Hey Rockstar Candidate – If You Want The Job, Ask For It!!!

timtolan Always Be Closing, Interviewing, Making Offers, Recruiting, Tim Tolan

I have a headache. I wish the following summary of the ROCKSTAR candidate(s) I have worked with in the recent past was NOT true. Unfortunately, it happens more often that not. Hello ROCKSTAR Candidate, I’m talking directly to you! You take the initial phone call regarding a new opportunity. Seems like a great move for you, your career and and …

Can You Hire Your Next Star Using Twitter and Blogs, But No Resume?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Media

In a word, NO.  Unless you have a kickin’ blog and twitterflow, your target candidate audience has the same, and you’re in the type of business that could pull it off (read – "creative"). Three voices talk out loud: First, the esteemed Seth Godin dreams the dream: "This is controversial, but here goes: I think if you’re remarkable, amazing or …

SHRM – Not Sexy, But I’d Settle for Interesting…

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Leadership

The SHRM National Convention is right around the corner with Lionel Richie performing on Tuesday night… I’ve let my SHRM membership lapse, and truthfully I’m not sure if there’s any reason to belong anymore. I mean, what do I get out of SHRM that I can’t get from my colleagues, folks on the web, or other free resources? No disrespect …

3 Ways to Determine If Living In Your Mom’s Basement is Sad or Temporary…

Jason Pankow Candidate Pool, Jason Pankow, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Working for a major corporation, it’s rare that I actually hire someone mainly on their potential as opposed to hard core experience in the industry.  I get a requisition and it’s made clear what kind of experience is needed: LOTS.  However, sometimes, we can be surprised by little Joe College Graduate with little experience in whatwe’re doing. As a part …

The Lazy Recruiter’s Guide To LinkedIn

Jennifer McClure Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Recently, Harry Joiner of MarketingHeadhunter.com created a bit of a dust up in the recruiting world with his take on forwarding an Introduction Request from another recruiter to one of his superstar candidates. (Read Harry’s post about the situation here, and check the latest results of Recruiting Animal’s poll on whether or not he did the right thing here.) The …

Meet Paul Hebert – Covering Performance Motivation for Fistful of Talent…

Paul Hebert Paul Hebert

Paul Hebert is the brain behind Incentive Intelligence and a recognized authority on incentives and performance motivation. See Paul’s Rants and Riffs on Fistful of Talent by clicking here… ___________________________________________________________________________________ 10.5 QUESTIONS WITH PAUL HEBERT 1.  The elevator just closed and you’ve got 30 seconds to pitch the random reader on who you are and why they should read your …

Lil’ Kim (the Recruiter) found me on Linked In…

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, HR Technology, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Working With Recruiters

Throughout my professional career, it goes without fail that before long weekends and vacations, I will have a “what?!?!” moment.  During my HR years, I observed my employers be served, I had nasty terminations to carry out when I was 8 months pregnant, or there’d be some ridiculously complicated insurance issue that would have to be resolved at 4:59 p.m.  …