Recruiting Tips Articles

  • The 3 Lessons That Helped Me Make More Placements in Less Time

    April 19, 2016

    One of my biggest frustrations is when recruiters present an endless stream of candidates in front of the hiring managers and none of these people end up getting hired. As far as I am concerned, when a hiring manager needs to see more than 4-5 people to hire a person it is clear the recruiting process is out of control. As I faced this early in my career, I drew on my pre-recruiting experience in engineering, manufacturing and cost controls and outlined the most common reasons...

  • How You Can Turn Weak Network Connections into Pre-qualified Prospects

    April 14, 2016

    The chances are that when it comes to your network, your direct connections’ connections are your key to getting a job. Recent research from the University of Chicago revealed that these so called “weak connections” are crucial and here is why: Weak ties are important collectively because of their quantity, but strong ties are important individually because of their quality. I contend that the same rule applies for recruiters. As far as I’m concerned, at least 40-50% of a...

  • 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 exploring options and learning about opportunities. Understanding these evolved wants and needs of the sophisticated job seeker is what separates a modern recruiter from their peers. For those of you who want to learn how to be a modern recruiter on LinkedIn and optimize your interaction points with candidates on the site, I recommend the...

  • 10 Must-Dos to Make a Great First Impression on Candidates

    April 1, 2016

    You’ll never get a second chance to make a great first impression. Cliché? Yes. True? Unfortunately, also a yes. According to experts, it only takes 7...

  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Manage Their Time More Effectively

    March 22, 2016

    As a recruiter, “time is on my side, yes it is” are probably not lyrics that speak to you very often. You have a lot do to in day, and time isn’t always...

  • 4 Ways to Minimize Losing Candidates to Counteroffers

    March 21, 2016

    I was part of an interesting group chat online recently where a recruiter asked this question: Is anyone encountering counteroffers like crazy right now?...