Kate Reilly

Posts by Kate Reilly

  • One Company's Bold Campaign to Win the Best Talent in the Bay Area

    May 5, 2016

    Veronica Kainz was worried. She was about to ask her MuleSoft colleague Paul Davidian if she could plaster his picture all over the Caltrain station in San Francisco. It was for recruiting after all. But still, he could easily say no. To her surprise, he said yes. Six others said yes too. Veronica was thrilled and relieved. She and her team had spent weeks building superhero characters around their co-workers as part of MuleSoft’s first formal talent campaign. “In retrospect,”...

  • 7 LinkedIn Profile Summaries That We Love (And How to Boost Your Own)

    April 21, 2016

    With a million things vying for your time, investing in writing a hit LinkedIn profile summary probably isn’t at the top of your list. After all, you’re a recruiter – not a professional writer. However, giving your profile summary some love is essential. Why? Because your summary is prime real estate for your professional brand. It’s the one place where you can tell the story you want to tell, free of start dates and titles. It’s where you can put your own spin on your work...

  • 6 Steps to the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary [for Recruiters]

    April 6, 2016

    You already have the perfect photo and headline on your LinkedIn profile. Together, they lure candidates to click and scroll down to your summary. Now you have about five seconds to keep them on the page. Your summary can be the difference between a candidate responding to your InMail – and not. But writing a good summary can be hard. Usually anything worth reading takes some blood, sweat and tears to write. Plus, there isn’t just one right way to do it. If a blank page scares...

  • What We Can Learn From the Recruiter With 77 LinkedIn Recommendations

    March 31, 2016

    Fred Ewing is a recruiter with 77 recommendations on his LinkedIn profile. Now we all know quality matters more than quantity. But it’s hard to argue with...

  • Startup to IPO: How Opower's Talent Strategy Transformed through Growth

    December 22, 2014

    “It was incredible. I probably won’t ever experience anything like it ever again. To see seven years of hard work come together like that: it was an...

  • Yes, You Can Build a Talent Brand with Zero Budget and No Marketing Team

    November 24, 2014

    You may not have heard of RealPage, Inc. It’s a Dallas-based software company that designs solutions for the rental housing space. Like many small and...