7 reasons I Love Recruiting!

Tim Sackett College Recruiting, Good HR, HR, Love, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Working With Recruiters

Hi, my name is Tim Sackett, and I love recruiting.  Yes, it is considered an illness by many (Hi, SHRM ladies!).  Yes, I’m probably addicted.  So, for this Valentines Day, I wanted to give you guys all the reasons I love recruiting.  The business my mother taught me when I was a child, sitting on her bed watching TV on …

Get Over Yourself – How The Interview Should Tell Your Story

Kathy Rapp Communication, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Hit on this article about how companies should stop talking about their products and/or services and instead tell their customer’s stories. Brilliant – and also, fairly common sense. Translate this into interviewing. How lovely would it be if the person you were interviewing talked less about themselves and more about how their clients/customers viewed their experiences with them?! Tough to …

5 HR Safe Swear Words

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, Harassment, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Personal Brand, Policies, Pop Culture, Religion, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, Working With Recruiters

I tend to use swear words.  Not all the time – I’m not like some sailor walking around the office dropping ‘F-Bombs’ all the time, but in select instances I will use a word that I don’t allow my kids to use.  I’ve heard people say that those who use swear words are ignorant because they can’t come up with …

Recruit Me Like You Mean It!

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, College Recruiting, Executive Search, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Job Fairs, Job Market, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Sports, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR, War for Talent, Working With Recruiters

Have you guys ever seen a top level athlete in high school get recruited to play college sports?  I'm not talking about your best friend Mary's son, Billy, who hit .338 his senior at Northern High and is getting a partial scholarship to St. Mary's Western Community College.  I'm talking top 100 kids who have offers from USC, Notre Dame, …

1st Time Job Regrets

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Compensation/Cash Money, Generations, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Negotiation, Onboarding, Recruiting, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

how can i get back with my ex girlfriend One of the most read blog posts I've written in the last two years is: How To 'Really' Get An Entry Level Job.  It's pretty basic, straightforward advice on how I would go about finding an entry level job, if I was just coming out of college.  One piece of advice …

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 …

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 …

Dear LinkedIn: A LinkedIn Profile Make a Resume Doth Not. (Love, Jessica…)

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Job Boards, Working With Recruiters

Dear LinkedIn,I’ve been reading lately about your crazy growth. Holy batman! 115.8 million members. That’s nuts. Congrats. And your recent IPO also made me proud – very proud. I am a fan. I am a 100%-completed-profile member with 1500+ connections. And, in fact, I was member number 302,351, joining the site in the wee stages of your growth… well, wee …

Third-Party Recruiters are like Jack Kevorkian; They’re “Ethical” When They Kill You…

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Working With Recruiters

OK, there are a lot of third-party recruiters at FOT whom I respect tremendously.  I think using agencies is an essential component to every recruiting strategy.  I’m not a hater.  So I need some feedback, help, education or maybe a slap in the face.  I’ve never thought myself the smartest person in the room nor the dumbest.  But I’m starting …