Can the Gig Life Be the Safe Haven for the Overqualified?

Kelly Dingee Career Advice, Career Paths, Kelly Dingee, Learning, Networking, Referrals, Risks, Talent Management

I hate the word “overqualified.” It has this nasty connotation because if someone has a depth of work experience, they can’t fit into a role. They have too many years of experience, too much seniority or too high-level of a title to do the job, at least that’s the vibe I get when someone tells me a candidate is overqualified. …

The Most Important Part Of Recruiting Is… Wait For It… It’s…

Kelly Dingee Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, HR, Influence, Kelly Dingee

Not sourcing. Dear God, did I write that? I did. Sourcing is not the most important part of recruiting a candidate. It’s part of it, yes. But the most important part? No. I find people, sure. But what I’m finding these days is I find people and they think “Yeah, it’s probably time for me to make a move… ” …

Of Resolutions and Resumes…Share my Shame

Kelly Dingee Career Advice, Career Paths, Coaching, Driving Productivity

I have done something I tell others not to do, and I feel some HR shame about it.  I’ve avoided updating my resume. I mean really, why should I? I’ve got a great gig, and I am a solid performer.  Why bother? I’ve had it on my New Year’s resolution list since 2016, and I continue to mentally add it every year. And …

Talking Salary In 2018…What A Candidate Needs To Know

Kelly Dingee Compensation/Cash Money, Kelly Dingee

Now really could be the best time to look for a job.  Rumor has it, it’s a candidates’ market.  And, bonus, you could recognize a nice uptick in pay, particularly if you have not changed jobs in years.  And these days, more and more recruiters are not asking your salary history, but focusing on your experience and your salary expectations.  Because, well, …

3 Tips For Mastering a Quickfire Sourcing Challenge

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing

Have you ever taken on a role in your career, because it would “grow” you? Whenever I make that brilliant decision, I cycle up and down on the challenges and the wins.  I’ve done it several times in my career, and when on the other side, I’m always relieved I survived it and chose to do it.  It’s often rigorous. …

In 2018, Everything Old Is New Again…At Least As Far As Recruiting Is Concerned

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing

The recruiting world is a funny place.  We have to bend, all the time.  We scale up when supply is not in our favor, spreading our budgets thin and leveraging all resources.  The sense of urgency, of securing “that hire” yesterday, is incredible.  When supply is in our favor, we trim the budgets, and maximize time to fill.  When one …

Diversity Sourcing: We Are In A Time Of Sourcing For SHE

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee

Years ago, when I was in college recruiting, the company I worked for hosted a massive college event….courting the best and brightest to join our small telecom company in Germantown, Maryland.  Our company was young, energetic, we had bagel and donut Mondays and Thirsty Thursdays.  Community was key and we championed work/life balance before it was a major space on …

To Certify Or Not To Certify….That Is The Question For HR Today

Kelly Dingee HR, Kelly Dingee, SHRM

For years I’ve worked on the HR fringe as a sourcer.  And I say the fringe, because sourcing is truly a subset of recruiting which is a subset of HR. I didn’t start my career with the intent of being a sourcer, I actually started focused on being an HR generalist, intent on eventually being an HR Business Partner.  Fresh …

Where Do You Want to Find Job Seekers?

Kelly Dingee Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Networking, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Recruiters and sourcers are panicked about the changes on LinkedIn.  It started with limiting free access to candidates and now there are rumors of recruiters ending up in LinkedIn jail for using Google Chrome extensions to ferret out contact information. The site, smartly in many ways, continues to find alternatives for monetization, and typically that monetization is seen as a …