Tips on How to Recruit IT College Students

Wake up Corporate America! IT college students don’t give a rat’s patootie about your company unless you’re Google, Facebook, Microsoft or Oracle. So stop sending your wind-tunnel-tested-hairdo-fast-talking-gum-chewing agency recruiters…OR the overweight 30ish working-mom-corporate-recruiter-I-need-a-microwave-to-nuke-my-leftovers…OR  Wendel the dorky-recruiting-manager-acid-jeans-running-shoes-wearing-a-braided-belt to college campuses. Stop it. It ain’t working. You want to hire IT college ...

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The Best Laptops for Recruiters

Here are some Laptops that I recommend for contract recruiters or independent recruiters. Dell XPS 15z – Solid laptop with an 2.7GHz i7 chip and 750GB hard drive. Also, will run a battery for over 5 hours and weighs about 5.6 pounds Acer Aspire TimelineX 583OTG – 2.3GHz i5-2410M. 640GB ...

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Facebook Timeline Improvements

I am not a fan of Facebook Timeline. I got a chance to tinker with the Timeline preview today and realized that my Apps, and my Fan Page is gone. Timeline makes it extremely difficult to showcase your Fan Page and Apps. If Fan Pages are invisible or removed from ...

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SourceCon as an Energy Drink?

Recruiters, forget that pathetic coffee in the break room. It’s time to get pumped up and train with masters over at SourceCon. Picture SourceCon 2012 like a packet of Energy Powder. Oh yeah.  Just pour some of this into your water bottle every morning. Don’t be alarmed if some powder ...

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Looking for a Job? Don’t put these 5 things in your resume

It’s December. It’s chilly. It’s shopping. It’s parties and bad Christmas sweaters. And it’s usually when job seekers have the time to update their resume and start job searching. Every Recruiter spends less than 20 seconds looking at a resume. They scan resumes for keywords, education, location and current employer. ...

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Job Postings Have Been Hijacked? Do This Now.

Recruiters, have you ever Googled your job postings and surprised to find them on “other” job boards? You would think this is great marketing for your jobs, but it’s not. In fact, your job posting has been hijacked. Hijacking jobs is another form of job scraping. Categorically Indeed.com and Simplyhired.com ...

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9% Unemployment and Companies Can’t Find People?!?!

Here are some employment numbers from Manpower Group 52% of U.S. companies report difficulty filling jobs 47% of employers blame candidates lack of hard job skills or technical skills 35% of companies cite candidate lack of experience 25% of companies blame lack of business knowledge or formal qualifications For most ...

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Recruiting Tools and Websites -The Forgotten or Gone

Recruiters read about recruiting tools and websites all the time. Recruiting websites, niche boards, tools, tools and more tools have been tweeted or talked about in every recruiting webinar or conference. Enough sourcing tool presentation slide-shows have been created to cross the globe a bagrillion times. MOST of these websites ...

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Google + Operator Removed!

A lot recruiting and sourcing geeks are shaking their fists in anger at Google…because they terminated the + operator. The + operator eliminates similar search result. So by using the + (no space) before a word brings up the exact term. So it seems (to me) that it’s logical to ...

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Spanning the Recruiting World

If you’re job description sucks, you’re job advertisement sucks too. Meredith Soleau blog post, Your Help Wanted Advertisement Sucks, is spot on. I love it. But one problem. Corporate recruiters might not have control over where, how and what job descriptions get posted. Bigger the company, more layers in HR ...

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Is your Staffing Agency like Netflix?

A few months ago Netflix was on top of the world until it announced a 60% price increase. Customers were outraged and dropped the service. The price hike announcement was viewed as GREEDY because it was days after Blockbuster announced massive store closings. My bold prediction: Netflix will blaze through ...

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Where are the Peeps?

There was a time when companies didn’t have OFCCP…is it um.. OFFCCP..or is it OF-PEE-PEE… I can’t remember but you didn’t have that and Applicant Tracking Systems. Today, Corporate Recruiters have to go through all 9 plains of Hell just to get permission to start meeting about working on a ...

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When Recruiters Stop Calling

Quick! What is the most important recruiting tool you use? The one you need everyday. Is it LinkedIn, Outlook, or the internet? Nah, no way. It’s the phone. Do all the sourcing you want, but if you don’t pick up the phone you’re not recruiting. Period. End of story. Today ...

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The Biggest Job Board Opens FREE Resume Search!

Indeed.com is poised to crush the expensive large job and resume databases of the world. Not only crush them, but grind them down to a fine dust. Right now! Go to Indeed.com and click on the resume search link. Type in your search keywords and the State, City. And, Boom! You ...

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SourceCon, mRecruitingCamp, Facebook, and Job Websites!

What would recruiting be without the big job websites (Monster, Careerbuilder and Dice)? Unlike the new Gen recruiters today, a lot of old school recruiters (pesky franchise staffing agencies, and  “post and prey” corporate recruiters) are still sucking on the massive job board teat. But it seems to me the ...

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