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  • I've made it to final round interviews at two companies since I lost my job due to COVID. In both cases, I spent multiple hours on Zoom, crafted and delivered presentations, participated in role plays, and taught myself their software so I could evangelize it in my interviews.  In both cases, I was informed via email that they would not be moving forward. No explanation, no feedback, just "we went another way."  Asking so much of a candidate in preparation of an interview, and then not even picking up the phone to deliver the news is lazy and disrespectful. As a candidate, it's painful under normal circumstances, but especially traumatizing during COVID where we are all feeling insecure, panicked and anxious about our futures.

    In Viral Post, Out-of-Work Recruiter Asks for One Thing

    August 10, 2020

    Recruiter Sophie Symonds has clearly touched a nerve. She wrote a post about losing her job to COVID-19 that has resonated with readers around the world. So far, nearly 8,000 people have commented on it and over 182K people have reacted to it. In a four-paragraph post on LinkedIn, Sophie explained that she had made it to final-round interviews with two companies...

  • The 10 Must-Read Articles for Recruiters This Week

    August 7, 2020

    In this week’s list of must-read articles for talent professionals, you'll learn what having a "complexity mindset" means and how it can help HR leaders adapt and take on challenges that they have never had to face before. Also on our list, read why diversity hiring intiatives at universities might not be all their cracked up to be (and how recruiting programs...

  • Quote: the more your know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future -Theodore Roosevelt

    6 Things Recruiters Can Learn From Past Recessions

    August 6, 2020

    Most experts agree we’re in a recession. COVID-19 has slowed the economy just like the mortgage crisis did in 2007 and the dot-com bust did in 2001. During those times, like today, many organizations laid off workers, cut salaries, and froze hiring — whatever it took to weather the financial storm. For recruiters, these times can be unsettling. Slower hiring can...

  • 30 percent of all recruiter job changes were internal transitions

    The Most Common Career Transitions for Recruiters

    August 5, 2020

    In the wake of COVID-19, many recruiters are in a tough position. “When you aren’t hiring, recruiting tends to be the first on the...

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    Talented LinkedIn Alumni Looking for New Opportunities

    August 4, 2020

    Our talent has always been our top operating priority and we invest in growing the skills and experience of our team at LinkedIn. We...

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    7 Lessons for HR Professionals from 'Hamilton'

    August 3, 2020

    When the musical Hamilton opened in 2015, it had something for everyone. The play “is the only thing Dick Cheney and I agree on,”...