John Vlastelica

Posts by John Vlastelica

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    Why Curiosity Might Be the Most Important Skill for Recruiters

    February 5, 2020

    Curiosity. It doesn’t show up on nearly enough core competency lists, and it’s tough to measure. Yet curiosity is accountable for much of the success of top corporate recruiters. Of course, other competencies are critical, too — adaptability, learning agility, drive, prioritization, influence, etc. But those typically get quite a bit of love in recruiter...

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    What Recruiters Can Do to Ensure Every Candidate Has a Fair Shot at the Interview

    January 7, 2020

    I've been thinking a lot about access. Specifically, the access some candidates have — or don't have — to information about interviewing process.  Some of us grew up knowing people who worked in big companies — our parents, our friends, our college professors. When our time came to interview for jobs, they could give us insights into what we’d likely be asked...

  • How to Avoid the 3 Biggest Recruiting Mistakes

    February 17, 2015

    As a corporate recruiting leader (Amazon, Expedia) turned consultant and trainer, I’ve listened to thousands of recruiters and hiring managers across the globe share what works and what doesn’t when going after top talent. Sure, a lot of it has to do with how well we source, screen, and sell candidates and there’s already hundreds of articles covering tactical...

  • 3 Strategies Microsoft, Ebay and Amazon Use to Engage...

    January 13, 2014

    Companies don’t actually recruit well. People do. And when a great recruiter gets together with a great hiring manager, magic happens....

  • Talent Connect Preview: How to Move From Reactive...

    September 25, 2012

    Editor's note: 15 days from now, over 2000 talent acquisition professionals will join us at Talent Connect Las Vegas, LinkedIn's...