J.T. O'Donnell

Posts by J.T. O'Donnell

  • Most Companies Make This Mistake at Career Fairs – Here’s How to Avoid It

    May 30, 2017

    These days, college career fairs can feel a lot like a speed dating experience where the students awkwardly move from table to table, while the recruiters desperately try to find their “prince” and “princesses” in a sea of frogs. The reason this happens? Because most employers make a huge mistake when they attend a job fair: they don’t plan a way to stand out....

  • The Real Secret to Surviving (and Thriving) as a Full-Desk Recruiter

    May 11, 2017

    It’s very common to see the staffing industry explode during a period of low unemployment. In particular, the increased number of full-desk recruiters (i.e. someone who is responsible for sourcing both the employers and the candidates they hire). Having worked in the Silicon Valley during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, I saw first-hand the incredible...

  • Why “Interactive Recruiting” Is the Future of Talent Acquisition

    March 21, 2017

    At least several times each day, I get pitched new recruiting technology. I honestly can’t believe how much money is being spent creating the next big breakthrough in sourcing and hiring talent. And yet, it really shouldn’t surprise me. Here’s why... The evolution of recruiting technology Below is the talent spectrum - a breakdown of where workers fall in terms...

  • 3 Reasons You Should Help Job Seekers Up Their Game

    April 13, 2016

    Today, the candidate experience is becoming one of the hottest topics in recruiting. Data is pouring in that proves not paying...

  • The Modern Recruiter’s Guide to Becoming a Talent Magnet

    April 4, 2016

    Today, job seekers are job shoppers. Just like consumers, they do their homework before they apply to a company and spend a long time...

  • 3 Things You Can Do to Avoid a Bad Candidate Experience...

    March 29, 2016

    I recently saw this posted on LinkedIn by a frustrated job seeker: “For 8 weeks I have been in a hiring process for a senior design...