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Looking For A Job? Clean Up Your Social Media

BlueWave Resource Partners

It’s 2019. We all have social media accounts. If you’re anything like me, social media is an outlet for goofy nonsense with your friends, coupled lightly with news updates and old Facebook groups from high school.

A Letter From Your Recruiter

BlueWave Resource Partners

Dear Reader, I could create a whole separate post about the stigmas, assumptions, bad experiences, and myths surrounding recruiters. Maybe when I have 53 hours to set aside. But what I want to discuss today are our intentions. And perspective. From the recruiter seat.

Putting In Your Notice 101

BlueWave Resource Partners

You got a new job, congratulations! That’s always exciting. Now you’re faced with the infamous conversation: putting in your notice. If done incorrectly, putting in your notice can be awkward and scary.

8 Habits to Adopt in 2019

BlueWave Resource Partners

With January right around the corner, we start to reflect on the past year. How did we do? Moreso, we start to make our new list of what we are going to accomplish next year. The good ole’ New Years Resolutions. We can easily run through the obvious choices: Lose Weight. Save Money.

Simplify Your Background Check and Compliance Process

Staying compliant in your hiring process starts with a rock-solid background check process. Having a consistent program that documents compliance policies and mitigates risk is a necessity in today’s fast-paced hiring landscape. Join Curt Schwall, Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at EBI, and learn what it takes to run a top-notch background check program that ensures you stay compliant.

Struggling To Hire? This Could Be Why…

BlueWave Resource Partners

It’s no surprise that hiring is difficult. Mixing together qualifications, urgency to fill, culture fit, budget, etc. it becomes a very complex and frankly crazy process sometimes. As a hiring manager or company owner, there’s a good chance you’ve had difficulty filling a job (or several) and at some point, you probably had a moment where you literally just thought “ WHY IS THIS SO HARD? ”.

Ask A Recruiter: Scheduling Job Interviews When I Have A Job?

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Great question. With unemployment rates at a staggering low , hiring managers and recruiters are struggling to find talent now more than ever. It used to be that the “Best of the Best” were employed with exceptional companies, but now it’s basically everyone.

Ask A Recruiter: I’m Definitely Overqualified. Why Won’t They Hire Me?

BlueWave Resource Partners

This is a sticky subject, but something that I’m very passionate about. As a recruiter, this is a difficult conversation to navigate unless you have an open and honest relationship with your candidates. Far too often, people will reach out to recruiters (or apply directly) for jobs that they are severely overqualified for; ie. a VP of Sales applying to an entry level business development representative.

Give A Recruiter 5 Minutes, Here’s Why.

BlueWave Resource Partners

Does this sound familiar? *1 1 New Message*. “Hi Mark, I came across your profile and thought you’d be a great fit for a Marketing Director role with one of my local clients. Do you have 5 minutes to hop on a quick call, would love to share more information! Thanks,” — Would you answer this? Would you give them 5 minutes? Speaking realistically, most people would not give this message the time of day. If anything, chalk it up to a quick “not interested” Ok.

Why You Shouldn’t Tackle Hiring Alone

BlueWave Resource Partners

Hiring is hard. Building a team is hard. In fact, nobody said it was easy. But here’s the thing: so many companies think it is. Finding talent is a skillset and one that not everybody has. Figuring out what works is more than just checking boxes on experience. It’s the art of blending skills, intuition, and understanding a company environment in order to produce a successful individual. Putting these pieces together into a professional creates what makes a successful recruiter.

The New Recruiting Mindset: Stay Competitive in a Changing Talent Landscape

What were once strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are now likely falling short in effectiveness. Strong pillars in your recruiting strategy are likely now outdated and ineffective. This report gives actionable tactics to implement now from boosting your employer brand to the exact perks to offer that winning candidate.before your competitor does.

The A to Z Guide to a Smart Job Search

BlueWave Resource Partners

Because everyone loves a good list that uses the alphabet, am I right? A – ATS: Companies use these databases to collect resumes and candidate data. If applying online, keep keywords in mind to optimize your resume and make it easier to search. .

Ask A Recruiter: What’s The Difference Between Contract And Direct Hire?

BlueWave Resource Partners

GREAT QUESTION. For job seekers, this can be a new and sometime confusing conversation to have, especially if you’re used to a regular salaried position. It’s becoming more mainstream for companies to utilize contract employment, especially with sales and development roles. There are benefits to contract and direct hire, for both employers and candidates. But let’s break this down further: Direct Hire.

Get Your Linkedin Together, People.

BlueWave Resource Partners

Gone are the days of looking in the “Wanted” ads for a new position. Job boards are still going strong but it’s safe to say that Linkedin has risen to the top for job seekers and employers as a medium to connect. Linkedin is not only a job hub, but a social network.

Taking An Actual Break During Lunch: A Concept

BlueWave Resource Partners

The average number of hours we have in the work week. Some people even more, but let’s take 40 hours for argument’s sake. Seems like a lot of time, would you agree? Almost two full days of work activities, and let’s be honest and say that we are NOT all working those full 40 hours.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

No Call, No Show? No Job. Anywhere.

BlueWave Resource Partners

Picture this: You have an interview scheduled with Company A. You were really excited about the position in the beginning, but after having some time to research and think about the opportunity more, you decide you are no longer interested. What do you do?

Working Remote: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

BlueWave Resource Partners

It’s no secret that companies are migrating to flexible work schedules for employees, including flex hours and more specifically, working from home.

Saas Sales: How To Hire

BlueWave Resource Partners

The Saas (Software As A Service) industry is growing like a wild fire. Companies are evolving their offerings to a subscription-based service and it has completely changed the game withing software sales. As with any industry, the lifeblood of a Saas company is their sales team.

Hiring Managers, Don’t Blow Your Interview.

BlueWave Resource Partners

Locking down an interview is hard enough; wouldn’t we all agree? Either one of two things usually occur: 1.) You apply for the job independently, follow up and follow up, and by golly, someone shockingly responds to you and wants to set up an interview! You are working with a recruiter that has done everything in their power to present you in the best light, talk you up, coordinate schedules, and land you that moment you’ve been hoping for.

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

Dress to Impress. Just Not a Suit.

BlueWave Resource Partners

“What should I wear to my interview?” is becoming a more and more common question. It used to be commonplace that an in-person interview meant dress to the nines, full business suit, with all the bells and whistles. What’s changed? Companies!

Ask A Recruiter: Why Can’t You Tell Me The Name Of The Company?

BlueWave Resource Partners

Ah, good question. Let’s put this into context for everyone: {Opens inbox on Linkedin}. Recruiter: Hi Molly! I hope you’re having a great day! I’m working on a Sales Manager position with a technology company and your experience really aligned with what they are looking for! Would you have some time to speak more about the opportunity? Candidate: I might be interested…what’s the name of the company? … Candidate: Hello?

Developing Your Personal Brand On Linkedin

BlueWave Resource Partners

Linkedin is one of the most powerful networking and job search tools right now. Not to mention it’s FREE! Linkedin has become a hub for career success stories, new clients & partnerships, and a wonderful community to meet likeminded individuals.

My key recruiting tip for 2019

Greg Savage

Chill over Christmas, for sure, you deserve it. And I wish you a safe and fun holiday period. But hit 2019 with a plan. This one! Coaching recruiters Recruitment recruitment tips

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How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

10 Things Your Candidates Are Seeking, Other Than Salary

Lever

In this healthy employment market, compelling candidates to cross the job offer finish line is becoming increasingly challenging. And, while money does matter, it’s the amenities beyond salary that often seal a candidate’s interest. Employer brand Candidate experience

12 crucial ‘Communication Commandments’ for real leaders

Greg Savage

It is obvious, but much of what defines a good leader is their communication style. What you say. How you say it. When you say it. And also, importantly, what you do not say. I have made all these mistakes myself, and sum up my learning for you in what I egotistically like to call, […]. Leadership Management Skills Recruitment communication leadership skills recruitment

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Agency Recruitment? Best it has ever been!

Greg Savage

Agency recruitment is the best it's ever been The data proves it and you need to take advantage of the opportunity now But also prepare for the way it will be. Recruitment

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Nurturing Candidates Over the Long Haul

Lever

What is it that turns an ambitious, gifted employee into a candidate interested in your company’s recruitment pitch? Conversely, what is it about your talent acquisition process that may be repelling them?

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

10 signs your ‘client’ does not take you seriously

Greg Savage

Here’s the next “Sixty Savage Seconds” from The Savage Truth A one minute video of the best ideas, tips and tactics for recruiters… sixty seconds to make you think. This Sixty Savage Seconds is titled ’10 signs your ‘client’ does not take you seriously’ Let me know what you think! View here. . Client Skills Sixty Savage Seconds

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8 HR and Recruiting Events to Attend in 2019

Lever

You know events are critical to professional growth and making great connections, but as busy as you are, it can be hard to narrow down your top picks. If you’re short on time, or not sure which events to go to in 2019, don’t worry — we’ve done all the hard work for you with this list!

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9 Surprising Stats in Celebration of International Women's Day

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In celebration of International Women’s Day , we compiled nine stats that might surprise you about women in the workforce. We hope these encourage your company to rethink any bias that might exist in your hiring process. Leadership Diversity & inclusion

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Introducing JazzHR+MassPay: A Partnership Made in HR Heaven

JazzHR

JazzHR is thrilled to welcome MassPay to its family of integrated partners. Founded in 2004, Human Capital Management and Payroll Services provider, MassPay, focuses on the SMB space and believes “People Make the Difference.” ” Why Integrate?

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Fall in Love with Your Hiring Process

In order to make sure candidates fall in love with your company, you need a simple, structured process. Learn the steps you can take to hire the perfect candidates for your open roles and avoid making a toxic hire.

The length of your life is not as important as exploring its full width.

Greg Savage

My life??? 1958 – 2043. That’s what my tombstone will say. If the Shiraz does not get me sooner, and I last that long. It could easily say 1958 – 2018. Although I sincerely hope not!) But that’s the point. The dates themselves are not that important, as long as they are a reasonable span […].

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