The FOT Primer On How Candidates Can Win In Interviews

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Coaching, FOT Mail Bag, Influence, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kris Dunn

That’s right. Mostly HR people and recruiting pros read this, but I’m still doing a post on how to make sure your responses in interviews as a candidate don’t suck. After all, HR people and recruiters interview too.  At least that’s what I’ve heard. If someone sees you reading this, just tell them you’re putting together a professional development course …

How To Build Your Internal Recruiting Practice

John Whitaker Always Be Closing, John Whitaker, Metrics, Recruiting

External recruiters are a crutch. I need to be careful with this one, lest I misrepresent my point, but hear me out. What is “recruiting?” Visit different companies and you’ll find the definition (and philosophy) differs quite a bit. Having been a rather frequent jumper the last 6 years, I’ve experienced many of these differences first-hand, and depending upon where …

3 Ways To Avoid Hiring Nightmares

Kathy Rapp Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Career Paths, Communication, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Executive Search, Hiring Managers, HR, Interviewing, Job Seeker Advice, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Recruiting, Selection, Talent Strategy

I hate hiring for myself. The kissing multiple frogs aspect before finding my prince/princess is tough. Rarely am I talking to someone where there’s not something I like or appreciate about them. It frankly sucks to spend time with someone you genuinely like, only to have to say “you’re not the one.” I also hate hiring because I’ve set the …

Falling In love With Candidates!

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, HR, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

A weird thing happens in most Talent Acquisition shops around the world. There is a love/hate relationship with candidates, and let’s face it, that relationship tends to stay on the hate side too much! The thing with candidates is they are the solution to our problem and our problem all at the same time! Everything you hear at conferences and read …

Real Life Recruiting From The Trenches: What Keeps Us Up At Night

Dawn Burke Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Dawn Burke, Digital Interviewing, HR, HR Technology, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

You read a lot about talent acquisition (that’s what fancy people call recruiting) from consultants, agencies and analysts paid to attend conferences. Who don’t you hear from? Corporate Recruiters. Corporate recruiters, in the trenches everyday, knocking it out for companies everywhere. Not for commission (in some cases), but for the love of the company. For the love of connecting. For …

Showing Up: The Most Important Piece Of The Puzzle

Michael Carden Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Driving Productivity, FOT Reads, Giving Notice, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology

No one at that dinner had been sleeping properly for weeks, and it wasn’t just the impossible heat of an impossibly long Auckland summer. My phone was ringing on the table, face down, slowly vibrating its way towards my lap. As it breached the edge the lit screen suddenly caught my eye in the darkness of the bistro, broke through …

The 5 Biggest Mistakes (Almost) Every Recruiter Makes

Matt Charney Always Be Closing, Hiring Managers, HR, Matt Charney, Recruiting, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, The HR Profession

Recruiting is never easy, but for some reason, many talent acquisition professionals make it somehow much harder than it really needs to be. The fact that recruiters inherently work in silos and are largely forced to figure out the intricacies of talent sourcing and screening independently means that we tend to all make the same mistakes. For the most part, …

Recruiting: Your Little Brother Is All Grown-Up

John Whitaker Always Be Closing, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, John Whitaker, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing

Work in big corporations long enough and you start to recognize the caste system inherent in the professional community. R&D is indispensable, Manufacturing has to actually make the ideas come to life, and then somebody has to sell it, so Sales becomes critical as well. The “big 3” pillars in a company—discover it, make it, sell it. That leaves a lot of the “rest of …

What’s In The Top-Side Of Your Recruiting Funnel?

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, HR, HR & Marketing, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett

Marketing is changing talent acquisition forever. It wasn’t long ago that most Talent Acquisition leaders had a conceited belief that candidates wanted to come to work for their great organizations. All they had to do was develop and administer a process for those candidates to be processed, and that was great talent acquisition.  I could argue there are a ton …

Finding Social Ghosts In Today’s Recruiting World

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Driving Productivity, HR, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Tim Sackett

We’re led to believe that everyone has a social footprint. “Tim, even Grandmas are on Facebook now!” “LinkedIn has over 414 Million users!” “Facebook has over 2 Billion users!” “Snapchat has over 100 Million users and is the fastest growing social platform!” Basically, if you can’t find someone on social media, they’re a ghost! If you actually work in Talent …