You’ve Accepted Your Boss Is an Ass. Here’s How To “Begin” Quitting Over The Holidays.

Dawn Burke Career Advice, Dawn Burke 0 Comments

“Whose permission are you looking for? Go do your thing…Nothing is going to happen unless you do something . Quit that f**king bull***t job; you can always get another job.” –Gary Vaynerchuk– One of the videos that has inspired me over the last weeks is this short rant from Gary Vaynerchuk.  Watch the entire thing — it’s only 1 ½ …

3 Referral Mistakes You Need To Stop Making ASAP

Elizabeth Dickerson Elizabeth Dickerson, Referrals

Referrals can be a recruiter’s best friend—especially if it’s a good one that leads to a hire. We all want more candidates, but we don’t just want any candidate—we want the best ones for our clients. The candidates that fit the business, the culture, the values… the ones that seal the deals! So of course, when we are out networking, …

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 …

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 …

Why Your Social Recruiting Efforts Suck

Kris Dunn Bad HR, Candidate Pool, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Note from FOT: The best social recruiting efforts give gifts of time, knowledge, community and transparency into the organization you recruit for. Need a story to have it all make sense? Fine. Gather round the campfire kids, ’cause KD is about to hit the refresh button in your FOT browser—get ready for some science in the blast-from-the-past post below.  Cliff notes first: Because …

Sourcers: How Does Someone Who Needs You… Find You?

Kelly Dingee HR, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

It’s a valid question. Where I hang out—G+, Twitter, LinkedIn, others (i.e. HR Management)—often fear to lurk. And the ones that do, are typically pretty much just like me. But here’s the thing: my current employer never had anyone just like me sourcing for him before. The way my boss found me? Referrals. Actually speaking referrals. He asked me to …