Your Mass InMail Messaging Sucks – Here’s How to Make it Better

Kate Weimer candidate experience, Kate Weimer

I received a tragic InMail on LinkedIn the other day. Yes, TRAGIC. Here’s a (slightly edited to protect the identity of the culprit) look at this sad, sad message: Searching for a job role in the city for a leading company. We are looking for someone who has done relevant work. If you do not have all of this experience, they …

Here’s The One Big Takeaway From LinkedIn’s Most Popular Job Posts

John Hollon Employment Branding and Culture, John Hollon

Here’s the one big thing I learned from LinkedIn’s latest list of their most popular (they call it most viewed) job posts: When it comes to job seekers, it’s all about the brand. You should remember this when you hear somebody pooh-pooh the notion that a company’s brand really isn’t all that important to job candidates. They’ll tell you that …

Where Do You Want to Find Job Seekers?

Kelly Dingee Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Networking, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Recruiters and sourcers are panicked about the changes on LinkedIn.  It started with limiting free access to candidates and now there are rumors of recruiters ending up in LinkedIn jail for using Google Chrome extensions to ferret out contact information. The site, smartly in many ways, continues to find alternatives for monetization, and typically that monetization is seen as a …

Hi, My Name Is…Low-Hanging Fruit

Kelly Dingee Communication, Kelly Dingee, Networking

Yep – that’s me! The Low-Hanging Fruit on the LinkedIn tree. What’s it like being in Talent Acquisition and low-hanging fruit? Well, you’re popular with a variety of people. And come to find out, a lot of people don’t read your LinkedIn profile. Or if they do, they don’t pick up what you’re putting down. No clue as to what …

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Title Fight: A Showdown Between LinkedIn and Indeed

Patrick Ward job postings, Patrick Ward

LinkedIn v. Indeed. The ultimate showdown between the two most prolific resume and candidate search platforms on the web today. As a recruiter or talent acquisition leader, these two sites should be a large part of your strategy in looking to attract the best talent possible. Whether or not you have a large advertising budget dedicated to these sources is …

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Why LinkedIn and Indeed Can’t Agree on the Definition of a Passive Candidate

Patrick Ward Passive Candidates, Patrick Ward

One of my core duties at Kinetix is to evaluate new sourcing and recruiting platforms and maintain relationships with current vendors in that space. Not a week goes by that I don’t receive an email or phone call from an intrepid account manager asking me to demo his or her solution that will change the way we find candidates! Recently, …

PODCAST: Curing The LinkedIn Disease feat. Steve Levy

Kate Weimer Podcast, Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Udacity

The LinkedIn Disease: a plague that is running rampant among new recruiters who are fresh on the job. Common symptoms include grabbing low hanging fruit from LinkedIn when sourcing and sending out 400 InMails, then getting excited when you receive single digit responses. What’s the cure? Going back to basics. On this episode of The New School Podcast, brought to …

See How Real IT Pros Respond to Actual Recruiter Emails

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized

One of the hottest debates amongst Recruiters in both corporate and agency is what email communication is the best to send to a candidate to get a positive response. When this topic was recently addressed in a Facebook group, recruiters lost their minds! As soon as someone posts an email that works for them, the group would tear them apart …

Spice It Up: Attract Better Candidates With Your LinkedIn Profile

Elizabeth Dickerson Employment Branding and Culture, HR & Marketing, Personal Brand, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Uncategorized

Do you like cheese dip? I like cheese dip. Actually, Liz loves cheese dip—specifically with jalapeños. Why? Because I don’t like boring, and neither do top-tier candidates who are looking to take their career up a few notches. They like it hot. By “hot” I mean candidates look for the following when they’re researching your company: Souped up social media accounts that are active daily …

The New First Rule of Recruiting

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Uncategorized

Be Kind. That’s it, that’s all. What’s kindness in recruiting? Be responsive.  With candidates, with the unknown.  Since I’ve changed jobs, I’ve acquired a few pen-pals.  Some of them are unknown, some of them I’ve encountered briefly in my professional career, and a few in my personal life.  It takes a minute to respond to an inmail or email.  And …