometimes at this time of year, when we are all going crazy working and preparing for the holidays, we need a little sage advice to SLOW the heck down!  Who better than…. When In Doubt Simplify Post written by Leo Babauta. It’s the time of year when everyone is...
RecruitingDaily Training Tip: Time Management

RecruitingDaily Training Tip: Time Management

Successful sales people (the BIG billers) are experts at MANAGING THEIR TIME. They come in everyday ready to go and make things happen. One key trait is time organization and planning. Here is a recent training session where we went over the best practices for the...

Monday Morning Motivation – Time To Rock Out!

A week ago I realized on my way to work that the news and talk radio was just full of commercials and I turned off the car radio.  It was a bright day but the news didn’t match how I felt.  Then it dawned on me, time to rock out.  Being a fan of U2 I had a song...
RecruitingDaily Simple Tip: Love Your Phone

RecruitingDaily Simple Tip: Love Your Phone

Maybe this is just a reminder, a wake up, or a simple tip.  I am not entirely sure.  But what I do know is the enemy of successful recruiting is Call Reluctance.  I learned this simple term the hard way from an early manager.  Every recruiting difficulty I discussed...
Top Ten Things Aruba Taught Me About Life and Work

Top Ten Things Aruba Taught Me About Life and Work

10.  Even in Aruba it can rain for a little while.  There are the people that run for cover and get grouchy and those that swim up to the pool bar and ignore it.  Which are you? 9.  Everyone moves slow in Aruba.  It is known as Aruba time to the the foreign invaders...
The 10 largest Recruiting groups on LinkedIn

The 10 largest Recruiting groups on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is full of feature rich content outside of connecting with people you don’t know.  As a recruiter you can leverage groups in a couple of ways to help better your business. You can join industry based groups in line to the types of individuals that you...
Recruiting is Dead, Again…Yawn

Recruiting is Dead, Again…Yawn

There has been a lot of chatter lately about how changes that are coming down from Linkedin as well as other major social networks are going to be the end of agency recruiters.  There has been more chatter also regarding how the third part recruiter is no longer...
Selecting an ATS: Trials, Successes and Failure’s

Selecting an ATS: Trials, Successes and Failure’s

Michael Goldberg based in Dallas Texas is a frequent contributor to blogs in the recruiting space. He is currently engulfed in a project reviewing and selecting the next applicant tracking system for his recruiting firm. For those that have been part of  an ATS...
Creating A Simple Habit For Success

Creating A Simple Habit For Success

For a long time I have been a daily reader, disciple if you will, of Leo Babauta the author of the famous ZenHabits.net blog as well as some excellent books on creating habits to develop a fulfilling and simply productive life.  Some of his early posts dealt with...
Sourcing Resumes with CraigsPal.

Sourcing Resumes with CraigsPal.

Do you subscribe? You should, we give away really cool things for free: Click to Subscribe As a recruiter you goal is to use the right tool at the right time to uncover the right talent or information.  Craigslist is often a tool of choose for recruiters but I have to...
A Recruiting Daily ATS Top Ten Wish List

A Recruiting Daily ATS Top Ten Wish List

In my post on Recruiting Technology Top Ten I received good feedback from many sources and had more than one conversation on one item in particular, the Applicant Tracking System or ATS.  There is perhaps no greater discussed and debated topic on recruiting forums....
Organic Sourcing – Simple Recruiting

Organic Sourcing – Simple Recruiting

Sometimes the simple things are the best, and most overlooked.  I work hard to simplify wherever I can and had a pleasant reminder recently.  I received a call from a candidate this weekend that I talk to from time to time about the market, business, and medicine.  We...
TOP TEN Common Recruiter Mistakes

TOP TEN Common Recruiter Mistakes

By no means am I claiming to be an expert.  But I have worked in recruiting long enough and did enough hiring and training of recruiters to know when mistakes are being made.  Some of the best and some of the worst recruiters make mistakes and this is a short list....

Monday Morning Motivation – 10 Quotes

I like to read quotes from those who have had success.  The inspire me and I keep many of them in my office in places where I can see them regularly.  Below is a sample of some that I find ring true for the recruiters desk, and anyone that is running a business.  No...
The 5 Steps to Hitting Your Goals

The 5 Steps to Hitting Your Goals

The only way to succeed in your business and life plan, is to make sure you know and focus on your goals…..here is an excellent excerpt from the ZenHabits.net master….Leo Babauta: How often do you review your goals? Every year? If so, you may be ahead of...
Recruiters are full of SH*T…

Recruiters are full of SH*T…

Recruiters are full of Shit. I know I am one. We are in the running to present at SXSW this year and we need your vote. I’ll be paneling with some of the craziest personalities online in the recruiting world and we’d love your support. We’ll have a  room full of...

Monday Morning Motivation: Make it a Great Day

Every once and a while I remind myself that I have it real good, a great family, and that I can always do more to push myself. The work is hard, but you have to work hard at it to succeed. When you think you are working hard, watch this video…and ask…am I...
Why I Recruit…

Why I Recruit…

When I explain what I do for a living, they understand that I am a recruiter, but they don’t always understand why recruiters are needed.  I enjoy explaining it to them, and this is how I tell the story. I recruit because searching for a new position your field,...

The Recruiter's Soft Good-Bye

I had a recent experience that is a reminder of how important NOT burning a bridge can be.  My candidate was interested in a new job opening with a company that she interviewed with a year ago.  This job was more of what her experience was in line with and frankly...
Recruiting Technology Top 10 List (my desk)

Recruiting Technology Top 10 List (my desk)

The most common daily production tool is now the Smartphone.  It is hard to remember that just 10 years ago we were lucky to have a laptop that we could use for remote work.   You cannot go anywhere today without seeing someone staring into a Smartphone.  At traffic...
Top 10 Successful Recruiter Traits

Top 10 Successful Recruiter Traits

What are the recruiting traits you would consider as the most important to a successful recruiting career?  RecruitingDaily.com came up with our Top 10.  How does your list compare? 10. Upbeat/Motivated – The successful recruiter is not only motivated but also sounds...
Stop Thinking, Start Recruiting

Stop Thinking, Start Recruiting

My newly recruited candidate wanted to be in Florida, east coast, not near his family but not too far away.  Maybe closer to West Palm, but not too close.  We had 3 positions that he qualified for in Florida.  One offered the best location, the next offered the best...
Are You Doing All You Can For Your Candidate?

Are You Doing All You Can For Your Candidate?

A short conversation very early on in my first year of recruiting physicians with my manager: “I have two interviews set up with my newest candidate.  This one feels good!” “Excellent!  Let me ask you, have you done everything you can to help him find a job?” “Yes, I...
Simplify Your Recruiting Workday

Simplify Your Recruiting Workday

I have worked in a few industries and there are very little that can compare to recruiting and the recruiting workday.  Keeping your desk, your self, and your work organized can be a job in and of itself.  At least it always has been for me.  I am a regular reader of...
Simple Truths Win

Simple Truths Win

One thing I can guarantee is that the first time anyone gets into recruiting they viewed it as a more noble position than just sales. I thought this too at first. “I am going to help others” and “people are going to need this service”. And the first thing I learned is...
Bit.ly refereshes it’s interface

Bit.ly refereshes it’s interface

URL Shortner Bit.ly has refreshed its look and has added a few new features. It’s actually a pretty sweet deal, looks nicer and run  much quicker.  The foundation is still the same allowing you to shorten, share manage   and track your URL’s. So what’s new with...
TRU USA and Me

TRU USA and Me

Is it TRU that I’m a geek for spending 3 days with a hotel full of sourcers? Maybe, but you’re the loser for not attending (accept those so graciously stuck on the ground in the UK) and missing out on  seriously great content. This was another corporate conference...
Recruiting with Facebook Events

Recruiting with Facebook Events

The stats are overwhelming and numbers don’t lie. If you are like most recruiters, you think about recruiting with Facebook, but never really take full advantage of its features. One feature that I use with clients both internal and external is the use of Facebook...
Recruiting Blitz 4-9-2010

Recruiting Blitz 4-9-2010

Two great article apssed on from @GeoffPeterson this week that I loved. 12 Social Media Secrets From World’s Top Superstars http://bit.ly/a5qS4y How smart entrepreneurs are finding money and happiness in an office-free life. I found this article to be pretty...
10 must have FireFox Add-on’s for Recruiters

10 must have FireFox Add-on’s for Recruiters

Researching is an essential part of a recruiter’s day. Trying to stay focused is comparable to not eating chocolate on a diet. Here’s a  compilation of my top 10 apps I run on Firefox today. I don’t use all of them all of the time, but they are all active and make use...
Whoozy – The People Search Engine

Whoozy – The People Search Engine

Two years ago in 2008 I introduced Whoozy to the community of onRecruitngblogs.com.  Well a lot has changed since then so I wanted to re-introduce the tool and the new features that make this a success for me. There are few key things that I particularly like about...
Sourcing with LinkedIn’s profile organizer

Sourcing with LinkedIn’s profile organizer

The LinkedIn profile organizer is a neat little feature that LinkedIn has added into the free features  of their service. In my opinion it’s to entice the recruiter to trial and ultimately purchase a license to their corporate accounts. Though the feature is handy and...
Understanding LinkedIn’s Network Statistics

Understanding LinkedIn’s Network Statistics

Understanding the DNA of your LinkedIn network is a critical step in recruiting with LinkedIn. Now when I a say that  understanding your DNA is critical, I am directly referring to what steps you have taken to build your network. Did you build your network based on...
Don’t be different; Be Better

Don’t be different; Be Better

Do you subscribe? You should, we give away really cool things for free: Click to Subscribe I was reading a blog post discussing “Why do we always have to be different? Why can’t we just be better?” and it got me thinking… How many times have you heard someone say,...
Decide on your Brand and Move Forward

Decide on your Brand and Move Forward

Some of my clients own an astounding amount of little used web addresses and seem to be split all over as to what they should do and how they should do it when it comes to Branding. Some of them have been searching and wandering around for quite sometime and I spend...
School Day – The fundamentals of #Recruiting

School Day – The fundamentals of #Recruiting

One of the things I love about my career has been teaching others our profession.  My first boss looked at me and said “You know  Chernee, this is not rocket science.  Don’t over think it.”  While I agree with that statement wholeheartedly, there are certain skills...
#Tru Stories: Don’t forget the 99

#Tru Stories: Don’t forget the 99

Earlier this year I wrote for Cruitertalk about improving the candidate experience and proposed a candidate charter. I got a lot of   nodding heads, retweets and agreement but has anything really changed? I’ve seen a lot of blogs making heartfelt pleas about how we...
TwitterJobSearch + Tweetdeck = Social Job Search

TwitterJobSearch + Tweetdeck = Social Job Search

A little while back I spoke with Bill Fischer founder of TwitterJobSearch. If you haven’t already; take a look at some really cool and exciting things they have going on for recruiters. I’ve also followed the tools most tweeps love Tweetdeck through their growth....
Why You Should Recruit a Mentor

Why You Should Recruit a Mentor

If you have not already, please consider subscribing to our updates. They are free and we give really cool things away. Sign Up Last week, I was honored to kick off part 1 of a 3 part series of social media content at the TAG Recruiting Society in Atlanta, GA. We  are...
Down them All with Firefox

Down them All with Firefox

Firefox is no doubt one the more likable browsers to use and it’s certainly packed with features that are recruiter friendly. A while   back (November 2009) I started to put together this series but it never actually made it to posting. Now that we are smack in the...
3rd Party vs Corporate Recruiters

3rd Party vs Corporate Recruiters

I started my career in recruitment as a third-party recruiter, in a contingency environment. I then moved into a Corporate   Recruiter role, back into third-party in a retained environment, followed by over seven years as a Consultant in a Corporate Recruitment...
Caveman Recruiting with Dennis Smith

Caveman Recruiting with Dennis Smith

With the average consumer getting close to 3,000 marketing messages daily, how do you compete with the flow of   information being fed to prospects and candidates? Competition for top talent is overwhelming and you can be guaranteed that you will never reach 100% of...
Jerry Albright Challenges Recruiters in 2010

Jerry Albright Challenges Recruiters in 2010

Jerry Albright is one of those guys that has a couple of things going for him.  He’s likable, he’s witty and more often than not he’s   pretty straight forward with telling you like it is. I like to compare him (in persona) to @animal and “The Recruiting Animal Show”....
Facilitate or Fall! – A Simplified Vision!

Facilitate or Fall! – A Simplified Vision!

Ramblings of a People Person – John Rose If our customers are confused about who does what, how, why and who for! Can we blame them – No, then who is to blame? Answer – Every single person involved directly or indirectly in the talent management process… Whether...
Employees as Partners in Innovation

Employees as Partners in Innovation

Recently the NY Times online published an interesting article titled ‘Seeing Customers as Partners in Innovation’; a report on how some companies like 3M and the Hershey Company are working much more closely with their customers in the research and design...
ARE YOU STILL RUNNING A SPLIT-DESK?

ARE YOU STILL RUNNING A SPLIT-DESK?

Traditionally, third party recruiting firms are designed so that direct-hire recruiters run a “full-desk” (i.e. both the client and candidate side), whereas temporary recruiters will typically run a “split-desk” (i.e. an inside sales person or staffing coordinator...
Feeding Your System

Feeding Your System

Have you subscribed to our feed yet? Get straight Recruiter Talk HERE: (We give away cool things) Feeding your system is a recreated posting from Chris Brogan @chrisbrogran. It’s a great article that fits very well  within the community here at CruiterTalk. It’s not a...
5 steps to success in 2010 for jobseekers and more

5 steps to success in 2010 for jobseekers and more

5 Steps to Success A little over 6 months ago I started to blog with the sole intention of motivating job seekers in these challenging times. I came up with 5 tools, one for each day of the “work” week, and I simply post quotes that relate to those tools, and then...
Sourcing and Courtship: is there really a difference?

Sourcing and Courtship: is there really a difference?

 You should know up front that (500) Days of Summer is not a love story.  It is a story about one person looking for more out of a relationship than the other one is ready to give.  It is a story about how human nature has evolved due to social norms into allowing us...
Free Keyword Niche Finder from Wordstream

Free Keyword Niche Finder from Wordstream

Hot off the presses and released just this morning, Wordstream Free Keyword Niche Finder might prove to be one of the best free   tools on the market. The theory behind the tool is pretty basic but the results it returns can provide some serious return, saving you...
Recruiting with Twit-Vids

Recruiting with Twit-Vids

What is e-sourcing? That is the question. Ok, enough of the cheesy stuff. But seriously what is it?  To me, it’s leveraging technology to identify talent within this crazy sphere we call the web. You can learn more about what Boolean Black Belt thinks about it here in...
Sourcing with Ixquick Search

Sourcing with Ixquick Search

Ixquick – pronounced It’s Quick… Quick search that can help minimize noise when searching resumes is essential. I’ve been using  Ixquick for a little while now and it’s   been helpful. It’s fairly unique and seems to return results sets that are...
Sendouts crushes the Recruiting Makeover

Sendouts crushes the Recruiting Makeover

Is it advertising, or is it generosity? Who cares? It’s downright cool and with the ability to win a $50,000 recruitment   makeover you should take a serious look at what Recruitingmakeover.com has put together. Have you heard of it? Recently I spoke with the sponsor...
Twitter is not as smart as Google: @BizStone

Twitter is not as smart as Google: @BizStone

“We do not recruit G.P.A’s at Twitter” courtesy @BizStone Dropping out of college and attaining less than average – self described as   terrible high school  grades, he conceptualized, developed and sold Blogger to Google which he says that he would not have been...
Posting and Recieving jobs with TweetJobs.net

Posting and Recieving jobs with TweetJobs.net

In the recent past I posted a conversation that I had with Bill Fischer of Twitterjobsearch along with short video detailing small portions of the service I felt would be useful to recruiters. Recently another application has emerged and I had the pleasure of speaking...
Getting to know Twitter Lists

Getting to know Twitter Lists

“Twitter Lists are in beta, but could prove to be promising for recruiters” Fast moving Twitter has made another move and I like it. “Lists”  has not officially gone public yet as the product is  still beta but as a recruiter I’m all over it. Is it the...
Gen 2010 – The breakdown

Gen 2010 – The breakdown

Gen2010 – I had no better name for the title and I though it was pretty catchy. This won’t be another one of those 3   page posts breaking down the different generations and why one is better than another. What this will be though is a clear and concise outline of...
#recruitfest09: The Breakdown

#recruitfest09: The Breakdown

As I sit here in my hotel room reflecting on what I truly took away from #recruitfest09, it’s hard for me to really surmise these 2 days into a posting. The information was truly amazing and the conversations even better, but here it goes. My top 4 take-a way’s from...
#Recruitfest09: The Unconference conference

#Recruitfest09: The Unconference conference

The day of the un-conference has come. I’ve spent the last couple of years talking with what I thought was some of the greatest minds in recruiting.   Between yesterday and today I now know this is true. What a day  it’s been. Let’s break it down. In its simplest form...
Top 28 Recruiting Posts of the Year and more…

Top 28 Recruiting Posts of the Year and more…

The top 28 Postings of 2009 On a serious note here is a phenomenal list of 28 of your favorite writers and their thoughts on   what is and will become recruiting in 2009 and beyond. Top 28 Postings in Recruitment this year I’m back from #exceed09 the @Kenexa World...
Michael Vick makes it Rain in Philly

Michael Vick makes it Rain in Philly

  I’m not 100% sure how I feel right now. From a football perspective, the man (I use this term lightly) is incredible. As a human he’s a piece of crap. But when I hear people saying, hasn’t he lost enough I get real irritated. If he lost $200 ...
My journey to RecruitFest!

My journey to RecruitFest!

My journey to RecruitFest! In a matter of weeks one of the most power packed, non-traditional hopefully to become a tradition in recruiting conferences will be taking place. If you haven’t heard RecruitFest is back, and it’s better than the original. Why is it better?...
Recruiters Suck…at Communication

Recruiters Suck…at Communication

COMMUNICATION IS KEY! I network. A LOT. I’m out there speaking in front of in-transition groups all the time. And the one thing I hear repeatedly is that “recruiters suck.” All of us. Job seekers have lumped us together, our reputations forever tarnished by the few....
Recruiting Fouls

Recruiting Fouls

Dammit Jim, I’m a recruiter, not a ref! Recruiting is a not exactly a sport. Some candidates seem to think it is a game. Not to oversimplify a highly valuable skill, but one of the basic keys to the recruiting process is knowing traits you are looking for in a...
Here’s how blogs can work for You!

Here’s how blogs can work for You!

Thanks to Dan Schawbel’s generosity on Twitter I recently discovered an article on AJC.com, “Here’s how blogs can work for you” by Laura Raines. Raines writes, “Blogs are spreading faster than kudzu in the business world. Why? “Because, when done effectively,...
Sweat, BO, and Recruiting

Sweat, BO, and Recruiting

There are things we don’t really talk about that we probably really need to talk about as recruiters. For example, you’re sitting across the way from a candidate who is sweating profusely.   Let’s rewind to before you realize he’s sweating...
Creatively Weave Your Networking Web

Creatively Weave Your Networking Web

Creatively Weave Your Networking Web The current job market has me as a corporate recruiter answering a ton of calls from outside recruiters wanting to help me fill my jobs. Really? What jobs? Grant it, I have continued to hire, but not nearly at the rate we had...
Say Something Dan – It’s all about me!

Say Something Dan – It’s all about me!

Those that know me, know I live by this. I’d like to think I’m not selfish, but it is an attitude/awareness which has really has helped since I started believing in it. I even have some friends, that will recite… “it’s all about...
Is ResumePal the Answer?

Is ResumePal the Answer?

Is ResumePal the Answer?      Job Seeker’s frustration with the application process was sited as the number one concern during an informal poll I conducted last week using multiple social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and LinkedIn.  The...
The Evolution of Recruiting

The Evolution of Recruiting

Guest post by Chris Hoyt (aka: RecruiterGuy) I recently had the pleasure of sitting in on one of the Future of Talent sessions conducted by Susan Burns and Kevin Wheeler.  I was really impressed with the number of hot topics addressed that were related to recruiting...
Robin Hood Tactics for Sourcing Top Talent

Robin Hood Tactics for Sourcing Top Talent

Robin Hood Tactics for Sourcing Top Talent Whether you’re with an agency or in-house, lately you’re likely to be facing more requisitions for  “local candidates preferred”. It’s challenging when you aren’t in the location you’re recruiting for. What would Robin Hood...
Crawl Before you Walk with Social Media

Crawl Before you Walk with Social Media

Social recruiting is not a golden ticket to more placements. But it will allow you to build a prospect and referral network like no other medium, and to brand yourself as a professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy expert with whom those prospects want to do...
Sourcing: Building Trust

Sourcing: Building Trust

Inside Hewitt w/Chris Gould: Building Trust in a Global Social Organization When I started with Hewitt Associates a little over a year ago I was brought on to build out a global sourcing organization.   The task was a little daunting, but building something new has...
Work hard on honing your soft skills!

Work hard on honing your soft skills!

Work hard on honing your soft skills! As an outsourced recruiter, my main responsibility is to find qualified candidates – plain and simple. While Social Media Optimization is something that I am passionate [ahem, obsessed] about, I need to always stay focused...
Four Creative Ways to Use Twitter

Four Creative Ways to Use Twitter

A few days ago I spoke with a lady in charge of recruiter training at an established 20-year old company. She said that the year 2009 is all scheduled and she may include my training for 2010. It was nice but I felt a bit concerned. How would I be able to predict the...
Are you recruiter enough to handle a MILH?

Are you recruiter enough to handle a MILH?

Are you recruiter enough to handle a MILH like me? Sorry guys, but MILH’s (A Mom I’d like to Hire) are the evolution of the human.   They have figured out how to be educated, innovative, and articulate, keep up to date on their industry, balance a life, an amazing...
Recruiting and HR Posting Carnival

Recruiting and HR Posting Carnival

Get the Full Line Up HERE Have you ever wondered what was on the mind of the most influential recruiting leaders? For the next Month , starting July 6th 2009 – CruiterTalk.com will be featuring 27 of the most forward thinking talent management professionals in...
TwitterJobSearch.com

TwitterJobSearch.com

Read the Full Review posted at: Moving the Recruitment Process to the Cloud “Moving the recruitment process to the cloud”, an aspiration that’s evolving quicker than many would think and the reason I sat down to speak with Bill Fischer Co-Founder of...
Go Fish Recruiting – Reviewed

Go Fish Recruiting – Reviewed

  Innovation is sweet success in this business and when top flight entrepreneurs let their minds run you typically get great results. To be successful in this business requires you to have a sharp mind, open to unique opportunity and the ability to recognize...
Gabble 1.0 – Native OS X desktop for Yammer

Gabble 1.0 – Native OS X desktop for Yammer

Posted on and Retieved from: Mac OS X As a follow up to my Yammer posting HERE I wanted to be sure you all had the chance to see this tool. Now, I’ve never used it but I am also a PC…go figure. Enjoy! Gabble is a native Mac OS X desktop client for the...
Sharing the Good with eCompliments

Sharing the Good with eCompliments

Sharing the Good with eCompliments Fresh, fast paced and full of good; that’s how I would describe my friends at eCompliments. Have you heard of them? If not, you have now and I encourage you to take advantage of their platform. eCompliments is a new site with an old...
What website do you use most beside Facebook?

What website do you use most beside Facebook?

If you’re Mark Zuckerberg your answer would be Wikipedia. Yesterday, insidefacebook.com’s Justin Smith posted a great interview with the CEO of Facebook discussing were Facebook is today and where he envisions his brainchild in the future. This posting is different...
Free Resume source for Recruiters

Free Resume source for Recruiters

Here is a quick and efficient way to search resume for free and get introduced to a good set of free recruiting tools that are available for you that you may not know about. Free-For-Recruiters has a resume directory with tens of thousands of resumes for you to...
Recruiters need to get soft (skills)

Recruiters need to get soft (skills)

Like most Bloggers, my inspirations come from three places: My gut, my Frustrations or a conversation I have during the day. Over the past 5 years I’ve bought into the world of social media and leveraging technology to recruit. I’m like you, I love to...
Twitter: Strike 1 @replies go Bye Bye

Twitter: Strike 1 @replies go Bye Bye

Am I hard of hearing or did my Tweetdeck stop Chirping? Shhh… Did you hear that? No, really did you hear that? I sure as heck didn’t. It seems as thought Twitter is making moves, and not for the greater good. Early this afternoon, Twitter announced what...
Seesmic Desktop or TweetDeck?

Seesmic Desktop or TweetDeck?

So we are all big fans of Tweetdeck to manage our twitter and Facebook communities alike, but have given any time to Seesmic Desktop? I won’t waste a ton of time, just check out this video; it’s clean and fast paced. The total length is 3:38. Managing your online...
Yammer your way to Success

Yammer your way to Success

Internal Communication Just Got Better Spending a lot of time researching technology and how we can better utilize their offering in the recruiting space has become more than just a hobby to me. It’s rapidly becoming my job and one area that I see across most...
Twellow: Search – Seize – Hire

Twellow: Search – Seize – Hire

Does this sound familiar: “You need to be on LinkedIn!” “Why are you not tweeting you twit?!!” I bet it does, so you ran out and built 50 profiles on 50 different networking sites and now you get 347 emails a day and you are playing admin...
Marilyn Hoffman: Ready for Work!

Marilyn Hoffman: Ready for Work!

If I were to ask you about your internal learning process, how you develop the hard to hone soft skills of your senior most leadership, what would you say? Is this an area that is lacking in your organization? I recently met with a wonderful OD professional, Marilyn...
Vince Fumo – Twitter & Facebook

Vince Fumo – Twitter & Facebook

GeeWiz…Not only are the goofballs at AIG stepping up to be true visionary’s on how to screw the American people, Twitter and Facebook are now in the center of a scandal in my great place I call home. For those that are not in tune to the happenings in the...
Twitter + Your Passion = Your Brand

Twitter + Your Passion = Your Brand

So check it out. Twitter is the tool of the end of 2008 and for sure the tool of the year for 2009.  Let’s face it, America is a branded society and everything we do, eat, speak and sleep on is a brand.  The time to build it is now.  Your Brand Equity will...
Is your PR Pro worth the dough? a RT Post

Is your PR Pro worth the dough? a RT Post

If this were my twitter page this post would look something like this: RT @researchgoddess @dmullen Dave Mullen for those who do not know is an exceptional PR Strategist with some great content on his Blog. Connect with Him Here.  I’d write my own take, but he...
Violin on the DC Metro? Joshua Bell

Violin on the DC Metro? Joshua Bell

Friday is finally here! It’s been a long week and what better way to end it than with a story of inspiration. I work with Kenexa Technologies and each day Rudy Karson the Found and CEO distributes a thought of the day to the entire company. Most time the thought...
My Top 5 Twits

My Top 5 Twits

Tweet Tweet….Tweet Tweet…. A Ramble about Twitter… Ok, so we all know who Mr. Dave Mendoza is right? If not you need to check him out @ www.sixdegreesfromdave.com. The guy is a genius . A long ways back, Dave and I chatted about some initiatives and my...
Social Media in Philadelphia

Social Media in Philadelphia

Social Media Meetup in Philadelphia is a Great Success! Well, the first recruiter meet up in the Philadelphia area has come and gone and I have to say it was a great success. With over 60 recruiters strong, the conversation was full of really strong best practices and...
Scott Brownlee @ MiddleSpot.com

Scott Brownlee @ MiddleSpot.com

So it is no secret by now, that as recruiters we are really gravitating towards a mobile world, Better known as the “cloud”. The process is nothing new and the majority of us already leverage most of the tools available.  As the “mobile recruiter” becomes more widely...
ZVents.com

ZVents.com

   Having the ability to source and uncover top talent    is crucial to your success. Sometimes the tools we use come from non-traditional means. I’ve recently   come across an outstanding tool that is not at all meant for recruiters but you know what that means. As a...
Sales Recruiting

Sales Recruiting

Ask the recruiter question of the week: Ryan, (paraphrased for posting) I am looking to better understand how to source for  mid level sales reps: 2-7 years in commercial,  biotech, medical device and pharma using Boolean  strings to target resumes on Google and...
TeacherTube!

TeacherTube!

Happy Holidays! Here is a quick little post to keep things warm. I am on vacation and will begin regular posting again next week. So, here is an off the wall recruiting tip regarding sourcing for education professionals. With the passing of the recent elections, I...
Friday Fun

Friday Fun

Howdy there – each Friday CruiterTalk will feature a segment call Friday Fun. A time to share some light news, fun links etc. Please feel free to pass anything on and I will include a link back to you for your submission. So, lets have some search engine fun...
Web 1.0 – Web 2.0.. What is Web 3.0?

Web 1.0 – Web 2.0.. What is Web 3.0?

Another question featured in Ask the Recruiter What is Web 3.0? How does it differ from Web 2.0 and is this something you see as a new tool for recruiting. Thanks  for the question. So here is the deal; we essentially have 3  versions of the web. Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and...
Track down email domains quick and easy

Track down email domains quick and easy

Here’s a quick little ditty on finding domain names for emails when you may be having problems finding the extensions. Obviously you are going to run through your standard approaches but feel free to add this to your search: You can utilize the site search (x-ray) in...
8 ways to recession proof your job! (Fortune)

8 ways to recession proof your job! (Fortune)

With the world now officially in a recession I felt the    need to post an old article I always keep handy. I  actually posted this back in February as a confirmation  to an article I wrote in January as we brought in the  New Year. Here is the article in full. A...
Creative Sourcing Vs. Deep Sourcing

Creative Sourcing Vs. Deep Sourcing

This response comes from a question posted the  other day regarding the differences between  Creative Sourcing and Deep Sourcing. This is a great  topic to talk about and really defines the strategy in  which you find yourself implementing. Well I hope  this helps....
Top 25 Web 2.0 sites from my tool belt

Top 25 Web 2.0 sites from my tool belt

I had two questions come through this past week so I wanted to share them with you all. In this post I am asked to address my top 20 or so web 2.0 tools. Before I jump into my favorite tools I wanted to share a sourcers perspective on what is meant by web 2.0. So, we...
Twitter me TweetDeck

Twitter me TweetDeck

So it took a little while but now that the world is  hooked on twitter, I felt the need to tweet, I mean blog about a fairly new app that has been on the rise. It’s called TweetDeck. It’s been through a ton of modifications to date and is getting better as...
What can Wakoopa do for you?

What can Wakoopa do for you?

*Note: be sure to cick the screen shots to see up close explanations. Remember back in the day, say the year 2000? The turn of the century, Y2K, when we all thought the world was going to end. I personally thought that by now I would be flying my Delorean DMC 12 to...
RSS & Text your life away!

RSS & Text your life away!

RSS technology is becoming more than popular – it’s almost a standard. How about recruiter RSS? Can we use this technology to enhance our recruiting business and reach more candidates? As RSS feeds and readers become the ever standing Internet standard it...
Social Bookmarking Made Easy

Social Bookmarking Made Easy

So, a reader sent in a question for me to explain the in’s and out’s of social bookmarking. Specifically why this is useful rather than just bookmarking. I couldn’t explain it better myself, so take a peak at my friends from CommonCraft....
LinkedIn Poll

LinkedIn Poll

With LinkedIn now moving towards industry standard status I wanted to share a poll with everyone to see just how much LinkedIn rules your world? Just a quick poll for everyone to enjoy: LinkedIn Poll
Cache my Related Info search commands – Google!

Cache my Related Info search commands – Google!

I was speaking the other day to a friend of mine who happens to be a sourcer. We got into a conversation about searching on Google outside of your typical Boolean strings. Now I am one for creating a nice strong string to run against a req. But I am also the one to...
A Poor resume will loose that dream job!

A Poor resume will loose that dream job!

As a recruiter, a good percentage of my job is to review resumes in efforts to find the best candidates. Though this would seem simple in theory, I cannot begin to tell you how true this is not! It is no wonder why the majority of job seekers in the market place today...
Meebo Shmeebo… Chat about it!

Meebo Shmeebo… Chat about it!

Recruiting is about finding the right candidate, but it’s also about getting them talking to you so you can learn more about their background and pitch them new job opportunities. If you’re recruiting busy professionals, it’s sometimes a real trick...
Recruiting Videos and Adventures in Search

Recruiting Videos and Adventures in Search

Normally I only post videos that are a few minutes in length. This clip is about 53 minutes in length but it’s an outstanding recruiting panel video headed up by John Sumser.  The video itself is about 2 years old, but the information is relevant to today. ...
Interview from home in your skinny’s?

Interview from home in your skinny’s?

Video interviewing technology clearly has paved its way to have a seat at the table. With leaders focusing on attracting and retaining top talent while saving serious money in the process there has been a serious push towards leveraging video technology in the...
What’s in your Xobni?

What’s in your Xobni?

Have you ever gotten just totally obliterated with 500 emails a day? Never?  Really? Well, I do and it happens every day. Obviously email is not my job and I can’t be too effective if I am just reading email all day, so I went on a scavenger hunt to find me some...
Google Stop Words?

Google Stop Words?

Did you know that when you are entering in search terms and phrases with Google, most of your terms entered are forgotten? That’s right! If you don’t know already, you do now. Google has algorithms that detect commonly used words such as: I, do, where,...
KwMap.com

KwMap.com

KwMap is the keyword map for the Internet. Recruiting with keywords? Keyword maps? What does all this mean? Simple, all you need to do is head over to www.kwmap.com, enter a keyword or phrase and you are given two unique results to look at. First you’ll see a...

www.BlogDigger.com

Blogs are great for recruiting and I’m sure you keep up with the blogs in your industry. So you use Technorati and you are tired of looking at the same site over and over? Well, here another good blog search that allows you to narrow your searches in a number of...
CruiterTalk.com

CruiterTalk.com

Note: This is an old post that originally appeared on CruiterTalk.com, a site dedicated to recruiting tools and software tips and reviews. Welcome to the new CruiterTalk.com! It’s a new site from an old blogger… The challenge is importing all of my blogs....
Cluster your results for a better search

Cluster your results for a better search

Search engines are important for recruiters, as they are a great way to source resumes quick on the Internet. There are search engines especially for recruiting, but some search engines just happen to be great for recruiters. Here’s one of the search engines...
www.Palkey.com

www.Palkey.com

Nothing huge today but I did want to share a great search tool for recruiters – it’s called Palkey. Search Search Search… It seems like sometimes this is all we ever do right? Have you ever taken the time to search 15 different engines to get no...
“define” search command with Google

“define” search command with Google

Recruiters talk to a lot of people in a different industries, some of which they know, some of which they don’t. It’s important to understand what you’re talking about, especially when you are trying to impress a client or assess a potential...
The Way Back Machine

The Way Back Machine

So, have you ever thought you saw some information last year on a website but come to find that you just can’t locate the info. This is probably because it does not exist anymore – the developer took it down or the site was changed. Ah ha…but this is...