LINKEDIN RANT: The Folly of Accepting 90% of the Connection Requests I Get

Kris Dunn Communication, Job Boards, Job Market, job postings, Passive Candidates, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 2 Comments

It’s fair to say LinkedIn has changed everyone’s life in recruiting. But not always for the better. LinkedIn is the golden child of candidate databases, now claiming to have 575 million unique profiles (260 monthly actives) residing within its servers.  It’s the database of choice for recruiters, and while the service represents the biggest database of active and passive candidates …

Today’s Job Listings: They’re Silly, Pretentious, and Have Gone off the Deep End

John Hollon Candidate Pool, Compensation/Cash Money, Employment Branding and Culture, Job Boards, John Hollon, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition

I’ve seen a LOT of job listings over the last few years, so I shouldn’t be surprised at any of the preposterous skill requirements that some hiring managers seem to be looking for. But then I saw this one. I could hardly believe what was listed as the No. 1 required skill for a position as Advisor to the President …

Google for Jobs Is Incredible, but Your Jobs Aren’t on It!

Dawn Burke ATS, Dawn Burke, Google for Jobs, HR, Job Boards, job postings, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

Remember that time someone threw an incredible party. A party people talked about for months. It was THE event that included people you knew, people you wanted to know, and that one special person you had a crush on for years. Of course you remember that party. Why? Because you weren’t invited. Later you find out you actually were invited, …

Micro-Internships: A Gig Economy Way to Find Great Young Talent.

John Hollon College Recruiting, Generations, HR, Internships, Job Boards, John Hollon, Learning and Development, Networking, Online Applications, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy, Training and Development, Workplace Flexibilty

Count me as a big fan of college internships. I’ve told this story before, but I trace my long career as a journalist and media executive back to my college internship on the Metro Desk of the Los Angeles Times. I got class credit instead of pay, but that wasn’t the point. I wanted a chance to write something that …

How To Optimize Your Job Postings for Inclusion on Google’s New Job Search Function

Patrick Ward Job Boards, job postings, Patrick Ward

The search engine giant Google recently announced and debuted their foray into the job posting/aggregation space. Google for Jobs is a new platform for job seekers and employers utilizing Google’s existing search features in combination with feeds pulled from company’s career sites and third-party sites like LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, and Glassdoor. Free to use and with a fairly automated process, now is the …

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How To Optimize Your Spend On Indeed To Attract Quality Applicants

Patrick Ward Job Boards, Patrick Ward

I talk a lot about Indeed, but with good reason. With almost 60% of all careers-related traffic online passing through Indeed, it’s important for employers to turn their focus there and consider spending money on sponsored jobs if it’s in the recruiting budget. In my role at Kinetix, I not only manage our own spend, I also manage campaigns for many of …

A Sourcer Weighs In On The Monster Madness

Kelly Dingee Job Boards, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing

Ah Monster.  The vendor with whom everyone has had a love/hate relationship.  Have we been inundated with assessments on its acquisition? I think yes.  This one is my favorite. I appreciate all the assessments of the industry, but let me offer you the user point of view.  Eons ago…circa 1999….I posted my resume on Monster.  I had been in the …

VIDEO: SmashUps with Kris Dunn: Bots, Feedback, & Monster Sale to Randstad

Tim Sackett Job Boards, Kris Dunn, Recruiting, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

Welcome to our newest video series, Smashups, brought to you by the recruitment marketing pros at Smashfly! Each month, our host, Tim Sackett, will chat with a featured guest on ways you can better attract candidates and actually convert them into job applicants. This month on Smashups, Tim talks to Kris Dunn, CHRO at Kinetix and founder of FOT, about bots, feedback and the Monster …

3 Criteria You’re Missing from Your IT Job Postings

Tim Sackett Job Boards, job postings, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Tim Sackett, Udacity, Uncategorized

Crafting a good job posting is at the core of a successful recruitment process. Still, most organizations virtually ignore it when it comes to understanding the reasoning of why their process is failing.  The normal mode of operation in crafting your job posting goes something like this: Ask hiring manager to send you something about what the job they are …

My Insanity: The Job Board Resume Database

Kelly Dingee Job Boards, Kelly Dingee, Resumes, Sourcing, Uncategorized

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 twice a year, one of the job boards we use will invite us to demo their fee-based resume database. And my team will humor our Director of Operations and give …