Recruiting Tips Articles

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    7 of the Biggest Problems Recruiters Face (And How to Overcome Them)

    March 9, 2020

    My goal was to find the biggest challenges facing recruiters. My first instinct was to go to a bar recruiters frequent and see what they were commiserating about. With that, I discovered two things: 1) there aren’t a lot of recruiting-focused bars out there, and 2) when you go up to a person at a bar and ask them what their biggest problems are, rarely do they...

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    Use This 3-step Win-Win Hiring Program to Ensure You Land the Right Candidate

    March 2, 2020

    When it comes to finding that perfect candidate, I’m always looking for a “Win-Win Hiring” outcome. This means that both the hiring manager and the new hire both agree it was the right decision one year into the job. While defining hiring success with this outcome is a worthy goal, it requires some significant reengineering of your hiring process to achieve it...

  • 5 Interview Prep Tips to Help Ensure Your Good Candidates Aren’t Being Excluded for Bad Reasons

    February 11, 2020

    While writing my book, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired, I found it challenging to write the section about “Getting Hired” since my target audience was primarily hiring managers, interviewers, and recruiters. But I felt the “Getting Hired” part was important to add in order to give job seekers a chance to take control of the interview whenever they...

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    What Recruiters Can Do to Ensure Every Candidate Has a Fair...

    January 7, 2020

    I've been thinking a lot about access. Specifically, the access some candidates have — or don't have — to information about...

  • “Historically, recruiters have been creatures of habit. That’s helped them succeed at tasks like filling reqs, but it’s not what will elevate them in the future. The best recruiters will be curious and adaptable, with a learning mindset.” —Amy Schultz, Director of Talent Acquisition at LinkedIn

    5 Skills Every Recruiter Should Learn in 2020

    January 2, 2020

    It’s officially a New Year and, for many, that means it’s time for fresh starts and resolutions. That could mean anything from hitting...

  • The Most Popular LinkedIn Recruiting Stories of 2019

    December 18, 2019

    As we look back at 2019 and buckle up for 2020, there’s one thing we can all agree on: Recruiting is on fire. And there’s proof too:...