From Gen X to Gen Z….7 Pieces of Advice on your Graduation

Kelly Dingee Career Advice, Graduation, Kelly Dingee

Graduation is weighing heavily on my mind this week. Like many of you, we are celebrating as my oldest graduates from college on Saturday. It’s one of those moments where you reflect back….for me to her high school graduation. Thinking of who joined us to celebrate, how I bargained for tickets to the ceremony, and all the hopes and dreams …

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Can You Choose Your Work/Life Balance? 3 Actions To Take

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Work Life Balance

Can you? In this world where we are always on, is it possible to draw a line in the proverbial sand and give yourself that desired balance?  To feel like you have mastered being super employee and super (mom/dad/spouse/partner/person)? More and more as I screen senior level candidates, I find this to be a struggle for them. They give their …

Hi, My Name Is…Low-Hanging Fruit

Kelly Dingee Communication, Kelly Dingee, Networking

Yep – that’s me! The Low-Hanging Fruit on the LinkedIn tree. What’s it like being in Talent Acquisition and low-hanging fruit? Well, you’re popular with a variety of people. And come to find out, a lot of people don’t read your LinkedIn profile. Or if they do, they don’t pick up what you’re putting down. No clue as to what …

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To Tell or Not To Tell….I Spy a TYPO in Your Resume

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Resumes

Oh….that is a question. Tell the candidate? Don’t tell the candidate? I mean really, attention to detail is key in most jobs. Especially anything executive level. Certainly anything administrative. And good grief, if it’s accounting or finance, typos are verboten. But where is there slack? Do you excuse typos in a LinkedIn profile? Maybe not. Especially if you’re looking for …

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On the Phone Again…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting

I am on the phone again…talking to people. IRL. Shocking I know. 18 years of being tucked away, often called “secret weapon” or “best kept secret” (laugh hysterically here), sourcing my heart out and NOT talking to candidates. Talking to hiring managers on a limited, very limited basis. I think my favorite moment was working for a Telecom company where …

You source? You recruit? You should listen to THIS podcast.

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Podcast, Sourcing

This is my new favorite podcast….AirSource. Featuring the one and only Katharine Robinson, a legendary sourcer, trainer and of course notable SourceCon Grandmaster. Killing it with a British accent and an NPR-like (think BBC Hour) delivery, Katharine’s new podcast brings to light the new and notable regarding sourcing and the tools used. Light, yet knowledgeable, AirSource provides tips like saving your …

Tell me what you want, what you really, really want

Kelly Dingee Compensation/Cash Money, Kelly Dingee, Negotiation, Recruiting

Channelling the Spice Girls this fine morning.  I’ve been on the phone a lot lately.  And for some reason, I’m really enjoying it, I thought for years I was so much more content to be behind the screen…finding candidates….emailing….serving them up to recruiting teams on a silver platter.  I’ve gotten a second lease on this recruiting life bouncing back to …

The Gig Economy and Sourcers

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

So much of what we read these days about the gig economy is Uber-specific. Truly Uber specific. There’s this perception that Gig is synonymous with the Millennial generation.  That it accommodates their need for flexibility and freedom. And also, the current interpretation simplifies the gig workforce, puts it in a nice box of people looking to be drivers or daycare …

The New First Rule of Recruiting

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Uncategorized

Be Kind. That’s it, that’s all. What’s kindness in recruiting? Be responsive.  With candidates, with the unknown.  Since I’ve changed jobs, I’ve acquired a few pen-pals.  Some of them are unknown, some of them I’ve encountered briefly in my professional career, and a few in my personal life.  It takes a minute to respond to an inmail or email.  And …

A Sourcer Weighs In On The Monster Madness

Kelly Dingee Job Boards, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing

Ah Monster.  The vendor with whom everyone has had a love/hate relationship.  Have we been inundated with assessments on its acquisition? I think yes.  This one is my favorite. I appreciate all the assessments of the industry, but let me offer you the user point of view.  Eons ago…circa 1999….I posted my resume on Monster.  I had been in the …