“Post and Pray” Actually Takes More Work Than Recruitment Marketing!

Tim Sackett job postings, Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett 4 Comments

I read a great post over at Social Talent recently, written by Manna Shah, titled “Why You Should Stop Posting on Job Boards, Now!” Shah laid out the workflow between going out on job boards and posting jobs, versus going out and specifically sourcing for the candidates you actually know will fit the opening you are recruiting for. Here’s the …

Everything Wrong With the Millennial Job Posting Making Its Rounds on the Internet

Kate Weimer job postings, Kate Weimer

Over the past few years, bashing millennials has overtaken baseball as America’s favorite pastime. Maybe it’s because millennials keep killing various industries, or maybe it’s because it’s very easy to pigeonhole one generation and blame all problems within the workplace on them. Whatever the reason, articles of why millennials are terrible have become so commonplace that they’re beginning to read …

How To Optimize Your Job Postings for Inclusion on Google’s New Job Search Function

Patrick Ward Job Boards, job postings, Patrick Ward

The search engine giant Google recently announced and debuted their foray into the job posting/aggregation space. Google for Jobs is a new platform for job seekers and employers utilizing Google’s existing search features in combination with feeds pulled from company’s career sites and third-party sites like LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, and Glassdoor. Free to use and with a fairly automated process, now is the …

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It Takes a Lot of Luck For Anyone to Really Win With an Online Job Ad

John Hollon job postings, John Hollon

Here’s a confession: I hate online job ads, because they’re a crappy way to find the best candidates. On the one hand, my recruiter side loves the fact that a smart, well-focused Internet job post can pull in a boatload of candidates for a position. It’s a great way to get a bunch of resumes in short order. But on the other hand, …

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Title Fight: A Showdown Between LinkedIn and Indeed

Patrick Ward job postings, Patrick Ward

LinkedIn v. Indeed. The ultimate showdown between the two most prolific resume and candidate search platforms on the web today. As a recruiter or talent acquisition leader, these two sites should be a large part of your strategy in looking to attract the best talent possible. Whether or not you have a large advertising budget dedicated to these sources is …

Using Indeed Trends to Optimize Your Job Postings

Patrick Ward job postings, Patrick Ward

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you should be pretty familiar with the job aggregation site Indeed. A favorite of ours here at Kinetix, Indeed accounts for 58% of all job-related traffic across the internet according to Silk Road. Apart from job postings, sponsored listings, featured employer profiles, and a candidate-friendly resume database, Indeed …

All Of Your Rules Make You Suck At Recruiting!

Tim Sackett Communication, Driving Productivity, job postings, Recruiting, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

I would never call myself a ‘road warrior’ but I fly frequently. Many people have a fear of flying but I never have, even after 9/11, but I can definitely see why people have this fear. Before the 1990’s, planes had a small habit of randomly just falling out of the sky! The FAA would do an investigation and find …

Recruiting Harder vs. Recruiting Smarter

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Candidate Pool, Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Job Market, job postings, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Tim Sackett

I had a boss who used to love coming in and giving the generic management direction of “we need to work smarter, not harder”! Thanks, Einstein. Now, are you willing to tell us what the heck that actually means!? In the recruiting game today, I know recruiters are being told this. As average days to fill continue to rise because the job market …

3 Criteria You’re Missing from Your IT Job Postings

Tim Sackett Job Boards, job postings, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Tim Sackett, Udacity, Uncategorized

Crafting a good job posting is at the core of a successful recruitment process. Still, most organizations virtually ignore it when it comes to understanding the reasoning of why their process is failing.  The normal mode of operation in crafting your job posting goes something like this: Ask hiring manager to send you something about what the job they are …