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My Insanity: The Job Board Resume Database

We use job boards at the retained search firm I work for—they’re necessary for broadcasting opportunities. I think that’s standard, whether you’re a corporate or agency search firm. Once or… Get the Rest

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Managing Your Recruiting Career, Is It Time For a Year of Yes?

Seems like everyone is due for a year of yes.  Shonda Rimes had one and she's ridiculously creative and successful.  Bethenny Frankel decided to come from A Place of

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Let’s Make The Applicant Tracking System Smarter Than A 5th Grader

Are you using your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)? Certainly for tracking candidates.  But do you aggressively mine it? It’s “the thing” almost every sourcing and recruiting speaker, blogger,

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Veteran? 10 Tips For Using LinkedIn In Your Job Search

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking to a new local Military Officer Association of America (MOAA) Business & Networking Group this past week.  My task? Give the attendees an inside view

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Hate Your Job? Think About What Makes You Happy.

I've been sourcing for a long time. Seventeen years, exclusively, on top of that when I was a generalist and full-life cycle recruiter.  I will say I source, not

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Whaddya Mean… You Don’t Love Your ATS?

I love my ATS. It's iCIMS. They should send me a t-shirt that says I "heart" iCIMS... just like those I "heart" NY shirts. I'd wear it. All

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Summertime… And The Demos Are Easy.

Summer is here.  Time to get my sourcing demos on... I tend to hoard these demos until summer, thinking work will be lighter then. It's not.  So I

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Girlfriend, Do You Know The Difference Between An Active And Passive Job Seeker?

I got this question when I humored a vendor with a "quick 5-minute chat" this week.  I love it when people do their due diligence before a call.

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Pack It In The Beach Bag! Social Media Recruitment by Andy Headworth

A little over a year ago, Andy Headworth of Sirona Consulting, asked me if I'd contribute a section to his newest recruiting book, Social Media Recruitment: How to

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Candidate Tip O’ The Week: Just say No Thank You….

Last summer, my oldest daughter worked in a daycare. Forty hours a week, sometimes split shifts, and a lot of times... the poop work. Literally. She had a great