The Great Recruiting “Snipe Hunt”…

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Before there were computers (gasp!), video games (not even Space Invaders), text messaging (people actually wrote letters), or cell phones (remember that avocado green wall phone with the loooong cord?), we had to get creative and make our own fun as children. I grew up “back in the day” on a family farm out in the middle of nowhere (Google …

6 Things To Think About Before You Ditch Corporate Life To Become A Recruiter….

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Since I made the transition from Corporate America into recruiting a few years ago, I’m frequently contacted by people who want to pick my brain because they’re interested in making a similar change. I’m happy to have these conversations, and do my best to provide honest feedback to consider in making their decision. Often, there are a number of things …

Meet Jennifer McClure – Covering Recruiting and Networking for Fistful of Talent…

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Jennifer McClure is a Vice President at Centennial, Inc., a Cincinnati-based recruitment and coaching firm, where she’s charged with strategic recruiting efforts, executive coaching and business development for the firm.    When she’s not looking up values on NotchUp, she’s rating human capital values by ranking the individuals on her speed dial, aka Seinfield… See Jennifer’s Rants and Riffs on …

The Lazy Recruiter’s Guide To LinkedIn

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Recently, Harry Joiner of MarketingHeadhunter.com created a bit of a dust up in the recruiting world with his take on forwarding an Introduction Request from another recruiter to one of his superstar candidates. (Read Harry’s post about the situation here, and check the latest results of Recruiting Animal’s poll on whether or not he did the right thing here.) The …

I’m Declaring Today a National “Hug It Out With HR Day”…

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Have you given the business equivalent of a hug to your HR professional today? If not (and my guess is that you haven’t EVER done that), then I’d like to suggest that you try it just once. C’mon. You can do it… O.K., maybe instead of actually hugging them, you could say “Thanks” every once in awhile and ensure that …

Add “Tweeting” To Your Recruiting Toolkit…

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Before Al Gore won an Oscar and a share of The Nobel Peace prize for the granddaddy of all Power Point presentations, he said he "created the Internet". For that alone, he must be praised. Without the Internet, recruiting would still be in the dark ages, and unfortunately, many of our human resources and recruiting comrades are likely still there …

The Price to Interview Me Via NotchUp Just Increased $1 With Your Clickthrough….

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There’s a new toy in town promising a solution to the looming talent shortage apocalypse! Recently launched NotchUp.com’s concept involves superstar candidates posting their profiles, setting a price that they would be willing to interview for new opportunities, and employers/recruiters lining up to pay money just to talk with them.  Clearly a sign of the end times, our celebrity obsessed …