Laura Byrne

Posts by Laura Byrne

  • How to Work with a Candidate Who is a Career Changer

    February 27, 2015

    The New York Times recently looked at the topic of candidates reinventing themselves after “career interludes” – e.g., time off for travel, education, training, freelancing, welcoming a child, reinventing oneself, or following a hobby or passion. The article notes, “Part of what’s driving career breaks is that so many industries are in upheaval: law, media and...

  • Why You Need a Recruitment Blog: 5 Content Ideas to Get Started

    February 20, 2015

    In the arsenal of tools a recruiter can leverage, the recruitment blog may not always be top the list in terms of delivery mediums. Unsurprisingly, social media usually dominates this realm. However, a blog can play a unique role in reaching candidates and contributing value in a way that differs from the immediacy and brevity of social platforms. Here are some...

  • 6 Key Strategies for Recruiting a Senior-Level Candidate

    February 19, 2015

    When sourcing candidates for a senior position, the pool of candidates narrows markedly. Indeed, the recruitment process can become a buyer’s market – with the candidate the as the “buyer” at the helm of the decision-making. With this in mind, we’ve compiled six strategies to consider when recruiting for key senior positions. To bring these tips to life, we’ve...

  • 5 Tips to Improve the Cover Letters You Receive

    January 29, 2015

    If you’re tired of receiving generic, unhelpful, lengthy cover letters, perhaps it’s time to step back and rethink what you’re asking...

  • 6 Ways Video Interviews Can Help with Diversity Recruiting

    December 18, 2014

    A recent report from recruiting firm Hays lays out several compelling reasons for diversity recruiting. Among them: improved...

  • 5 Unexpected Networking Sources for Finding Talent

    December 15, 2014

    When I was in college and entertaining hopes of being a book editor, I applied for entry-level publishing jobs all over New York....