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

Kelly Dingee Career Paths, Change, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

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 Yes a few years back. I decided at the beginning of 2016 that it was time for me to have a year of yes.  Why? Let me backtrack for you.  2 1/2 …

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

Kelly Dingee HR Tech, Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

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, and pontificator—including myself—tells you to do these days. And we recommend you do it first, or at least in tandem, with external searches. And we know you do search your ATS. And …

Veteran? 10 Tips For Using LinkedIn In Your Job Search

Kelly Dingee Sourcing, Uncategorized

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 of how to use LinkedIn for their job search. And also give them an idea into how a sourcer/recruiter thinks so not only can the attendees as job seekers be found, but they …

Hate Your Job? Think About What Makes You Happy.

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized, Work Life Balance

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 stalk. I could stalk, but that’s creepy. Honestly, right now is my favorite time to source; it’s important to me personally to enjoy where I work and the clients I source for.  My …

Whaddya Mean… You Don’t Love Your ATS?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

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 the time. And I’ve got a conference gig coming up so (hint, hint) now’s a good time to send it. Seriously big fan… a couple of years ago I stalked their booth at …

Summertime… And The Demos Are Easy.

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

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 plan a couple of hours each week to check out new tools for the team. Up first? Crystal. It’s a slightly freaky email tool that can assess your target by their online activity, guiding …

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

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

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.  It’s just a reminder to me to make sure I always know who I’m talking to before that “quick 5-minute chat.”  I mean… you’ve got me on the phone… which is darn …

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

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Uncategorized

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 Successfully Integrate Social Media into Recruitment Strategy. I’ve “known” Andy for going on 7 years, he was one of my first Tweeps across the pond and someone I found to be excellent …

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

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Personal Brand, References, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

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 time with the kiddos (except for that poop part!), learned a lot about holding down a real job, split shifts, commuting, taxes, office politics.  And she learned how to say “No …

Let Your Sourcer Be All They Can Be…

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Have you seen this tweet from one of my favorite people at FOT?             I love it. You’d think I’d be pissed—at least mildly irritated. This is one of those lines similar to some of the others I’ve seen in the digital world of Twitter, Facebook and blogs. A constant flow of neener-neener between recruiting …