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

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 …

More Candidates are Rejected than Hired.

Ben Martinez Communication, Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Resumes, Selection, Talent Strategy

Many of us only hear about the interviews, offers and hires when it comes to recruiting, but more candidates are rejected than offered. For every 1 hire, 46 people were reviewed, 12 were phone/video screened, 3-5 were interviewed, and in the end, one person is ultimately hired (stats from an actual CFO role I worked on). What’s the only action …

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To Tell or Not To Tell…I Spy a TYPO in Your Resume.

Kelly Dingee Coaching, Communication, Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Profiles, Recruiting, Resumes, Selection, Social Media and Talent, Social Network Analysis, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition

Oh, that is a question. Tell the candidate? Don’t tell the candidate? I mean really, attention to detail is key in most jobs. Especially anything at the executive level, and certainly anything administrative. And good grief, if it’s accounting or finance, typos are verboten. But where is there slack? Do you excuse typos in a LinkedIn profile? Maybe not. Especially …

The Five Most Important Things To Do To Show The World You’re Freaking Awesome at What You Do.

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Career Advice, Coaching, Communication, Job Seeker Advice, Kris Dunn, Networking, Personal Brand, Profiles, Social Media

Professional awesomeness. You’ve got it. The world needs to know about it. I’ve mentioned in the past that you need a plan if you want real career traction. Some of my rants have focused on the reality that you have to be willing to tell the world about everything you’ve accomplished. If you don’t do it, no one else will. Now here’s …

Hi, My Name Is…Low-Hanging Fruit

Kelly Dingee Candidate Pool, Communication, HR, HR Vendors, Kelly Dingee, Networking, Profiles, Recruiting, Referrals, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, Working With Recruiters

Yep – that’s me! The low-hanging fruit on the LinkedIn tree. What’s it like being low-hanging fruit and working in Talent Acquisition? Well, you’re popular with a variety of people. And come to find out, a lot of people don’t read your LinkedIn profile. Or if they do, they don’t pick up what you’re putting down. No clue as to …

What Makes a Great Leader? The Very Same Things That Make a Great Person.

John Hollon Business Development, Coaching, Communication, Culture, HR, John Hollon, Leadership, Learning and Development, Managing People, Talent Management

Here’s one of the many things I’ve learned from leading and managing people: Great leadership wisdom is really hard to find. For all of the many leadership books that have been written — and there are more than 60,000 listed on Amazon — the really great V-8 moments, the “Blinding Flashes of the Obvious” where a truly great leadership or …

LinkedIn is Democratizing Engagement – Do You Have a Playbook for That?

Holland Dombeck McCue ATS, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Holland Dombeck, in the news, Networking, Policies, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking

If you’re one of the many LinkedIn users who noticed an uptick in your post engagement over the last month, you’ll be happy to know that democracy is alive and well in America (and everywhere else you can access LinkedIn). In a recent blog post, the social networking and recruiting/marketing/now learning giant shared that they recently made updates to their …

You Have Been Spammed

Mark Fogel Communication, Don't Feed the Vendors, Email, HR Vendors, Mark Fogel, Networking, Profiles, Social Media, Social Networking, You Want Me To Pay For What!?

OK, maybe I deserved the last LinkedIn spam I got hit with this past week. Well to be transparent, I received a connection request with 40+ common connections and in my haste just clicked “Accept” on the screen. What a mistake. I have spent two days chastising this individual for his brazen actions. Here is a quick soundbite of this …

Your Mass InMail Messaging Sucks – Here’s How to Make it Better

Kate Weimer candidate experience, Kate Weimer

I received a tragic InMail on LinkedIn the other day. Yes, TRAGIC. Here’s a (slightly edited to protect the identity of the culprit) look at this sad, sad message: Searching for a job role in the city for a leading company. We are looking for someone who has done relevant work. If you do not have all of this experience, they …

Here’s The One Big Takeaway From LinkedIn’s Most Popular Job Posts

John Hollon Employment Branding and Culture, John Hollon

Here’s the one big thing I learned from LinkedIn’s latest list of their most popular (they call it most viewed) job posts: When it comes to job seekers, it’s all about the brand. You should remember this when you hear somebody pooh-pooh the notion that a company’s brand really isn’t all that important to job candidates. They’ll tell you that …