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Why You Should Be Honest With Your Recruiter

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Recruiters are people (shocker, I know) and as adults in this world, we too have been in the job search seat.

Reference Checks 101

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Let’s talk about reference checks. Be honest – there are co-workers, managers, bosses, and other people in your world that could speak on behalf of your behavior at work … right? As part of BlueWave’s recruiting process, we conduct professional reference checks.

How To Land An Internship (And Job) While In School

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A student having a full-time job offer waiting for them immediately after graduating seems like an anomaly these days. In fact, half of all millennials in the U.S.

Joey’s Tech Talk | July 16th

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This week on Joey’s Tech Talk… NASA GPS Technology. NASA is adapting the concept of GPS for the MOON. By relying on fixed satellites and evolving technology, by the end of this year (hopefully), it will be possible to pull up NavCube and orient yourself on the Moon’s surface.

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

A Letter From Your Recruiter

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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.

8 Habits to Adopt in 2019

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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.

Looking For A Job? Clean Up Your Social Media

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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.

How To Prevent Interview Exhaustion

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Interviewing over and over again can be mentally and emotionally exhausting. Whether you are going through multiple rounds for one position or running through a bunch of first interviews, the more interviews you do, the more likely you are to become worn out.

Working Remote: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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

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.

The Most Common Interview Mistakes Made By Companies

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The interview process has a purpose. Otherwise, we would simply hire people from their resume, right? Companies need to validate a candidate’s skillset and qualifications for the position, first and foremost.

The Benefits Of Using Recruiters (Honestly).

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Ahhhh, the recruiting industry. What a wonderful, yet sadly misunderstood thing. Fact: Recruiting has a lot of stigmas attached to it. Also Fact: Many of them are either untrue or circumstantial. Whether you are a hiring manager or a job seeker, it can be confusing or strange to consider someone else being involved in the hiring process besides you. Hiring Manager: “We can find someone ourselves. We have a job postings and an HR manager. We’ve got this.”

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.

Putting In Your Notice 101

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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.

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.

Struggling To Hire? This Could Be Why…

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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? ”.

The Real Reason You’re Not Getting The Job

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The interview went well. You confidently answered all of their questions. You dressed to the nines and brought extra copies of your resume. And yet…they didn’t hire you. Why not? How is that possible? I did everything right! As a recruiter, day in and day out, I work with strong, sharp, and very well-suited individuals. They’re perfect on paper, present themselves well in an professional setting and heck, from afar, they could be considered one of those purple squirrel unicorn things.

Why You Shouldn’t Tackle Hiring Alone

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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.

Get Your Linkedin Together, People.

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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.

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.

The A to Z Guide to a Smart Job Search

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

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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.

Taking An Actual Break During Lunch: A Concept

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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.

Give A Recruiter 5 Minutes, Here’s Why.

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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 All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.

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

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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.

No Call, No Show? No Job. Anywhere.

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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?

Saas Sales: How To Hire

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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.

Dress to Impress. Just Not a Suit.

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“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!

Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.

Ask A Recruiter: I’m Not Interested In The Job Anymore. Now What?

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Let’s set the scene: A recruiter reaches out to you about a new opportunity that was never on your radar. It seems fascinating and you hear them out. Sure enough, you decide to move forward with the process and interview with the company… Long story short: It was not what you expected. You didn’t connect with the team. The job wasn’t what you thought it’d be. You’re just not into it. Now what? — Communicate. Well duh, Devan. No, not duh.

Hiring Managers, Don’t Blow Your Interview.

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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.

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

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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?

Joey’s Tech Talk | July 9th

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This week on Joey’s Tech Talk… Tesla’s Record Breaking Quarter. Tesla set a new production record Q2, delivering 95,200 vehicles, consequently sending their stock price up almost 8% after the announcement.

Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.

Developing Your Personal Brand On Linkedin

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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.

Great recruiters are right under your nose

Greg Savage

I know where you can hire great recruiters, and virtually no one else is looking there. This is not a lecture. This is an eye-opener that slowly dawned on me. And it needs to become apparent to owners and managers of recruitment companies.

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Recruiters. You must ask this one question.

Greg Savage

The biggest cause of recruiting screw-ups is recruiters making assumptions. And we make them every day. So much angst and wailing over things gone wrong, and the unfairness of it all! All blamed on ‘bad luck’, flaky candidates and fickle clients. But it’s not bad luck at all. It’s bad recruiting.

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The two questions you must ask at every client meeting

Greg Savage

The client meeting is a golden moment of truth in our business. And so many recruiters screw up that opportunity. Often by talking too much and not asking the smart questions. I should know. I have done over 2,000 client meetings, many of the early ones done so very badly. But I learned.

3 Best Practices to Engage Employees During Onboarding

Speaker: Lilith Christiansen, VP of Onboarding Solutions, SilkRoad

Join SilkRoad's Vice President of Onboarding Solutions Lilith Christiansen where she will explore how to create a strategic onboarding process that will engage and retain your employees.