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Leveraging Your Cultural Fit in the Cover Letter

The Cover Letter has generally been reserved as a space for applicants to declare their intentions and introduce themselves more broadly than in the rest of the application. Getting creative with the with the way that your present yourself in

Why Experience Makes Us Sloppy

Experience is one of the most important things in the hiring world. Hiring managers want to hire people with years of the stuff and they want recruiters with years more of it delivering that quality of candidate. But experience can

If Someone is Sick, Send Them Home!

After the holidays have come and gone, it’s time for Americans to prepare for that most special time of year: that’s right, flu season is here. Deck the halls with packs of Halls and prepare your fuzziest blankets to be

DICE Says Tech Hiring in 2014 Will Be Tougher Than Ever

For gifted professionals in the tech industry, 2014 will be another year in which you will probably receive a whole lot of recruiting offers in your inbox. If you’re on the recruiting side of things, prepare to have ever more

A Useful Trick For Defining Top Performers

With it being the New Year and all, it’s a good idea for everyone to take a fresh look at what they are doing day in and day out. You might be exerting all the energy you’ve got on trying

Biggest HR Blunders of 2013

What will you remember 2013 for? Will it be the for the big things like the government shut down or the complete 180 by The Pope on social issues? Will it be for the little things like the year when

Making Hiring Allies in the War for Talent

There’s been a lot of talk about “The War for Talent” running around in the blogosphere lately. While no shots are fired, high profile talent are pelted by multiple contacts from multiple recruiters each week. When “re-recruiting” your top employees

Favorite Interview Questions of Real CEOs

Picking the right questions to ask during an interview isn’t as black and white as you might think. There are no “correct” questions to ask during an interview and even conversational engagement with the top candidates in your applicant pool

Best Business Jobs of 2013

What is a business job? Does it involve lots of long stares, firm handshakes and shark-like cunning? Is it a title so generic that it leaves you baffled and in need of a lot more information? If someone offered it

Figuring Out Which Metrics Are Meaningless

When it comes to gauging the level of engagement that your company’s online presence is getting with its fans and followers, there are a lot of metrics out there that really aren’t as telling as you might think. While it’s

How An Improving Economy Will Change Hiring

Now that the US economy and the labor market have stabilized to their present, solid levels, it’s safe to anticipate actually passing stability and going straight on to expansion once again. Over the next year, should the economy keep going

How to Put the Viral in Your Viral Marketing

Viral Marketing is one of the most useful and one of the most unpredictable tools at our disposal today. Marketing your company’s content through social media sites mostly free, making what you stand to gain (should your content go viral)

The Most Overused LinkedIn Profile Buzzwords of 2013

Would you describe yourself as a responsible, strategic and creative employee? How about an innovative organizational expert? If these descriptors are leaving you with a bogus taste in your mouth, it’s probably because you’ve got a refined pallet for all

What's in Store for Hiring in 2014 (Part 2)

Last week, we discussed some of the emerging and continuing recruiting trends for 2014 based, for the most part, on a 2 part article by Dr. John Sullivan. While part one of The Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems and Opportunities

Where Does Your Careers Page Place Your Company?

Are you really getting all that you can out of your company’s careers page? If it’s been months or even years since that page was updated, you need to dust it off and take a good hard look at how

Give Introverts A Chance At Sales

If I asked you to give me some of the attributes that make for a successful sales person, you’d probably say that they’d need good at communicating, that they’d need to be confident and that they’d definitely need to have

Contests Are Great Ways to Attract College Talent

Recruiting top talent out of MBA programs is becoming more competitive than ever. It’s not uncommon for the most distinguished students to receive employment offers before they’ve even completed their first year. Despite this great demand for fresh talent, the

What is in Store For Hiring in 2014

With 2014 approaching quickly, it’s important to take a look back at the past year and take stock of the changes that have taken place. Besides the shocking events: global NSA scandal, the government shutdown and the rise of celebrity

Jobvite's 2013 Social Recruiting Survey

Unless you have been on an extended Antarctic vacation or have been living under a rock, you know that social recruiting was one of the most discussed recruiting strategies of 2013. Not only was it the most talked about recruiting

What You Should Do When You don't Get the Job

Nothing is more frustrating than making it to the final round of interviews for a job, only to be beat out at the last moment. You might agonize about the interview, wondering if that joke about the bear and the

Your Clunky Career Page is Isolating Mobile Job Seekers

In regards to technology, the overall trend of the past decade has been overwhelmingly geared toward increasing user friendliness. Just look at the success of Apple. Where before they were dominated by the “superior computing” of Microsoft, they’ve now make

Hiring Hot Shots: How Paying Big Salaries Can Pay for Itself

When it comes to your employees, you want to be sure that you’re always hiring the best and the brightest that you can find. By holding out during your recruitment process for a little bit longer to find them and

Market Your Job Like You're in Marketing

Nothing is static. You might believe that there is a “right way” and a “wrong way” to recruit, but I’d suggest that the only “right way” is based exclusively on what works: and this is always changing. The job market

Testing the Waters With Your Top Talent

Passive candidate sourcing is the sharpest double edged sword in the hiring world. The good part of the blade is that you have the opportunity to offer great talent a way out of their current, lackluster job and a way