If I Only Had A Brain: Why It’s Time To Rethink College Recruiting.

Recruiting Daily

Of course, sometimes my fingers aren’t fast enough finding the fast forward button, which is why I recently happened across a commercial for the University of Phoenix. The Straw Man: The Myth of College Recruiting and Me. This challenge required the type of commitment that’s rarely required in more traditional undergraduate college programs. A real college? About the Author: Derek Zeller draws from over 16 years in the recruiting industry.

Going Full Circle: Revisiting the Job Fair in 2019

Fistful of Talent

Why, why, why… When I was fairly new in recruiting, job fairs were my life. And at the other end of the spectrum, for the same tech company, I hit up the College Job Fair tour, where I was tasked with conquering the greater mid-west and hitting up as many Big 10 schools as I could. So here I am, 20 years later, totally capable of sourcing online and instead, visiting local college job fairs. The first visit, a local community college.


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Why the LinkedIn Recruiting Team is Waving “Bye-bye” to Traditional College Recruiting

Linkedin Talent Blog

As the head of the LinkedIn College Recruiting team, last year I realized – my team had to quit doing traditional college recruiting, immediately. I’m saying quit doing the same old institutionalized college recruiting process right now. Even if you really researched the job fairs and went to the ones that best fit your company, would you ever use that as the sole strategy to sourcing the overwhelming majority of your hires? University Recruiting

Wish You Were Here: The Fishbowl Approach to Candidate Sourcing.

Recruiting Daily

I’m at that strange part of my career where I’m old enough to know better, which is why I find rookie recruiters so damned hilarious – because they, on the other hand, are just trying to figure it all out. I can’t help but laugh watching them, mostly because it’s obvious none of them have the first clue about what really works in recruiting, or how things have always been done around this business. No recruiter is ever perfect.

School of Hard Knocks: Why Experience Matters More Than Education in Recruiting.

Recruiting Daily

See, I’m getting ready to send my son off to college, which is a little surreal, considering it feels like just yesterday when I was snapping pictures of that gap toothed little boy smiling before his first day of school. While it’s always been assumed that my son is going to college – we started saving for it as soon as he was born – I wish someone, anyone, had told me that this was an option for me, too.

Recruiting Engineering Students? Here's How to Get Their Attention


I’ll start with a very obvious statement: Recruiting top engineers, even at the college level, has become a massive challenge. The tried and true methods of campus recruiting, which haven’t changed much in 30 years, are being turned on their head with the advent of technology. Let’s face it, if you’re a star programmer at Stanford or MIT, you’re likely absent from campus recruiting events. College recruiting is all about building excitement around your company brand.

Why Your Job Postings Suck (And What You Can Do About It).

Recruiting Daily

See, recently, my role has focused more on sourcing than recruiting, which has been a recurring theme throughout my career, with the line between these two continuously shifting from req to req, client to client. Without a JD, of course, there’s a chance that no matter how you’re communicating with potential candidates, if you’re recruiting just in time you’re likely wasting both your times.

Talent42: Why The Future of Tech Recruiting Does Not Suck.

Recruiting Daily

For the second year in a row, I made the trek to Seattle to attend the #Talent42 event, one that stands out among the busy recruiting calendar as one can’t miss talent acquisition conference. The attendees largely drive this show, which is a big part of why this conference lived up to the promise made by conference organizers John Vlastelica, Carmen Hudson and their partners in crime over at Recruiting Toolbox that #Talent42, to quote their hashtag, #willnotsuck.

Happy Hour: A Recruiter’s Guide To Hooking Up.

Recruiting Daily

I’d like to think I’ve learned a lot over my years as a recruiter, but I’d like to start with a piece of wisdom I once got back in the day, and one that has since served me well. But then again, all my best recruiting stories happened a long time ago, back before I figured out you could never really figure this s**t out. But turns out when you’re young, stupid and rich , the world gives you the benefit of the doubt, even when you’re a recruiter.

Without Bias: Pride and Prejudice and Recruiting.

Recruiting Daily

Yes, recruiters are known to stretch the truth, but if there’s one rule I’ve learned, it’s that the more ridiculous, far-fetched and unbelievable a recruiter’s story might be, the more likely it is to be true. Or at least, provide the rest of you recruiters out there with a cautionary tale of what not to do when working a recruiting desk. Retention is every recruiter’s enemy, if you think about it.

Born Into This: Recruiting Isn’t Always What You Think.

Recruiting Daily

Like so many other recruiters, I started out my career in talent acquisition working a desk at an agency. While I’m probably a little biased, I’ll be frank: personally, I believe that paying your dues matters in recruiting, and there’s no better place for anyone to start than sitting in a bullpen, dialing for dollars. won’t deny the fact that, if you’re not careful, agency recruiting can suck the life out of you. Off To the Recruiting Races.

Recruiting: It’s A Matter of Trust

Recruiting Daily

I’m pretty much a fan of everything in his songbook, but the one song that stays with me, even after all these years, and really resonates with me as a recruiting professional – and one that perfectly describes my personal approach with a sentiment that, for some reason, most recruiters don’t seem to get – is his classic, “ A Matter of Trust.”. What Trust Really Means in Recruiting. Recruiting runs on relationships, and relationships rely exclusively on trust.

Recruiters: Stop Talking And Learn How To Listen.

Recruiting Daily

If we’ve met for longer than say, 30 seconds, you probably already know I like to talk and tell stories; after all, recruiting is all about creating the right narrative, and the gift of gab is truly one that keeps on giving in this crazy business of ours. I’m a hell of a recruiter – and have a career’s worth of results to back me up. I had done my job as a recruiter, right? This is the natural defense mechanism for most recruiters, after all.

The 13 Human Resources After-effects of Remote Work and Tighter Budgets


One technology company, among the fastest-growing companies in the world, increased the number of positions handled per recruiter by 50 percent within a quarter with Eightfold. . Budgets are tight; internal sourcing will happen first. College recruiting will leave the dark ages.

The 9 Circles of Recruiting Hell: A Divine Comedy.

Recruiting Daily

I know it probably sounds kind of weird to hear a recruiter allude to Classic literature, but there’s nothing I love more than curling up with a good book – and I mean a really good book, and not, say, some statistically skewed Malcolm Gladwell pop psychology or the kinds of cheesy Penny Dreadful that land authors like Sue Grafton on the New York Times Best Seller List (“ C is for Crap,” coming soon to a Hudson Booksellers near you!).

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Don’t Ask Me How I Know: Life Lessons Learned From A Life in Recruiting.

Recruiting Daily

It’s inevitable, when you’re a recruiter in general, but one who happens to write about recruiting in particular, that you’re going to get hammered with a ton of asks for advice covering a myriad of topics ranging from the most mundane to the unusually esoteric (and everything in between). 25 Life Lessons Learned During My Life In Recruiting. In recruiting and in life. If you can’t communicate, you can’t recruit.

Social Recruiting: You’re Doing It Wrong.

Recruiting Daily

Here’s the thing about being a recruiter. That’s why when I tell a story, I always feel like I have to point out that it’s true – as a recruiter, some things are just too weird to put out there without putting out a disclaimer. But I’m not going to lie to you – even though, I am a recruiter, as we’ve established. The Social Recruiting Saga: Our Tale Begins. This is a true story about social recruiting.

Be Here Now: Making Candidate Experience Live Forever.

Recruiting Daily

Being a recruiter isn’t always easy. We talk a ton about “candidate experience,” but the truth is having a good experience works both ways, really, and most of the time, it’s the candidate treating the recruiter like s**t, not the other way around. These connections, these relationships, the ones that make recruiting worthwhile, once in awhile, have always been relatively rare. In recruiting, caring too much can come across as a professional hazard.

How to Scale Diversity Hiring at Your Organization


During his appearance on Hiring On All Cylinders last month, Pandora’s Marvin Stickel chatted about his successes and challenges implementing a sourcing diversity program at Google. The answer, of course, is yes. The bottom line is this: If you aren’t getting enough candidates at the top of your recruiting funnel, you’re never going to make enough hires to move the needle. Nothing happens overnight in recruiting, and diversity initiatives are no different.

MidWest TechRecruit ‘19 is just around the corner! [Recruiters can’t miss]

Hacker Earth

The MidWest TechRecruit ‘19 in Chicago promises to be equally interesting and knowledgeable (and of course, fun!) The conference brings together top industry experts to discuss recruitment practices in the technical industry. The conference will house 30+ internal talent acquisition, employer branding, recruitment marketing, talent analytics, and sourcing experts, sharing their tricks and tips on recruitment. Recruitment process and strategy.

How To Build a Successful Campus Recruiting Team


With employers facing the tightest labor market in decades, more and more companies are turning to college campuses to source talent for internships and entry-level positions. The current college population of nearly 20 million students represents a valuable opportunity to build pipelines for current and future hiring needs, and with Gen Z entering the workforce , campus recruitment is becoming a popular talent acquisition tactic. Setting campus recruitment goals.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Improving the Candidate Interview Experience


Candidates are interviewing you as much as you are interviewing them, and the interview is one of the last opportunities in the recruiting process to sell job seekers on open positions. 2020 Interview Scheduling Statistics and Trends: A Nationwide Recruiter Survey. On average, recruiters spend ? According to research from Robert Half, six in 10 workers say the most frustrating part of the job search is waiting to hear back from recruiters after the interview.

Improve Your Recruiting Success with These 5 Steps


Recruiting success depends on well-defined, well-placed job postings, a clear set of search criteria, and a willingness to use different methods of recruiting. These methods include in-house postings, job fairs, employee referrals, college recruitment and internship placements, online postings, and social media. To improve the effectiveness of any recruitment activities: Make the Job Posting Attractive. First impressions matter for recruiters and candidates.

Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]


There are a ton of great HR/Recruitment blogs. Ongig, of course, has its own recruiting blog — you’re reading it right now! This includes general HR blogs, recruiting blogs, talent acquisition blogs, employer branding blogs and more. Recruiting Blog.

Job Fair: The Ultimate Guideline for Employers

Recruiting Blogs

Both recruiters and job seekers can join with a computer set at home, a groomed face, a formal vest, a decent background, and then ready for the virtual job fair or even a job interview. But would recruiters from firm A suggest this candidate to firm D, who is not on his network?

Redemption Song: Why Recruiters Deserve A Little Respect.

Recruiting Daily

We’re talking warm, white sand beaches, those ridiculous oversized drinks with umbrellas and neon straws and s**t, and, of course, jerk chicken. One thing was for sure: I did not miss recruiting. Hey, I’m a recruiter, so it’s just in my nature to be curious – even if, at times, I’ll admit I might have been the teeniest bit sketched out. But will recruiters, myself included, risk rocking the boat? No More Trouble: Look Out, Top Recruiter.

The Grifters: Con Artists and Agency Recruiting.

Recruiting Daily

Recently, it seems my rants against the rotten state of the recruiting industry have earned me the reputation of being “the angry recruiter,” an honorific that, while not entirely accurate, has been more or less true since well before I started writing these posts. Now, before I go too far, I’d like to reiterate my belief that recruiters, mostly, are good people, and that despite all of our transgressions, most of us have some sort of heart hidden in there.

20 recruitment strategies to win the war for talent in 2020


The fact that I have over a decade of executive and corporate recruiting experience likely won’t persuade you. In our work, my team is privileged to view the recruitment landscape from the candidate’s perspective every day. And we know what they complain about, and appreciate, when it comes to recruiters! This holy grail of talent acquisition metrics is too often relegated to capturing how happy the hiring manager was with the recruiting process.

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Stop the Recruiting Spam. Seriously.

Recruiting Daily

As soon as I open my inbox – no matter what time of the day (or night), I’m inundated with recruiter spam. That doesn’t make me unique – after all, recruiting junk mail is as ubiquitous as those ads for cheap imported Viagra or getting hit up for a bridge loan by a Nigerian prince – but as a recruiter, it makes me a little depressed. Why Do I Have To Write About Recruiting Spam Again? Who’s Really to Blame for Recruiting Spam?

Respect: Find Out What It Means To Recruiting

Recruiting Daily

Just like recruiters. I’ve dedicated the better part of my life to recruiting. I’m frequently reminded of one of the painful realities of being part of this industry – that no matter how much you’ve proven yourself in the past, you’ve got to constantly and consistently prove that you’re more than just another recruiter. It may not be rocket science, but there is skill and know-how involved in recruiting and hiring top talent.

The 25 Best HR & Recruiting Blogs in 2018

Newton Software

About: Tim is a well known veteran in the HR & recruiting industry. Bringing over 20 years of experience to the table, he offers insight into every area of the HR & recruiting landscape in his popular blog “The Project”. His blog features a fun, conversational tone of voice that makes you feel like you are learning from a knowledgeable friend with years of experience and expertise in recruiting. Recruiting Daily. The Undercover Recruiter. Tim Sackett.

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12 Innovative Recruiting Strategies That Savvy Companies are Using

Linkedin Talent Blog

The “act differently” principle for recruiting means that to successfully attract your industry’s top talent, you must separate yourself from your talent competitors by offering innovative but effective new recruiting strategies. We know that recruiters understand the need for more innovative approaches because a recent LinkedIn survey ranked “innovative strategies” as the #1 issue they wanted to learn about. Virtual reality recruiting is about to explode.

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Cash Is King: How (And When) To Have That Compensation Conversation.

Recruiting Daily

The caveat for all these things, of course, is caveat emptor. Of course, finding for a job starts out with the assumption of frustration and futility, and only occasionally turns out OK, quite the opposite of both marriage and mortgages. What makes it even more painful, of course, is that those offers almost always come in well under what you, the candidate, were expecting. Hurt: Why Compensation Is The 1 Thing A Recruiter Needs To Know About You. Turn to a recruiter.

How To Prove You’re A Real Recruiter.

Recruiting Daily

My last post, You’re Not Really A Recruiter , seems to have hit something of a nerve – apparently, a lot of people out there feel the same way I do about those charlatans who fraudulently call themselves recruiters, even though they’ve got no experience, expertise or abilities beyond having somehow scored a job running a desk at some shitty staffing firm. Elevating Recruiting: Time To Put Up or Shut Up. Moving Recruiting Forward: The Future of Our Future.

Bad Influence: Why Industry Lists Should Kick the Bucket.

Recruiting Daily

If you’re one of those recruiters who’s at all in tune with the conversation happening in closed Facebook groups, niche industry forums or consume content and commentary in the weird little world that is the recruiting related blogosphere, you’ve probably noticed a new trend surfacing on social. Considering the source, and the novelty, I’m not going to lie. 35 Recruiting Influencers Who Actually Influence Me.

A Tribe Called Quest: How To Fix What’s Really Broken In Recruiting.

Recruiting Daily

It’s this skill, I suppose, that’s helped me build a successful career as a recruiter, despite the constant ups and downs that come with more or less being the professional equivalent of the canary in the macroeconomic coal mine, a never ending series of ups and downs that I cannot control. But the Golden Age of Recruiting has dulled to the point of darkness. But it’s going to mean making some real changes to the way we recruit.

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Recruiters In Name Only: Why Real Recruiters Should Be Hunting for RINOs.

Recruiting Daily

You’re thinking, “of course. Unless, of course, those players are the R.I.N.O.s of recruiting – those “recruiters in name only” who give the rest of us in the business a bad name. See, I’ve dedicated quite a lot of copy to talking about the current state of talent acquisition and the pulse of recruiting. RINO Hunting: Why “Recruiters In Name Only” P**s Me Off. That’s what real recruiters do.

Building A Case for Building A National Recruiting Association

Recruiting Daily

The discussion starts with defining what recruiting really entails. Now, most people would argue that recruiting is, at the least, a critical business ‘ discipline ’ (if not a legitimate ‘ profession ’, but more on that later). These might seem like slight, specious or superficial differences, but in this case, words matter – and here’s why: Recruiting: More Than Just A Job? The (Sad) State of Recruiting: Taking the Pulse of Our Profession.

Millennials in HR Leadership: Hear From A Member of The Next Generation


Bennett: thank you so much Matt and Jeanne Yes there’s actually course a couple questions that came in one of the questions that just came in was how do you call incorporate AllyO into your ATS the little product specific but they were just curious if you’re able to ask that’d be great.

Building A National Recruiting Association: Why It’s Time To Fix What’s Broken.

Recruiting Daily

Unlike the UConn Huskies, who Auriemma coached to yet another NCAA Women’s Basketball championship in 2015 (his tenth), recruiting doesn’t have a good thing going, nor is it getting any better, either. Oh, sure – we’ve got all of these cool tools and killer tech all of the sudden, which purport to help recruiters reach uncharted waters and go where no recruiter has ever gone before. Recruiting Has Hit Rock Bottom. Recruiting Deserves Better.