The Headhunters Are Coming … Are You Ready?

Josh Letourneau Joshua Letourneau, Retention, Working With Recruiters

The Assassins lay in wait.  The Ninjas hone their resolve.  The Samurai sharpen their swords in silence.  Yes, it is time — like the “White Walkers” on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, the Headhunters are coming. As the new dawn awakes from the cold winter of the recession, there is one thing Organizations can count on – the Headhunters are coming …

Recruiters! LinkedIn Hates You!

Tim Sackett Don't Feed the Vendors, Job Boards, Recruiting, Social Media, Tim Sackett, Working With Recruiters

I’m sure, like many of you Recruiters who use LinkedIn, you’ve probably been contacted in the last 12 months about one of their “Recruiter” Products. They have two: 1. For Corporate Recruiters – called “Recruiter”, what they call their “sourcing product”. This product gives corporate recruiters full access to see every single LinkedIn member’s information, regardless if you are connected …

TRUE: BountyJobs Says Average Contingency Recruiter Fee Paid Is 20%…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

There are a couple of topics that get the blood flowing for third party recruiters.  Talk about fees, and talk about BountyJobs. Fees you know about.  In case you aren't initiated related to what BountyJobs is, BountyJobs is a centralized marketplace where corporate recruiters/companies can go to post a job, include the fee they're willing to pay, then have 3-5 recruiting firms (who are registered …

7 Things Employers Should Tell Job Seekers About How to Get Considered…

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, Job Boards, Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Working With Recruiters

I’m having another Lorax moment. But this time it’s kind of jobseeker centric. I was at dinner with a friend from the recruiting industry and word on the street was that more and more employers in the DC Metro area are dropping job boards, particularly the icons like Monster and CareerBuilder in favor of social media. Hmmmm. And that gave …

Mythbusters: Executive Search Edition…

admin Audacious Ideas, Bob Corlett, Executive Search, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Dear Corporate HR Friends, You know that tough job opening that’s been on your books a while now? The one with the hard-to-find skills and a hard-to-please hiring manager?   Why haven’t you engaged an executive search firm yet?  (Was it the mind-boggling cost? No definitive timeline for results?  Uncertainty about getting any results?  Or perhaps your last experience just didn’t …

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 …