Your Secret Weapon In Candidate Interviews

Ben Martinez Bad HR, candidate experience, Culture, Digital Interviewing, Hiring Managers, HR Tech, HR Technology, Interviewing, Recruiting, Resumes 0 Comments

Listen – It is the hardest thing to do in an interview. It’s almost as hard as showing up to work after a late night eating grilled meats and watching fireworks. Happy Birthday, America. #4thofJuly Recruiters and hiring managers pay thousands of dollars to training firms to become the best interviewers. They buy pricey technology that is supposed to predict …

Why Resumes Need to Retire

Kathy Rapp Kathy Rapp, Resumes, War for Talent

I spoke at a conference 5 years ago in which I declared, “resumes suck”.  The context was about over-inflated resumes filled with key words, and on the other side, employers who dismiss great talent based on a piece (or 10) of paper.  In short, resumes needed to be retired and replaced with a more dynamic way of matching talent with …

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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 …

I’m A Resume Hoarder – What To Do, What To Do?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Resumes, Sourcing

I have a confession to make.  I’m a digital hoarder.  It’s bad—really bad.  Multiple repositories hold my stash, photos to documents spreadsheets filled with candidates sourced over the years. I was horrified, almost to the point of nausea the other day, when chatting with a vendor who told me most companies purge their resumes after a set period of time. …

My Insanity: The Job Board Resume Database

Kelly Dingee Job Boards, Kelly Dingee, Resumes, Sourcing, Uncategorized

We use job boards at the retained search firm I work for—they’re necessary for broadcasting opportunities. I think that’s standard, whether you’re a corporate or agency search firm. Once or twice a year, one of the job boards we use will invite us to demo their fee-based resume database. And my team will humor our Director of Operations and give …

Want To Job Hunt Online? Show Me Your Job Title.

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Strategy

Somewhere over the last few years there has been this crazy advice for jobseekers to have catch phrases, some witty little one liner to describe what they do. Ugh. And on top of that, we ask you to load your information with keywords. But those two ideas might not always get you to the top of the queue so that …

5 Things You Should Have In Your ATS Messaging to Avoid Looking Like an ***

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Culture, Employee Communications, Good HR, HR & Marketing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Talent Strategy

FOT Note: This post is sponsored by the good folks at CareerBuilder.com, who care so much about the world of recruiting and human resources that they’ve become an annual sponsor at FOT.  Here’s where it gets good: As part of the CareerBuilder sponsorship, FOT contributors get to write anything we want on a monthly basis, and CareerBuilder doesn’t get to review it.  We’re also …

Crapadappadoo! What Sourcing Tool Did I Miss In 2014?

Kelly Dingee HR, HR Tech, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

It’s December and I’m taking stock… stock of my tools and gizmos to source.  I’m not the only one—float into any sourcing chat or group, and you’ll see people recommending those that they just can’t live without.  I typically don’t source tech.  I live for other challlenges—like locating a Chemstewards Manager or a Director of Regulatory Affairs. I’ve tried as …

The Resume Wasteland

John Whitaker Candidate Pool, John Whitaker, Recruiting, Resumes, Working With Recruiters

“Man looks in the abyss, there’s nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.”  Wall Street, 1987 “Candidate sends a resume into the abyss, there’s no response coming back to him. At that moment, candidate gets more frustrated. And that is what keeps candidates in the abyss.”  …

Liars Should Always Be Fired

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Coaching, College Recruiting, HR & Sports, Resumes

It happened again last week. A college coach, who was having great success, tried to move on to bigger and better things, only to have it discovered he had lied on his resume. The details don’t even matter. We’ve seen this movie many times before. Small school coach does great, beats big schools, big schools come calling with giant offers …