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Showing Your A** on Social

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

Real talk - I've met some of the most amazing people through Social Media. That's right. My online shenanigans have resulted in real world friendships and I could not be more grateful. Then there's the asshats. Yep, I said it. Some of you are just hellbent on showing your ass on social media.

AMA Friday Y'All!

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In my never ending quest for transparency in the Recruitersphere, behold - my latest passion project - Ask Me Anything Friday! Every week I'll pick a topic and address in a quick (5-7 minute) video. Let's see how many people we can help and annoy. ;) In today's video, I break down the ATS!

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How To Network With Recruiters On LinkedIn

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On average, I receive anywhere from 10-50 LinkedIn connection requests a week. While many are just "want to connect" messages, a WHOLE LOT are asking for my help or advice on how to get a job with my company. I can probably provide actual, specific value to approximately 3% of those people. This post is for the rest of you. So you want to work for a company. Awesome! Totally makes sense to connect with recruiters, because we are after all the mythical gatekeepers to all the jobs.

What to Wear to an Interview

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There sure are a lot of experts out there telling us what we shouldn't wear to interviews and/or the workplace. One author proposes a no bling rule (check out my response here ). Someone else says no yoga pants (thanks for inspiring this blog!). And now we have NO ORANGE CLOTHING.

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There's a sucker born every minute. Some go into recruiting.

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1997. I was attending a vocational school night classes in Lacey, WA (since bankrupt) in an attempt to learn how to type and be a receptionist. I had two little babies at home and I knew I need to get some training and make some money. Natalie (I can't remember her last name) was the branch manager of our local Office Team.

Your Recruiting Message Sucks. Here's Why.

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Y'ALL I CAN'T THIS WEEK. I'm week four into an epic new job. I'm finally starting to figure out what I'm going to be doing here (and it's soooooo exciting!!!!!) but I'm also super sick which is just making me cranky. Enter this week's AMA Friday - check out the video here - So!

What Prospects REALLY Think of Your Inmail (and how to be better)

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Or better said, InMAUL (thank you Uncle Steve ). Y'all I just CAN'T with this today. I blame this nasty cold I've been fighting for nearly a week, it's made me crankier than usual. I was feeling almost human today, so thought I'd respond to an otherwise "meh" inmail (inmaul!) I got last week. Here goes - Hi Amy, I had reached out to you via InMail a few weeks ago and I am just touching base to make sure you received my message!

Recruiting IS a Service - Here's Why

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What do recruiters actually DO, anyway? I answered this in last week's AMA Friday - you can check out the video here - So while the general idea of this week's episode is that recruiters are NOT in the business of finding people jobs, it also created some questions.

How To Land Your Next Role In 5 Easy Steps

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hahahahahaha. Y'all I couldn't even TYPE that title without laughing. As if it's that simple. BUT WAIT! What if we COULD distill the process down to a reasonable, repeatable, 5 step process? Let's discuss. I actually DO believe we can create a simple roadmap for finding your next role. Here are the steps I came up with - let's pick them apart down below.

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Pick Your Thing. Then Never Shut Up.

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Way back in the day I had what my team affectionately called my "Branch Manager Suit". It was a beautiful dark blue pantsuit I probably bought somewhere like Charlotte Russe or maybe Marshall's (what, it was the 90s and I was poor). All I know is when I wore this suit I turned heads, got complimented, and was treated like a dang professional!! Dress for the job you want, or something. I desperately wanted to be a Branch Manager for my staffing agency, and though it took some convincing, I GOT IT.

With Gratitude

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I THINK this will be my last post for the year. MAYBE. Who knows, I may find myself between Christmas and New Years, kids tucked in with their new toys and hubby distracted by the really cool gift I'm hiding from him. and have something to say. But probably not. So with that dear readers, thank you.

Applicants, Bikinis and Instagram - OH MY!

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EVERYBODY is talking about the latest kerfuffle between aspiring marketer Emily Clow and some salty chicks over at Kickass Masterminds , who have since taken down all their social real estate (THAT HASHTAG THO). If you've been living under a rock or maybe just haven't paid much attention (someday I'll learn this) there's tons of articles, but I'm digging the write up HERE. Another not so flattering spin found over THERE.

How To Land Your Dream Job In 1,472 Easy Steps

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I get asked a LOT how I got into Big Tech. If you've been following me for a hot minute, you know I've been recruiting since the dark ages and in tech for a while now too. I've been there, done that, got several t-shirts. Still, when people ask me "how did you end up in THAT job?" - the answer isn't terribly exciting, helpful, or that interesting. Simply put, I hustled. I mean I worked my ASS OFF to learn my industry. I made friends. I asked questions. I begged people to mentor me. I EARNED IT.

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Get Out Of My (Talent) Pool

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Add this to the list of things I never thought I'd read today. Recently a good friend and fellow recruiter shared this gem with me, thinking I'd 1) enjoy a giggle and 2) make a hell of a post out of it. She was right on both counts. This is a legitimate inmail received by a professional CORPORATE at a large company. It CAME FROM an alleged professional at a large (non-tech) company. I looked up the person - trying to make some sense, find some rhyme or reason, as to why this is ok to send.

How to tell if a recruiter is full of s**t (and what to do about it).

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A recruiter called with a job just PERFECT FOR YOU! Great news, right.? I mean, recruiters are AWESOME! Recruiters connect people with jobs! Recruiters are the happy go lucky bridges between workers and managers making dreams come true! Recruiters are. Here's the real deal y'all - recruiting is a game of rejection, unfortunately. As much as we'd like to pretend otherwise, we have to tell a lot of people NO.

Winning Friends and Influencing Recruiters

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Y'all - I got my feelings hurt on the internet. I know I know. you're thinking "what, is she new to the web?" or maybe "wait a minute she has FEELINGS??". No and YES. LOTS OF THEM. But I digress. I get on average about 18.6 million pings a day from prospective candidates or other like-minded folk who want to do business with me/my company (that's only a little hyperbole - it's truly LOTS of pings).

Text Recruiting Done Okay-ish

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My husband HATES texting. Really, any form of electronic communication is beyond him. Or beneath him. Thank goodness we've been friends since high school (read: pre-internet) or Lord knows we'd never have gotten together. Recruiting, on the other hand, LOVES this s**t. We can't get enough of emails, inmails (INMAULS), tweets and Facebook messages. There's a lot of noise being made about texting candidates as well. For, against, you name it.

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Real Talk About Req Loads

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This one's going to sting a bit. One of the favorite games recruiters like to play is HOW MANY REQS ARE TOO MANY. Now this is probably more of an issue for my corporate brethren, but if my agency friends will indulge me, you'll perhaps find something useful here too. I won't argue if you have 30, 40, 50, or even 100 reqs. Of course you do. What I will ask you - are all those reqs created equal? PROBABLY NOT. There are so many variables at play here.

The "Hard Close" and Other Recruiting Nonsense

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It's a candidate driven market, y'all. If you're a recruiter reading this, you know EXACTLY what I mean. For certain skill sets, opportunities are damn near limitless. I've been recruiting in tech for the last several years and I'm telling you, jobs are more plentiful and offers more competitive than I've ever seen. Enter - the Hard Close. Recruiters like to play this little game with themselves. The game is called Candidate Control. The objective is Make The Candidate Say Yes.

Metrics That Matter

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Pull up a chair and grab a beverage kids, we're diving in to METRICS!! Everyone's FAVE subject especially if you suck at Excel and data makes your eyes glaze over (just me? oh, carry on then). Waaaaay back in my agency days I was taught to dial the phone 100 times a day. That's right. Pick up the handset, dial 100 different phone numbers in an effort to connect with at least 10 people. Out of those 10, you could hopefully find one qualified, interested candidate for your open role(s). Good times.

Pick Your Thing. Then Never Shut Up - Part 2

Recruiting in Yoga Pants

I posted earlier this week about why I talk so much about work and yoga pants. Check it out here. If you're already familiar or maybe haven't read it yet, the TL:DR is it's not really about yoga pants. It's about a child who grew up brutally poor in the middle of the country. It's about a girl who didn't know college was an option (I didn't even know student loans were a thing - college was something "rich kids" did).

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Beware the Idiot Lights

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Y'all I'm still geeking out over the Talent42 Fireside Chat last week. For those who don't know what the heck I'm talking about, check out the live stream (thank you Ninh!) Long story short (hahahahaha as if) I had the privilege of hosting a group of talented Google engineers (including 2 who lead teams) and ask them anything about recruiters. And boy did we hear it. I learned a few things, had a myth or two busted, and found myself amazed at the "yeah buts" we got.

Actually, You DON'T Want To Hire "The Best"

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Of all the lies recruiters tell themselves this might be one of my faves. We only hire "the best". We only engage with "the best" talent on behalf of our clients. We won't consider less than "the best" for our open roles. In fact, someone looking to hire a recruiter recently told me "decent is a bad word to me" , as he only hires "the best". As I'm thinking about this post, I'm wracking my brain trying to remember a time a hiring manager said those words to me. ONLY BRING ME THE BEST!

Where did February go? Or, self care for recruiters.

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Y'all. We need to talk about something. Taking care of yourself. Here's the thing - I spent most of February laid up with bronchitis and barely able to breathe let alone function. I did my best to keep up with work, irritated my sourcing partners and bosses to no end I'm sure (they'd never say that, they're so nice ;) ) and generally felt like s**t on toast. What I did NOT do, was take a freaking day off to just heal. Would my team collapse without me?

Hello 2019! Now about those resolutions.

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I don't really "do" resolutions. But if I DID. it would look sort of like this. Run a race every month 2. Train for a full marathon by the end of 2019 That's it! I'm not going to make myself any false promises, lofty goals, or anything "hard". I'm not opposed to "hard", but I am opposed to forcing resolutions on myself just because the calendar flipped over. Frankly, I sorta feel like my life is pretty on track.

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I got a puppy and she is EVERYTHING.

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YOU GUYS. The cuteness. You're probably asking yourself - what does this have to do with recruiting? Or yoga pants? Or recruiting in yoga pants? NOT A DAMN THING. But she's cute. LOOK AT HER. I love her. Thanks to Google's generous pup policy , I can't wait to take her to work. doogler puppies dog friendly workplace

Yoga Pants of the Day - Work From Home Edition

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Admittedly I don't work from home as often as I would like. my employer embraces face time as a valuable opportunity to get to know and work more closely with your colleagues. Of course they are perfectly fine with you showing up in yoga pants, and the food is pretty good, so it's all good from my perspective. I know a lot of people swear by the whole getting up / getting ready routine. I totally understand and I wholeheartedly embrace the idea that everyone should do what works for them.

I rant on the internet and call it blogging.

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I'm a smack talker. There, I said it. I run my mouth like it powers the electrical grid. Some people find this annoying. A few find it amusing. At least 4 people I am not related to have thanked me for my b t over the years. You are SO WELCOME. So here we are. Many of you know I've been a regular contributor to various sites including my dear friends at Recruiting Daily I still love those guys, and will continue posting as often as they let me. So why this blog? Why now? BECAUSE I CAN.

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Recruitment smashed! Recovery underway. The facts.

Greg Savage

The pandemic has wiped out a decade worth of recruitment industry growth, and sent employment and revenue in our industry back to 2010 levels. Figures from IBISWorld Australia suggest staffing industry revenue in Australia has dropped $4.4 Billion in the past financial year.

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Drop your fees and triple your billings. Seriously

Greg Savage

I wrote recently about my Post-COVID nirvana. How the recruitment industry can be re-invented, with massive benefits for clients, candidates and recruiters. My ‘dream’ includes killing off the scourge of contingent, multi listed-order recruitment, which drives much that is bad in our industry.

My post-COVID recruiting dream

Greg Savage

As an industry, and as individuals, we have never had a better chance to change what we don’t like. To slaughter sacred cows. Smash our outdated, self- inhibiting paradigms. To configure our futures. Who is going to stop us? Who is even looking?

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