3 Reasons You Should Be Video Interviewing

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Change, Driving Productivity, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Interviewing, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Trench HR, War for Talent, Webinar

A week from today, Kris Dunn and I will be dropping some knowledge on some of our HR peers on How To Use Video in Your HR Shop – It’s Free – It’s 60 minutes – you’ll probably waste at least that much time next week talking with Sandy at the water cooler about the new Bachelorette and how much …

No More Smelly Candidates With Video Interviewing! #WEBINAR

Tim Sackett Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Interviewing, Organizational Development, Profiles, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Social Media, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Television, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent, Web/Tech, Webinar

KD and I are back at it – we’re doing an upcoming webinar on Wednesday May 23rd at 1pm EST (click here to register).  We have a lot of fun with these – we get to check out some very cool stuff in HR – and we get to channel our inner Oprah at the same time!   For this recent …

Six seconds per resume? Better make it count.

Steve Boese HR, Recruiting, Resumes, Steve Boese, Trench HR

Recently the results from a survey sponsored by TheLadders  revealed that resumes are reviewed for six seconds by recruiters and talent professionals before they make the initial ‘fit or no fit’ decision on job candidates. The study used eye-tracking technology to determine what recruiters were looking at on the resume when making that initial screening decision, and the results were …

3 Myths About Recruiting on Facebook – Haters Love to Argue!

Tim Sackett College Recruiting, Innovation, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, War for Talent, Working With Recruiters

Five years ago I was invited to speak at a corporate event by a Fortune 500 company, by their HR Department, to speak to their employees about the advantages of joining LinkedIn as a “professional network”.   Do you remember those times?  When HR folks were actually encouraging their software developers, engineers, and professional level employees to join LinkedIn?! Today, HR/Talent …

WEBINAR: Give FOT 60 Minutes, We’ll Give You A Clue On How to Recruit On Facebook

Kris Dunn Business Development, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Communication, Culture, Driving Productivity, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Executive Search, Good HR, HR, HR Technology, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Job Boards, Job Market, Recruiting, References, Resumes, Sourcing, Trench HR, War for Talent

That’s right – we’ve got a FOT Webinar coming up on February 2nd.  We call it “Social Recruiting MacGyver Style! No Money, a Paperclip and Facebook – all a Real HR Pro Needs to Recruit.”  Cute.  Jaded.  We’d like to you register, but first let’s manage expectations related to what you’re going to get. If you’ve already advanced your recruiting …

Want Your Resume to Look Classy? Ditch the Mystery Online Degree…

Dawn Burke Candidate Pool, Dawn Hrdlica, Hiring Managers, Resumes

Throughout my career I’ve recruited and interviewed for many positions.  There are a few fundamental candidate traits I have always looked for and believed in: Good attitude (attitude trumps skill in a duel). Tenacity (proven ability to push through obstacles). Ability to continually improve (usually through education or volunteerism). So, why do I always pause when I receive resumes with …

Looking For a New Job? This Is Your Homework for Labor Day…

Kelly Dingee Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

This summer I’ve gotten a lot of “Kelly, will you look at my resume and tell me what it needs?”  That question for me is much like this book…it’s never just about your resume. Yes, I will look at your resume.  And I always preface “Yes I will” with, “put on your big person pants because I’m going to talk with …

Are Recruiters School Snobs?

RJ Morris College Recruiting, Recruiting, Resumes, RJ Morris

Growing up, my grandfather ended almost every conversation with his grandkids by saying, “Get good grades–go to college.” In the same way that other people said, “Goodbye,” he would say, “Get a degree.” To him, a college diploma meant an all-access pass to a wide world of career choices he could only dream about. He did not think it mattered …

Resume Roulette – Is Yours Ready for 2011?

Kelly Dingee Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Resumes

There have been lots of blog posts in 2010 about resumes. What recruiters like, what they don’t like. What should be on it, what shouldn’t  be.  Building a resume is the initial freak-out moment of a job search for almost everyone.  They have to document their career… succinctly and with the right words… to garner the attention of a future …

I Really Hate Skill Based Resumes…

Jason Pankow Jason Pankow, Resumes, Working With Recruiters

I was recently on a discussion panel for job seekers with my colleague,@HeatherMcGough.  A participant asked a question about resumes and like many recruiting types, Heather told the group that she does not like skill based resumes. And it got me thinking.  I see skill based resumes all the time.  I’ve never really given them a second thought.  I look …